Thy Name Is Duplicity is the eighth episode of Survivor: Borneo.
|“||Today is, like, Day 22. We had a vote last night, which is always pretty beat. Always puts us in a pretty somber mood. But last night was a very strange vote.||”|
|“||Last night, it looks like there was a conspiracy, and maybe I'm being paranoid and I didn't want to believe it, but four people from Tagi voted for Gretchen, I think.||”|
|“||You know, the bloodbath has begun, you know. People have started taking it a different way, 'cause there's really no good reason other than strategy to vote Gretchen off.||”|
|“||I really don't know what happened last night. At first sight, it looks like they just picked Gretchen off.||”|
On the other hand, the Tagi Alliance did not have regrets about getting rid of Gretchen, since they saw her as a legitimate threat.
|“||It was my idea to get rid of Gretchen because I... I thought that she was going to be the next leader.||”|
|“||She had to go because she... is bright and, uh, is strong and she was a threat.||”|
|“||This is a game; don't take it personally. You know, if people came here to make, you know, bosom buddies and, you know, lifelong friends, they should've gone to summer camp.||”|
While fishing, Jenna Lewis invited Kelly Wiglesworth and Susan Hawk to an all-female alliance to get rid of the seemingly lazy males, though the two were non-committal, since they felt secure with their pact with Richard Hatch and Rudy Boesch.
|“||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.||”|
|“||The women seem to be getting along well because the women are all workers. Actually, I like Jenna better than I thought I would. I thought she would drive me wild and she doesn't, so...||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||Having nine people, it's, uh... everything gets smaller again. The rice pot got smaller, the sleeping quarters got smaller.||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||We have our fisherman; it's Rich. That's Rich's job.||”|
|“||Greg showing up, going out trying to spear a fish. They've got nothing. I'm not going to do any better than they will. And I think Rich is in a great position. We vote Rich off, we don't eat.||”|
|“||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)||”|
|“||Rich is playing a big game. I think Rich thinks he's very clever. He has a lot of things going on in his mind that he, uh... selectively decides what he will share and with whom.||”|
|“||I'm not sure how Greg sees me. I'm trying to figure out whether or not he's trying to build an alliance or pull me in or make me like him in some way.||”|
Meanwhile, Jenna and Colleen noticed that Greg started to act different, seeing him as more devious, trying to be more strategic.
|“||I'm seeing Greg in a more devious way than I've ever seen him before. Since we moved, I saw him change so much, and so transparently, to me anyway, that I've changed my whole attitude towards Greg.||”|
|“||This scheme is interesting in that you make friends with people, you make alliances and you have to cut them loose at some point.||”|
|“||Greg is working just about everybody in the group. I think he's always had Colleen wrapped around his little finger.||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||I see him as being a chameleon. Changing his colors to fit whoever he's around.||”|
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.||”|
|“||Rich finds Greg attractive, so Rich throws these little innuendos out there and Greg will just pick right up on them, sit right real close to Rich and he's playing him.||”|
|“||Greg and Rich have joked around a lot. We were talking one night. Rich was getting real personal about his business, and Greg was all in it.||”|
|“||I think, uh, Rich likes to flirt with everybody, and instead of directly shutting him down, I only played his game back.||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||The reward is going to be something from home and, um, Jenna's thinking it's-it's our pictures that we got to bring, and, like, she really, really... She misses her daughters terribly.||”|
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 didn't think Greg's tape was unusual. I expected that and was excited by it. You could tell she was having fun and knew he would laugh at what she was doing and I was laughing. I loved it.||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||I can't understand a guy talking to his sister that way. It sounded like Greg was talking, maybe, incest. That's the way it sounded to me.||”|
|“||(laughing) Why not make allusions? It crosses all those borders. And, God, what are people going to think? And then, sexual allusions for my sister? What's gonna happen?!||”|
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.||”|
|“||I felt so bad for Jenna. She practiced all morning on that stupid bow and arrow and then it was just, like, "Why bother" for her.||”|
|“||Those are my bruises from the bow and arrow. (shows bruised elbow) This is from the bow and arrow.||”|
|“||I don't know what her feeling is because now it seems like she wants to leave the island and see her girls.||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||Gervase? I don't see him doing very much.||”|
|“||The fact you have more people here now and we're having to forage for more food and there's a lot more slackers on this other team.||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||Watch me-- I'm going to work that boy till he's gone now. He bugs me.||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||Gervase is not that charming, trust me. He's a slacker, so he won't be around long.||”|
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.||”|
|“||God, some people are so nervous, it's sick. It's sick how nervous some people are.||”|
|“||People are all looking around a little more because it's starting to get down to the wire, and evidently, we're the only ones with a plan right now.||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||How do you, you know, stay true to yourself and maintain integrity and still play this game? And you know what? You can't.||”|
|“||It's cut and dried that we can eliminate somebody every time, and if we don't, I'll have to break somebody's kneecap or something.||”|
|“||So as long as everybody can keep their mouth shut now. Kelly's a little freaky. She's gets a little going. I'm like, "Just shut up. Just vote this, and shut up."||”|
|“||I keep telling myself "Well, I have enough friends. I didn't come here to make friends," and da-da-da. And the truth is, I like these people.||”|
|“||As far as there being a counter-strategy from the other side, yeah, there is some fear about that because we haven't got enough of them voted off yet.||”|
|“||We have the upper hand right now, easy. We have four people that we could come together have a vote, and get the next person off.||”|
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:|
Greg (6 votes)
Jenna, Kelly, Richard, Rudy, Sean, Susan
Jenna (3 votes)
Colleen, Gervase, Greg
|“||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.||”|
Still in the Running
Behind the Scenes
- During this episode's introduction, there is a quick shot 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.
- This is the first time Rudy Boesch went to Tribal Council and did not receive a vote.
|Survivor: Borneo Episodes|
|"The Marooning" · "The Generation Gap" · "Quest for Food" · "Too Little, Too Late?" · "Pulling Your Own Weight" · "Udder Revenge" · "The Merger" · "Thy Name Is Duplicity" · "Old and New Bonds" · "Crack in the Alliance" · "Long Hard Days" · "Death of an Alliance" · "The Final Four" · "Survivor: The Reunion"|