"The Bro Alliance Tries to Ride Again"
Season Survivor: Battle of the Ages
Author Sinjoh
Episode Number 8/13
Episode Chronology
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The Bro Alliance Tries to Ride Again is the eighth episode of Survivor: Battle of the Ages.

Previously On Survivor...

After a hair raising tribal council, the Suvorov tribe tried to stay away from Erick. The next day, treemail stated that a mutiny would be offered. However, if anyone took it, the merger would be delayed. Both tribes took this as a shock, and many hoped that the mutiny wouldn't happen. On the same day, Genette told Garnet what had happened between her and Erick before tribal council, shocking Garnet. They confronted Kamryn and Astor, who easily flipped to be with Garnet and Genette. Erick saw this from afar, and was upset with his alliance betraying him.

On day 20, the mutiny was offered, and three castaways swapped tribes, Quinlan, to be with his original tribe, Zak, to get away from Marquis, and Erick, to start anew and to reiterate his alliance with Ulrich. Zak and Quinlan reunited with their former tribemates, bring old memories back. At Atiu, the tribe was very distant from one another, until Erick and Maquis began to plot together to get Ivan and the Suvorov tribe out. At the combined reward/immunity challenge, both tribes were neck and neck throughout the entire challenge, but Garnet and Genette's memories help them beat the four-man Atiu tribe. At tribal council, Ulrich exploded in a rage against Erick, and claimed he was voting for Marquis that night. This backfired, sending Ivan home by a 2-1-1 vote. Nine remain, who will be voted out tonight?


Immunity Challenge: Waiting To Exhale
All nine castaways submerge themselves underwater to see how long they could hold their breath. The last person to surface wins immunity.
Winner: Erick


Night 21

Atiu returns to camp late at night. Marquis and Erick celebrate with maniacal laugher. Ulrich decides to get some sleep at the beach, not wanting to be with his tribe.

*sobs* I feel so stupid. I made the mistake for voting Marquis, and not Erick. *sobs* I'm just so sick of this game. I've been with idiots and douches for so long, I just wanna quit. *sobs* But I'm sticking it out, since we're most likely merge soon. *sobs*


Ulrich falls asleep in the sand on the beach. Marquis and Erick would cackle into the night.

Day 22

The next day, Ulrich checks Atiu's treemail. The treemail says for both the tribes to meet at the location disclosed on a provided map. The same treemail also arrived at Suvorov. All nine competitors packed up all their items and traveled to the location on the map.

Upon arriving at a beach both tribes meet together, and in front of them, a table with nine empty spots filled with all kinds of food. Many castaway's mouths began to drool over the amount of food. A note and a box was in the middle of the table. Each one of the castaways took a spot at the table, and Garnet picked up and read the note.

Quote1Wait before we eat, let's read this note.Quote2- Garnet
Quote1Really?!Quote2- Erick
Quote1Yes. The note basically says that the feast will be over when we open the box, and there are both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks in this feast. Alright, let's dig in.Quote2- Garnet

The nine starving castaways dig into the delicious feast the production crew had given them. About 35 minutes and a bottle of red wine later, the nine finish eating and, except Erick who is underage, drinking, they open the box at the center of the feast, finding nine pink buff, signifying they've merged.

Quote1Pink?! That is the most feminine color there is!Quote2- Erick
Quote1Shut up, it was production's decision on the color.Quote2- Zak
Quote1Whatever.Quote2- Erick
Quote1So any ideas on a name for the tribe?Quote2- Genette
Quote1How about Pamati?Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1I like it.Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1So what does "Pamati" mean?Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1It's simply a shorthand name for Palmerston Island in the Cook Islands.Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1So Pamati it is?Quote2- Garnet

Everyone, but Erick and Marquis, vote yes for Pamati. Another note on the bottom of the box stated that they were to choose one of the two camps to stay at, and everything from the other tribe would be moved to the camp. Suvorov's old camp was decided on. The merged tribe then made its way to their camp.

Well, it's merge time. Hopefully I'll keep the Suvorov Six from imploding and falling apart, but I'm not gonna really worry about that now.


The merged tribe arrives at their camp. Everything was the same as it was as the Suvorov camp. Ulrich says he has a headache, and simply wants to lie down in the shelter for a bit. The tribe agrees to let him rest, and split up duties around camp. Marquis and Erick go off and collect water. Garnet and Genette set up nets near shallow water to catch fish. Astor, Quinlan, and Zak take the canoe and go deep sea fishing. Kamryn begins to do some laundry for the tribe.

At the end of the day, the fishing is sucessful, and the tribe, minus Ulrich, feast on a fish.

Day 23

The next day, around noon, Genette notices Ulrich still in the shelter. She hears some faint sobbing from him.

Quote1Hey, Ulrich, are you okay? You've been in the shelter For the past day. You haven't eaten anything either.Quote2- Genette
Quote1I'd rather not talk about it.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1Let me take a wild guess, it's about Erick?Quote2- Genette
Quote1Actually yes. I'm sick of him. He's been nothing but rude. He's threatened me so much, and the decision I made at the last tribal council, I just want to quit, but I'm hesitant of actually doing it.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1Listen, Erick did threaten me, too. But Garnet said we'd get him out. And having Kamryn and Astor flip and Quinlan and Zak join our cause made me feel better. Don't quit. Erick won't make it to the end.Quote2- Genette
Quote1Thanks Genette, that actually did make me feel better.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1Oh, it was nothing.Quote2- Genette
Quote1Genette, we need to make sure to get Erick and Marquis out before the Bro Alliance tries to ride again.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1Glad to see the passion in your eyes again.Quote2- Genette

Genette give Ulrich a comforting hug and leaves the shelter. Ulrich seems happier.

Genette really brought me out of a bad funk. I was depressed because I let the bad guys win. They're not going to win on my watch. Us seven will pick those two off easily.


In the ocean, Erick and Marquis talk about strategy.

Quote1So which one of those bitches do we get out first? Is it Ulrich?Quote2- Marquis
Quote1No, that's too easy, plus if he does quit we get a free pass to the final eight.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Then what?Quote2- Marquis
Quote1We target Astor. He's a physical threat. Plus, his relationship with Kamryn is very much of a threat.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Sounds fine to me.Quote2- Marquis

I'm really hoping Ulrich quits at some point, because me and Marquis need to find that idol on Exile Island. Without any rewards now, getting that idol is impossible.


Day 24

The next day, the castaways were summoned to the challenge area for their first individual challenge.

Quote1First off, congratulations final nine for making the merge. Second, tribal immunity is no longer on the line. Instead, individual immunity is what you want. But first, what is the name of the merged tribe?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Pamati, Jeff. It's an island in the Cook Islands.Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1Lovely name, Kamryn. Now for today's challenge, it's a simple underwater breathing challenge. The last person standing wins immunity, who will have a one in eight shot of winning this game. Let's get started.Quote2- Jeff

All nine castaways submerge themselves underwater. Not even five seconds in, Marquis surfaces.

30 seconds in, Quinlan and Zak surface from the water.

45 seconds in, Kamryn surfaces.

One minute and ten seconds in the challenge, Genette surfaces, leaving Erick, Astor, Garnet, and Ulrich vying for immunity.

Ten seconds later, Ulrich surfaces.

Two minutes in, Astor surfaces. This leaves Erick and Garnet in the water.

Two minutes and 30 seconds in, the water bubbles. From the water, Garnet surfaces, earning Erick individual immunity.

Quote1Erick wins immunity! Erick, here is the immunity necklace.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Thanks, Jeff.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Erick has a one in eight chance of winning this game. For one of you, someone's journey will end. You have the afternoon to figure that out. You can return to camp.Quote2- Jeff

Returning to camp, the Suvorov Six and Ulrich talk about the vote.

Quote1So we're all in agreement, Marquis leaves tonight?Quote2- Garnet
Quote1Hell yes. That bastard is gone.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1Good. Now who do you guys think they'll vote tonight?Quote2- Genette
Quote1Most likely me, Erick hates to lose, anything.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1But you'll be fine. They can't gather enough votes anyway.Quote2- Kamryn

At sunset, Pamati heads off to tribal council. At tribal council, they put their torches behind them and take a seat. Charmaine and Ivan walk into the tribal council area. Ivan is wearing a pink-striped dress shirt and jeans with brown dress shoes.

Quote1We'll introduce the members of the jury, Charmaine, and Ivan voted out at the last tribal council. How has life been since the tribes merged?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1There's a huge split here at camp. It' me, Astor, Genette, Kamryn, Quinlan, Zak, and Ulrich against Erick and Marquis.Quote2- Garnet
Quote1That's a not a major split, that's a super-majority, Garnet.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Exactly.Quote2- Garnet
Quote1So Erick and Marquis how is it being in the minority?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Well if Ulrich quits, this tribal council doesn't mean shit.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Wait? Ulrich you want to quit?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1I did, now I don't. Erick made me feel less human, and I didn't want to continue the game. When Genette also revealed she was treated like dirt by Erick, she reignited my passion to continue this game.Quote2- Ulrich
Quote1You son of a bitch! You liar!Quote2- Erick

Quote1Shut the (bleep) up Erick! We all know your secret. You're nothing but a two-faced lying bastard.Quote2- Garnet
Quote1No one asked for your opinion, (bleep)!Quote2- Erick
Quote1You did not call my friend the c word.Quote2- Genette
Quote1So what if he did, (bleep)?Quote2- Marquis
Quote1Oh my god.Quote2- Quinlan
Quote1You do not call an Indian person that! Don't ever say that again to me!Quote2- Genette
Quote1Shut the (bleep) up Genette.Quote2- Erick
Quote1You shut the (bleep) up!Quote2- Kamryn
Quote1(bleep) you!Quote2- Erick

Quote1Leave Kamryn alone!Quote2- Astor
Quote1Look who finally grew a set.Quote2- Erick
Quote1That's it, before we have fists flying, Erick are you going to pass your immunity to someone?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1No.Quote2- Erick
Quote1Alright, it's time to vote, Zak 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. Next vote, Marquis. Marquis. Marquis. Seventh person voted out of Survivor: Battle of the Ages and the third member of the Jury.......

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

Quote1This can't be.Quote2- Marquis
Quote1It is. Marquis, the tribe has spoken. And with that, maybe the drama will die down some, maybe not. You can head back to camp.Quote2- Jeff

Pamati leaves the tribal council area and returns to camp.

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 7:
Marquis (7 votes)
Astor, Garnet, Genette, Kamryn, Quinlan, Ulrich, & Zak
Astor (2 votes)
Erick & Marquis
Marquis BW
Marquis Luca

Voting Confessionals

No one disrespects Kamryn, and since I can't vote Erick, you're the next best thing.


Astor, you're a dumbass. That broad is just using you.


I'm so sick of the disrespect of people on this show. If the two of you keep this up, you'll be worse than Abi-Maria and Russell Hantz combined.


Never call an Indian person what you called me tonight.


Marquis, next time you disrespect a woman, I hope she kicks your ass.


You don't deserve the million. A rock deserves it more than you.


You are the lowest of the low.


Piece of (bleep), you are.


Finally the delusion breaks, Marquis. This is wonderful!


Final Words

I was robbed of my million! The vote was rigged! There is no way five people voted for me, I swear it!


Still In the Running

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

Next Time on Survivor...

  • Erick struggles to survive on his own.
  • Ulrich feels accomplished.
  • Garnet plans what she'll do if Erick wins immunity for a second time.

Author's Notes

  • The immunity challenge is the same challenge from Survivor: Borneo episode, The Merger and Survivor: All-Stars episode, Anger, Tears, and Chaos.
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