|Pre-game||Ep1: Back to the Beach||Ep2: Nacho Momma|
Filming begins; each tribe rows to its own beach.
Ep.1 IC: Outrigger Fire Quest
Tribes must carry an outrigger canoe out into the surf, swim it past a number of buoys, out to a wok in the ocean. There, they must light two torches (which can be carried in the canoe), then move the canoe back to shore, lighting woks along the way. Once on shore, they must carry the canoe across a rocky beach course, lighting more woks, then place the canoe in a cradle and light the final wok. First tribe to do so wins. Maraamu and Rotu are fairly even up to the first wok, but Maraamu can't get its second torch lit, and tips the wok over, dousing the flame. They use one of Rotu's already-lit woks to light the second torch, but never catch up to Rotu. Rotu wins.
TC1 - Peter voted out (5-2-1), 15 players left.
Ep.2 RC: Do or Dive
Robert sits out. Each tribe has a rowboat, sunk at the bottom of the ocean with 250 rocks inside. Tribes must dive down and remove the rocks until the boat floats, then move it over to the dock and bail water. When the tribe decides it's seaworthy, they all get in and paddle to the beach. First to place their boat on the mat wins fishing gear. Gabriel quickly removes a ton of rocks for Rotu, and their boat surfaces first. They take a lead leaving the dock, and never give it up. Rotu wins.
Ep.2 IC: Marquesan Menu (fafaru)
Nobody sits out, but Hunter has to go twice for Maraamu. Contestants must bob for Fafaru, a Marquesan delicacy - fermented fish. Everyone handles their fafaru in the first round, so it's tied, although Boston Rob and Neleh struggle. Unsurprisingly, Maraamu picks Neleh and Rotu picks Boston Rob for the tiebreaker. Neleh wins easily, Rob throws up. Rotu wins again.
TC2 - Patricia voted out (4-3), 14 players left.
|Ep3: No Pain, No Gain||Ep4: The Winds Twist||Ep5: The End of Innocence|
Probst delivers raft-building supplies to the camps.
Ep.3 RC: Raft Rescue
Paschal, Neleh sit out. The day before, Probst goes to each camp, and gives them raft-building supplies. Each tribe builds a raft that can carry extra stuff. At the challenge, they must paddle through a zigzag course, picking up five crates that are clipped to the ocean floor. First back gets choice of 1 week's supply of rice or comfort items (blankets, pillows, lamps). Results: Both tribes get their 5th box at around the same time, and it's a pure paddling race, which Rotu wins handily. Rotu picks comfort items.
Ep.3 IC: Coconut Maze Race
Gina; Tammy, Robert, John sit out. Giant table maze with four people on the corners raising or lowering via ropes/pulleys, and a caller directing them. Three balls (coconuts) to land, caller must rotate each time. Results by caller: Vee-1, Gabe-1, Sarah-1, Paschal-1, Rob-0, Zoe-1, as Maraamu has the ball in the right spot and keeps missing, while Rotu just rolls theirs in. Rotu wins.
TC3 - Hunter voted out (4-2); 13 players left.
Ep.4 tribal swap
Tribes arrive and are told there's no challenge, but they still each have to stand on a wooden disc. They do, and then one at a time, Probst tells them to turn their disc over. Underneath is a new buff - they've been swapped into new Rotu (which still has 8 people) and new Maraamu (which still has 5). Kathy, Neleh, Paschal go to Maraamu; Rob, Sean, Vee go to Rotu.
Ep.4 IC: Life's a Tapestry
Sean, John, Boston Rob sit out. Tribes are given a large frame with bands of fabric woven around it, which contain a scrambled picture. Tribes must rotate the fabric bands until each lines up, forming the given picture - like a slide puzzle, but with fabric. Gabe quickly directs Rotu's efforts. Kathy tries to get Maraamu to do the same, but they make no progress. Rotu wins easily.
TC4 - Sarah voted out (4-1); 12 players left.
Ep.5 RC: Tiki Towers
Sean, Boston Rob, Vee, Zoe sit out. Each tribe has three blindfolded people retrieving 14 tiki puzzle pieces and one sighted caller (Gabe, Kathy) directing them. Once all pieces are retrieved, tribe must assemble five tiki statues from the pieces. Results: Rotu thinks they're done, but Gabe miscounts, and is missing one piece. Maraamu finishes and starts on their puzzle while Gabe is frantically trying to see where the last piece is. Maraamu has a huge lead on the puzzle, and wins. They get to raid Rotu's camp.
|Ep5: The End of Innocence||Ep6: The Underdogs||Ep7: True Lies|
Ep.5 IC: Distress Signal
Basic SOS signal challenge, but Gabe, John, Robert and Tammy all have to sit out, and Rotu is freshly out of useful supplies. Completely above board, no possible chance of favoritism in judging here. The pious underdogs of Maraamu win another one, due to their having Paschal's personal item (an American flag) and the white blanket they just stole from Rotu. Praise the lord.
TC5 - Gabriel voted out (7-1); 11 players left.
Ep.6 RC: Jungle Relay
Vee, Sean, Tammy sit out. Boston Rob, Paschal run first leg, retrieve paddle. They tag in Zoe and Neleh, retrieve second paddle, then smash coconuts to retrieve a key. Rowers (John, General; Gina, Kathy) use key to unlock outrigger, paddle out, retrieve a flag, paddle back to shore, place flag in tiki. John/General enter the water before Paschal/Neleh even untie their second paddle, but somehow blow this massive lead, and get to their flag second. Still, they place their flag in the tiki first. Except that they fail to leave outrigger within reach of the chain, and the General is not at the tiki when the flag is placed. Rotu is disqualified, Maraamu "wins." They get a feast plus lots of Sierra Mist.
Ep.6 IC: Maze
John, General, Zoe sit out. Tethered together, teams must race through a maze and retrieve five ladder planks, in order, then put them on stand, climb to the top, and plant their tribe flag. Rob and Kathy lead the respective tethered groups. Rotu finally wins again, 5-2.
TC6 - Gina voted out (3-1); 10 players left.
Ep.7 reward: Ambassadors
Both tribes receive treemail telling them to dress someone in long sleeves and long pants, and send them off on a hike into the jungle. Rob and Kathy head out, and find Jeff Probst at a Marquesan village meeting area. There, Probst gives them new buffs, plus beer (30 Coors Light cans) and pizza, plus a bed for an overnight stay. Their only jobs as ambassadors: Pick a merge tribe name (Soliantu) and paint the merge flag. The next morning they collect Paschal and Neleh from Maraamu, and raft to Rotu beach, which is now Soliantu beach.
Tribes merge, Soliantu formed.
|Ep7: True Lies||Ep8: Jury's Out||Ep9: Two Peas in a Pod|
Ep.7 IC: Sea Legs
Contestants must stand on a wobbly square platform in the ocean. If they fall or touch the platform with their hands, they're out. 10.Neleh, 9.General, 8.Paschal, 7.Vee, 6.Sean, 5.Zoe (accidentally touches), 4.Rob (accidentally touches after trying to splash John), 3.Tammy, 2.John (accidentally touches), 1.Kathy wins.
TC7 - Boston Rob voted out (7-2-1); 9 players left.
Ep.8 RC: Go Fly a Kite
Contestants are given kite-making materials in camp, and bring their art projects to the challenge. First person to get their kite 300 ft into the air wins (ribbon on string appears). Kathy essentially the only one who's airborne at all, wins. She gets to go on a scuba diving trip the next day, but for some reason is unable to pick anyone to accompany her. Results: 1. Kathy, 2-tie, everyone else.
Ep8 reward: Kathy goes on her diving trip.
Ep.8 IC: Parang Swing
Answer trivia questions, chop someone else's group of coconuts. The coconut chop, which inspires the first alliance flip. Three coconuts per person. Q1. Sean chops John, Tammy ch. Sean, General ch. Sean(2). Q2. Vee ch. Kathy, Sean ch. John(2), John ch. Sean(3,out), Neleh ch. Vee, Zoe ch. Vee(2). Q3. Paschal ch. Vee (3, out), Tammy ch. Kathy (2), General ch. Kathy (3,out), Zoe ch. Paschal, John ch. Neleh, Paschal ch. Zoe. Q4.Zoe ch. Paschal (2), General ch. John (3,out), John ch. Paschal (3, out), Neleh ch. Tammy. Q5. General ch. Zoe (2), Neleh ch. General, Tammy ch. Zoe (3, out). Q6. General ch. Neleh (2), Tammy ch. Neleh (3, out). Q7. Tammy ch. General (3, out). Order of elimination: 9.Sean, 8.Vee, 7.Kathy, 6.John, 5.Paschal, 4.Zoe, 3.Neleh, 2.General, 1.Tammy.
TC8 - John voted out (6-3); 8 players left.
Ep.9 RC: Coconut Juice
Randomly drawn teams: Sean-Paschal, Tammy-Vee, Kathy-General, Zoe-Neleh. Goal: fill a 3-ft tube with coconut juice. Pairs can either swim out and grab a tethered bag of coconuts, or scavenge scattered ones off the beach. Winners get a helicopter ride to a mountain, where they take a horseback ride down to a village for a Marquesan feast. Sean/Paschal win, just ahead of Kathy/General.
Ep9 Reward: Marquesan feast for Sean and Paschal.
Ep.9 IC: High Stepping
One-on-one "stilt fighting" - first to fall off loses. Tammy is the only one who can stand on stilts for more than a second, so it's not much of a contest. Round 1: Vee d. General, Paschal d. Kathy, Tammy d. Neleh, Zoe d. Sean. Round 2: Vee d. Paschal, Tammy d. Zoe. Round 3: Tammy d. Vee. Order of finish: 1.Tammy, 2.Vee, 3-tie.Paschal, Zoe. 5-tie.General, Kathy, Neleh, Sean.
TC9 - Zoe voted out (7-1); 7 players left.
|Ep10: The Princess||Ep11: Marquesan Vacation||Ep12: A Tale of Two Cities|
Ep.10 RC: Rock Bottom
Musical chairs with shells - contestants must dive down, get a marked shell. There is one fewer shell than the number of players each round: First round - six shells, seven players; Second round - five shells, six players, etc. With four left, final round: dive, carry a heavy rock to the beach. Round 1: 7. Vee out. Round 2: 6. Sean out. Round 3: 5. Neleh out. Final round: Paschal wins, unclear who's second (so... tied?). Paschal wins a shower and meal on a cruise ship. Later, when Probst picks him up from camp, he picks Neleh to join him.
Ep.10 IC: Virtues of Fire
Challenge held at Tribal Council beach, at night. Gather wood, start fire with flint, heat pan of oil and popcorn kernels until one kernel pops. Then move fire to different station, light a new fire, burn until it ignites wok above. Vee first to make fire, then General, Kathy, Sean, Neleh. General first to popcorn, followed by Vee. General wins. 1.General, 2.Vee, 3-tie. Kathy, Sean, Neleh. 6-tie. Tammy, Paschal.
TC10 - Tammy voted out (5-2); 6 players left.
Ep.11 RC: Turtle Roll (loved ones)
Family visit, loved ones compete. Turtle-shaped set of tiles. Loved ones must turn over tiles, last one standing wins. Order out: 6.Beverly (Paschal's wife), 5.Leander (Vee's husband) gets "voted out" by Sean's friend (randomly, when he tosses his cap), 4.Darryl (Sean's friend), 3.Becky (Neleh's mom), 2.Diana (General's sister), 1.Patrick (Kathy's son). Patrick's "reward" is to spend a night in camp with his mom.
Patrick gets to leave.
Ep.11 IC: Sands of Time
Contestants each have an hourglass-shaped structure with a tiki at the bottom. On a turn-by-turn basis, contestants use slingshots to break someone else's tiles, which drops sand onto their tiki. When your tiki is covered, you're out. Elimination order: 6.Paschal (by the General), 5.Sean (by Kathy), 4.General (by Kathy), 3.Kathy (by Neleh and Vee), 2.Neleh (by Vee, barely), 1.Vee.
TC11 - Robert voted out (5-1); 5 players left.
Ep.12 RC: Second Chance
Car challenge, for a Saturn VUE. Part 1: Gather puzzle pieces, assemble a tiki statue puzzle. Part 2: Crack coconuts, fill a tube. Part 3: Untie stilts, walk across a line. Part 4: Smash fake coconut shells, retrieve a key, unlock box with a slingshot in it. Part 5: Shoot a tile, sand empties, covers your tiki. All but Paschal move on to the second stage, Sean first to finish it, quickly does the remaining three, wins. 1.Sean, 2-tie.Vee, Neleh, Kathy, 5.Paschal.
|Ep12: A Tale of Two Cities||Ep13: The Sole Survivor||Game over|
Ep.12 IC: Marquesan Folklore
Challenge held at night. Probst tells a story about an ancient Marquesan warrior-chief, contestants must answer questions based on that story, collect carved totems to put on necklace (they get a bone for wrong answer, which they must run back and toss in the fire). Kathy and Neleh both first to 5, but both drop a tiki on the way to show Probst. Kathy brings hers back first. Others: Vee-3, Paschal-2?, Sean-3.
TC12 - Sean voted out (3-2); 4 players left.
Ep.13 Final 4 IC: Fallen Comrades
Contestants must answer trivia questions about members of the cast they all were on tribes with. The results are amazingly tight throughout. At the final question, the score is Vee-9, Neleh-9, Kathy-8, Paschal-8. The question is in which branch of the armed services John trained as a medic/ to be a nurse: All say Army, which is wrong, except Vee, who correctly says Air Force. Final scores: Vee-10, Neleh-9, Paschal, Kathy-8. Vee wins.
TC13 - Paschal out via rocks. 3 players left.
Ep.13 Final 3 IC: Hand on a Hard Idol
As seen in Borneo. Contestants must stand on pegs and hold onto an idol/statue with one hand. If any of those points of contact break, or they touch the statues or posts with their other hand, they're out. All last 4 hrs, 30 min, until Neleh tells Kathy to adjust her shirt, Kathy loses her balance, falls off. Vee then cuts a deal with Neleh, stepping off for a guaranteed path to final 2. Neleh planned to do this anyway, so she agrees, and Neleh wins.
TC14 - Kathy voted out (1-0 [or 2-1]); 2 players left.
Ep.13 Final Tribal Council
Vee and Neleh face a somewhat hostile jury. John, Tammy, and the General are angry that the pair touted their honesty and integrity, while backstabbing the Rotu Four. Zoe justs talks about herself. In the end, Vecepia wins, by an extremely close 4-3 margin.
Contestants depart location.
Contestants fly back to the U.S.