|Pre-game||Ep1: Question of Trust||Ep2: Who's Zooming Whom?|
Marooning. Contestants must hike to their respective camps, taking with them only the supplies they can carry.
Ep1 RC/IC: Trail Blazer
Tribes must push a burning wok along a grueling course across the savannah, lighting additional woks along the way. Diane passes out from dehydration close to the finish line, and Samburu passes Boran at the final wok stage. Samburu wins matches, a cart, and immunity.
TC1 - Diane voted out (6-2), 15 left
Ep2 RC: Stairway to the Stars
Linda sits out. Tribes must move five logs of descending length through an obstacle course, one at a time, staying together as a tribe. At the end of the course, logs are placed in holes next to a tower, forming a staircase. Once all five are placed, one person must climb to the top (Kim P, ?). Both tribes are tied until Samburu gets a late lead, then Kim J. trips, forcing Boran to wait. Samburu wins comfort items, leftover stuff from the truck.
|Ep2: Who's Zooming Whom?||Ep3: The Gods Are Angry||Ep4: The Young and Untrusted|
Ep2 IC: Safari Supper
In the first round, each person must drink a shot of freshly collected cow blood (mixed with milk). All succeed without incident, and Lex drinks twice. For the tiebreaker, Boran selects Linda and Samburu selects Kelly to drink a much-larger cup of pure blood. Fastest to finish wins. That would be Linda, and Samburu wins immunity.
TC2 - Jessie voted out (5-2), 14 left.
Ep3 RC: Rock 'n Roll
Brandon and Kim P. sit out. Tribes must roll a large boulder along an outdoor course (staying between marked flags) and onto a holder at the finish line. Both tribes remain close until Samburu repeatedly lets its boulder roll off-course, and they have to backtrack, uphill. Borans wins easily, gets a 100-gallon water dispenser delivecal-red to their camp the next morning.
Ep3 IC: Distress Signal
Carl and Teresa sit out. As in Borneo, both tribes are instructed to make a distress signal that can be seen from a plane passing overhead. Samburu spells SOS using their boma as the O. Boran chooses a large open area for theirs, and adds mosquito nets dyed using Mama Kim's luxury item, acrylic paint. Boran's effort is judged much more eye-catching, and they win immunity.
TC3 - Carl voted out (4-4, loses at tie-breaker trivia), 13 left.
Ep4 RC: Caught in the Web
Linda sits out. Contestants must run across a net, climb a rope web, retrieve one of 12 food items. First tribe to collect all 12 gets the items. Matchups: Brandon v. Tom; Silas v. Clarence; Teresa v. Kelly; KimP v. KimJ; Lindsey v. Lex; Frank vs. Ethan. On the second set of runs, KimJ falls, can't get up, Lindsey laps her. Samburu wins, 12-11.
| Day 11
Ep4 IC: Movin' on Up
Teresa sits out. Two 'architects' (Brandon, Linda; Kelly, KimJ ) must memorize the arrangement of a house/pen/items in one 'camp' then direct the recreation of that camp after the remaining tribe members move the camp items 200 yards up a hill. Boran wins easily, with four big guys carrying the heavy stuff. Duh.
|Ep4: The Young and Untrusted||Ep5: The Twist||Ep6: I'd Never Do It to You|
| Day 12
TC4 - Linda voted out (4-3), 12 left.
| Day 13
Ep5 twist: Tribal swap
Each tribe is sent treemail instructing them to pick three representatives to send on a "quest." The people chosen (Silas, Frank, Teresa from Samburu; Kelly, Lex, Big Tom from Boran) arrive at the meeting place, which is the initial drop-off spot from Ep1. Probst tells them to give him their buffs, which he exchanges for new buffs from the opposing tribe. They've been swapped (or "smoked," if you're Silas).
Ep5 RC: Get Your Goat
Each tribe must herd 20 color-coded goats into their tribe's pen. Teresa (Boran) and Brandon (Samburu) are gatekeepers, who open and close the tribe's pen's gate. The rest must direct/carry goats. Boran wins, 20-18, and they receive three egg-laying hens and a rooster.
| Day 15
Ep5 IC: Puzzle of Shields
It's a big puzzle, and Samburu "wins." Possibly because Boran (Ethan and Kim J, at least) throws it in order to boot Silas.
TC5 - Silas voted out (5-1), 11 left.
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Ep6 IC: Spear-It Hunt
Oddly named, since it involves neither spears nor hunting, but instead archery with flaming arrows and exploding masks. Which, to be honest, is far cooler than spears, anyway. Kelly sits out. Targets range from 30 ft to 70 ft away, in 10-ft intervals. Results: 1.KimP, Teresa miss. 2.KimJ misses, Lindsey hits (Samburu 1, Boran 0). 3.Ethan, Brandon miss. 4.Clarence, Lex both hit (Samburu 2, Boran 1). 5.Frank, Tom miss. 6.KimP, Teresa, KimJ, Lindsey, Brandon miss, Ethan hits (Samburu 2, Boran 2). 7.Lex hits, Clarence misses (Samburu 3, Boran 2). 8.Tom, Frank, KimJ, Lindsey, Brandon miss, Ethan hits (Samburu 3, Boran 3). 9.Tom hits, Frank misses (Samburu 4, Boran 3). 10.KimJ hits (Samburu 4, Boran 4), Lindsey misses on what could have been the winning shot. 11.Brandon misses, Ethan hits, Boran wins, 5-4.
TC6 - Lindsey voted out (3-3), 10 left.
|Ep7: Will There Be a Feast Tonight?||Ep8: Smoking Out the Snake||Ep9: Dinner, Movie, and a Betrayal|
| Day 19
| Day 20
Ep7 IC: When It Rains, It Pours
Both tribes arrive at the challenge, where Probst announces they've merged, hands them new green/teal buffs. The challenge is the now-traditional, hold up a bucket until you can't one. Order of elimination: 10.Kelly (14 min), 9.KimJ (14 min), 8.Brandon (18 min), 7.KimP (36 min), 6.Tom (44 min), 5.Frank (55 min). Probst offers a burger to entice remaining competitors to drop out - no takers, so he gives it to eliminated people. Same results with pizza. 4.Lex (3 hrs, 18 min), 3.Ethan (3 hrs, 38 min). At 6 hrs, Clarence and Teresa do rock-paper-scissors, Clarence loses. Paper covers rock. 2.Clarence, 1.Teresa wins!
Ep7 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Teresa wins.
| Day 21
Merge tribe named Moto Maji.
TC7 - Clarence voted out (8-2), 9 left.
| Day 22
Ep8 RC: Stomp-ede
Contestants must jump on a board to catapult nine items into an overhead basket. Winner gets two goats to barter for items in a nearby village. Scoring: Ethan-9, Lex-7, Brandon-6, Frank-5, Kim/Kim/Teresa/Tom-?, Kelly-1. Ethan wins, takes Lex along.
| Day 23
Ethan and Lex make their village trip.
| Day 24
Ep8 IC: Box Your Mind
Contestants must quickly memorize items in a 3x3 box grid. Probst then announces one position in the grid (from 1 to 9), and contestants must race out, gather that item, and place it in the correct grid spot. Wrong item equals elimination. Results - Item 1 (leaf, seed pod): Frank, Kim P, Kim J out. Item 2 (elephant dung): Kelly, Teresa out. With four people left, Probst brings out new grid of 9 new items, remaining four look at it for 15 seconds, have 1 min to collect and place as many as they can. Results: Lex-5, Brandon-6, Tom-6, Ethan-8. Ethan wins. Placement: 1.Ethan, 2T.Brandon,Tom, 4.Lex, 5T.Kelly,Teresa, 7T.Frank, Kim P, Kim J.
TC8 - Kelly voted out (5-4), 8 left.
| Day 25
Ep9 RC: Obstacle Course
Performed in pairs: Frank/Brandon, KimP/Tom, Ethan/KimJ, Lex/Teresa. Course has various climbing elements, including a ladder puzzle. Heat 1: Frank/Brandon d. KimP/Tom. Heat 2: Ethan/KimJ d. Lex/Teresa. Brandon & Frank win final heat, receive dinner and a movie date night. They watch 'Out of Africa.'
|Ep9: Dinner, Movie, and a Betrayal||Ep10: We Are Family||Ep11: The Big Adventure|
| Day 26
Ep9 IC: Light It Up
Using a magnifying glass, start and build a fire, maintain until it burns through a rope, raising a flag. Order to fire: KimP, Lex, Frank. Frank is disqualified, as his branch touches and breaks his string, raising his flag. Brandon, Ethan also have fire, but Lex wins soon thereafter. 1.Lex, 2.KimP, tie-3:Frank, Brandon, Ethan; tie-6: KimJ, Tom, Teresa.
| Day 27
TC9 - Brandon voted out (6-2), 7 left.
| Day 28
Auction items sold: 1.Coffee,pastry - Lex, 3K shillings. 2. Cheese & crackers - KimJ, 4k. 3.Beer - Big Tom, 1k. 4.Sundae - KimP, 12.5k. 5.Mug of chocolate syrup - Ethan, 5k. 6.Covered item (chicken & mashed potatoes) - KimJ, 11k - resells potatoes & 1 chicken piece to Lex for 10k. 7.Hoagie - Teresa (w/ Frank), 16.5k. 8.Covered (ham and eggs) - Tom (w/Ethan), 9k. Tom dances around in delight, bellowing "He's a Jew! He won't eat the ham!" (Note that Ethan was also a vegetarian.)
| Day 29
Ep10 IC: African Folklore
Probst tells a story about local tribe customs. Contestants must then take a staff with 7 colored stripes to one of 7 gated stations, each with a question about the story and 2 eggs. If they break the egg corresponding to the right answer, they get a color-coded leather strap to tie onto their staff. First person to 5 wins. Lex is in the lead, but drops a leather strap on his way to the finish. But he recovers it, and wins. 1.Lex (5), 2.Frank(5), 3-T. Everyone else (4).
| Day 30
TC10 - Frank voted out (6-1), 6 left.
| Day 31
Ep11 RC: Know Your Loved One
Contestants view a brief video from loved ones at home (recorded circa Ep3). Then they must answer questions about themselves, and match those answers with their loved ones (on tape). Results - 1.Most embarrassing moment: Lex, KimP correct. 2.Least liked physical trait: KimJ, Tom correct. 3.Biggest fear: Ethan, Lex (2) correct. 4.Greatest achievement: KimJ (2), Tom (2), Lex (3) correct. Lex wins. Placement: 1.Lex, 2-T: KimJ, Tom, 4-T:KimP, Ethan, 6.Teresa. Lex wins a balloon ride to watch migrating wildebeest, and an overnight stay in a safari resort. He brings Tom with him.
| Day 32
Lex and Tom take a balloon ride.
|Ep11: The Big Adventure||Ep12: Truth Be Told||Ep13: The Final Four - No Regrets (season finale)|
| Day 33
Ep11 IC: Pot Shots
Each contestant has three pots hanging from strings. Goal is to break other people's pots by throwing clubs. Hits: Tom hits Teresa, Tom->KimP, Tom->Lex, KimJ->KimJ (oops), Ethan->KimP (2), KimP->Teresa (2), Tom->Teresa (3,out: 6th place), Lex->KimP (3,out: 5th), Lex->Ethan, KimJ->Tom, Tom->Ethan (2), Lex->KimJ (2), Ethan & KimJ->Lex (2), Tom->Ethan (3,out: 4th), Tom->Lex (3,out: 3rd), KimJ->Tom (2), Tom->KimJ (3,out: 2nd), Tom wins!
TC11 - Kim P. voted out (4-2), 5 left.
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| Day 35
Ep12 RC: Swahili Scramble
Simple word search, in which contestants must find 12 Swahili words. Intersecting letters can be rearranged to form an English word (AVALANCHE). Words found: Lex-12, Ethan-7, Teresa-4, KimJ-4, Tom-2. Lex wins a Chevy Avalanche, uses it to deliver medical supplies to a local AIDS hospital.
| Day 36
Ep12 IC: Second Chance
Super-challenge composed of elements from previous ones: puzzle ladder, net run, pull a cart with a puzzle, crawl under a ladder, use a bow and arrow to hit an exploding target. Results: 1.Lex, 2T.(working on puzzle) Tom, Ethan, 4T.(pulling carts) KimJ, Teresa.
TC12 - Teresa voted out (4-1), 4 left.
| Day 37
Final 4 IC: Fallen Comrades
Oops. Held at Tribal Council, contestants must answer questions about their castmates in front of the jury. Except that SEG screwed up the answer key for the last question. Results: Q1. Frank's Army rank? (All wrong - Staff Sgt). Q2. Who listed "Manipulating men" on app? (All right - Kelly). Q3. 1st to hit archery target? (Tom right - Lindsey). Q4. Whose kids are these in this picture, and their names? (All right - Teresa's, Tyler & Ellie). Q5. In which city/state is Jessie a deputy? (All right - Orlando, FL). Q6. Who has a black widow tattoo, and bonus point: where? (All right - Brandon; KimJ, Lex right - on his back). Q7. Who are Sage Hunter and Jocelyn Rose? (All right - Frank's kids). Heading into final question: Kim, Lex, Tom-7, Ethan-6. Q8. Which female has no piercings, including ears? (KimJ right - Kelly; Lex also right - Lindsey, but told he's wrong). Kim wins, though SEG later quietly admits its mistake, and gives both Lex and Tom second-place prize money.
TC13 - Tom voted out (3-1), 3 left.
| Day 38
Final 3 IC: Hard Idol
As in Borneo, stand on two poles, and hold on to a large statue/idol for as long as you can. Order of elimination: 3.Ethan (2 hrs, 26 min). 2. Lex (3 hrs, 21 min, while battling amoebic dysentery). 1.Kim wins!
TC14 - Lex voted out (1-0), 2 left.
| Day 39
Final tribal council and jury votes on Final Two.
Ethan wins, 5-2.