|Pre-game||Ep1: "They Came..."|
Filming begins today, 18 players, men (Lopevi) vs. women (Yasur).
|Ep1: "They Came At Us With Spears"||Ep2: "Burly Girls, Bowheads, Young Studs & the Old Bunch"||Ep3: "Double Tribal, Double Trouble"||Ep4: "Now That's A Reward"|
Ep1 RC/IC: Fire Starter
Every member of each tribe must complete each stage before advancing: mud crawl, table maze, balance beam, then fire starting. Yasur passes Lopevi (Chris) on the balance beam, and wins immunity and flint.
TC1 - Brook voted out (5-3-1), 17 left.
Ep2 RC: By the Numbers
Scout sits out. Contestants are numbered 1-8, and must pass each other (in order) on a balance beam without touching more than one contestant at a time. Yasur beats Lopevi easily. Yasur wins a hammock, blankets & pillows.
Ep2 IC: Four on the Floor
Dolly sits out. Sarge and Scout serve as callers. Tribes must send blindfolded and tethered pairs (or trios) of people to retrieve puzzle pieces, then use the pieces to assemble a multiple-tiered 'staircase' puzzle. Lopevi wins, finally gets flint.
TC2 - Dolly voted out (5-4), 16 left.
Ep3 RC/IC: Great Escape Run
In first part of the challenge, tribes must get through a series of gates (as in the later Jailbreak challenge). Lopevi wins, gets fishing gear. Lopevi then has an individual IC, digging up ladder rungs and making a ladder. John K wins, then gives individual immunity to Ami at Tribal.
TC3 - J.P. voted out (5-3).
TC4 - Mia voted out (5-3), 14 left.
Ep4 RC: Remembrance
Yasur and Lopevi play Concentration. Matches: Ami 1, Eliza 1, Julie 1, John K 0 (blows it), Leann 1 (gets the one John K blew), Sarge 1, Twila 0 (misses coconut), Chad 1 (gets one Twila missed), Lisa 1. Yasur wins, 5-2, gets the instructive services of Dah, who spends the day showing them how to better set up their camp.
|Ep4: "Now That's A Reward"||Ep5: "Earthquakes and Shakeups"||Ep6: "Hog Tied"|
Dah departs Yasur camp. Tears.
Ep4 IC: Tribal Tiles
Rory and Eliza are puzzle directiors. Yasur solves a simple 4x4 placement/logic puzzle.
TC4 - Brady voted out (6-1), 13 left.
Scout & Sarge pick new tribes.
Ep5 RC: Dive Masters
Bubba sits out for New Yasur. Contestants must dive for and retrieve markers at different depths along a rope attached to a buoy. Chris narrowly saves New Lopevi from his own screw-up, retrieving the 22-foot marker, beating Ami. Lopevi wins Pringles and beer at a waterfall.
Ep5 IC: Outwit, Outplay, Outrig
Scout sits out for New Yasur. Lopevi wins at retrieving outrigger parts, assembling a canoe, and paddling to retrieve a flag.
TC5 - Bubba voted out (6-1), 12 left.
Ep6 RC: Pig Pen
Gate-keepers: Scout, Julie. Lopevi easily doubles Yasur's pig-catching output, 10-5, winning steak and eggs.
Ep6 IC: Strung Out
Lopevi gets all four sets of puzzle pieces and finishes the puzzle in the time it takes Yasur to get three. Lopevi wins.
TC7 - Lisa voted out (4-2), 11 left.
|Ep7: "Anger, Threats, Tears... & Coffee"||Ep8: "Now the Battle Really Begins"||Ep9: "Gender Wars..."|
Ep7 RC: Jo Coconut
Sarge sits out. New Yasur finally wins, skillfully navigating an obstacle course to fill a jar with coconut water. They win coffee and letters from home.
Ep7 IC: Shoot Your Way Home
Chris sits out. Yasur beats Lopevi at a slingshot-based tile-smashing challenge. Rory essentially saves himself with his marksmanship.
TC8 - John K. voted out (5-1), 10 left.
Ep8 RC: Fire Fighter
Lopevi wins at passing sea-water along in a bucket brigade; gets milk, cookies and chocolate cake.
Tribes merge, Alinta formed.
Ep8 IC: Jumper
Contestants must grab a flag, jump off a platform, swim to the beach, and place the flag in a holder, then repeat. First round is three flags, and done in two heats of five people, with the top two finishers advancing to the final round, which has five flags. Results: First heat: 1.Sarge, 2.Eliza (barely ahead of) 3. Chris; 4/5 Leann & Julie. Second heat: 1.Rory, 2.Ami, 3/4.Twila & Chad, distant 5.Scout. Finals: 1. Sarge wins, easily. 2/3 Rory/Ami, 4. Eliza.
Alinta gets around to naming itself.
TC9 - Rory voted out (6-4), 9 left.
Ep9 RC: Head Hunter
Trivia-based coconut chop challenge - answer a question correctly, and you get to burn one of another player's three skulls. Elimination order - Q2: 9.Sarge out (Hit by Scout, Leann, Ami),8.Chad out (Eliza, Julie, Twila). Q3: 7.Chris out (Eliza, Scout, Eliza). Q4: 6.Eliza out (Twila, Twila, Scout). Q5: 5.Julie out (Chad, Sarge, Twila). Q6: 4.Scout (Sarge, Julie, Leann), 3.Ami (Chris, Scout, Scout) out. Q8: 2.Twila (Ami, Leann, Leann) out, 1.Leann wins helicopter chicken wings picnic with champagne, takes Julie.
|Ep9: "Gender Wars... It's Getting Ugly"||Ep10: "Culture Shock and Violent Storms"||Ep11: "Surprise and... Surprise Again!"|
Ep9 IC: Memory Mosaic
Probst briefly displays a mosaic puzzle, which the contestants have to re-create from memory. If they get it wrong, they're out. Order of elimination: First round - Chad, Sarge, Chris; 2nd round - Twila, Scout; 3rd round - Eliza; 4th round - Julie, Leann. Ami wins!
TC10 - Sarge voted out (7-1-1), 8 left.
Ep10 RC: Sacrificial Lamb
Chris, Chad and Ami guide Eliza along a twisted rope course, beating Julie and the rest. They win an overnight village visit (with Piggy and kava).
Chris, Chad, Ami, Eliza return from Vanuatu village visit.
Ep10 IC: Get A Grip
Contestants must hold themselves up on a pole as long as possible. Order of elimination: (No elapsed times shown, hard to judge how long people lasted) 8.Julie, 7.Chris, 6.Scout, 5.Ami, 4.Eliza, 3. Leann, 2.Chad, 1.Twila wins.
TC11 - Chad voted out (6-2), 7 left.
Ep11 RC: Played Out
Eliza best remembers trivia based on previous challenges. Order of elimination: 7,6. Chris, Twila (3 right), 5,4,3. Leann, Scout, Ami (6 right). Julie and Eliza face off in final tiebreaker, Julie gets 0 right, Eliza gets 1+, Eliza wins. She wins an overnight camp visit from her mom, Susan. Everyone else gets hugs.
Eliza's mom, Susan, leaves Alinta camp.
|Ep11: "Surprise and... Surprise Again!"||Ep12: "Now Who's In Charge Here?"||Ep13: "Eruptions of Volcanic Magnitude"|
Ep11 IC: Love Is Blind
Survivors direct blindfolded loved ones to retrieve bags, then complete a puzzle together. Finishes: 7.Leann/Terri (stop mid-challenge), 6.Eliza/Susan, all others on puzzle as challenge ends. Chris/Lorie 2nd to start the puzzle, Scout/Annie 3rd, Julie/Justin 4th, Twila/James 5th. Ami/Crissy win.
TC12 - Leann voted out (4-3), 6 left.
Ep12 RC: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Survivors race over outriggers then dive to retrieve 3 flags. Eliza wins a Pontiac G6. Ami and Chris finish 2nd and 3rd to join her in an overnight resort getaway.
Eliza, Ami and Chris return from reward trip.
TC13 - Ami voted out (4-2), 5 left.
Ep13 RC: Redemption
Four stages, single-elimination: 1. Mud crawl (Scout out); 2. Pig catch (Eliza out); 3. Puzzle (Chris out); 4. Balance beam/slingshots - Julie wins Mt. Yasur overnight horseback trip, takes Chris.
Chris and Julie return from Mt. Yasur trip.
Ep13 IC: Warrior
Eliza is the first to answer five memory questions based on a story Probst tells about an ancient Vanuatu warrior-chief.
TC14 - Julie voted out (3-2), 4 left.
|Ep14: "Spirits and the Final Four" (season finale)||Game over|
Final 4 IC: Snakes and Ladders
Contestants must retrieve 10 tiles pairs from within a massive vertical maze. When all tiles are collected, they must then decode a 10-letter, 2-owrd phrase (FINAL THREE). Chris narrowly beats Twila, Eliza is third, Scout last.
TC15 - Eliza voted out (3-1), 3 left.
Final 3 IC: Ready, Aim, Don't Fire
Chris outlasts Twila (and Scout, duh) at holding a drawn bow-and-arrow.
TC16 - Scout voted out (1-0 [2-1]), 2 left.
Final Tribal Council
Chris delivers an impressive jury performance, and beats Twila, 5-2.
Chris wins, 5-2.
Departure. Contestants fly back to the U.S.
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