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Season 6: Episode 7 - TRIBES MERGE: ROGER SEXTON VOTED OUT
Posted on Jul 14, 2011 11:30am

After the two tribes merged into one and the new JacarA© tribe was formed, Roger Sexton, the 56-year-old vice president of estimating from Valencia, California, was voted out in a 7-3 vote at Tribal Council. Roger found himself on the hot seat as he agitated his tribe members with his domineering personality and no-nonsense leadership. After his torch was extinguished, Roger delivered his Final Words: "I don't think I got outwitted or outplayed, but I definitely got outlasted." ( Roger's Final Words )

SECURING AN ALLIANCE
Rob has plans"I feel physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted right now," moaned Rob Cesternino, the 24-year-old computer projects coordinator from Wantagh, New York, as the Jaburu tribe returned from Tribal Council, where Shawna Mitchell had been voted out of the tribe. Despite original tribal bonds as a group of men and a group of women, Jaburu strategized and agreed to band together and form a voting block if a merge of the two tribes were to occur.

KEY TO A MERGER
Christy made it to the MergeIn their Tree Mail, the tribes finally received the key that would open the mystery box they had received on day one. Inside they found a letter directing them to pack up their camps and paddle to a place where they would meet host Jeff Probst. Upon their arrival, Jeff informed the two groups that they would now be living together as one tribe. As he passed out red buffs, Jeff sent the new tribe down the river to find what would be their new home for the next 20 days. "I am so happy. I made it to the merger. Wow!" exclaimed Christy Smith, the 24-year-old adventure guide from Basalt, Colorado.

CELEBRATION
JacarA© feastUpon arriving at their new home, the tribe found a banquet of food awaiting them, including chicken, hot dogs and Coors Light. As the tribe celebrated, Dave Johnson, the 24-year-old rocket scientist from Pasadena, California, remarked, "We are at a new point. There are new friendships to be made. It's a flurry of excitement. Nobody is thinking about the game right now." ( Deena describes the Merge )

JACARA IS FORMED
Jacara toastAs the group continued their feast, they agreed upon a new tribe name: JacarA©, Portuguese for "alligator." While the tribe enjoyed the moment, Roger became agitated with the tribe's priority of using ice to keep the beer cold instead of preserving the food. Alex Bell, the 32-year-old triathlon trainer from Los Angeles, commented, "The problem with Roger is that he is loud, he is obnoxious and he's bossy, and he wants to be the leader and dictator."

Fabulous new flag!Gimme shelter!As Roger continued to bark out orders to his new group, tension built, and the headstrong Deena Bennett, the 35-year-old deputy district attorney from Riverside, California, disagreed with most of his plans. She was especially irked by her perception of Roger's gender bias against women. Observing the tension, Rob explained, "Deena is a very strong woman who I have a lot of respect for, and Roger just likes to hear himself talk."

As the tribe built their new shelter, Roger's strong-willed behavior led Deena to conspire with Heidi Strobel, the 24-year-old P.E. teacher from Buffalo, Missouri and Jenna Morasca, the 21-year-old swimsuit model from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in hopes of voting him out at the next Tribal Council. Unaware of the plans against him and confident that the men's alliance from the original Tambaqui tribe would hold, Roger explained his strategy, "It's the six guys against the girls, and we will just pick them off. It seems too easy." As night fell, Roger grew even further from his tribe because he slept while most of his tribe bonded around the fire. ( JacarA© paints their new flag )

ROGER MUST GO
An unsuspecting RogerRob is exasperatedWhen morning arrived, the tribe's heads pounded, not only from the previous night's alcohol, but also from the noise of Roger chopping wood, which only added to his tribemates' antipathy toward him. Unwilling to allow the men to take over the game, Deena asserted, "I can honestly say that it has been Rob and I that have engineered this whole turnaround, and it's not the battle of the sexes anymore, but the battle of the weaker versus the stronger. Never underestimate the power of a woman--ever!" ( Rob wants Roger out )

While the men caught fish, Deena mused, "They can sit there and be cocky, but I will tell you this: the boys will be sweating tomorrow night after Roger gets sent home!"

IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: PERCH
The tribe met Jeff Probst at the Immunity Challenge, where he took back the Immunity Idol and introduced the Immunity Necklace, reminding the Survivors that they would no longer compete as tribes, but as individuals. He then explained the rules.

The Challenge would test the group's willpower. Each Survivor would have to stand on a perch four inches wide and twelve inches long. Once a person jumped or fell off the perch, they would be counted out of the game. Along the way, temptations of food would be offered as incentives to dive off. Last person standing would win Immunity.

The Challenge began as the tribe members positioned themselves on their narrow perches. As time passed and legs began buckling, Jenna and Heidi made an offer: they would strip completely naked in exchange for peanut butter and chocolate. As Jeff presented them with the plate of food, Jenna and Heidi removed their clothes, to the amazement of the rest of their tribe. The two soon jumped off their perches, swam over and devoured the food.

Minutes later, Roger was next to fall. As rain began to pelt the remaining Survivors, a pizza was offered, and that was all that was needed to entice Rob, Alex and Butch Lockley, the 50-year-old middle school principal from Olney, Illinois, to leap from their perches. Nearly two hours into the competition, a plate of buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing enticed both Matthew Von Ertfelda, the 33-year-old restaurant designer from Washington, D.C. and Dave to leap from their perches, forfeiting their claim to the Immunity necklace.

The final two came down to Christy and Deena, and the outcome was decided with a game of rock-paper-scissors. Deena won the battle and took home the coveted Immunity Necklace, keeping her safe from the vote at the impending Tribal Council.

Despite the upcoming Tribal Council looming in the night, the tribe returned to camp with spirits high, Roger still unaware of the solid alliance against him. "It looks as though everything is falling into place, and it seems too good to be true," commented Roger. As the tribe packed their bags for Tribal Council, Dave Johnson naively stated, "There are four girls and six guys. The girls aren't going to be surprised when we vote them out. They are going to be packing real quick."

In the end, Roger Sexton was the first person voted out of the newly formed JacarA© tribe. Roger becomes the seventh person vote out of SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON.