SurvivorNZ 1: Nicaragua calendar
NZ1: Nicaragua calendar
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: May 7, 2021
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Pre-game Episode 1
Day 0
(July 24)
Day 0
(July 25)
Day 0
(July 26)

Matt Chisholm tweets from Nicaragua.
Day 0
(July 27)


Day 0
(July 28)


Day 1
(July 29)

Ep.1 opening scramble

Ep.1 opening scramble

Ep.1 opening scramble

After the contestants arrive on the beach and are sorted into tribes, Matt announces they must gather as many survival-related items as they can by untying them from a boat and placing them on a mat. Additionally, the boat contains a locked chest containing rice and flint, the key for which is hidden under one of several colored rocks. Both tribes fail to find the key, but Izzy eventually starts taking gathered items from the opposing Hermosa tribe's mat, and placing them on Mogoton's. After time expires, she relents and gives them back a knife.

Next: Ep.1 duel →

Filming begins.

TC1 - Hannah voted out (7-1), 15 left.

TC2 - Dee voted out (7-1), 14 left.
Day 2
(July 30)

Ep.1 duel: Jail Break

Ep.1 opening duel: Jail Break

Ep.1 duel: Jail Break

Both tribes takes seats at the arena, but are surprised to see Hannah and Dee return, and Matt welcome them to Redemption Island. Both must tie bamboo sticks together to make a pole long enough to retrieve three keys, to unlock a gate. Hannah quickly gets her first key, and unlocks her locks as she goes. Dee spends more time making her pole, but catches up to Hannah with her second key. But Hannah prevails, quickly getting her third key and unlocking the gate. Hannah wins, Dee is eliminated.

← Previous: Ep.1 arrival Next: Ep.2 IC →

Ep1 Duel: "Jail Break" - Hannah wins, Dee eliminated.
Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5
Day 3
(July 31)

Day 4
(Aug. 1)

Ep.2 IC: Haulin' Oats

Ep.2 IC: Haulin' Oats

Ep.2 IC: Haulin' Oats

One sighted caller (Lee, Lou) directs pairs of blindfolded tribemates (Avi-Izzy, Tom-Shay; Mike-Georgia, Shannon-Barb) to gather five items from an obstacle-strewn field. They bring them back, place them on a platform, then two others (Tony, Sala; Nate, Jak) raise the platform to deliver the item to the caller. Finally, retrieve a flag and raise it to the caller. Hermosa wins, although both tribes have their flags as the challenge ends.

← Previous: Ep.1 duel Next: Ep.3 RC →

Ep2 IC: "Haulin' Oats" - Hermosa wins.

TC3 - Tony voted out (4-2-1), 13 left.
Day 5
(Aug. 2)

Ep.3 RC: Hot Pursuit

Ep.3 RC: Hot Pursuit

Ep.3 RC: Hot Pursuit

Nate sits out. As seen in Palau, tribemates are tethered together and each carries a 10-kg sandbag. Tribes must race around an oval course until one catches the other. Contestants can drop out as long as they unclip and hand off their weight to a tribemate. Results: Barb unclips for Hermosa. Lou, Shay, Izzy all unclip for Mogoton, leaving the three guys with 20 kg each. Jak unclips for Hermosa, but Mogoton tires quickly. Mike tags Sala, and Hermosa wins a tarp, coffee, and tea.

← Previous: Ep.2 IC Next: Ep.3 duel →

Ep3 RC: "Hot Pursuit" - Hermosa wins.
Day 6
(Aug. 3)

Ep.3 duel: Rock Block

Ep.3 duel: Rock Block

Ep.3 duel: Rock Block

Sala and Lou, Georgia and Shannon are selected to attend. Tony expresses his displeasure at being backstabbed. For the duel, as originally seen in Redemption Island, duelers must toss small metal balls to land on and break four ceramic tiles. First to break all four wins. Tony takes an early lead, and wins, 4-1. Hannah is eliminated.

← Previous: Ep.3 RC Next: Ep.4 IC →

Ep3 duel: "Rock Block" - Tony wins, Hannah eliminated.
Day 7
(Aug. 4)

Day 8
(Aug. 5)

Ep.4 IC: Chimney Sweep

Ep.4 IC: Chimney Sweep

Ep.4 IC: Chimney Sweep

Sala, Shay; Jak, Barb, Nate all sit out. Four compete per tribe. Stand on footholds, moving down to narrower ones every 10 minutes. All survive first two 10-min rounds. Rd.3: Avi first to drop out, then Lee (27 min), Izzy, Tom (30 min), Shannon (45 min). Down to Mike, Lou, and Georgia. Lou falls, Hermosa wins.

← Previous: Ep.3 duel Next: Ep.5 RC →

Ep4 IC: "Chimney Sweep" - Hermosa wins.

TC4 - Izzy voted out (3-2-1), 12 left.
Day 9
(Aug. 6)

Ep.5 RC: Beach Balls

Ep.5 RC: Beach Balls

Ep.5 RC: Beach Balls

Georgia and Shannon sit out. The challenge is a traditional Survivor one with two people (Lou and Barb) firing balls with slingshots, and the remaining contestants trying to catch the balls in nets. First tribe to 5 ctaches wins. Matchups: Nate vs. Sala, Mike vs. Tom, Lee vs. Avi, Shay vs. Jak. Catches: Sala-1, Shay-1, Sala-2, Jak-1, Sala-3, Lee-1, Sala-4, Mogoton wins, 5-2, receives fishing gear!

← Previous: Ep.4 IC Next: Ep.5 duel →

Ep5 RC: "Beach Balls" - Mogoton wins fishing gear.
Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8
Day 10
(Aug. 7)

Ep.5 duel: Rope-A-Dope

Ep.5 duel: Rope-A-Dope

Ep.5 duel: Rope-A-Dope

Tony and Izzy compete. They are clipped to a rope that winds around two large structures, and must follow it to the end, untying three knots along the way. Izzy takes a lead on the first structure, and Tony never catches up. Tony is the third person eliminated.

← Previous: Ep.5 RC Next: Ep.6 swap →

Ep5 duel: "Rope-A-Dope" - Izzy wins, Tony eliminated (3).

Lou medically removed.
Day 11
(Aug. 8)
Day 12
(Aug. 9)

Ep.6 Tribal swap

Ep.6 Tribal swap

Ep.6 Tribal swap

Both tribes assemble on the beach, and are told to drop their buffs. The contestants draw new buffs from a bag, with five of each color. Shannon draws the black buff, which sends her to Redemption Island until after the next Tribal Council, at which point, she will join the IC-losing tribe.

← Previous: Ep.5 duel Next: Ep.6 IC →

Tribal swap.

Ep.6 IC: Barrel Bridge

Ep.6 IC: Barrel Bridge

Ep.6 IC: Barrel Bridge

The younger and more agile New Mogoton tribe easily moves their four barrels and two planks across the course, while the older New Hermosa struggle, mightily. Mogoton wins.

← Previous: Ep.6 Swap Next: Ep.7 RC →

Ep6 IC: "Barrel Bridge" - Mogoton wins.

TC5 - Georgia voted out (4-1), 10 left.
Day 13
(Aug. 10)

Shannon rejoins Hermosa.

Ep.7 RC: Stompede

Ep.7 RC: Stompede

Ep.7 RC: Stompede

Performed as a Hero Challenge, in which only one person (Avi, Lee) competes. Contestants must run out to the surf, untie a sandbag from a buoy, bring it back, then place it on a plank and jump on the plank to try to land the sandbag in an overhead net. First to three bags placed wins reward. Avi takes an early lead after figuring out optimal launch technique, lands his third bag as Lee is returning with his third. Hermosa wins comfort items, a hammock, and a plastic bag of melted chocolate.

← Previous: Ep.6 IC Next: Ep.7 duel →

Ep7 Hero RC: "Stompede" - Avi/ Hermosa wins.
Day 14
(Aug. 11)

Ep.7 duel: Offer It Up

Ep.7 duel: Offer It Up

Ep.7 duel: Offer It Up

Both tribes attend, to watch Georgia vs. Izzy compete. Duelers must stack plates and bowls on the end of a balancing arm, and hold it without dropping anything. Additional items are added at specified times. Both make it to the fourth object, but shortly after placing it, both Georgia and Izzy drop their stacks. Izzy's fell first, though, so Georgia stays alive.

← Previous: Ep.7 RC Next: Ep.8 IC →

Ep7 duel: "Offer It Up" - Georgia wins; Izzy eliminated (5).
Day 15
(Aug. 12)

Day 16
(Aug. 13)

Ep.8 IC

Ep.8 IC

Ep.8 IC

(Similar to Cagayan's "Mazed and Confused.") Three people (Sala, Nate, Avi; Lee, Shay, Tom) must pass water from the beach to a balance beam by tossing buckets. They use the water to fill a container on a seesaw. Once full, the seesaw tips to release a key. The key unlocks a chest of puzzle pieces. The remaining two people (Barb, Shannon; Mike, Jak) must solve a word puzzle ("Fight to stay alive in this game"). Hermosa wins, although Mogoton supposedly threw the challenge.

← Previous: Ep.7 duel Next: Ep.9 duel →

Ep8 IC: Hermosa wins.

TC6 - Shay voted out (3-2), 9 left.
Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12
Day 17
(Aug. 14)
Day 18
(Aug. 15)

Ep.9 duels: House of Cards

Ep.9 duel: House of Cards

Ep.9 duel: House of Cards

Both tribes attend to watch Georgia vs. Shay, who are informed the winner will re-enter the game. Contestants must use 130 wooden tiles to build a tower of cards that passes the height limit (3 meters). First to reach it, or the person with the highest stack after 30 minutes wins, re-enters game. Georgia is about to place the winning cards when her tower collapses. Shay has run out of cards, and has to remove some from the bottom, but successfully completes her tower. Georgia is eliminated, Shay re-enters the game, and the tribes merge to form the Casar tribe.

← Previous: Ep.8 IC Next: Ep.9 RC →

Ep9 duel: "House of Cards" - Shay wins, re-enters game. Georgia eliminated (6).

Tribes merge, Casar formed.
Day 19
(Aug. 16)

Ep.9 RC: Flash Back

Ep.9 RC: Flash Back

Ep.9 RC: Flash Back

For individual reward. Matt flashes a series of cards with symbols. Contestants must repeat the sequence back using a cube. Winner gets chocolate cake. Elimination order: Rd1 (six items) 10.Nate (3rd item), 9.Barb (5th item). Rd2 (six items) 8.Lee (1st item), 6,7. Avi, Jak (4th item). Rd3 (7 items) 5.Sala (4th item), 4,3,2. Shannon, Shay, Tom (5th item), 1. Mike wins cake, picks Shannon, Shay to join.

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

Ep9 RC: "Flash Back" - Mike wins cake.
Day 20
(Aug. 17)

Ep.10 IC: Take the Reins

Ep.10 IC: Take the Reins

Ep.10 IC: Take the Reins

Contestants must hold on to two ropes, supporting a disc with a ball balanced on it. If the ball rolls off, they're out. After 10 minutes, the ropes get longer. Order of elimination: 10. Shay, 9. Avi, 8.Sala (all in 5 minutes), 7. Jak, 6. Tom. Rd.2 (second knot): All survive. Rd.3 (third knot): 5. Nate, 4. Lee, 3. Barb, 2. Shannon, 1. Mike wins.

← Previous: Ep.9 duel Next: Ep.11 IC →

Ep10 IC: "Take the Reins" - Mike wins.

TC7 - Lee voted out (6-4), 9 left)

Ep.11 IC: Trivia at Tribal

Ep.11 IC: Trivia at Tribal

Ep.11 IC: Trivia at Tribal

Contestants must answer questions, if they're wrong, they're out. 1."What does fire represent in this game?" (Life, all correct). 2. "How many locks did Dee & Hannah each have to unlock in first RI duel?" (three, 9.Tom out). 3."What is tallest mtn. in Nicaragua?" (Mogotón, 8,7. Mike & Nate out). 4."What ocean are we on?" (6, 5, 4. Shay, Shannon, Barb all out). 5."How many times have I worn a green Survivor hat?" (zero, 3,2. Avi & Sala out). 1.Jak wins!

← Previous: Ep.10 IC Next: Ep.11 RC →

Ep11 IC: (Trivia) - Jak wins.

TC8 - Mike voted out (6-3), 8 left.
Day 21
(Aug. 18)

Ep.11 RC: Touchy Subjects

Ep.11 RC: Touchy Subjects

Ep.11 RC: Touchy Subjects

Coconut chop challenge, based on survey of tribemates. 1.Who doesn't deserve to still be here? (Barb). Avi ch. Nate, Tom ch. Shay, Sala ch. Tom. 2.Who would you trust w/ your life? (Avi). Nate ch. Tom (2), Jak ch. Shay (2), Tom ch. Shay (3, out, 8th), Sala ch. Tom (3, out, 7th). 3.Who most needs a wake-up call in life? (Jak). Nate ch. Jak, Jak ch. Nate (2), Shannon ch. Jak (2), Sala ch. Jak (3, out, 6th). 4.Who does the least? (Jak) Shannon ch. Sala, Sala ch. Shannon (2), Avi ch. Shannon (3, out, 5th), Barb ch. Sala (2), Nate ch. Sala (3, out, 4th). 5.Who would you most like to be stranded with? (Avi) Barb ch. Avi (2). 6.Who do you hope to never see after the game? (Jak) Barb ch. Avi (3, out, 3rd). 7.Who would never survive on their own? (Barb). Nate ch. Barb (2). 8.Who is most likely to stab you in the back? (Shay) Barb ch. Nate. Barb wins 5 Pizza Hut pizzas, takes Nate, Sala, and Jak along for the feast.

← Previous: Ep.11 IC Next: Ep.11 duel →

Ep11 RC: "Touchy Subjects" - Barb wins pizzas.
Day 22
(Aug. 19)

Ep.11 duel: Odd-Shaped Bottoms

Ep.11 duel: Odd-Shaped Bottoms

Ep.11 duel: Odd-Shaped Bottoms

Nate and Jak attend. Cross a balance beam, collect three bags of puzzle pieces tied to it. Then do the puzzle. Mike gets his third bag before Lee gets his second. Lee almost catches up on the puzzle, but Mike wins.

← Previous: Ep.11 RC Next: Ep.12 IC →

Ep11 duel: "Odd-Shaped Bottoms" - Mike wins, Lee out (1st juror).
Day 23
(Aug. 20)

Episode 12 Episode 13 Episode 14 Episode 15
Day 24
(Aug. 21)

Ep.12 IC: Digging, spitting, and a puzzle

Ep.12 IC: Digging, spitting, and a puzzle

Ep.12 IC: Digging, spitting, and a puzzle

Rd.1: Dig in the sand, find a club. Use that club to smash a lantern. First six move on. Rd.2: Dunk your head in a water trough, climb under the trough, spit water into a bottle until it passes the fill mark. First three move on. Rd.3: Solve the four-cube stacking puzzle. Results: Rd.1 - Avi, Sala, Nate, Jak, Shannon, Tom advance. t-7: Shay & Barb out. Rd.2 - Crawling under the trough clearly not much of an option for Nate and Jak, they give up. Tom, Avi, Shannon advance, Sala about half-full. (6.Nate, 5.Jak, 4.Sala.) Rd.3 - Tom wins! (Fairly quickly.)

← Previous: Ep.11 duel Next: Ep.13 duel →

Ep12 IC: (Spitting & puzzle) - Tom wins.

TC9 - Sala voted out (4-3-1), 7 left.
Day 25
(Aug. 22)

Ep.13 duel: Concentration

Ep.13 duel: Concentration

Ep.13 duel: Concentration

It's the first nighttime challenge, held the same day as the duel. Matt tells a story about Nicaraguan history, then everyone answers questions at various stations, each with three choices. To answer, the contestant must take a wrapped medallion corresponding to their chosen answer, run back to the center, and unwrap. Correct answer has gold medallion, rest have brown, which is tossed in the fire. First to five correct answers wins. Results: Tom-5, Avi-3, Barb-3, Shay-3, Shannon-2, Jak-2, Nate-2. Tom wins!

← Previous: Ep.12 IC Next: Ep.13 IC →

Ep13 duel: "Concen-tration" - Mike wins, Sala out (2nd juror).

Ep.13 IC: Memory

Ep.13 IC: Memory

Ep.13 IC: Memory

Rd.1: Dig in the sand, find a club. Use that club to smash a lantern. First six move on. Rd.2: Dunk your head in a water trough, climb under the trough, spit water into a bottle until it passes the fill mark. First three move on. Rd.3: Solve the four-cube stacking puzzle. Results: Rd.1 - Avi, Sala, Nate, Jak, Shannon, Tom advance. t-7: Shay & Barb out. Rd.2 - Crawling under the trough clearly not much of an option for Nate and Jak, they give up. Tom, Avi, Shannon advance, Sala about half-full. (6.Nate, 5.Jak, 4.Sala.) Rd.3 - Tom wins! (Fairly quickly.)

← Previous: Ep.13 duel Next: Ep.14 IC →

Ep13 IC: "Memory" - Tom wins.
Day 26
(Aug. 23)

TC10 - Jak voted out (6-1), 6 left.
Day 27
(Aug. 24)
Day 28
(Aug. 25)

Ep.14 IC: 5x5

Ep.14 IC: 5x5

Ep.14 IC: 5x5

As last seen in Kaoh Rong. Contestants must race into the jungle, climb a bamboo structure to untie a bag of sandbags. Then race back, and toss the sandbags into five boxes. First to do so wins. Results: First bag - Tom 2, Barb 0, rest 1. Second bag - Tom 4, Shannon 3, Shay 2, Nate 2, Avi 1, Barb 0. Third bag - Tom 5, Tom wins while only he and Avi are tossing, before anyone has a chance to score another point.

← Previous: Ep.13 IC Next: Ep.15 RC →

Ep14 IC: "5x5" - Tom wins.

TC10 - Shannon voted out (4-2), 5 left.
Day 29
(Aug. 26)

Ep.15 RC: Mud Run

Ep.15 RC: Mud Run

Ep.15 RC: Mud Run

As originally seen in Borneo. Run out, dive in mud, run back, wipe the mud off your body into a bucket. Heaviest bucket after 10 minutes wins an overnight spa getaway. Only first and second announced: 2.Barb (20 kg), 1.Avi (22 kg). Rest tied for 3rd due to lack of info. Avi picks Tom & Barb to join him.

← Previous: Ep.14 IC Next: Ep.15 duel →

Ep15 RC: "Mud Run"- Avi wins.
Day 30
(Aug. 27)

Ep.15 duel: When It Rains

Ep.15 duel: When It Rains

Ep.15 duel: When It Rains

All attend, to watch Shannon vs. Jak vs. Mike. As seen in US Survivor since Africa, hold your hand over your head until you can't, if you drop it, you dump a barrel of water over yourself. Results: Shannon out first, at 17 minutes. Duel is over. Shannon to jury, Jak and Mike return to Redemption.

← Previous: Ep.15 RC Next: Ep.16 IC →

Ep15 duel: "When It Rains" - Jak & Mike win, Shannon out (3rd juror).
Episode 16 Episode 17 Episode 18 Episode 19
Day 31
(Aug. 28)

Day 32
(Aug. 29)

Ep.16 IC: Hard to Handle

Ep.16 IC: Hard to Handle

Ep.16 IC: Hard to Handle

As seen in Cagayan. Contestants must balance a ball on a disc on a pole, while standing on a narrow beam. After 10 min, the beam gets narrower and the pole gets longer. Last in wins. Results, round 1: All survive. Round 2: 5.Avi out. Round 3: 4.Nate, 3.Shay, 2.Barb. 1.Tom wins again!

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

Ep16 IC: "Hard to Handle" - Tom wins.

TC11 - Shay voted out (4-1), 4 left.
Day 33
(Aug. 30)

Ep.17 RC: Snare the Drum

Ep.17 RC: Snare the Drum

Ep.17 RC: Snare the Drum

Two teams of two (Avi and Nate vs. Tom and Barb), one person must race to flip three drums to the color of their team. First to get all three their color scores a point, first team to three points wins a selection of nuts. Rd.1: Avi d. Tom. Rd.2: Nate d. Barb. Rd.3: Tom d. Avi, Rd.4: Avi d. Tom. Avi and Nate win!

← Previous: Ep.16 IC Next: Ep.17 duel →

Ep17 RC: "Snare the Drum" - Avi & Nate win.
Day 34
(Aug. 31)

Ep.17 duel: Keep It Up

Ep.17 duel: Keep It Up

Ep.17 duel: Keep It Up

All attend, Shay vs. Jak vs. Mike. Contestants have arms outstretched to hold two poles (with the back of their hands only) against a board over their heads. If either pole falls, they're out. Shay loses.

← Previous: Ep.17 RC Next: Ep.17 IC →

Ep17 duel: "Keep It Up" - Jak & Mike win, Shay out (4th juror).
Day 35
(Sep. 1)

Ep.17 RC/IC: Ram-Ball On

Ep.17 RC/IC: Ram-Ball On

Ep.17 RC/IC: Ram-Ball On

Winner gets video message from home. Contestants must go through a series of obstacles balancing a ball on a pole, adding a section of pole after each stage. Then release a key, unlock a padlock, and toss sandbags at 9 pins. Order through obstacles: Tom, Barb, Avi, Nate. Pins left when challenge ends: Barb-0, Tom-1, Avi-2, Nate-5. Barb wins!

← Previous: Ep.17 duel Next: Ep.18 duel →

Ep17 RC/IC: "Ram-Ball On" - Barb wins.

TC12 - Nate voted out (3-1), 3 left.
Day 36
(Sep. 2)

Ep.18 duel: Balancing Point

Ep.18 duel: Balancing Point

Ep.18 duel: Balancing Point

All attend, Nate vs. Jak vs. Mike. Stack coins on a sword, as in Nicaragua, BvsW. First person to drop is out, other two rejoin the game. Jak's shaky hands eventually betray him. Jak is the 5th juror, Nate and Mike re-enter the game.

← Previous: Ep.17 RC/IC Next: Ep.19 F5 IC →

Ep18 duel: "Balancing Point" - Jak out (5th juror), Nate and Mike return to the game.
Day 37
(Sep. 3)

Ep.19 F5 IC: A Bit Tipsy

Ep.19 Final 5 IC: A Bit Tipsy

Ep.19 F5 IC: A Bit Tipsy

As in BvsW. Use a rope to balance a tipping table, and travel back and forth collecting and placing 10 wooden blocks on the table, one at a time. If they tip, must put the block you're placing back, and go re-set the table. First to 10 wins. Barb, Tom, Mike all have 9, Avi 8, Nate 6. Tom gets 10, wins his fifth IC!

← Previous: Ep.18 duel Next: Ep.19 F4 IC →

Ep19 F5 IC: "A Bit Tipsy" - Tom wins.

TC13 - Mike voted out (4-1; 6th juror), 4 left.
Episode 19 Episode 20 Game over
Day 38
(Sep. 4)

Ep.19 F4 IC: A Leg Up

Ep.19 Final 4 IC: A Leg Up

Ep.19 F4 IC: A Leg Up

Balance a pot on the end of a seesaw, using one leg. Last standing wins. Order out: 4.Nate (2 minutes), 3.Barb (31 minutes). After 3 hrs, Matt has Avi and Tom put their hands behind their heads, to make balancing more difficult. Tom passes out, Avi wins.

← Previous: F5 IC

Ep19 IC: "A Leg Up" - Avi wins.

TC13 - Nate voted out (3-1; 7th juror), 3 left.
Day 39
(Sep. 5)

Final tribal council and jury votes on Final Three.

Avi wins, 6-1-0.
Day 0
(Sep. 6)

Departure. Contestants fly back to N.Z.

Day 0
(Sep. 7)


Day 0
(Sep. 8)

Contestants arrive back home; inevitable facebook activity resumes


Day 0
(Sep. 9)

Day 0
(Sep. 10)

 

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