Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Philippines Episode 13 — “Gouge My Eyes Out”

Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Philippines Episode 13 — “Gouge My Eyes Out” – who won the challenges, who was voted of, who played well, and who is on the outs. Feel free to add your notes, thoughts, and questions.

Aired December 12, 2012, covering night 33 through night 36

Reward Challenge winner: Mike — helicopter ride, pizza, whale & shark watching (brings Malcolm & Lisa)

Immunity Challenge winner: Malcolm

Eliminated: Abi – Calling Mike and moron and an idiot was a good strategic move. But in the end, she outlived her usefulness and nobody bought into her attempt at the old Steve Jobs reality distortion field. She doesn’t have the ability to make things true just by saying them. Abi’s lack of reality perception continued into her post-vote confessional, where she claimed she was targeted as the crazy Latina. Even now, even after having her lack of social skills hammered into her head at every single Tribal Council, she still doesn’t really believe that she has personality and social issues.

The Players:

Mike – Good to see Mike made the only sensible move for his Reward Challenge in taking Lisa, solidifying his alliance with her, keeping her away from Abi, and leaving one of the people most immune to Abi’s desperation.

Lisa – Did you catch Lisa playing the jury already, basically thanking them for the hard work and challenge performances that helped get her where she is? It was the smoothest move she’s made all game. Time will tell if sticking with Denise was the right call, but it was good to see her setting herself up in the game.

Denise – It’s a little worrisome for Denise’s game that she shows a slight air of naivety at this point in time, so she had better stick close to Malcolm to avoid any surprises.

Malcolm – The players all seem to think that Denise has this in the bag, but Malcolm has been friends with everyone and has dominated in challenges. He’s the player Ozzy could only dream of being, because he’s actually got a shot at winning.

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