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TDT Survivor 12: Panama - Exile Island Spoilers
Filmed: November 15-17, 2005
Airdate: March 30, 2006
Episode at-a-glance: RC | Exile | IC | Boot | Vidcaps | Ep6 recap
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Vidcaps: Click to view
merger - shane gives nick the judas hugEp7 web promo (3/22)
panama canalFuture rewards, challenges (3/15)
f10 challengePost-recap promo (3/15)
Gallery of all Episode 7 vidcaps: Click here


Reward challenge: Is there one?
We had initially placed one of the challenges featured in the post-Ep6 preview here, but it now seems (as noted at MeSS) that it may be more likely a future event. As such, we've transferred our analysis to the future challenges and rewards page. There's only one shot so far that's clearly from an Ep7 challenge, and that's still true after CBS put up the Ep7-specific web promo.

Somewhere in here there is a merge at well, at least before the immunity challenge (and apparently before Sally re-joins her tribe). As initially reported by tutorial at Sucks, the Singapore preview showed this in detail (video link posted at Sucks by anywho), with Terry, Austin and Nick arriving at Casaya camp by boat, Sally-less. Also, everyone is shown around camp in black buffs, along with Bruce getting cut on the face by Nick (accidentally).

So in short, we don't know if there's an RC. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't. Leaning strongly towards "isn't." Stay tuned.

Exile: is there one?
With Sally entering the episode already at Exile Island, it's possible that this is close enough to count as fulfilling the CBS hype that "each week, at least one person will be sent to Exile Island." Although if another person was exiled in this episode, it might explain why the chose the "at least one" wording.

Immunity challenge: Hang onto a bar - Terry wins
This looks an awful lot like a "traditional" merge episode endurance challenge for immunity. Yawn. The challenge itself, as revealed in the web promo, appears to be an exciting game of "hang onto a bar like a sloth" (see vidcaps below).

Who wins? We're now to where ChillOne says Terry "wins something like seven immunity challenges in a row." So Terry ought to win this one. And since there's still debate about whether Terry could miss the first one, and win the F3 IC, we'll state that we've also heard specifically that he wins immunity in this episode.
Immunity Challenge vidcaps - Click thumbnail to view larger image
pre-challenge lineup hangin' with mr. can't-pooper - ep9 boot sallyvation now! - ep10 boot
courtney - ep11 boot shane hangs terry hangs

BOOT: Nick
Nick is the only person left who our sources say does not make the jury. Sorry, Nick. We doubt anyone is forced from the game due to medical emergency at this point (unless it's Nick, which seems unlikely).

Note: We're as concerned as the next person (most succinctly, Brownroach at Blows) that the Singapore preview's inclusion of Nick saying "I just hit Bruce in the face with a machete, I'm out of here," seems like a fairly glaring argument that Nick is not, in fact, this week's boot. But we'll point you to the last ad made for the Survivor: Amazon merge episode, the gist of which was that Roger (who was booted) was delusional about his control of the tribe, and was in danger. So it's not out of the question that an actual bootee could be suggested as such in an ad at this point in the show.

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