Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Five contestants remain as Survivor: All-Stars enters into its 34th, 35th, and 36th day. A pithy statement made in a previous episode in reference to whomever wins a car in the reward challenge proves once again to be all too true. Elsewhere, Rob Mariano provokes a fight between Rupert Boneham and Tom Buchanan. Although this episode was telecast the same night as the evening-long Friends finale on rival network NBC, "The Instigator" still posted impressive ratings for CBS.