|"Underestimated the Word 'Newbie'"|
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Underestimated the Word 'Newbie' is the first episode of Survivor: Korea.
Challenge: Triple Trials
The castaways are to play three games in three categories: Accuracy (Bow Master), Speed (Remove Everything), and Logic (Addup!). Each castaway would be ranked on each category, and the three highest castaways that have the highest average rank wins reward. The the first placer also gets a bonus reward.
Reward: Advantage to the Hidden Immunity Idol; The Light Pearl (bonus reward for placing first)
Additional Stipulations: The person that places last receives a Dark Pearl. Also, the winners of this challenge would be guaranteed to be put on separate tribes.
Winners (in order of finish): Hunter, Ryan and Alejandro
Challenge: Block Reunion
The castaways are to play a game called Blinkz 2. Their task in the game is to unite the pink blocks with each other. To do that, simply click on the other blocks that separate them. This makes them vanish. As they disappear stars of different colors appear. Collect those stars to get extra points. But beware - there are also black blocks which must not get inside the big pink block. Once they get inside, you must restart the level. You must also make sure that the little pink block does not fall away, because that would end in the same result. The two tribes with the highest scores win.
Winners (in order of finish): Baekje & Silla
In an isolated island in Korea, 21 castaways from around the world volunteered to be marooned on a deserted island for 39 days, where they will have to outlast the elements and each other. 39 days, 21 people, 1 survivor!
The 21 castaways eagerly entered the challenge camp, where the hosts welcomed them. However, the first thing the hosts said was that there would be that a special twist for a tentative period: the One World twist would be in play. After knowing the twist, some castaways were quite unsure what to feel about it, saying that the game just changed after knowing about it. Eddie quickly made an alliance consisting of himself, Crtha, Nick, Cassels, Daniel, Aston and Jake. He plans on blindsiding Monkey and Miggy as soon as they get the opportunity.
While in camp, Alejandro had a conversation with Aston and Cassels who informed him about Eddie and Crtha's alliance and that they hated Monkey. Not wanting to be left out of a big alliance, Alejandro approached Eddie and told him a lie saying that Monkey was gunning for him. Eddie began to trust Alejandro more and pull him into their alliance.
However, Jake and Aston noticed that Eddie and Crtha were very "sneaky" and decided to make a counter alliance in order to overthrow Eddie and Crtha. This alliance consists of Ryan, Alejandro, Amir, Aaron, Hunter, Ivan, Cassels, Aston and Jake himself which was named the Kings of Korea.
Cassels, Alejandro, Jake and Aston who were secretly plotting Eddie's blindside chose to keep their counter alliance a secret and continued to pretend to be aligned with Eddie. When Alejandro saw the power that Jake's counter alliance had, he decided to make a secret alliance of his own. He wanted players who were in the inside and outside of the alliance, so he recruited Monkey who was the biggest target in the game, Amir who was one of his closest allies, and Aaron (who is part of the Kings of Korea) and Miggy (an outsider) who were two Filipinos. He named this alliance The Secret Society. However, Amir grows suspicious of this alliance since it mostly consists of Filipinos.
During a conversation, Crtha overheard Cassels plotting her blindside. This made Crtha distrust Cassels, who was supposedly in her alliance. She approached Eddie and discussed whether the first target should be Cassels, or if it should be Cassels.
The 21 castaways were then tasked to go to the challenge camp and participate in 3 challenges. The top scorer would win a special reward, while the lowest scorer would get a disadvantage.
Hunter won first place in the challenge, which rewards him with a Light Pearl which will negate the first vote cast against him. It was then revealed that the first three placers also gets an advantage (including the first placer), which was an advantage to the clue of the Hidden Immunity Idol.
The hosts also revealed a special twist which was warned during the challenge -the castaways are advised to not place last. Three people were tied as the lowest placers: Samiah, Chal and Matt. It was then revealed that the twist would be a penalty Artifact called the Dark Pearl which would penalize them an additional vote during their first Tribal Council, and each would be given to the last placers.
The Kings of Korea had the majority on every tribe except Silla, where Ryan was left out of his 9 man alliance.
On Goguryeo, Jake grew suspicious of Samiah after her huge outburst that ousted Eddie's alliance, he saw her as a threat. So he plotted to throw the challenge for Goguryeo so that they could go to Tribal Council and blindside Samiah.
Everybody seems to be on board. But Aaron and Hunter grow suspicious, they dislike the idea of throwing challenges but go along with Jake's plan anyway in order to boot out Samiah.
Aaron (who is part of the Kings of Korea and The Secret Society) is invited into Eddie's alliance which consists of Eddie, Nick, Hunter and Jake. Aaron talks to Eddie and builds a stronger connection with him, but is more loyal to the Kings of Korea and the Secret Society. He explains how his main loyalty is to the Secret Society before anyone else.
Hunter grows fond of his position. After realizing that he has a final 3 deal with Jake and Aaron. His ideal final 5 is Jake, Aaron, Alejandro, Cassels and Himself.
Over on Silla, Ben is approached by Daniel who invites him into a majority alliance consisting of Miggy, Ryan and himself. Ben grows excited about joining the alliance. They decide that their first target should be Monkey due to his connections outside the Silla tribe. This makes Ben unsure about the alliance since he formed a good bond with Monkey in the early stage of the game. Ben then grows wary of his alliance and feels like he's the bottom of the totem pole since Ryan didn't want Ben to know about their plans to target Monkey first.
When Miggy hears about the plan to take out Monkey, he instantly reveals everything to him due to their close alliance. Monkey then forms his own alliance to take out Daniel which consists of Himself, Miggy, Jordan and Ben (who decided that he could trust Monkey more than Ryan and Daniel).
In Baekje, Amir explains how happy he is with his tribe with Alejandro, who is his biggest ally. He's also with Cassels, Aston and Ivan who are part of the Kings of Korea. He's happy that he has Crtha, who's a major target and Matt, who tied for last place in the challenge due to inactivity. He expresses that he wants to keep Crtha in so that a target would be in the game for as long as possible. He explains that the best target would be Matt so that his tribe would win more challenges.
Aston and Cassels decide to plan a 4-man alliance consisting of the two of them and Alejandro and Amir. They continue with their plans to blindside Crtha. However, Alejandro and Amir grow skeptical of the Baekje-4.
Alejandro seems to be more focused on the Secret Society than on his Baekje alliance. He recruits Max into the secret society in order to increase the odds of Aaron's safety since he's the only Secret Society member that is alone in Goguryeo. However, when they brief Max about their plans to take out Eddie before Jake. Max expresses his desire to take out Jake first. He then explains how he has a good bond with Nick and trusts that the Secret Society will be able to overthrow Eddie and the Kings of Korea when the time comes. This makes the whole Secret Society suspicious about Max, as they begin to think that he's actually aligned with Eddie. They quickly remove Max from their alliance (without him knowing) and get scared about his true intentions after they spilled their entire game plan to him. (This is despite the fact that Max's real intention was to stay true to the Secret Society).
When the idol clue is released, Aaron quickly solves the clue and gets the idol. He then solidifies his bond with Jake by giving Jake the answers and claiming that he doesn't have it (a lie that Jake quickly saw through). Nonetheless, Jake trusts Aaron even more and plans to take his alliance of 3 (Hunter, Aaron and Jake) to the merge. Jake continues his plan to blindside Eddie (who thinks that he's in the majority alliance with Jake, Hunter and Nick). Jake plans to convince Eddie that Hunter has the idol, so that Eddie and Nick vote for him (with Hunter's White pearl negating 1 vote to ensure Hunter's safety). Jake, Aaron and Hunter will then vote out Eddie.
Aaron tells Alejandro about his idol in order to solidify their alliance. Alejandro advices Aaron to keep the idol a secret in order to keep a target off of his back.
Goguryeo continued with their plan to throw the first challenge and decided to vote out Samiah via unanimous decision.
Alejandro uses his reward to solve the idol clue, he fears that Max has informed Eddie about the plans of the Secret Society and needs the idol in order to save his game. Unfortunetly, he finds out that someone else has the idol.
Amir manages to find the idol. He explains how he has little use for it since it puts a target on his back. He reveals his intentions of using the idol in different and more effective ways such as giving the idol to someone who needs it more in order to obtain their loyalty and to accuse someone else of having the idol, knowing fully well that the idol is safe in his pocket.
When Alejandro reveals to Aston and Cassels that the idol was missing when he found it. Everyone grows suspicious of Crtha and fears that she has the idol. When Aston confronts Crtha about the idol, she explains that she didn't have it and that it was already gone when she solved the clue.
Monkey finds the idol (with the help of Crtha) and decides not to tell anyone.
Jordan feels happy about his position in the game with Monkey, Miggy and Ben.
| Tribal Council 1:|
Samiah (6 votes)
Aaron, Eddie, Exploision, Hunter, Jake &
Eddie (1 vote)
Nick (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||I'm voting Samiah. You were rumored to be Ali. I actually talked to Wikia Central to see if you guys were the same. Turns out, you're not the same. However, if I told people that, then plans would change, and I just can't risk that. Don't worry, I'll tell everyone you're not the same after you're voted off. At first, I believed you and Ali were the same, no lie. But then my typical 15 year old curiosity kicked in, and I talked to Wikia Central. You're not the same, and I get that. I really get that. The funny thing is, we threw the challenge. I got all these people doing whatever I want, and we threw the challenge to get you voted off. Overall, sorry this had to happen. I'll make sure everyone knows you're not the same, after we vote you out. See you later, honey.||”|
|“||My vote is for Samiah. I truly am sorry if you are not a sockpuppet, but the way you blew up definitely made it seem that way. I'm sorry it had to come to this but it was our only choice. As Eddie put it, "It's time to take out the dirty laundry. Especially the socks." Love you.||”|
|“||I'm not comfortable having you not only in the tribe but in the entire game.||”|
|“||Samiah, I'm voting you because I have some suspicions about you, and you are gunning for me||”|
|“||I've heard some serious rumors that you're a sockpuppet. Whether or not that's true, I have to be in the majority for the first vote. Sorry.||”|
|“||I thought going into the game aggressively against Eddie would of earnt me respect to take out a huge player. I got suckered as instead!||”|
Still in the Running
- Based on the challenge Triple Trials, each tribe has the following ranking average based on the ranking of its members:
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