Survivor 42 calendar
Survivor 42 calendar
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: May 30, 2022
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Pre-game
Day 0
(May 9)

Cast in quarantine in Fiji.
Day 0
(May 10)

Last day of Survivor 41 filming?
Day 0
(May 11)


Day 0
(May 12)


Day 0
(May 13)


Day 0
(May 14)


Day 0
(May 15)

Pre-game press interviews?


Ep1: "Feels Like a Rollercoaster" Ep2: "Good and Guilty" Ep3: "Go for the Gusto"
Day 1
(May 16)

Ep.1 RC: Open Reward Challenge

Ep.1 RC: Open Reward Challenge

Ep.1 RC: Open Reward Challenge

One person per tribe (Jonathan, Daniel, Tori) must race into the jungle climb a net, retrieve two paddles, come back. Next one person (Lindsay, Hai, Drea) must run around a point to get two more paddles. (There is a twist here, giving all three Advantage Amulets, which they will later regret.) Finally, the whole tribe must take the paddles, get in their boat, paddle around a buoy, retrieve a set of bamboo sticks, and return to shore, where one person (Marya, Hai, Rocksroy) must tie the sticks together to retrieve a key. First tribe to get the key wins flint, a machete, and a cook pot. Taku has a lead, but Rocksroy wins it for Ika.

 Next: Ep.1 dilemma →

Ep1 RC: "Open Reward Challenge" - Ika wins.
Day 2
(May 17)

Ep.1 dilemma

Ep.1 dilemma: Jenny, Drea, Maryanne

Ep.1 dilemma

As in Survivor 41, a boat arrives at each camp on the morning of Day 2, with a note instructing each to select a person for a journey. Jenny, Drea, and Maryanne are picked, and as before, must hike to the top of the hill, then separate to make a decision. It's the same shipwheel, with Protect Your Vote/Risk Your Vote options. Jenny protects her vote, Drea and Maryanne risk theirs, so in Ep1 (Drea) and Ep2 (Maryanne), they receive an extra vote each at Tribal.

← Previous: Ep.1 RC Next: Ep.1 IC →

Ep1 dilemma: Drea, Maryanne win extra votes.

Day 3
(May 18)

Ep.1 IC: Forty Two

Ep.1 IC: Forty Two

Ep.1 IC: Forty Two

Lydia, Romeo sit out. Tribes must paddle a boat out, retrieve three heavy chests of puzzle pieces, return to shore. There, they must haul the boat (with chests) along a wooden track to the end, where two people (Daniel, Jenny; Maryanne, Omar; Zach, Swati) work the old vertical circular dragon puzzle from Cagayan. Vati (green) is first to the puzzle, Taku (orange) close behind. Ika brings up the rear, does their puzzle poorly, has no shot, loses.

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

Ep1 IC: "Forty Two" - Ika loses.

TC1 - Zach voted out (5-0), 16 left.
Day 4
(May 19)

Ep.2 idol: Mike

Ep.2 idol: Mike

Ep.2 idol: Mike

Mike finds Vati's Beware Idol in a tree along the path. He opens it almost immediately, then regrets losing his vote. In order to protect himself while having no vote, he tells his allies, Jenny and Daniel. Daniel asks to see the rules, at which point Mike has trouble remembering where he re-hid it, but eventually goes over the paperwork with Daniel. Daniel convinces Mike not to say the phrase right away, since he's not at risk, allegedly so as not to reveal he has the idol to the other tribes. Daniel later tells all to Chanelle.

← Previous: Ep.1 IC Next: Ep.2 IC →

Ep2 idol: Mike finds Vati's.
Day 5
(May 20)

Ep.2 IC: Can't Find My Way Home

Ep.2 IC: Can't Find My Way Home

Ep.2 IC: Can't Find My Way Home

Daniel sits out. Each tribe has a caller (Lydia, Drea, Jonathan), who must direct two blindfolded pairs to retrieve three puzzle bags from a field filled with obstacles. Bags are found in/attached to: 1. an overhead propeller that must be spun to release the bag; 2. a pen filled with hay, where the bag is tied to a post; and 3. attached to a large spool of rope, which must be unwound. Once all three bags are retrieved, the caller leads the pairs (carrying the bags) back through the course, to a puzzle table, where they direct one pair to complete the puzzle. First two tribes to do so win immunity and fishing gear (Ika also playing for flint), with winner getting more extensive gear. Results: Vati easily finishes first, despite being last to the puzzle. The race for second is close, but Ika takes it. Taku loses.

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

Ep2 RC/IC: "Can't Find My Way Home" - Taku loses.

TC2 - Marya voted out (4-0), 15 left.
Day 6
(May 21)

Ep.3 Beware idol: Maryanne

Ep.3 Beware idol: Maryanne

Ep.3 Beware idol: Maryanne

Because they don't have anything better to do, Taku decides to go on an idol hunt as a tribe. Eventually, Maryanne comes across it, as Omar watches. Their thrills are short-lived, of course.

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

Ep3 idol: Maryanne finds Taku's.

Day 7
(May 22)

Ep.3 RC/IC: Spiral Architect

Ep.3 RC/IC: Spiral Architect

Ep.3 RC/IC: Spiral Architect

Romeo; Daniel, Lydia sit out. Tribes must swim out to a ring, then dive to untie a ladder, carry it to a post in the water, where someone must climb it to grab a key. Then take the ladder to the beach, where someone must climb to untie a bag of sandbags, then land those sandbags on five platforms. Winner gets a big Survivor took kit and large fruit basket, second place gets smaller versions. Jonathan single-handedly wins for Taku, carrying the ladder by himself the whole way, landing all 5 sandbags. The other two tribes are unable to retrieve their keys. Probst halts the challenge, lets both tribes skip that step. When it resumes, both tribes get to four bags landed, but Ika takes second. Bags lander: Jonathan - 5 (Taku 5, wins); Hai - 1 (V1, I0), Rocksroy - 1 (V1, I1), Chanelle - 1 (V2, I1), Rockroy - 2,3 (V2, I3), Mike - 1 (V3, I3), Mike - 2 (V4, I3), Rocksroy - 4 (V4, I4), Drea - 1 (V4, Ika 5 and 2nd place). Taku opts for fishing gear for their reward.

← Previous: Ep.3 idol Next: Ep.3 dilemma →

Ep3 RC/IC: "Spiral Architect" - Vati loses.

Ep.3 dilemma: Omar, Chanelle

Ep.3 dilemma: Omar, Chanelle

Ep.3 dilemma: Omar, Chanelle

IC winners Taku have to pick someone from last-place Vati to 'send on a journey,' and they pick Chanelle. Omar volunteers to take the second spot. Once there, Omar and Chanelle discuss how Chanelle can't risk losing her vote, and when they split up, Omar opts to risk his vote, but for some reason, so does Chanelle. So they each lose their next vote at Tribal.

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

Ep3 dilemma: Omar, Chanelle lose votes.

TC3 - Jenny voted out (2-2 [1-1]), 14 left.
Ep4: "Vibe of the Tribe" Ep5: "I'm Survivor Rich" Ep6: "You Can't Hide on Survivor" Ep7: "The Devil You Do or the Devil You Don't"
Day 8
(May 23)

Ep.4 RC: Tangled Up Sled Slide

Ep.4 RC: Tangled Up Sled Slide

Ep.4 RC: Tangled Up Sled Slide

Chanelle, Rocksroy sit out. Three members of the tribe (all but Maryanne, Daniel, Drea) will be attached to a braided rope that's wound around various obstacles. They must untangle the rope, then use it to hook a sled containing four balls. Then each member of the tribe must land one ball in a narrow hoop. Winner receives 10 decent-sized fish. Results: Taku takes an early lead, and land all their balls before anyone else even has their sled.

← Previous: Ep.3 dilemma Next: Ep.4 IC →

Ep4 RC: "Tangled Up Sled Slide"  - Taku wins.
Day 9
(May 24)

Ep.4 IC: Beyond the Tuna

Ep.4 IC: Beyond the Tuna

Ep.4 IC: Beyond the Tuna

Daniel, Romeo sit out. Two tribe members (Jonathan, Maryanne; Hai, Mike; Swati, Tori) are tethered to a boat carrying two other tribe members. They must tow the boat to a tower, which the other two must climb up, jump off, and grab one of two keys. Once the keys are retrieved, the two must pull the boat to a dock, where the keys unlock a fish puzzle, that two people (Omar, Lindsay; Lydia, Chanelle; Drea, Swati) must complete. First two tribes to finish win immunity.

← Previous: Ep.4 RC Next: Ep.5 idol →

Ep4 IC: "Beyond the Tuna" - Ika loses.

TC4 - Swati voted out (3-1), 13 left.
Day 10
(May 25)

Ep.5 idol: Drea

Ep.5 idol: Drea

Ep.5 idol: Drea

With the final pre-merge IC rapidly approaching, Drea and Romeo set out together to search Ika camp together. In short order, Drea finds the Ika Beware idol, sitting on a branch in a nearby tree. She opens it, and it becomes active the next day.

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

Ep5 idol: Drea finds Ika's.
Day 11
(May 26)

Ep.5 RC/IC: Ramplified

Ep.5 RC/IC: Ramplified

Ep.5 RC/IC: Ramplified

Daniel sits out. As seen in Survivor 41 Ep5 RC/IC. Contestants must scale and cross a high net/ramp, then one person (Tori, Chanelle, Omar) must untwist ropes attached to a slide puzzle, releasing a key. Then one person (Tori, Mike, Jonathan) chops through a rope, releasing sandbags, which the tribe must place in a box. Then one person (Drea/Rocksroy; Mike/Chanelle; Jonathan) fires the sandbags with a giant slingshot, trying to knock over two targets. Targets hit: Drea-1, Rocksroy-1 (Ika wins!); Jonathan-1; Mike-1; Jonathan-2 (Taku second). Ika gets a giant tarp, Taku a smaller one. Ika sends Lydia/Rocksroy on Dilemma journey.

← Previous: Ep.5 idol Next: Ep.6 RC →

Ep5 IC: "Ramplified" - Vati loses.

TC5 - Daniel voted out (2-2-1 [3-0]), 12 left.
Day 12
(May 27)

Ep.6 RC/IC: Rolling Stones Challenge

Ep.6 RC/IC: Rolling Stones Challenge

Ep.6 RC/IC: Rolling Stones Challenge

As seen in Survivor 41. Random draw for teams: Orange (Hai, Lydia, Jonathan, Maryanne, Tori) vs. Blue (Omar, Mike, Chanelle, Romeo, Drea). Lindsay and Rocksroy draw gray rocks and must sit out. Push a giant boulder through obstacles, collect keys (Tori, Romeo), climb a 3-level structure, complete a logo puzzle (Maryanne, Lydia; Omar, ). Winner gets an Applebee's feast and merge buffs, and to choose which sit-out person gets sent to Exile. Unsurprisingly, Jonathan helps orange win easily. They exile Rocksroy.

← Previous: Ep.5 IC Next: Ep.7 IC →

Ep6 RC: "Rolling Stones Challenge" - Orange team wins, Rocksroy exiled.
Day 13
(May 28)

Rocksroy gets hourglass.

Day 14
(May 29)

Ep.7 IC: A Bit Tipsy

Ep.7 IC: A Bit Tipsy

Ep.7 IC: A Bit Tipsy

Hourglass twist: as seen in Survivor 41. Rocksroy, unsurprisingly, chooses to be safe, so Jonathan, Hai, Tori, Lindsay, Lydia, Maryanne must compete. Challenge is holding a rope to balance a wobbly table, upon which contestants must build a stack of blocks to spell IMMUNITY. First to do so wins immunity. Hai leads at 6 blocks, drops. Jonathan leads at 7, drops. Tori, Lindsay have 7. Tori wins.

← Previous: Ep.6 RC Next: Ep.8 RC →

Ep7 IC: "A Bit Tipsy" - Tori wins.

TC7 - Lydia voted out (6-2-2-1), 11 left.
Ep8: "You Better Be Wearing a Seatbelt" Ep9: "Game of Chicken" Ep10: "Tell a Good Lie, Not a Stupid Lie" Ep11: "Battle Royale"
Day 15
(May 30)

Ep.8 RC: Basket Case

Ep.8 RC: Basket Case

Ep.8 RC: Basket Case

Maryanne initially draws gray rock, Drea swaps out for her (and gets the KIP advantage). Two teams (Blue - Jonathan, Rocksroy, Mike, Tori, Chanelle vs, Orange - Omar, Lindsay, Hai, Romeo, Maryanne), one at a time, must dive off a two-story structure, move one of five buoys along a rope, through obstacles, to a dock. Then one person (Omar; Rocksroy/Jonathan) must shoot the five buoys into a basket in the water. Winner gets peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Results: Omar sinks 4 in a row, and his team has the lead, but Jonathan swaps in for Rocksroy, hits all five shots, and his team wins.

← Previous: Ep.7 IC Next: Ep.8 advantage →

Ep8 RC: "Basket Case" - Jonathan's team wins.

Ep.8 advantage: Drea (KiP)

Ep.8 advantage: Drea (KiP)

Ep.8 advantage: Drea (KiP)

Drea picks up an advantage labeled "Beware" under the sit-out bench at the RC. She opens it after returning to camp, and it directs her to look under a coconut five paces away from the well. She has to do this before sundown, or she loses her vote. She quickly finds the correct coconut, underneath it a hole filled with fake blood. She dips her hand in, pulls out the advantage - it's Knowledge is Power, which allows her to steal one other persons's idol or advantage at Tribal. She hastily washes the fake blood off her hand with the well water and returns to camp. (Tori spots some fake blood that she missed, alas.)

← Previous: Ep.8 RC Next: Ep.8 IC →

Drea gets advantage.
Day 16
(May 31)

Ep.8 IC: Can't Buoy Me Love

Ep.8 IC: Can't Buoy Me Love

Ep.8 IC: Can't Buoy Me Love

Omar, Drea, Lindsay, Maryanne sit out in exchange for rice for the tribe, as in Survivor 41. Challenge as first seen in Game Changers. Contestants must stand on a narrow beam, holding a buoy with two sticks. If they fall off or drop the buoy, they're out. Order out: 7. Hai (in seconds), 6. Rocksroy, 5. Mike, 4. Romeo, all in <1 min. [10 min.] 3. Chanelle, 2. Jonathan, 1. Tori wins!

← Previous: Ep.8 advantage 

Ep8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Tori wins.

TC8 - Chanelle voted out (7-3-1), 10 left.
Day 17
(June 1)

Ep.9 RC/IC: Bermuda Triangles

Ep.9 RC/IC: Bermuda Triangles

Ep.9 RC/IC: Bermuda Triangles

Contestants divided into two teams of five prior to challenge, with one person from each team winning immunity, and each team attending Tribal separately (as in Ghost Island, etc.). Blue team: Jonathan, Tori, Drea, Lindsay, and Maryanne ; Orange team: Mike, Rocksroy, Omar, Romeo, and Hai. Challenge (as seen in Caramoan, etc.): Contestants must stand on a triangular floating platform, with their toes on a narrow beam on each side. At regular intervals, they must move higher, making it more difficult. If they fall off, they're out. Results (order out): B5. Maryanne, O5. Rocksroy, O4. Omar, O3. Mike (very quickly), B4. Drea, B3. Tori, O2. Romeo (touched), B2. Lindsay, O1. Hai (wins immunity), and B1. Jonathan wins immunity plus kabob reward for team.

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

Ep9 RC/IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Hai, Jonathan win.

TC9 - Rocksroy voted out (4-1), 9 left.

TC10 - Tori voted out (4-0), 8 left.

Day 18
(June 2)

Ep.10 idol: Maryanne (idol #2)

Ep.10 idol: Maryanne (idol #2)

Ep.10 idol: Maryanne (idol #2)

The morning after playing her idol, Maryanne wanders off "to collect firewood." She looks up in a tree near camp, and finds a regular, normal idol (in the same spot Lindsay had searched and not found the idol earlier). No Beware, no penalty, just an idol. Which expires in three more Tribals, of course.

← Previous: Ep.9 RC/IC Next: Ep.10 RC →

Maryanne finds 2nd idol.

Ep.10 RC: Walk This Way

Ep.10 RC: Walk This Way

Ep.10 RC: Walk This Way

Starting in the water, contestants must swim/walk to shore, cross an over/under obstacle, untie a post with a sandbag on it, cross a seesaw with it, then land the sandbag on another post. Winner gets an overnight trip to the Survivor Sanctuary, with hot pizza (and surprise videos from home). Jonathan is first to the final tossing stage, but Lindsay, Hai, Drea, Omar soon follow. Eventually, Lindsay wins. (Mike, Maryanne on seesaw; Romeo not yet to it). Lindsay selects Omar and Mike to join her on her trip.

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

Ep10 RC: "Walk This Way" - Lindsay wins.

Day 19
(June 3)

Ep.10 IC: Bow Diddley

Ep.10 IC: Bow Diddley

Ep.10 IC: Bow Diddley

As first seen in Survivor: South Pacific. Contestants must stand on a narrow beam and balance a ball on a bow-shaped track. If they drop the ball or fall off, they're out. At regular intervals, they must move to a narrower part of the beam, making it harder. Order out: 8. Mike, 7. Hai (quickly), 6. Romeo, 5. Omar. [5 min., move to second section] 4. Maryanne, 3. Drea. [15 min., move to third section] 2. Jonathan, 1. Lindsay wins!

← Previous: Ep.10 RC Next: Ep.11 IC →

Ep10 IC: "Bow Diddley" - Lindsay wins.

TC11 - Hai voted out (6-2), 7 left.
Day 20
(June 4)



Day 21
(June 5)

Ep.11 IC: Uncomfortably Numb

Ep.11 IC: Uncomfortably Numb

Ep.11 IC: Uncomfortably Numb

As memorably seen in David vs. Goliath. Before the challenge starts, Probst reveals the Do or Die twist, in which the first person out of the IC must pick one of three boxes (and find a flame picture inside) in order to stay in the game. Players can opt out of the challenge, and all do, except Jonathan and Lindsay. Their showdown lasts just over 12 minutes, as Lindsay drops, meaning Jonathan wins immunity. (Lindsay later picks correctly and is safe at Tribal Council.)

← Previous: Ep.10 IC Next: Ep.12 RC →

Ep11 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" -  Jonathan wins.

Lindsay survives Do or Die.

TC12 - Drea voted out (5-3), 6 left.
Ep12: "Caterpillar to a Butterfly" Ep13: "It Comes Down to This" (finale) Game over
Day 22
(June 6)

Ep.12 RC: Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Ep.12 RC: Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Ep.12 RC: Dizzy Miss Lizzy

As (partly) seen in Island of the Idols. Contestants start out standing inside a spool of rope, and must move forward while spinning around to unspool it. Then cross a net and a balance beam, pausing to untie a set of keys (all while dizzy). Then use the keys to unlock a set of puzzle blocks, use them to solve a vertical puzzle (the same puzzle from "Vertigo" in Cagayan). Winner gets food, and to choose between "sustenance" (chicken and veggies, with two guests) vs. "decadence" (cookies and cake, with three guests). Results: All eventually reach the puzzle stage (Jonathan is first). Omar wins, chooses Romeo, Maryanne, and Mike to join him for cookies and cake.

← Previous: Ep.11 IC Next: Ep.12 IC →

Ep12 RC: "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" - Omar wins.
Day 23
(June 7)

Ep.12 IC: Stair Down the Walls

Ep.12 IC: Stair Down the Walls

Ep.12 IC: Stair Down the Walls

Contestants must race over a series of (three) obstacles to a bridge, where they must untie three sets of four plank puzzle pieces to build a staircase. After climbing the staircase they must maneuver a bag of balls and themselves up a sliding metal peg ladder, then use the balls for a table maze. First person to land both balls on the table maze wins. Results: Jonathan and Lindsay are soon tied at one ball placed each. Both have their second ball near the hole: Jonathan drops, Lindsay wins. All others had reached the table maze, with no balls placed.

← Previous: Ep.12 RC Next: Ep.13 advantage →

Ep12 IC: "Stair Down the Walls" - Lindsay wins.

TC13 - Omar voted out (3-2-2), 5 left.
Day 24
(June 8)

Ep.13 challenge advantage: Lindsay

Ep.13 challenge advantage: Lindsay

Ep.13 challenge advantage: Lindsay

(As seen in Survivor 41). On the morning of Day 24, the final five receive treemail containing a word-scramble riddle. Contestants must unscramble the words (tough ones, like 'eht,' 'hte' and 'ni'), then place them in the correct order, then follow those directions to the challenge advantage. Lindsay is the only one who solves it, spends "40 minutes plus" looking for it in the right place, and eventually finds it on a rock somewhat near the riddle's answer. It's an "advantage" in the next challenge, which turns out not to be worth the effort.

← Previous: Ep.12 IC Next: Final 5 IC →

Lindsay finds IC advantage.

Final 5 IC: Giant Tick

Final 5 IC: Giant Tick

Final 5 IC: Giant Tick

As seen in Cook Islands, etc. Contestants must run to stations, untie a bag of puzzle pieces (with 6 knots), then cross one of several difficult bridges (plank bridge, rope bridge, slack line, etc.) to a central net, place the bag at their station, then head back out. Once all bags are retrieved, they must solve a vertical, circular logo puzzle. Lindsay's advantage means all her bags are tied with only one knot. Results: Jonathan is first to the puzzle, as expected. Lindsay and Mike quickly take the lead on the puzzle, with Jonathan and Maryanne trailing, and Romeo in dead last. In the end, Mike beats Lindsay by one puzzle piece. Mike also gets a pasta feast, he brings Jonathan.

← Previous: Ep.13 advantage Next: Final 4 IC →

Ep13 F5 IC: "Giant Tick" - Mike wins.

TC14 - Lindsay voted out (4-1), 4 left.
Day 25
(June 9)

Final 4 IC: Simmotion

Final 4 IC: Simmotion

Final 4 IC: Simmotion

As seen in Tocantins, David vs. Goliath, etc. Put balls in a spinning track, over and over again, at regular intervals adding more balls. Order out: 4. Mike (1 ball), 3. Maryanne (2 balls), 2. Jonathan (transition to 4 balls), 1. Romeo wins!

← Previous: Final 5 IC Next: Final Tribal →

Ep13 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - Romeo wins.

TC15 - Jonathan out via fire, 3 left.
Day 26
(June 10)

Final Tribal Council and jury vote

Final Tribal Council and jury vote

Final Tribal Council and jury vote

Maryanne, Mike, and Romeo face the jury, defending their games, as the jurors ask them questions about their Social, Strategic, and Physical games (which all kind of blend together). Each gives at least one good answer about why they should win, but Maryanne reveals her unused idol, and talks about how she had multiple options at final five, which resulted from her blindsiding of Omar. The jury rewards her with a 7-1-0 victory over Mike and Romeo, respectively. The votes are revealed immediately (as in Survivor 41), then Jeff Probst grills the finalists and jury on site for the "Aftershow."

← Previous: Final 5 IC Next: Final Tribal →

Final Tribal Council and jury vote:  Maryanne wins, 7-1-0.

(June 25)

Departure. Contestants head back to the U.S.

(June 26)

Contestants return home, resume Instagram influencing.

 

Historical notes:
  • Filming in Fiji again, running from approximately late-May through late-June, 2021.
  • March 22, 2021: Jeff Probst announces Survivor will soon be filming in Fiji, with quarantine.
  • April 9, 2021: Martin Holmes at InsideSurvivor reports filming imminent, 29-day season? (Schedule here assumes 3-week gap between seasons)
  • May 12, 2021: Martin Holmes at InsideSurvivor - filming begins "this coming weekend," 26-29 days season.

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