"It's Broken, It's Gone"
Season Survivor: Battle of the Ages
Author Sinjoh
Episode Number 5/13
Episode Chronology
Previous New People, Old Drama
Next It's Hard To See the Rainforest Past the Ferns
It's Broken, It's Gone is is the fifth episode of Survivor: Battle of the Ages.

Previously On Survivor...

After Mangaia's second tribal council, Ulrich and Erick became a two man tribe. Ulrich had doubts on who he should've voted for, but with the threat of ending up in a body bag, he had major pressure on him. At the reward challenge, the four tribes would fight to stay alive, as two tribes would be axed after the challenge. Yorick's top notch shooting skills won Atiu the challenge, and Suvorov, keeping up the Atiu. After the tribe were shuffled the new Atiu; Ivan, Shanika, Ulrich, Yorick, and Zak and the new Suvorov; Astor, Charmaine, Erick, Garnet, Genette, and Kamryn. Without a tribe, Marquis was sent to exile for the next three days.

Garnet and Charmaine would share a mother/daughter friendship while bonding at the new Suvorov camp. She and Zak would tell their new tribes the story of Marquis's bullying, hoping to get everyone against him. Yorick then thought of this as an excuse of getting rid of Atiu's only female, Shanika. At the immunity challenge, the females of Suvorov were pitted against the men of Atiu, and with the women coming out on top. Before tribal council, Yorick recruited the new members of Atiu into voting out Shanika, his former tribemate. Ivan got wind of this and hoped to berate him at tribal council. Ivan's plan didn't work, as Shanika was voted out. Twelve remain, who will be voted out tonight?


Reward Challenge: Kicking and Screaming
One pair at a time, two players try to remove a member of the opposing tribe from a pole they’re holding onto and drag them across the finishing line. First tribe to get all three opposing tribe members across wins.
Reward: Previous Rewards left at Tema and Mangaia
Winner: Suvorov

Immunity Challenge: Free Fallin
Each tribe starts the challenge on a raised platform. One at a time tribemates drop from a three step structure down into a net. After all players from a tribe finish the net drop and assemble on a tribal mat they proceed to the next stage, climb stairs to another platform and perform that balance beam walk. After all tribe members have assembled on the next mat, begin to assemble a puzzle. First tribe to finish the puzzle wins.
Winner: Suvorov


Night 12

The all male Atiu tribe returns to camp. Ivan is extremely mad at his tribe for getting rid of tribe voting Shanika out, ignoring Marquis's presence at the camp. Marquis is given the cold shoulder by the other four members.

Shanika was voted out. That sucks. It's really bad that the guy who wanted our tribe to stick together, put her (bleep) down. From now on, I'll try and get Yorick out at his lowest point in the game.


I was hoping at least someone else was voted out, so I can make Shanika my bitch. However, Ivan is feminine, so he's probably a (bleep). This will be fun.


The six men fall asleep, waiting for the next day.

Day 13

The next day, the Atiu men, except for Marquis, are doing chores. Yorick and Quinlan are fishing, Ulrich and Zak are getting water from a nearby well, and Ivan is at the firepit cooking. Marquis has been harassing Ivan since this morning.

Quote1Hey, fruit, is the food done yet?Quote2- Marquis
Quote1It's been a minute since the last time you asked.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1Well come on, you're the most feminine on this tribe, you might as well grow a vagina.Quote2- Marquis
Quote1The more you lash out a me, the more I think you're a closeted gay man. You know if you want, me and my husband can show you a good time.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1Gross. (bleep) you, you (bleep). I'm going swimming, and that rice better be done by the time I return.Quote2- Marquis
Quote1I'll be here sweetie.Quote2- Ivan

I know that I can perceived as effeminate, so I do know that Marquis's torment would bounce to me. He wouldn't dare mess with the others, they could crack open his skull. I'm countering his torment by making him uncomfortable, and he'll do anything to stay on top.


Ulrich, Zak, Yorick, and Quinlan return to camp, and Ivan gives everyone their portion. After taking his portion, he throws Marquis's into the fire.

Quote1Why in the hell did you throw that rice in the fire?Quote2- Yorick
Quote1Mainly to piss off Marquis. He's been harassing me all day, so why not make his last days miserable?Quote2- Ivan
Quote1So basically, you're indirectly harming him, unlike Willie?Quote2- Zak
Quote1Yep.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1Hey fruit, where's my rice? I'm starving.Quote2- Marquis
Quote1Sorry, after passing out the rice, I knocked the pot in the water, and the rice spilled into the fire.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1You (bleep) retard! You let my rice burn! Go (bleep) yourself, (bleep).Quote2- Marquis

Marquis walks away pissed. After he leaves, the others laugh. Later, the two tribes are summoned to the challenge are for their reward challenge. Suvorov arrives first, followed by Atiu. Behind Jeff is something covered.

Quote1Suvorov, getting a good look at the new Atiu tribe. Shanika voted out at the last tribal council. However, they aren't shorthanded because Marquis replaced her. Okay for today's challenge, one pair at a time, two players try to remove a member of the opposing tribe from a pole they’re holding onto and drag them across the finishing line. First tribe to get all three opposing tribe members across wins. Would you like to know what you're playing for?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Yes!Quote2- Castaways
Quote1You'll be competing for the previous reward items left at the Mangaia and Tema camps. Now, I'll give you a minute to strategize.Quote2- Jeff

The first out are Yorick and Ulrich for Atiu and Kamryn and Garnet for Suvorov. Ivan and Genette are on the poles. Both pairs run out to their target. Both are having trouble prying Ivan and Genette from their poles.

Quote1Quick, Garnet flash him!Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Why?Quote2- Garnet
Quote1Just trust me.Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Fine.Quote2- Garnet

As Garnet and Kamryn remove their bras, exposing their breasts, Yorick and Ulrich have Genette off her pole. Ivan laughs at their attempt to flash him.

Quote1You really think that would work on me?Quote2- Ivan
Quote1Son of a bitch! We flashed a gay guy! I'm so (bleep) stupid!Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Congrats you've figured it out.Quote2- Ivan

Ivan lets go of his pole, and the girls grab him, but Yorick and Ulrich have Genette across the finish at this point.

In the second round are Erick and Astor for Suvorov and Ivan and Zak for Atiu. Marquis and Charmaine are on the poles. The pairs rush to the poles. Both arrive equally. Marquis puts up less of a fight, causing Erick and Astor to go back quickly. A few seconds later, Ivan and Zak pry Charmaine off. They drag her through the sand as they return. Charmaine struggles to let go, but Astor and Erick get Marquis across the finish first. Both tribes are tied 1-1.

The third round consists of Genette and Charmaine for Suvorov and Marquis and Quinlan for Atiu. Erick and Ulrich are on the poles. Genette, Charmaine, and Quinlan run to their targets, while Marquis walks nostalgically down the sand to the pole. Quinlan gets a slight head start trying to get Erick off his pole, but when the girls arrive they have an easier time getting Ulrich off his pole. Marquis does eventually meets up with Quinlan, but Charmaine and Genette have Ulrich off his pole. Marquis just stands by as Quinlan fails to get Erick off. A few minutes later, the women have Ulrich across the line, scoring Suvorov its second point.

The fourth round is Astor and Kamryn for Suvorov and Yorick and Zak. Marquis and Genette are once again on the poles. Astor, Kamryn, Yorick, and Zak run out to their targets. Marquis, again, throws the round by not putting up a fight. Astor and Kamryn both have Marquis and run back. Yorick and Zak try to get Genette off the pole, but refuses. Zak then begins to tickle her. In a few seconds she lets go and they drag her back. Astor and Kamryn, however, reach the finish first, winning Suvorov the reward challenge.

Quote1Suvorov wins reward! Your reward items will wait for you at camp, but first you have to send someone to Exile Island.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Zak.Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Zak, the boat to Exile will be here shortly, everyone else head back to camp.Quote2- Jeff

Zak arrives on Exile Island, choosing the left path. He makes himself a pot of rice, and reads the clue for the hidden immunity idol.

For the next two days, I'll be here on Exile, away from Marquis. This is both a blessing and a curse. I'm away from from Marquis, but I can't campaign to get him out.


Day 14

The next day on Atiu, Yorick walks up to Ivan in the shelter. Ivan glares at him.

Quote1Can we talk?Quote2- Yorick
Quote1No.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1Then just listen, I wanted Shanika out for her own safety. Marquis harassed Willie, and look what happened to her.Quote2- Yorick
Quote1First off, you barely knew Shanika. I never saw you talk to her at all. She is a strong woman, who dealt with worse than Marquis. Plus you just killed our pledge to stay together. As far as I'm concerned you are a hypocrite, and I don't want to talk to you. Good-bye.Quote2- Ivan

Ivan gets up and walks into the forest, disgusted by Yorick.

Ivan may be fifty, but he acts like a rash twenty-year-old. I want him to trust me again. Now, it's not going to happen.


Later toward the evening at Suvorov's camp, Astor and Erick are talking in the forest.

Quote1Hey listen man. I want the two us as an alliance. Bros need to stick together, especially with four women around. What do you say?Quote2- Erick
Quote1Sorry, but I promised myself to remain loyal to Kamryn.Quote2- Astor
Quote1You can't be serious. As soon as she's done with you, she'll throw you away like a piece of trash, kinda like Kim Kardashian's 72 day marriage.Quote2- Erick
Quote1I'm sorry Erick, but I have to politely decline the alliance offer.Quote2- Astor

Kamryn the walks up to the boys.

Quote1There you are Astor, dear. C'mon I want to show you something on the beachQuote2- Kamryn
Quote1All right Kam. See ya Erick!Quote2- Astor

I'm really sick of those two supposed lovebirds. I want to vomit when I see them, but there is another duo that is potentially dangerous, Garnet and Charmaine. They've been too close, and I worry. I need Genette by my side.


At the other end of the beach, Charmaine and Garnet are talking between each other with Genette trying to talk to them, but gets cut out. Erick then calls for Genette. She leaves the girls and sees what Erick wants.

Quote1Yes Erick?Quote2- Genette
Quote1I want to propose something to you. An alliance.Quote2- Erick
Quote1With who?Quote2- Genette
Quote1Kamryn and Astor-Quote2- Erick
Quote1Stop, the love birds, why them? They'll end up like Rob and Amber.Quote2- Genette
Quote1We need the numbers and if appeal to both, we have four. Also, when we merge, I have Ulrich on the other tribe, that's two.Quote2- Erick
Quote1I'll think about it, but who do you want out Garnet or Charmaine?Quote2- Genette
Quote1Charmaine, she's too much of a jury threat.Quote2- Erick
Quote1I'll think about it, and I'll let you know. Bye.Quote2- Genette

I don't know whether or not to go with Erick and break Garnet and Charmaine's friendship, or stay with the girls and hope for a tie. But the girls have been ignoring me for a while. This is hard.


Day 15

The next day, Suvorov and Atiu are summoned to the challenge area for their immunity challenge. Zak returns from Exile Island.

Quote1Welcome to your fifth immunity challenge, but first, Garnet I have to take the immunity idol. Once again the immunity idol is up for grabs. On my mark, one at a time tribemates drop from a three step structure down into a net. After all players from a tribe finish the net drop and assemble on a tribal mat they proceed to the next stage, climb stairs to another platform and perform that balance beam walk. After all tribe members have assembled on the next mat, begin to assemble a puzzle. First tribe to finish the puzzle wins.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Not this challenge.Quote2- Charmaine
Quote1Yep, Charmaine it is that challenge. On thing before starting. When you fall from the net, cross your arms on your chest and fall on your back. We do not want a repeat of Kourtney Moon's injury. Let's get started.Quote2- Jeff

All twelve castaways are on top of the platform, ready to jump. Charmaine and Ulrich are the first to jump. Both fall in the correct position and get to the mat. Erick and Yorick jump next. The two jump in the correct position, but Yorick then uncrosses his arms, landing on his hand. He feels no agonizing pain, because of the height and speed of his fall. Both get to the mat. The remaining eight jump using the correct position. The Suvorov tribe has a slight lead over Atiu, and start the balance beam. Marquis takes his time getting off the net. He does get to the mat, and Atiu starts.

Garnet is halfway on the balance beam as Yorick starts. Garnet is the first done. Yorick follows. Charmaine gets to the end of the balance beam very quickly. Marquis takes his time once again. Suvorov's third member, Erick passes the slow moving Marquis. Marquis falls, forcing him to restart. He casually walks back to the beginning as Erick finishes and Astor starts. Marquis does get back and starts again, but Astor is three quarters of the way finished. Marquis moves slow on the balance beam. Astor has finished and Kamryn starts. Kamryn quickly makes her way to the end of the balance beam. Marquis is only halfway as Kamryn finishes. Genette starts. Marquis makes his way to the three-quarters mark as Genette is halfway done. Both finish at the same time. Suvorov starts on the puzzle as Ivan begins the balance beam.

The Suvorov opens the bags of puzzle pieces and begin to solve the puzzle as a tribe. Ivan finishes quickly, allowing Ulrich to start. Suvorov's puzzle is beginning to look like something. Ulrich finishes not as fast as Ivan, but Zak starts the beam. Suvorov has a quarter of the puzzle finished as Zak is finishing crossing the balance beam. Quinlan begins to cross the balance beam. Suvorov has more than half of the puzzle done. Quinlan does briefly struggle, but pulls through it, allowing Atiu to start the puzzle. As Atiu onpen their bags, Suvorov has all but six pieces in the puzzle. Each one of the Suvorov members insert a puzzle piece, completing a puzzle of the season's logo.

Quote1Suvorov wins immunity! Congratulations, you'll be safe for another three days. Atiu, I'll be seeing you at tribal council tonight. Marquis what happened, you moved slow?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Just tired Jeff, that's all.Quote2- Marquis
Quote1Okay, Atiu once again, tribal council. Everyone can head on out.Quote2- Jeff

Atiu returns to camp, angry at the results of the challenge.

This is just the fuel I need to get Marquis out. His delusion will crumble in front of him tonight!


During the challenge, I sprain or twisted my wrist in the challenge. It doesn't hurt, and I'm not worried about it.


As Atiu prepares for tribal council, Zak calls all of Atiu, sans Marquis, to the beach for a brief meeting.

Quote1So everyone is going to vote Marquis tonight?Quote2- Zak
Quote1Yep, everyone is 100% Marquis.Quote2- Yorick
Quote1Good, now let's just have a good time.Quote2- Zak
Quote1Um, guys, I'd like to tell you that I sprained my wrist in the challenge.Quote2- Yorick
Quote1Really, are you okay?Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1I'm fine. I'll try and not aggravate it that's allQuote2- Yorick
Quote1That's goodQuote2- Zak

Zak and Yorick leave the beach for the shelter. Ulrich and Quinlan begin to leave until Ivan talks to the two.

Quote1Listen, I have a counter proposal, we vote Yorick out.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1Why him? He's muscle we need that now.Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1I know, but the merge is soon, this could be the only chance of getting him out, plus he's injured.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1I'm not so sure.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1Please, please, please. I'm on my knees begging. Just think about it. I won't be angry if you don't go through it, promise.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1I'll think about it.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1Me, too.Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1Thank you guys!Quote2- Ivan

Yorick, just like a child's toy, when it's broken, it's gone.


He hugs the two and goes to the shelter. Quinlan and Ulrich looked stressed on this decision.

The Atiu tribe goes to tribal council at sunset, arriving at night. Everyone puts their torch behind them, and Marquis lights his.

Quote1Atiu, yet another tribal council. Marquis, is there anything wrong the the tribe is doing?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Nope, we simply lost.Quote2- Marquis
Quote1Jeff, the reason we lost was because this delusional (bleep) thinks he'll go far. He's going home tonight, I guarantee it.Quote2- Zak
Quote1Ivan, even you?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1I know that I said I wanted Yorick out, but Marquis is a piece of (bleep). For the past three days, he called me fruit, (bleep), or (bleep).Quote2- Ivan.
Quote1So other than Marquis is there any other negativity in the tribe?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Mostly no Jeff, except with some minor tension between Ivan and Yorick, it's been smooth sailing.Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1I'm sorry Jeff, but can we get to the vote, I'd like Marquis to leave ASAP.Quote2- Zak
Quote1Relax, he's going tonight, we promise.Quote2- Ulrich

Quote1One question before the vote, does anyone think that an idol will be in play tonight?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1No.Quote2- Yorick
Quote1Unlikely.Quote2- Zak
Quote1Hell no.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1Nope, he's not like Abi from the Philippines.Quote2- Ivan
Quote1Like all the others, I don't think and idol will be in play.Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1No comment.Quote2- Marquis
Quote1All right, it's time to vote, Marquis 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, Marquis. Zak. Next vote, Marquis. Marquis leads 2-1. Next vote, Yorick. Yorick. Yorick and Marquis are tied with two votes. One vote left. Fourth person voted out of Survivor: Battle of the Ages is.......

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

Quote1See ya, hypocriteQuote2- Shanika
Quote1Take that bitches!Quote2- Marquis
Quote1Yorick, the tribe has spoken. Well judging Yorick's look he was blindsided. You can head back out.Quote2- Jeff

Atiu leaves the tribal council area and heads back to camp.

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 4:
Yorick (3 votes)
Ivan, Quinlan, & Ulrich
Marquis (2 votes)
Yorick & Zak
Zak (1 vote)
Yorick BW
Yorick Yancy

Voting Confessionals

Next time, don't tell people you're injured. Bye jackass.


Zak, I hate you so much. I want you gone, now. Garnet is next.


Ivan's right, when we merge, you're a challenge threat. Plus with your injury, you could cost the tribe few challenges. I promise Marquis will leave soon.


Yorick, I'm putting down your name, because you're injured. I'd rather you get better than worse.


Marquis, as a major source of negativity, goo riddance.


Finally, the final nail in your coffin. *laughs manically* I say I'd miss you, but screw you!


Final Words

Well, I was blindsided. I feel robbed, but it's my fault. I should have never told Ivan I was injured. He cost me the million, but keep going buddy. Win it for the Atiu!


Still In the Running

Suvorov Atiu
Shanika BW
Yorick BW
Mangaia Tema
Octavia BW
Qiana BW
Willie BW

Next Time on Survivor...

  • With the merge possibly looming, the castaways make a mad scramble to solidify alliances.
  • The jury begins once again before the merger.

Author's Notes

  • The reward challenge is the same challenge from Survivor: Cook Islands episode, Plan Voodoo and Survivor: The Sahara, episode, Our Alliance Is Over!.
  • The immunity challenge is the same challenge from Survivor: One World episode, Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules.
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