Survivor 17: Gabon calendar
S17: Gabon calendar
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: November 27, 2020
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Pre-game Ep1: Want to See the Elephant Dung? (Pt. 1)
Ep2: Want to See the Elephant Dung? (Pt. 2)
Day 0
(June 22)

Pre-game press interviews?
Day 1
(June 23)

Ep.1 RC: One for All

Ep.1 RC: One for All

Ep.1 RC: One for All

After being divided by chain pick, led off by elders Bob and Gillian, the newly formed Kota and Fang tribe face off for reward. Entire tribe must race through a valley and up a steep hill. First person from each tribe to finish wins an individual immunity idol, good at their first Tribal Council. First complete tribe to cross the finish line wins an extra bag of corn and beans. Marcus are GC first finishers, Michelle right behind GC for Fang. Rest of Kota arrives together, quickly, Fang slowly. Kota wins the extra food.

 Next: Ep.1 IC →

Ep1 RC: "One For All" - Kota wins food; Marcus & GC win individual immunity.
Day 2
(June 24)
Day 3
(June 25)

Ep.1 IC: Temptation Valley

Ep.1 IC: Temptation Valley

Ep.1 IC: Temptation Valley

Six tribe members are tethered together, and must cross a swamp, a net obstacle, go over and under hitching posts, then dig up three bags of puzzle pieces from a sand pit. They then take the three bags to the three puzzle people (Bob, Sugar, Paloma; Randy, Susie, Gillian). Kota takes a huge lead in the digging phase, gets their third bag before Fang even has one. Kota completes their puzzle just as Fang finally arrives with their bags. Kota wins immunity and flint.

← Previous: Ep.1 RC Next: Ep.2 RC/IC →

Ep1 IC: "Temptation Valley" - Kota wins.

TC1 - Michelle voted out (8-1), 17 left.
Day 4
(June 26)
Day 5
(June 27)

Ep.2 RC/IC: Lemme Go Rock 'n' Roll

Ep.2 RC/IC: Lemme Go Rock 'n' Roll

Ep.2 RC/IC: Lemme Go Rock 'n' Roll

Paloma sits out. Challenge: as seen in Africa (more or less). Both tribes must roll a large "boulder" through a series of gates, and must retrieve two keys along the way, to open a final locked gate. First tribe to reach the finish line and place their boulder in the cradle wins immunity and fishing gear. Results: It's fairly close, but Fang loses again.

← Previous: Ep.1 IC Next: Ep.3 RC →

Ep2 RC/IC: "Lemme Go Rock 'n Roll" - Kota wins; Dan exiled.
Day 6
(June 28)

Dan returns from exile.

TC2 - Gillian voted out (7-1), 16 left.
Ep3: She Obviously Is Post-Op! Ep4: It Was Like Christmas Morning! Ep5: This Camp Is Cursed
Day 7
(June 29)

Ep.3 RC: Kicking and Screaming

Ep.3 RC: Kicking and Screaming

Ep.3 RC: Kicking and Screaming

As first seen in Cook Islands. Ken sits out for Fang; Corinne, Jacquie, Kelly sit out for Kota. A pair of contestants from one tribe must pull an opposing contestant off of a pole, through the sand, and across a finish line to score a point. First tribe to two points wins comfort items (blankets, pillows, etc.). Rd.1: Marcus/Charlie vs. Dan; Matty/GC vs. Ace - Kota scores (K1, F0). Rd.2: Crystal/Randy vs. Paloma; Sugar/Bob vs. Susie - Fang scores (K1, F1). Rd.3: Marcus/Bob vs. Dan; Crystal/Matty vs. Ace - Fang scores, and wins 2-1!

← Previous: Ep.2 IC Next: Ep.3 idol →

Ep3 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Fang wins; Sugar exiled.

Ep.3 idol: Sugar

Ep.3 idol: Sugar

Ep.3 idol: Sugar

Sugar arrives at Exile, and chooses the idol clue option. She quickly solves the one that stumped Dan, but it turns out the idol is not in the sandy crater, that's just another clue. She ends up following three more clues total, eventually grabbing the idol.

← Previous: Ep.3 RC Next: Ep.3 IC →

Sugar finds an idol.
Day 8
(June 30)
Day 9
(July 1)

Sugar returns.
Ep.3 IC: Lake Launch

Ep.3 IC: Lake Launch

Ep.3 IC: Lake Launch

Paloma, Sugar sit out. Six tribe members must slide down a water slide, go out in the water to retrieve a number tile, and run it back up the hill to the combo lock/crate. One person (Bob, Ken) must use the tiles to solve a combo lock, unlock a crate, retrieve an axe, and chop a rope to raise the tribe flag. Kota is first to retrieve all their number tiles, but Ken solves the combo faster than Bob, giving Fang the win.

← Previous: Ep.3 idol Next: Ep.4 swap →

Ep3 IC: "Lake Launch" - Fang wins.

TC3 - Paloma voted out (7-2), 15 left.
Day 10
(July 2)

Ep.4 tribe swap

Ep.4 tribe swap

Ep.4 tribe swap

Contestants are given pads to write on, and told to rank their tribemates from first to last. Probst then averages the rankings, and everyone stands on poles from #1 to #8, in view of the other tribe. Orders: Fang - 1. Matty, 2. Dan, 3. Randy, 4. Crystal, 5. Ken, 6. GC, 7. Susie; Kota - 1. Marcus, 2. Ace, 3. Bob, 4. Charlie, 5. Jacquie, 6. Corinne, 7. Sugar, 8. Kelly. Probst tells the tribes they're now picking new tribes. Matty and Marcus remain with their original tribes, and lead off a new chain pick.

← Previous: Ep.3 IC Next: Ep.4 IC →

Tribe swap: Sugar unpicked and exiled again.
Day 11
(July 3)
Day 12
(July 4)

Ep.4 IC: Big Oar Deal

Ep.4 IC: Big Oar Deal

Ep.4 IC: Big Oar Deal

Each contestant has an inner tube-sized "raft," and a paddle that doubles as a lacrosse stick. They must race in the water to the ball, pass it to each other, and try to score a goal. First tribe to three points wins. Ace, Bob play goalkeeper for the first point. Results: Marcus passes to Randy, Randy scores! (K1, F0). Marcus passes to Randy again, this time with no keeper, Randy scores again! (K2, F0). Matty in as keeper, Randy shoots, misses. Dan shoots, misses. Randy shoots again, scores. Kota wins, 3-0!

← Previous: Ep.4 swap 

Ep4 IC: "Big Oar Deal" - Kota wins.

TC4 - Jacquie voted out (5-2), 14 left.
Day 13
(July 5)

Sugar joins Kota.
Ep5 RC: "Fruit Flies" - Kota wins. Sugar exiled again.
Ep5: This Camp Is Cursed Ep6: He's a Snake, But He's My Snake Ep7: It All Depends on the Pin-Up Girl
Day 14
(July 6)
Day 15
(July 7)

Sugar returns.
Ep5 IC: "Cliff Bowling" - Kota wins.

TC5 - GC voted out (6-1), 13 left.
Day 16
(July 8)

Ep6 RC: "Snake In the Grass" - Kota wins; Sugar exiled.
Day 17
(July 9)
Day 18
(July 10)

Ep6 IC: "Jungle Relay" - Kota wins yet again.

TC6 - Kelly voted out (5-1), 12 left.
Day 19
(July 11)

Ep7 RC: "Elephant Eggs" - Kota wins; Sugar exiled fifth straight time.
Day 20
(July 12)
<- Ep7 Ep8: Apple In the Garden of Eden Ep9: The Brains Behind Everything
Day 21
(July 13)

Ep7 IC: "Lake Log Jam" - Marcus wins, gives Sugar immunity.

TC7 - Ace voted out (3-2), 11 left.
TC8 - Dan voted out (4-3), 10 left.
Day 22
(July 14)

Feast; tribes re-shuffled into two tribes of five.

Randy finds hidden idol, sets it adrift in the ocean.
Day 23
(July 15)
Day 24
(July 16)

Ep8 IC: "Keep It Up" - Matty/ Fang wins.

TC9 - Marcus voted out (3-2), 9 left.
Day 25
(July 17)

Ep9 RC: "Super Golf" - Fang wins overnight village trip; Bob exiled.
Day 26
(July 18)
Day 27
(July 19)

Tribes merge.
Ep9 IC: "Fired Up" - Susie wins.

TC10 - Charlie voted out (5-4), 8 left.
Ep10: Nothing Tastes Better Than Five Hundred Dollars Ep11: The Good Things In Life Aren't Easy Ep12 ->
Day 28
(July 20)

Food auction; Bob exiled again
Day 29
(July 21)
Day 30
(July 22)

Ep10 IC: "The Domino Effect" - Kenny wins.

TC11 - Randy voted out (5-3), 7 left.
Day 31
(July 23)

Ep11 RC: "Now or Never" - Bob wins pizza, beer, brownies & a family video, plus visit from his wife.
Day 32
(July 24)
Day 33
(July 25)

Ep11 IC: "Q&A Bombs Away" - Bob wins.

TC12 - Corinne voted out (4-3), 6 left.
Day 34
(July 26)

Ep12 RC: "Swamp Monkeys" - Bob wins helicopter trip to gorilla sanctuary, takes Kenny & Crystal; Susie exiled.
Ep12: The Good Guys Should Win in the End Ep13: Say Goodbye to Gabon (Season finale) Game over Game over
Day 35
(July 27)

Bob, Kenny and Crystal return to Nobag.
Day 36
(July 28)

Ep12 IC: "Mask Match" - Bob wins again.

TC13 - Crystal voted out (4-[0]), 5 left.
Day 37
(July 29)

Ep13 F5 IC: "A-Mazing Gabon" - Bob wins, yet again.

TC14 - Kenny voted out (4-1), 4 left.
Day 38
(July 30)

Ep13b IC: "House of Cards" - Susie wins.

TC15 - Matty booted (2-2, loses fire-making tie-breaker), 3 left.
Day 39
(July 31)

Final Tribal Council and jury vote on final three - Bob wins over Susie, Sugar: 4-3-0.
(August 1)


Departure: contestants return to the U.S.
(August 2)


Inevitable Facebook and/or MySpace contestant activity resumes.

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