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TDT Survivor 12: Panama - Exile Island Spoilers
Filmed: November 15-?, 2005
Airdate: March 30, 2006
Episode at-a-glance: RC | Exile | IC | Boot | Vidcaps | Ep6 recap
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Survivor: Panama - Exile Island Recap episode: future challenges vidcaps & transcripts
Aired March 15, 2006 | Click a thumbnail to view full-size image
helicopter reward helicopter, reward site a man, a plan, a canal - panama
TDT Analysis: The helicopter shot initially appeared in the post-Ep6 preview, but a different angle was offered in the recap, showing a green-roofed building. Also included in the recaps was a shot of ships moving through the Panama canal. We don't know if the canal shot is part of a reward, or if the two sets of shots are from separate rewards, but one location that loosely matches is the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, which has a helipad, and overlooks the canal. And it does have some green-roofed buildings and a big hill, although they're not (on first glance, at least) clear matches for the images shown in the previews.
terry chops terry chops again  
TDT Analysis: Clearly an individual challenge; could be either for reward or immunity. We think the stump behind Terry might contain the individual immunity idol, but he blocks it throughout the sequence, so we can't be sure. Obviously, the challenge is the latest version of the now-traditional "answer questions right and eliminate your friends/enemies" one. Note: VolcanicGlass astutely asks what's in Terry's non-chopping hand. It looks too small to be a Q&A writing tablet, and it's certainly not an answer cube. Hmmm.

As for when this occurs, there are at least six blocks with ropes visible for the chopping. There may be more, but clearly, this challenge has to occur no later than with six players remaining. It was last seen in Guatemala, here (with seven left). We think that's about right, since the final six episode should be the family visit, which seems like an odd fit for this challenge.
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terry vs aras again terry vs aras again terry vs aras, danielle in
TDT Analysis: The only non-Probst people visible here are Terry and Aras (obviously), along with Cirie and Danielle. Based on what we've heard (as has ChillOne), these people are all in the final four, so it could come as late as that. As has been discussed thoroughly at MeSS, Aras's beard growth does look noticeably more full in these shots than it does at the Ep6 juncture.

The challenge itself appears to require navigating a rope course while clipped on to the central rope by a belt with a cord and carabiner. The fighting appears to be over Terry re-clipping while passing a post. Not all that informative, probably shown for symbolic purposes.
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