Aras Baskauskas - Survivor: Panama, Survivor: Blood vs Water

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 64.5 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor: Panama - Exile Island (2006) - Winner, five jury votes.
  • Sent to Exile Island two times (4 days total).
  • Received five jury votes to win (5-2), in Episode 14, "The Final Showdown" (Day 39).

  • Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 11th place, 10th out - 1st juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Skin Of My Teeth" (Day 21).
  • Eliminated in a duel in Episode 10, "Big Bad Wolf" (Day 25).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 21.5 days; Redemption Island - 4 days.

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Aras Baskauskas - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S12: Panama 3.27 14.67 0.22 6 9 9 0.65 1.44 5 7 0.71 1.59 8.99
S27: Blood vs. Water 0.91 2.61 0.35 1 7 3 0.25 0.85 - - - 0.60 1.76
Career 4.18 17.28 0.24 7 16 12 0.65 1.87 5 7 0.71 1.61 6.10
Aras Baskauskas - Challenge record

Ep1 IC: 4x4

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-13; 1 3rd)

  • Panama Ep. 1 IC: "4x4" - Younger men are last to the puzzle, don't lose (3rd/4).
  • Panama Ep. 2 RC: "A Reptile Dysfunction" - Now switched to Casaya, which loses.
  • Panama Ep. 2 IC: "Anchor Management" - Can't haul the anchor like Terry; Casaya loses.
  • Panama Ep. 3 RC: "Cross Fire" - Makes one catch, but Casaya loses, 5-4.
  • Panama Ep. 3 IC: "Battle Dig" - Scores a point, Casaya wins, 3-2.
  • Panama Ep. 4 RC: "Puzzle Paranoia" - Retrieves final piece, Casaya wins again.
  • Panama Ep. 4 IC: "Sea Level Tree Level" - Fetches water with Bruce, Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 5 RC: "For Cod's Sake" - Retrieves and tosses fish; Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 5 IC: "Buried At Sea" - Slowly dives for puzzle pieces; Casaya loses.
  • Panama Ep. 6 RC/IC: "In-Cog-Neato" - Retrieves puzzle pieces, and Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 8 RC: "Rock the Boat" - With Sally and Bruce, part of the winning team (1st/3).
  • Panama Ep. 9 RC: "Get Hooked" - With Danielle, Shane, and Cirie, part of the losing team.
  • Panama Ep. 11 RC: "The Key of Sea" - With Shane and Cirie, part of the losing team.

 

Ep7 IC: Vampire Bats

Individual challenge record (2-for-11): (Mean % finish: 70%)

  • Panama Ep. 7 IC: "Vampire Bats" - Second to drop out, at 11 minutes (9th/10).
  • Panama Ep. 8 IC: "Ups and Downs" - Gets stuck, out in first of four rounds (bottom 4/9).
  • Panama Ep. 9 IC: "Marine Memory" - Only ex-Casaya to compete, finishes second (2nd/8).
  • Panama Ep. 10 RC: "Voo Doo" - Does not win, but Cirie picks him for reward, anyway (2nd/7).
  • Panama Ep. 11 RC: "Hold Your Own" - Fourth to drop out, at 23 minutes (3rd/6).
  • Panama Ep. 12 RC: "Second Chance" - Narrowly loses to Terry in 4th and final round (2nd/5).
  • Panama Ep. 12 IC: "Perch" - Narrowly loses to Terry, again (2nd/5).
  • Panama Ep. 13 RC: "Station by Station" - Aras wins! (1st/4).
  • Panama Ep. 13 IC: "Puzzle Dig" - In another split-second race with Terry on the final stage, Aras wins again (1st/4).
  • Panama Ep. 14 RC: "Wall to Wall" - Blows a lead on the final wall, left with yet another narrow loss to Terry (2nd/3).
  • Panama Ep. 14 IC: "Balance of Power" - This time, he lets Danielle win (2nd/3).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Panama Ep. 1 RC: "Skull Crush" - Does not participate.

In the Barrel - Ep2 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-7):

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Swims and rows for Galang, and Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - One of three barrel rollers for Galang; Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Loses to John, but beats Vytas (1/2); Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Boats, Brains and Brawn" - Paddles for Galang; Galang wins again.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Slide Show" - Loses his round against Vytas; Galang finally loses one.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with Tadhana, dives & does puzzle (with Tyson). Tadhana wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Retrieves puzzle pieces, Tadhana wins again.

 

Flash Back - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 91%)

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 8 IC: "Flash Back" - Finishes second, to Vytas (2nd/11).

 

Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 33%)

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 10 duel: "Puppet Master" - Finishes third, is eliminated, heads to the jury (3rd/3).
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 12
3rd place: 1
Played: 20
Win%: 0.61
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 12
Win%: 0.17
Mean% Finish: 72%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 33%

 

Aras Baskauskas - Tribal Council record

Ep7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Panama: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/9):

 

VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Panama, Ep. 5: One vote, from Shane.
  • Panama, Ep. 8: Three votes, from Terry, Sally, and Austin.
  • Panama, Ep. 9: Two votes, from Terry and Sally.
  • Panama, Ep. 11: Two votes, from Terry and Courtney.
  • Panama, Ep. 12: One vote, from Terry.

 

Jury votes received (5/7):

  • Panama, Ep. 14: Received five votes, from Terry Deitz, Aras Baskauskas, Courtney Marit, Sally Schumann, and Austin Carty, to win, 5-2.

Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 8: Seven votes, from Tyson, Gervase, Monica, Hayden, Caleb, Ciera, and Laura M. (voted out, 7-2-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Blood vs. Water,, Ep. 14: Voted for Tyson Apostol (who won, 7-1-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 7
Tribals: 11
VAP: 16
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: 5
Total jurors: 7

 

Aras Baskauskas - Pictures
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    Panama intro shot
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    Panama intro shot
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    Arrival, Panama Day 1
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    With the younger men of Viveros
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    Talking about energies and such
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    These guys can't feel his energy
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    Starting line, Ep1 IC
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    Digging up instructions
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    Viveros doesn't lose!
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    Blood vs. Water intro shot
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    Blood vs. Water intro shot
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    S27 CBS pre-game interview, with Vytas
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    Pre-game EW interview
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    Pre-game posed shot
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    Full cast, pre-game photo shoot
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    Pre-game cast photo shot
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    Pre-season ad shot, with Vytas
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    Pre-season ad shot, with... Laura Morett (?!)
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    The Baskauski, evening zero
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    Morning 1, pre-tribal split. Listening to Probst
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    Morning 1 tribal split - giving Vytas a hug
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    Ep1 confessional - Aras seems unlikely to swap out for his bro at Redemption
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    Vote someone off? Right now? You're a bastard, Probst
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    Cand-... wait, does that have an I or an A? Canda-... aw, screw it. Gervase.
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    In-game shot, circa Ep1
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    Working on the Galang shelter, circa Ep1
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    Collecting wood, with Kat, circa Ep1
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    Bathing at Galang camp, circa Ep1
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    Talking to Tyson, with Monica and Gervase, Ep1
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Climbing the net obstacle, Ep1 IC
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    Getting ready to jump off a crate, Ep1 IC
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    The ascent of man, Ep1 IC
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    Rowing back, with Kat and Colton (et al.), Ep1 IC
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    Finally back to shore, taking the crate up to the puzzle, Ep1 IC
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    Galang wins! Ep1 IC
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    The Galang human massage centipede (h/t RHAP), Ep2
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    Trying to tamp down Colton's overplaying, Ep2
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    Not buying what Colton's selling, Ep2
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    Galang gets their first look at the new Tadhana tribe, Ep2 duel
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    With Gervase at the Ep2 Redemption Island duel
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    Wearing Tyson like a sweater, Ep2
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    Creating a new alliance that doesn't listen to Colton, Ep2
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    The (all-male) majority of that alliance
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    Team Don't Say Anything
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    Galang, ready to roll Laura M., Ep2 RC/IC
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    The rollers
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    Rolling done, watching Gervase play skee-ball, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Galang wins again, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Creating a new alliance that doesn't listen to Colton, Ep2
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    Trying to talk some sense into Colton, Ep3
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    Watching Colton quit, Ep3
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    It's okay, Monica, I'm sure everyone on Tadhana actually loves Brad
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    Galang, reading the Ep3 challenge treemail
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    Fighting should be fun
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    Fantasizing about beating Vytas, Ep3
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    The tribes assemble to whack each other with pillows, Ep3
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    Galang, pre-challenge lecture, Ep3 RC/IC
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    About to lose his bout to John
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    Taking a cheap shot from Vytas
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    Battling Vytas in Sumo-At-Sea
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    More battling Vytas
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    Aras beats Vytas, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Time to celebrate
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    And, upon further reflection, also time to cry
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    Stoically enjoying the Candice-Brad fireworks, Ep4 duel
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    Watching Monica get a clue, Ep4 duel
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    More stoic observation, Ep4 duel
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    Hammock time with Laura M, post-Ep4 duel
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    Ready to go, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Trying to get Galang back on course, again, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Collecting crates
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    Hauling crates
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    Watching Tyson and Laura do the puzzle, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Galang wins! Four-peat! Ep4 RC/IC
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    Galang, getting their trophy, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Up close and personal with Laura M., early Ep5
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    Laughing at the idea that massage is the way into his alliance, early Ep5
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    Watching the Ep5 duel with Galang
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    Somewhat listening to the post-duel discussion, Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC/IC
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    Watching the sit-out selection, pre-Ep5 RC/IC
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    About to lose to Vytas at ring toss, Ep5 RC/IC
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    Locking down Laura M's vote, shortly before plotting to vote her out, Ep5
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    Sometimes the easy vote isn't the best one, Ep5
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    ArSon in a hammock, Ep5
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    Discussing the Ep5 vote with Monica and Tyson
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    Galang heads to their first Tribal, Ep5
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    Full Galang tribe, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    OG, winner, winner - Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Hmm, Laura M didn't take that too well - early Ep6
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    With Laura B, overflowing with excitement at watching people put numbers in order, Ep6 duel
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    Seeing Vytas briefly get a clue, post-Ep6 duel
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    Newly switched to Tadhana, post-Ep6 duel
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    Making note that the switch may have screwed up his game, Ep6
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    Enjoying the fruits of a Coconut Bandit's labor, Ep6
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    Having his chops busted by Tyson in front of the new tribe, Ep6
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    Wait a second, that wasn't very nice of Tyson to say that
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    Ready for what should be a predictable victory, Ep6 RC/IC
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    With a masked Bandit, ready to go, Ep6 RC/IC
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    Releasing the gate, with Gervase
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    Working the puzzle with Tyson
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    Still going
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    Winning, Ep6 RC/IC
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    New Tadhana, hugs all around
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    Comforting Hayden as he gets his first look at the new Galang tribe... Kat voted out at the last Tribal Council
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    Looking on as Hayden talks Kat into doing the Ep7 duel
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    More comforting, Ep7 duel
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    Back at camp, Tadhana takes turns hugging Hayden, Ep7
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    Soooo... anyone wanna go meditate?
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    Apparently not
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    I hope Vytas didn't do anything yoga-related up here that could possible upstage sitting here, quietly
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    New Tadhana, ready to win the Ep7 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Grappling for bags
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    Now watching the bolo stage
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    Go, Tyson!
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    Tadhana wins again, hugs, etc.
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    Racing for... corn on the cob?
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    Enjoying the Ep7 reward
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    More eating. Ep7
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    At the final pre-merge duel, Ep8
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    Waiting to see which Laura returns to the game
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    Flinging his buff in merge anticipation, post-Ep8 duel
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    Watching Laura M burn the idol clue he could've used, Ep8
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    Whoo! Home free! Ep8
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    Excited at making the merge with a rock-solid, huge alliance
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    Post-merge confab with Vytas about their great position in the game, Ep8
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    Sure we could, bro. Sure we could.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Are you two related?
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    Ready for round two, Ep8 IC
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    Aras and Vytas are the Final Two! (in this challenge)
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    Please be right. Please be right.
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    Kasama heads to their first Tribal Council together, Ep8
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    Everybody looks at Probst
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    Kasama tribe, Ep8 Tribal
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    With Vytas (and Monica), Ep8 Tribal
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    After 60.5 days playing Survivor, finally snuffed, Ep8
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    Stuck on Redemption Island, but at least with his bro, Ep9
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    Asserting he's still in the game, while lying down, Ep9
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    No really, I can do this
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    Ouch, bro
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    Arrival at the Ep10 duel
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    Pre-duel lecture
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    Ready to grapple
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    On to the puppet mastery
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    Vytas just won, now battling with Tina for second place
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    Getting a hug from Vytas after the loss
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    Avoiding taking Probst's post-duel emotional bait
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    Time for cheeseburgers
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    The burning of the buff
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    Just relaxing on the jury, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Not loving the final four Tribal Council, Ep14
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    Final Tribal Council, Ep14
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    Addressing the Final Three, Ep14
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    With the cleaned-up jurors, Blood vs Water reunion
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    Blood vs Water reunion show

 

Aras Baskauskas - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Polly Leider at CBSNews.com (5/14/06): "Aras Aces Survivor: Panama"
  • Allison Corneau at TVGuide.com (5/18/06): "Survivor's Finalists: The Morning After"

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/21/13): Talking with the Latest Player Eliminated from Survivor"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (11/23/13): "Aras Baskauskas talks Survivor: Blood vs. Water"

 

Aras Baskauskas - Bio

From TV Guide Channel's Survivor: Panama Preview show:

S12 pre-game interview"Jeff Probst: As much as I like the older women, on the, at the other end of the spectrum, I have big questions about the younger guys.
Danni Boatwright: 24-year-old yoga instructor Aras is the youngest player in Panama, and he's a bit nervous about his earthy profession getting in the way of the million-dollar goal.
Aras (pre-game interview): The yoga tradition teaches like non-greediness, and non-lying, and all those things, so it's gonna be a real challenge for me to apply some of those yoga principles to this game, where it rewards, truly I think, Gordon Gekkos of the world.
Jeff Probst: I'm not sure what he's bringing. He's bringing a lot of talk. Do you know how to play Survivor? We'll find out. That's all I got on Aras."

 

From his official CBS Survivor: Panama--Exile Island bio page:

"Aras Baskauskas completed his undergraduate program in three years and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. In 2003, he was named one of UC Irvine's 'Most Eligible Bachelors' in the student newspaper.

Baskauskas continued his education at UC Irvine and graduated from the Graduate School of Management, where he received his Masters in Business Administration. He is proudest of being the only student to have played NCAA Men's Division One basketball on scholarship while in the MBA program.

Baskauskas is a former professional basketball player, having played briefly overseas in Lithuania. After leaving the court, Aras moved to Capetown, South Africa, where he opened up a donation-based yoga studio. He currently works as a yoga instructor in Santa Monica, California. His hobbies include meditation, golf and surfing. He describes himself as outgoing, compassionate and genuine.

Baskauskas is currently single and living in Santa Monica, California. His birth date is September 26, 1981."

From his (and Vytas's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:

"So why is Survivor: Panama winner Aras putting his brother through this brutal experience? 'I'm putting my brother through this so that I can do it again, really,' says Aras. 'It's for really selfish reasons. It's been seven years since my season finished — seven years almost to the day that I won a million dollars, and it's been a dream of mine to come back. I assumed I'd only be back for a winners season, so the chance to play again in a non-winners-only season is too good to be a true. And Vytas is a huge fan too.' But does Vytas have what it takes? 'Vytas's biggest weakness is his temper,' says Aras. 'When you have all this deprivation that occurs, it's hard to hold your tongue. If you're angry, that's going to scare people. So that's what he has to be careful of.'"

 

From his (and Vytas's) official CBS bio page:

"Relationship to Significant Castaway: Vytas’ Brother
Previous Season: Survivor: Panama – Exile Island, winner
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Musician
Why Did You Want to Return to Survivor and Play with Your Loved One? I want to play Survivor with Vytas because I know we'll have a great shot at winning. More importantly, I know an experience like Survivor will bring us closer together. Early in our lives, we had a very rocky relationship. Taking on adventures as adults gives us the chance to make up for lost time."