Don't Say Anything About My Mom is the penultimate episode of Survivor: Caramoan.


Day 34

Day 35

Day 35's Tree Mail was a Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE containing videos from the castaways' loved ones: Brenda Lowe's dad Raymond, Dawn Meehan's husband David, Sherri Biethman's husband Jared, John Cochran's mom Arlene, Eddie Fox' dad Edward, and Erik Reichenbach's brother Richard.

At the Reward Challenge, Brenda's dad Raymond scored the last point to take the win. Host Jeff Probst called Brenda over and gave her the offer to select one other castaway to join them and Brenda selected Dawn. Jeff then pulled out a second HTC Evo 4G LTE that had a video announcing that not one, but two loved ones were on the island for the visit. Jeff then told Brenda that she could give up both her and Dawn's visit with their loved ones in exchange for the other four castaways to see their loved ones on the boat. Brenda called the decision a "no brainer" and gave up the reward.

While the four were enjoying their visit, Dawn was livid that she missed out on her loved ones' visit back at camp because of Brenda. When the castaways returned from the visit, Cochran was concerned that Brenda's gesture would protect her for the rest of the game and would even get her votes at the Final Tribal Council.

Day 36

At the Immunity Challenge, the challenge came down to Brenda and Dawn. Dawn tried to cut a deal to end the challenge early since Eddie had not won and they would send him to the jury. However, Brenda did not agree to the deal and the challenge continued. Dawn would eventually outlast Brenda to take individual immunity. Back at camp, Cochran tried to sell Dawn and Sherri on sending Brenda home. Sherri readily agreed while Dawn was conflicted about what to do. When the vote came, Dawn followed through with Cochran's plan and blindsided a devastated Brenda by a vote of 3–2–1.


Challenge: Dizzy Gillespie
Each castaway must team with their loved one to unscrew three rails and place them on a target rack. They must then toss three bolas and attempt to land them onto the target. The first pair to land three bolas onto their target wins.
Reward: Picnic with two of their loved ones (one of which participated the challenge).
Winner: Brenda Lowe (originally shared with Dawn Meehan; gave up to Eddie Fox, Erik Reichenbach, John Cochran, and Sherri Biethman)

Challenge: I Hold On
The castaways will stand on a log, placed at the end of the platform with their arms behind them grabbing onto a handle. At certain times, Jeff will turn a crank, which uncoils the rope, which lowers the castaways and sends them closer to the water. When the castaways fall into the water, they're out of the challenge. Last person standing wins immunity.
Winner: Dawn Meehan

Tribal Council

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Brenda (3 votes)
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Cochran, Dawn, Sherri
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Eddie (2 votes)
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Brenda, Erik
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Erik (1 vote)
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Brenda Lowe

Voting Confessionals

Sherri was shown writing Brenda's name on the parchment. Brenda was shown writing Eddie's name on the parchment.

Final Words

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(crying) I'm just crying because I'm in shock. I think the reason it hurts so much is that I was hesitant to lie to people, I was so true to Dawn. Oh my God, it just hurts so much right now what I'm feeling.

Still in the Running

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Behind the Scenes

Life at Ponderosa

Brenda Lowe arrives with a warm welcome and the jury comforts her as she is still distraught over her blindside by Dawn Meehan, John Cochran, and Sherri Biethman. The jury then gives her a brownie and learns that Brenda lost 10 lbs. over the course of the season. They then talk about the game, the good things, and also trash people, especially Dawn. Phillip Sheppard says that he does not respect Dawn's game and says that she has no heart. Brenda is then accepting of her blindside and tells herself that it is "the game".


  • This episode marks the first time in Survivor history where two loved ones came for the Loved Ones Challenge rather than just one.
  • After Brenda Lowe and her father the Reward Challenge and chose Dawn Meehan and her loved one to go with them on reward, host Jeff Probst gave Brenda an additional choice of inviting a third pair to go on the reward with her and Dawn or to give up both her and Dawn's reward and allow the other four to enjoy it instead. After a commercial break, however, this offer seemingly changed to Brenda merely being given the option to keep her and Dawn's reward or let the other four enjoy it instead, without the option of inviting a third person to go with them.
  • Probst also erroneously stated that Dawn won her first individual immunity win in her Survivor career. She won the Immunity Challenge in "Double Agent".
  • The name of the Reward Challenge, Dizzy Gillespie, references the American jazz artist of the same name.
  • The title of this episode was said by John Cochran when Jeff Probst commented his mother's progress during the Reward Challenge.


Survivor: Caramoan Episodes

"She Annoys Me Greatly" · "Honey Badger" · "There's Gonna Be Hell to Pay" · "Kill or Be Killed" · "Persona Non Grata" · "Operation Thunder Dome" · "Tubby Lunchbox" · "Blindside Time" · "Cut Off the Head of the Snake" · "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest" · "Come Over to the Dark Side" · "The Beginning of the End" · "Don't Say Anything About My Mom" · "Last Push" · "Reunion"

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