|Pre-game||Ep1: "It Smells Like Success"||Ep2: "One of Us..."|
Pre-game press interviews?
Ep.1 advantage menu
During the marooning, Ron finds an envelope labeled "Secret Advantage." After getting to camp, he opens it, and follows the directions to the actual advantage (near the water well). It's a three-episode advantage "menu": Could be a (1) reward steal, (2) extra vote, or (3) hidden immunity idol, and it expires after the third Tribal Council.
Ep.1 IC: Social Network
The entire tribe must maneuver through a rope obstacle, then one person (Joe, Chris) must climb a rope and ring a bell. Then as many people as possible must cross a 3-tier balance beam, and untie a bar that releases an easier-to-cross beam for the rest of the tribe. Kelley injures her forehead during the balance beam. One person (Eric, Lauren) then climbs a crow's nest, pulls a lever to drop a slide, then six players (all but Ron, Julia, Victoria; all but Wendy, Reem, Rick) work together to solve a giant slide puzzle (as first seen in South Pacific). Results: Kama wins, after taking a huge lead on the balance beam.
TC1 - Reem voted out (4-3-1-1), sent to EoE, 17 left.
Ep.2 idol: Lauren
While the entire Manu tribe is off on an officially sanctioned idol hunt, Lauren finds a tree that has been knocked down. Placed within the trunk is a blue package, which contains the Manu idol. Lauren buries it elsewhere, doesn't tell anyone about it.
|Ep2: "One of Us Is Going to Win the War"||Ep3: "Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed"||Ep4: "I Need a Dance Partner"|
Ep.2 IC: Serpent Turf
Julie sits out. Challenge: As (mostly) seen in Game Changers. Eight people must jump off a dock and swim in to cage, untie a giant 400-lb snake, lift it over the cage, carry it to the beach, then under a crawl obstacle, and finally, lift the snake onto a table. There, they untie knots and remove six number tiles from the snake. Number tiles are used to solve a combo lock (Ron, David). This releases eight rings, and someone (Joe, Eric; Chris, Keith) must toss the rings to land them, flip canoe paddles and spell IMMUNITY. Kama takes a huge lead on the swimming/snake portion, but by the ring toss, Chris catches them up at 1-1. But Keith misses his tosses, and Kama wins, 8-4 (with Joe, Eric, and Chris each flipping four paddles). Kama selects fishing gear for their reward, over spices and a knife set.
TC2 - Keith voted out (6-1-1), sent to EoE, 16 left.
Ep.3 RC: Losing Face
Ron, Aubry sit out. As seen in the South Pacific Ep6 IC. Three contestants (Eric, Julie, Joe; David, Rick, Wardog) must assemble a wheelbarrow, then move it through a series of obstacles, collecting sandbags. Then they dump out the sandbags, and four more people (Gavin, Julia, Aurora, Victoria; Wendy, Kelley, Lauren, Chris) disassemble the wheelbarrow, and use the pieces to build a giant slingshot. Then they (Gavin, Julia; Chris) use that to knock down 4 targets. Shooting results: Chris-4, Julia-1, Gavin-0. Manu wins! Chooses chickens over comfort items.
Ep.3 idol: Aubry
Feeling like she needs the protection, and also wanting to check "find an idol" off of her Survivor bucket list, Aubry resumes searching for idols, and eventually finds one in a tree near camp. T.ears.
Ep.3 IC: Beyond the Wheel
Julie, Victoria sit out. Three tribe members (Gavin, Julia, Aubry; David, Kelley, Lauren) are in a boat, the other four are tethered to it, and will swim to pull it through the water. First to a tower where the three jump off, grabbing keys, then to a platform, where the keys unlock puzzle bags. The three then do a three-part ship's wheel puzzle (as lastseen in Game Changers) to raise a tribe flag. Kama lags on the final key, but comes back and beats Manu on the puzzle.
TC3 - Chris voted out (5-2), sent to EoE, 15 left.
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Ep.4 tribal swap
After giving Kama time to gasp at Chris's boot, Probst tells everyone to drop their buffs. Three new tribes are formed: Kama (all original Kamas), Manu (all original Kamas plus Wendy), and a third tribe, Lesu (the remaining original Manus).
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Ep.4 IC: Yank Yer Hank
As seen in Cambodia. Tribes must cross three (slippery) A-frame barriers, carrying rope, then tie those ropes together, and use the rope to haul a heavy crate along a bumpy track. Once the crate has been hauled, they untie knots to open the crates, then untie puzzle slats. Then two people (Joe, Ron; Kelley, David; Eric, Aubry/Wendy) use the slats to solve a vertical puzzle. Kama solves the puzzle first. Manu second. Lesu loses.
TC4 - Rick voted out (3-2), sent to EoE, 14 left.
|Ep5: "...Worst Cocktail Party Ever (Pt.1)"||Ep6: "It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever (Pt. 2)"||Ep7: "There's Always a Twist"|
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Ep.5 RC: True Grit
Julia, Aubry sit out. Contestants must race through a series of obstacles (ropes, crawl), collecting four bolos along the way. Then each person must land one bolo on a frame. Winner gets PB&J feast, second place gets a plate. Results: Gavin (Manu-1), Eric (Manu-2), Ron (Kama-1), Joe (Kama-2), Wendy (Manu-3), Aurora (Kama-3), Julie (Kama wins!), Kelley (Lesu-1), Wardog (Lesu-2), Victoria (Manu-4). Kama first, Manu second.
Ep.5 Extinction twists
Chris finds a crate buried in the sand. Inside, there are four maps, one for each Extinction resident. Rick figures out that the maps fold in to reveal the (top of the island) locations of two trees, each with an advantage. After Keith sneaks off while everyone's eating, the remaining three race to catch him. Chris tackles Keith right as he's reaching the tree, and grabs the advantage tube: it contains bamboo, string, and message saying "Practice." Meanwhile, Rick heads to the other tree, and finds its advantage: An extra vote they can give to one person at the next Tribal Council. Aubry receives it later in the episode.
Ep.5 IC: A Bit Dinghy
Julie, Victoria sit out. Contestants must swim out, climb up a ramp, dive off and retrieve two buoy puzzle pieces, and take it to a pontoon. Eric, Gavin (Manu), Joe, Julie (Kama) get their pieces, and pull themselves to a dock to build a four-piece pyramid puzzle. Lesu fails to get buoys while both other tribes are working on puzzle. Eventually Wardog and Lauren them. Kama wins, and Lesu makes a surprise comeback, and places second.
TC5 - Aubry voted out (4-1), sent to EoE, 13 left.
Ep.6 RC: Rod Screw It
Aurora sits out. Contestants must cross tables, then one person (Lauren, Julia, Victoria) unties knots to release a lever, dumping sandbags. Everyone must then transfer sandbags to a collecting basket. Then one person (Joe, Gavin, Wardog/Lauren) tosses sandbags at a spinning wheel to lower flags (as in Ghost island). Scoring: Joe-1, Gavin-1, Joe-2. Kama wins pastry feast. Gavin-2 Manu second, gets cookies and iced coffee. Lesu loses again.
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Ep.6 IC: In Through the Out Door
Ron sits out. Contestants must climb a ladder and maneuver a bag attached to a rope through a bamboo frame. They then toss a ball inside the bag (on a string) through a hoop, and use it to pull down a frame, which they cross, then two people (David, Kelley; Eric, Victoria; Julia, Julie/Joe) work a table maze. Joe swaps in, solves the table maze for Kama, and Kama wins! Last two teams (Lesu, Manu) have to attend Tribal together.
Ep.6 idol: Kelley
In the lead-up to their joint Tribal Council with Manu, Lesu realizes Wardog has disappeared, and (rightly) conclude he's off looking for idols. So Kelley, David, and Lauren all search themselves. Kelley eventually spots it, in a tree right behind Wardog. He wanders off and she grabs it. She later tells Lauren she found it, and Lauren responds that she has the Manu one, too.
TC6 - Wendy voted out (4-4 [6-0]), sent to EoE, 12 left.
The three tribes come together at a challenge site, and ... surprise! It's a merge instead. Oh yeah, and then the booted players from Edge of Extinction all come in, too. After numerous gasps, Probst explains how Edge of Extinction works, and that the bootees are here for a chance to re-enter the game.
Ep.7 RC: Back in the Saddle
Re-entry challenge, featuring the six people voted out thus far: Reem, Keith, Chris, Rick, Aubry, and Wendy. Contestants must climb over a cargo net and untie a bag of sticks. Then tie the sticks together, retrieve a key to unlock a gate (as in "Jail Break"). Then maneuver a ball along the vertical snake track from DvsG. Aubry is first to the snake maze, then Rick, Reem, Wendy, Chris, Keith. Wendy makes slow, steady progress, Rick, Chris just behind her. Wendy drops at the very top. Chris does too. Rick wins! Rick re-enters the game, joining the new merged Vata tribe. After they leave, the others learn they can go back to Extinction if they want to. All do.
After returning to Edge of Extinction, Wendy and Keith each decide they've gotten as much out of the experience as they're likely to, and raise the sail. They leave in a boat. Later, the three remaining inhabitants (Reem, Chris, Aubry) show up at Tribal as the jury.
Ep.7 idol: Rick
Apparently concerned that Rick could be voted right back out, production just puts an idol in his bag. Except it doesn't stop him from being voted right back out, because it has to be split in half and shared with someone else (he picks David), and then it only becomes fully powered if both are still there during the Ep8 Tribal Council. Yay?
|Ep7: "... Always a Twist"||Ep8: "I'm the Puppet Master"||Ep9: "Y'all Making Me Crazy"||Ep10: "Blood of a Blindside"|
Ep.7 IC: Audio Slave
As last seen in Ghost Island. Contestants must stand on a narrow beam, holding a long pole over their head, with a statue balanced on one end. If it drops, they're out. In regular intervals, they move up the beam to a narrower perch. Transitions are live as they move up. Order of elimination: Stage 1 (5 min) 13. Ron, 12. Gavin, Stage 2 (5 min): 11. Wardog (on transition), 10. Rick, 9. Victoria, 8. Aurora. Stage 3 (10 min): 7. Kelley. Stage 4 (unlimited): 6. Eric (on transition), 5. Julia (also), 4. David (on transition), 3. Joe (40 min.), 2. Lauren, 1. Julie wins!
TC7 - Joe voted out (6-3-2-2), sent to EoE, 12 left.
Ep.8 RC: Planks a Lot
Two teams, randomly drawn: Blue (Eric/Wardog, Rick/Aurora; Victoria, Julia) and Yellow (Gavin/Kelley, Julie/Lauren; David, Ron). First four contestants, in pairs, must dive in, swim to a balance beam, cross it, climb a crow's nest, toss a bag of puzzle planks in the water, then jump in and swim it to shore. Final two people (Victoria, Julia; David, Ron) use the planks to solve a puzzle. Winner gets Chinese takeout back in camp. Blue team takes an early lead on getting the planks, wins.
The Edge of Extinction residents are given wine bottles with an advantage clue inside. It directs them to the stairs, where Aubry finds a key and message. The key unlocks two advantages at the end of the beach: An extra vote that she has to give to someone in the game (Aurora), and a challenge practice advantage, for Rope-a-Dope.
Ep.8 IC: Keep on Your Toes
As originally seen in Worlds Apart. Contestants must balance on their toes, with a block of wood wedged between their head and the surrounding frame, until it drops. Order of elimination: 12. Wardog, 11. Eric, 10. Gavin, 9. Kelley, 8. Rick, 7. Julia, 6. Ron, 5. Julie… [25 minutes] 4. David, 3. Lauren passes out... and recovers, 2. Victoria, 1. Aurora wins.
TC8 - Eric voted out (8-2-2), sent to EoE, 11 left.
Ep.9 IC: Bow-Diddley
As originally seen in South Pacific. Contestants must stand on a narrow perch, balancing a ball on a bow, until they drop. After a period of time (5 minutes?) they move up to a narrower part of the beam. Order of elimination: All survive Stage 1. Stage 2: 11. Wardog, 10. Julie. Stage 3: 9. Ron, 8. Rick, 7. Aurora, 6. Victoria, 5. Lauren, 4. Kelley, 3. Julia, 2. David, 1. Gavin wins!
TC9 - Julia voted out (9-1-), sent to EoE, 10 left.
Ep.10 F10 IC: Squatty Probst
As originally seen in Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers. Contestants must stand in a squat position until the bars over their shoulders go either too high or drop too low. Lauren, Victoria, Kelley, Ron opt to sit out and eat pizza and drink beer, instead of competing. 6. Wardog, 5. Gavin, 4. Julie, in under 10 minutes. [19 min.] 3. Rick, [22 min.] 2. David, 1. Aurora wins.
TC10 - David voted out (8-2), sent to EoE, 9 left.
|Ep10: "Blood of a Blindside"||Ep11: "Fasten Your Seatbelts"||Ep12: "Awkward"||Ep13: "Idol or Bust"|
Early on morning 26 (David's first day on Edge of Extinction), the contestants receive clues in bottles. David immediately searches the rocks and finds the advantage: An advantage in the next IC, that he must send in to the game. (Apparently also, unshown, a chance to practice the return challenge, as Aubry had days earlier.) He selects Rick to receive the advantage.
Ep10 F9 RC: (unaired, more details here) - Kelley, Lauren, Gavin win, take Julie.
Ep.10 Final 9 IC: Paddle Out
As originally seen in Philippines. Contestants must roll five balls out on a paddle, and collect them in dimples on the paddle's blade. First to five balls placed wins immunity. Rick uses his challenge advantage from David, and only has to land four balls. Aurora, Rick, Ron soon have three balls placed. Nobody else is even working on their second ball. After several tries, Rick wins!
TC11 - Kelley voted out (5-4), sent to EoE, 8 left.
Ep.11 RC: Dressed to Keel
Two teams, via schoolyard pick: Blue (Lauren, Wardog, Rick, Julie) and yellow (Ron, Aurora, Gavin, Victoria). Challenge: As in "Keel Hauling" (last seen in Caramoan) - two contestants must dive in, swim to a raft, cross it, jump in on the far end, pull themselves back underneath along a rope, then untie a ring (or pair of rings), then swim the ring(s) in to a dock. The last two people (Gavin, Rick) toss the three rings onto posts. Final score; Gavin-2, Rick-3. (Victoria, Julie technically also throwing.) Blue wins a trip to mud/hot springs spa with a feast.
Ep.11 IC: Star Man
Race over a set of obstacles carrying a buoy, move a second buoy through a tunnel, then get these plus a third buoy through a net obstacle. The buoys have keys, one of which unlock the puzzle, a semi-3D star puzzle. First to finish the puzzle wins. Results: Aurora, Gavin, Rick first, Ron last through the obstacles. Soon enough, though, all are working on puzzle. Aurora, Rick lead on the puzzle. Rick wins!
TC12 - Wardog voted out (6-2), sent to EoE, 7 left.
Ep.12 RC: Stuck In Love
Challenge performed with contestants paired with their loved ones: Rick's wife, Becca; Julie's husband, Mark; Lauren's dad, Joey; Ron's husband, Lloyd; Victoria's dad, Roch; Aurora's brother, Shane; Gavin's wife, Carly. Challenge: As in HvsV, contestants run out to the water, fill a bucket, bring it back and toss the water to their loved one, who collects it in their own bucket, filling a bucket on a see-saw. Leaders: Ron, Lauren, Gavin. Ron and Lloyd win! They get a picnic in camp, bring Julie & Mark, Gavin & Carly.
Ep.12 idol: Rick (#2)
Rick finds an idol clue in a tree near camp. It directs him to be bold, and retrieve the idol from another tree, right in the middle of camp (which is also supporting the shelter). He waits until the middle of the night, climbs the tree, and retrieves the idol. Miraculously, he does so undetected (according to the edit).
Ep.12 IC: Chimney Sweeps
As in Heroes vs. Villains. Challenge starts on the third set of rungs (never gets to the fourth and smallest set). Elimination order: 7. Rick, 6. Ron [circa 21 min] ... [33 min] 5. Victoria, 4. Julie, 3. Aurora ... [50 min.] 2. Lauren, 1. Gavin wins!
TC13 - Ron idoled out (-3-1), sent to EoE, 6 left.
Ep.13 idol: Rick (#3)
Rick finds another idol, just sitting nestled in a hole in a stump near a path, hours after playing his previous one. Seems legit.
Ep.13 RC: Running Down a Dream
Contestants must toss a ball up into a gutter, then run through an obstacle to catch it at the other end before it hits the ground. Repeat for two balls. Then dig under a log, run over and place both balls on a high ledge. Order to digging: Aurora, Rick, Victoria, Gavin, Lauren. Scoring: Gavin-1, Victoria-1, Aurora-1, Gavin-2. Lauren shooting, Julie still on the first part when Gavin wins. Gavin picks Victoria and Lauren for helicopter reward feast. 1. Gavin; 2-t. Aurora, Victoria; 4-t. Rick, Lauren; 6. Julie.
|Ep13: "Idol or Bust"||Ep14: "I See the Million Dollars"|
Ep.13 IC: Home Stretch
As seen in Worlds Apart, Kaoh Rong. Contestants must slide letter tiles across a table into a hole, then when all are in the chute, use two handles to carry a stack of them across a seesaw then a balance beam, over to a puzzle table. Then solve the six-word phrase (NOT LIVING ON THE EDGE TONIGHT). All are working on the puzzle when Rick wins.
TC14 - Aurora voted out (5-1), sent to EoE, 5 left.
Ep.14 RC: Don't Call It a Comeback
Contestants must navigate a rope around two obstacles, then use lengths of rope to make a rope bridge (and cross it), then place two balls on a table maze. First to final stage: Aurora, Eric, Joe, Chris. Balls placed: Aurora-1, Joe-1, Chris-1, Joe drops, Chris wins! Placement order: 1. Chris; 2-t. Aurora, Joe (1 ball placed); 4-t. David, Ron, Wardog, Eric, Kelley (table maze, no balls placed); 9-t. Reem, Julia (rope bridge); and 11. Aubry (second rope obstacle).
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Final 6 RC/IC: Odyssey 6
Contestants must cross a rope obstacle, hop barriers, cross a multi-level balance beam and untie a bag of number tiles, use them to unlock a combo lock, then use puzzle pieces to work a circular puzzle. Order to puzzle: Vic, Rick, Julie, Lauren, Gavin, Chris. Julie leads, Victoria/Lauren second. After struggling to put in the final piece, Julie wins! She also gets steak, picks Chris, Lauren to join her.
TC15 - Victoria idoled out -2-, 5 left.
Final 5 idols, real and fake
Rick wakes up early in the morning after his idol play at the previous Tribal. He manages to plant two fake idols, then eventually finds the real one, his record-breaking fourth one this season. Julie and Lauren find the two fake idols. Rick returns the half-idol Chris gave him, meaning Chris now also has a fully functional idol.
Final 5 IC: Giant Tick
Contestants must collect six bags of puzzle pieces from various stations high above the ocean, then use them to complete a large logo puzzle. Order to puzzle; Chris, Gavin, Julie, Rick, Lauren. Gavin, Rick lead. Rick wins!
TC16 - Lauren idoled out -2, 4 left.
Final 4 IC: Let There Be Rock
Similar to the "Got a Hunch" cube-stacking challenge in Kaoh Rong and Game Changers. Contestants must stack six cubes on a wobbly table to spell FINAL3, while also walking on a rocking platform. Gavin and Rick repeatedly drop their stacks. Julie leads for a while, but drops. Chris takes a slow and steady approach, finishes his stack, then slowly moves back across the finish line, and wins.
TC17 - Chris wins, Rick out via fire, 3 left.
Final Tribal Council
After giving up his immunity to Julie and winning his way back into the Final Three via firemaking, Chris joins Julie and Gavin. The massive, 13-person jury, mostly composed of people he spent time with on Edge of Extinction, awards Chris the million, 9-4-0 over Gavin and Julie, respectively.
Chris wins, 9-4-0.
Departure. Contestants head back to the U.S.
Contestants arrive back home; Instagram/ twitter activity resumes.