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His original Maraamu tribe was outnumbered by members of the original Rotu tribe 7–3.
Since the Rotu tribe thought that Mariano caused too much drama in camp and that he was the biggest threat of the remaining Maraamu tribe members (the others being Vecepia Towery and Sean Rector), he was the first Maraamu tribe member targeted.
In the following episode, the merge occurred, and Mariano voted to eliminate van den Berghe, going back on his promise.
From there on, Mariano and Brkich managed to maintain several alliances; they were allied with Boneham and Lewis, with "Big Tom" Buchanan, and with Alicia Calaway.
A tribal swap in the fourth episode effectively denied him the control he enjoyed in his old tribe, as he was switched to the "new" Rotu tribe in which he was outnumbered by former Rotu members 5–3.
Ultimately, he was the first person voted out of the game when the tribes merged in the seventh episode and the last player voted out before the jury phase.
I don't think the other tribe members know, and I think Jeff likes it that way, but I will tell him that I know, as soon as it becomes valuable to me. I lost all the money that I made from The Facts of Life.
Savage - you're going to indulge Osten, sending him home? Amber: I was under the assumption that the game would be easier in the end, because I knew we had our strategy set in the beginning and that we weren't really gonna have to worry about it too much in the end. Corinne: (Talking to Sugar) You are an unemployed, uneducated, leech on society. Just by competing against you and the few handshakes we've had I feel I can trust you. I think you should write Parvati's name down and send her home. Rob: (voting for Roger) Here comes tonight's long distance dedication. He writes, 'Dear Casey, there is a mean old man in my life that's about to leave. ' Well, Rob, here's your request—Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye. And maybe if you got some, it may seem more sincere when you are crying about your dead father. We will most likely merge at ten people and then you will be completely safe with us. Because clearly you're on the outside of an all-devouring female alliance. *continue reading* So act like you are going home....*Stop reading* I can't believe he's writing all of this?! Jeff: Well, Osten - I don't pretend to know what you're thinking either, but I know this: I've been to about a hundred Tribal Councils. Our five plus you will remain strong until the girls are done with. Russell (in the commentating area): How do you give the idol king an idol? In an attempt to save himself, Mariano had tried to warn Rotu tribe members Pascal English, Neleh Dannis, and Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien about the Rotu Four alliance of John Carroll, Tammy Leitner, Zoe Zanidakis, and Robert De Canio, but was unsuccessful although he successfully planted seeds of suspicion that would lead to the remaining Rotu members and all the Maraamu members teaming up to turn on the Rotu Four the following Tribal Council and he was voted out just before the jury phase of the game began.Prior to his elimination, he provided useful information to Vavrick-O'Brien about possible betrayal by former members of Rotu who were not switched during the tribal switch.