She Obviously Is Post-Op! is the second episode of Survivor: Gabon.


Day 7

Day 8

Day 9


Challenge: Kicking and Screaming
One member of each tribe would hang on to a post. Two members of the opposing tribe would attempt to remove the tribe member from the post and drag them across the sand to the finish line. The first tribe to get the member of the other tribe across the finish line would receive one point. The first tribe to score two points would win.
Reward: Blankets, a hammock, pillows, and a mat
Winner: Fang (exiled Sugar Kiper)

Challenge: Lake Launch
One at a time, six tribe members would slide down a water slide. They would then swim out to retrieve a numbered tile, then run up the hill they slid down to drop their number off. Once all six tiles were retrieved, the remaining castaway would use the tiles to solve a numeric puzzle. The answer to the puzzle is a combination to open a locked chest, which holds an axe. The first tribe to open their chest and use the axe to cut a rope that would raise their tribe's flag would win.
Winner: Fang

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 3:
S17 paloma t
Paloma (7 votes)
S17 ace tS17 bob tS17 charlie t
S17 corinne tS17 jacquie tS17 marcus tS17 sugar t
Ace, Bob, Charlie, Corinne, Jacquie, Marcus, Sugar
S17 ace t
Ace (2 votes)
S17 kelly tS17 paloma t
Kelly, Paloma
S17 paloma bw
Paloma Soto-Castillo

Voting Confessionals

Jacquie did not say anything when she voted.

(voting against Ace) I'm voting for you because you tried to get me in an alliance in the beginning, but I saw right through you. So you can take you and your little sidekick emotional mob face outta here.

Kelly Czarnecki

(voting against Paloma) I really like you, and I didn't want to do this, but I had to go with the majority. I'm very sorry. I think there will be great things in store for you.

Corinne Kaplan

(voting against Paloma) Palomita, I'm sorry, but it was just time to do this.

Marcus Lehman

(voting against Ace) This is pretty much self-explanatory.

Paloma Soto-Castillo

(voting against Paloma) Unfortunately, you know exactly why you are leaving, it is for the strength of the tribe. No ill will. Best of luck.

Ace Gordon

(voting against Paloma) Sorry, Paloma, but we need a strong tribe and you're the weakest link. Hope to see you afterward.

Bob Crowley

(voting against Paloma) I probably like you more than anyone else on our tribe, but if you're going to come out on Survivor without a physical bone in your body, you probably should have come up with a few more tricks.

Charlie Herschel

(voting against Paloma) Sorry dude, better you than me.

Sugar Kiper

Final Words

So I got voted off, umm, I'm the first person on my tribe to go. These past nine days in Gabon have been amazing, umm, definitely been an experience, something I've never ever done before. Good luck to the whole Kota tribe, I hope you guys do awesome, but definitely, let's put it this way: if Ace wins the million dollars I'll probably never watch Survivor again.

Paloma Soto-Castillo

Still in the Running

S17 michelle bw
S17 gillian bw
S17 paloma bw
S17 ace t
S17 bob t
S17 charlie t
S17 corinne t
S17 crystal t
S17 dan t
S17 gc t
S17 jacquie t
S17 kelly t
S17 ken t
S17 marcus t
S17 matty t
S17 randy t
S17 sugar t
S17 susie t


  • This episode contains the only two challenges Crystal Cox won throughout the season.
  • This episode marks the longest gap between a castaway winning immunity and using said immunity, as Marcus won immunity on Day 1 and didn't attend Tribal Council until Day 9.