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Survivor 2012 Philippines Secret Scenes: ‘Believe In Yourself’


Last week on Survivor Philippines, we watched as Abi-Maria went from the person most-likely to be voted off next to the immunity challenge winner. She played a great game last episode and even though it’s painful to stay, she earned her right to stick around. For one more week anyway.

Abi talks about her immunity win during today’s Survivor 2012 Secret Scene.

“I was so excited. I was in awe,” Abi says of winning the immunity challenge. “I was shaking going through the challenge.”

Abi said she was definitely underestimated going into the challenge and none of them thought they had to worry about her actually winning.

“They would never expect me to win anything,” Abi says. “I’m going to fight those evil people until the end. Right now I’m standing tall. I’m proud of myself.”

Find out what else Abi-Maria had to say in the Secret Scene posted below. Also, check back in here on Wednesday for live coverage of the next episode. And as always, we’ll be here for all of your Survivor 2012 news, results and recaps throughout the week. And you can always join us on Facebook and Twitter to get those sent right to you.

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Survivor 2012 Philippines: Jeff Probst Says Penner ‘Blew It’

Survivor 2012 castaway Jonathan Penner

Last week on Survivor Philippines, three-time castaway Jonathan Penner said goodbye to his Survivor dreams as he was voted out of the game. Jeff Probst gives his thoughts on what went wrong to Entertainment Weekly.

“Penner blew it twice,” Jeff says. “He had a chance to secure the numbers back with Jeff Kent’s ouster and he absolutely blew it by passing up the final four. I think he got a little cocky. Penner is a very confident guy. He’s a gifted manipulator, good with the spoken and written word, and pretty good at reading people.

But, there was no reason not to take that deal. He might argue that he didn’t want to lie to anyone, but as he and I later discussed after his ouster, nobody trusted him anyway so his mission to play a clean game was lost on everybody else. Also, I don’t know what was up between Penner and Jeff Kent, but I think it ultimately hurt both of them. Oddly, for some reason I really thought they might unite and form a true alliance, but instead they knocked heads and now are both on the jury.” — EW

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Survivor 2012 Philippines: Penner The Day After Elimination


This week on Survivor 2012, we said goodbye to three-time castaway Jonathan Penner. The day after his elimination, he sat down for his exit interview and, as always, he had  A LOT to say.

“I played hard and I accomplished much of what I’d wanted to accomplish,” Penner said of his Survivor Philippines experience. “I played the game I wanted to play. I talk a good game, but I don’t play a good game. I really don’t lie and I don’t cheat. I use words to try to craft the truth. I don’t use words to obscure my meaning.”

He goes on about that a bit longer, and it gets confusing because he says he played the game he wanted to play but then says he’s not a good player. So yeah. Not sure about all that.

He also talks about how he couldn’t possibly imagine playing Survivor a fourth time, so it sounds like he’s done.

“I’ve learned that I am done with Survivor,” he says. “I needed to do this. But I’ve gotten everything out of Survivor that I could have. [besides the money].”

Find out what else Penner had to say in his exit interview below. And be sure to stay here with us for all of your

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Survivor 2012 Philippines Episode 11 Recap: The Abi-Maria Show


This week on The Abi-Maria Show, I mean Survivor Philippines, we pick right up after that intense Tribal Council last week that left Abi in the know that everyone hates her. Abi is sulking (and rightly so), and everyone else is already planning to vote her out the first chance they get since she spent her hidden immunity idol. And she’s quite aware that she is at the top of everyone’s hit list.

Malcolm likened what happened at Tribal to everyone laying Abi in the road and running her over with a truck, backing up and then running over her again. “My heart goes out to her. A little bit,” Malcolm says.

But everyone is quickly sidetracked when they realize that the Survivor Auction is coming up as their award challenge. That means each of the castaways get $500 to spend on the items that Jeff offers them. And it works just like a real auction with bidding. You know what an auction is.

The first item up for bids is pancakes, bacon, orange juice. Denise blows her whole load on it. $500 pancakes!? OK. Skupin shouts out $500 for the next item before he even knows what it is. It’s cheese and wine. And he doesn’t even drink alcohol. What a fool.

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Survivor 2012 Philippines: Episode 11 Results

Survivor 2012 Philippines episode 11

Once we get past the rehashing of the Abi drama on Survivor 2012 Philippines we get right to the first challenge of the night. Well it’s not really a challenge. It’s Survivor Auction time! Each castaway receives $500 and heads out to meet Jeff.

Denise wins a pancake breakfast for $500. Yes, she spent all her money on the first item. Not to be outdone, Mike spends all his money on a cheese and wine platter and the man doesn’t even drink. Malcolm uses $200 to get donuts and an iced coffee. The next item is a blind-item and Penner gets it for $100. It turns out to be chicken and fries and Penner is thrilled. Another blind-item comes up and it’s a betting battle that Carter wins for $200. Carter ends up trading the prize, a baked potato, for a new supply of beans and rice for the whole tribe. Lisa puts down $320 for a giant sub that looks like more food than she could possibly eat.

Here comes the big prize and guess who is the only person left with all the money? Abi. She gets the secret message which we assume is a hint for another Survivor Immunity Idol or the next challenge. There’s one last item and again Carter gets stuck with the “it’s for everyone” card when he discovers veal shanks. They have 60 seconds to eat as much of it as they can. It’s not a pretty sight but I’m sure they’re happy.

Back at camp Abi sneaks away and reads the secret message she won at auction. It’s not a clue or hint for anything but rather a pass that takes her straight to the final round of the Immunity challenge. She will have a 1 in 3 chance at Immunity with that pass.

It’s time for the Immunity Challenge. Abi will get to jump to the last round automatically. Before each round the players have to answer a question and if they are wrong they are saddled with an extra 5% of their body weight.

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