Survivor AU 7: Blood V Water calendar
AU 7: Blood vs. Water calendar
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: April 4, 2022
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Pre-game Episode 1 Episode 2
Day 0
(Oct. 3)

Brains V Brawn finale aired three weeks ago.
Day 0
(Oct. 4)

Day 1
(Oct. 5)

Ep.1 RC: Water Slaughter

Ep.1 RC: Water Slaughter

Ep.1 RC: Water Slaughter

In head-to-head matchups with loved ones, contestants must race down a water slide, grab a ring, then try to touch their tribe pole, while their loved one tries to stop them. First tribe to 3 points wins deluxe camp set-up. Scoring: Rd.1: Jordie d. Jessie (B1, R0). Rd.2: Sophie d. KJ (B1,R1). Rd.3: Andy d. Kate (B2, R1). Rd.4: Croc d. Chrissy (B2, R2). Rd.5: Nina d. Sandra (B3, R2). Water/Blue wins!

 Next: Ep.1 idol clues →

Ep1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - Water wins.

Ep.1 idol clues - Water

Ep.1 idol clues - Water

Ep.1 idol clues - Water

Shortly after reaching camp, Shay and Chrissy each find a clue to an idol that is "hidden" in plain sight at Tribal Council, as part of the set decoration. (Sophie and Amy found the corresponding clues at Blood camp.) The idol only has power at the first Tribal Council. When Water gets there, both wait for an opportunity, but Chrissy ends up grabbing the idol after both scramble to get it. She plays it for herself, voiding no votes.

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Shay, Chrissy find idol clues.
Day 2
(Oct. 6)

Ep.1 IC: Battering rams

Ep.1 IC: Battering rams

Ep.1 IC: Battering rams

Sam sits out. In pairs, contestants are in a rope cage in the water. Their goal is to climb out of the cage (on their tribe-color net) and grab their tribe flag, while their opponents try to stop them. First person to grab their flag scores a point for their tribe. First ttribe to four points wins fishing gear and comfort items. Results: Rd.1: Jesse, Croc vs. Mark, Khanh - Khan gets flag (B1, R0). Rd.2: NIna, Briana vs. Kate, Sophie - Nina scores! (B2, R0). Rd.3: Chrissy, Shay vs. Amy, Sandra - Shay gets it (B3, R0). Rd.4: KJ, Khanh vs. David, Michelle - Khanh scores again! Water wins! They decide to keep fishing gear, give Blood the comfort items (after JLP offers the option).

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Ep1 IC: (Battering rams) - Blood wins.

Chrissy finds idol.

TC1 - Andy voted out (9-2-1), 23 left.
Day 3
(Oct. 7)

Ep.2 RC: Water cage match

Ep.2 RC: Water cage match

Ep.2 RC: Water cage match

Sam sits out. In pairs, contestants are in a rope cage in the water. Their goal is to climb out of the cage (on their tribe-color net) and grab their tribe flag, while their opponents try to stop them. First person to grab their flag scores a point for their tribe. First ttribe to four points wins fishing gear and comfort items. Results: Rd.1: Jesse, Croc vs. Mark, Khanh - Khan gets flag (B1, R0). Rd.2: NIna, Briana vs. Kate, Sophie - Nina scores! (B2, R0). Rd.3: Chrissy, Shay vs. Amy, Sandra - Shay gets it (B3, R0). Rd.4: KJ, Khanh vs. David, Michelle - Khanh scores again! Water wins! They decide to keep fishing gear, give Blood the comfort items (after JLP offers the option).

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Ep2 RC: (Water cage match) - Water wins.
Day 4
(Oct. 8)

Day 5
(Oct. 9)

Ep.2 IC: Barrel roll

Ep.2 IC: Barrel roll

Ep.2 IC: Barrel roll

Sophie sits out. Working together, tribes must haul three barrels over three hurdles. They must then collect three more barrels that they maneuver through a series of obstacles, then haul up a large ramp. They then roll the barrels down a ramp, trying to knock three targets off of poles. Results: Blue has a three barrel lead up to the top before red starts hauling theirs. Targets hit: Josh-1, Jesse-1, Chrissy-1 (B2, R1), Jesse-2 (B2, R2), blue has to haul their barrels back up, Jesse-3. Blood wins!

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Ep2 IC: (Barrel roll) - Blood wins.

Ep.2 idol: Shay

Ep.2 idol: Shay

Ep.2 idol: Shay

In camp, facing Tribal Council and knowing they're on the bottom, Shay and Briana each look for idols. Shay finds a long pole on the ground near the water well, and looks up to see an idol hung high in a nearby tree. It takes her a while to get it down, and in doing so, Khanh, Briana, and others show up. Eventually, with Briana helping, Shay gets it down. Khanh picks it up and hands it to Shay.

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Shay finds idol.

TC2 - Briana voted out (9-2), 22 left.
Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5
Day 6
(Oct. 10)

Ep.3 RC: Sandbag pile

Ep.3 RC: Sandbag pile

Ep.3 RC: Sandbag pile

Michelle, Sandra sit out. One person (Jesse; Khanh/Jordie) must swim out and carry a rope to one of two rafts loaded with sandbags, so the tribe can haul it in to shore (twice). They must then carry the sandbags (20 kg each, 70 total) over and under obstacles, then build a pile, where eventually someone must climb up and release a flare. First tribe to do so wins a trip to the Survivor Storehouse. Red has a lead, never gives it up. They pick David to shop for them, he selects Khanh to join him.

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Ep3 RC: (Sandbag pile) - Blood wins.

Ep.3 idols: David & Khanh

Ep.3 idols: David and Khanh

Ep.3 idols: David and Khanh

At the Survivor Storehouse, David learns he has a choice: He can pick three items for himself/his tribe, or he can take two and offer one to his guest (Khanh). He picks the three-item option to pay Water back for booting Briana. In the process he and Khanh notice two idols hanging in plain sight among the items, one for each of them. They can be combined to form a super idol (used after votes are revealed) at any time, or played separately as regular idols. They agree to try to join them at the merge, but David ends up playing his the next day.

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David, Khanh get idols at reward.
Day 7
(Oct. 11)

Ep.3 IC: Poles, blocks, seesaw

Ep.3 IC: Poles, blocks, seesaw

Ep.3 IC: Poles, blocks, seesaw

Kate, Jay sit out. Tribes must cross a mudpit, going over and under obstacles, then one person (Mark; Croc) must chop down a pole to make a bridge the tribe must cross. Then another person (Josh; Jordan) must chop down a second pole to make a ramp. Then tribe then crosses a tower, and four people (the men) unwind a chest with a chain wrapped around a pole. Then the tribe must open the chest, remove letter blocks, and balance them on a seesaw to spell two words (BLOOD, WATER). Water works together well on the puzzle, wins.

← Previous: Ep.3 idols Next: Ep.4 RC →

Ep3 IC: (Poles, blocks, seesaw) - Water wins.

TC3 - Kate idoled out ([0]-3-1), 21 left.
Day 8
(Oct. 12)

Ep.4 RC: Mud pit, bell

Ep.4 RC: Mud pit, bell

Ep.4 RC: Mud pit, bell

Amy sits out. In head-to-head matchups, contestants must race through a mud pit (while their opponent tries to stop them), and ring their opponent's bell at the other end. First tribe to three points wins reward: Croissants, coffee, tea. Results: Rd.1: Mark d. Croc (B1, R0). Rd.2: Sam races past Shay (B1, R1). Rd.3: Jordan d. Josh (B1, R2). Rd.4: Nina d. Sandra (B2, R2). Rd.5: Jesse races past Khanh (B2, R3). Red wins reward! They pick Shay to join them.

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Ep4 RC: (Mud pit, bell) - Blood wins, invites Shay to join.
Day 9
(Oct. 13)

Ep.4 IC: Boats, arch puzzle

Ep.4 IC: Boats, arch puzzle

Ep.4 IC: Boats, arch puzzle

Sophie sits out. Tribes must pull a rope to open a heavy gate, releasing a boat. They must then paddle out, retrieve puzzle blocks, paddle back, and use those blocks to form an arch spelling their tribe name (Blood or Water). First tribe to do so wins immunity. Results: Water wins on the puzzle, also gets to attend and watch Blood's Tribal Council.

← Previous: Ep.4 RC Next: Ep.5 RC →

Ep4 IC: (Boats, arch puzzle) - Water wins.

TC4 - Sophie fake voted out (7-4), sent to Water, 21 left.
Day 10
(Oct. 14)

Ep.5 RC: Sumo at Sea

Ep.5 RC: Sumo at Sea

Ep.5 RC: Sumo at Sea

Alex sits out. As first seen in Palau. In head-to-head matchups, using a padded bag, contestants must try to knock their opponent off the platform and into the water. First tribe to three wins a cheese platter. Results: Rd.1: Mark d. Jesse (B1, R0). Rd.2: Sam d. Sophie (B1, R1). Rd.3: Jordan d. Josh (B1. R2). Rd.4: Jordie d. Ben (B2, R2). Rd.5: Nina d. Sandra (B3, R2), Water wins reward! But they have to enjoy their feast at Blood camp.

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Ep5 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Water wins, eats at Blood camp.

Day 11
(Oct. 15)

Day 12
(Oct. 16)

Ep.5 IC: Endurance Logs

Ep.5 IC: Endurance Logs

Ep.5 IC: Endurance Logs

KJ sits out. Each contestant must hold a rope to hold up a log, tied to those of their tribemates. They can drop at any time, but doing so increases the weight their tribemates must bear. Last tribe standing wins. All last 15+ minutes, so switch to one hand only. Order out: R1. Jordan, R2. Amy, R3. Michelle, R4. Croc, R5. Sandra, R6. Jay, B1. Melissa, B2, Nina, R7. Jesse, R8. Sam, R9. David - just Ben left for Red - B3. Shay, B4. Jordie, B5. Mark, B6. Chrissy, B7. Josh, B8. Khanh, B9. Alex, B10. Sophie - Red (Ben) wins!

← Previous: Ep.5 RC Next: Ep.6 RC →

Ep5 IC: (Log hold) - Blood wins.

TC5 - Alex quits, 20 left.
Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9
Day 13
(Oct. 17)

Ep.6 RC: 3-on-3 rugby

Ep.6 RC: 3-on-3 rugby

Ep.6 RC: 3-on-3 rugby

Starting on opposite ramps, three players must race into the water, grab a football, and try to get it to the top of their ramp, while the other tribe's three try to stop them. First tribe to three points wins club sandwiches. Rd.1: Jordie (Josh, Mark) d. Croc, Jesse, Ben (B1, R0). Rd.2: Nina (Sophie, Chrissy) d. Sandra, Amy, Michelle (B2, R0). Rd.3: David (Jordan, Jay) d. Josh, Mark, Khanh (B2, R1). Rd.4: Jordie (Mark, Josh) d. Jordan, Croc, Jesse (B3, R1). Blue wins reward!

← Previous: Ep.5 IC Next: Ep.6 idol →

Ep6 RC: (3-on-3 rugby) - Water wins.

Ep.6 Blood idol: Amy

Ep.6 Blood idol: Amy

Ep.6 Blood idol: Amy

Amy goes looking for an idol at Blood camp, and finds a pole much like the one Shay found at Water. She uses it to grab the idol, seemingly in secret, but it turns out Michelle saw her do it.

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Amy finds idol.
Day 14
(Oct. 18)

Ep.6 IC: Pairs basketball

Ep.6 IC: Pairs basketball

Ep.6 IC: Pairs basketball

In pairs, one contestant (swimmer) swims out to a cliff face, climbs a net, grabs a ball, jumps back in, swims back, and hands off ball to teammate (shooter), who tries to shoot a basket. First tribe to five wins immunity. Results: Rd.1: Jordie-Sophie (B1), Jesse-Michelle (R1), Josh-Chrissy (B2), Ben-Amy (R2), Khanh-KJ (B3), Sam-Sandra (R3), Shay-Mel (B4), Croc-Jay (R4), Mark-Nina (B5), Jordan on net as Nina wins it for Water.

← Previous: Ep.6 idol Next: Ep.7 RC →

Ep6 IC: (Pairs basketball) - Water wins.

TC6 - Jay voted out (4-[0]-3), 19 left.
Day 15
(Oct. 19)

Tribe swap: two new tribes.

Ep.7 RC: Rowing tug-of-war

Ep.7 RC: Rowing tug-of-war

Ep.7 RC: Rowing tug-of-war

Held immediately after swap. Amy sits out. Each tribe has an inflatable boat that fits four people. The boats are tied together, and four people at a time must paddle far enough, opposed by the other tribe's paddlers, to grab their tribe flag. First tribe to three points wins a trip to camp from the Survivor hot dog cart. Results: Rd.1: Ben, Croc, Chrissy, Sophie d. Mark, Jordan, Mel, Sandra (B1, R0). Rd.2: Dave, Mark, Jordie, Josh d. Ben, Croc, Jesse, Khanh (B1, R1). Rd.3: KJ, Sam, Sophie, Michelle d. Sandra, Nina, Mel, Shay (B2, R1). Rd.4: Ben, Sophie, Croc, Chrissy d. Nina, Shay, Josh, Jordan (B3, R1). Water wins reward!

← Previous: Ep.6 IC Next: Ep.7 idol →

Ep7 RC: (Rowing tug-of-war) - Water wins.

Ep.7 idol: Croc (and Chrissy)

Ep.7 idol: Croc (and Chrissy)

Ep.7 idol: Croc (and Chrissy)

Chrissy spies a note tucked into the hot dog cart at the reward, and manages to grab and pocket it undetected. She later shares the clue with Croc, it directs them to a particular tree with a string tied to it in Water camp (which Chrissy knows, but newcomer Croc does not). They go to the location together, Croc ends up with the idol, which he keeps.

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Croc finds idol (with Chrissy).
Day 16
(Oct. 20)

Ep.7 IC: Boxes, table maze

Ep.7 IC: Boxes, table maze

Ep.7 IC: Boxes, table maze

Mel sits out. One person must chop through a rope, releasing a cargo net, which the tribe uses to climb a tower. They then cross a series of balance beams, collecting boxes, then climb up a second tower, tossing the boxes off to break them. One of the boxes contains a ball, which they must then maneuver through a giant table maze. First to do so wins. Blue table maze: Croc, Ben, Jesse, Sophie, plus Khanh/Michelle as caller. Red table maze: Jordie, Jordan, Josh, Shay, with Nina as caller. The table maze ends up close, but Water wins.

← Previous: Ep.7 idol Next: Ep.8 IC →

Ep7 IC: (Boxes, table maze) - Water wins.

TC7 - Sandra voted out (9-1), 18 left.
Day 17
(Oct. 21)

Day 18
(Oct. 22)

Ep.8 IC: Disc chain

Ep.8 IC: Disc chain

Ep.8 IC: Disc chain

As seen in AU: 2017, a challenge which Mark won with Henry. Contestants must stand, side by side, holding up a disc between them and their neighbor. As they tire, people can drop. Last tribe that still has at least one pair holding up a disc wins. Order out: R9. Amy, R8. Mel (under 1 min.), B9. Croc, R7. Josh, B8. Michelle, B7. Jesse (blue down to three separate pairs), R6. Shay, R5. Nina (red down to two pairs). B6, B5: Khanh/Sam; B4, B3: Ben/Sophie; B2, B1: Chrissy, KJ. Blood wins immunity!

← Previous: Ep.7 IC Next: Ep.9 RC →

Ep8 IC: (Disc chain) - Blood wins.

TC8 - Sophie voted out (6-2-1), 17 left.
Day 19
(Oct. 23)

Ep.9 IC: Dunk pole

Ep.9 IC: Dunk pole

Ep.9 IC: Dunk pole

David sits out. In head-to-head matchups, contestants must stand on a dock in the water holding a large horizontal pole that slides through a central tower. The goal is to pull the pole out far enough to knock a player from the other tribe off the platform. First tribe to three points wins fish and chips. Results: Rd.1: Mark d. Croc (Jesse knocked in; R1, B0). Rd.2: Chrissy d. Mel (Shay knocked in; R1, B1). Rd.3: Josh d. Ben (KJ knocked in; R2, B1). Rd.4: Jordan d. Croc (Khanh knocked in; R3, B1). Blood wins reward.

← Previous: Ep.8 IC Next: Ep.9 IC →

Ep9 RC: (Dunk log) - Blood wins.
Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12 Episode 13
Day 20
(Oct. 24)

Ep.9 IC: Spool stack

Ep.9 IC: Spool stack

Ep.9 IC: Spool stack

Mel sits out. Contestants must use a long pole to grab one of 8 spools, walk through a trip obstacle, then place the spool on a stack at the end. If they bump the trip obstacle, it can knock the stack over, and they have to start again. First to stack all 8 wins. Jordan knocks red's over at 6. Blue/Water then cruises to victory.

← Previous: Ep.9 RC Next: Ep.10 RC →

Ep9 IC: (Spool stack) - Water wins.

TC9 - Amy voted out (6-2-1), 16 left.
Day 21
(Oct. 25)

Ep.10 RC: Water slide basketball

Ep.10 RC: Water slide basketball

Ep.10 RC: Water slide basketball

Each tribe is divided into two teams (Pink: Mark, Jordan, Nina, Jordie; Red: Shay, Josh, Dave, Mel; Blue: Michelle, Jesse, Croc, Sam; Light blue: Khanh, Ben, Chrissy, KJ). One person from each team slides down a water slide, and knocks off a basketball at the end, then tries to shoot a basket. First two teams to make two baskets win reward: An afternoon getaway picnic (together). Rd.1: Mark d. Croc, Ben, Josh (P1, R0, B0, LB0). Rd.2: Mel d. Michelle, KJ, Nina (who is injured; P1, R1, B0, LB0). Rd.3: Jordan d. Mel, Michelle, Khanh (P2, R1, B0, LB0). Pink wins one of two slots! Rd.4: Dave d. Croc, KJ (P2, R2, B0, LB0). Red also wins!

← Previous: Ep.9 IC Next: Ep.10 clue →

Ep10 RC: (Water slide b-ball) - Red, pink teams win.

Ep.10 idol clue: Mark

Ep.10 idol clue: Mark

Ep.10 idol clue: Mark

As the entire Blood tribe relaxes at their reward picnic, Mark, Jordie, and Jordan discuss looking around for idols or advantages. Shortly thereafter, Mark spots a clue in a potted plant. He moves over next to it with his shoes, and retrieves the clue, stuffing it into his shoe, seemingly undetected. Unfortunately, Jordie saw him grab it. Later, Jordie asks Mark if he found anything, and Mark denies it.

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Mark finds idol clue.
Day 22
(Oct. 26)

Nina medevac, 15 left.

Ep.10 IC: Chariot Slingshot

Ep.10 IC: Chariot Slingshot

Ep.10 IC: Chariot Slingshot

Held immediately after Nina's removal. Sam sits out. Tribes must go through a mud pit, then through hay bales, then carry someone (Jordie, Jesse) on a "chariot" (platform) to a spot where they attempt to land a monkey fist, releasing a bunch of sandbags. They then use a giant slingshot (on the chariot, held up by the tribe) to launch the sandbags at five targets (spelling out tribe name). First tribe to hit all five targets wins. They also win an unspecified advantage, which they will open at camp (it's visiting Tribal, duh). Results: Jordie has no luck with the monkey fist, and Water takes a huge lead. But by the time they start shooting, Water still has hit no targets. Targets hit: Josh-1, Khanh-1, Josh-2, Khanh-2, Josh-3, Khanh-3, Josh-4, Josh-5 - Blood wins (it for Nina).

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Ep10 IC: (Chariot slingshot) - Blood wins.

TC10 - KJ voted to Blood, 15 left.
Day 23
(Oct. 27)

Ep.11 IC: Team Spoon Man

Ep.11 IC: Team Spoon Man

Ep.11 IC: Team Spoon Man

Jordan sits out. Team version of F5 IC in San Juan del Sur. Contestants must use a series of spoonlike rods to transfer three balls (one at a time) through a series of mazes, passing off to tribemates in between. If they drop, have to go back to the start of the last maze. First tribe to move all three balls all the way through wins. Ben and Mark each take the first and last mazes. Balls through: R1, B1, R2, B2, R3. Blood wins.

← Previous: Ep.10 IC Next: Ep.12 idol →

Ep11 IC: (Team Spoon Man) - Blood wins.

TC11 - Croc voted out (4-2-1), 14 left.
Day 24
(Oct. 28)

Ep.12 Blood idol: Mark

Ep.12 Blood idol: Mark

Ep.12 Blood idol: Mark

Finally going out in search of the idol for which he found the clue days earlier, Mark follows the clue's instructions and eventually spots a rope heading into the water, tied to a tree near the well. He pockets the idol, thinking he's found it in secret, but Jordie in fact saw him retrieve it. Jordie later asks about the idol, Mark shows him the clue and goes through the motions of looking for it with Jordie. But eventually, Mark relents and admits to Jordie that he has the idol.

← Previous: Ep.11 IC Next: Ep.12 IC →

Mark finds Blood idol.
Day 25
(Oct. 29)

Ep.12 IC: Ballin' A Jack

Ep.12 IC: Ballin' A Jack

Ep.12 IC: Ballin' A Jack

Both tribes are competing for individual immunity, both tribes will vote someone out. As seen in San Juan del Sur, etc. Contestants must stand on two narrow pegs, while trying to hold a ball against an overhead beam by pushing it against the beam with a handle. Last person on each tribe standing wins individual immunity. Results (order out): R8. David, R7. Jordan (2.5 min), B6. Michelle, R6. Mark, R5. Mel, R4. Josh (9 min.), R3. KJ, B5. Chrissy, B4. Jesse. [25 min.] B3. Ben, B2. Sam, B1. Khanh wins for Water. Sam passes out, gets checked by medical. [50 min.] R2. Jordie, R1. Shay wins for Blood.

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Ep12 IC: "Ballin' A Jack" - Khanh, Shay win.

TC12 - Mel voted out (5-3), back in via fire.

TC13 - Ben voted out (4-2); out via fire, 13 left.

Day 26
(Oct. 30)

Tribes merge, Lava formed.

Ep.13 RC: A Bit Tipsy

Ep.13 RC: A Bit Tipsy

Ep.13 RC: A Bit Tipsy

Held immediately after merge, individual RC. As seen (more or less) in the F5 IC in US Blood vs. Water. Contestants must balance a wobbly table by pulling on a rope, then retrieve and stack 9 wooden blocks, one at a time, to make a (vertical) pyramid puzzle. First to do so wins a cash prize of $60,000 ($5k a month for a year) from Set for Life. Results: Mark, Shay lead for a while, then Shay and Khanh take the lead at 6, as Mark drops his stack. Shay later drops a couple of pieces, and Khanh cruises to victory.

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Ep13 RC: "A Bit Tipsy" - Khanh wins.
Episode 13 Episode 14 Episode 15 Episode 16 Episode 17
Day 27
(Oct. 31)

Ep.13 IC: When It Rains

Ep.13 IC: When It Rains

Ep.13 IC: When It Rains

Standard hold-a-bucket-over-your-head challenge, although this version requires contestants to pull up on a bar to waist height, instead of down on a rope. Mechanism involves each contestant holding up 35% of their body weight. Order out: 13. Chrissy, 12. Michelle, 10-tie. Jordie, Khanh, 9. Mark. [10 min.] 8. Mel, 7. Josh. [15 min.] 6. Shay(!), 5. Jordan (~25 min.). [35 min.] 4. Sam, 3. David. [50 min.] 2. KJ, so 1. Jesse wins.

← Previous: Ep.13 RC Next: Ep.14 IC →

Ep13 IC: "When It Rains" - Jesse wins.

TC14 - Khanh voted out (7-4-2), 1st juror, 12 left.
Day 28
(Nov. 1)

Ep.14 IC: Leaky bucket, logo puzzle

Ep.14 IC: Leaky bucket, logo puzzle

Ep.14 IC: Leaky bucket, logo puzzle

Contestants must fill a leaky bucket with water in order to level a table that they must then build a (vertical) logo puzzle on. As water leaks, the contestants risk their table tipping over. First person to finish their puzzle wins immunity. Shay, Josh, and Mel are shown as leading throughout. Eventually, Shay wins.

← Previous: Ep.13 IC Next: Ep.15 RC →

Ep14 IC: (Leaky bucket, puzzle) - Shay wins.

TC15 - Mel voted out (6-4-1-1), 11 left.
Day 29
(Nov. 2)

Ep.15 RC: Pairs block stack

Ep.15 RC: Pairs block stack

Ep.15 RC: Pairs block stack

Tethered together in random-drawn pairs (Shay/Jordan; KJ/Sam; Mark/Michelle; Jordie/Chrissy; Jesse/Josh; Dave unpaired, bets on Jesse/Josh), contestants must race to retrieve a set of blocks from a rope-crossed cage, then stack them on a wobbly platform. First pair to stack them wins reward: A KFC feast. Results: Jordie/Chrissy and KJ/Sam are close, but the latter's stack partially falls, giving Jordie and Chrissy an easy victory. Rest still have pieces to retrieve. J/C pick Jesse, Mark, and Josh to join them.

← Previous: Ep.14 IC Next: Ep.15 IC →

Ep15 RC: (Pairs block stack) - Chrissy and Jordie win.
Day 30
(Nov. 3)

Ep.15 IC: Hanging ball track

Ep.15 IC: Hanging ball track

Ep.15 IC: Hanging ball track

Contestants must stand on a post, holding two ropes that hold up each end of a wooden track with a ball on it. At regular 10-minute intervals, they must step back to a smaller post, making the task more difficult. If at any point the ball drops, they're out. Order out: 11. Michelle, 10. Sam. [10 min.] 9. Shay (on transition), 8. KJ (on transition), 7. Dave (on transition). [20 min., third post is one foot only] 6. Chrissy (on transition), 5. Jesse, 4. Jordan. [30 min.] 3. Josh (on transition), 2. Mark, so 1. Jordie wins!

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Ep15 IC: (Hanging ball track) - Jordie wins.

Ep.15 idol: Jesse/Sam

Ep.15 idol: Jesse/Sam

Ep.15 idol: Jesse/Sam

Using the clue Jordie found at reward and gave to him, Jesse goes hunting for the idol. He eventually finds it, and as he's celebrating/ reading the clue, Sam walks up on him. She points out he's been gone a long time, so people are suspicious, and offers to bring his idol back to camp under her sarong. He agrees, but does not get it back from her before being voted out.

← Previous: Ep.15 IC Next: Ep.16 IC →

Jesse finds idol, gives it to Sam.

TC16 - Jesse voted out (6-4-1), 10 left.
Day 31
(Nov. 4)

Day 32
(Nov. 5)

Ep.16 IC: Chimney Sweeps (AU)

Ep.16 IC: Chimney Sweeps (AU)

Ep.16 IC: Chimney Sweeps (AU)

In a repeat of the AU-specific variant seen in in AU: Brains v Brawn, contestants must stand on narrow footholds while holding onto two overhead ropes. At regular 5-minute intervals, they move down to narrower footholds. If at any point they step off the footholds or let go of the ropes, they're out. Order out: (All make it to third set of footholds at 15 min.) 10. David, 9. Josh, 8. KJ (20 min.), 7. Mark, 6. Jordan, 5. Michelle, 4. Chrissy. [70 min.] 3. Sam. [80 min.] 2. Shay (passes out while being helped down), 1. Jordie wins.

← Previous: Ep.15 idol Next: Ep.17 RC →

Ep16 IC: "Chimney Sweeps (AU)" - Jordie wins.

TC17 - Shay voted out (7-2-1), sent to Exile, 9 left.
Day 33
(Nov. 6)

Ep.17 RC: Paddle Out + obstacles

Ep.17 RC: Paddle Out + obstacles

Ep.17 RC: Paddle Out + obstacles

Contestants must retrieve three ball bags attached to a rope, wrapped along an obstacle course (balance beam, spool, high bar), then open the bags and roll each ball out onto a five-armed ramp, landing them in divots on the end (as in "Paddle Out"). First to do so wins reward: An Isuzu MU-X. Order to paddle: Jordie, Mark (Jordie-1 landed), Sam, David, Chrissy, KJ, Michelle, Josh (Jordie-2, David-1, Mark-1, Jordie-3, David-2, David-3, Jordie-4, David-4, Jordie-5). (Jordan last?) Jordie also wins a trip to a drive-in "movie" (surprise videos from home) with nachos and margaritas. He takes Jordan, Dave, and Michelle with him.

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Ep17 RC: "Paddle Out" + obstacles - Jordie wins a car.
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Day 34
(Nov. 7)

Ep.17 IC: Audio Slave

Ep.17 IC: Audio Slave

Ep.17 IC: Audio Slave

As seen in Ghost Island. Contestants must hold a pole (that resembles a boom mic) with a statuette on the end, while standing on a narrow perch. At regular intervals, they must move up to the next, narrower, stretch of perch, without dropping the statue. Last to drop out wins. First section (10 min.) 9. KJ, 8. Chrissy, 7. David (~4 min), 6. Michelle, 5. Sam (6 min), 4. Mark. Second section (10 min.) 3. Josh. [40 min, before transition to 4th and final section] 2. Jordie, so 1. Jordan wins!

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Ep17 IC: "Audio Slave" - Jordan wins.

TC18 - Jordie voted out (8-1), 8 left.

TC19 - KJ voted out (5-2-1), sent to Exile with Jordie, 7 left.
Day 35
(Nov. 8)

Ep.18 IC: Rings, fireballs

Ep.18 IC: Rings, fireballs

Ep.18 IC: Rings, fireballs

Completed in two rounds. First round: Contestants must collect one of three rings from a series of obstacles (mud/water pit, hay bale, high rope) then land them on a hook on a post. They can advance to the next obstacle after they land their ring. First three to land all their rings advance to next round. Second round: Contestants must toss fire balls into a central pit. First to land two fire balls wins immunity. Results: Order to final ring: Mark, Josh, Chrissy, Sam, Jordan, David, Michelle. Rd. 1 placement - 1. Mark, 2. Josh, 3. Jordan. 4-t. David, Chrissy. 6-t. Sam, Michelle. Second round: Mark 2, Josh, Jordan 0. Mark wins!

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Ep18 IC: (Rings, fireballs) - Mark wins.

TC20 - Michelle voted out (6-1), sent to Exile, 6 left.
Day 36
(Nov. 9)

Ep.18 duel: Ball on pole

Ep.18 duel: Ball on pole

Ep.18 duel: Ball on pole

Jordie, Shay, KJ, Michelle compete, while six in-game people watch. Contestants must balance a ball on a pole, cross a seesaw and posts, then add more sections of pole, put the ball in an overhead trough, and make it land in a bucket at the end. First three people to land all their balls (3 total) re-enter the game, last-place contestant joins the jury. Balls landed: Jordie-1, Shay-1, Jordie-2, Michelle-1, KJ-1, Shay-2, Jordie-3 (Jordie back in!), Michelle-2, KJ-2, Shay-3 (Shay back in!). Michelle goes to the jury.

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Ep18 duel: (Ball on pole) - Jordie, Shay, KJ win, re-enter game.

Michelle out, joins jury, 9 left.
Day 37
(Nov. 10)

Ep.19 non-RC: Survivor auction

Ep.19 non-RC: Survivor auction

Ep.19 non-RC: Survivor auction

It's an auction. $500 per contestant, bidding in $20 increments, no sharing of money or food unless JLP says so. Item 1: Meat pie - Chrissy, $100. Item 2: Chicken parm, chips and beer - Jordan, $500. Item 3: Burger - David, $500. Item 4: Covered - Mark/Jordie $500 bids, draw rocks - Mark wins a steak dinner, Jordie wins a white rock. Item 5: Pizza, wine - Shay, $300. Item 6: Covered - Sam, $500 - it's Vegemite toast. Item 7: Covered - KJ, $220 - it's tea (but with a clue, which she hides). Item 8: Letters from home - Shay, $200 - but she gives it up to give everyone else theirs. Auction over.

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Ep19 non-RC: "Survivor Auction."

Ep.19 advantage: KJ

Ep.19 advantage: KJ

Ep.19 advantage: KJ

After buying the (still apparently secret?) advantage clue at the auction, KJ is directed to a spot in camp, and finds it. It allows her to send three people home from one of the next two Tribal Councils. She vows to think about it deeply, in order to maximize its potential. (Spoiler: Mission accomplished.)

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KJ finds advantage.
Day 38
(Nov. 11)

Day 39
(Nov. 12)

Ep.19 IC: Slide, 3-layer puzzle

Ep.19 IC: Slide, 3-layer puzzle

Ep.19 IC: Slide, 3-layer puzzle

Contestants must slide down a waterslide, swim to shore, cross obstacles to get to a grappling hook, which they use to snag a puzzle bag. They then use that bag to build a 3-level puzzle, as seen in Kaoh Rong. Order to puzzle: David, Jordie, Josh, Shay, Mark, KJ, Jordan. David first to finish 1st layer. Sam still on grappling hook as Josh completes 2nd layer. Josh wins. Placement: 1. Josh, 2-t. David, Shay; 3-t. Mark, Jordie, Jordan, Chrissy, KJ; 9. Sam.

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Ep19 IC: (Slide, 3-layer puzzle) - Josh wins.

TC21 - Jordan voted out (4-2), 8 left.
Day 40
(Nov. 13)

Ep.20 IC: Domino ball

Ep.20 IC: Domino ball

Ep.20 IC: Domino ball

Contestants must roll a ball up a ramp, then assemble blocks in a line before it comes down. If they catch it before it hits the blocks, they can roll it back up again. If not, and it knocks blocks over, they have to start over. Once all blocks are lined up, they climb to the top of the ramp, roll the ball down, and try to knock the block over like dominoes, with the last one landing in a bucket. First to do so wins. Various people lead throughout, but in the end, Mark and Jordie race to finish placing blocks, but Mark ends up winning.

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Ep20 IC: (Domino ball) - Mark wins.

TC22 - Sam voted out (5-3), 7 left.
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Day 41
(Nov. 14)

Ep.21 RC: Splash Back

Ep.21 RC: Splash Back

Ep.21 RC: Splash Back

As seen in Nicaragua. Contestants must lean back over water, holding onto a rope. At regular intervals, they move further down the rope. Last holding on wins reward: An overnight getaway trip to the Survivor spa. Order out: 7. Chrissy (25 min), 6. KJ (28 min.), 5. David (30 min.), 4. Mark (30 min.). Last three cut a deal to take each other, so 3. Josh, 2. Jordie, 1. Shay wins (takes Josh, Jordie).

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Ep21 RC: "Splash Back" - Shay wins spa trip.
Day 42
(Nov. 15)

Ep.21 IC: Obstacles, sandbag, word puzzle

Ep.21 IC: Obstacles, sandbag, word puzzle

Ep.21 IC: Obstacles, sandbag, word puzzle

Contestants must race up a net, untie a bag of sandbags, and carry it over a series of obstacles. They must then toss the sandbags into a barrel, lowering it enough to remove puzzle letters, which they must use to solve a five-word phrase (SAFE FROM THE VOTE TONIGHT). Order to puzzle: Chrissy, Mark, Josh, Jordie, David, Shay, KJ. Results: All struggling on puzzle, until Josh gets the answer, quickly solves it.

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Ep21 IC: (Obstacles, sandbag, word puzzle) - Josh wins.

TC23 - David idoled out, ([0]-2-2; 4-1), 6 left.
Day 43
(Nov. 16)

Day 44
(Nov. 17)

Ep.22 IC: Obstacles, vertical puzzle

Ep.22 IC: Obstacles, vertical puzzle

Ep.22 IC: Obstacles, vertical puzzle

Contestants must cross a series of obstacles, then swing over to an A-frame, where they will use two rungs to climb to the top. There they will untie a ladder, climb up and over a tower, to a chest of puzzle pieces. They then use those pieces to solve a circular vertical puzzle. First to do so wins immunity. Order to puzzle: Jordie, Mark, Josh, Shay, KJ, Chrissy. Mark, Jordie briefly lead, but Chrissy drops out and helps Josh catch up. Josh wins.

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Ep22 IC: (Obstacles, vertical puzzle) - Josh wins.

TC24 - Jordie voted out again (5-1), 5 left.
Day 45
(Nov. 18)

Ep.23 IC: Always on the Run

Ep.23 IC: Always on the Run

Ep.23 IC: Always on the Run

Solo version of the challenge first seen in Ghost Island. Contestants must drop a ball into a large, three-layer track, run down steps to retrieve it at the bottom, then run back up to the top and start it over again. At regular intervals, additional balls are added (up to five total), making it harder. If at any time a ball drops off the track, it will break a tile, and the player is out. All reach three-ball stage. Order out: 5. KJ (3 balls), 4. Josh (3 balls), 3. Chrissy (4 balls), 2. Mark (4 balls), 1. Shay wins!

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Ep23 IC: "Always on the Run" - Shay wins.

TC25 - KJ voted out (2-2-1; 2-1), 4 left.
Day 46
(Nov. 19)

Ep24 IC: (Waterfall hold) - Shay wins.

TC26 - Josh voted out (3-1), 3 left.
Day 47
(Nov. 20)

Final Tribal Council and jury vote on the final three.

Mark wins, 10-0-0.
Game over
Day 0
(Nov. 21)

Finalists and jury return home, resume Instagram influencing.
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(Nov. 22)

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Historical notes:

  • Kevin Perry at TVBlackBox (7/13/21): Blood vs. Water likely theme, with returnees.
  • David Knox at TVTonight (9/8/21): Filming near Townsville, Queensland; crew wanted between September 11 and November 6th, Big Bend and Echo Hole parks reserved for three months (9/8/21).
  • Martin Holmes at InsideSurvivor (9/12/21): Summary of rumors, notes Blood vs. Water matches the official Survivor AU trailer posted on 9/12/21.
  • Kevin Perry at TVBlackBox (10/6/21): Filming has started, Sandra Diaz-Twine is a contestant.

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