We have Snewsers Julie boot clue for EP13 left on the message boards @ sucks
posted here , it wouldn't take a genious to figure this one out but, its nice to have some sort of confimation . Sucks
and we have Jeff's preshow interview that tells us that someone goes on a immunity run to make it to the finals ..Chris 8-)' ?
then we have the TV Guide SuperChallenge http://www.survivorfever.net/tvg_superchallenge.html
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Survivor tribe members thinking that once through the mud was enough had better think again. This week's [Episode 12 (or 13)] "Redemption" reward challenge builds in elements from earlier this season to see if players have learned anything. How tough is it? Producer John Kirhoffer gave [TV Guide] a sneak peek - including the supersecret sketch - at just what the players will face - (Linda Holmes, TV Guide)
Redemption Challenge Overview
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Step 1 - Crawl Through Mud
The 18-member "Dream Team" used to test the challenges thought that the first mud crawl was too easy. So truckloads of dirt were brought in to make the mud, um, muddier. And vertical sticks were added for a deeper slither in the muck.
Step 2 - Grab a Pig
Borrowed from local residents, the pigs were marked so they could be returned to their rightful owners after taping. And since the show is bound by specific animal-handling guidelines, pig throwing is out and gentle tossing of the swine into their stinky pens is in. Which is too bad, says Kirhoffer. "We had so much fun with the pig catching. And we've never hurt an animal on Survivor - well except for the pig that got killed in Australia, but that was different." [Player Michael Skupin slaughtered a wild boar for food.]
Step 3 - Solve a Tiki Puzzle
For this part of the challenge, a local carver made several identical 5-foot-tall tikis that the show's art department later turned into puzzles. "They drilled a hole down the middle then chopped them up into five or six pieces," Kirhoffer says.
Step 4 - Walk a Balance Beam
After players decided to crawl instead of walk across the too-narrow balance beam in the September 23 episode, Kirhoffer decided to make this one wider to ensure that players would actually walk the plank.
Step 5 - Shoot a Slingshot
The store-bought slingshots are dressed up to look rustic. And since this is the final portion of the challenge, the stunt is designed to avoid what Kirhoffer calls "total mission failure." So if players aren't hitting the target after 10 minutes, they'll be allowed to move closer. "We've gotta go home for dinner," he says.
'Redemption' Challenge - More Details
Has 5 'stages'
- Stage #1 has 5 lanes thru the mud crawl...only first 4 to finish crawl advance to stage #2.
- Stage #2 has 4 pigs to catch "Pig Sty-10 piglets, 4 marked for catching, rest are decoys" . So each of the 4 contestants at this point has to catch 1 pig. Only first 3 to get a pig into pig pen advance to stage #3.
- Stage #3 has 3 puzzle poles (5ft tall) to assemble tiki puzzles composed of 5-6 pieces. Only first 2 to finish advance to stage #4.
- Stage #4 has a 10' ladder climb to 2 balance beams (5 inches wide) over a 30'x60' cargo net. Both competitors advance to stage #5.
- Stage #5 has 2 shooting tables each with high powered slingshots and ammo. Targets are 2 towers holding 3 tiles, counterweighted pulley system raises fire to to wok atop tower.
- Winner is first person (of remaining two contestants) to light wok.
- Prize : ?
Note: Some observant posters at SurvivorSucks have pointed out that there are 5 lanes in the diagram, Episode 12 will have 6 Survivors still in the game. Perhaps TV Guide has this challenge as Episode 12 (6 players remain) when it should be Episode 13 (5 players remain).
Or the producers decided to use this challenge earlier with 6 players and one player is eliminated some other way? Maybe there's a race to the mud pit where one player will be eliminated? The only way it could be an E12 event is if someone IS eliminated prior to the mudcrawl entry.
TV Guide text indicates this was "this week's challenge", and combined with its release date (11/28) leads one to believe that it was indeed for Episode 12.
However if TV Guide is wrong, then it would appear to be an Episode 13 event with no early elimination prior to the mud crawl. The sketch shows a very short distance from the starting line to the mud crawl entry... probably something done just for the sketch for convenience purposes.
Episode teasers will indicate when this challenge is to appear, so we might have to wait until then to be sure. At this point, it could probably fit either scenario.
Update: An episode 12 promo has revealed that the Reward Challenge for that episode is a swimming/balancing/diving competition. Therefore, the "Redemption" Super Challenge takes place in Episode 13