9. It's the end of the road for one.
Though Neal confessed to feeling okay, physically, the medical practitioner worried about the possibility of a virus getting lodged in the infection, which could lead to further complications. Hearing the distressing news caused Neal to weep and, when Jeff asked the doctor if his diagnosis would result in the castaway's premature elimination from the game, the answer was yes.
Jeff assured Neal that, although this would be the end to his Survivor journey, he would become this season's first jury member and would eventually have a say in who would win Survivor: Kaoh Rong.
After some heartfelt hugs, Neal left the game. Much to the dismay of his ally, Aubry, he took his unused Idol, discretely tucked into his pocket.
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