Survivor 22: Redemption Island calendar
Survivor 22: Redemption Island calendar
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: June 2, 2023
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Pre-game Ep1: "You're Looking at the New Leader of your Tribe" Ep2: "You Own My Vote" Ep3: "Keep Hope Alive"
Day 0
(August 15)

Pre-game press interviews?
Day 1
(August 16)

Arrival Filming begins.

Ep.1 idol

Ep.1 idol: Kristina

Ep1 idol

Idol hands: (Apparently on Day 1) Kristina finds the Ometepe hidden immunity idol, without benefit of an idol clue.

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

Kristina finds Ometepe's idol.
Day 2
(August 17)
(August 18)

Ep.1 RC/IC: Push It Uphill

Ep.1 RC/IC: Push It Uphill

Ep1 RC/IC: Push It Uphill

Tribes must slide four heavy blocks along a rail to form a staircase. They run up the stairs to a platform, where one person (Matt, Ralph) chops through ropes, releasing a second set of stairs. After climbing the stairs, they assemble a large pyramid-shaped block puzzle. Zapatera wins immunity and flint.

← Previous: Ep.1 idol Next: Ep.2 idol →

Ep1 RC/IC: "Push It Uphill" - Zapatera wins.

TC1 - Francesca voted out (4-3-2), goes to Redemption Island; 17 left.
Day 4
(August 19)

Ep.2 idol

Ep.2 idol: Ralph

Ep2 idol

While collecting rocks, Ralph finds the Zapatera idol hidden under a rock that's sitting in a hole in a log. Way to hide it, SEG.

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

Ralph finds Zapatera's idol.
Day 5
(August 20)

Ep.2 RC/IC: Smash, Grab, Smash

Ep.2 RC/IC: Smash, Grab, Smash

Ep2 RC/IC: Smash, Grab, Smash

David sits out. Five members of each tribe swim out, climb a ladder, jump off, smash a tile, retrieve a key, swim back. After getting all five keys, one person (Stephanie, Natalie) unlocks three locks on a crate containing a ball. The remaining two (Ralph & Krista, Phillip & Kristina, but actually only Ralph and Phillip) throw the ball to smash five tiles. Zapatera wins immunity and fishing gear.

← Previous: Ep.2 idol Next: Ep.3 duel →

Ep2 RC/IC: "Smash, Grab, Smash"- Zapatera wins.

TC2 - Matt voted out (4-2-[0]), goes to R.I.; 16 left.
Day 6
(August 21)

Ep.3 duel: Jail Break

Ep.3 duel: Jail Break

Ep3 duel: Jail Break

Andrea & Ashley, Steve & David watch. Matt and Francesca must tie sticks together to retrive three keys, to open a 'jail' door. Despite an early 2-0 lead for Francesca, Matt wins, and Francesca is eliminated.

← Previous: Ep.2 RC/IC Next: Ep.3 RC/IC →

Ep3 Duel: "Jail Break" - Matt wins, Francesca out (1).
Ep3: "Keep Hope Alive" Ep4: "Don't You Work For Me?" Ep5: "We Hate Our Tribe"
Day 7
(August 22)

Day 8
(August 23)

Ep.3 RC/IC: Spin Cycle

Ep.3 RC/IC: Spin Cycle

Ep3 RC/IC: Spin Cycle

Ralph and Sarita sit out. Re-using the dunking wheel from Nicaragua, each tribe straps three people (Andrea, Natalie, Kristina; Stephanie, Krista, Julie) to a wheel that goes underwater. The three take a mouthful of water, then spit it out into a tube at the top. Once full, the tube tips, releasing a ball. The last person (Rob, David) does a slide puzzle that turns into a table maze, which they run the ball through. Ometepe 'wins' when David throws the puzzle leg.

← Previous: Ep.3 duel Next: Ep.4 duel →

Ep3 RC/IC: "Spin Cycle" - Ometepe "wins."

TC3 - Russell voted out (3-3-3 [5-1]), goes to R.I.; 15 left.
Day 9
(August 24)
Day 10
(August 25)

Ep.4 duel: Domino Effect

Ep.4 duel: Domino Effect

Ep4 duel: Domino Effect

Phillip & Kristina, Sarita & Ralph watch. Russell and Matt must arrange domino-like wood pieces on a crooked track, then knock them over to release a ball, and break a tile. After each makes a failed try, Matt wins, Russell is eliminated. Russell cries, then outs all of Zapatera's secrets to Phillip and Kristina.

← Previous: Ep.3 RC/IC Next: Ep.4 idol →

Ep4 Duel: "Domino Effect" - Matt wins, Russell out (2).

Ep.4 idol

Ep.4 idol: Boston Rob

Ep4 idol

Ep4 Idol (Day 10, during the duel): After coming up with a 'beach day' trip to get the tribe away from camp, and a 'constipation' excuse for ditching it, Rob finds the Ometepe idol after minutes of searching.

← Previous: Ep.4 duel Next: Ep.4 RC/IC →

Rob finds Ometepe idol.
Day 11
(August 26)

Ep.4 RC/IC: Toolin' Around

Ep.4 RC/IC: Toolin' Around

Ep4 RC/IC: Toolin' Around

Krista sits out. Ralph, Rob use crowbars to uncrate shovels. Julie, Grant dig up hatchets. Ralph, Rob chop through log/rope to release saws. Steve/Mike, Phillip/Grant saw off planks. Stephanie/Sarita, Rob/Kristina do plank puzzle. Stephanie, Ashley untie knots on hammers. Ralph drives nails to break tiles. Andrea, Natalie, and David do absolutely nothing. Zapatera wins immunity, barbecue items and food.

← Previous: Ep.4 idol Next: Ep.5 duel →

Ep4 RC/IC: "Toolin' Around" - Zapatera wins barbecue items.

TC4 - Kristina voted out (4-3), goes to R.I.; 14 left.
Day 12
(August 27)

Ep.5 duel: Cube Crisis

Ep.5 duel: Cube Crisis

Ep5 duel: Cube Crisis

Rob & Grant, Krista & Stephanie watch. Matt and Kristina must each do a slightly smaller version of the pyramid puzzle from the Ep1 RC/IC. Matt wins, Kristina is eliminated.

← Previous: Ep.4 RC/IC Next: Ep.5 RC/IC →

Ep5 Duel: "Cube Crisis" - Matt wins again, Kristina out (3).
Day 13
(August 28)

Ep.5 RC/IC: Smoko

Ep.5 RC/IC: Smoko

Ep5 RC/IC: Smoko

Krista sits out. Julie, Steve sit out. Rob & Stephanie are callers, directing blindfolded tribemates through a maze to bags of puzzle pieces. Once all four bags are retrieved, Rob & Stephanie do a word puzzle ('The sweet taste of victory'). Ometepe wins immunity, coffee, and pastries.

← Previous: Ep.5 duel Next: Ep.6 duel →

Ep5 RC/IC: "Smoko" - Ometepe wins coffee, donuts.

TC5 - Krista voted out (6-2), goes to R.I.; 13 left.
Ep6: "Their Red-headed Stepchild" Ep7: "It Don't Take a Smart One" Ep8: "This Game Respects Big Moves"
Day 14
(August 29)

Ep.6 duel: Grapple & Maze

Ep.6 duel: Grapple & Maze

Ep6 duel: Grapple & Maze

Julie & Mike, Andrea & Natalie watch. Matt and Krista must use a grappling hook to retrieve three bags, then remove a ball from a bag and roll it through a table maze. Matt wins, Krista is eliminated. Krista gives Matt her Bible before leaving.

← Previous: Ep.5 RC/IC Next: Ep.6 RC/IC →

Ep6 Duel: "Grapple & Maze" - Matt wins yet again, Krista out (4).

(Probst appears at Emmys).
Day 15
(August 30)
Day 16
(August 31)

Ep.6 RC/IC: Beach Balls

Ep.6 RC/IC: Beach Balls

Ep6 RC/IC: Beach Balls

Sarita sits out again. David & Stephanie, Phillip & Natalie (mostly Natalie) launch the balls. First tribe to five catches wins. Grant catches four, Boston Rob one for Ometepe. Ometepe wins immunity, and lunch at a Jesus statue.

← Previous: Ep.6 duel Next: Ep.7 duel →

Ep6 RC/IC: "Beach Balls" - Ometepe wins immunity, lunch at a Jesus statue.

TC6 - Stephanie voted out (5-2), goes to R.I.; 12 left.
Day 17
(Sept. 1)

Ep.7 duel: Concentration

Ep.7 duel: Concentration

Ep7 duel

David & Ralph, Rob & Phillip watch. Matt and Stephanie take turns making pairs by flipping over two of 20 concealed tiles. Matt wins, 5-3. Stephanie is eliminated.

← Previous: Ep.6 RC/IC Next: Ep.7 RC/IC →

Ep7 Duel: "Concen-tration" - Matt wins again, Stephanie out (5).
Day 18
(Sept. 2)

Ep.7 RC/IC: Crash Course

Ep.7 RC/IC: Crash Course

Ep7 RC/IC: Crash Course

In a rehash of the Three Little Pigs challenge from Nicaragua, tribes go through hay, remove a ball bag, go through mud crawl, collect another ball bag, go through sticks/rope obstacle, then a net crawl, another ball bag, then crash through a 'brick' wall, and shoot baskets. First tribe to sink all six balls wins. Grant makes 4/6 of Ometepe's shots, Ometepe wins immunity, volcano picnic.

← Previous: Ep.7 duel Next: Ep.8 duel →

Ep7 RC/IC: "Crash Course" - Ometepe wins immunity, volcano picnic.

TC7 - Sarita voted out (4-2), goes to R.I.; 11 left.
Day 19
(Sept. 3)

Ep.8 duel: Chimney Sweeps

Ep.8 duel: Chimney Sweeps

Ep8 duel: Chimney Sweeps

Both tribes watch. Matt and Sarita must stand on a pair of increasingly narrow ledges. Eventually (on the thinnest ledges), Sarita falls off, and Matt wins. Sarita is eliminated, Matt re-enters the game, and the tribes merge to form Murlonio.

← Previous: Ep.7 RC/IC Next: Ep.8 IC →

Ep8 Duel: "Chimney Sweeps" - Matt wins; Sarita out (6).

Matt re-enters game, 12 left.

Tribes merge, Murlonio formed.
Day 20
(Sept. 4)

Ep8: "This Game..." Ep9: "The Buddy System" Ep10: "Rice Wars"
Day 21
(Sept. 5)

Ep.8 IC: Rollerballs

Ep.8 IC: Rollerballs

Ep8 IC: Rollerballs

First individual IC. Contestants must balance balls on a plate. One in the first round (Julie is first out), then two (Ashley, David out), then three (Andrea, Grant, Matt, Rob, Phillip, Ralph, Steve, Mike out). Natalie wins.

← Previous: Ep.8 duel Next: Final 11 IC →

Ep8 IC: "Rollerballs" - Natalie wins.

TC8 - Matt voted out again (6-5-1), goes back to R.I.; 11 left.
Day 22
(Sept. 6)

Ep.9 Final 11 IC: Meso Soup

Ep.9 Final 11 IC: Meso Soup

Ep9 F11 IC

First round: Dig up club, undo knots, break tile. Julie, Ralph, Grant, Mike, David, Steve reach second round (filling tubes with water). Grant, David, Mike make third round (puzzle). Grant wins.

← Previous: Ep.8 IC Next: Final 10 IC →

Ep9 F11 IC: "Meso Soup" - Grant wins.

TC9 - Mike voted out (6-5), goes to R.I.; 10 left.
Day 23
(Sept. 7)
Day 24
(Sept. 8)

Ep.9 Final 10 IC: Gang Hang

Ep.9 Final 10 IC: Gang Hang

Ep9 F10 IC

Contestants have the choice of competing or eating cheeseburgers. Phillip and Steve opt out to stuff their faces; everyone else competes. Contestants must hang from a metal bar over a pool, until one remains. Rob 1st out, Julie 2nd, Grant 3rd, Ralph 4th, David 5th, Ashley 6th, Natalie 7th, Andrea wins.

← Previous: Final 11 IC Next: Ep.10 duel →

Ep9 F10 IC: "Gang Hang" - Andrea wins.

TC10 - David voted out (6-4), goes to R.I.; 9 left.
Day 25
(Sept. 9)

Ep.10 duel: House of Cards

Ep.10 duel: House of Cards

Ep.10 duel

Everyone watches. Contestants must build a stack of cards to a certain height. Mike finishes first, Matt second, both remain active. David is eliminated, but is the first juror.

← Previous: Final 10 IC Next: Ep.10 IC →

Ep10 Duel: "House of Cards" - Mike wins, Matt 2nd; David joins jury (1).
Day 26
(Sept. 10)
Day 27
(Sept. 11)

Ep.10 IC: Mayan Pizza

Ep.10 IC: Mayan Pizza

Ep.10 IC: Mayan Pizza

First round: contestants must spin around a disk to remove it from a pole, take it to a table, then do a simple 6-piece puzzle in it. Second round: A slightly tougher 14-piece puzzle. Rob wins.

← Previous: Ep.10 duel Next: Ep.11 duel →

Ep10 IC: "Mayan Pizza" - Rob wins.

TC11 - Julie voted out (6-3), goes to R.I.; 8 left.
Ep11: "A Mystery Package" Ep12: "You Mangled My Nets" Ep13: "Too Close for Comfort"
Day 28
(Sept. 12)

Ep.11 duel: Survivor Shuffle Board

Ep.11 duel: Survivor Shuffle Board

Ep.11 duel: Survivor Shuffle Board

Everyone watches. Contestants must land three pucks in the end zone to stay alive. Matt finishes first, Mike second, and remain active. Julie is eliminated, becomes the second juror.

← Previous: Ep.10 IC Next: Ep.11 Final 8 IC →

Ep11 Duel: "Survivor Shuffle Board" - Matt wins, Mike 2nd, Julie joins jury (2).
Day 29
(Sept. 13)
Day 30
(Sept. 14)

Ep.11 F8 IC: Log Jam

Ep.11 Final 8 IC: Log Jam

Ep.11 F8 IC: Log Jam

One-on-one log-rolling contest. Round 1: Grant beats Rob, Ashley beats Andrea, Ralph beast Steve, Phillip beats Natalie. Round 2: Grant beats Ashley, Ralph beats Phillip. Round 3: Grants wins, gets immunity plus two minutes to eat chocolate cake and milk, which he shares with Rob and Andrea.

← Previous: Ep.11 duel Next: Ep.11 Final 7 IC →

Ep11 F8 IC: "Log Jam" - Grant wins.
TC12 - Ralph voted out (6-2), goes to R.I.; 7 left.

Ep.11 F7 IC: Memory

Ep.11 Final 7 IC: Memory

Ep.11 F7 IC: Memory

Held at Tribal Council immediately after Ralph leaves. Probst flashes a series of seven cards. Contestants must show him each card, one at a time, and are out if they make an error. Natalie, Phillip out on 4th card; Grant, Andrea on 5th; Ashley, Steve on 6th. Rob wins.

← Previous: Ep.11 F8 IC Next: Ep.12 duel →

Ep11 F7 IC: "Memory" - Rob wins.

TC13 - Steve voted out (6-1), goes to R.I.; 6 left.
Day 31
(Sept. 15)

Ep.12 duel: Rock Block

Ep.12 duel: Rock Block

Ep.12 duel: Rock Block

Everyone watches. Contestants must land three pucks in the end zone to stay alive. Matt finishes first, Mike second, and remain active. Julie is eliminated, becomes the second juror.

← Previous: Ep.11 F7 IC Next: Ep.12 IC →

Ep12 Duel: "Rock Block" (Family visit) - Mike 1st, Matt  2nd, Ralph 3rd; Steve joins jury (3).

Mike gives family visit to six remaining Ometepe.

(S21 Ep1 airs)
Day 32
(Sept. 16)

Ep.12 IC: Step On It

Ep.12 IC: Step On It

Ep.12 IC: Step On It

Contestants must do a giant staircase puzzle (with three sets of planks), one plank at a time. Rob wins, after 'literally carrying his family on his back.'

← Previous: Ep.12 duel Next: Ep.13 duel →

Ep12 IC: "Step On It" - Rob wins.

TC14 - Andrea voted out (5-1), goes to R.I., 5 left.
Day 33
(Sept. 17)

Ep.13 duel: A Maze N' Jig

Ep.13 duel: A Maze N' Jig

Ep.13 duel: A Maze N' Jig

Everyone watches. Contestants must guide a handle through a table maze, use it to smash a tile, retrieve a puzzle bag, then complete the puzzle. Mike finishes first, Matt second, Andrea third, and remain active. Ralph is eliminated, becomes the fourth juror.

← Previous: Ep.12 IC Next: Ep.13 IC →

Ep13 Duel: "A Maze N' Jig" - Mike 1st, Matt 2nd, Andrea 3rd; Ralph joins jury (4).
Day 34
(Sept. 18)

No challenges scheduled.

Call sheet: here.
Ep13: "Too Close for Comfort" Ep14: "Seems Like a No-Brainer" (season finale) Game over
Day 35
(Sept. 19)

Ep.13 IC: Bone to Pick

Ep.13 IC: Bone to Pick

Ep.13 IC: Bone to Pick

With one hand tied down, contestants must retrieve puzzle bags with a series of hooks, and complete a fish puzzle, which can be assembled in any order as long as the bones don't touch each other. Ashley wins.

← Previous: Ep.13 duel Next: Ep.14 duel →

Ep13 IC: "Bone to Pick" - Ashley wins.

TC15 - Grant voted out (4-1), goes to R.I. (4 total there); 4 left in game.

Call sheet: here.
Day 36
(Sept. 20)

Ep.14 duel: A Leg Up

Ep.14 duel: A Leg Up

Ep.14 duel: A Leg Up

Everyone watches. Contestants must keep a vase balanced on the end of a seesaw until it falls. Grant's falls first (5th juror), then Matt's (6th juror), then Mike's (7th juror). Andrea wins, re-enters the game.

← Previous: Ep.13 IC Next: Final 5 IC →

Ep14 Duel: "A Leg Up" - Andrea wins, re-enters game. Grant, Matt and Mike all join jury (7).

Call sheet: here.
Day 37
(Sept. 21)

Ep.14 F5 IC: A Numbers Game

Ep.14 Final 5 IC: A Numbers Game

Ep.14 F5 IC: A Numbers Game

Contestants must cross a balance beam, and retrieve four sets of puzzle bags (one at a time) with 10, 20, 30, or 40 tiles, numbered 1-100. Tiles must be placed in numerical order. Yep, that's all there is to it. Ashley wins.

← Previous: Ep.14 duel Next: Final 4 IC →

Ep14 F5 IC: "A Numbers Game" - Ashley wins.

TC16 - Andrea voted out again (4-[0]), joins jury (8); 4 left.

Call sheet: here.
Day 38
(Sept. 22)

Ep.14 F4 IC: Meso Maze

Ep.14 Final 4 IC: Meso Maze

Ep.14 F4 IC: Meso Maze

Contestants must traverse a giant maze to four stations containing puzzle bags. They must then decode a word puzzle ('Only you are safe'). Rob wins.

← Previous: Ep.14 F5 IC Next: Final Tribal Council →

Ep14 F4 IC: "Meso Maze" - Rob wins.

TC17 - Ashley voted out (3-1), joins jury (9); 3 left.

Call sheet: here.
(S21 Ep2 airs)

Day 39
(Sept. 23)

Final Tribal Council

Final Tribal Council

Final Tribal Council

Rob wins, 8-1-0 over 'Phile' and Natalie, respectively.

← Previous: Ep.14 F4 IC

Final Tribal Council, jury votes on Final Three.

Rob wins, 8-1-0, over Phillip and Natalie.
(Sept. 24)

Departure. Contestants fly back to the U.S.
(Sept. 25)

Contestants arrive back home; inevitable facebook activity resumes.