Survivor 2: The Australian Outback calendar
S2: The Australian Outback calendar
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: April 26, 2021
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Pre-game Ep1: "Stranded" Ep2: "Suspicion"
Day 0
(Oct. 22)

Pre-game interviews?
Day 1
(Oct. 23)

Ep.1 arrival

Ep.1 arrival

Ep.1 arrival

Tribes arrive on a military transport plane, have 5 minutes to remove survival items from a crate. From there, they take separate 5-mile hikes to their campsites, carrying as much gear as they can.

Next: Ep.1 RC/IC →

Filming begins, two tribes of 8: Kucha and Ogakor.
Day 2
(Oct. 24)

Ep.1 RC/IC: Bridging the Gap

Ep.1 RC/IC: Bridging the Gap

Ep.1 RC/IC: Bridging the Gap

While carrying a lit torch, tribes must 1. use two planks to cross a bridge with multiple holes, then 2. cross a river, pushing a raft. 3. After gathering ladder rungs, they must then pull a second raft across a river, using a rope, then 4. use the ladder rungs to climb a tower and light a wok. Ogakor develops a significant lead, then Kucha capsizes their second raft, extinguishing their torch. Ogakor wins easily, gets matches and immunity.

← Previous: Arrival Next: Ep.2 RC →

Ep1 RC/IC: "Bridging the Gap" - Ogakor wins.
Day 3
(Oct. 25)

TC1 - Debb voted off (7-1), 15 left.
Day 4
(Oct. 26)

Ep.2 RC: Butch Cassidy

Ep.2 RC: Butch Cassidy

Ep.2 RC: Butch Cassidy

One at a time, contestants jump off a cliff into a river, swim out to a crate, then signal the next person to go. Once all tribe members reach the crate, it is unclipped, and the tribe must float it downstream, through rapids, to a campsite, then haul the crate to a platform. Ogakor wins, thanks to Rodger's poor swimming, and gets the contents of the crate (blankets).

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

Ep2 RC: "Butch Cassidy" - Ogakor wins.
Day 5
(Oct. 27)

Ep.2 IC: Tucker'd Out

Ep.2 IC: Tucker'd Out

Ep.2 IC: Tucker'd Out

(Gross Food). In the first round, contestants face off eating 'food' items selected on a spinning wheel. Some are good (apple, candy bar), most are not (mud whelk, crickets, witchetty grubs, mangrove worms, cow brain, tripe). Kimmi refuses, as a vegetarian, to eat brain. Tina is unable to hold down tripe. In the tiebreaker, Kimmi beats Tina eating a whole mangrove worm, and Kucha wins immunity.

← Previous: Ep.2 RC Next: Ep.3 RC →

Ep2 IC: "Tucker'd Out" - Kucha wins.
Day 6
(Oct. 28)

TC2 - Kel voted off (7-1), 14 left.
Ep3: "Trust No One" Ep4: "The Killing Fields" Ep5: "The Gloves Come Off"
Day 7
(Oct. 29)

Ep.3 RC: Water Torture

Ep.3 RC: Water Torture

Ep.3 RC: Water Torture

Tribes select one person (Colby, Skupin) to hold a pole on their shoulders, on which the other tribe loads bags of water that have been carried over balance beams by the remaining tribe members (loaders are Rodger, Mitchell). Both Colby and Skupin reach the maximum number of bags, and are in an endurance standoff, when Skupin's pole breaks. As a tie breaker, each tribe has a limited time to put as many bags as possible on the opposing tribe. Ogakor wins, 14-12, and receives fishing gear.

← Previous: Ep.2 IC Next: Ep.3 IC →

Ep3 RC: "Water Torture" - Ogakor wins.
Day 8
(Oct. 30)

Ep.3 IC: Lock Step

Ep.3 IC: Lock Step

Ep.3 IC: Lock Step

Tribes are tethered together, and must cross a series of barrier, water, and crawl obstacles, before an extended flat-ground sprint. First tribe to get all members across the finish line wins. Older members of both tribes (Rodger, Maralyn) are shown receiving assistance from their tribes, but eventually, Kucha narrowly wins.

← Previous: Ep.3 RC Next: Ep.4 RC →

Ep3 IC: "Lock Step" - Kucha wins.
Day 9
(Oct. 31)

TC3 - Maralyn voted off (5-1-1), 13 left.
Day 10
(Nov. 1)

Ep.4 RC: Master Mind

Ep.4 RC: Master Mind

Ep.4 RC: Master Mind

Tribes, as a group, must complete a 3x3 slide puzzle. Yep, that's it. Kucha wins, and the puzzle creates a map to the location of their three hens and one rooster. Kimmi is thrilled.

← Previous: Ep.3 IC Next: Ep.4 pig →

Ep4 RC: "Master Mind" - Kucha wins.
Day 11
(Nov. 2)

Ep.4 pig kill

Ep.4 pig kill

Ep.4 pig kill

After making a makeshift spear with a stick and a knife in the previous episode, Skupin races off with the knife after seeing a small pig near camp. Partially aided by Nick's cutting off an escape route, Skupin traps, stabs, and kills the pig, then butchers it with Rodger's help. Kimmi is even more thrilled.

← Previous: Ep.4 RC Next: Ep.4 IC →

Skupin kills a pig.
Day 12
(Nov. 3)

Ep.4 IC: True or Falls

Ep.4 IC: True or Falls

Ep.4 IC: True or Falls

Contestants must answer multiple-choice questions. If right, they stand on one of seven circles, if wrong they return to the back of the line. First tribe to the seventh circle wins immunity. Eventually, Alicia bests Mitchell at fire-related trivia, and Kucha wins.

← Previous: Ep.4 pig Next: Ep.5 chicken →

Ep4 IC: "True or Falls" - Kucha wins.

TC4 - Mitchell voted off (3-3), 12 left.
Day 13
(Nov. 4)

Ep.5 chicken

Ep.5 chicken

Ep.5 chicken

Kucha chicken drama. Kucha eats a chicken. Kimmi objects to eating one every day. Alicia waves her finger in Kimmi's face, as she will always do.

← Previous: Ep.4 IC Next: Ep.5 RC →

Kucha chicken drama.
Ep5: "The Gloves Come Off" Ep6: "Trial by Fire" Ep7: "The Merge"
Day 14
(Nov. 5)

Ep.5 RC: Triage

Ep.5 RC: Triage

Ep.5 RC: Triage

Tribes must construct a triangular travois (stretcher), and select reward items (blankets, spices, soup mix) in camp. Rodger, Kimmi sit out. At the challenge, three tribe members are 'stranded' and must be rescued, one at a time, on the travois. Once returned to the starting line, the rescued person can assist in rescuing/carrying the remaining stranded people. Initial carriers: Skupin/Nick, Keith/Colby. Rescuees: 1.Jeff, Tina; 2.Alicia, Amber; 3.Elisabeth, Jerri. Kucha wins, gets reward items plus a box from Target containing hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)

← Previous: Ep.5 chicken Next: Ep.5 IC →

Ep5 RC: "Triage" - Kucha wins.
Day 15
(Nov. 6)

Ep.5 IC: The Maze

Ep.5 IC: The Maze

Ep.5 IC: The Maze

All compete. Tribes must run through matching mazes, collecting five tokens, in order. First to collect all five (together), exit the maze, and reach the idol wins. That would be Ogakor, by a huge margin (5-2).

← Previous: Ep.5 RC Next: Ep.6 RC →

Ep5 IC: "The Maze" - Ogakor wins.

TC5 - Kimmi voted off (6-1), 11 left.
Day 16
(Nov. 7)
Day 17
(Nov. 8)

Ep.6 RC: Blind Leading the Blind

Ep.6 RC: Blind Leading the Blind

Ep.6 RC: Blind Leading the Blind

Rodger sits out. Each tribe has one sighted caller (Jerri, Nick) who directs pair of blindfolded tribemates (Colby-Tina, Amber-Keith; Alicia-Jeff, Elisabeth-Skupin) through a series of tasks: put two logs on a trestle, replace a fish trap, fill a bucket, move a picnic basket to a picnic table. Amber has Ogakor's picnic basket, but Jerri can't direct her quickly enough, and Kucha swoops in for a come-from-behind victory. Kucha wins a Doritos and Mt. Dew picnic.

← Previous: Ep.5 IC Next: Ep.6 fire →

Ep6 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Kucha wins.
Day 18
(Nov. 9)

Ep.6 Skupin/ fire

Ep.6 Skupin/ fire

Ep.6 Skupin/ fire

Medevac: After catching fish, Mike tends the fire, inhales smoke, passes out, and falls into the fire pit, burning his hands. Medics arrive, tend his wounds, and remove him from the game. First medical evacuation in Survivor history.

← Previous: Ep.6 RC Next: Ep.7 not-merge →

Skupin falls in the fire, is removed.

TC6 - unshown, to discuss Skupin's status. 10 people left.
Day 19
(Nov. 10)

Ep.7 not merge

Ep.7 not-merge

Ep.7 not-merge

Ep7 fakeout: Kucha is instructed to send their women (Alicia, Elisabeth) to Ogakor for a Girls Night Out. Ogakor is told to send their men (Colby, Keith) to Kucha (for Boys Night Out). Each pair is supposed to be scouting the opposing camp for use after the merge. Neither is used.

← Previous: Ep.6 fire Next: Ep.7 merge →

Boys/Girls Night Out: Colby & Keith visit Kucha; Alicia & Elisabeth visit Ogakor.
Day 20
(Nov. 11)

Ep.7 merge

Ep.7 merge

Ep.7 merge

Tribes are sent to a new location, where they must build a new camp from scratch. But at least there's a crate of food. They call themselves Barramundi, after a hard-to-catch fish.

← Previous: Ep.7 not-merge Next: Ep.7 IC →

Tribes merge, Barramundi formed.
Ep7: "The Merge" Ep8: "Friends?" Ep9: "Honeymoon or Not?"
Day 21
(Nov. 12)

Ep.7 IC: Perch

Ep.7 IC: Perch

Ep.7 IC: Perch

Contestants must stand on a pole over water for as long as they can. Order of finish: 10. Nick out at 90 min; 9.Colby (jumps to attract votes); 8.Rodger jumps (4 hrs) for peanut butter, 7.Jeff (also peanut butter), 6.Jerri & 5.Amber at 6:47 for ice cream/choco; 4.Elisabeth (8:58, for a boat ride back); 3.Alicia (10:17, for coffee/boat ride) & 2.Tina (same); 1. Keith wins, after convincing Tina to step down.

← Previous: Ep.7 merge Next: Ep.8 RC →

Ep7 IC: "Perch" - Keith wins.

TC7 - Jeff voted off (5-5), 9 left.
Day 22
(Nov. 13)
Day 23
(Nov. 14)

Ep.8 RC: Return to Sender

Ep.8 RC: Return to Sender

Ep.8 RC: Return to Sender

Contestants must stand on a target, throw a boomerang, and have it come back and land as close to the target's center as possible. Jerri wins, beating Amber by inches, picks Amber to accompany her to a fancy dinner.

← Previous: Ep.7 IC Next: Ep.8 IC →

Ep8 RC: "Return to Sender" - Jerri wins.
Day 24
(Nov. 15)

Ep.8 IC: Don't Fence Me In

Ep.8 IC: Don't Fence Me In

Ep.8 IC: Don't Fence Me In

Contestants must take turns connecting ropes to poles in a grid. Each person that creates a square gets a point, puts their disc in the center of the square. Most discs placed wins. Scoring: Amber 1 (later added to), Nick 1, Colby 2, Jerri 6, Keith 17, Amber 10, Tina 16. Just short. Keith wins.

← Previous: Ep.8 RC Next: Ep.9 RC →

Ep8 IC: "Don't Fence Me In" - Keith wins.

TC8 - Alicia voted off (5-4), 8 left.
Day 25
(Nov. 16)

Ep.9 RC: Double Play

Ep.9 RC: Double Play

Ep.9 RC: Double Play

After randomly drawing for male-female pairs in camp, pairs of contestants must complete an obstacle course together. Winners of the first two heats (Colby/Jerri d. Nick/Elisabeth; Keith/Amber d. Rodger/Tina) compete in the finals. Colby and Jerri win a helicopter trip to the Great Barrier Reef the next day.

← Previous: Ep.8 IC Next: Ep.9 reward →

Ep9 RC: "Double Play" - Colby and Jerri win.
Day 26
(Nov. 17)

Ep.9 reward

Ep.9 reward

Ep.9 reward

Colby and Jerri are picked up by helicopter in the morning, then take a boat ride to the Great Barrier Reef. They feast, drink, snorkel, illegally break off pieces of coral as souvenirs, then return to camp.

← Previous: Ep.9 RC Next: Ep.9 IC →

Colby and Jerri take their Great Barrier Reef trip.
Day 27
(Nov. 18)

Ep.9 IC: Hanging in the Balance

Ep.9 IC: Hanging in the Balance

Ep.9 IC: Hanging in the Balance

In randomly selected matchups, contestants must try to knock their opponent into the water by getting them off balance. First round (rope pull on stools): Rodger d. Keith; Nick d. Jerri; Colby d. Tina; Amber d. Elisabeth. Second round (shaky board): Colby d. Rodger; Nick d. Amber. Final round: (rope pull on wobbly platform) Nick d. Colby. Nick wins immunity.

← Previous: Ep.9 reward Next: Ep.10 RC →

Ep9 IC: "Hanging in the Balance" - Nick wins.

TC9 - Jerri voted off (6-2), 7 left.
Ep10: "Let's Make a Deal" Ep11: "No Longer Just A Game" Ep12: "Enough Is Enough"
Day 28
(Nov. 19)

Ep.10 RC: Survivor Auction

Ep.10 RC: Survivor Auction

Ep.10 RC: Survivor Auction

Contestants get $500 to spend on food. Results: 1.Nick: 4 Doritos for $60. 2.Elisabeth: chocolate & PB, $260. 3.Amber: Can of Mt.Dew, $80. 4.Nick: 3 crackers, $120. 5.Keith: slice of pizza, $180. 6.Tina: cookies & milk $?. 7.Nick: Bud Light & pretzels, $100. 8.Amber: 6 fries+ ranch, $?. 9.Colby: Iced coffee+ energy bar, $280. 10.Elisabeth (w/Tina): Sandwich, mashed potatoes, beans, $340. 11.Amber: $200 for mystery plate (glass of river water). 12.Rodger: cheeseburger, $320.

← Previous: Ep.9 IC Next: Ep.10 IC →

Ep10 RC: "Survivor Auction" - everybody wins.
Day 29
(Nov. 20)

Ep.10 IC: Fire and Water

Ep.10 IC: Fire and Water

Ep.10 IC: Fire and Water

Contestants must race to gather wood, and start a fire on one end of a teeter-totter. Then they must raise the fire up to a fuse by filling a bucket with river water... except the bucket has a hole in it. Nick is first to fetch water, but his fire goes out. Keith is the first to raise his bucket, but it goes down before lighting the fuse. Colby wins.

← Previous: Ep.10 RC Next: Ep.10 trade →

Ep10 IC: "Fire and Water" - Colby wins.
Day 30
(Nov. 21)

Ep.10 trade

Ep.10 trade

Ep.10 trade

Probst shows up in camp with a tin full of rice, and trades it to Barramundi (along with 25 fishing hooks) in exchange for their two tarps, plus Colby's Texas flag.

← Previous: Ep.10 IC Next: Ep.11 RC →

Trade: Barramundi gets rice.

TC10 - Nick voted off (4-2-1), 6 left.
Day 31
(Nov. 22)
Day 32
(Nov. 23)

Ep.11 RC: End of the Line

Ep.11 RC: End of the Line

Ep.11 RC:

Repeat from Borneo. Contestants must race to the end of a ropes course. Amber leads briefly, but Colby wins (2. Amber, 3.Rodger, 4.Tina, 5.Elisabeth, 6.Keith). Colby gets a horseback ride to a rancher's camp, featuring dinner & beer with Probst, a night in a cot, and bacon & eggs for breakfast.

← Previous: Ep.10 IC Next: Ep.11 IC →

Ep11 RC: "End of the Line" - Colby wins.

Barramundi camp washes away.
Day 33
(Nov. 24)

Ep.11 IC: Blue Plate Special

Ep.11 IC: Blue Plate Special

Ep.11 IC: Blue Plate Special

Contestants must shoot slingshots at plates. Each player has three plates, and when all three are broken, they are eliminated. Last player with an intact plate wins. 6.Amber out first, then 5.Keith, 4.Tina, 3.Rodger. Elisabeth has two plates to Colby's one, but Colby breaks both of Elisabeth's on consecutive shots. Colby wins.

← Previous: Ep.11 RC Next: Ep.12 RC →

Ep11 IC: "Blue Plate Special" - Colby wins.

TC11 - Amber voted off (4-2), 5 left.
Day 34
(Nov. 25)

Ep.12 RC: Survivor.com

Ep.12 RC: Survivor.com

Ep.12 RC: Survivor.com

Contestants each receive a coffee and pastry, then ask their loved ones five trivia questions, via an ancient iMac. Family with the most correct answers (Tina's, with 4) wins a private, 30-minute online chat, and a $500 online shopping spree.

← Previous: Ep.11 IC Next: Ep.12 IC →

Ep12 RC: "Survivor.com" - (Loved ones) Tina's family wins.
Ep12: "Enough Is Enough" Ep13: "The Final Four" Ep14: "The Most Deserving" (season finale)
Day 35
(Nov. 26)

Ep.12 IC: Fugitives

Ep.12 IC: Fugitives

Ep.12 IC: Fugitives

Challenge held at night. Contestants arrive in shackles. Probst tells them a story about escaped convincts, they must then race to one of eight stations and answer a question about the story. A correct answer unlocks one of their five padlocks. First to return to the start with their shackles and all five open locks wins. Keith is first there, but drops a lock upon the way. Colby presents his five locks, wins. Also: Tina and Elisabeth both had four locks open, Rodger not shown with any.

← Previous: Ep.12 RC Next: Ep.13 RC →

Ep12 IC: "Fugitives" - Keith fumbles in the dark, Colby wins.
Day 36
(Nov. 27)

TC12 - Rodger voted off (3-2), 4 left.
Day 37
(Nov. 28)
Day 38
(Nov. 29)

Ep.13 RC: Survivor Pentathlon

Ep.13 RC: Survivor Pentathlon

Ep.13 RC: Pentathlon

Composed of parts of prior challenges. Contestants start off blindfolded and shackled, must follow a ropes course until their carabiner hits a bell (can then remove blindfold). Then must complete a slide puzzle, after which they use a key to remove shackles. Then take a pail of water across a balance beam to fill a bucket until it hits a leaky hole. Then build a fire to burn through a rope, releasing the arm that goes up to light a wok. Colby wins, ahead of Elisabeth (2nd), Tina (3rd), and Keith (still on the balance beam). Colby wins a night in a Pontiac Aztek, with his mom.

← Previous: Ep.12 IC Next: Ep.13 IC →

Ep13 RC: "Survivor Pentathlon" - Colby wins.
Day 39
(Nov. 30)

Ep.13 IC: Memory

Ep.13 IC: Memory

Ep.13 IC: Memory

Simple game of concentration, with 18 pairs of objects under covers. Final score: Colby 7 matches, Keith 5, Tina 3, Elisabeth 3. Colby wins immunity again.

← Previous: Ep.13 RC Next: Ep.14 non-challenge →

Ep13 IC: "Memory" - Colby wins again.

TC13 - Elisabeth voted off (3-1), 3 left.
Day 40
(Dec. 1)

Ep.14 non-challenge

Ep.14 non-challenge

Ep.14 non-challenge

Ep14 art project: Idol decoration. Like bored toddlers, Keith, Colby, and Tina are given blocks of wood to decorate. This takes all day.

← Previous: Ep.13 IC Next: Ep.14 IC →

Barramundi art appreciation day.
Day 41
(Dec. 2)

Ep.14 IC: Fallen Comrades

Ep.14 IC: Fallen Comrades

Ep.14 IC: Fallen Comrades

After doing the Rites of Passage hike past the departed's torches, and tossing their totems off a waterfall, contestants go to Tribal Council. There, Probst quizzes them on trivia about the other contestants, in front of the jurors. Colby wins on the final question, beating Tina (Keith is a distant third).

← Previous: Ep.14 non-challenge Next: Final Tribal Council →

Ep14 IC: "Fallen Comrades" - Colby wins (at Tribal Council).

TC14 - Keith voted off (1-0), 2 left.
Ep14: "The Most Deserving" Game over
Day 42
(Dec. 3)

Final Tribal Council

Final Tribal Council

Final Tribal Council

Tina wins, 4-3. Good choice, Colby.

← Previous: Ep.14 IC

Final Tribal Council and jury vote on the Final Two.

Tina wins, 4-3.
(Dec. 4)

Departure. Contestants fly back to the U.S.
(Dec. 5)

Contestants arrive back home.
(Dec. 6) (Dec. 7) (Dec. 8) (Dec. 9)

 

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