Gervase Peterson - Survivor: Borneo, Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 69.5 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 1: Borneo (2000) - 7th place, 10th out - 3rd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Crack In the Alliance" (Day 30).

  • Survivor 27: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 3rd place, no jury votes.
  • Received zero jury votes, to finish third (7-1-0) in Episode 14, "It's My Night."

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Gervase Peterson - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S1: Borneo 2.89 9.07 0.32 1 6 7 0.13 0.40 - - - 0.45 3.29
S27: Blood vs. Water 1.91 10.11 0.19 10 4 11 0.90 3.18 0 8 0.00 1.09 5.09
Career 4.81 19.18 0.25 11 10 18 0.61 2.10 0 8 0.00 0.85 4.42

 

Gervase Peterson - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

87%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

9%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

56%

Challenges: MPF percentile

65%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

90%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

92%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Gervase Peterson - Challenge record

Buggin' Out - Ep2 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-11; 2 sit-outs):

  • Borneo Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Pagong wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 2 RC: (Unaired) - Pagong wins, apparently.
  • Borneo Ep. 2 IC: "Buggin' Out" - Gervase is chosen by Tagi to eat in the tiebreaker round, loses. Pagong loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 3 RC: "In from the Deep" - Gervase's poor swimming holds Pagong back, and they lose.
  • Borneo Ep. 3 IC: "Rescue Mission" - Pagong wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 4 RC: "SOS Signal" - Tagi uses color and synchronized motion better, Pagong loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 4 IC: "Buried Treasure" - Gervase runs (and rests) through the jungle for the key, Pagong loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 5 RC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Gervase sits out; Pagong (mostly Joel) wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 5 IC: "Shipwrecked" - Gervase outpaddles Kelly, and Pagong wins again.
  • Borneo Ep. 6 RC: "Abandoned Barracks" - Retrieves a can opener, and Pagong wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 6 IC: "Obstacle Course" - Does not compete, Pagong loses.

 

End of the Line - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-7): (Mean % finish: 71.2%)

  • Borneo Ep. 7 IC: "Snake Island Relay" - Gervase holds his breath the longest in the first round, but is a distant third in Rd. 2 (3rd/10).
  • Borneo Ep. 8 RC: "Survivor Archery" - Hits the target with his one shot, at least. Doesn't win (top 5/9).
  • Borneo Ep. 8 IC: "End of the Line" - Gervase wins! (1st/9).
  • Borneo Ep. 9 RC: "Out on a Limb" - Fourth place? (4th/8).
  • Borneo Ep. 9 IC: "Squared Off" - Sixth person eliminated (3rd/8).
  • Borneo Ep. 10 RC: "Bamboozled" - Barely survives the 1st round, then narrowly beats Hatch. Gervase wins! (1st/7).
  • Borneo Ep. 10 IC: "Fast Fire" - Has problems with his torch, last to start fire (7th/7).

 

Redemption/Exile Island duel record: (0-for-0)

  • Borneo: None.

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 (sort of) for Galang, Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - Throws skee-balls for Galang; Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Loses his bout to Brad, but Galang wins, 5-3.
  • 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 to both Hayden and Caleb; Galang finally loses one.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with Tadhana, dives & swims (with Aras). Tadhana wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Retrieves puzzle pieces, Tadhana wins again.

 

Ram-Ball On - Ep12 RC/IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-9): (Mean % finish: 61.5%)

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 8 IC: "Flash Back" - Finishes third, behind Aras & Vytas (3rd/11).
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 F10 IC: "Pesky Palate" - Makes it to final round, finishes second (2nd/10).
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 F9 IC: "Balancing Point" - Fourth person eliminated (6th/9).
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 10 RC/IC: "Splash Back" - Third person to drop out (6th/8).
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 11 IC: "Wrist Assured" - Does not compete, opts to eat instead (tie-last/7).
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 12 RC/IC: "Ram-Ball On" - Gervase wins! (1st/6).
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 13 RC/IC: "Pulled Up" - Comes within two words of winning, starts over (tie-2nd/5).
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 14 Final 5 IC: "A Bit Tipsy" - Comes close, but does not win (tie-2nd/5).
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 14 Final 4 IC: "Rise To It" - Again comes close, doesn't win (2nd/4).

 

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

  • Blood vs. Water: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 8
2nd place: 1
Played: 21
Win%: 0.40
Sat out: 3
Individual challenges
Wins: 5
Played: 17
Win%: 0.29
Mean % Finish: 65.5%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --

 

Gervase Peterson - Tribal Council record

Ep10 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Borneo: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/7):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep2 B.B. B.B. Andersen (voted out, 6-2) Yes
Ep4 Colleen Ramona Gray (voted out, 4-2-1) -
Ep6 Jenna Joel Klug (voted out, 4-1-1) -
Ep7 Sue Gretchen Cordy (voted out, 4-1-1-1-1-1-1) -
Ep8 Jenna Greg Buis (voted out, 6-3) -
Ep9 Rich Jenna Lewis (voted out, 4-3-1) -
Ep10 Sean Gervase Peterson (voted out, 5-2) -
7 TOTALS 1

 

RECORD: Gervase attended Tribal Council 7 times in Borneo, but voted for the person booted only once. His 1/7 times voting for the bootee is the lowest all-time percentage among contestants with at least 6 Tribal Council appearances. (Later matched by Kelly Wiglesworth in Cambodia.)

 

VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Borneo, Ep. 7: One vote, from Jenna.
  • Borneo, Ep. 9: Five votes, from Richard, Kelly, Rudy, Sue, and Sean (voted out, 5-2).

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Gets handed an idol by Tyson, plays it, successfully voiding Ciera and Tina's votes against him. (But credit for the play goes to Tyson.)

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/11):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Candice Candice Cody (voted out, 6-3-1) Yes
Ep5 Laura M Laura Morett (voted out, 7-1) Yes
Ep8 Aras Aras Baskauskas (voted out, 7-2-2) Yes
Ep9 Vytas (F10 vote) Vytas Baskauskas (voted out, 8-1-1) Yes
Ep9 Tina (F9 vote) Tina Wesson (voted out, 7-1-1) Yes
Ep10 Laura M Laura Morett (voted out again, 7-1) Yes
Ep11 Caleb Caleb Bankston (voted out, 4-3) Yes
Ep12 Hayden Katie Collins (out via rock draw) -
Ep13 Hayden Hayden Moss (voted out, 3-2) Yes
Ep13 Ciera (F5 vote) Ciera Eastin (voted out, 3-[0]) Yes
Ep13 Tina (F4 vote) Tina Wesson (voted out again, 3-1) Yes
11 TOTALS 10

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 1: One vote, from Aras (Morning 1).
  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 13: Two votes, from Hayden and Ciera.
  • [Blood vs. Water, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Two votes, from Ciera and Tina, cancelled out by playing Tyson's idol].
  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): One vote, from Tina.

 

Jury votes received (0/8):

  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 14: Received no jury votes, finished 3rd (7-1-0, behind Tyson Apostol and Monica Culpepper).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 11
Tribals: 18
VAP: 10
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: 0
Total jurors: 8

 

Gervase Peterson - Pictures
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    Borneo intro shot
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    More Borneo intro shot
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    Pre-game Borneo intro shot
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    Borneo arrival, paddling with Pagong
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    Woo! Pagong! We're the best!
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    Having fun listening to BB, Ep1
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    Listening to Probst, first-ever Survivor immunity challenge
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Full Pagong tribe, Ep1 IC
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    With the Pagong raft
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    Pagong wins!
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    Celebrating with Jenna
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    Still working on the shelter, Borneo Ep2. Good times.
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    Eating fruit with Pagong
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    Ep2 confessional, feeling bad for Ramona
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    Crushing tiny Joel in his massive hand, Ep2
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    Enjoying the sound of eating delicacies described in the Ep2 treemail
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    Pagong arrives at the Ep2 IC
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    Ep2 IC, about to discover what the delicacies might be
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    I've gotta eat THAT, Probst?
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    I can't do it! Ep2 IC, round one
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    I can't believe I ate the whole thing.
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    They picked me for the tiebreaker? Thanks, guys.
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    Rinsing his larvae, Ep2 IC tiebreaker
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    Making the rookie mistake of chewing
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    I hope this map to Tribal Council is edible
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    Chatting with BB. More good times.
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    Pagong, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Getting to talk at Tribal, Ep2
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    Proof that Gervase actually voted someone off once
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    Enjoying Pagong's field trip to the mud volcano, Ep3
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    Ep3 confessional, probably about the mud volcano
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    Hoping Pagong can compensate for his poor swimming in the Ep3 RC
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    Pagonga line, Ep3 RC arrival
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    Pagong listens to Probst, Ep3 RC
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    At the brightly colored Ep3 RC starting line
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    Not looking good for Pagong
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    Okay, fine. It's your island, Tagi
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    Excited at the prospect of dining on rat, Ep3
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    With Ramona, unconvinced of the tastiness of Joel's rat
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    Hmmm. Rat.
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    That's it. We're eating rat from now on.
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    Arrival (sans stranded Colleen), Ep3 IC
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    Ready to carry Colleen, Ep3 IC
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    That storm last night was pretty rough. Early Ep4
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    Dismantling Pagong's beachfront shelter, Ep4
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    Giving Ramona a pep talk
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    Pagong tries to attract Probst's attention, Ep4 RC
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    We're over here!
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    Reading the Ep4 IC treemail
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    Pagong heads out to the Ep4 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Resting after running (and resting) to retrieve the key
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    Pagong, Ep4 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Watching Gretchen in the slingshot round
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    Watching Joel in the final (spear) round
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    Pagong wins reward!
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    Pagong enjoys their watermelon by spitting seeds at each other
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    Reading the Ep5 IC treemail. Guess I'll be rowing.
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    Pre-challenge instructions/interview with Probst, Ep5 IC
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    Starting line, Ep5 IC
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    Gervase gets Pagong out to a huge lead
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    Paddling with Pagong
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    Pagong wins immunity!
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    How about that!
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    Chicken! Formerly known as Breakfast! Early Ep6
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    Arguing with Jenna about the 'cows' comment
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    Okay, maybe I misspoke
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    Discussing with Joel whether it's worth eating the dog food from the Ep6 RC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Bringing back the can opener
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    Receiving the Ep6 IC treemail from the Green Berets
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    Pagong arrives, Ep6 IC
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    Watching from the sidelines with Colleen, Ep6 IC
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    Uh... good try, guys?
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    Looking at the remains of Dinner, after the monitor lizard got done with it
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    Pagong pre-Tribal scrambling, Ep6
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    Cows? I don't recall making any such comment, Probst.
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    Waiting for the votes to be tallied, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    Watching mbassador Sean's tour of Pagong's facilities, early Ep7
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    Treating Sean to some delicious sugar cane
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    Yeah, the merge will probably be good. NBD.
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    Sending Sean off to the sand spit for the merge negotiations
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    Still waiting for word of the merge, Day 20
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    Paddling over to the soon-to-be Rattana camp, Ep7
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Survivors ready...
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    So far so good...
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    Gervase wins! (Round 1)
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    Listening to Probst's instructions for the final round, Ep7 IC
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    Waiting for Probst's 'Go!'
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    Rattana, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pagong realizes the end is nigh... Ep7
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    Heading to Probst's boat to help carry the TV/VCR crate to camp, pre-Ep8 RC
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    Enjoying the preview of his video from home, pre-Ep8 RC
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    Assembling feet from camp for the Ep8 RC
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    Videobombing Greg's video he's sending back home
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    Watching Rudy cook rice, Ep8
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    Putting in his work as camp entertainer
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    Retrieving the Ep8 IC treemail, with Sean
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    Already in the lead at the first checkpoint, Ep8 IC
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    (Gervase currently leading)
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    Almost there...
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    Gervase wins immunity! Ep8 IC
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    Enjoying his necklace
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    Good try, other people
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    Telling Greg and Colleen the Pagongs need to vote together, Ep8
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    I'm just going to keep entertaining, and hope people don't vote me off
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    Waiting for the votes to be tallied
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    Listening to Rudy say he liked Rich 'before I knew he was queer,' early Ep9
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    Rattana arrives, Ep9 RC reward preview
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    I really have to win this immunity challenge today, Ep9
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    Sean's alphabetical voting strategy is stupid
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Going...
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    Going...
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    Sean! Get Rudy! He has tons of room!
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    (nope)
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    Sigh... going...
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    ...gone, Ep9 IC
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    Rudy won immunity!
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    Rattana, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Sean's alphabetical 'rationale'
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    Worth a shot?
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    I'm happy to still be here, early Ep10
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    Good news, Gervase! My alphabetical voting is done! Bad news: You're next
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    Rich was *this close* to going home last night
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    Gervase is a dad again! (Gunner's birth announcement)
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    Checking treemail, with Sean
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    Sadly, it's just treemail, and not actual pizza
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    Rattana heads to the Ep10 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Starting line, round 1
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    Gervase barely hangs on, advances
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    Starting line, round 2
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    Passing Hatch for the first shot at the win
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    Gervase wins reward! Ep10 RC
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    Sharing his one slice of pizza
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    You'd better not vote me out now, Sean
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    Heading off for his early morning phone call
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    Making an international call on a new-fangled flip phone
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    Rattana arrives, Ep10 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Wood collected, ready for the fire-lighting stage
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    Go!
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    Gervase trailing
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    And his torch is out, AGAIN. No foreshadowing here.
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    Codenames Bullseye and Sitting Duck, decorating their shirts
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    Sean, you're gonna vote with us, right? No.
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    Kelly, you're gonna suit up with us, right? No.
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    Rattana, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Sean announce the end of his alphabetical strategy, Ep10 Tribal
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    Wow, that was almost close, Sue. Good job.
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    Waiting for the votes to be revealed
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    The end, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Jury debut, Ep11
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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 Marissa
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    S27 pre-game EW interview
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    Pre-game posed shot
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    More pre-game posed shot
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    Getting boated in with Marissa, Night Zero
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    Getting boated in with Marissa, Night Zero
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    Early confessional, Ep1
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    Getting off the boat with Marissa, Night Zero
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    Morning 1, pre-tribal split, listening to Tyson
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    Morning 1, tribal split, watching Marissa race away to the loved ones tribe
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    Watching Rupert walk away from Galang, Morning 1
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    Buffed, back on a tribe, 13 years later
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    Man, there are a lot more tears this time around
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    Walking around Galang camp, Ep1
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    Listening to Aras, with Monica and Tyson, circa Ep1
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    Gathering to hear Galang's Ep1 treemail
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    Swimming, you say? Why, that's my speciality!
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    Arrival, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Hmm, this isn't going well...
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    Nowhere to go but up
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    Keeping his paddle dry
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    At least Colton isn't yelling at him
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    Waiting for the puzzle people to finish
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    Don't let that fool you! Victory and such.
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    Galang gets the idol, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Having fun times in camp, enjoying Colton's attempted machinations, Ep2
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    Tearing up in the audience, as Marissa competes in the Ep2 duel
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    More watching the Ep2 duel
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    Yay. Marissa didn't lose. Ep2 duel
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    More fun with Colton's antics
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    Joining an alliance! Ep2
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    The bros of Galang
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    Team Don't Say Anything
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Rolling skee-balls
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    Marissa! This is for you!
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    Galang group hug, post-Ep2 RC/IC
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    Enjoying Tyson's belt buckle, Ep3
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    Watching Colton quit
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    Cheering for Marissa, Ep3 duel
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    Marissa wasn't cursing at you, Monica
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    Galang, reading the Ep3 RC/IC treemail
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    Ready to tumble
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    Galang pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Losing to Brad
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    Enjoying Tina vs Katie
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    Even more excited about Aras beating Vytas
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    Enjoying Candice's arguing with Brad, Ep4 duel
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    Disappointed to see Marissa eliminated, Ep4 duel
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    Watching Monica (briefly) get a clue
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    Post-duel discussion at Galang, Ep4
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    Commenting on the duel's fireworks
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    Giving Monica a post-duel hug
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    Helping the one-armed dude steal some coconuts, Ep4
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    Cheers!
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    Thank you, Monica Culpepper! (for believing that animals ate the coconuts)
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    With Tyson, convincing Monica she must be right about the animals
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    Ready to go, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Galang sets off in the wrong direction
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    Pulling in the crates
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    Hauling crates
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    Watching Tyson and Laura do the puzzle
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Galang wins again! Ep4 RC/IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Galang, accepting their trophy
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    With his fellow Coconut Bandit, early Ep5
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching the Ep5 duel, with Galang
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC/IC
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    Observing the sit-out decisions
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    Ready for some losing at sliding/ring toss
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    Final match-up versus Hayden, Ep5 RC/IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Galang heads to its first Tribal, Ep5
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    Galang tribe, Ep5 Tribal Council
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Giving some first-season perspective
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Listening to Tina
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    Listening to Laura M talk about snuffing
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Talking about targeting Aras, Ep6
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    Telling Tyson he could be okay with that
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Getting a confessional to discuss targeting Aras, which comes to nothing in Ep6
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching Vytas briefly get a clue, post-Ep6 duel
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Getting buff tubes from Probst, Ep6 switch
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Now with New Tadhana, Ep6
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Ready for the Ep6 RC/IC with New Tadhana
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    Masked and ready to go
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    Releasing a gate, with Aras
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    Watching the puzzle
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    New Tadhana wins!
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    Getting his first look at the new Galang tribe... Kat voted out
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Looking on as Hayden talks Kat into competing in the Ep7 duel
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    Looking at the starting line of the Ep7 duel
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Back at camp post-Ep7 duel, guess it's time for everyone to hug Hayden
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Yeah, it's rough not playing with your loved one... which I've been doing the whole game
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Plotting to take down the Baskauski, Ep7
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    New Tadhana, ready to win the Ep7 RC/IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Starting line
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    Grappling for bags
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Now watching the bolo stage
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    Go, Tyson!
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Tadhana wins again, hugs, etc.
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Racing for... corn on the cob?
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Enjoying the Ep7 reward
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    More eating. Ep7
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    Getting ready to watch the final pre-merge duel, Ep8
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    Time to merge! Ep8
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching Laura and Ciera hug
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    Coconut banditing in broad daylight, right behind Monica's back
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Merge feasting, Ep8
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Checking in with Tyson about Laura M/Ciera
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Answering correctly in the first round
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    Ready for round two, Ep8 IC
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    Cocnentrating before round two
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    Waiting for the Aras-vs-Vytas outcome
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Gathering logs with Caleb, Ep8
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    Still not entirely confident the vote will go the way he thinks
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Kasama heads to its first Tribal Council
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Kasama tribe, Ep8 Tribal
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    Full frontal Kasama
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Talking about how quickly the game changes, and having to adjust, Ep8
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Voting out a friend
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, gross food IC, Ep9
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Apparently wishing that worms were fudge
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    Ready to go, gross food, heat #2, Ep9
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Getting the mealworms down by jumping
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Done, Probst
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Ready for round 2 of gross food
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Gutty
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    I chew-chew-choose to continue
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    No problem, Tyson. I got this.
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Final round, versus Monica
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Trying to whack it down
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Dang, second place again
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Discussing boot options (Vytas) back at camp
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Kasama tribe, final 10 Tribal Council
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Waiting for Probst to read the votes
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Not pleased with Monica's loose cannon vote for Vytas
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, Final 9 IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Balancing Point, now underway
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    Raining coins, as Gervase is eliminated, final 9 IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Getting back to camp
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Getting the vote scoop from Tyson
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Seemingly okay with voting out Tina
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    At the final 9 Tribal Council
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Enjoying Tina's pretend idol reveal
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Wandering with bros, Ep10
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Not really watching the arrivals at the Ep10 duel
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Still amused at blindsiding Aras, post-Ep10 duel
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC/IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Trying not to Splash Back
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Hoping Monica shares the reward with him
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    She did
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Getting the boot scoop from Tyson again, Ep10
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    Kasama tribe, Ep10 Tribal Council
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Listening to Caleb
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Strategy download from Tyson, Ep11
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Wow, Hayden and Caleb are trying to target us?
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    With Tyson, liking the idea of eating instead of competing
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    I'm eating, Jeff
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    The full range of selections, pre-Ep11 IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Hurry up and start so we can eat, guys
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Digging deep
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Still eating
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Yup
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Awwww
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Making decisions with Tyson
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Kasama at Tribal, Ep11
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Enjoying Tyson's idol dump
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Seems legit, early Ep12
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Okay guys, we're all voting Hayden next. Nobody change your mind, ok?
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching the Ep12 duel arrivals
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Listening to Ciera's idol clue
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Hearing out Hayden's alternative strategy option
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC/IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Ep12 RC/IC, already in progress
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Starting to catch up to Monica
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Tossing sandbags
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Almost to the win
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Gervase gets a necklace, Ep12 RC/IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Just picked Monica for the reward
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    And Tyson, that should keep everyone happy, right?
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Well, I'm happy, that's what counts
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Time to eat some ice cream, then take a nap. Sweet.
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Yup
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Still listening to Hayden's scrambling attempts, Ep12
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    More interlopers arrive
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Kasama tribe, Ep12 Tribal Council
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    We haven't backstabbed anyone, Jeff
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Hayden, you are GOING to the jury! Believe THAT!
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Post-rocks discussion at camp, early Ep13
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching Tyson shut down Monica's strategy talk
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Heh
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching the Ep13 duel
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Final five is the point to lock down Monica's loyalty
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Making sure Monica trusts him and Tyson to a 10 rating, Ep13
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 RC/IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Ready to go, Ep13 RC/IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    To the puzzle bags
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    Doing the puzzle
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Going off-course
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    So close...
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Ciera? Won?
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Dang
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Starting to wonder about the lengthy Ciera-Monica discussion
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Time for the Ep13 Tribal Council
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Hayden's going home
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Not without a fight, obviously
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Admiring Tyson's idol, early Ep14
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching the arrivals at the final duel
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep14 F5 IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Ready to go, A Bit Tipsy
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Trying not to knock his blocks
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching Tyson get knighted
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Discussing the Ciera/Tina vote decision
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    More vote discussion
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    Making his case directly to Monica, Ep14
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Too far?
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    Ep14 F5 Tribal Council
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Trying to guess whether Monica will flip, Ep14 F5 Tribal
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    The gift of the magic-believer
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    Yep, that's an idol
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Pre-challenge lineup, final IC
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    Starting line, final IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Taking an elbow from Monica
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Gathering bags
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    Working the puzzle, final IC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Did not win
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    That was really funny when you blocked me out, Monica
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    Not 'ha ha' funny, though
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Heading to the Final Four Tribal
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    More fake hike
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Reliving the fun of Monica's elbowing, F4 Tribal
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching Probst read the votes, Final 4 Tribal
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Morning 39 breakfast feast time
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Cheers
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Goodbye, Kasama camp. Hello, Final Tribal Council.
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Watching the jurors arrive
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    Making an opening statement, FTC
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Facing Vytas
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    Ready to hear the final vote read, BvsW finale/reunion
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Tyson wins
  • Gervase Peterson S27
    Blood vs. Water reunion

 

Gervase Peterson - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Possibly some, now lost to the transitory nature of internet news sites.

 

Post-game interviews

  • CBSNews.com story on his Early Show interview (8/3/00): "Gervase Gets Booted Off"
  • Jennifer Weiner at the Philadelphia Inquirer (8/4/00): "Survivor Casualty Had Laid-back Strategy"
  • Ed Bark at the Washington Post (8/4/00): "Adios, Gervase"

 

Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/16/13): "Post-finale Interviews with the Survivor: Blood vs Water Final 7"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/16/13): "Gervase explains why he thought he could win"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/18/13): "Survivor Runner-Up Gervase: 'Nobody Knew Monica Was With Us'"

 

Gervase Peterson - Bios

From his official CBS Survivor: Borneo bio page:

"Gervase hails from Philadelphia and currently lives in Willingboro, New Jersey. He is a youth basketball coach and his previous occupations include an auditor, a field representative for Nielsen Media Research and a test technician for I.B.M. He attended Lincoln Technical Institute for two years.

Gervase's proudest accomplishment is living to the age of 30. His perfect day would consist of playing with his kids, enjoying a game of basketball and football, followed up by a large incredible meal. His hero is his mother for all the sacrifice and love she gave after his father passed way when he was fifteen years old.

His three favorite hobbies are watching movies, basketball/football and anything revolving around actress Salma Hayek. Gervase describes himself as confident and responsible, but has trouble dealing with indecisive people who are afraid of trying new things. His birth date is Nov. 2, 1969."

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

"Producers went old-school when they reached all the way back to season 1 to bring back Gervase, but he insists the game has not passed him by. 'I'm a student of the game,' he claims, 'I've been studying this game for 13 years. Studying it!' But then he says this: 'There's a couple of other people here who, I have no idea who they are. I don't know 'em from Adam, and I don't know how they were on their season or what they've done.' (That doesn't sound like the most dedicated student, if you ask me.) Well, at least if Gervase doesn't win this time around he has a potential consolation prize awaiting him. Says the niece he brought along for the ride: 'I already told him after I win, I'll give him $100,000 — untaxed.'"


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

"Relationship to Significant Castaway: Marissa’s Uncle

Previous Season: Survivor: Borneo – 3rd jury member

Current Residence: Philadelphia, Pa.

Occupation: Cigar Lounge Owner

Why Did You Want to Return to Survivor and Play with Your Loved One? I wanted to return to Survivor because I felt that I could win the game if given another chance, and what better way to play than to play with my niece, Marissa. She is just as driven, focused and competitive as me. This is the ultimate experience and I get to share it with her."