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Two Brains Are Better than One is the penultimate episode of Survivor: Samoa.


Day 34

At the Reward Challenge, Natalie White and Russell Hantz were elected team captains by a random rock draw. After choosing their teams, Russell and Shambo Waters became suspicious of Natalie's decision to pick Brett Clouser over a former Foa Foa member. Although the purple team leading the challenge for a long time and Natalie and Brett being "Prayer Warriors", they made one wrong move and released too many coconuts, costing them the challenge.

Day 35

Day 36


Challenge: Coco Plunk
Coconuts would be suspended in the air by intertwined ropes on a frame. The castaways would be split into two teams. One at a time, each castaway would select a rope to remove, which would cause coconuts to be released and drop to the ground. The first team to cause 100 coconuts to drop would lose.
Reward: A trip to a local village with a feast and overnight stay.
Winners: Yellow Team (Jaison Robinson, Russell Hantz, and Shambo Waters)

Challenge: Combo Platter
The castaways would run out into a field to six different stations and count the number of objects (pigs, crabs, rocks, coconuts, octopi, and fish) at each station. The count of the objects would then be used to unlock a combination lock. The first castaway to open his or her lock and break a tile would win.
Winner: Brett Clouser

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 14:
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Shambo (5 votes)
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Brett, Jaison, Mick, Natalie, Russell H.
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Mick (1 vote)
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Shambo Waters

Voting Confessionals

No voting confessionals were shown in the episode. Mick and Shambo were shown writing each other's names on the parchment. Jaison did not say anything when he voted.

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(voting against Shambo) Sham, we couldn't have done any of this without you. You know that. Um, you know, Brett was supposed to be first out. But he won immunity. So, we gotta stick to our solid four. I hate to see you go. But, uh, you played a great game. Appreciate all your help. We'll talk.

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(voting against Mick) Mick, you're a sweetie. It's either you or me.

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(voting against Shambo) Shambo, you betrayed our team and with that, you gotta go.

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Russell H.

(voting against Shambo) I gotta get rid of you today cause we gotta keep the team strong and you are the weakest link.

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(voting against Shambo) Shambo, I'm voting for you for two reasons: um, first and foremost, we have to get rid of Brett and Mick and Jaison. I think, um, a better chance of beating Brett and also, hey, I'm loyal to, uh, Jaison, Mick, and Russell first and foremost. Great game, girl.

Final Words

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The Foa Foas a very, very loyal group. And although I helped to get them where they are and the positions they're gonna finally land in, they were loyal and true to their tribe, as it should be. I think that's awesome. I wanna thank all the members that have served in the military. Oorah. Semper fi. I did the best job I could out here, and I hope you're all proud of me.

Still in the Running

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Behind the Scenes

Life at Ponderosa


  • With Shambo's elimination, Brett is the only member remaining from the original Galu tribe, while Natalie is the last female standing.

Episode Title


Survivor: Samoa Episodes

"The Puppet Master" · "Taking Candy from a Baby" · "It's Called a Russell Seed" · "Hungry for a Win" · "Walking on Thin Ice" · "This Is the Man Test" · "Houdini Magic" · "All Hell Breaks Loose" · "Tastes Like Chicken" · "The Day of Reckoning" · "The First 27 Days" · "Off with Their Heads!" · "Damage Control" · "Two Brains Are Better than One" · "This Game Ain't Over" · "Reunion"