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21st May '16 8:39:47 AM my170
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* After Cydney loses the firemaking challenge in ''Kaoh Rong'', she talks about how she wanted to use the money to help herself and her parents to pay their mortgage. It really is a tearjerking moment.
12th May '16 10:35:37 AM my170
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* ''All Stars'':
** Jenna Morasca quitting ''Survivor: All Stars'' to be with her cancer-stricken mother. At first this seems like a [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming moment]], until you learn that she passed away merely ''eight days later''.
** Rudy being voted out in ''All Stars''. The 75 year old Navy SEAL veteran was voted out for his age being a burden on the ailing Saboga tribe, despite being respected by all of his tribemates. After Rudy is voted out, Jeff comments on the fact that they didn't want to vote him out, but they didn't have a choice and someone had to go. Jerri is especially in tears.
--> '''Jeff''': Well Tribal Council is an interesting place. Always emotional. Tonight was no exception. How could you not like Rudy? 75 year old former NAVY SEAL, hanging with kids a third of his age. A hero in anybody's book. I know you didn't want to vote him out, and yet, somebody had to go, which is exactly what makes Survivor what it is, complicated.
** Boston Rob and Lex's fight in ''All-Stars''. Going into the game the two were very good friends and were reported to have had one of the tightest friendships between former players at the time. Although they went into the game intending on aligning with each other they ended up on different tribes and eventually came into conflict. And unlike in future seasons where players return and have pre-existing relationships, ''All-Stars'' was the first of its kind and there was no precedent in place for how to balance friendship and the game. As a result, Rob and Lex permanently ended their friendship. While the conflict and their behaviour is ''extremely'' controversial and divisive in the fanbase, the fact remains that for the first time the game ruined a pre-existing relationship and there was basically no way either player could have been prepared for it.
** All Stars in general is a very dark season. All of the players were really tight and close with each other, and friendships were put on the line when they played the game. This culminates at Final Tribal Council, where pretty much the entire jury is bitter towards the two finalists. As Jerri said at the reunion, "it's not worth it."
** The bullying of Shii-Ann was ''horrible''. Throughout the merge, especially after losing Kathy, she was treated like garbage by nearly everyone. They made no secret she was next to go - and when she won immunity they still kept up their terrible treatment, sneering at her victory and outright ignoring her as they targeted each other. The only consolation from her treatment was that Amber gave her a car after the show for being the swing vote that won her the million dollars, but is it no wonder Shii-Ann decided not to return after that?

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!Evacuations
* ''All Stars'':
** Jenna Morasca quitting ''Survivor: All Stars'' to be with her cancer-stricken mother. At first this seems like a [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming moment]], until you learn that she passed away merely ''eight days later''.
** Rudy being voted out in ''All Stars''. The 75 year old Navy SEAL veteran was voted out for his age being a burden on the ailing Saboga tribe, despite being respected by all of his tribemates. After Rudy is voted out, Jeff comments on the fact that they didn't want to vote him out, but they didn't have a choice and someone had to go. Jerri is especially in tears.
--> '''Jeff''': Well Tribal Council is an interesting place. Always emotional. Tonight was no exception. How could you not like Rudy? 75 year old former NAVY SEAL, hanging with kids a third of his age. A hero in anybody's book. I know you didn't want to vote him out, and yet, somebody had to go, which is exactly what makes Survivor what it is, complicated.
** Boston Rob and Lex's fight in ''All-Stars''. Going into the game the two were very good friends and were reported to have had one of the tightest friendships between former players at the time. Although they went into the game intending on aligning with each other they ended up on different tribes and eventually came into conflict. And unlike in future seasons where players return and have pre-existing relationships, ''All-Stars'' was
Michael from ''the Australian Outback'' becoming the first of its kind player to be medically evacuated. For those who need a recap; Michael fell into the campfire and there severely burned his hands. We're treated to close ups of his burnt hands as well as him screaming in pain, and all his teammates can do is offer moral support. By the time he's evacuated, ''everyone'', including the camera crew, is in shock and disbelief. This was no precedent in place for how to balance friendship and the game. As a result, Rob and Lex permanently ended their friendship. While the conflict and their behaviour is ''extremely'' controversial and divisive in the fanbase, the fact remains moment that established that for all the first time glitz and glamor that the game ruined a pre-existing relationship and there was basically no way either player could have been prepared for it.
** All Stars in general is a very dark season. All of the players were really tight and close with each other, and friendships were put
media bestowed on the line when they played the game. castaways, this wasn't a vacation. This culminates at Final Tribal Council, was truly a ''reality'' show where pretty much the entire jury is bitter towards the two finalists. As Jerri said at the reunion, "it's not worth it."
** The bullying of Shii-Ann was ''horrible''. Throughout the merge, especially after losing Kathy, she was treated like garbage by nearly everyone. They made no secret she was next
bad things could happen to go - and when she won immunity they still kept up their terrible treatment, sneering at her victory and outright ignoring her as they targeted each other. The only consolation from her treatment was that Amber gave her a car after the show for being the swing vote that won her the million dollars, but is it no wonder Shii-Ann decided not to return after that?''anyone.''



* Jonathan Penner's evacuation in Micronesia. It's enough when the rest of his tribe starts to cry at the news, but when Kathy Sleckman, who's already emotionally on the edge, begs him not to go, it's enough to tip it over the top. Then, cut to the boat where [[BreakTheBadass Jonathan is hunched over sobbing]] and try not to feel sympathy.
* Terry getting pulled out of the game with the news that his son was in the hospital, and both his wife and the doctor said he should come home as soon as possible, with Terry not even hesitating or questioning about doing so. [[spoiler: His son needed a heart transplant, and was fortunately fine after the surgery]].
* All of the evacuations in ''Kaoh Rong'' are heartbreaking to watch.
** The end of the Episode 4 reward challenge in ''Kaoh Rong'', where '''THREE''' people went down after the challenge and the entire production crew getting involved to care for the fallen contestants. It is then deemed that Caleb had to be pulled from the game in a very heart wrenching scene. His tribe members, especially Tai, who really bonded with him, were absolutely distraught. For those who disliked him in [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]], you can't help but to feel sorry for him, especially since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level in Kindness]] since his time on ''Big Brother''.
** Neal's elimination on episode 7 of Kaoh Rong. His fifteen year long dream was looking promising, but he was medically removed from the game resulting in his ManlyTears. The dream is possibly over and he will never have a clear answer if he would have taken control of the game the next two tribal councils. The episode put focus on his friendship with Aubry, and the potetial foreshadowing that many other players could also be evacuated due to infections.
** At the Final 5 of ''Kaoh Rong'', Joe, after winning a reward challenge despite his old age, came down with constipation and bladder trouble thanks to all of the food he ate. After medical came to camp to check on him, it was deemed that he had to be pulled from the game. For a man his age (he is 72, the second oldest contestant to play) to make it this far and then be pulled due to matters out of his control, it's hard not to shed a tear for him.
!Other Moments
* ''All Stars'':
** Jenna Morasca quitting ''Survivor: All Stars'' to be with her cancer-stricken mother. At first this seems like a [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming moment]], until you learn that she passed away merely ''eight days later''.
** Rudy being voted out in ''All Stars''. The 75 year old Navy SEAL veteran was voted out for his age being a burden on the ailing Saboga tribe, despite being respected by all of his tribemates. After Rudy is voted out, Jeff comments on the fact that they didn't want to vote him out, but they didn't have a choice and someone had to go. Jerri is especially in tears.
--> '''Jeff''': Well Tribal Council is an interesting place. Always emotional. Tonight was no exception. How could you not like Rudy? 75 year old former NAVY SEAL, hanging with kids a third of his age. A hero in anybody's book. I know you didn't want to vote him out, and yet, somebody had to go, which is exactly what makes Survivor what it is, complicated.
** Boston Rob and Lex's fight in ''All-Stars''. Going into the game the two were very good friends and were reported to have had one of the tightest friendships between former players at the time. Although they went into the game intending on aligning with each other they ended up on different tribes and eventually came into conflict. And unlike in future seasons where players return and have pre-existing relationships, ''All-Stars'' was the first of its kind and there was no precedent in place for how to balance friendship and the game. As a result, Rob and Lex permanently ended their friendship. While the conflict and their behaviour is ''extremely'' controversial and divisive in the fanbase, the fact remains that for the first time the game ruined a pre-existing relationship and there was basically no way either player could have been prepared for it.
** All Stars in general is a very dark season. All of the players were really tight and close with each other, and friendships were put on the line when they played the game. This culminates at Final Tribal Council, where pretty much the entire jury is bitter towards the two finalists. As Jerri said at the reunion, "it's not worth it."
** The bullying of Shii-Ann was ''horrible''. Throughout the merge, especially after losing Kathy, she was treated like garbage by nearly everyone. They made no secret she was next to go - and when she won immunity they still kept up their terrible treatment, sneering at her victory and outright ignoring her as they targeted each other. The only consolation from her treatment was that Amber gave her a car after the show for being the swing vote that won her the million dollars, but is it no wonder Shii-Ann decided not to return after that?



* Jonathan Penner's evacuation in Micronesia. It's enough when the rest of his tribe starts to cry at the news, but when Kathy Sleckman, who's already emotionally on the edge, begs him not to go, it's enough to tip it over the top. Then, cut to the boat where [[BreakTheBadass Jonathan is hunched over sobbing]] and try not to feel sympathy.



* Terry getting pulled out of the game with the news that his son was in the hospital, and both his wife and the doctor said he should come home as soon as possible, with Terry not even hesitating or questioning about doing so. [[spoiler: His son needed a heart transplant, and was fortunately fine after the surgery]].



* All of the evacuations in ''Kaoh Rong'' are heartbreaking to watch.
** The end of the Episode 4 reward challenge in ''Kaoh Rong'', where '''THREE''' people went down after the challenge and the entire production crew getting involved to care for the fallen contestants. It is then deemed that Caleb had to be pulled from the game in a very heart wrenching scene. His tribe members, especially Tai, who really bonded with him, were absolutely distraught. For those who disliked him in [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]], you can't help but to feel sorry for him, especially since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level in Kindness]] since his time on ''Big Brother''.
** Neal's elimination on episode 7 of Kaoh Rong. His fifteen year long dream was looking promising, but he was medically removed from the game resulting in his ManlyTears. The dream is possibly over and he will never have a clear answer if he would have taken control of the game the next two tribal councils. The episode put focus on his friendship with Aubry, and the potetial foreshadowing that many other players could also be evacuated due to infections.
** At the Final 5, Joe, after winning a reward challenge despite his old age, came down with constipation and bladder trouble thanks to all of the food he ate. After medical came to camp to check on him, it was deemed that he had to be pulled from the game. For a man his age (he is 72, the second oldest contestant to play) to make it this far and then be pulled due to matters out of his control, it's hard not to shed a tear for him.



* Michael from ''the Australian Outback'' becoming the first player to be medically evacuated. For those who need a recap; Michael fell into the campfire and severely burned his hands. We're treated to close ups of his burnt hands as well as him screaming in pain, and all his teammates can do is offer moral support. By the time he's evacuated, ''everyone'', including the camera crew, is in shock and disbelief. This was the moment that established that for all the glitz and glamor that the media bestowed on the castaways, this wasn't a vacation. This was truly a ''reality'' show where bad things could happen to ''anyone.''
11th May '16 6:03:47 PM my170
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** The end of the Episode 4 reward challenge in ''Kaoh Rong'', where '''THREE''' people went down after the challenge and the entire production crew getting involved to care for the fallen contestants. It is then deemed that Caleb had to be pulled from the game in a very heart wrenching scene. His tribe members, especially Tai, who really bonded with him, were absolutely distraught. For those who disliked him in [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]], you can't help but to feel sorry for him, especially since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level in Kindness]] from his time on ''Big Brother''.

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** The end of the Episode 4 reward challenge in ''Kaoh Rong'', where '''THREE''' people went down after the challenge and the entire production crew getting involved to care for the fallen contestants. It is then deemed that Caleb had to be pulled from the game in a very heart wrenching scene. His tribe members, especially Tai, who really bonded with him, were absolutely distraught. For those who disliked him in [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]], you can't help but to feel sorry for him, especially since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level in Kindness]] from since his time on ''Big Brother''.



** At the Final 5, Joe, after winning a reward challenge despite his old age, came down with constipation and bladder trouble thanks to all of the food he ate. After medical came to camp to check on him, it was deemed that he had to be pulled from the game. For a man his age to make it this far and then be pulled due to matters out of his control, it's hard not to shed a tear for him

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** At the Final 5, Joe, after winning a reward challenge despite his old age, came down with constipation and bladder trouble thanks to all of the food he ate. After medical came to camp to check on him, it was deemed that he had to be pulled from the game. For a man his age (he is 72, the second oldest contestant to play) to make it this far and then be pulled due to matters out of his control, it's hard not to shed a tear for himhim.
11th May '16 6:02:26 PM my170
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* The end of the Episode 4 reward challenge in ''Kaoh Rong'', where '''THREE''' people went down after the challenge and the entire production crew getting involved to care for the fallen contestants. It is then deemed that Caleb had to be pulled from the game in a very heart wrenching scene. His tribe members, especially Tai, who really bonded with him, were absolutely distraught. For those who disliked him in [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]], you can't help but to feel sorry for him, especially since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level in Kindness]] from his time on ''Big Brother''.
* Neal's elimination on episode 7 of Kaoh Rong. His fifteen year long dream was looking promising, but he was medically removed from the game resulting in his ManlyTears. The dream is possibly over and he will never have a clear answer if he would have taken control of the game the next two tribal councils. The episode put focus on his friendship with Aubry, and the potetial foreshadowing that many other players could also be evacuated due to infections.

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* All of the evacuations in ''Kaoh Rong'' are heartbreaking to watch.
**
The end of the Episode 4 reward challenge in ''Kaoh Rong'', where '''THREE''' people went down after the challenge and the entire production crew getting involved to care for the fallen contestants. It is then deemed that Caleb had to be pulled from the game in a very heart wrenching scene. His tribe members, especially Tai, who really bonded with him, were absolutely distraught. For those who disliked him in [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]], you can't help but to feel sorry for him, especially since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level in Kindness]] from his time on ''Big Brother''.
* ** Neal's elimination on episode 7 of Kaoh Rong. His fifteen year long dream was looking promising, but he was medically removed from the game resulting in his ManlyTears. The dream is possibly over and he will never have a clear answer if he would have taken control of the game the next two tribal councils. The episode put focus on his friendship with Aubry, and the potetial foreshadowing that many other players could also be evacuated due to infections.infections.
** At the Final 5, Joe, after winning a reward challenge despite his old age, came down with constipation and bladder trouble thanks to all of the food he ate. After medical came to camp to check on him, it was deemed that he had to be pulled from the game. For a man his age to make it this far and then be pulled due to matters out of his control, it's hard not to shed a tear for him
7th May '16 5:09:37 PM HeliosPhoenix
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* Michael from ''the Australian Outback'' becoming the first player to be medically evacuated. For those who need a recap; Michael fell into the campfire and severely burned his hands. We're treated to close ups of his burnt hands as well as him screaming in pain, and all his teammates can do is offer moral support. By the time he's evacuated, ''everyone'', including the camera crew, is in shock and disbelief. This was the moment that established that for all the glitz and glamor that the media bestowed on the castaways, this wasn'ta vacation. This was truly a ''reality'' show where bad things could happen to ''anyone.''

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* Michael from ''the Australian Outback'' becoming the first player to be medically evacuated. For those who need a recap; Michael fell into the campfire and severely burned his hands. We're treated to close ups of his burnt hands as well as him screaming in pain, and all his teammates can do is offer moral support. By the time he's evacuated, ''everyone'', including the camera crew, is in shock and disbelief. This was the moment that established that for all the glitz and glamor that the media bestowed on the castaways, this wasn'ta wasn't a vacation. This was truly a ''reality'' show where bad things could happen to ''anyone.''
7th May '16 1:43:20 PM HeliosPhoenix
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* Michael from ''the Australian Outback'' becoming the first player to be medically evacuated. For those who need a recap; Michael fell into the campfire and severely burned his hands. We're treated to close ups of his burnt hands as well as him screaming in pain, and all his teammates can do is offer moral support. By the time he's evacuated, ''everyone'', including the camera crew, is in shock and disbelief. This was the moment that established that for all the glitz and glamor that the media bestowed on the castaways, this wasn'ta vacation. This was truly a ''reality'' show where bad things could happen to ''anyone.''
6th May '16 1:02:40 PM HeliosPhoenix
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* One of the first tearjerkers in the show's history came during ''Borneo'': A post-merger reward challenge had the castaways compete in an archery contest. The reward was home movies from the loved ones of the castaways. It's all pretty heartwarming to see their families wish them well...until Jeff informs Jenna they never received a tape from hers. Jenna ''instantly'' breaks down, and everyone tries to comfort her.
** The winner of the challenge would get to record their own video message to send back to their family. And Jenna ''loses that too.'' While the rest of the castaways join Greg in making the video, we see Jenna solemnly shooting at the target so many times that the bow and arrow leaves scars on her, complete with a tearful voiceover about how much she misses her kids. Her breakdown was so bad that the tribe nearly voted her off ''out of pity.''
** Thankfully all this sets up a nice heartwarming moment in the next episode: the reward was letters from the castaway's families, including Jenna's. Colleen wins the challenge, but then Jeff tells her that she can select another castaway to share the reward. She immediately picks Jenna.
17th Apr '16 8:02:11 PM TheGingerArtist
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* A sort of underrated sad moment in ''Kaoh Rong'' is the lead up to Debbie's blindside. Throughout the episode, Debbie is nothing but supportive towards the women's alliance, actively cheering on the other girls to succeed in challenges and very motherly towards them, and she absolutely trusted Aubry - saying that the remaining Brains were like [[TrueCompanions The Three Musketeers]], how she'll never vote out Aubry and Aubry will never her, and even outright saying to Joe at Tribal Council that she "loves that girl". She put so much love and trust into her alliance that, despite how kooky she is, it's actually uncomfortable to watch her get voted out.
16th Apr '16 11:00:17 AM my170
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* After ''China'' winner Todd Herzog won the show, he started to have an drinking problem. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPIwPrvwoQs He made an appearance on Dr. Phil]] where he could barely walk and was clearly miserable. It's hard not to feel bad for the guy.
31st Mar '16 4:31:36 PM matthewhecht
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* Neal's elimination on episode 7 of Kaoh Rong. His fifteen year long dream was looking promising, but he was medically removed from the game resulting in his ManlyTears. The dream is possibly over and he will never have a clear answer if he would have taken control of the game the next two tribal councils. The episode put focus on his friendship with Aubry, and the potetial foreshadowing that many other players could also be evacuated due to infections.
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