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The Finish Line Is in Sight is the tenth episode of Survivor: Ghost Island.

Story

Night 27

After the Lavita tribe returns from Tribal Council, Domenick Abbate thanks Laurel Johnson for warning him about Desiree Afuye's plans. Meanwhile, Kellyn Bechtold still wants to stay Naviti strong.

Day 28

Domenick and Wendell Holland agree with sticking with Laurel and Donathan Hurley, though Domenick contemplates on turning on Wendell at some point. Domenick goes out to look for a Hidden Immunity Idol and manages to find David Wright's fake idol from Millennials vs. Gen X, but learns that the idol is still a fake one, and that he must convince another player to use it in order for its power to be activated in Domenick's favor.

Day 29

After arriving at the Immunity Challenge, host Jeff Probst announces that two people will win immunity, and two people will be voted out at Tribal Council that night. The players are separated into two teams of five via random draw: the orange team features Domenick, Laurel, Kellyn, Wendell, and Michael Yerger, while the purple tribe features Donathan, Angela Perkins, Chelsea Townsend, Jenna Bowman, and Sebastian Noel.

The challenge is an endurance challenge that requires castaways to hold up a bar which keeps a ball in a basket above their head. If they relieve too much pressure, the ball will drop and they are out. The last person left standing from each team will win immunity, and one person from each team will be voted out. The single player that lasts the longest between both teams will earn their team the right to go to Tribal Council second. Chelsea manages to outlast Angela to win immunity on the purple team, while Domenick defeats Wendell to win immunity on the orange team. As Domenick lasted the longest, the orange team will attend Tribal Council second, knowing who the purple team will vote out in the first Tribal Council.

Back at camp, the orange team agrees to send Michael out. Michael asks Donathan if he would be willing to lend Michael his idol so that he can flash it to players on his team to scare them away from voting for him. After Donathan refuses to do so, reasoning that he would be playing it for himself, Michael then lies to Kellyn about having an idol, which scares her. Domenick, however, assures Kellyn that Michael does not have an idol. Kellyn tells Wendell that she is scared and asks him if he is willing to sacrifice Laurel in order to save one of the original Naviti from being voted out in case Michael has an idol. Wendell goes to Laurel and says that if Michael does have an idol, they might need to vote for Kellyn instead. 

On the purple team, Angela, Chelsea, and Sebastian know that they have the majority and decide to target Jenna. However, they come up with a ruse to reassure Jenna and tell her that they are voting Donathan out. Wanting to protect herself by convincing Donathan to not use his idol, Jenna tells Donathan that Sebastian told her that they are voting Jenna out. Wanting to protect her, Donathan tells Jenna that he will use his idol on her and asks her to vote Sebastian at Tribal Council so that they can send him home with the idol.

At the first Tribal Council, Donathan plays his idol for himself, but it negates only Jenna's vote against him as she is voted out 3-1-0, and becomes the fourth member of the jury.

During the second half of the Double Elimination, Kellyn votes for Laurel, and uses her Extra Vote advantage to place another vote on her, which results in a 2-2 tie between Laurel and Michael, with Kellyn and Wendell receiving the other two votes. In the ensuing revote, Domenick, Kellyn, and Wendell all vote for Michael, thus making him the fifth member of the jury.

Challenges

Immunity Challenge: Crocodile Rock
Divided into two teams of five, castaways must pull up on a bar, with which they must try to keep a ball wedged between a set of jaws. If they release the bar, the lower jaw will fall, causing their ball to fall out. Once their ball falls, they are out. The last person remaining from each team wins.
Additional Stipulation: The last person left standing allows their team to view the results of first team's Tribal Council and vote second.
Winners: Chelsea Townsend (Purple Team) and Domenick Abbate (Orange Team)

Tribal Council

Purple Team

Tribal Council 11:
Lavita – Purple Team
Voted
Against
Voter
S36 jenna t
Jenna (3 votes)
S36 angela tS36 chelsea tS36 sebastian t
Angela, Chelsea, Sebastian
S36 donathan t
Donathan
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S36 jenna t
Jenna
(vote not counted)
S36 sebastian t
Sebastian (1 vote)
S36 donathan t
Donathan
VOTED OUT:
S36 jenna bw
Jenna Bowman

Voting Confessionals

Jenna is shown writing Donathan's name down.

Final Words

Jenna's final words were not aired, but were made available online on the Survivor YouTube channel.[2]

S36 jenna bw
Jenna

I got blindsided. It felt like I trusted people too much today and I failed to see, you know, what was actually happening. I like to think that I kind of overcame by biggest fear to be more vulnerable and open to people. I've learned to kind of do new things and tackle them more with, like, a positive attitude, so the fact I made it this far, you know, I'm really proud of that.


Orange Team

Tribal Council 12:
Lavita – Orange Team
Voted
Against
Voter
(Kellyn used Extra Vote advantage)
S36 laurel t
Laurel (2 votes)
S36 kellyn tS36 kellyn t
Kellyn (x2)
S36 michael t
Michael (2 votes)
S36 domenick tS36 wendell t
Domenick, Wendell
S36 kellyn t
Kellyn (1 vote)
S36 laurel t
Laurel
S36 wendell t
Wendell (1 vote)
S36 michael t
Michael
TIE:
S36 laurel tS36 michael t
Laurel, Michael (2 votes each)

Revote
(Laurel and Michael ineligible to vote)
Voted
Against
Voter
S36 michael t
Michael (3 votes)
S36 domenick tS36 kellyn tS36 wendell t
Domenick, Kellyn, Wendell
S36 laurel t
Laurel (0 votes)
None
VOTED OUT:
S36 michael bw
Michael Yerger

Voting Confessionals

Laurel is shown writing Kellyn's name down.

Final Words

S36 michael bw
Michael

Even though I came up short, I can look back and really be proud of the game I played. I am the youngest guy out here and little did they know they fooled each time by an 18 year old. At 18 years old, I feel like my life is just beginning. I've watched this show for so long, and to have an experience like this is priceless.


Still in the Running

 Gonzalez
20th
S36 gonzalez bw
 Jacob
19th
S36 jacob bw
 Morgan
18th
S36 morgan bw
 Brendan
17th
S36 brendan bw
 Stephanie
16th
S36 stephanie bw
 James
15th
S36 james bw
 Bradley
14th
S36 bradley bw
 Chris
13th
S36 chris bw
 Libby
12th
S36 libby bw
 Desiree
11th
S36 desiree bw
 Jenna
10th
S36 jenna bw
 Michael
9th
S36 michael bw
 Angela
Lavita
S36 angela t
 Chelsea
Lavita
S36 chelsea t
 Domenick
Lavita
S36 domenick t
 Donathan
Lavita
S36 donathan t
 Kellyn
Lavita
S36 kellyn t
 Laurel
Lavita
S36 laurel t
 Sebastian
Lavita
S36 sebastian t
 Wendell
Lavita
S36 wendell t

Trivia

Life at Ponderosa

  • Jenna and Michael's Ponderosa[3]

Secret Scene

  • Where Does That Leave Me?[4]

Behind the Scenes

Other

Episode Title

  • The episode title was said by Domenick Abbate, referring to the fact that there were only 11 days left in the game. 

References

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