Hell Hath Frozen Over is the eleventh episode of Survivor: Philippines.


Night 27

After Pete Yurkowski is eliminated, Abi-Maria Gomes is the last remaining loyal member of the Tandang Alliance, thus making her the next target of the majority alliance.

Day 28

Instead of a Reward Challenge, a Survivor Auction is held.

Day 29

Day 30

Abi-Maria wins immunity with her advantage from the Survivor Auction. This makes Jonathan Penner the next target due to him rejecting Lisa Whelchel's final four deal earlier, saying "It's too early to be making deals like that". At Tribal Council, Jonathan manages to get Abi-Maria and Carter Williams to vote against Denise Stapley, but his plan comes up one vote short of the majority and he is sent home.


Challenge: Survivor Auction

Challenge: Brains and Brawn
Castaways are attached to a rope, which is threaded to a hitching rail. The first five to complete this part move on Part 2. Part 2 consists of the castaways attached to another rope, while navigating through bamboo poles. The first two to complete this part move on to the final round. The final round consists of untying a series of rope gates, while navigating through a multi-level obstacle course. The first person to complete this will win immunity.
Added Stipulations: Before each part, the castaways are asked a trivia question about the Philippines. For each incorrect answer, 5% of their body weight is added per round.
For purchasing the Challenge Advantage during the auction, Abi-Maria Gomes is allowed to forgo the first two parts of the challenge, skipping directly to the finals.
Winner: Abi-Maria Gomes

Tribal Council

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Jonathan (4 votes)
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Denise, Lisa, Malcolm, Michael
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Denise (3 votes)
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Abi-Maria, Carter, Jonathan
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Jonathan Penner

Voting Confessionals

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(voting against Denise) I hope you go home tonight. Look who's judging you now.

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(voting against Denise) (yelling from the voting booth) Denise.

Final Words

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My strategy once again has failed. I'm very, very disappointed in myself for not doing better, but I guess that's the way Survivor crumbles. I've spent six years of my life with Survivor, I'm one of the lucky few that's played three times, and it's been fun and extremely painful.

Still in the Running

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Behind The Scenes

Life at Ponderosa

At Ponderosa, Jonathan Penner is welcomed by RC Saint-Amour, who gives him a bottle of beer as a welcoming gift. RC admits that she would have voted for him had he made it to Final Three. RC speaks about the lack of bonding between the jurors at Ponderosa, and Jonathan might be the one who can "spice it up". During his post-game weigh-in, Jonathan discovers that he lost 24 lbs (from 209.2 lbs. to 185.2 lbs.) after 30 days in the Philippines. Pete Yurkowski is delighted to have a drinking partner in Jonathan, since none of the other jurors drink alcohol.

The next day, RC continues to release her cooped up emotions at her former Tandang tribemates, Pete and Artis Silvester. RC states that with Dr. Tara's (the in-house psychologist) intervention, and Jonathan's past Survivor experiences, the tensions lessen. Later that day, RC plays boardgames with Artis and the rest of the jurors.


  • At the Immunity Challenge, host Jeff Probst asked a question before each round (the correct answers are italicized):
    • Question #1: How many islands does the Philippines have? (answer: Greater than 5,000 (more specifically, 7,641 islands)).
    • Question #2: The Philippines is the largest importer of which of the following? (choices: corn, rice, coffee, sugar).
    • Question #3: Which of the following animals is the most venomous in the Philippines? (choices: scorpion, king cobra, tarantula, tree frog). Abi-Maria Gomes, who won the Challenge Advantage at the Survivor Auction, must answer this question before competing in the final round. 
  • As Jonathan Penner walks up to the voting booth, he audibly shouts Denise Stapley's name. Also, Jonathan deliberately misspells Denise's name as "Denies".
  • After Jonathan's elimination, Carter Williams is the last remaining original Kalabaw member remaining, while Michael Skupin is the last remaining returning player in the game.
    • This marks the first time in the game that the original Matsing has had more members remaining than a rival starting tribe.


Survivor: Philippines Episodes

"Survivor Smacked Me in the Chops" · "Don't Be Blinded by the Headlights" · "This Isn't a 'We' Game" · "Create a Little Chaos" · "Got My Swag Back" · "Down and Dirty" · "Not the Only Actor on This Island" · "Dead Man Walking" · "Little Miss Perfect" · "Whiners Are Wieners" · "Hell Hath Frozen Over" · "Shot into Smithereens" · "Gouge My Eyes Out" · "Million Dollar Question" · "Reunion"

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