This Is Where We Build Trust is the tenth episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur.


Day 24

Day 25

Day 26


Challenge: Dirty Water Dog
The tribe will divide into two teams. A member from each team will dive into the water and swim to a platform. They will then climb up the platform and jump off it, while grabbing a key. Once they are back in the water, they will collect puzzle pieces and swim them back to their team's platform. Then the next person goes. Once each team has collected all their keys and puzzle pieces, they will use them to build a puzzle statue. The first team to get it right wins.
Reward: Delivering baseball gear to kids and baseball snacks
Winner: Yellow Team (Alec Christy, Jaclyn Schultz, Jon Misch, and Reed Kelly) (Reed Kelly gave up his reward to Missy Payne; exiled Wes Nale)

Challenge: Uncomfortably Numb
Each person will balance their feet on a very narrow perch while holding a handle above their head. If at any point, they let go of the handle or a foot comes off the perch, they are out of the challenge. The last person left standing wins immunity
Additional Stipulation: While the challenge is in progress, Jeff Probst would also tempt castaways to forfeit the challenge in exchange for food.
Winner: Reed Kelly

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 9:
S29 jon t
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S29 alec tS29 keith tS29 reed tS29 wes t
Alec, Keith, Reed, Wes
(votes not counted)
S29 keith t
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S29 baylor tS29 missy tS29 natalie t
Baylor, Missy, Natalie
(votes not counted)
S29 wes t
Wes (2 votes)
S29 jaclyn tS29 jon t
Jaclyn, Jon
S29 wes bw
Wes Nale

Voting Confessionals

Voting confessionals were not shown in this episode.

Final Words

S29 wes bw

I hope my dad goes far. I hope he gets to the Final 3 and I hope he wins a million bucks. This is the experience of a lifetime and I'm glad I got to experience with him. Those wings were definitely not a million dollars. I do regret that decision on stepping off but, you know, you gotta wing it sometimes and take risks and you gotta risk it to get the biscuit.

Still in the Running

S29 nadiya bw
S29 val bw
S29 john bw
S29 drew bw
S29 kelley bw
S29 dale bw
S29 julie bw
S29 josh bw
S29 jeremy bw
S29 wes bw
S29 alec t
S29 baylor t
S29 jaclyn t
S29 jon t
S29 keith t
S29 missy t
S29 natalie t
S29 reed t


Behind the Scenes


  • This was the first time since "Not the Only Actor on This Island" that a plurality vote was negated by an idol.
  • This was the first time since "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest" that the majority of the votes were negated by idols.
  • This is the first time two idols were used successfully at the same Tribal Council.
    • This is the second time that two idols successfully negated two castaways' votes at the same Tribal Council since "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (the first one having only one successful use as the other idol negated minority votes).
  • This is the second time a player stepped down from a challenge for chicken wings and beer and was subsequently voted out. The first was in "Go Out with a Bang" with Jay Byars.
  • This is the first time that more than one idol was used in Tribal Council by castaways in different alliances.
  • After this episode, Alec Christy is the last male left from Coyopa.
  • Baylor was the only member of the Blue Team during the Reward Challenge who was not a member of Hunahpu at any point pre-merge.

Episode Title

  • The title of the episode was said by Jon when Alec agreed to vote with his alliance.


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