"Closer and Closer"
Season Survivor: Battle of the Ages
Author Sinjoh
Episode Number 10/13
Episode Chronology
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Closer and Closer is is the tenth episode of Survivor: Battle of the Ages.

Previously On Survivor...

After voting out Marquis, seven of the Pamati members celebrated his elimination. Erick swore to get revenge for him by making it to Day 39. At the reward challenge, Erick's teammates, Kamryn, Quinlan, and Ulrich decided to throw it, allowing Astor, Garnet, Genette, ans Zak to enjoy a nice spa day. After the reward challenge, Erick tried to get information from Kamryn and Ulrich on why they threw the challenge, but they decided against it pissing him off even more.

At the immunity challenge, Garnet, Quinlan, and Erick were all battling for immunity. Garnet and Erick did really well with th peg box, but an error caused Garnet to lose immunity to Erick. Public enemy #1 was safe from the vote and automatically in the final seven. At camp, Kamryn called out Garnet's failure to plan for this, but Ulrich decided to sacrifice himself. Though many were against it, they, along with Erick, voted him out at a 7-1 vote. Seven remain, who'll be voted out tonight?


Reward Challenge: Survivor Auction

Contestant Item(s) Bought
Astor Astor A chocolate cake for the whole tribe (Mystery Item) ($320)
Erick Erick Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich ($200)
Right to send someone to Exile Island (Mystery Item) ($300)
Garnet Garnet A shower ($480)
Genette Genette Donuts and coffee ($500)
Kamryn Kamryn A piece of lasagne (Mystery Item; Shared with Astor) ($500)
Quinlan Quinlan Advantage in the next immunity challenge ($500)
Zak Zak A slice of pepperoni pizza ($260)
Hot dogs with french fries ($220)

Immunity Challenge: Memory Quiz
Answer nine questions based on the eliminated players of the season. The first three people with six points move on. In the final round, the three castaways must organize the eliminated players in the correct order of elimination. First person to get the order correct wins immunity.
Winner: Quinlan


Night 27

The new Pamati tribe returns to camp, silent, as if they were mourning the loss of a loved one.

Returning to camp, everyone was dead silent. I think it was because Ulrich was voted out last night, but I'm not sure why Erick was silent.


The tribe gets some sleep.

Day 28

The next day, in treemail, all seven received envelopes with their names on it. Inside these envelopes are $500 in increments of $20. The treemail stated they were to bring these to the challenge area.

The tribe arrives to the challenge area. Jeff was there, along with a bench, table, and gavel.

Quote1Welcome guys. Rather than a traditional reward challenge, we have an auction. You received $500 in treemail. All bidding will be increments of $20. The auction will end without notice. So our first item up for grabs is a delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwich.Quote2- Jeff
Quote120!Quote2- Erick
Quote160!Quote2- Astor
Quote1100!Quote2- Erick
Quote1120!Quote2- Astor
Quote1200!Quote2- Erick
Quote1200 dollars going once. Twice. Sold to Erick for $200.Quote2- Jeff

Erick goes to Jeff an gets the sandwich. He begins to eat it.

Quote1The next item will stay covered.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1300!Quote2- Garnet
Quote1380!Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1400!Quote2- Garnet
Quote1440!Quote2- Zak
Quote1500!Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Sold to Kamryn for $500. You've won a delicious piece of lasagne, you can share it with one other person.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Alright, Astor, let's enjoy this.Quote2- Kamryn

The two enjoy the lasagne. Jeff pulls out another item.

Quote1The next item for sale is a slice of pepperoni pizza.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1100!Quote2- Erick
Quote1140!Quote2- Zak
Quote1200!Quote2- Erick
Quote1260!Quote2- Zak
Quote1260 going once. Twice. Sold to Zak.Quote2- Jeff

Zak gets his slice of pizza. Jeff pulls out another item.

Quote1The next item for sale is a plate of donuts with hot coffee.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1500!Quote2- Genette
Quote1Genette spends all her money on a plate of donuts and hot coffee.Quote2- Jeff

Genette gets her donuts and coffee. Jeff pulls out a covered item.

Quote1This item will remained covered until it is sold.Quote2- Jeff
Quote120!Quote2- Erick
Quote1100!Quote2- Garnet
Quote1300!Quote2- Erick
Quote1300 going once. Twice. Sold to ErickQuote2- Jeff

He opens the covered item. It is a note saying he can send someone to Exile Island. He chooses Genette to go to Exile Island. Jeff doesn't pull out another item.

Quote1The next item isn't something I can pull put, but it is a shower complete with shampoo and soap.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1400!Quote2- Astor
Quote1480!Quote2- Garnet
Quote1480 going once. Twice. Sold to Garnet.Quote2- Jeff

Garnet heads for the shower, a yard behind Jeff. She begins to shower. Jeff pulls out another item.

Quote1This item in an-Quote2- Jeff
Quote1500!Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1Quinlan gives all his money to an advantage in the next immunity challenge.Quote2- Jeff

Quinlan gets the advantage. Garnet returns from her shower. Jeff pulls out another item

Quote1The next item is two hot dogs and french fries.Quote2- Jeff
Quote120!Quote2- Garnet
Quote1160!Quote2- Astor
Quote1220!Quote2- Zak
Quote1Going once. Twice sold to Zak.Quote2- Jeff

Zak grabs his second item. Jeff pulls out the next item. The item is covered.

Quote1This item will remain covered, but it is for the whole tribe, and you have 60 seconds to eat it.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1320!Quote2- Astor
Quote1320 going once. Twice. Sold to Astor. This auction has ended. Enjoy.Quote2- Jeff

Astor uncovers the item, revealing to be a chocolate cake. The six tribe members begin to rip the cake, enjoying every single bite. After their sixty seconds are up, they return to camp.

Meanwhile, on Exile Island, Genette come to the fork in the path. She chooses the right, comfort, path.

I already know that Kam's got the idol. There's not use for the left side of Exile, but only me, her, Astor, and Garnet know that.


Day 29

The next day, Kamryn has a meeting with Astor and Garnet.

Quote1So what's this meeting for Kamryn?Quote2- Garnet
Quote1We know that all six of us can't go to the finals. So I've called a meeting because me, you, Astor, and Genette are going to be a final four alliance.Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Shouldn't Genette be here before we make a final four alliance.Quote2- Astor
Quote1I agree making a final four alliance with the fourth gone, doesn't make much sense.Quote2- Garnet
Quote1Relax, I'll ask her later, and if she declines, I'll get someone else.Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Fine. I guess I'll join your alliance.Quote2- Garnet
Quote1I'll agree to it, too, Kamryn, dear.Quote2- Astor
Quote1Good. We'll be closer and closer the final four before you know it.Quote2- Kamryn

I really do want myself, Genette, Astor, and Garnet in the final four, mainly because it'll be easy to get rid of Garnet and then Astor wins the final immunity, and me and Astor are sitting in the final two. I simply convince the jurors to give me the million because Astor was just there and just an extension of me. Then I get the million and move to New York or LA to get a good journalism career.


Day 30

The next day the final seven were summoned to the challenge are for their next immunity challenge.

Quote1For today's challenge, you'll answer nine questions based on the eliminated players of the season. The first three people with six points move on. In the final round, the three castaways must organize the eliminated players in the correct order of elimination. First person to get the order correct wins immunity. But first, Erick I gotta take it back.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Here.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Immunity is back up for grabs, but Quinlan has an advantage for this challenge. Now read to the other what your advantage.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1For your advantage, you move on to the final round, skipping the first round of the challenge completely.Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1Quinlan will skip the first part of the challenge, meaning that on the first two to get six points move on. Alright, let's begin.Quote2- Jeff

The castaways are all given a booklet with the nine eliminated castaways' names.

Jeff: "First question: Who was the oldest person this season?"

Erick, Garnet, Zak, Genette, and Kamryn answer Charmaine. Astor says Yorick.

Jeff: "Astor is the only one incorrect, so Erick, Garnet, Zak, Genette, and Kamryn get a point. Second question: Which castaway wasn't voted off this season?"

Everyone answers Willie.

Jeff: "Everyone's correct. Erick, Garnet, Zak, Genette, and Kamryn, you all have 2 points. Astor you only have one. Third question: Who racked up he most points this season?"

Erick, Garnet, and Genette answer Marquis. Zak, Kamryn, and Astor say Ulrich.

Jeff: "Only Erick, Garnet, and Genette are correct. All three are in the lead with three points. Zak and Kamryn still have two. Astor only has one. Fourth question: Who's profession is a zookeeper?"

Erick says Qiana. Garnet, Genette, Kamryn, Zak, and Astor say Ivan.

Jeff: "Erick is the only one correct. He leads with four points. Garnet and Genette have three, Zak and Kamryn have 2 points, and Astor only has one. Fifth question: Who is ex-military?"

Erick, Garnet, Genette, and Zak say Yorick. Kamryn and Astor answer Shanika.

Jeff: "Yorick was the correct answer. Erick currently has five points, Garnet and Genette have four, Zak has three, Kamryn has two, and Astor still has one. Astor since you there's no way for you to catch up, you can sit out. Sixth question: Who was the only one to stay on Atiu after the mutiny?"

Everyone says Ivan.

Jeff: "You are all correct. Erick has six points, meaning he'll move on. Since Genette and Garnet have five points, they'll be the only ones to answer this question: Who was the last person voted out before the absorption?"

Garnet says Octavia. Genette says Shanika.

Jeff: "Garnet, you've earned a spot in the final round."

Quinlan, Erick, and Garnet are all given boards with nine slots. Under each slot is the day number they were eliminated. They look at the nine castaways and begin to put them in order. After a few minutes, they all finish at the same time. Jeff checks each one of the boards. He starts with Garnet's. Garnet is incorrect, switching Yorick and Shanika. He checks Erick's board. He is also incorrect, he also swaps Yorick and Shanika. He finally checks Quinlan.

Quote1Quinlan wins immunity!Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Yes!Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1He has a one in six shot of winning this game. You guys have the afternoon to figure out who'll be leaving the game tonight. You can return to camp.Quote2- Jeff

The Pamati tribe returns to camp. Kamryn quickly sets her and Genette aside.

Quote1Listen Genette, I have a proposition for you. You, me, Garnet, and Astor in the final four. I've told Astor and Garnet already, and they're in. How about you?Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1We're still getting rid of Erick tonight right?Quote2- Genette
Quote1Oh yes we are.Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Then I'm in.Quote2- Genette
Quote1Thanks.Quote2- Kamryn

At sunset, Pamati heads off to tribal council. At tribal council, they put their torches behind them and take a seat. Charmaine, Ivan, Marquis, and Ulrich walk into the tribal council area. Ulrich is wearing a red shirt, red shorts, white and red shoes, and a red hat. He also appears to have a haircut.

Quote1Introducing the members of the Jury, Charmaine, Ivan, Marquis, and Ulrich voted out at the last tribal council. Alright, Garnet has any plans changed since last tribal council?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1No Jeff, Erick is still public enemy number 1.Quote2- Garnet
Quote1Jeff, since we all know I'm leaving, can we cut to the chase and vote? I'm not trying to be rude, but it's really obvious I'm leaving tonight.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Alright then, Quinlan are you going to give up immunity?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Nope.Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1With that it's time to vote, Kamryn you're up.Quote2- Jeff

One by one, everyone votes. After the votes have been cast, Jeff goes and retrieves the urn.

Quote1If anyone has a hidden immunity idol, you may play it. Alright once the votes are read, the decision is final. The person voted out will be asked to leave the tribal council area immediately. First vote, Erick. Erick. Next vote, Erick. Ninth person voted out of Survivor: Battle of the Ages and the fifth member of the Jury......

.....Erick. Erick, please bring up your torch. Quote2- Jeff

Quote1(bleep) you all.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Erick, the tribe has spoken.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Piss off, Probst.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Well in the words of Coach, you've officially stain the dragon. Good night. You can return to camp.Quote2- Jeff

Pamati leaves the tribal council area and return to camp.

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 9:
Erick (6 votes)
Astor, Garnet, Genette, Kamryn, Quinlan, & Zak
Garnet (1 vote)
Erick BW
Erick Ek

Voting Confessionals

Finally, the villain is out.


Garnet, this vote is because you stole my alliance days ago. Bitch.


Hopefully we can have some peace.


For Ulrich you bastard.


Easiest vote, ever.


Without immunity, you're screwed. Leave, now.


Here's your one of the six nails for youre coffin.


Final Words

Whatever, these idiots got rid of me so what? Now they have to betray one another. Next tribal council will be fun to watch.


Still In the Running

Suvorov Atiu
Charmaine BW
Ivan BW
Shanika BW
Yorick BW
Mangaia Tema
Erick BW
Octavia BW
Qiana BW
Ulrich BW
Marquis BW
Willie BW

Next Time on Survivor...

  • Kamryn's plan is in action.
  • Garnet tells Zak of the final four alliance.
  • Can Garnet keep her allegiance to alliance friend Kamryn or long-time partner Zak?

Author's Notes

  • The immunity challenge is the first original challenge in my fanons. However, it does have some roots in challenges that have the remaining castaways remember the previously eliminated castaways.
Survivor: Battle of the Ages Episodes
A Battle of the Ages · She's Got a Gun to My Head On the Dance Floor · The Bro Alliance · New People, Old Drama · It's Broken, It's Gone · It's Hard To See the Rainforest Past the Ferns · To Jump Ship, Or Not? That Is the Question · The Bro Alliance Tries to Ride Again · It's Time to Set Fire to the Rain · Closer and Closer · And the Noose Tightens Around His Neck · She's Been Using Him, and He Still Hasn't Realized It · We're On the Verge of Glory