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The Biggest Fraud in the Game is the ninth episode of Survivor: Tocantins.

Story

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Challenges

Challenge: Rock Block
The castaways would be divided into teams of three: black, red, and white. The teams would have a row of eight team-colored ceramic tiles on frames belonging to them. Playing in rounds, one member from each team would throw a metal ball at the other two team's tiles to try to break them. When all eight tiles of a team were broken, the team would be out of the challenge. The last team with an intact tile would win.
Reward: A whitewater rafting trip down the Rio Novo and a picnic of sandwiches, chicken wings, brownies, watermelon, and potato chips.
Winners: Black Team (Brendan Synnott, Debbie Beebe, and J.T. Thomas) (exiled Stephen Fishbach)

Challenge: Rope-a-Dope
The castaways would be attached to a rope which is thread through three of obstacles, for which the castaways would have to climb under, over, or around. The first three castaways to finish would move on to the next round. The next round's challenge would be the same, but with a single obstacle three levels high. The first castaway to complete the obstacle would win.
Winner: Tyson Apostol

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 7:
Forza
Voted
Against
Voter
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Brendan (4 votes)
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Coach, Debbie, Stephen, Taj
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Sierra (3 votes)
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Erinn, J.T., Tyson
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Coach (2 votes)
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Brendan, Sierra
VOTED OUT:
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Brendan Synnott

Voting Confessionals

Stephen's confessional and an edited version of Coach's confessional were shown in the episode, with Stephen's vote not visible during his confessional. J.T. and Brendan did not say anything when they voted.

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Debbie

(voting against Brendan) Brendan, you started playing the game again without us, and making alliances within the Jalapao members. Sorry.

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Coach

(voting against Brendan) You should never gone again without us. The ancient Samurai used to say that "if you wanted to defeat the army and win the war, you had to cut off the head of the dragon". You, my friend, are the dragon, and I am the dragon slayer. Goodnight sweet prince.

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Sierra

(voting against Coach) I didn't want to make this vote at all, actually.

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Tyson

(voting against Sierra) Hopefully Brendan goes out, but if not, this is plan B. So that's it.

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Taj

(voting against Brendan) Because I can't trust you.

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Erinn

(voting against Sierra) I will gladly write your name down a thousand more times.

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Stephen

(voting against Brendan) This is my wizard lightning shooting you back home; kapow!


Final Words

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Brendan

I knew at the merge that what would happen is that I'd become a big target. I didn't think it would happen quite that quickly, um, but it kinda feels good to be blindsided because I wanted to blindside someone too. That's all part of the game. The thing that Sierra probably needs most is in my pocket right now, the Hidden Immunity Idol. But it doesn't matter. She'd be the next regardless to go. It's just a matter of time.


Still in the Running

 Carolina
16th
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 Candace
15th
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 Jerry
14th
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 Sandy
13th
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 Spencer
12th
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 Sydney
11th
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 Joe
10th
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 Brendan
9th
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 Coach
Forza
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 Debbie
Forza
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 Erinn
Forza
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 J.T.
Forza
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 Sierra
Forza
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 Stephen
Forza
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 Taj
Forza
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 Tyson
Forza
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Trivia

Behind the Scenes

Life at Ponderosa

Other

  • This is the first episode in the show's history to cover more than three days, from Day 21 to Day 24.
  • This is the third episode where the person voted out would be eliminated in a plurality vote. The first two instances were "The Merger" and "For Cod's Sake".
  • This episode title comes from Brendan Synnott calling Coach Wade the biggest fraud in the game.

References

Survivor: Tocantins Episodes

"Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start" · "The Poison Apple Needs to Go" · "Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This" · "The Strongest Man Alive" · "You're Going to Want That Tooth" · "The First 15 Days" · "One of Those 'Coach Moments'" · "The Dragon Slayer" · "The Biggest Fraud in the Game" · "It's Funny When People Cry" · "They Both Went Bananas" · "The Ultimate Sacrifice" · "The Martyr Approach" · "I Trust You but I Trust Me More" · "Reunion"