Cast arrives in Fiji?
|Pre-game||Ep1: "Can You Reverse the Curse? (Pt.1)"||Ep2: "Can You Reverse the Curse? (Pt.2)"|
More pre-game interviews?
Ep.1 RC: Chief's Choice
The tribes arrive by boat and assemble on the beach. After Probst greets them, they must each select a leader (Brendan, Chris), who must then pick someone to run an obstacle course (Michael, Sebastian) and dig up three keys, then another person (Laurel, Desiree) who will use those keys to unlock and solve a 4x4 slide puzzle. Once the puzzle stage starts, Probst starts a sand timer, and the chief must then decide (before the sand runs out) whether to give up on the challenge, preserving their fishing gear, while giving the winning tribe a larger reward. As time runs out, Chris pulls the lever, giving Malolo the win. Malolo wins an extensive tool kit, fishing gear, eggs.
Ep.1 IC: Sled Zeppelin
Contestants must race across a net bridge, then lift two people to retrieve two bags of ropes (Morgan, Chelsea; Libby, Donathan), use the ropes to drag a sled full of three heavy puzzle pieces, haul the sled back, reload it, haul it, then four people (Wendell, Bradley, Dom, Kellyn; Michael, Jacob, Laurel, James) use the six puzzle pieces to solve a cube puzzle. Losing tribe sends someone to Ghost Island. Naviti first to hauling. Maolo's pieces fall out mid-haul. Naviti wins, chooses Jacob to send to Ghost Island.
Sent to Ghost Island by Naviti, Jacob decides to play the Ghost Island game, picking one of two random bamboo cases. If he's wrong, he will be unable to vote at the next Tribal Council he attends. Luckily, he guesses right (er, left), and finds Sierra/Sarah's Legacy Advantage from Game Changers. Unluckily, not only does it not work until Final 13/Final 6, but he's forced to give it to someone on the other tribe. He picks Morgan.
TC1 - Gonzalez voted out (8-1), 19 left.
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After searching in the middle of the night at Naviti camp, Domenick reaches into a tree (in complete darkness), and finds Naviti's hidden idol. The next morning, he opens it to discover it's Andrea's unused idol from the post-merge in Caramoan.
Morgan receives Legacy Advantage.
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| Day 6
Ep.2 IC: Coming Up for Air
Two contestants (Michael, Libby; Morgan, Bradley) must jump off a dock, climb and slide down a slide, cross a tipping net, then dive down and release a set of buoys. Then a second pair (Chelsea, Seb; Donathan, James) repeats the feat. One person (Chris; Stephanie) must then cross the course and move all the marked buoys to the dock. Finally, two people from each tribe (Wendell, Desiree; ) must shoot all 8 marked buoys into a basket. James can't dive, Donathan resists trying, but eventually succeeds. Naviti has 7 before Malolo even shoots, wins.They send Donathan to Ghost .
TC2 - Jacob voted out (5-2-1), 18 left.
|Ep3: "Only Time Will Tell"||Ep4: "Trust Your Gut"||Ep5: "Diamond in the Rough"|
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Ep.3 tribal swap
The tribes assemble, are rejoined by Donathan, then are told to drop their buffs. They receive packaged new buffs, and open en masse, revealing two new tribes of nine: Malolo (Bradley, Brendan, Chelsea, Desiree, Jenna, Kellyn, Michael, Sebastian, Stephanie) and Naviti (Angela, Chris, Domenick, Donathan, James, Laurel, Libby, Morgan, Wendell).
Faced with a 5-4 majority of old Naviti on their swapped tribe, the original Malolos all search for idols. Eventually, Michael finds one (with Brendan). It turns out to be one of the one James Clement had in his bag when he was voted out in Survivor: China.
Ep.3 IC: All Along the Watchtower
Contestants must cross "land lilies," dig a ladder up from a sand pit, then one person (Chelsea, Donathan) must climb the ladder to release a "monkey's fist." One other person must swing the monkey's fist and hook it in a target, then use the rope to climb up a Batman wall. Then go up another wall just using their bodies. Finally, two people (Wendell, Laurel; Bradley, Kellyn) must assemble a tiki head puzzle. Bradley and Kellyn take a huge lead on the puzzle; Malolo wins immunity and a large tarp! Unable to decide on a ghost, Naviti draws rocks, Chris goes. Once there, he's unable to play a game.
TC3 - Morgan voted out (4-3-1), 17 left.
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Ep.4 RC: Water Slaughter
Chelsea sits out. As in Caramoan, MvGX, pairs of contestants wade through water to grab a life preserver, try to bring it back and touch their tribe pole, while their opponents try to stop them. Rd.1: Michael, Brendan vs. Chris, Wendell - Chris & Wendell pass & score. Rd.2: Laurel, Angela vs. Kellyn, Jenna - Laurel gets ring, powers her way to pole, with Angela's help. Rd.3: Sebastian, Bradley vs. James, Domenick - Seb gets ring, passes to Bradley, eventually Bradley scores. Rd.4: Desiree, Stephanie vs. Libby, Laurel - eventually, Libby scores, Naviti wins, 3-1. (Note: Final score was actually 4-2, just edited down for TV.) Malolo draws rocks for GI. Kellyn draws the white rock. Naviti wins a PB&J feast.
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Kellyn returns from GI (not shown).
Ep.4 IC: Cell Block Sea
Desiree sits out. As in Caramoan: Team must swim out to a cage, climb over and into it, release a gate, haul a heavy crate onto the beach, then drag it along a track, while hooking a piece of track with a rope and pulling it into place to complete the path. Then open the crate and place the 5 balls in it onto a high ledge (as in MvGX). Malolo has a huge lead, Sebastian places 3 balls, Brendan knocks one off. But Naviti catches up, with Chris and Wendell shooting, and ties it 4-4. Sebastian and Chris are firing shot after shot, and eventually, Naviti wins.
TC4 - Brendan voted out (5-4), 16 left.
Ep.5 RC: Rod-Screw It
The entire tribe must cross a series of obstacles, then two people (Michael, Bradley; James, Domenick) move large sandbags to reveal a lever, which when pulled drops 60 smaller sandbags. The tribes toss them forward while two people (Stephanie, Jenna; Wendell, Chris) gather these and put them in a basket. One person (Sebastian; Chris) then tosses the small sandbags at 3 spinning windmills, each of which, when spun all the way down, will release a flag. Chris easily beats Seb, Naviti wins coffee and pastries. Malolo draws rocks, Stephanie goes to Ghost Island.
|Ep5: "Diamond in the Rough"||Ep6: "Fate is the Homie"||Ep7: "Gotta Risk It for the Biscuit"||Ep8: "Fear Keeps You Sharp"|
Ep.5 IC: Hitch a Ride
As (mostly) in South Pacific. One at a time, contestants (Desiree, Chelsea; Wendell, Libby) must run out, grab a boogie board (attached to a rope), run across a floating platform, then grab a sack with a number tile. Then four tribe members (Domenick, James, Chris, Laurel; Jenna, Steph, Seb, Michael) will turn a giant crank to pull the rope, boogie board, and contestant back in to the beach. Repeat for three tiles (Wendell and Chelsea run twice). Then two people (James, Domenick; Kellyn, Bradley) use the tiles to solve a combo lock, then unlock and solve a linear slide puzzle (that spells GHOST ISLAND when solved). Naviti takes a lead in the water, wins.
TC5 - Stephanie voted out (7-1), 15 left.
The tribes arrive at the site of a two-team (orange/purple) challenge, but are told to drop their buffs. They draw new buffs from a single tray, and discover they are now three new tribes of five people each: Yanuya (green) - Sebastian, Jenna, Wendell, Laurel, and Chris; Malolo - Angela, Desiree, Kellyn, James, Michael; Naviti - Bradley, Chelsea, Domenick, Donathan, Libby.
Ep.6 IC: Sir Duke
Each tribe has one sighted caller (Desiree, Domenick, Wendell) directing two pairs of blindfolded contestants (James-Michael, Angela-Kellyn; Chelsea-Donathan, Bradley-Libby; Laurel-Jenna, Chris-Sebastian). The pairs must collect three bags of puzzle pieces, strewn among various obstacles such as one that requires digging in sawdust, unscrewing a handle, etc. Malolo takes a huge lead entering the puzzle, while Wendell forgets a bag, making Yanuya start last. Callers then guide two blindfolded people to solve the puzzle. Yanuya wins, Naviti second, Malolo third.
TC6 - James voted out (4-1), 14 left.
Ep.7 Malolo idol
The morning after James's boot, Michael redoubles his idol-finding efforts, and eventually finds the Malolo idol: It's the fake idol ("Just a f***ing stick!" that Ozzy made in Micronesia, which is now a functioning, regular, hidden immunity idol.
Ep.7 RC: Discy Business
Domenick, Laurel sit out. As seen in HvHvH. Four people must pull ropes to balance a disc, then stack blocks on it to spell "Reward" (flanked by Ghost Island logos). Winner gets steaks, chicken kabobs, a grill, and spices; second place gets chicken kabobs. Naviti wins, Yanuya second. Malolo a very distant third. Naviti unanimously selects Kellyn to send to GI. While at Ghost Island, Kellyn plays the game, and with 2-in-3 odds, selects a winning bamboo. She wins the extra vote Sarah used to vote out Michaela in Game Changers.
Ep.7 Yanuya idol
While his tribemates doze after feasting on kabobs, Wendell scours the camp for an idol, and finds an idol clue. It directs him to dig near a specific tree, which is necessary because Wendell's idol turns out to be the necklace Erik Reichenbach gave away in Micronesia.
Ep.7 IC: Cruel Sea
Jenna, Chelsea sit out. As seen in San Juan del Sur. One at a time, contestants must dive off a dock, climb a ramp and jump over it to retrieve one of two sets of three rings, then return to the dock. When all both sets are retrieved, all four people then re-cross the course and proceed to a final dock where 1-2 people (Chris, Wendell; Donathan; Desiree, Michael) toss the six rings onto a target. Wendell wins it for Yanuya, Malolo and Naviti tied, 5-5. Michael secures second for Malolo.
TC7 - Bradley voted out (4-1), 13 left.
The other two tribes are sent to the luxurious accommodations at the Naviti camp. There, they learn a feast is waiting for them on the other side of the island, and that they have merged. Unbeknownst to them, one of the new buffs at the table contains a message that a secret awaits at treemail, and Chris gets it. At some point they name themselves Lavita (not shown).
Chris follows his clue to treemail, which tells him to sneak away from camp at night, in order to get an idol at Ghost Island. He does so, and it's JT's unused idol from Game Changers. But now it's only usable at the next Tribal. Chris then has the opportunity to extend his idol's effectiveness by playing the two tube guessing game, with 5 possible rounds. He plays once, wins, then plays again and loses. His idol now works at the next two Tribals, but he can't vote at the merge Tribal.
|Ep8: "Fear Keeps You Sharp"||Ep9: "The Sea Slug Slugger"||Ep10: "It's Like the Perfect Crime"|
Ep.8 IC: Audio Slave
Contestants must hold a pole (that resembles a boom mic) with a statuette on the end, while standing on a narrow perch. At 5-minute intervals, they must move up to the next, narrower, stretch of perch, without dropping the statue. Last to drop out wins. First section (5 min.) 13. Jenna, 12. Donathan, 11. Desiree, 10. Angela all out. Second section (5 more min.) 9. Sebastian out. Last section (Over 20 minutes in) 8. Domenick (on transition), 7. Michael (on transition), 6. Chris (on transition), 5. Laurel (on transition), 4. Wendell (on transition), 3. Chelsea, 2. Libby, 1. Kellyn wins!
TC8 - Chris voted out (10-2), 12 left.
Ep.9 RC: Gone Shootin'
Two teams of six, divided by an unshown schoolyard pick: Purple (Wendell, Angela, Donathan, Laurel, Chelsea, Libby), and Orange (Domenick, Sebastian, Jenna, Kellyn, Michael, Desiree). Each team starts on a platform in the ocean. One at a time, a contestant runs across a floating platform to the beach, where they shoot sandbags with a slingshot, trying to knock off targets on a beam over the water. If they knock one over (or give up), they then have to run back to the platform to switch out. First team to knock over all six targets wins. Dom and Wendell run first, Wendell-1; Dom-1; Laurel-1; Seb-out; Michael-1; Chelsea-out; Kellyn-out; Libby-out; Wendell-2; Des-out; Laurel-2; Jenna-out; Dom-2; Wendell-3; Michael-2; Wendell-4. Purple wins, 6-4! Orange draws rocks: Jenna goes to GI. Purple gets taco overload reward.
Ep.9 IC: Fijian Feast
Traditional gross food challenge, as in Caramoan. First round is performed in two heats of six people, first three in each advance. Round 1a (fish eyeballs): Michael, Desiree, Laurel advance (Libby just misses); Round 1b: Angela, Sebastian, Domenick advance (Kellyn just misses). Round 2 (three beetle larvae): Sebastian, Michael, Angela advance. Round 3 (two sea slugs): Michael, Angela advance. Round 4 (Mother of pearl meat): Angela wins!
TC9 - Libby idoled out (-4-1), 11 left.
Ep.10 RC: Caged Tigers
Two teams of five: Orange (Michael, Chelsea, Kellyn, Jenna, Sebastian) and Purple (Wendell, Domenick, Laurel, Desiree, Angela). Donathan not chosen, can neither get reward, nor be sent to Ghost Island. Two people (Michael, Seb; Wendell, Domenick) paddle a boat to rescue three teammates trapped in cages on floating platforms. When they reach the shore, they use their keys to unlock a net and uncover large puzzle pieces. They take these (and two extra pieces) to a puzzle platform, and solve a large logo puzzle. Orange team takes a huge lead on the boating portion, wins a helicopter picnic. Purple draws rocks, Angela is sent to Ghost Island. There, she plays the game, but loses (her vote at the next Tribal).
Angela loses vote at GI.
Donathan and Michael search for idols, and Donathan finds one. It's Scot Pollard's idol from Kaoh Rong. Now it has no powers on its own, unless he can retrieve the other half (Tai's idol). It's hidden under the shelter. Donathan attempts to do this alone, but eventually enlists the other Malolos. He successfully grabs it with Michael and Laurel's assistance, completing the idol, which is now a normal idol.
Ep.10 IC: Take the Reins
As first seen in San Juan del Sur. Contestants must use two ropes suspending a disc to keep a ball from rolling off. At 10-minute intervals, they move back one set of knots, making the task more difficult. Order of elimination: 11. Wendell, 10. Jenna, 9. Desiree, 8. Laurel, 7. Angela (all five in under a minute), 6. Donathan, 5. Domenick (2 minutes), 4. Michael. 10 minutes: 3. Kellyn, 2. Sebastian, 1. Chelsea wins!
TC10 - Desiree voted out (8-2), 10 left.
|Ep11: "The Finish Line Is In Sight"||Ep12: "A Giant Game of Bumper Cars"||Ep13: "Always Be Moving"|
Ep.11 idol (sort of)
Domenick finds a coconut with a (black) tribal mark on it, which he immediately pegs as a potential idol. When he opens it, he discovers it's David Wright's fake idol from MvGX, and... it's still a fake idol. But he stashes the coconut holder for safe keeping (and future fake idol-hiding mischief), and now has a fake fake idol, a real fake idol, and a real idol.
Ep.11 IC: Crocodile Rock
Two randomly drawn teams, from each of which one person will win immunity. And each will attend Tribal Council: Orange - Kellyn, Michael, Laurel, Dom, Wendell; Purple - Donathan, Sebastian, Jenna, Chelsea, Angela. Contestants must stand on a box, and pull up on a waist-high bar, clamping a ball (overhead) between two metal racks. If they release the pressure on the handle, the ball drops, eliminating them. Last person standing for each tribe wins immuntiy. Last person overall wins chance to attend Tribal last. Order of elimination: 10. Kellyn (orange), 9. Michael (o), 8. Donathan (purple), 7. Laurel (o), 6. Sebastian (p), 5. Jenna (p), (15 min.) 4. Angela (p), 3. Chelsea wins for purple!, (30 min.) 2. Wendell eventually drops, 1. Dom wins for orange.
TC11 - Jenna voted out (3-1-), 9 left.
TC12 - Michael voted out (2-2-1-1; [3-0]), 8 left.
Ep.12 RC: A Quick Affair
Loved ones: Wendell's dad, Wendell Sr.; Kellyn's brother, Clay; Donathan's aunt, Patty; Angela's daughter, Paige; Chelsea's sister, Sydney; Laurel's brother, Frank; Sebastian's sister, Grace; Domenick's wife, Kristin. Challenge: Cross a blance beam, pick up a sandbag, go over obstacle, dig under a log, toss one sandbag onto a platform. Sebastian has a huge lead, makes a lot of tosses. Eventually Domenick catches up, but Seb wins. He picks Dom, Wendell, Donathan to join him. Wendell volunteers to go to Ghost Island for a guaranteed advantage.
After volunteering to go to Ghost Island for a guaranteed advantage, Wendell finds it's Malcolm extra-try advantage from the final IC in Philippines. Spoiler alert: It works just as poorly as Malcolm's did.
Ep.12 IC: The Ball Drop
Wendell has advantage from Ghost Island. He's able to drop once and re-start. Start with 3 sections, 10 minutes per round. Elimination order: 8. Kellyn. Rd.2 - 7. Angela, 6. Wendell (uses his advantage), 6. Wendell again. Rd.3 - 5. Sebastian, 4. Laurel, 3. Chelsea, 2. Donathan, 1. Domenick wins!
TC13 - Chelsea voted out (5-3), 7 left.
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Ep.13 RC: Always on the Run
Challenge run in three pairs; Angela unpicked, forced to sit out, ineligible for reward or Ghost Island. Contestants must place a spool on a huge, three-level track, catch it when it reaches the bottom, then take it back up to the top to start again. At regular intervals, additional spools are added. If a spool hits the ground, the pair is eliminated. Last pair wins ambassador trip to local school. Teams: Orange - Kellyn-C, Sebqstain; Purple - Wendell-C, Domenick; Green - Donathan-C, Laurel. Results: All get to five spools, then Sebastian drops one, then Laurel. Dom and Wendell win! They pick Laurel to join them, send "the pirate" (Sebastian) to Ghost Island.
Sebastian goes to Ghost Island, where he's able to play the game, and it now has 3-in-4 chances of winning. He wins, and his prize is Kellyn's extra vote advantage (still presented as "Michaela's advantage," even though it was Sarah's), which she used just 4 days earlier.
|Ep13: "Always Be Moving"||Ep14: "It's Game Time, Kids" (season finale)||Game over|
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Ep.13 IC: Seven Bridges Road
Contestants must assemble a bridge puzzle, then cross it. Then assemble a ladder puzzle, climb it. Then work a slide puzzle. Wendell is first to the slide puzzle, and finishes first, but he forgets to call Probst over. Laurel then finishes a few seconds later, calls over Probst, and gets the win. Wendell recognizes his error, accepts the result. Kellyn was just reaching the top platform when Wendell finished, Angela still working on the ladder puzzle. 1. Laurel, 2. Wendell, 3-t. Sebastian, Domenick, Donathan, 6. Kellyn, 7. Angela.
TC14 - Kellyn voted out (3-3-1 [4-1]), 6 left.
Ep.14 Final 6 IC: Vin Skully
The challenge takes place within a giant maze in shape of a skull. Contestants must run into the maze and collect three bags of puzzle pieces, then complete a large puzzle. Order in which contestants collect their bags: Sebastian, Wendell, Laurel, Angela, Domenick. Everyone is working on puzzles when Donathan finally gets third bag. Wendell, Dom in lead. Wendell wins! He picks Sebastian, Angela to join him for steak dinner in camp.
TC15 - Sebastian voted out (4-1-1), 5 left.
Ep.14 Final 5 IC: Pyramid Scheme
Contestants must swim out to a platform, climb a ladder, slide down a slide, go to shore, climb under and over obstacles, while collecting two puzzle bags. Then, they must complete a 4-piece pyramid puzzle. Wendell wins again!
TC16 - Donathan voted out (4-), 4 left.
Ep.14 Final 4 IC: Stacked Up
As seen in the final challenge in Kaoh Rong. Contestants must stack a set of balls and discs, using a metal prong to carry and stack each ball and disc. Wendell almost wins, but his stack drops right as he's about to place his final ball. Eventually, Dom wins instead.
TC17 - Wendell wins at fire-making; Angela out, 3 left.
Final Tribal Council
The 10-person jury questions Laurel, Domenick, and Wendell about their respective games. They then vote. Probst retrieves the urn, then proceeds to shock everyone by reading the votes aloud, immediately. He reveals the jury has created a 5-5 tie for the win between Domenick and Wendell. As the third-place finisher (with zero votes), Laurel becomes the final juror, and casts the deciding vote. This vote is kept secret until the reunion, where Probst reveals Wendell has won, 5-5-0 (1-0).
Wendell wins, 5-5-0 (1-0).
Departure. Contestants fly back to the U.S.
Contestants arrive back home; inevitable facebook/ twitter activity resumes