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Custody Battle
Custody Battle Promo
Season Survivor: Guts & Glory
Episode Number 1/14
First Broadcast February 29, 2016
Episode Chronology
Previous "Fire of a Thousand Suns"
(previous season)
Next "She Was A Fighter"

Custody Battle is the premier episode of Survivor: Guts & Glory. 18 college students begin their semester-long quest to become the University of Maryland's next Sole Survivor. In this opening episode, they are forced to connect during a sub-freezing campout, and learn that this season has many surprises in store. One contestant struggles with fitting in culturally, but meets an unlikely ally. Plus, a grueling 6-part challenge tests the three tribes.

ChallengesEdit

ImmunityEdit

Gutstacle Course - A 6-part race from the bottom to the top of "The Mall". The first part consisted of a wheelbarrow race. The tribes divided into three pairs of two and each had to make their way down the field and back. The second part required a member from each tribe to retrieve bolos from a snow pile and then land them on a ladder. The third part required two pairs of two people to balance a ball on a board and make their way up the fountain ledges, making it through all the checkpoints. Then, they must lift 5 members of their tribe over a rope suspended between two trees without touching the rope. Next, they must link arms and race through various pathways until they make it to the ledge where a puzzle is waiting. The first two tribes to complete the puzzle and make it to the Terrapin statue will win immunity.
Winner (according to finish): Sohcahtoa & Úla Úla

Immunity Challenge: Gutstacle Course
Placement Tribe
1st Sohcahtoa S4 Alex PS4 Evan HS4 Micah AS4 Michelle HS4 Mollie RS4 Shannon N
Alex, Evan, Micah, Michelle, Mollie & Shannon
2nd Úla Úla S4 Allan NS4 Brian MS4 Elyse AS4 Emily WS4 Katie AS4 Rene O
Allan, Brian, Elyse, Emily Katie & René
3rd Azula S4 Brandon JS4 Matt KS4 Mikey FS4 Nicola RS4 Priya AS4 Sherry X
Brandon, Matt, Mikey, Nicola, Priya & Sherry

Tribal CouncilEdit

Tribal Council #1: Azula Tribe
Voted
Against
Voter
S4 Priya A
Priya (4 votes)
S4 Matt KS4 Mikey FS4 Nicola RS4 Sherry X
Matt, Mikey, Nicola & Sherry
S4 Sherry X
Sherry (2 votes)
S4 Brandon JS4 Priya A
Brandon & Priya
VOTED OFF:
S4 Priya A
Priya Ashley

Voting ConfessionalsEdit

Note: Mikey's voting confessional was revealed during the "Previously on Survivor" segment of She Was A Fighter.

(voting for Priya) Priya, sorry

–Matt



(voting for Sherry) Right now we just need to make the team as, um, strong as we can. We need to win, we cannot lose next week.

–Priya



(voting for Priya) I really hope I can stay one more night, but not sure. I already prepared for my farewell speech.

–Sherry



(voting for Sherry) Oh my god. I voted for Sherry. I'm sorry baby, I love you so much, I really do. Love you!

–Brandon



(voting for Priya) Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow of the game.

–Nicola



(voting for Priya) That's what happens when you forget you're playing a game.

–Mikey



Final WordsEdit

So, I'm blown, definitely, but it's okay. I just wanna know who voted me out cause, I don't know, kinda sucks. I thought we were going for the approach like we vote out the weakest people cause we need to win the competitions but I guess they were talking without me so maybe I should've talked to Sherry when she reached out? I don't know. But it sucks, but honestly I still want to know what happens with the game and it is what it is.

–Priya



Still in the RunningEdit

 Priya
18th
S4 Priya A
 Allan
Úla Úla
S4 Allan N
 Alex
Sohcahtoa
S4 Alex P
 Brandon
Azula
S4 Brandon J
 Brian
Úla Úla
S4 Brian M
 Elyse
Úla Úla
S4 Elyse A
 Emily
Úla Úla
S4 Emily W
 Evan
Sohcahtoa
S4 Evan H
 Katie
Úla Úla
S4 Katie A
 Matt
Azula
S4 Matt K
 Micah
Sohcahtoa
S4 Micah A
 Michelle
Sohcahtoa
S4 Michelle H
 Mikey
Azula
S4 Mikey F
 Mollie
Sohcahtoa
S4 Mollie R
 Nicola
Azula
S4 Nicola R
 René
Úla Úla
S4 Rene O
 Shannon
Sohcahtoa
S4 Shannon N
 Sherry
Azula
S4 Sherry X

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first time where the contestants have been divided in three tribes at the beginning of the competition.

Episode TitleEdit

  • The episode title was said by Brian as he describes his relationship with Katie where they hold items of value for each other in order to build trust.