"Deal With It"
Season Survivor: Hainan
Author kenkwho
Episode Number 4/14
Episode Chronology
Previous No One Would Go For That
Next This Is My Island!

Deal With It is the forth episode of Survivor: Hainan.

Previously On Survivor...

Elisa and Albert both won reward. Elisa is happy to win food for her island-mate Rebecca, but she found the hidden immunity idol when she went to get water. Albert won a clue to the location of a hidden immunity idol, but he already knew Johnathan has got it. On the other hand, both tribes were surprised when they were revealed that both tribes are going to tribal council on Day 8. Holmium caught information to the tie vote to force a tie, but Albert and Bobby went back to original plan to vote her out. The unstable five-person alliance in Yu Shen stuck together, while Penny played the hidden immunity idol trying to switch things up. In the end, it was Steven who got all five votes and got voted out. Eighteen are left, who will be voted out, tonight?


Combined Reward/Redemption Duel: Chimney Sweep
The castaways would brace themselves with their arms between two walls while standing barefoot on two foot pegs. Every 15 minutes, the castaways would move down to smaller foot pegs. When the castaways reached the third set of foot pegs, they would try to remain on them as long as they could. The last two castaways to remain on their pegs wins reward. The first two inhabitants will be eliminated.
Reward: Herbs garden or a basket of fresh fruit.
Winners: Keith and Lucas.
Immunity Challenge: Raise the Roof
Four people from each tribe will swim out one by one to grab twelve puzzle sticks. Two other members must assemble the sticks in their correct positions on a gear wheel. The six people will turn the gear wheel and raise the remaining tribe member. The member would raise a torch until all three ropes in the sky are burned through. The first tribe to burn through the rope wins immunity.
Winners: Lei Gong


Night 8

Both tribes went back to their camp with frustration.

Now I'm in the outs alone. There is a tight five with an affiliated Ingrid. I am not exact sure how can I protect myself. There are at least 3 more tribal councils until merging. I seriously don't think this tribe can win that much more in a row.


I'm sorry to all the girls in our tribe. Sincerely. But this is my only chance of surviving until the merge. If I win this in the end, I owe you all a nice fancy dinner.


Situated in an alliance of five, of course it's not safe to enter the merge like that. Hopefully a Lei Gong member will return from the island and he or she learned a lesson from Matt, distrusting Lei Gong.


It would be an easy voted for them if they go straight to their plan. I'm definitely going to continue searching for a replanted idol if there's any. I don't feel dumb last night, but I hope I can have a smarter move at the next tribal council.


Day 9

On Redemption Island:
Rebecca revealed her idol to Elisa. They hope, just in case one of them is eliminated, the idol would remain useful for the other person. They buried their idol under the tribe flag. At duel:

We are definitely keeping Ingrid and Fion away from reward today, just in case anything happen, you know, clue to idol?


Bobby and Dash were representing Lei Gong, while Keith and Lucas were representing Yu Shen.

Castaway Time lasted
Bobby 5 minutes
Steven 6 minutes
Dash 25 minutes
Rebecca 30 minutes
Elisa 31 minutes
Holmium 1 hour
Keith 1 hour 1 minute
Steven dye grayRebecca thomas gray
Steven, Rebecca
Being eliminated on Day 9 is not the most glamorous thing to tell everyone, but it's a cool experience that I'd never forget.


I was voted out so early in the game, and I lasted six extra days. I'm proud of myself. Elisa, take the idol and spend it well!


At Yu Shen camp: The tribe was very happy about the reward today.

Keith and Lucas are two strong guys. They brought us energy and good food today. I'd hope they can repeat that in the immunity challenges in front of us. That'll keep me for at least a few more days, hopefully lasting long enough to the merge. I have no confident in breaking the five.


Oak: Penny, do you think we can replace Qwerty's position?
Penny: Why would you say that?
Oak: He's the bottom of five. If we persuade Penny that Qwerty is not trustworthy, than, maybe us can replace Qwerty to form an alliance of six. That's cool for the merge.
Penny: Sounds cool. Let me talk to her.
At Lei Gong camp:
Seeing Bobby and Dash not bringing any reward, the tribe was disappointed. Albert posed a sad face, asking what have went wrong.

Come on Albert, Survivor requires you to survive the elements too. See Borneo, who was eating three meals every single day, feeling so full? Reward is not guaranteed in this game. Deal with it.


Day 10

At Yu Shen camp:
Penny: Nancy, an alliance of six is safe until the merge, right?
Nancy: Sure. But I... yeah six is better than five.
Penny: If Oak and I join, you can have six. When there's just six left, you can vote us off easily. I don't know if you are okay with this, but I'm just trying to survive another day.
Nancy: I'd let you know if I go for it. Let me ask everyone else.
Penny found Keith and Lucas
Penny: Have Nancy told you our plan?
Keith: Yes, we are thinking about it.
Penny: Oak and I are trustworthy, we voted together to vote off Rebecca, remember?
At Lei Gong:

At most I can have Ingrid to vote with me. That means I need two more people. The five men now isn't that tight at the first tribal. See if I can split that up.


Fion: Albert, I want to talk to you.
Albert: Hey Fion.
Fion: You are now in an alliance of five men. Remember who were in the outs on the first vote?
Albert: Not me.
Fion: Albert, it's Johnathan, Dash and Gabriel. They were so tight since the beginning. Bobby and you aren't. Even if you two are in the final five, you two would be so easy to pick off. You have no chance at the final 3.
Albert: I think this five is settled now.
Fion: If you two go with us girls, you are guaranteed a spot at final 4. Ingrid and I aren't physically strong. We won't win immunity. You can easily pick one of us off.

Day 11

In the immunity challenge,

Positions Lei Gong Yu Shen
Swimmers Albert leeDash mashGabriel gapsJohnathan mott
Albert, Dash, Gabriel, Johnathan
Keith dawsonLucas williamsOak timmTifanie case
Keith, Lucas, Oak, Tifanie
Puzzle Solvers Bobby nelsonIngrid hong
Bobby, Ingrid
Nancy dorrisPenny smith
Nancy, Penny
Rope burners Fion fish
Qwerty filex

Winner: Lei Gong
At Yu Shen camp:

If everything is going as planned, Penny should be the one going home tonight. She is a big threat, no one knew she had an idol last night. I hope to see her gone, and the biggest idol finder here will be nowhere seen.


Penny continued to persuade Nancy, stating that voting off Qwerty would make a perfect six-person alliance.
Nancy: Keith, Lucas and I are definitely on the same boat.
Penny: Alright, so five is still cool to voted off Qwerty.
At tribal council:
Jeff: Penny, are there any surprise to the tribe that you played the idol in the last tribal council?
Penny: Of course, there are. I mean everyone in this game is trying their best to save themselves for another day. I might be just a bit over-paranoid last night. Jeff: So, Nancy, is there clear division among the tribe?
Nancy: Someone here might be close to another, but this is definitely not a close group of seven. Six or five seemed optimal for the merge, since someone is returning from redemption.
Jeff: It's just day 11 and everyone here is thinking about the merge.
Keith: Of course, this game does require long term thinking. Who you feel are trustworthy enough, who isn't, are definitely need-to-be-concerned issues about our own alliance or even people outside the alliance.
Jeff: Seems like there are in deed trust issues, despite alliance exists in this group.
Qwerty: Sure, everyday there has to be someone thinking whether or not I am at the bottom of the alliance, I should or should not flip, maybe even when to flip. Lots of stuff have been going through everyone's mind.
Jeff: To clear up this confusion, it's time to vote, Penny, you're up.
[Everyone voted]
Jeff: I'll tally the vote.
Jeff: Once the votes are read, the decision is final. If anyone has the hidden immunity idol, and you want to play it, now would be the time to do so. [No one reacted] I'll read the vote.
Jeff: The seventh person voted out of Survior: Hainan:

Jeff: ... The tribe has spoken. Jeff: You'll have a chance to get back to the main game, grab you torch, head to Redemption Island. Jeff: There is still a long long way to go in this 39-day game. Grab your torches, head back to camp. Good night!

Voting Confessional

I hope nothing is behind me and back-stabbing me. Good luck to you on Redemption Island


It's you and me tonight. If this does work, thank god, I survive 3 more days.


Still in the Running

Lei Gong
Albert lee
Bobby nelson
Catherine reynolds gray
Dash mash
Elisa rester gray
Fion fish
Gabriel gaps
Hope holmium nickle gray
Ingrid hong
Johnathan mott
Yu Shen
Keith dawson
Lucas williams
Michelle mi chen gray
Nancy dorris
Oak timm
Penny smith gray
Qwerty filex
Rebecca thomas gray
Steven dye gray
Tifanie case

Author's Notes

I hope this is not boring as I cut out a lot of conversation. Sorry that it's still not completely in paragraph form, I'm not good at that, but I'll surely be working that out soon.