Survivor 43 calendar
Survivor 43 calendar
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: November 30, 2022
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Pre-game
Day 0
(Apr. 24)

Redmond: Cast flies out.


Day 0
(Apr. 25)


Day 0
(Apr. 26)

Pre-game press interviews?

Day 0
(Apr. 27)


Day 0
(Apr. 28)

Day 0
(Apr. 29)

Pre-game press interviews?


Day 0
(Apr. 30)

Pre-game Ep1: "LIVIN" Ep2: "Lovable Curmudgeon" Ep3: "I'll Sign the Divorce Papers"
Day 0
(May 1)


Day 1
(May 2)

Ep.1 RC: Crate Wide Open

Ep.1 RC: Crate Wide Open

Ep.1 RC: Crate Wide Open

Two people (Sami, Owen; Geo, Ryan; Jesse, Cody) must run out into the jungle and carry two heavy crates back. Then two more people (Elie, Gabler; Justine, Noelle; Karla, Cassidy) must swim out to a boat, unclip it, and pull it (and crates on it) back to the beach. Finally, the two remaining people must use the crates to build a cube puzzle. Then one of them must climb on top of the cube and use a bamboo pole to retrieve the tribe flint from a high frame. Thanks to Cody's suggestion of putting the flint inside the bamboo pole's end hole, Dwight gets the flint first, and Vesi wins their camp items (flint, pot, machete). The other two tribes must do Sweat or Savvy tasks to get theirs.

 Next: Ep.1 dilemma →

Ep1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Vesi wins.
Day 2
(May 3)

Ep.1 dilemma

Ep.1 dilemma: Karla, Dwight, Gabler

Ep.1 dilemma

Dwight, Gabler, Karla attend. This season, instead of a hike up the hill, it's a hike along the beach, through the water, to a giant rock. Another variation on prisoner's dilemma, except this time they're all together, and each person selects a "risk" or "no risk" card. If at least one person risks, everyone who risks their vote must reach into a bag and draw a pouch that contains either an idol or a no vote penalty. Only one idol per draw, so chances are 1:1 if only one risks, 1:2 if two risk, and 1:3 if all three risk. Pouches must be opened in private, back at camp. Karla chooses No Risk, Dwight and Gabler choose Risk.

← Previous: Ep.1 RC Next: Ep.1 idol →

Ep1 dilemma: Dwight, Gabler risk.

Ep.1 idol: Gabler

Ep.1 idol: Gabler

Ep.1 idol: Gabler

After Gabler and Dwight return to camp, they must each open their pouches in private. Gabler opens his, learns he has an idol good for his first two Tribals. He whoops for joy, and immediately tells his entire tribe. Meanwhile, Dwight learns he has lost his vote. He also tells his tribe about this development (and that this means Gabler has an idol).

← Previous: Ep.1 dilemma Next: Ep.1 IC →

Gabler gets idol.
Day 3
(May 4)

Ep.1 IC: Freedom of Choice

Ep.1 IC: Freedom of Choice

Ep.1 IC: Freedom of Choice

As a tribe, contestants must race through a mud pit crawl, then collect three balls from a sawdust pile, then one person (Jeanine, Cody, Ryan) must go under a log, then use a machete to chop through a rope, releasing a ramp. Then the tribe must climb the ramp, and one at a time, cross a high balance beam over a net. Everyone who crosses can then untie knots to release a lever and make the beam easier to cross. Once across, the tribe must pick from one of three table mazes. First tribe to reach this stage can choose any one of the three, second tribe must pick one of the two remaining options, last tribe gets whatever is left over. First tribe to place all three balls at the end of their table maze wins. Coco tribe is first to reach the final stage, picks a maze with few exits. Vesi is second, picks a "straight shot" one with lots of ways to fall off. Baka is last, gets the standard table maze used in EoE and Winners at War. Despite Coco's lead, all three tribes are on their table maze before any has placed a ball. Coco wins, Vesi second.

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

Ep1 IC: "Freedom of Choice" - Coco wins, Vesi 2nd.

TC1 - Morriah voted out (5-1), 17 left.
Day 4
(May 5)

Day 5
(May 6)

Ep.2 RC/IC: Serpent Turf

Ep.2 RC/IC: Serpent Turf

Ep.2 RC/IC: Serpent Turf

Karla, Noelle sit out. As seen in Game Changers. Five contestants must dive off a dock, swim to and climb over to enter a cage, then untie a 400-lb snake, haul it over the side of the cage, to the shore, and up the beach to a platform. There, they untie knots and remove six discs, three of which contain the combination to a lock. One person unlocks it, release a puzzle bag, which contains a puzzle piece two people (Dwight, Nneka; Jeanine, Elie; Cassidy, Lindsay) must use to complete a logo puzzle. Winner gets fishing gear kit, second place gets mask, snorkel, fins. Baka wins, Coco is second. Vesi is very slow moving the snake, loses.

← Previous: Ep.1 IC Next: Ep.2 idol →

Ep2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Baka wins, Coco 2nd.

Ep.2 idol: Cody

Ep.2 idol: Cody

Ep.2 idol: Cody

Shortly before Tribal Council, Cody goes looking for idols. After looking in many places, he finds a Beware idol package just sitting on a stump. Being Cody, he opens it immediately, without considering the risk. The new rules require him to acquire a specific bead from each member of his tribe, or he loses his vote, and the idol is inactive. He enlists Jesse's help, who directs him to pretend the beads are for decorating his hat. The scheme works, and Cody recovers his vote, and has an active idol.

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

Cody finds Beware idol.

TC2 - Justine voted out (3-1-1), 16 left.
Day 6
(May 7)

Ep.3 idol: Karla

Ep.3 idol: Karla

Ep.3 idol: Karla

With no challenges to attend, Coco tribe takes it easy, celebrates James's birthday. He naps, others go off and fish, and Karla takes the opportunity to look for idols. She finds one near camp, notes the 'Beware' labeling, then puts it back. After thinking about it a while, she goes back and takes it, quickly using a series of trades to acquire the beads she needs to activate the idol and restore her vote.

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

Karla finds Beware idol.
Ep3: "I'll Sign the Divorce Papers" Ep4: "Show No Mercy" Ep5: "Stop With All the Niceness" Ep6: "Mergatory"
Day 7
(May 8)

Ep.3 RC/IC: Turtle Head

Ep.3 RC/IC: Turtle Head

Ep.3 RC/IC: Turtle Head

Geo sits out. As (mostly) seen in Survivor 41's Ep2 RC/IC. Three contestants must dive off a platform, cross an obstacle (another platform with crates), and dive to release a buoy. When all three buoys are recovered, two other people (Jeanine, Elie; Nneka, Jesse; Lindsay, James) must use keys attached to the buoys to unlock puzzle pieces, then complete a turtle puzzle. Winner gets a big tool kit and basket of fruit. Second gets smaller tool kit and fruit. Baka leads throughout, followed by a tight race between Coco and Vesi. Vesi gets out to a lead on the puzzle, blows it. Baka wins, Coco second. After the challenge, three people (James, Owen, Noelle) go to the dilemma island, as chosen by Baka.

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

Ep3 IC: "Turtle Head" - Baka wins, Coco 2nd.

Ep.3 dilemma: James, Owen, Noelle

Ep.3 dilemma: James, Owen, Noelle

Ep.3 dilemma: James, Owen, Noelle

Same system, different location as the Ep1 dilemma. Again with three people, this time James, Owen, and Noelle. Noelle informs the other two she was on the bottom of the prior vote, and with her tribe imminently attending Tribal, James and Owen offer to No Risk, to ensure Noelle gets the advantage. It's a vote steal advantage, which she doesn't use at this Tribal.

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

Ep3 dilemma: Noelle gets vote steal.

TC3 - Nneka voted out (4-1), 15 left.
Day 8
(May 9)

Ep.4 RC: Walk Around

Ep.4 RC: Walk Around

Ep.4 RC: Walk Around

Lindsay, James; Elie sit out. One person (Sami, Cody, Ryan) must toss sandbags at a pile of block on an overhead arch. That person must then use two (or more) of those blocks to stand on, and walk across a "hot lava" course, using only their feet to move the blocks. Once across, the remaining three people must each land one sandbag on a hanging platform. First tribe to land all three sandbags wins 10 fresh fish plus the right to visit one of the other camps and steal one item. Sandbags landed: Jesse (V1), [Baka starts throwing], Noelle (V2), [Coco starts throwing], Geo (C1), Jeanine (B1), Dwight (V3). Vesi wins, trades their fish for fresh fruit (since they don't have a fire). Cody does the stealing (from Coco).

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

Ep4 RC: "Walk Around" - Vesi wins a camp raid.
Day 9
(May 10)

Ep.4 IC: Brain Stew

Ep.4 IC: Brain Stew

Ep.4 IC: Brain Stew

Cassidy, Geo; Jeanine sit out. Four tribe members must race over three hurdle obstacles, knocking off heavy sandbags as they go. Doing so will reveal a set of keys, which one person (Cody, Elie, Ryan) must use to unlock a net. They must then drag four heavy bags of puzzle pieces under the net, then two people (Dwight, Jesse; Owen, Sami; Ryan, Karla) use the pieces to form a vertical square. Once the square is complete, they must move the same pieces up a net to a high platform, where two people must use them again to form a vertical triangle. First two tribes to do so win. Baka is first to finish the square puzzle, then Vesi. But Vesi wins, Noelle offers help to Baka on the triangle puzzle, and they finish second, meaning Coco loses.

← Previous: Ep.4 RC Next: Ep.5 idol →

Ep4 IC: "Brain Stew" - Vesi wins, Baka 2nd.

TC4 - Lindsay voted out (4-1-1), 14 left.
Day 10
(May 11)

Ep.5 idol: Jeanine

Ep.5 idol: Jeanine

Ep.5 idol: Jeanine

Elie and Jeanine go on an idol hunt while Sami and Gabler are fishing. Eventually, Jeanine finds the Beware idol package in a prominent tree. She opens it with Elie, and while they're discussing the bead-collecting rules, Owen walks up. After briefly pretending to not be doing anything, they share the idol rules. Later, Elie tells Sami about is as well. Jeanine collects the beads she needs for her idol, only briefly having to negotiate with Gabler for the correct bead. Later, Sami tells Gabler about how he's been duped.

← Previous: Ep.4 IC Next: Ep.5 IC →

Jeanine finds Beware idol.
Day 11
(May 12)

Ep.5 RC/IC: EOC

Ep.5 RC/IC: EOC

Ep.5 RC/IC: EOC

Gabler, Karla sit out. Four tribemates are tied together, and must cross a series of obstacles, then grab a bucket, fill it with water, cross a tipping net, then pour the water into a bucket, until there's enough water to release a gate. Once through the gate, one person (Dwight, Sami, Ryan) must roll three balls up a ramp, landing them on a ledge at the top. The top two tribes each receive tarps (plus immunity). After Vesi wins, Coco had two balls landed, but Ryan "intentionally" knocks them both off, so Baka cruises to second place.

← Previous: Ep.5 idol Next: Ep.5 dilemma →

Ep5 IC: "EOC" - Vesi wins, Baka 2nd.

Ep.5 dilemma: Geo, Jeanine, Jesse

Ep.5 RC/IC: EOC

Ep.5 dilemma: Geo, Jeanine, Jesse

The IC-winning Vesi tribe picks Geo, Jeanine, and Jesse to attend. They're taken to a platform in the ocean, from which they must paddle a rowboat to the dilemma bags on the shore. On the way, Geo tells the other two he's in trouble, and needs their help. Despite this, Jeanine and Jesse both risk their votes. In the end, Geo gets the Knowledge is Power advantage, while Jeanine and Jesse lose their votes for one Tribal.

← Previous: Ep.5 IC Next: Ep.6 merge →

Ep5 dilemma: Geo gets KIP advantage.

TC5 - Geo voted out, 13 left.
Day 12
(May 13)

Ep.6 merge

Ep.6 merge

Ep.6 merge

The Coco and Vesi tribes receive treemail telling them to drop their buffs and gather their stuff, they're moving to the Baka camp. It's not *really* a merge, because reasons, but all three tribes live together for two days before they eventually all get merge buffs. Except Elie.

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

Merge-ish: Vesi, Coco go to Baka camp.
Day 13
(May 14)

Ep.6 RC/IC: No Quarter

Ep.6 RC/IC: No Quarter

Ep.6 RC/IC: No Quarter

Prior to the challenge, the contestants draw rocks for teams: Blue (Jeanine, Gabler, Dwight, Ryan, Karla, Jesse) vs. Red (Elie, Sami, Owen, James, Cassidy, Cody). Noelle draws gray, and must bet on one team, whose fate she will share without competing. She picks blue. Contestants must move a pile of heavy sandbags to reveal a sled, which they then drag across a criss-crossing course, stacking two sets of three crates on it. At the the end, they must build a staircase puzzle with the crates, which one person (Jeanine, Owen) will climb, to release a key. Then everyone must scale a high ramp, and two people (Elie, Owen; Jeanine, Dwight) will complete a vertical word puzzle ("Earning your spot at every stage") with hexagonal shaped pieces. Karla injures her hand mid-challenge, and blue struggles getting up the ramp, giving red a huge lead. But blue solves the puzzle quickly, wins merge buffs and a feast.

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

Ep6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - Blue team wins.

TC6 - Elie voted out (7-2-1-1), 12 left.
Ep7: "Bull in a China Shop" Ep8: "Proposterous" Ep9: "What About the Big Girls" Ep10: "Get That Money, Baby" Ep11: "Hiding in Plain Sight"
Day 14
(May 15)

Ep.7 IC: Eve 6

Ep.7 IC: Eve 6

Ep.7 IC: Eve 6

First two stages run in pairs, which the contestants decided in camp by drawing rocks. Stage 1: One at a time, players must go through a twisted net in the mud, and out the other side. When both are through, they must then dig up a bag of planks in a sand pit, and return it to their mat with a flag. First four pairs to finish move on, last two are out. Stage 2: Pairs must climb a structure, and use planks to cross a rope bridge. If they fall off or drop a plank, they must restart. First two pairs across with their planks move on. Stage 3 (individual): Hold up a bucket with 25% of your starting weight, at the end of a string wrapped around a handle (as in S25 Ep7 IC). Last holding their bucket wins immunity. Results: Stage 1: Ryan/James, Karla/Cassidy, Owen/Gabler, Dwight/Cody move on, as Jeanine and Noelle get stuck. Sami/Noelle, Jesse/Jeanine eliminated. Stage 2: Dwight/Cody, Gabler/Owen move on, as James/Ryan, Cassidy/Karla are out. Stage 3: Order out - 4. Dwight, [23 min.] 3. Owen, [38 min.] 2. Cody, 1. Gabler wins.

← Previous: Ep.6 IC Next: Ep.7 advantage →

Ep7 IC: "Eve 6" - Gabler wins.

Ep.7 advantage: James

Ep.7 advantage: James

Ep.7 advantage: James

After the Gaia tribe returns to camp following the IC, four people go to the water well, and James discovers a bottle floating in it. He opens it (the other three also saw it). Inside is a note telling everyone that an advantage is hidden under the shelter. They agree to wait until after Tribal to look for it. Unsurprisingly, almost immediately after this conversation, James gets the advantage. It's Knowledge is Power, back in the game again just three days after it left. For unknown reasons, James tells pretty much everyone he has it.

← Previous: Ep.7 IC Next: Ep.8 (-ish) idol →

Advantage: James finds KIP.

TC7 - Dwight voted out (7-3-2), 11 left.
Day 15
(May 16)

Ep.8 idol: Jesse

Ep.8 (-ish) idol: Jesse

Ep.8 idol: Jesse

After Dwight's boot, the Gaia tribe discusses the shuffling of idols and advantages prior to Tribal, to avoid James's KIP advantage. They come to the conclusion that Jeanine's idol, which she gave to Dwight, probably left the game with him. Jesse nods along to this, then the next morning (in confessional) reveals that actually, Dwight handed the idol to Jesse before Tribal. This means Jesse now has an idol, one which nobody left in the game knows he has. (Slightly less great news for Jeanine.)

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

Jesse has Jeanine's old idol.
Day 16
(May 17)

Ep.8 IC: Over Extended

Ep.8 IC: Over Extended

Ep.8 IC: Over Extended

Sami, Karla, James, Cassidy, Jesse are all coerced to sit out in exchange for a bag of rice. Challenge: contestants must balance a volleyball-size ball on a rimmed plate on top of a pole. At regular intervals, they add more pole, making it harder. Order out: 6. Jeanine, 5. Noelle (both at 3 poles transition), 4. Gabler (4 poles), 3. Ryan (5 poles), 2. Cody (transition to 6), 1. Owen wins!

← Previous: Ep.8 idol Next: Ep.9 RC/IC →

Ep8 IC: "Over Extended" - Owen wins.

TC8 - Jeanine voted out (9-2), 10 left.
Day 17
(May 18)

Ep.9 RC/IC: Crocodile Rock

Ep.9 RC/IC: Crocodile Rock

Ep.9 RC/IC: Crocodile Rock

As seen in Ghost Island at this exact spot. Random draw for two teams: Blue (Noelle, Owen, Sami, Karla, James), Red (Jesse, Cassidy, Gabler, Ryan, Cody). Contestants must pull up on a handle to prevent a ball from rolling out of a chute. Last team standing wins PB&J and the ability to attend Tribal second. Order out: R5. Jesse, R4. Cassidy, B5. Noelle, B4. James, R3. Gabler, B3. Owen [10 min.], B2. Sami (Karla wins), B1. Karla (holds on a bit, but drops). R2. Ryan, R1. Cody. Red wins reward.

← Previous: Ep.8 IC Next: Ep.10 RC →

Ep9 RC/IC: "Crocodile Rock" - Karla, Cody win.

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

TC10 - Ryan voted out (4-1), 8 left.
Day 18
(May 19)

Ep.10 RC: Put a Ring on It

Ep.10 RC: Put a Ring on It

Ep.10 RC: Put a Ring on It

Contestants must spin a vertical cage they're standing in, which turns a spool to pull in a buoy. Once the buoy crosses a line, they must cross a net obstacle then a balance beam, retrieving a sandbag. Then they must untie a rope gate, and land the sandbag on a tall pole. First person to do so wins a getaway reward to "The Sanctuary," with pizza, cheesecake, beer, and ... letters from home. Noelle struggles for a long time on the balance beam, is last to the sandbag stage. Several people land the sandbag but it falls off. In the end, Noelle wins! She picks Sami, Jesse, and Owen to join her.

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

Ep10 RC: "Put a Ring on It" - Noelle wins Sanctuary trip.
Day 19
(May 20)

Ep.10 IC: Teeter Tower

Ep.10 IC: Teeter Tower

Ep.10 IC: Teeter Tower

As seen in South Pacific. Contestants must build a house of cards with tiles, doing so on top of a tilting platform, while steadying the platform with their other hand. Lots of people drop their stacks repeatedly, but eventually, Cassidy wins.

← Previous: Ep.10 RC 

Ep10 IC: "Teeter Tower" - Cassidy wins.

TC11 - Noelle voted out (5-2-1), 7 left.
Day 20
(May 21)


Ep11: "Hiding in Plain Sight" Ep12: "" Ep13: "" Game over
Day 21
(May 22)

Cody finds advantage.

Ep11 IC: "Last Gasp" - Owen, Karla win.

TC12 - Sami voted out (6-0*), 6 left.
Day 22
(May 23)

Ep12 RC: "" - ? wins.
Day 23
(May 24)

Ep12 IC: "" - ? wins.

TC13 - ? voted out, 5 left.
Day 24
(May 25)

Ep13 F5 IC: "" - ? wins.

TC14 - ? voted out, 4 left.
Day 25
(May 26)

Ep13 F4 IC: "" - ? wins.

TC15 - ? out via fire, 3 left.
Day 26
(May 27)

Final Tribal Council and jury vote - ? wins.
Day 0
(May 28)

Departure. Contestants head back to the U.S.
Historical notes:
  • Filming in Fiji again, running from approximately  late April - May, 2022.
  • April 23, 2022: Martin Holmes at InsideSurvivor bids adieu to the cast as they depart for Fiji.
  • May 2, 2022: Martin Holmes announces that filming for Survivor 43 is underway.
  • May 15, 2022: Martin Holmes reveals full (rumored) cast, 26 days again, three tribes.
  • May 16, 2022: Martin Holmes reveals the tribe colors and divisions for the 18 contestants.

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