|Pre-show||Ep1: This Has Never Happened Before!||Ep2: Love Is In the Air, Rats Are Everywhere|
Pre-game press interviews
Ep.1 individual IC
All 20 contestants are gathered in a single rowboat in the ocean. Probst scoots up in a speedboat, tells them the game has started, points them towards their tribe beach, and tells them two necklaces — one for a man, one for a woman — await them there. It is up to each person to decide whether to help row, or to jump out and swim to shore. Eventually, Stephenie and Jonathan jump and attempt to swim, but the boat swiftly passes them. As shore approaches, everyone else jumps out. Ian is first for men, Jolanda is first for women, narrowly ahead of Jenn. Their necklaces will guarantee them the first picks in the next day's schoolyard pick for tribes.
Ep.1 tribe pick
Probst arrives in camp early in the morning (Day 2 according to the show, Day 3 according to the contestants). He sends Ian and Jolanda to separate mats, and tells them their necklaces guarantee they'll keep playing for at least the next 10 minutes. They will start a schoolyard pick for tribe. Each person must pick someone of the opposite gender, and the person picked will make the next selection. Order of picks: For Koror, 1. Ian -> 3. Katie -> 5. Tom -> 7. Janu -> 9. Gregg -> 11. Jenn -> 13. Coby -> 15. Caryn -> 17. Willard. For Ulong, 2. Jolanda -> 4. Bobby Jon -> 6. Stephenie -> 8. Jeff -> 10. Kim -> 12. James -> 14. Ashlee -> 16. Ibrehem -> 18. Angie. Jonathan (20th place) and Wanda (19th place) remain unpicked, are sent immediately to Ponderosa.
Ep.1 RC/IC: Supply Dump
Both tribes must cross obstacles (net crawl, barriers) then retrieve paddles that they must take with them, plus a set of optional but heavy items (fire-making kit, two water cans, flour and rice, a tarp). They must then cross more obstacles (a high wall, a swamp) carrying these items with them. They must then drop the items on the beach, take the paddles to an outrigger canoe, paddle out to a tribe flag, grab it, and paddle back to shore. First tribe to do so wins. Koror takes an early lead after leaving all items but the fire-making kit. Ulong arrives at their canoe shortly after Koror departs, but is unable to paddle as a team, never gets their flag. Koror wins, then promptly capsizes on the way back to camp, losing their fire-making kit in the ocean (until they retrieve it next episode).
TC1 - Jolanda voted out (6-3), 17 left.
Ep.2 RC: Gauntlet Dash
Willard sits out. One by one, contestants must cross a set of obstacles (rope swing, 3 rolling barrels, balance beam, wobbly bridge, rope bridge) grab a flag, then go back to the start. While they're on the obstacles, two people from the other tribe (Tom, Gregg; Ibrehem, Jeff) try to swing sandbags at them to knock them off into the water. First tribe to 10 flags wins fishing gear (and flint, if Ulong). Results: Ian and Coby fail 3 times, Bobby Jon, James, Caryn fail once. Katie can't do the rope swing, rips the skin off her hands, eventually bails. Flags: Angie-2, Ashlee-2, Stephenie-2, Kim-2, Bobby Jon-1, James-1; Janu-2, Jenn-1. Koror wins, 10-3.
Ep.2 IC: Heads Up
Katie sits out. Tribe must swim out to a floating platform. Once all are there, people can swim down 10 feet and pull a rope attached to a heavy foot locker 50 feet away. As they pull the locker in, marker buoys pop up every 10 feet. Once pulled all the way in, they must open it and release 8 mess kits, collect those, and bring them back to the beach where they solve a Morse code puzzle (IMMUNITY). Results: Ulong-40, Koror-40-30-20-10-done. (Ulong eventually gets to 30.) Kim never dives, Tom does most of the pulling for Koror, Koror wins easily.
TC2 - Ashlee voted out (6-1-1), 16 left.
|Ep3: Dangerous Creatures and Horrible Setbacks||Ep4: Sumo at Sea||Ep5: Best & Worst Reward Ever||Ep6: Jellyfish 'N Chips|
Ep.3 RC: By Any Means Necessary
Caryn, Willard sit out. The original version of "Water Slaughter" - wrestling over life rings in the water, but in deep water. Here, Probst releases a ring from an underwater rack, and one person from each tribe must race out and touch their tribe pontoon while holding the ring. First tribe to 3 points wins a sewing kit. Results: Rd.1: Jeff d. Tom (U1, K0). Rd.2: Stephenie d. Jenn (U2, K0). Rd.3: Bobby Jon, Angie d. Gregg, Janu, as Angie repeatedly dunks Gregg and Janu (U3, K0). Ulong wins (a sewing kit, hooray).
Ep.3 IC: Hot Pursuit
Jenn, Janu sit out. Contestants are tethered together with their tribemates, and must run around an oval track in varying depth water, carrying 20-lb weighted backpacks. Anyone can drop out at any time, but must hand off their weight to someone else. First tribe to catch the other wins. Order dropped out: Jeff (immediately), Caryn (quickly), Willard, Kim, Angie, Katie ... Coby, James. By the end, Bobby Jon is carrying 80 lbs, Ibrehem 40, Steph 20; Tom 60, Gregg 40, Ian 40. Koror eventually catches Ulong, Koror wins.
TC3 - Jeff voted out (4-2-1), 15 left.
Tribes pick representatives, tools for the Ep4 RC, start building.
Ep.4 RC: Build a Better Bathroom
(Home Depot product placement). Jenn, Coby, Janu sit out. Each tribe first picks a representative (Ian, James) who visits the Home Depot tool box to select six tools for building a bathroom with a shower and toilet seat. The tribes have a full day to build, before the judge (Jesse Jensen) returns to grade their construction. Winning tribe is Koror, they get the construction department to build them a lavish shelter, picnic table, and platform, plus two surprise bottles of champagne.
Ep.4 IC: Sumo at Sea
Ian, Katie, Willard sit out. First edition of Sumo at Sea (knock your opponent off the platform with a pillow). First tribe to six points wins. Rd.1: Tom d. Bobby Jon (K1, U0). Rd.2: Stephenie d. Jenn (K1, U1). Rd.3: Gregg d. Ibrehem (K2, U1). Rd.4: Angie d. Caryn (K2, U2). Rd.5: Coby d. James (K3, U2). Rd.6: Janu d. Kim (K4, U2). Rd.7: Tom d. Bobby Jon again (K5, U2). Rd.8: Stephenie d. Jenn again (K5, U3). Rd.9: Ibrehem d. Gregg (K5, U4). Rd.10: Angie d. Caryn again (K5, U5). Rd.11: Coby d. James again (K6, U5). Koror wins!
TC4 - Kim voted out (5-1), 14 left.
Ep.5 RC: Sea Salvage
Caryn, Janu, Katie, Willard sit out. One at a time, contestants sit on a raft, as tribemates pull a rope to haul them out to a buoy. At the buoy, they must dive down to retrieve one of 14 sake bottles tied to a Japanese shipwreck. Then they get on the raft, and the tribe pulls them back. First tribe to collect six bottles wins. Results: Ulong has a lead until Ibrehem can't retrieve a bottle after 3 tries. Ian also struggles, gives some time back, but Ulong never recovers, and Koror wins, 6-5. Koror wins a reward of voting first at Tribal Council, then feasting while Ulong carries out their Tribal. Then in a final surprise, Koror gets to vote to assign individual immunity to one person on Ulong. They choose Ibrehem in a mostly unshown 3-2-2-1 vote, over Stephenie, Bobby Jon, and Angie, respectively.
TC5 - Willard voted out (8-1).
TC6 - Angie voted out (2-2-1 [3-0]), 12 left.
Ep.6 RC: Shooting Gallery
Ian, Katie, Jenn, Janu sit out. Each tribe has 8 tribe-colored tiles they must break, using a replica 16-mm gun. Shooting order: Bobby Jon, Gregg, James, Coby, Ibrehem, Tom, Stephenie, Caryn. Results: Rd.1: Tom-1, Steph-1 (K1, U1). Rd.2: Bobby Jon-1, Gregg-1, Ibrehem-1, Steph-2, Caryn-1 (K3, U4). Rd.3: Bobby Jon-2, Gregg-2, Stephenie-3, Caryn-2 (K5, U6). Rd.4: Bobby Jon-3, Gregg-3, James-miss, Coby-1 (tied, 7-7), Ibrehem-miss, Tom-miss, Stephenie-4, Caryn-miss (could have forced a tie-breaker). Ulong wins a trip to Jellyfish Lake, with Pringles and Mai Tais (8-7).
|Ep6: Jellyfish 'N Chips||Ep7: The Great White Shark Hunter||Ep8: Neanderthal Man|
Ep.6 IC: Build It Up, Break It Down
Tom, Gregg, Coby, Caryn sit out. Each tribe receives a foot locker containing the opposing tribe's flag with treemail, and are told to use the included rope to make the foot locker impenetrable. They bring this to the challenge, where each tribe has 20 minutes to swim out, retrieve three bundles of logs, and try to make the chest even more difficult to get to/open. Katie and Janu use this time to tie more ropes around the chest, James does not. Then tribes switch sides, and try to open their crate, remove the flag, and raise it. Koror is first to release their crate, first to open it. Koror wins again.
TC7 - James voted out (2-2 [2-0]), 11 left.
Tom kills a shark
Ep.7 RC: SOS
Tom, Ian, Coby, Janu, Jenn sit out. Both tribes receive instructions on Day 17 to build an SOS signal, same as always. Both tribes intend to use fire to make their signs more visible, but by the time the plane flies over, neither has fire. Koror wins MREs, wine, and more fishing gear, because of course they do.
Ep.7 IC: Sea Stars
Caryn, Katie, Ian, Gregg, Tom sit out. One person (Coby; Bobby Jon, then Stephenie) is the caller as two of their tribemates work a floating 4x4 slide puzzle. This takes the two teams over 1 hr, 15 minutes somehow, but eventually, Koror wins.
TC8 - Ibrehem voted out (2-1), 10 left.
Ep.8 RC: Cool Hand Balut
All of Koror but Ian and Tom sit out. Tom and Stephenie face off in the first round (1 balut), Ian and Bobby Jon in the second (2 balut). With each round, contestants have to eat more balut. All finish their balut through four rounds. Final round is a race to eat five balut, Tom vs. Bobby Jon. Tom wins, and Koror gets a 55-gallon fresh water shower and hygiene items. Tom promptly insists that Koror use the water for drinking, not showers, and nobody audibly objects (except in confessional).
|Ep8: Neanderthal Man||Ep9: I Will Not Give Up||Ep10: Exile Island|
Ep.8 IC: Under Current
All but Gregg and Coby sit out for Koror. Contestants must swim out to a series of pontoons, dive down, pull themselves along an underwater rope to where bags of puzzle pieces are tied under the pontoons, untie them, then climb up and carry them back over floating balance beams. Once all four bags are retrieved, the contestants must open the bags and assemble the puzzle pieces, which form a word search. They then circle the listed words, and overlapping letters are written on letter tiles. They must then use those tiles to form a three-word phrase ("VICTORY AT SEA"). Ulong is first to the puzzle stage, but promptly fall hopelessly behind, struggling on the puzzle. Koror wins.
TC9 - Firemaking - Bobby Jon out, 9 left.
After spending the night alone at Ulong camp and attempting some fishing, production eventually lets Stephenie know the obvious: They're not leaving her there forever. She goes to Koror camp, where she reads a treemail announcing Ulong has been "conquered," and she gets a new Koror buff. The note also informs all present that they'll be having visitors later. Those visitors are Joe and Edwin, two Palauan fishermen who teach the men to use the fishing gear properly. Everyone enjoys a fish feast with rum that night.
Ep.9 IC: Perch
It's Perch, as seen in The Australian Outback. Contestants must stand on a pole until they can't. After various periods of time, Probst offers food as an incentive to jump. Order out: Tie-8. Coby, Janu jump for donuts at 1 hr.; Tie-4. Katie, Jenn, Gregg & Ian jump for chocolate chip cookies and milk (2 hrs, 23 min); Tie-2. Stephenie, Caryn jump for pizza (3 hrs), so 1. Tom wins.
TC10 - Coby voted out (7-1-1), 8 left.
Ep.10 RC: Water Tower
Contestants are randomly divided into two teams of four (Dark green: Stephenie, Ian, Katie, Jenn; Light green: Gregg, Tom, Caryn, Janu). Challenge: As a group, teams must transport six pieces of metal scaffolding into the water, and use them to build a tower. Once assembled, one person (Janu, Ian?) must climb the tower, grab a small flag, then race back to the beach. First tribe to reach the mat with their flag wins a trip to a local village, where they enjoy a feast. Light green team gets a 1-piece lead early, never relinquishes.
TC11 - Janu quits, 7 left.
|Ep11: I'll Show You How Threatening I Am||Ep12: We'll Make You Pay||Ep13: This Could All Backfire|
Ep.11 non-RC: Missing in Auction
Standard auction, although contestants each get a wallet with $500 US currency, and are told they can keep whatever they don't use in the auction. Also pooling money/sharing items is allowed. Item 1 (covered): Jenn, $120 - ice cream sundae. Item 2 (covered): Caryn and Stephenie, $260 - they trade for a bigger covered item, which is a burger and fries. Item 3: Ian, $300 (with $20 from Gregg for a bite) - plate of spaghetti, then ... Item 4: Ian, $40 - bottle of beer. Item 5: Tom, $220 - letter from home. (Caryn, Katie, Gregg, Stephenie buy their for the same price.) End of auction.
Ep.11 IC: Kamikaze
Contestants throw coconuts at a 5x7 grid of ceramic tiles, 20 feet away, with each person having 5 tiles. First person who has five tiles broken wins. Scoring: Ian-1, Gregg-1, Caryn-1 (by Jenn), Katie-1 (by Tom), Caryn-2 (by Steph). Rd.2: Ian-2, Jenn-1 (by Katie), Ian-3 (by Gregg), Tom-1 (by Jenn), Katie-2 (by Caryn), Tom-2. Rd.3: Ian-4, Jenn-2 (by Katie), Gregg-2, Jenn-3, Steph-1 (by Caryn), Tom-3. Rd.4: Steph-2 (by Ian), Katie-3, Gregg-3, Ian-5 (by Tom). Ian wins! Order of finish: 1.Ian (5 tiles); tie-2.Gregg, Katie, Jenn, Tom (3 tiles); tie-6.Caryn, Steph (2).
TC12 - Stephenie voted out (6-1), 6 left.
Ep.12 RC: First Quencher Q&A
(Coconut chop.) Probst asks questions about Palau/Micronesia, contestants pull levers to drop someone else's flame closer to the water. 3 hits and out. Results: Q1. Tom ch. Gregg, Jenn ch. Caryn, Ian ch. Caryn (2), Caryn ch. Katie, Gregg ch. Tom, Katie ch. Caryn (3, out, 6th). Q2: Tom ch. Ian. Q3: Tom ch. Jenn, Jenn ch. Tom (2), Ian ch. Tom (3, out, 5th), Gregg ch. Ian (2), Katie ch. Ian (3, out, 4th). Q4: Gregg ch. Katie (2), Katie ch. Gregg (2). Q5: Jenn ch. Katie (3, out, 3rd), Gregg ch. Jenn (2). Q6: Gregg ch. Jenn (3, out, 2nd). Gregg wins overnight yacht trip, picks Jenn and Katie to join him. Once there, they're surprised to learn their loved ones (Gregg's friend, Jenn's sister, Katie's brother-in-law) are also on board.
Ep.12 IC: Second Chance
Challenge is a series of one-person eliminations, with each stage comprised of elements from past challenges. Rd.1: Net maze crawl, first five advance (Caryn out, 6th). Rd.2: Slide puzzle, first four advance (Katie out, 5th). Rd.3: Eating balut, first three advance (Gregg out, 4th). Rd.4: Untie a box, retrieve a flag, raise, first two advance (Jenn out, 3rd). Final round: Shooting at tiles. Tom loses to Ian, 3-0. Ian wins second straight immunity.
TC13 - Gregg voted out (4-2), 5 left.
Ep13 RC: "Raft Rally" - Ian wins Corvette, takes Tom on overnight villa trip.
|Ep13: This Could All Backfire||Ep14: The Ultimate Shock (Season Finale)||Game over|
Ep13 IC: "R.A.M." - Tom wins.
TC14 - Caryn voted out (4-1), 4 left.
Ep14 F4 IC: "Tower of Domination" - Tom wins.
TC15 - Jenn voted out (3-1), 3 left.
Ep14 F3 IC: "Bob-Bob-Buoy" - Tom wins.
TC16 - Ian voted out (1-0 or 2-1), 2 left.
Final Tribal Council and jury vote.
Tom wins, 6-1.
Departure from Koror to LAX, to home.