"Catch Up On My Z's"
Season Survivor: Argentina
Author User:Pieniazek666
Episode Number 8/15
Episode Chronology
Previous You Messed Up
Next Make That Mistake

This is the Eighth episode of Survivor: Argentina

Previously on Survivor...

With his back against the wall, James went to Jay and Scott in order to rally them to his sideand tie up votes. Over at La Plata, Heather was in a bind for voting against the rest of the tribe. However, Zaya, Sara, and Nikki wanted to offer her a chance to redeem herself. When Sara went to offer, Heather didn't want to hear it. At the immunity challenge, The tribes were neck and neck and appeared Necochea was going to win unitl the boat started cracking and slowed them down to send Necochea to tribal. At tribal, they were a tight group of people joking about the immunity challenge. When the vote came, James rallying was all for not as he was voted out 5-1.


Immunity Challenge: Light My Fire
You have to use flint and steel to make a fire big enough to burn through a rope, releasing a section of flag. Move the fire to a second station, doing the same thing, and so on until all four flag sections are lowered. First tribe to lower all four sections of the flag wins.
Additional Stipulations: The winning tribe will also receive a locked chest. 
Winner: Necochea


Night 16

Scott, Jay, Tree, T.P., and Totolax arrive back at at camp following tribal.

Quote1Another tribal down.Quote2- Totolax
Quote1Please no more of those.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Why do you always think we are taking you out?Quote2- Scott
Quote1I just do after the one blindside.Quote2- Jay
Quote1You are strong player and we need strength.Quote2- Tree
Quote1He wasn't strong.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1You have to relax. We have a lot more challenges ahead of us.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Yeah. We are going to do well in them.Quote2- Jay
Quote1We are going to beat them at all the rest of the challenges.Quote2- Scott
Quote1We just have to get a good stradegy for each challenge.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Yeah. We are a strong group.Quote2- Totolax
Quote1Totolax, I almost thought you fell asleep.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1I was going to.Quote2- Totolax
Totolax is so great to be around but he is the weakest one of us five. It might be hard if we do lose again to decide between him and Jay.


Day 17

La Plata

Sara, Nikki and Zaya are sitting around the shelter while Audi, Heather and Kristie are in the woods

Since Nikki said they thought of turning on Audi and Kristie I thought it would be a good idea to tell them and get them to turn to me.


Quote1Kristie, Audi, I want to tell you something Nikki told me yesterday.Quote2- Heather
Quote1Do tell. I'm sure we would love hear it.Quote2- Audi
Quote1I think it could be nice to hear.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1I was talking with Nikki and She asked me if I would be interested in joining them to blindsiding one of you should we ever lose.Quote2- Heather
Quote1Are you seriously?Quote2- Audi
Quote1I'm plenty serious. She said Sara was going to say the same thing to me.Quote2- Heather
Quote1That's surprising.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1I find it surprising that Zaya did come to me after Jessica H had left.Quote2- Audi
Quote1They really didn't want to vote her.Quote2- Heather
Quote1Wow. We were just a back up plan.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1I don't know what to think right now.Quote2- Audi
Quote1If we lose I am going to vote Zaya or Nikki. If you two want to join me and force a tie.Quote2- Heather
Quote1I would.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1Just give me a minute to think. Please.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Alright.Quote2- Heather

Heather leaves towards the camp.

Quote1Are you alright?Quote2- Kristie
Quote1Oh I am fine. I'm a therapist. I've been around for a while I know how they act.Quote2- Audi
Quote1We're not joining her are we?Quote2- Kristie
Quote1That depends. I'm going to talk to them tonight.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Tell me what they say.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1I will.Quote2- Audi

Kristie and Audi head back to camp.

Do I believe what Heather said? No. The only time I really pay a lot of attention to an insperational speaker is when I need to catch up on my z's and I don't have the need to do that right now.



Jay and Tree are at the beach while everyone else is at camp.

Quote1Help me out Tree. Where do I really stand?Quote2- Jay
Quote1What do you mean?Quote2- Tree
Quote1What I mean is, you three grouped together but then weren't together.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Joe was weaker.Quote2- Tree
Quote1I know but where does that put me? Should we lose would it be me or Scott?Quote2- Jay
Quote1I would hope Scott.Quote2- Tree
Quote1That is where I am thinking. Does my strength keep me or not?Quote2- Jay
Quote1I really don't think we are going to lose.Quote2- Tree
Quote1I don't think we will either. I just want to know where I stand.Quote2- Jay
Quote1I believe you stand good.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Okay. Let's head back up.Quote2- Jay

Jay and Tree head back to the camp.

Jay has been like this since our first blindside. I don't get why he thinks we are out to get him. He is perfectly fine.


Over at the camp, Scott, T.P., and Totolax are talking about Jay.

Quote1I really hope we don't lose again.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1Jay is very strong. It would suck to have to vote him out.Quote2- Scott
Quote1I would hate to vote him out.Quote2- Totolax
Quote1I'm going to go get firewood. Totolax can you make some rice.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Sure.Quote2- Totolax

Scott head off into the woods while Totolax begins making rice.

Quote1What if we go rid of him.Quote2- Totolax
Quote1Timing reasons.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1You can't keep him around too long.Quote2- Totolax

Tree and Jay get back from the beach.

Quote1Scott is an A$$ and he is a smart player.Quote2- Tree
Quote1I would join you in a heartbeat to take him out.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Tree, your right. We do also have to get him before he tries to get us.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1Can't be too late T.P.Quote2- Totolax
Quote1I would join you anytime for that vote.Quote2- Jay
Quote1We can just win and not have to worry about it.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Big time. The five of us will kick butt.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1Yeah, we will.Quote2- Totolax
The game is winding down. At the beginning I didn't want to take out Scott too soon but I now have to make sure I'm not too late in trying. This is a lot to think about.


La Plata Night

Sara, Nikki, and Audi are sitting outside the shelter.

Quote1Can I talk to you two about something Heather said.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Sure.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Talk to us about anything.Quote2- Nikki
Quote1Today, Heather came to me and Kristie asking us if we would join her to force a tie.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Really?Quote2- Sara
Quote1Yes. She said that you two had come to her about blindsiding me and Kristie.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Wow.Quote2- Nikki
Quote1Did you do that?Quote2- Audi
Quote1Zaya wanted to see how trusting Heather could be should we not have to go to tribal before a merge.Quote2- Nikki
Quote1We almost didn't say it to her after she didn't even let me talk.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Well I guess she isn't if she is that quick to try to get people to turn to her.Quote2- Audi
Quote1I think we need to to tell Zaya quickly.Quote2- Sara
Quote1I'll go get her up.Quote2- Nikki

Nikki walks over to Zaya and wakes her up. They then walk back over to Sara and Audi.

Quote1What's up?Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Heather went to Audi and Kristie about what we had Nikki tell her.Quote2- Sara
Quote1She then asked us if we would want to join her in taking you out.Quote2- Audi
Quote1That's bad. She can't be trusted.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Well then what are our options?Quote2- Nikki
Quote1I think we have two clear options.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Let's hear it.Quote2- Audi
Quote1We either throw the next immunity or we convince the men to vote Heather if we merge.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1I don't want to throw it.Quote2- Nikki

Day 18

Immunity Challenge Both tribes gather in the field location.

La Plata, taking your first look at the new Necochea tribe. James voted out at the last tribal council.

–Jeff Probst

Welcome to today's immunity challenge. First thing's first. La Plata I will take it back.

–Jeff Probst

Kristie walks up and hands Jeff the idol.

Immunity is back up for grabs. For today's challenge, you will be given flint and various material to make a fire. You will build that fire high enough to burn through a rope to release a portion of a flag. You then move to the next station and do the same. First tribe, to release all four sections of their flag wins immunity. In addition, the winning tribe will also take this locked chest with them back to camp. La Plata, who is sitting out?

–Jeff Probst

Kristie, "I am."

Kristie, take a spot on the bench. The rest of you, I'll give you a minute to stradegize and we will get started.

–Jeff Probst

Both tribes gather together to discuss the challenge. When both tribe are at their first station.

On my go you may begin building your fire. Survivors ready...GO.

–Jeff Probst

Scott and Heather begin grabbing various material in order to make their fire.
Scott, "T.P., Jay, Tree, you guys made our fire the first time."
T.P., "Let's go."
Tree and T.P. start setting up the material then Jay starts hitting the flint with the machete.
Nikki "Let's go, someone start setting everything up."
Zaya, "I got it."
Zaya starts working with the material while Audi waits with the flint and machete.
Jeff, "Both tribes are working together."
Jay gets a spark going and immediately gets to the material starting the fire.
Audi begins hitting the flint with the machete.
Necochea's fire burns through the rope releasing the first part of the flag.
Jeff, "Necochea has their first section."
Totolax and Scott rush over to the next section and begin placing material on the station.
Audi gets a spark going for La Plata.
Tree and T.P. begin setting up the material with Jay then starts trying to get a spark.
La Plata's fire burns through the rope releasing the first section.
Jeff, "La Plata has their first section. They can now work on the next."
Zaya and Heather move over to the next section.
Jay gets a fire going for Necochea. The fire quickly burns up and through the rope releasing the section of flag.
Scott and Totolax rush to the third station and place material on it.
Jeff, "Necochea is half way done."
Tree and T.P. begin working with the material with Jay then starting to try to get a spark.
Audi gets a spark going for La Plata.
La Plata's fire slowly burns through the rope releasing the section of flag.
Jay gets a fire going for Necochea with it quickly burning though the rope releasing the third section.
Jeff, "La Plata has two sections. Necochea only need one more."
Scott and Totolax rush over to the final station grabbing and placing material onto it.
Sara and Nikki head of to the third station.
Tree and T.P. begin setting up the material with Jay beginning to try to start it after they finish.
Jeff, "Necochea are very close."
Jay gets the fire going and it quickly burns through the rope releasing the final section of flag.

Necochea releases the final flag. Necochea wins immunity.

–Jeff Probst

After both tribes gather back at the start.

Necochea come get the idol and chest. As for La Plata, I will see you tonight at tribal council were somebody will be voted out of the game. Grab your stuff and head out.

–Jeff Probst

Scott and Jay go and grab the chest while Totolax grabs the idol before everyone turns and leaves.


The tribe arrives back at camp following their win at the challenge. Everyone is sitting around the shelter with the chest in the middle.

Quote1What do you think is in there?Quote2- Tree
Quote1I hope it's food.Quote2- Totolax
Quote1It's not going to be food. I can open this without the key if you want.Quote2- Scott
Quote1No Scott. It's alright.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1I hope we don't have to win the key.Quote2- Jay
Quote1If that is the case I'll be mad because I can pop this chest open right now without a key.Quote2- Scott
Quote1You can pop a lock.Quote2- Totolax
Quote1Yeah, for doors I can't kick open.Quote2- Scott
Quote1We usually just used a battery ram.Quote2- Tree
Quote1We killed it in that challenge.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1The people that made the fire our first time are still here.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Didn't they say they struggled to make their first fire.Quote2- Totolax
Quote1I think they did.Quote2- Scott
Quote1That chest is going to bug me.Quote2- Tree
Quote1The more I look at it makes me just want what's in there already.Quote2- Jay
Quote1I'm telling you I can pop it open right now.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Leave it be. I'm sure we will get a key in time.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1I hope so. I'm going to make some rice.Quote2- Totolax

Totolax grabs the pot and begins heating up water to make the rice.

Everyone has been curious about the chest since we won it. I want it open just as bad but I am not going to chance breaking a rule.


Lock picking was taught to me. I use it when I can. So far here I haven't used it because I know that if I do then I could be in trouble.


La Plata

The tribe arrive at camp following their loss. Heather, Audi and Kristie are at the beach.

Quote1So are we all set on voting Nikki?Quote2- Heather
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Totally.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1Thanks. I know it is a risky thing to force a tie but I appreciate you doing this for me.Quote2- Heather
Quote1Anything to shake up the game.Quote2- Audi
Quote1They won't know what hit them.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1That's for sure.Quote2- Heather
Heather still thinks we are voting with her. Although I don't see the point.


With Heather thinking we are voting with her it makes the vote a little more fun. Then again we could just tie it and then flip back again.


I am honestly surprised they are doing this. Don't they know that if Zaya and them vote me then I am safe.


Audi heads back to camp.

Quote1Heather has got to go this time.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1I know. I hated that challenge though.Quote2- Sara
Quote1We have not been good with making fire.Quote2- Nikki
Quote1That's for sure.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Hey Audi. Does Heather still think you and Kristie are with her?Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Who is she voting?Quote2- Sara
Quote1Nikki.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Oh, I am so happy to vote her out.Quote2- Nikki
Quote1She is gone.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1That's a certainty.Quote2- Sara
Quote1I wonder what was in that chest that the boys got.Quote2- Audi
Quote1I hope it's not food cause I would really like something good right now.Quote2- Nikki
Quote1Me too.Quote2- Zaya
Our group is so tight that we never think of seriously blindsiding anyone. I am also upset that we lost whatever is in that chest.


Heather is going down. That will not change.


Tribal Council

The tribe arrives at tribal council, placing their torches behind them and sitting down.

Welcome to tribal council. Nikki, what went wrong at the challenge?

–Jeff Probst

Quote1Nothing went wrong really.Quote2- Nikki
Quote1We didn't have our first fire until day three.Quote2- Heather
Quote1Sara, could the tribe have done better today?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Of course we could have but we haven't had the best of success with making fire with out the matches.Quote2- Sara
Quote1What took us three days of trying we had to do it four times with in a small period of time.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Kristie, after eighteen days, does the vote remain easy for this tribe or will it be a hard vote.Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1By all means it will be hard but it could look like it was easy.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1Although they look easy, all the votes have been hard. One vote was extremely hard for us.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Everybody has gotten to know each other so well.Quote2- Nikki
Quote1Heather, has anyone talked about what might be in the chest that the other tribe got?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Not to me.Quote2- Heather
Quote1We have talked about it. We all think it could very well be food.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Something non-food related has also been thrown out there.Quote2- Sara
Quote1What non-food stuff?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Well looking around, there are six of us here plus five at the other camp.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Knowing what could be in there makes the vote even harder.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1How so?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Well it makes you think, should I vote as if we are staying together or we are moving to the next stage and becoming one tribe.Quote2- Kristie
Quote1There becomes many possibilities on what could happen.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Making this vote very important Jeff.Quote2- Audi
Well I think you have had plenty of time to think it over. It is time to vote. Zaya you are up first.

–Jeff Probst

Zaya gets up, walks over to the urn and places her vote. The rest of the tribe follows ending with Sara.

I'll go tally the votes.

–Jeff Probst

Jeff heads off toward the urn, grabbing it and coming back.

Once the votes have been read the decision is final. Person voted out will be asked to leave the tribal council area immediately. I'll read the votes.

–Jeff Probst

First vote...Heather

Heather...2 votes Heather

Nikki...2 votes Heather, 1 vote Nikki, next vote

Heather...3 votes Heather, 1 vote Nikki, 2 votes left

Ninth person voted out of Survivor: Argentina...Heather. You need to bring me your torch.

–Jeff Probst

Heather gets up, grabs her torch and walks to Jeff.
Jeff,"Heather, the tribe has spoken. It's time for you to go."
Heather walks out of tribal and into the night.

The game will only get tougher. Each vote is more and more important. Grab your stuff and head back to camp. Good night.

–Jeff Probst

Tribal Council #8:
(La Plata)
Heather (5 votes)
Audi, Kristie, Nikki, Sara, Zaya
Nikki (1 vote)

Voting Confessional

It may have been different had you been able to be trusted.


I don't expect you to go but I do hope to tie up votes.


I'm wide awake and won't have to worry about not listening to you anymore.


Final Words

We'll I didn't get to tie the vote. I hope Audi and Kristie are happy with their decision. Only time will tell if they made the right call.


Still In The Running

La Plata
Jessica bOUT
Jessica B.
Jessica hOUT
Jessica H.

Next Time on Survivor...

The merge arrives and with it alliance lines crossing.

Author's Notes

The title was said by Audi on Heather trying to get her and Kristie to turn on their alliance.