I think, really, if it happens again, then you can say for sure there's an alliance, but if it does, I'm more determined than ever to bust that plan up and still kill them all and win, you know. As far as Pagong, we are now four. They are now five. They do have a voting bloc on us whether we see it or not and they can pick us off one by one. My best strategy is to bond with the women and try to hold on to the women's vote as long as I can.
I do see the women versus men vote continuing on in Rattana. As far as my three votes, top-- they're all men. I see women go out, get the crab traps. The women fix the hut. We're carrying the weight of the team. Maybe that's unfair, but that's how I see it.
As far as the women becoming an alliance, there's a chance that the girls might want to have an alliance after there's a few more guys knocked off. If they do, I'll just lead on with them like, "Yeah, that's a good idea." But as far as the women forming an alliance and making one, no. It ain't gonna happen. I already got mine. I like mine.
Hunger pains struck hard on Colleen Haskell and Kelly, while Rudy and Sue squabbled over food rations. But not letting his tribe down, Richard returned with a net full of fish. However, Greg Buis felt threatened by him.
We're all hungry and we're low on energy, and there's still no one else providing any food except for Rich. And we're having to ration the rice.
I wish some of the other people would start conserving a little more... people that are being pigs. I'll only eat one bowl at a sitting. I'm planning on staying until the end, so I really want to have something for the last couple of days.
As far as who voted for me at the Tribal Council last night... and I'm not certain who it is. I'm thinking it was probably Greg who felt threatened by me. But it could have been any of them. I've only been with them a day or two and I'd not brought in any fish. Today, on the other hand I brought in a huge catch. Three rays... They just lapped that up.
I could eat rice for 17 more days. I could eat rice the whole time, but they're loving the fish and it seems to make people feel great, and I squeeze every ounce of credit out of it that I can. (laughs)
It's not like that. I mean, honestly, if there was a girl here who I got along with really, really well, it would be the same thing that way. I feel like I have a friend and I have somebody who's my equal that I can actually have a conversation with.
This is the game. You bring this little kitty along. You have your little kitten, and you pet your kitten and you enjoy this kitten and the kitten sleeps with you every night and then, you're hungry, man. You look right in the kitten's eye and snap its neck. It's nothing personal. You're hungry. The kitten has to give its life for the next level.
Greg and Richard bonded over a talk along the shoreline, with Greg secretly trying to win Richard over, but Richard saw straight through him. That night, Greg again tried to charm Richard up to break the Tagi Alliance, but it seemed that Richard wouldn't budge.
He's certainly interacted with me in an incredibly interesting way that suggests to me that he's trying something that I'm very, very wary of and that's great.
He's manipulative. He's trying to win me over in some way. He's just not going about it in bright enough a way for me. I would like to spend more time with him and get to know him, but... I would also rather have the million dollars than to have somebody like him around to worry about.
Later, Jeff Probst made a surprise visit to Rattana camp by bringing a crate holding a television and a VCR, where Jeff revealed sneak peeks of their videos from home. Sadly, Jeff announced that Jenna's video of her two daughters did not make it on time, causing Jenna to break down. Jeff consoled Jenna by announcing that the second part of the challenge win is that the winner will have a chance to send his/her own video to their loved ones back home.
At the challenge proper, Greg's mark was never beaten by anyone, thus making him the winner of the challenge and giving him the right to watch his video of his sister, Julie.
If it's going to be funny, which I figured it would, I thought other people might get a kick out of it. At least she could provide entertainment for other people.
I definitely see Greg differently now after seeing his video and attaching a lit bit of a family with him. At least we know he's not the only screwball in his family. Maybe it's a genetic trait over there.
Meanwhile, still fuming about not having her tape, Jenna directed her anger by hitting target after target (since the challenge props were left at camp for entertainment purposes) as she beats herself up over the incident. Unwittingly, her hits eventually beat Greg's challenge-winning mark.
(weeping) I can't imagine anybody missing their kids more than I do every night. Miss my beauties. Miss Sadie and Sabrina. I can't imagine my mom not getting the tape out. It would've done wonders to see that my kids are okay. To hear their voices. To hear, "I love you, Mommy." (looks away from the camera crying)
Upon waking up, the tribe noticed Jenna having a better mood than yesterday. Gervase Peterson deemed Jenna as a threat being a fellow single parent, while Jenna and everyone complained about Gervase's lack of work ethic. Knowing that he was on the chopping block due to his laziness, Gervase rallied to win the next Immunity Challenge.
Yesterday was cool. We had that Reward Challenge with the bow and arrow and the reward was, the, uh... videotapes from home, and for me, that was way better than food.
Now, seeing those videos of everybody's family, it's, like, even if you didn't like somebody before, you see that somebody cares and loves this person, so it makes it harder for me to boot somebody off now.
Jenna is a threat to me because she has kids and I have kids, so we're, like, single parents, and if people feel for single parents and she's tugging on people's emotions right there and that can sway somebody not to vote for Jenna, and that's a threat for me.
My work philosophy is this: Rich is, like, the resident fisherman; Rudy's the cook; Sean is hauling in wood every day-- you know, it seems like everybody has a role here-- and I'm just sitting back relaxing.
Gervase is honest. He's not playing anybody else's game. I've said over and over that he was an example for people thrown out of their element to really succeed and have a great time, which Gervase has.
How have I survived this long? I always said when I came here, I was going to be the entertainer. I'm not trying to do anything shifty or shady; I'm just being me and people like me because that's who I am.
Back at camp, paranoia sat in everyone's minds, especially the ex-Pagongs who were clearly in danger because of their lack of numbers. With this, they discussed about their future voting plans.
I knew coming here that we'd have to vote people off. What I didn't bank on was the feelings that you'd have towards these people. I feel like I feel every Tribal Council only it gets worse every time. I feel like a backstabber. I feel like a liar.
The voting now should get very interesting. If people are fear- and self-preservation motivated, they'll band together. They'll form alliances. They'll start beating people out. Fear-motivated self-preservation is the worst game I can imagine.
At Tribal Council, Jeff reminded the castaways that everyone voted out from now on would become a member of the jury. The seven-person jury would decide which of the Final Two tribe members should win the million dollars. Jeff asked both Sue and Kelly if there was an alliance. They both dodged the question and said that they simply voted out people they didn't like. Gervase, Colleen, and Greg cast their votes for Jenna, but the rest of the tribe had a different target in mind: Greg. By a 6-3 vote, Greg got the boot. He pretended to sob as he brought his torch to Jeff, cracking up the tribe for one final time (with Rudy thinking he was actually crying for a moment). Greg was the eighth person voted out of Survivor: Borneo and the first member of the jury.
Challenge:Survivor Archery The castaways will compete in an archery competition. The player with an arrow closest to the bull's eye wins reward. Reward: A video from home and the chance to send a video home to them. Winner:Greg Buis
Challenge:End of the Line Castaways will be clipped to a group of ropes by carabiners, then they must sprint along a jungle trail and find a series of checkpoints. Along the way, they may find a rope leading them to a dead end, and if this happens, they must backtrack to their last checkpoint to start over. Castaways must cling on to the carabiner at all times. The first person to reach the end of the trail would win immunity. Winner:Gervase Peterson
Tribal Council 8: Rattana
Greg (6 votes)
Jenna, Kelly, Richard, Rudy, Sean, Susan
Jenna (3 votes)
Colleen, Gervase, Greg
VOTED OUT: Greg Buis
Jenna did not have a confessional. Colleen is shown writing down Jenna's name. Kelly, Rudy, and Susan's confessionals are only available on DVD.
(voting for Jenna) My vote is for Jenna. I think she's really missing her kids now. She didn't get the videotape. There's not a letter for her, so, you know, I think it's really hurting her, so this is her ticket.
(voting for Greg) Keeping with my strategy of alphabetical order, I'm voting for Greg tonight because it would have been Gervase's turn, but he won Immunity, so I had to skip him. Next person in order is Greg. I don't think this vote is going to mean very much.
A twist of fate that maybe some didn't expect and some... well... some did. An excellent game, well manufactured. I harbor no resentment for any of you who voted for me, against me or otherwise. I feel like it's probably a pretty darn good time. Thanks, guys.
During this episode's introduction, it's shown a quick scene of a final four of Gervase, Colleen, Sean, and Rudy. This is believed to be a fake spoiler left by production to draw the attention of the audience to the endgame.
Greg Buis became the very first contestant in Survivor history to be a member of the jury.