Dire Strengths and Dead Weight is the second episode of Survivor: Cook Islands.

Story

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Challenges

Reward/Immunity Challenge: Tow The Line
Each tribe must remember a historical story of Captain James Cook. Tied together as a group, the tribe must make their way over and under logs and through a field of poles, gathering seven answer flags. Once they cross a two-line rope bridge over a pit of water, they must use the seven answer flags collected to solve five questions about the story. The first tribe to answer the five questions correctly wins Immunity and two large tarps as a Reward. The first three tribes to finish win Immunity. If a tribe misses a part of the story, they can go back to the starting line, where a copy of the story was placed there.
Reward: The tribe in first place wins two tarps, while the two runners-up only win immunity.
Winners (according to finish): Puka Puka, Rarotonga (tied for first thus will share one tarp each), and Manihiki (Aitutaki exiled Yul Kwon)

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 2:
Aitutaki
Voted
Against
Voter
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Billy (4 votes)
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Cecilia, Cristina, J.P., Ozzy
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Ozzy (1 vote)
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Billy
VOTED OUT:
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Billy Garcia

Voting Confessionals

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Ozzy

(voting against Billy) Sorry, man. I know your health's the most important thing, and we're trying all to win this, and I know you understand.

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J.P.

(voting against Billy) If I can't trust you now, I won't be able to trust you later on in the game.

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Cristina

(voting against Billy) Billy, I'm sorry. I know you're feeling sick. I think you're best off being at home. Good luck with your future. Now, I'll see what I can do about Candice.

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Billy

(voting against Ozzy) The only reason why I'm voting for you is 'cause you are the best player in the Aitutaki tribe. This is just a respect thing, and also a crapshoot. Hopefully, somebody'll flip. Alright, brother. Good luck, brother. I think you're gonna win it all.

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Cecilia

(voting against Billy) I told you why I voted you. I hope you feel better.


Final Words

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Billy

I came into this wanting to live the dream of playing Survivor. I got to live that dream for six days and I think it is kinda cool that the heavy metal guy is getting eliminated by some guy named Ozzy. My biggest regret is that I didn't play the way I wish I would have. I didn't represent myself well in the beginning, but I'm not going to regret anything because I still got to live the dream. Too bad that there wasn't a heavy metal tribe, I think I would have fit in better then there.


Still in the Running

 Sekou
20th
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 Billy
19th
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 Adam
Rarotonga
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 Becky
Puka Puka
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 Brad
Puka Puka
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 Candice
Rarotonga
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 Cao Boi
Puka Puka
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 Cecilia
Aitutaki
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 Cristina
Aitutaki
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 J.P.
Aitutaki
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 Jenny
Puka Puka
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 Jessica
Rarotonga
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 Jonathan
Rarotonga
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 Nate
Manihiki
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 Ozzy
Aitutaki
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 Parvati
Rarotonga
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 Rebecca
Manihiki
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 Stephannie
Manihiki
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 Sundra
Manihiki
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 Yul
Puka Puka
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Trivia

  • This is the first time that two tribes tied for first place in a challenge with more than two tribes.
  • This is the only episode of the season that Ozzy Lusth receives a vote against him.
  • This episode aired on Parvati Shallow's 24th birthday.

References

Survivor: Cook Islands Episodes

"I Can Forgive Her but I Don't Have to Because She Screwed with My Chickens" · "Dire Strengths and Dead Weight" · "Flirting and Frustration" · "Ruling the Roost" · "Don't Cry Over Spilled Octopus" · "Plan Voodoo" · "A Closer Look" · "Why Aren't You Swimming?!" · "Mutiny" · "People That You Like Want to See You Suffer" · "Why Would You Trust Me?" · "You're a Rat..." · "Arranging a Hit" · "I Have the Advantage... for Once" · "This Tribe Will Self-Destruct in 5, 4, 3..." · "Reunion"

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