8 Most Shocking Tribal Council Moments From Survivor: Kaoh Rong

1. Alecia waves bye-bye to the game.

1. Alecia waves bye-bye to the game.

After spending the first few weeks at camp being Scot and Jason's main target, Alecia (known to her fellow Brawn Tribe members as "Blondie") was kicked out of the game and, well, the tight-knit buddies couldn't have been any happier about it. Did Alecia's departure mean less friction at camp? Sure—but tranquility didn't last long.

In addition to Alecia getting the boot, check out more of the best Tribal Council moments from Survivor: Koah Rong!

Watch the Tribal Council from "Signed, Sealed, And Delivered."
2. Tai and Scot whisper about their original plan.

2. Tai and Scot whisper about their original plan.

While Aubry was talking to Jeff at the Tribal in Episode 6, Tai and Scot whispered back and forth about their "original plan" to vote Peter out. Their not-so-discrete conversation caught the attention of everyone else, especially host Jeff Probst. All would be revealed minutes later when, with four votes against him, the Brains Tribe member was snuffed.

Looks like the doctor was out this time.

Watch the Tribal Council from "Play Or Go Home."
3. The castaways discover the unprecedented power of the Super Idol.

3. The castaways discover the unprecedented power of the Super Idol.

In Episode 8, Tai made a surprising announcement to the entire tribe; this season, there was a Super Idol, which allowed one (or more) castaway(s) to put two separate Hidden Immunity Idols together and form this super-sized advantage that gave said player(s) the upper hand to save someone after the votes were read at Tribal.

This was a surprise twist for some of the castaways, like Julia, who didn't know anything about this unprecedented power. However, the real question was whether or not someone would put the Super Idol to use. 

Watch the Tribal Council from "The Jocks Vs. The Pretty People."
4. Not all trusted alliances can be trusted.

4. Not all trusted alliances can be trusted.

Before any votes were cast, Scot spilled that Tai had been holding onto an Idol this whole time and was going to stay safe no matter what. To everyone's surprise, Jason then admitted to possessing his own Idol, which caused multiple jaws to hit the floor at the very same time.

With that admission, the bounty hunter played his Idol, handed it over to Tai so he could create the Super Idol, and assumed the gardener would act in favor of the budding alliance between the three male castaways. While Tai was quick to accept the gift, he ultimately chose not to use the epic advantage, which was a real eye-opener to Scot and Jason.

Just when they thought they could trust in Tai as a core member of their alliance, the former Beauty Tribe member was ready to forge a different path by putting his own strategy to work.

Watch the Tribal Council from "It's Psychological Warfare."
5. Tai relies on Aubry's recommendation about his Idol.

5. Tai relies on Aubry's recommendation about his Idol.

With the votes still very much up in the air at the end of Episode 11, the nervous group of remaining castaways gathered for their next Tribal Council.

Among all the distracting chatter that sparked the attention of host Jeff Probst, Tai leaned over to Aubry and softly asked if he should use his Idol, to which she whispered back, "I think you're fine, but it's your gut."

Following the interaction, Tai sat in silence and boldly decided not to play the Idol, a move that paid off when the group learned Julia was the next to get snuffed. 

Watch the Tribal Council from "It's A 'Me' Game, Not A 'We' Game."
6. A fire-making challenge determines who stays and who goes.

6. A fire-making challenge determines who stays and who goes.

In Episode 14, Tribal Council went up in actual flames thanks to a tiebreaker, fire-making challenge between Cydney and Aubry. 

At first, Aubry took an impressive lead when she lit a strong fire, but when the embers extinguished within seconds, Cydney crept ahead. However, mere moments later, Aubry successfully reestablished her fire high enough to split the rope.

While Aubry shed tears of joy, knowing she was going straight to the finals, Cydney wept because she knew her chance of winning Sole Survivor was doused.


Watch the Tribal Council from "Not Going Down Without A Fight."
7. Neal's parting words to Michele go down in Survivor history.

7. Neal's parting words to Michele go down in Survivor history.

After the jury arrived to the second Tribal Council of Episode 14, host Jeff Probst explained an unprecedented twist no one saw coming—since Michele won the season's final challenge, she would be able to remove one jury member from voting at the very last Tribal.

With that, Michele announced her final decision—Neal's jury service would no longer be needed. After hearing his name called, the former Brains Tribe member walked up to the New Jersey bartender to deliver some harsh words, which only made her more confident that she made the right the decision.

Watch the Tribal Council from "Not Going Down Without A Fight."
8. Michele wins the coveted title of Sole Survivor.

8. Michele wins the coveted title of Sole Survivor.

When Aubry, Tai, and Michele teamed back up at the Survivor: Koah Rong Live Reunion Show, they knew one of their lives was about to change forever. 

It was the Tribal Council both fans and castaways had been waiting for all season long. As host Jeff Probst read the jury's vote aloud, Michele covered her face in disbelief when she realized she had been named Sole Survivor. 

Congratulations, Michele!

Watch the Tribal Council from the season finale of Survivor: Kaoh Rong.