Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This episode chronicles days 28, 29, and 30 on the tiny South Pacific island of Nuku Hiva -- with nine days remaining before the jury votes for "Ultimate Survivor." Nine castaways have already been voted off the island, and a tenth is destined to receive the same dubious honor by episode's end. In the meantime, the players participate in a Reward Challenge aptly described by one of them as "an island version of musical chairs." Then there's that riotous birthday party for castaway Vecepia Towery, who apparently cries at the drop of a hat -- and always brings her own hat.