Sixteen contestants row two rafts to the jungle island of Pulau Tiga in the South China Sea. Once there, they divide into two tribes (Pagong, Tagi) and go head-to-head in an Immunity Challenge called “Quest for Fire.” The contest requires the tribes to light a series of torches in the water while holding onto a raft. The losing team attends Tribal Council and votes out one of its members.
Generational difficulties arise, as do conflicts over varying work ethics, as the castaways try to adapt to life on the island. “Buggin' Out,” the Immunity Challenge, involves eating live beetle larvae. The first tribe member who refuses to eat the squirming grubs loses Immunity for his or her tribe.
The two tribes desperately search for food and compete in a Reward Challenge that requires them to drag a sunken treasure chest to shore. The winning team receives fishing equipment. “Rescue Mission” is the Immunity Challenge. The tribes must rescue an “injured” player out in the jungle and bring him or her back to the beach on a stretcher. The third contestant is voted off the island.
The tribes compete for Immunity on an obstacle course built by Green Berets, and the winning team then has to retrieve the Immunity Idol from Snake Island; the contestants are tempted with a domestic food not normally associated with humans; one team's chemistry implodes after losing a Reward Challenge; one of the men makes a rude comment about women that affects life on the island; a sixth person is voted off.
The contestants participate in a Reward Challenge for a barbecue by swinging along a rope course. For Immunity, they become pieces on a huge board game called “Squared Off.” “It's the equivalent of playing chess with eight people,” says host Jeff Probst. Also, one of the contestants celebrates a birthday “by running around in [his or her] birthday suit all day long, which causes a lot of excitement,” says Probst. And a ninth person is voted off the island.
The castaways participate in “Fast Fire” to earn Immunity, which requires them to build a fire on the beach. “Bamboozled” is the Reward Challenge, in which the seven tribemates must race on bamboo structures over the ocean. The winner gets to make two calls on a cell phone. One is to order a slice of pizza that's delivered by helicopter; the other is a call home. The 10th person is voted off the island.
The number of contestants is whittled down to the Final Four after the players compete in “Witch Hunt” for Immunity. The castaways are each given a video camera and must search through the jungle for hand-carved masks and answer questions on the back of them. For a Reward---a night at a bar with a hot meal and a cold beer---the tribemates see who can collect the most mud on their bodies and transfer it to a designated area in a given time.
The Final Four players endure two Immunity Challenges and three Tribal Councils before the $1 million winner is chosen by the Jury. The first Immunity Challenge is “Fallen Comrades,” in which the four finalists answer personal questions about their fellow castaways. The second Challenge is one of endurance, as the remaining three contestants hold onto an idol. Later, the Final Tribal Council is convened and the winner is selected.
Sixteen contestants arrive on a military airplane in Queensland and immediately form two tribes---Kucha and Ogakor. After a five-mile hike to their respective camps, the tribes compete on an obstacle course for Immunity and waterproof matches. The losing tribe then attends Tribal Council and votes out its first member.
Jerri accuses Kel of eating contraband beef jerky, which he denies. In the “Butch Cassidy” Reward Challenge, the players jump off a cliff into a pool of water, swim to a floating crate and carry it ashore to win blankets. “Tucker'd Out” is the Immunity Challenge. The tribemates eat aboriginal foods (“bush tucker”), such as cow brains, grubs, grasshoppers and mangrove worms. However, Kimmi, a vegetarian, refuses to join in. Later, the second person is voted out of the game.
The players try to win fishing tackle in the “Water Torture” Reward Challenge, which requires them to carry jugs of water over a narrow plank and fill buckets being held by a tribesmate on a cane pole. “Lock Step” is the Immunity Challenge. The castaways are tied together with rope and traverse over and under obstacles until they reach the finish line. At the Tribal Council, the third person is voted out of the game.
Michael catches and butchers a wild pig, which doesn't make vegetarian Kimmi too happy. In the “Mastermind” Reward Challenge, the players unscramble a giant puzzle map to reveal the location of the prize, which is three chickens and a rooster. “True or Falls” is the Immunity Challenge, in which the castaways are quizzed about the Australian environment. At Tribal Council, the fourth person is voted out of the game.
Wildfires threaten the camps, and Kimmi and Alicia get into a heated, fingerpointing argument. In “Triage,” the players compete for comfort items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and spices. To win, they race to a mock first-aid tent carrying teammates on a stretcher. The Immunity Challenge is “The Maze.” Players enter a giant maze and collect numbered medallions in order. The fifth person is voted out of the game at Tribal Council.
Michael suffers severe burns on his hands after he passes out and falls into the campfire. Medics attend to his wounds and he's carried away by helicopter to receive further treatment. The teams compete for a Reward of soda and chips in “Blind Leading the Blind.” The teammates, except for one on each tribe, are blindfolded while the sighted spotter guides them through various tasks.
The Ogakor and Kucha tribes merge to form Barramundi and then set up camp in a new location. The Immunity Challenge, “Perch,”requires endurance as the players must stand on a wooden pillar in the river. The last person standing wins Individual Immunity. At the Tribal Council, the seventh person is voted out of the game.
The players try to win a dinner that includes salmon, chicken and shrimp in the “Return to Sender” Reward Challenge, which requires the castaways to throw a boomerang into a target. For Immunity, it's a mental activity called “Don't Fence Me In.” Ropes are attached to wooden posts and set up in rows of 10. The players link posts together using the ropes. The player who finishes off more squares wins Immunity. At Tribal Council, the eighth person is voted out of the game.
The winner of the Reward Challenge chooses one person to enjoy a trip to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel and partake in a feast. The Immunity Challenge unfolds in three segments: “Know Your Ropes”; “Rock the Boat”; and “Sinking Ship”. In each part, the players try to make their opponents lose their balance and fall into the water. Later, the ninth person is voted out of the game.
The players are given money to participate in the “Survivor Auction,” in which they can buy various food items. The Immunity Challenge is “Fire and Rain.” The castaways must light a fire in a pan and then raise it to ignite a fuse on an overhead bar. The first to do so wins Immunity. At the Tribal Council, the 10th person is voted out of the game.
A torrential storm produces flash floods that destroy the campsite and carry away the last can of rice. One player wins a rope-course Challenge and receives a horseback ride to a ranch to enjoy a beef-stew dinner, a night's sleep on a cot and a hot breakfast. The Immunity Challenge is “Blue Plate Special.” Each player has three plates with his or her name on it hung from a tree. Using a slingshot, players try to break opponents' plates. The person with the last unbroken plate wins.
The players communicate with loved ones back home in the “Outback Internet Café,” and one castaway wins a 30-minute online chat. “Fugitives,” the Immunity Challenge, takes place at night. After host Jeff Probst tells the castaways a story, the tribemates' hands and feet are shackled. They must then run to various spots and answer questions. A correct answer wins them a key. The first one to return to Probst unshackled and with all of the keys wins Immunity.
The Final Four players compete for Reward in the “Survivor Pentathlon,” which incorporates elements from past challenges, such as walking a plank, solving a puzzle, and being blindfolded and shackled. The winner gets a hot meal, a hot shower and a new car. Each person also receives a care package from home. For Immunity, the castaways must match pairs of items. At Tribal Council, the number of players is whittled down to three.
The tribes play for blankets, water containers and food in the “Stairway to the Stars” Reward Challenge. Teams must carry five logs through a series of obstacles to a tower and build a staircase. For Immunity, each player must drink a shot glass of cow's blood mixed with milk. If a player fails, his or her tribe loses. At Tribal Council, a second player is voted out.
The tribes compete for cooking supplies in the “Caught in the Web” Reward Challenge. Players must climb a web of rope and retrieve 12 baskets hanging from the web to win. For Immunity, the teams must pick up and move a camp with a hut 200 yards and then re-create the camp exactly as it was before. The fourth player is voted out of the game.
Three tribe members from each team are surprised to learn that they are switching sides and joining their rival tribes. After the switch, the teams compete for Reward by leading 20 goats from a starting pen to a destination pen 100 yards away. For Immunity, teams gather 20 puzzle pieces and put them together to complete the puzzle. The fifth person is voted out of the game at Tribal Council.
The two teams merge and form the Moto Maji tribe. For Immunity, the players have one of their wrists attached to a rope that is connected to a bucket of water located directly above their heads. If they drop their arm, the water pours down on them. The last player standing wins. At Tribal Council, the seventh person is voted out of the game.
The players try to win two goats that can be traded in an African village for goods by catapulting nine items into a basket located on top of a tower. “Box Your Mind” is the Immunity Challenge, in which players must memorize items located inside a barrel. At Tribal Council, the eighth person is voted out of the game.
The players watch videos of their families, then try to guess the answers their family members gave to personal questions. The winner receives a Reward that includes an African safari. For Immunity, the players throw sticks to break pots with opposing players' names on them. The last person with an unbroken pot wins Immunity. The 11th person is voted out of the game at Tribal Council.
The castaways play “Swahili Scramble” for Reward. They each must find nine Swahili words hidden in letters on a board and then use them to solve a clue. The Reward includes the chance to deliver medical supplies to an AIDS hospital. The “Second Chance” Immunity Challenge combines elements from previous challenges, including an obstacle course and using bows and arrows. The 12th person is voted out of the game at Tribal Council.
The Final Four players answer questions about the 12 ousted castaways in the first of two Immunity Challenges. The second Immunity Challenge is an endurance battle in which the three remaining players place a hand on a wooden idol and their feet on stumps. The last person standing wins Immunity. Later, the seven jury members question the Final Two players and vote for the winner.
Sixteen castaways are marooned on Nuku Hiva, a volcanic island in the South Pacific. The members of the two tribes, Maraamu and Rotu, paddle ashore in separate life rafts and set up camp. For Immunity, each team lights a series of torches in the ocean from a canoe. The losing team goes to Tribal Council and votes out the first person.
The castaways play for fishing gear in the “Do or Dive” Reward Challenge, in which members from each team must dive beneath the water and take heavy stones from a sunken boat. The first team to get their boat afloat and to land wins. For Immunity, each tribe member must eat a smelly Marquesan delicacy called fafaru that consists of raw fish, fish bones, crab legs and lobster legs marinated in sea water and left in the sun for three days. The second person is voted off of the island.
Each tribe builds a raft using bamboo and paddles it through a water course to pick up supplies. The first team to complete the course wins a choice of either rice or a collection of blankets, pillows and lanterns. For Immunity, the players maneuver a coconut through a maze that is built inside an oversized wooden box. The third person is voted off of the island.
The players assemble for what they believe is a Reward Challenge and are shocked to learn that the tribes are being switched around. For Immunity, the newly formed tribes must unscramble a woven tapestry of interlaced pieces to reveal a design. The losing team votes out the fourth person from the game at Tribal Council.
One tribe wins the right to take the opposing camp's food and supplies after completing a Reward Challenge that requires the teams to collect segments of four deconstructed tikis and put them together. For Immunity, the tribes must create a distress signal that can be easily seen from a rescue boat. The best signal wins. The losing team goes to Tribal Council and votes out the fifth person from the game.
The tribes try to win a picnic in the “Jungle Relay” Reward Challenge, in which teams use a canoe to retrieve a flag in the water after racing through the jungle to find two hidden paddles. For Immunity, each tribe forms a human chain to collect numbered ladder rungs inside a maze. The first team to find all of their rungs and use them to climb a tower wins. The losing tribe votes out the game's sixth player.
The two teams merge to form the Soliantu tribe. The castaways play for Individual Immunity for the first time in the “Sea Legs” Challenge, which requires players to stand on a floating platform in choppy water. The last person standing wins. At Tribal Council, the seventh person is voted off of the island.
The players try to win a Reward that includes a giant chocolate bar and a scuba-diving trip to an exotic coral reef by constructing a kite and being the first one to fly it 300 feet in the air. For Immunity, the castaways must answer questions about the Marquesas Islands. At Tribal Council, the eighth person is voted off the island.
The eight players divide into four teams of two to compete for a Marquesan feast that includes a helicopter trip over the islands and a horseback ride to a beautiful locale where the lavish banquet is held. To win, the pairs must be the first duo to fill a 3-ft.-tall bamboo shoot with coconut juice. The Immunity Challenge is “High Stepping,” in which players attempt to knock each other off of stilts. The ninth person is voted off the island at Tribal Council.
The Reward Challenge is “Rock Bottom,” in which players jump off of a floating deck to retrieve shells from the ocean. The winner gets a day on a private cruise ship that includes a hot shower, clean clothes and a hot meal. For Immunity it is “Virtues of Fire,” a Challenge that requires the castaways to build a fire that will ignite a wooden tower. The 10th person is voted off the island at Tribal Council.
The six remaining players are each reunited with a loved one, who then tries to win a day on the island by outwitting the other friends and family members on a giant puzzle board. In the “Sands of Time” Immunity Challenge, the castaways use slingshots to break tiles. The 11th person is voted off the island at Tribal Council.
The five remaining castaways play for a car in the Reward Challenge, which consists of elements from past contests, such as constructing a tiki, filling a bamboo tube with coconut juice, walking 10 feet on stilts and using a slingshot to break tiles. For Immunity, the players answer questions about Marquesan folklore. The 12th person is voted off the island at Tribal Council.
The Final Four castaways answer questions about the 12 previously ousted players to win Immunity. Following the contest, one person is voted out. Next, the three remaining players again vie for Immunity in an endurance Challenge that requires them to stand on two logs while leaning against an idol. The last person standing wins the Final Immunity and then votes out one person. The jury then votes for the $1 million first-place-prize winner.
The Sole Survivor in the Amazon is crowned as the reality series wraps up its sixth edition. The Final Four players are whittled down to two and the seven-person jury votes for the winner. “It's a toss-up when we get to the Final Two,” says host Jeff Probst. “It's not a sure thing.” The big change in the finale, says Probst, is that the concluding vote takes place immediately following the last Immunity Challenge. “There's no time to think about it,” he says.
The 16 castaways attend a party aboard a schooner where they are ordered to walk the plank while wearing their finest duds. They then swim to a nearby village to buy supplies with the 100 Balboa they've been given. Next, the tribes, Morgan and Drake, each take a boat to their respective islands and set up camp. The first Challenge involves transporting a cannon on wheels through a jungle and across a beach. Also, the first person is voted out.
From Pulau Tiga to the Pearl Islands, the most memorable players from the show's first seven editions compete for $1 million and bragging rights as the ultimate Survivor. The 18 castaways are divided into three tribes: Chapera; Saboga; and Mogo Mogo, named for islands off the coast of Panama where the latest game takes place. Among the contestants are four former winners (Richard Hatch, Tina Wesson, Ethan Zohn, Jenna Morasca) and one runner-up (Colby Donaldson).
Eighteen castaways, separated into two tribes of men vs. women, are stranded on the remote islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. After a shocking welcoming ceremony with a local tribe, the nine men and nine women are sent their separate ways to search for their camps at night. At first light, both tribes struggle to make fire and build shelter. Lopevi (the men's tribe) is shocked when Chad reveals that he is an amputee, having lost his right leg below the knee only 20 months earlier. Over at Yasur (the women's tribe), Eliza's constant chatter and Twila's workaholic attitude are rubbing some the wrong way.
A tribe deals with very grim conditions as one castaway has a tearful meltdown after finding maggots in the tribe's food. A wild chicken wanders into the Yasur camp and sends the hungry tribe into a frenzy as they try to catch the chicken with a machete. One Survivor tries to take advantage of tensions between two tribemates after a loss at the Reward Challenge. Two castaways think they are the swing vote, leading to a very unpredictable Tribal Council.
Post-Tribal Council fallout leaves one Survivor feeling the heat from tribemates. At another tribe, differing work ethics and personalities lead to a clash between two members. Both tribes are shocked when they gather for a Challenge and are told that there will be a double Tribal Council. A twist at the end of the Challenge puts one castaway in a very influential position. Tension and politicking run rampant at both camps as several vulnerable castaways jockey to survive. Two will leave Vanuatu. Who will it be?
Tempers flare at both camps after the double Tribal Council. Alliances seem clearly drawn and several Survivors have trouble holding back their frustration. The Tribe that wins Reward is surprised by a prize that sends them a visitor for 24 hours. Homesickness plagues Bubba, who is comforted by a tribemate. One Survivor plays puppet master in an attempt to pit one tribemate against another.
Both tribes receive unexpected visits from Vanuatu natives bearing a message with consequences for all the castaways. A massive earthquake rocks the island, literally shaking things up for the tribes. A trip for one tribe leads to bonding and makes one castaway very happy. One castaway is caught by a tribemate while attempting to communicate secretly with a member of the opposing tribe.
Feeling vulnerable, one castaway gives an impassioned, persuasive speech in hopes of breaking the tribe's alliances. In a piglet-herding Reward Challenge, could one tribe's chance of winning be hurt by a member's fear of handling pigs? Things get very relaxed at one camp, where one castaway decides to do some nude sunbathing, and a walk to gather food fuels an alliance. Conflicted over how to vote in the upcoming Tribal Council, one castaway prays for a sign to guide the decision. POOF! The sign appears.
One member's lack of work ethic prompts negative reactions in the tribe. After winning a hard-fought Challenge, one tribe is rewarded with more than just sustenance. One Survivor, in danger of being voted off, wins a Challenge for the tribe, thus buying more time on the island. A potential target at Tribal Council, one Survivor tries to convince the rest that another tribemate should be next to go.
A Survivor gets fed up with the tribe and is ready for a change. One castaway uses charm, flirtation and cuddling in an attempt to get in good with a tribemate. Anxiety about a possible tribal merge leads one Survivor to make one-on-one pacts with numerous others. One castaway gets into a war of words with a tribemate after being told what to do.
Fetching Tree Mail, one Survivor is surprised to get more than just mail, but the meaning of the surprise remains a mystery. One group of Survivors hatch a devilish plan to screw over their tribemates. Hatred drives two Survivors to serious lobbying to get each other voted out. One Survivor's guilt over aligning with a faction is exacerbated by a tribemate's words.
Two Survivors become "sacrificial lambs" and are tied up by their tribe. A surreal Reward drives one Survivor to overindulge and pay for it later. After a tumultuous night in which one castaway struggles to keep the camp together, it is decided that the most useless tribemate should go. One Survivor is torn between joining a new alliance or thwarting an existing one. A tribemate exploits this indecision to work a plan. Before Tribal Council, one Survivor makes a last-ditch effort to sway a tribemate. Will it work?
One Survivor tries to solidify a Final Four position, but is crushed to learn that things aren't always what they seem. The Survivors are surprised by an emotional reunion with their loved ones. But only one castaway gets quality time with their loved one. At the Immunity Challenge, castaways are surprised to get special help for the competition. One Survivor approaches a tribemate with a plan for the upcoming Tribal Council vote. Caught off-guard, the tribemate tries to deflect the vote. How will the voting go down?
One Survivor is alienated from the tribe after an outburst that jeopardizes any chance of being in the Final Four. Tempers flare when one tribemate refuses to tell another the whereabouts of some buried provisions. When a tribemate catches two Survivors talking strategy, an altercation erupts that makes everyone realize what's at stake. Working both sides of a divided camp, one Survivor makes conflicting promises going into Tribal Council. Which way will the tribe member vote? And who will make it to the Final Four?
Two Survivors get into a fight after one says the other doesn't deserve to be there. The Final Four savor their accomplishment making it this far in the game and partake in a feast, but one Survivor is annoyed by the company. Two final and most crucial Immunity Challenges play out and in the end, only two remain. Who will be the Final Two to face the Jury and be crowned Sole Survivor?
As twenty castaways row one large boat through the waters surrounding Palau, host Jeff Probst points them towards their new beach and indicates there will be two machetes and a map to water waiting for them. In addition, he indicates there will be two Immunity necklaces for the first man and the first woman to reach the shore. With that, Probst departs and the anticipation and panic sets in. Who will stay in the boat? Who will be first to jump? Who will win Immunity? By the end of the first episode, three castaways will leave the island.
One tribe's beach is overrun with unwelcome little visitors. One Survivor is suspicious about a special alliance developing between two tribemates. While enjoying a feast, a tribe notices one member's reclusive behavior. A tribe attempts to recover a lost provision. Will they be successful in the task, or will they succumb to exhaustion?
One tribe relaxes after winning a Challenge, which annoys a tribemate frustrated with the lack of a work ethic. A war of words erupts between two tribe members as one lays into the other for being bossy. Just as a Challenge is set to begin, one tribe faces a setback when a member suffers an injury. Will this affect their ability to compete? Two fearless castaways take it upon themselves to confront some deadly creatures on the island.
Tensions rise within both tribes when they are forced to choose leaders for the next Reward Challenge. What role will the leaders play? One castaway becomes annoyed when a tribemate complains of having no energy and doesn't help the tribe. Spirits are high within a tribe when they win a Challenge and an extraordinary Reward. It is still early in the game, yet signs of tribal division emerge when one group considers banding together to vote out a tribemate. Who is the unlucky one?
Low morale for one tribe sinks even lower when they abandon their camp in search of a cave for shelter from a storm...and get lost. One castaway neglects fire duty and dozes off, and a tribemate becomes bitter having to lose valuable sleep to pick up the slack. One tribe is taunted and tormented as they have to sit and watch the other tribe enjoy a great Reward right in front of them. Both tribes face several unexpected twists that throw them off their game.
Tensions flare between two tribemates when one blames the other for the tribe's loss in a Challenge. A tribe's high morale is not enough to keep one Survivor from being annoyed by a tribemate's uselessness around camp. After a miserable night in a typhoon, one Survivor has an emotional and physical breakdown. One undecided Survivor makes conflicting deals with two tribemates going into Tribal Council. Who will be next to leave the island?
Two Survivors battle to provide for their tribe. One brings home a clam; one brings home a shark. Sitting out a Challenge, one Survivor finds it hard to watch from the sidelines and doubts the tribe's ability to win. A tribe member is suspicious of a potential alliance forming between two very friendly tribemates that could spoil a game plan. During a crucial Immunity Challenge, one Survivor takes over for a struggling tribemate. Will it be enough to win?
A Survivor becomes irritated with the tribe's living conditions and lack of maintenance around camp, which has attracted unwelcome visitors. Several weeks surviving on an island has driven one Survivor to exhibit unruly behavior, much to the concern of a tribemate. The Survivors get a chance to sample a Palauan delicacy, which can be rather difficult to swallow. Who has the will to stomach this indigenous cuisine? Two Survivors disagree on how the tribe should enjoy their Reward, leaving one of them feeling defeated and annoyed with the final decision.
An unexpected performance by a tribemate during a Challenge results in a victory for the team. One castaway confronts her tribe, leaving everyone feeling uncomfortable and leaving her feeling alienated. A twist at a Challenge brings very bad news for one Survivor. In danger of going on the chopping block, a Survivor makes a heartfelt plea not to be voted off. Will this plea fall on deaf ears?
Some Survivors entertain the idea of forming a secret alliance and persuade a tribemate to join their pact. A Survivor heeds some advice and makes personal hygiene improvements, delighting the tribe. As the game nears its conclusion, three castaways formulate individual strategies for surviving the upcoming Tribal Council.
The aftermath of an emotional Tribal Council and stormy weather combine for a night the tribe will never forget. To their surprise and delight, some Survivors are overwhelmed by a visit from their loved ones. A strong alliance leaves one castaway on the outside looking in, with Immunity the only chance for survival. Paranoia sets in as alliances crumble and some Survivors feels like they've lost control of the game.
Gender lines are drawn as one group hatches a plan to vote off the Survivor who doesn't win Immunity. One Survivor feels betrayed when the winner of a Challenge chooses a different tribemate to enjoy the Reward. Going into Tribal Council, one Survivor holds the power and is torn between an alliance and a friendship. Which way will the vote swing?
The Final Four rethink their strategies when a once-solid alliance dissolves with the slip of a tongue. After an emotional Tribal Council, arguments erupt, feelings are hurt and friendships are questioned. A shocking development during the Final Immunity Challenge promises to go down in Survivor history. Tears and harsh words fuel a tense session between the Jury and the Final Two.
One Survivor is appalled when a nest of ants are served up for dinner in a tribe desperate for protein. Lacking any sympathy for ailing tribemates, one Survivor starts complaining about the weak ones being lazy and getting pampered. The heat and rigors of the Guatemalan jungle have deteriorated many castaways, who must find the strength to get through a grueling physical competition. Leading into the second Tribal Council, one Survivor fights back when their work ethic is questioned by tribemates.
Smoldering heat forces some Survivors to cool off in the water, risking an encounter with crocodiles. As a tribe attempts to rebuild their shelter, one member takes matters into their own hands and irritates the others. Causing sleepless nights, an inconsiderate howler monkey drives one castaway crazy. A termite-infested log becomes a delicacy for some castaways desperate for a change in their diet.
After winning an arduous Reward Challenge, one tribe member ruins it for the rest by becoming intoxicated and obnoxious. A grueling physical challenge pushes two castaways to the breaking point, leading to a screaming match that comes close to exploding. In a Tribal Council first, one castaway bullies and insults a fellow tribe member despite attempts to keep the peace.
Fear threatens to ruin one castaway's ability to enjoy a reward. An unexpected visit from the opposing tribe makes some of the other castaways uncomfortable about being friendly with the enemy. A heart to heart ends with one Survivor telling another, "You can lie...But, I will track you down. I will find you!" After a difficult Tribal Council, the castaways are bombarded with another big surprise.
Survivors learn that there is an Immunity Idol hidden in the Guatemalan jungle, and the hunt begins. Given the choice to feast or challenge, several castaways choose to enjoy a large feast in front of the others instead of competing for Immunity. Is this a smart move, or will their hunger be their demise?
One Survivor deceives the others by giving them the wrong clues to where the hidden Immunity Idol rests. Several Survivors become angry after one overindulges in a Reward. One Survivor secretly follows a tribemate on a hunt for the hidden Immunity Idol and soon finds out that the tribemate is not to be trusted.
In a down-and-dirty struggle for Reward in the mud, a team is let down by the failure of one member. One tribemate's incessant paranoia drives another to the breaking point. Some feel vulnerable, and some feel sure of who should go, leading to an unpredictable Tribal Council. Will the strong survive, or will the weak slide by?
One Survivor's attempt to forge an alliance is overheard by a lurking tribemate. A castaway is livid after a tribemate targets her for elimination in a Reward Challenge, which leads to an eruption back at camp. Paranoia fills the air, leading one Survivor to declare, "Everyone is lying, even the people you'd least expect!" Tribal Council is full of surprises when one Survivor takes advantage of the group setting to call out a tribemate. How will this influence the vote?
In an attempt to break up the Final Four, one Survivor plants doubts in another's mind. Will this strategic risk turn the tide? One Survivor receives a sealed envelope containing a clue that could provide an advantage in the next Immunity Challenge. A bidding war breaks out at a Reward Challenge auction when family members and loved ones show up unannounced.
Feeling deceived after a tribemate's ousting, one Survivor confronts the tribe. After a big win, one Survivor has a big decision: try and break the "car curse" or risk it all to drive away with a new car. One Survivor's car decision creates a rift at camp. Will this affect who goes home next? The Survivors battle it out in a close race for Immunity and a guaranteed spot in the Final Four.
A surprise from a local family quickly shakes up the Final Four in a traditional Maya ceremony. Later, a surprise thunderstorm sets the Survivors wondering if a decision they made upset the Maya gods. Two Survivors question their alliance and agree on who should be eliminated. Will this decision work to their advantage? With only three days left, the Final Four face off in an intense battle to make it to the end. Who will outwit, outlast and outplay to become the Sole Survivor?
When four tribes become two, the last Survivor fears the worst, but then is surprised when Jeff reveals a twist in the game. One castaway makes a major mistake and leaves the tribe disappointed, hungry and still desperately trying to get food. The Survivors waste no time forming alliances, leaving two feeling vulnerable and another two in a position of power. One struggles to adjust to life on the island. Will he overcome the pressure or choose to leave the island forever?
Every night is miserable for the next Survivor sent to Exile Island. Can they withstand another horrendous night, fighting the cold winds and torrential rain alone? One Survivor proves to be an All-Star at the Reward Challenge, securing a major win for a starving tribe. Bickering starts early for one tribe and leaves some members wondering about forming premature alliances. Call it superstition or plain coincidence, but one group's interesting dinner gives more than strength to a weak tribe.
In a surprising turn of events, a banished Survivor thrives on Exile Island, leaving the tribe back at camp struggling for food and fire. The excitement over winning a Reward Challenge immediately causes a stir within one tribe, as a tribemate contaminates a prized possession. Constant bickering between tribemates leaves one Survivor regretting an alliance with a bunch of lunatics. After the previous Tribal Council, one Survivor begins to worry. Will valiant effort and a competitive nature be enough to keep this castaway in the game?
Winning the Reward Challenge ends up being a raw deal for one tribe. A couple of Survivors secretly bond when they selfishly share one of the Reward prizes and anger their tribemates. Two Survivors fall ill, keeping them up all night and leaving them drained right before the Immunity Challenge. Can these two strong players pull through, or will they bring their tribe down? It's a long afternoon for one tribe as chaos and confusion hampers the decision of who to vote off. Will an alliance stick or fall apart?
Disunity among one tribe results in no sleep for the group, as one Survivor's continuous outbursts last throughout the night. A strong tribe is weakening from the lack of food and water, but finds strength in relationships they are forming on the island. Will this be enough to win the next Challenge? For one castaway, being sent to Exile Island is a blessing rather than a curse. Having an alliance doesn't always guarantee safety, as a twist in the game leaves one tribe with a big decision to make and places one Survivor's fate in the hands of another.
It's bittersweet for one Survivor stranded alone on Exile Island. Even though the company is nice, one castaway struggles with the monotony of camp life. When the two tribes finally become one, the Survivors celebrate together, but hidden agendas quickly take over the camp. Building a bigger shelter becomes a dangerous project and leaves one Survivor with a chipped tooth and a cut lip.
Terry decides it's time to reveal the Idol to some castaways. How will the power of the Idol affect the game? When two tribe members are sent to Exile Island, an unexpected bond forms. Will this newfound friendship affect their alliance and change the course of the game? Determined to expand their alliance, the La Mina group pressures several Casayas. Can they secretly break up the Casaya Six? At the Reward Challenge, one Survivor demonstrates clever leadership skills and forges a win with a weaker group.
A tempting offer has some Survivors opting out of the Immunity Challenge. Who feels safe enough to sit out, and who won't risk a loss? Terry and Sally continue to lobby the remaining Casayas to join forces with them. Will their efforts to form a new alliance finally pay off? Terry shares Navy stories with his tribemates, and the former Casaya women worry he is unbeatable. After winning Individual Immunity two weeks in a row, can Terry keep his streak going? One male Survivor becomes one of the girls. Has he lost his mind, or does he have a valid reason to be walking around in a skirt?
When a medical emergency sends one Survivor off for treatment, the others are left wondering what will happen next. Will this Survivor be forced to leave the game for good? Honesty isn't always the best policy, but in the Reward Challenge it's the key to winning. Can the Survivors get along afterwards, or are some too bitter to forgive and forget? As the lone La Mina, Terry is without allies at camp. His only hope is that the bickering amongst the Casayas continues. Will the old Casaya tribe self-destruct, or will they set their emotions aside and stay focused on the game? Tensions run high when Shane questions the strength of his alliance and threatens to turn the game.
Excitement over winning the Reward Challenge reaches a new level when the winners learn they can compete for a second Reward. Which lucky Survivor walks away with this season's biggest Reward so far? As winner of all three Individual Immunity Challenges, Terry knows he must win again to stay in the game. Will he be able to win his fourth straight Immunity, or can the former Casayas finally knock him off his throne? As the finale nears, the Survivors begin to focus on the pros and cons of alliances. Can Terry finally talk any of the Survivors into being his ally?
In a heated argument, one Survivor spots a major weakness in another. Can this weakness be used? With just five Survivors remaining, one holds the power to change the game with a vote. Who is it? With love on the line, it's an all-out battle to win the next Reward Challenge. Who wins the love? Who is left with a night alone on Exile Island? With four straight Individual Immunities under his belt, Terry knows he must keep his winning streak going to stay in the game. Will his luck finally run out?
Cirie and Danielle go head to head in a tiebreaker Challenge. Who will win and earn their spot in the Final Three, and who will flame out? Before the Final Immunity Challenge, the pressure of what lies ahead weighs heavily on the Final Three. Who can win a spot in the Final Two and a 50/50 shot at $1 million? After the Final Immunity Challenge, one Survivor has the difficult decision of who to take to the Final Two. Who will it be? With the Final Tribal Council just days away, the Final Two prepare for their final statements. Who will outwit, outlast and outplay all the others to become Exile Island's Sole Survivor?
The 20 castaways stranded on the Cook Islands are divided into four tribes along ethnic lines: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White. Once the tribes are formed, they set up camp and get to know one another. After the exhausting Reward and Immunity Challenge, the losing tribe gets one perk: they can send someone to Exile Island. During Tribal Council, one castaway is voted off the island.
At the Aitu camp, Billy quickly becomes a deficit to his tribe and his tribemates become conflicted over what to do. Do they push to win the challenge and keep their tribe intact or throw it so they can vote Billy out? After just a short time in the Cook Islands, one castaway is already claiming their affections toward another. Love is in the air - or is it? Tension mounts between Jonathan and Adam when Adam refuses to waste his energy on what he sees as a "stupid" task.
Having sized up her tribe, a giddy and flirtatious Parvati starts using the only strategy she knows: to manipulate the men and draw them into her "web". Jonathan quickly grows frustrated with Jessica when he tries to talk strategy and she seemingly wants nothing to do with "playing the game". Nate shocks himself when he scores big while spear fishing and brings back enough food for the entire tribe.
Can the men and women of one tribe find a way to pull it together and work as a team, or will their gender division be their downfall? When Candice returns from Exile Island, her tribemates want to know why she thinks the other tribe decided to send her, thus keeping her safe from Tribal Council. J.P.'s dominance and controlling demeanor around camp anger some of the women in his tribe. Will this behavior put a target on his back? As the only member left from his original tribe, Ozzy proves his worth by catching a feast of fish, but will this be enough to keep him in the game?
While exploring the islands around their camp, some Aitu tribe members unknowingly land on Raro's island and walk into their camp. The awkward encounter make the Raro tribe testy when one Aitu tribe member asks for some of Raro's coconuts and spices. Adam catches a large octopus, but Cristina, whose bossy attitude is already annoying her tribe, accidentally lets the octopus escape while rinsing it off in the ocean. Trust and individual work ethic becomes a big issue with both tribes. As the Raro tribe continues to be split by gender, will the men of the tribe prove their worth or will they be picked off one by one?
After a feast is put on the line as a Reward, the castaways are left in shock when Jeff Probst tells both tribes they'll be going to Tribal Council that night. At Raro, Cristina feels alienated from her tribe after Adam says she is annoying. Meanwhile, one Survivor proposes a plan that may expose the hidden Immunity Idol. Will others follow along or will "Plan Voodoo" backfire on the instigator? One tribe member finds it hard to play the game with integrity and honesty and battles with feelings of guilt. In the end, two castaways are voted off the island.
Loads of never before-seen-footage includes a scene where Candice and Adam go on a boat trip only to encounter a storm that leaves them cold and shivering and stranded on a sandbar. Another new scene involves Yul who, after discovering the Immunity Idol on Exile Island, decides to cover the evidence by taking the small box that once held his prize, wrapping it in coconut husks and setting it adrift. During their individual time on Exile Island, Jonathan, Adam and Candice search in vain for the Immunity Idol. In addition, the Raro tribe enjoys their wine reward around a campfire and the normally soft-spoken Stephannie becomes deliriously drunk and nearly passes out.
After one castaway collapses from exhaustion during the Reward Challenge, the burden of completing the challenge is left to their other tribemates. When one Survivor chooses to sit out the physical portion of the Reward Challenge, the rest of the tribe becomes resentful of this person after their loss. With little shelter available, a raging storm makes one castaway's trip to Exile Island a nightmare. And, the eight castaway is voted off the island.
A major twist at the Reward Challenge results in betrayal and leaves one tribe stunned. How will this turn of events affect the castaway's morale? Banished to Exile Island, one Survivor worries about being away from their tribe at a critical bonding time. One castaway desperately tries to fit in with their tribe, but suddenly finds they're on the outside. As one tribe bonds at their Reward, sharing mementos from home, the other tribe struggles to find common ground. And, the ninth person is voted off the island.
An obvious flirtation between Adam and Candice is beginning to concern some of their tribemates. Jonathan hopes that his efforts to provide for his new tribe will protect him from elimination despite being low on the totem pole of the Raro tribe. Will one tribe's bickering and inability to work together cost them a festive Reward? Emotions run high as one Survivor is betrayed by friends and unanimously banished to Exile Island. After losing the Immunity Challenge, the defeated tribe is handed a sealed bottle containing a message that will be read at Tribal Council after they have sent someone home. What is the message and how will it change the course of the game?
When the Raro tribe of five merges with the Aitu tribe of four, Yul realizes he needs to sway one of the old Raro tribe members to join his underdog Aitu alliance. To do so, he decides to reveal his possession of the hidden Immunity Idol to a few select tribemates. Will the castaways stay true to their alliances or will this news stir up the game? Also, one castaway considers betraying their alliance at Tribal Council, but worries that this decision will cause drama back at camp.
Jonathan is berated by Parvati, Candice and Adam for turning on their Rarotonga alliance. With nothing left to lose, the three of them try to convince the Aitu alliance that Jonathan cannot be trusted. At the Reward Challenge, the castaways are left stunned when one of them reveals some shocking news to the group. The Immunity Challenge tests the Survivor's recollection of the past 30 days of the game. Which castaway's memory will serve them well and keep them safe for another week? At Exile Island, one tribe member's spirit takes a beating. How will their seclusion from the tribe affect their morale?
Prior to the Reward Challenge, Parvati is seriously hurt when she slices her finger with a machete, forcing the Medical Team to arrive at camp. How will this injury affect her position in the game and her ability to perform at the Reward Challenge? One alliance devises a plan to hide food from their competing tribe members in an effort to make them hungry and weak. At the Immunity Challenge, balance and agility are assets.
Parvati and Adam vow to win challenges and manipulate players in order to stay in the game. Will they be successful in turning the tides? The Reward Challenge forces the castaways to get down and dirty in exchange for luxury pampering away from camp. Relaxing time at the Reward allows one castaway to talk strategy with an otherwise enemy. Can this outsider plant a seed that could turn the game around? Concerned about one of their ally's strengths, two tribemates talk about breaking up the Aitu alliance sooner than discussed. One castaway is caught trying to manipulate a member of the Aitu alliance just before Tribal Council...will they be shrewd enough to change the course of the game?
As the number of remaining tribemates dwindles down, Aitu's members are forced to think about turning on each other. Will this strong alliance finally crumble? At the first Immunity Challenge, the Survivors must complete an obstacle course that ends with the most difficult puzzle in Survivor history. Later, endurance is a key factor in the final challenge for Immunity. Who will be the last one standing to secure a chance at $1,000,000? In the end, the final Survivors battle it out to convince the Jury that they are the most deserving of the $1,000,000 prize. Who will walk away with the money and the title of Sole Survivor?
Jeff Probst gives a tour of the updated Tribal Council set and provides a sneak peak at the upcoming 14th edition of "Survivor," set in the island nation of Fiji.
The season begins with the arrival of 19 castaways in Fiji. The diverse group settles in with plenty of supplies and resources on their island to make an exceptionally comfortable camp. On day three, the castaways are split into two tribes, selected by one of their own as a result of events which occur before the first Immunity Challenge. The tribe that wins the first Immunity Challenge will return to the camp of copious resources, while the losing tribe must relocate to a new island with only a pot, a machete and a water source. In the end, the first Survivor is voted off the island.
Hunger and dehydration take their toll on the Ravu tribe, leaving one castaway barely able to stand. Earl comes face to face with a deadly sea snake and is forced to make a difficult decision. Despite enjoying all the luxuries won by his Moto tribe, Boo can't help getting himself into one misfortune after another. At the combined Immunity/Reward Challenge, Ravu vows to win in hopes of receiving desperately needed food and fire. Will they triumph despite being famished and dehydrated? As Tribal Council nears, one tribemate tries to redirect the votes by petitioning against the majority.
One Survivor gets clever and presents a new strategy to several other tribemates. Will they take the bait? Will the new plan affect the outcome of the game? Later, the final Immunity Challenge has the Survivors hanging on for their lives. Who will outlast the others in this all-important battle for Immunity? And who will be named Sole Survivor?
Survivor: China features a cast of 16 Americans who will begin the series amid the bustle downtown Shanghai before moving to Huangpu Mountain's Mio Tuo Temple for a Buddhist ceremony where they will be instructed to leave all of their worldly possessions behind. The castaways will then be marooned with the clothes on their back at two separate islands on Zhelin Lake (translation: the Land of 1,000 Lakes) located in the Jiangxi Province.
A preview of "Survivor: Micronesia," the 16th season of the reality series. Included: a tour of the Tribal Council set and a look at upcoming challenges.
On location in Brazil for a look at the 18th installment of "Survivor." Included: Interviews with Jeff Probst and contestants.
A behind-the-scenes look at the 19th installment of "Survivor" set in Samoa. Included: interviews with Jeff Probst and contestants.
Hosted by Survivor: Samoa winner Natalie White, it will include interviews with Heroes vs. Villains contestants, a tour of the Tribal Council with Emmy-winning host Jeff Probst and a sneak peek at one of the game challenges.
A sneak peek of the 23rd season of "Survivor" includes interviews with contestants and insight from Jeff Probst. Also: a look at the tribal-council set.
Starving castaways tap into their primal instincts at an intense Immunity Challenge, and a big betrayal shakes up the game at a surprising Tribal Council. Meanwhile, on Redemption Island a scorned castaway seeks revenge by spilling all the secrets of their former tribe, and the third castaway is sent home.
Feeling betrayed by their tribe, one castaway reveals a potentially game-changing secret, and appalled by the lack of loyalty within his tribe, another castaway threatens to leave the game. Meanwhile, on Redemption Island, Christine battles Elyse to try and win her fourth duel in a row and stay alive in the game.
Paranoia among tribesmen threatens to break a once-impenetrable alliance, and castaways are shocked at Tribal Council with the announcement of another double elimination. Meanwhile, on Redemption Island, a castaway makes a bold threat to his former tribesman during the duel challenge, and two castaways are sent home.
Maria Sansone hosts a behind-the-scenes look at Season 24 of "Survivor." Included: an introduction to the 18 contestants and an interview with Jeff Probst. Also: Maria tests her skills in a challenge.
A sneak peek of the 25th season of "Survivor" features interviews with Jeff Probst and the contestants, including "Facts of Life" star Lisa Whelchel and former MLB player Jeff Kent. Also: a look at the tribal-council set; and a preview of a challenge.
Medically evacuated veterans Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan return to battle for the title of Sole Survivor. Meanwhile, former teen star Lisa Whelchel ("The Facts of Life") fights to shield her identity from the tribe and, despite his athletic background, former National League MVP Jeff Kent (San Francisco Giants) hits a rough patch early in the game.
The 30th season will feature the first-time theme of “Worlds Apart,” with castaways divided into the three separate tribes, White Collar, Blue Collar and No Collar. Minutes into the game, castaways are forced to choose between honesty or deception, and one castaway becomes ill after trying to satisfy his need for protein.
Twenty returning castaways are dropped in the middle of the South China Sea to begin their adventure, on the special 90-minute season premiere of Survivor. The new season in Cambodia, themed “Second Chance,” features 20 castaways from past editions who were voted for by fans to have another shot at being named “Sole Survivor.” For one tribe, old-school thinking battles new-school strategy when the two distinct groups try to take control of the game. Also, one contestant finds a clue to a hidden immunity idol that requires retrieving it in a way that’s never been seen before.
Only four “Goliaths” and two “Davids” remain to face a very competitive 63-piece puzzle challenge in an attempt to last another day. A fire-making challenge could change one person’s fate in the game, and – after 39 days – one castaway will take home the $1 million dollar prize and the title of sole Survivor.