Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Caramoan Episode 4 — “Kill or Be Killed”
Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Caramoan Episode 4 — “Kill or Be Killed” – 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 March 6, 2013, covering night 7 through night 10
Reward Challenge winners: Bikal (Favorites) (local tribesman comes to camp to show tribe how to live off the land)
Immunity Challenge winners: Bikal (Favorites)
Medically evacuated: Shamar – Well, they’re finally rid of the big guy, and we’re going to assume that the rest of the guys will be able to pick up the slack as far as strength goes. There was a lot of talk about strength and its value in challenges, but the problem is that too often when that discussion comes up people act like it is the only factor in challenges, and clearly it is not (obviously this goes for the Laura/Eddie/Reynold voting argument as well).
Eliminated: Laura – The reasoning for voting her off might not have been great, but the very fact that she seemed so resigned and accepting of her fate shows that the tribe probably made the right decision in getting rid of her. If you don’t have physical strength and don’t really bring anything else to the table challenge-wise, there’s not a whole lot you can do. Laura’s only strength was as an ally and a number, but her flip-flopping in last week’s vote even threw that into question.
Doing It Right:
- Philip – He’s a huge dork, but he’s got Andrea upset that she doesn’t have a secret agent name. How is he having this control over people who know he is, well, a huge dork? This is one of those situations where because things are going well and because Phillip isn’t the worst person on the tribe (obviously Brandon is)
- Julia – Being identified as a strong player by a fellow strong player who isn’t even her ally demonstrates her flexibility in this game and to this tribe, which is exactly what Laura didn’t and Sherri doesn’t have.
Doing It Wrong:
- Sherri – Sherri lost a lot of power in this game in a single day. Her scapegoat Shamar alienated the entire tribe before being removed form the game, then her strongest ally Laura bombed in the challenge (again) and had to be voted out. On top of that, two of her allies in Matt and Michael broke rank and teamed up with Eddie and Reynold. Then the worst part – Eddie pegged her as a weak player in a vote that ended up being about getting rid of weak players. Sherri’s handling of the alliance is a great demonstration on how not to do it – don’t split the tribe with alliances before the merge, and don’t work against people who are on your team but aren’t your allies. Right now, Sherri looks like she is next on the chopping block, and another bad challenge performance would be the nail in her coffin.
Friends & Foes:
- Reynold and Eddie vs. Sherri – As we noted, Eddie called Sherri out as a physically weak player, which capped off a power struggle between the two that a tribe who is tired of losing will soon be forced to move on.
Other Episode Coverage:
- Wikipedia’s episode summary
- Full episode video on CBS.com
- ‘Survivor: Caramoan’s’ Shamar Thomas talks hospitalization and how hard ‘Survivor’ was (Zap2It)
- ‘Survivor: Caramoan’ Recap: Sand Sends Someone Home (BuddyTV)
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