Sixteen or more castaways are split between two or more "Tribes", are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for Rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "Immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their players. Once about half the players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning Immunity prevents that player from being voted out, while several that are voted out at this stage form the game's "Jury". Once down to two or three people, a Final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the jury members. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the "Sole Survivor" and win the $1 million prize. Survivor has introduced numerous modifications, or "twists", on the core rules in order to keep the players on their toes and to prevent players from relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons. These changes have included tribal switches, seasons starting with more than two tribes, the ability to exile a player from a tribe for a short time, Hidden Immunity Idols that players can use to save themselves at Tribal Council and a chance to return to regular gameplay after elimination through "Redemption Island".
The season begins with the arrival of 19 castaways in Fiji. The diverse group settles in with plenty of supplies and resources on their island to make an exceptionally comfortable camp. On day three, the castaways are split into two tribes, selected by one of their own as a result of events which occur before the first Immunity Challenge. The tribe that wins the first Immunity Challenge will return to the camp of copious resources, while the losing tribe must relocate to a new island with only a pot, a machete and a water source. In the end, the first Survivor is voted off the island.
Hunger and dehydration take their toll on the Ravu tribe, leaving one castaway barely able to stand. Earl comes face to face with a deadly sea snake and is forced to make a difficult decision. Despite enjoying all the luxuries won by his Moto tribe, Boo can't help getting himself into one misfortune after another. At the combined Immunity/Reward Challenge, Ravu vows to win in hopes of receiving desperately needed food and fire. Will they triumph despite being famished and dehydrated? As Tribal Council nears, one tribemate tries to redirect the votes by petitioning against the majority.
Although the Moto tribe is thriving at their camp, one member begins to experience serious health problems. Meanwhile, the Ravu tribe attempts to make fire with a pair of eyeglasses. In the end, the third person is voted off the island.
One castaway explodes with anger and starts throwing things around camp. Gary's health continues to deteriorate and a surprise twist at the Immunity Challenge could change the course of the game.
Earl and Yau-Man pool their knowledge from Exile Island to look for the hidden Immunity Idol. Ravu fights for desperately needed items at the Reward Challenge. A mental challenge for Immunity confuses one castaway, who ends up losing for their tribe. And, the sixth person is voted off the island.
The castaways face a major shake-up when new tribes are formed. When two all-new tribes are formed, some of the castaways experience true hardship while other newfound luxury and strategy changes when one Survivor realizes their old alliance no longer has the majority in their new tribe.
One castaway finds the hidden Immunity Idol and replaces it with a fake one, hoping that someone else plays the false idol at a future Tribal Council. Also, Lisi returns from Exile intending to redeem herself for having expressed thoughts of wanting to go home.
The two tribes learn a traditional Fijian dance and then must perform at the Reward Challenge, where the winning tribe is treated to a feast with the locals. Later at Tribal Council, a showdown pits two tribemates against each other in a war of words.
The remaining castaways merge into one tribe and find a major surprise waiting for them back at camp. When Mookie confesses to Dreamz that he's found the second hidden Immunity Idol, an angry Alex and Edgardo worry that Dreamz may tell the others.
Dreamz gets caught strategizing with Alex by members of his other alliance (Cassandra, Earl and Yau-Man), who now question his loyalty. A cat-and-mouse game plays out at Tribal Council, leaving one group in shock and the other gloating with victory.
Tribemates are faced with a decision to blackmail or betray in order to keep their alliance intact. Two castaways discover information which could change the course of the game. Later, another injury leaves Boo struggling at the Reward Challenge.
Alex makes a desperate move to save himself. Alex, who knows he's next to be voted off, attempts to sway Stacy back to his side. Boo's motor mouth is driving the tribe crazy. One castaway proposes a compelling argument at Tribal Council which causes others to rethink their strategy.
The winner of the car Reward Challenge tries to use the prize as a bargaining chip. Who will remain standing heading into the season finale?
One Survivor gets clever and presents a new strategy to several other tribemates. Will they take the bait? Will the new plan affect the outcome of the game? Later, the final Immunity Challenge has the Survivors hanging on for their lives. Who will outlast the others in this all-important battle for Immunity? And who will be named Sole Survivor?
During a live reunion show broadcast from New York City, the 19 Survivors get together for the first time since being in Fiji to discuss the results of the game.
One castaway is tossed around like a rag doll during a Reward Challenge, while another castaway sets out to prove her strength while on Exile Island.
One castaway's desperation leads to waterworks, and the waterworks lead to sympathy from other members on the tribe.
Overwhelming hunger and homesickness put one castaway's entire alliance in jeopardy. Meanwhile, one of the strongest bonds in the game finds itself on shaky ground after a frustrating performance in an intense Immunity Challenge.
In the wake of a tough loss, an emotional outburst causes one castaway to become a target. Meanwhile, large appetites combined with dwindling rations create an air of resentment at one camp.
A shocking twist is revealed giving one castaway the chance to change the game for the opposing tribe. Meanwhile, surprise letters from home bring even the toughest castaways to tears.
After one power drunk castaway decides to take the game into their own hands, the tribes are faced with a brutal endurance challenge that comes down to a nail-biting showdown.
Conflict abounds when a hard fought Reward Challenge threatens to cause an upset, and a heated Tribal Council where dirty laundry is aired.
One Castaway devises a dangerous plan that hinges on the Hidden Immunity Idol, while another castaway considers betraying their alliance in order to avoid elimination.
In a very special Survivor, never before seen footage, including audition tapes and secret scenes, reveal who the castaways are and how they became entrenched in the adventure of a lifetime, while giving insight into how power shifted into the unlikely hands of Sugar, Susie, Ken and Crystal.
After fallout from Randy's departure pits two allies against one another, one castaway makes a lifetime commitment in a surprisingly intimate gesture.
After using guilt to gain control of an ally, a pushy castaway may land in hot water when the Hidden Immunity Idol is put into play, resulting in a shocking turn of events at Tribal Council.
What started as a lopsided battle between the Fang and Kota tribes ends with a shocking turn of events between the remaining members of Nobag. Find out the fate of the Final Five leading into an outrageous decision at the most surprising Tribal Council yet.
Twenty castaways are left to fend for themselves among Samoa's white sand beaches, lush green valleys and towering waterfalls.
Immunity is up for grabs and already one member down, Foa Foa needs it desperately. However, they are hit with an unexpected situation and the tension grows in the tribe.
A clever lie turns a tribe against one of its most harmless members. Meanwhile, at the Reward Challenge, the chief of one tribe makes a controversial decision that lands him in the crossfire back at camp.
The game of one determined castaway may be changed when a tribe member makes a stunning revelation. Meanwhile, Russell continues his game of chess when he considers ousting one of his allies.
Russell desperately scrambles to regain control of the tribe when a new power player emerges at Foa Foa.
Both tribes get battered by a relentless storm and for the first time in history the Reward Challenge is brought to an early halt when one castaway reaches the breaking point.
Still reeling from the loss of their leader, Galu struggles to elect a new chief. During a visit to the opposing tribe, one castaway strikes a secret deal and manages to make some new friends.
In anticipation of the merge, outnumbered Foa Foa devises a strategy that will allow them to make quick alliances with some of Galu's strongest players. However, after the long-awaited merge feast, an unexpected master manipulator emerges.
Motivated by extreme hunger, an unexpected castaway kills a rat in an effort to provide for her tribe.
A clever castaway jeopardizes the success of a scheme to ensure their own safety in the game.
In never before seen footage, one castaway reveals a guarded secret and the whole tribe suffers at the hands of Russell in the aftermath of the merge.
At the Survivor auction, one high bidder decides to go hungry in exchange for a potentially valuable advantage in the game. The Foa Foa consider a risky move in the hours before Tribal that may result in the betrayal of one of their own.
The castaways are shocked to discover a twist that will ultimately send two of them home. Fearing that he is next on the chopping block, one castaway gives a shocking performance at Tribal Council.
A shocking betrayal leaves one nervous castaway on the chopping block and brings everyone's strategy into question.
A shocking new deal is struck even as the remaining castaways face the last two Immunity Challenges in the game.
It's a battle of the sexes when tribes are separated into men versus women, but they are in dismay when they learn of a game-changing twist - they must share one beach. Meanwhile, castaways are shocked when a tribe's true colors are revealed at a competitive Immunity Challenge.
Castaways jump off the deep end in an Immunity Challenge that requires a delicate balance. Meanwhile, a group of misfits band together, finding an unlikely leader.
Weathering the harsh elements sparks new battles between the sexes, and poor communication leaves castaways scrambling at a frustration-filled Immunity Challenge.
An unforgivable betrayal forces one tribe to make a drastic move that has never been done before in Survivor history, and an electrifying Tribal Council leaves several castaways speechless.
Extreme pain threatens to derail one castaway's chances of staying in the game.
Corks fly and celebrations commence following the tribal merge.
The game gets personal when one tribe member is confronted about her physical appearance, and a shocking blindside eradicates any sense of security in the Tikiano tribe.
Temptation is sweet for ravenous tribe members vying for Immunity, and rumors of a Hidden Immunity Idol send Tikiano into a tailspin as they head into Tribal Council.
Castaways go on the attack when one tribe member forces a confrontation, and a heartfelt message from home brings the Tikiano tribe to tears.
Castaways oil themselves up for a wet and wild Immunity Challenge. While the lucky winners enjoy a picnic vacation, Tikiano's sore losers strike at the chance to powwow at camp, and feelings of alienation drive leery tribe members to seek out all the elimination options.
Walls come down when the Tikiano tribe shares an emotional moment with their loved ones, and one castaway's decision creates animosity amongst wounded tribe members.
An unlikely betrayal within an alliance puts one castaway on the defense, while another tribe member concocts an elaborate story to gain an advantage in the game.
For the first time, an all-women Final Five battle for the title of Sole Survivor, and one castaway breaks down before the Final Tribal Council.
The 20 castaways stranded on the Cook Islands are divided into four tribes along ethnic lines: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White. Once the tribes are formed, they set up camp and get to know one another. After the exhausting Reward and Immunity Challenge, the losing tribe gets one perk: they can send someone to Exile Island. During Tribal Council, one castaway is voted off the island.
At the Aitu camp, Billy quickly becomes a deficit to his tribe and his tribemates become conflicted over what to do. Do they push to win the challenge and keep their tribe intact or throw it so they can vote Billy out? After just a short time in the Cook Islands, one castaway is already claiming their affections toward another. Love is in the air - or is it? Tension mounts between Jonathan and Adam when Adam refuses to waste his energy on what he sees as a "stupid" task.
Can the men and women of one tribe find a way to pull it together and work as a team, or will their gender division be their downfall? When Candice returns from Exile Island, her tribemates want to know why she thinks the other tribe decided to send her, thus keeping her safe from Tribal Council. J.P.'s dominance and controlling demeanor around camp anger some of the women in his tribe. Will this behavior put a target on his back? As the only member left from his original tribe, Ozzy proves his worth by catching a feast of fish, but will this be enough to keep him in the game?
While exploring the islands around their camp, some Aitu tribe members unknowingly land on Raro's island and walk into their camp. The awkward encounter make the Raro tribe testy when one Aitu tribe member asks for some of Raro's coconuts and spices. Adam catches a large octopus, but Cristina, whose bossy attitude is already annoying her tribe, accidentally lets the octopus escape while rinsing it off in the ocean. Trust and individual work ethic becomes a big issue with both tribes. As the Raro tribe continues to be split by gender, will the men of the tribe prove their worth or will they be picked off one by one?
After a feast is put on the line as a Reward, the castaways are left in shock when Jeff Probst tells both tribes they'll be going to Tribal Council that night. At Raro, Cristina feels alienated from her tribe after Adam says she is annoying. Meanwhile, one Survivor proposes a plan that may expose the hidden Immunity Idol. Will others follow along or will "Plan Voodoo" backfire on the instigator? One tribe member finds it hard to play the game with integrity and honesty and battles with feelings of guilt. In the end, two castaways are voted off the island.
Loads of never before-seen-footage includes a scene where Candice and Adam go on a boat trip only to encounter a storm that leaves them cold and shivering and stranded on a sandbar. Another new scene involves Yul who, after discovering the Immunity Idol on Exile Island, decides to cover the evidence by taking the small box that once held his prize, wrapping it in coconut husks and setting it adrift. During their individual time on Exile Island, Jonathan, Adam and Candice search in vain for the Immunity Idol. In addition, the Raro tribe enjoys their wine reward around a campfire and the normally soft-spoken Stephannie becomes deliriously drunk and nearly passes out.
After one castaway collapses from exhaustion during the Reward Challenge, the burden of completing the challenge is left to their other tribemates. When one Survivor chooses to sit out the physical portion of the Reward Challenge, the rest of the tribe becomes resentful of this person after their loss. With little shelter available, a raging storm makes one castaway's trip to Exile Island a nightmare. And, the eight castaway is voted off the island.
A major twist at the Reward Challenge results in betrayal and leaves one tribe stunned. How will this turn of events affect the castaway's morale? Banished to Exile Island, one Survivor worries about being away from their tribe at a critical bonding time. One castaway desperately tries to fit in with their tribe, but suddenly finds they're on the outside. As one tribe bonds at their Reward, sharing mementos from home, the other tribe struggles to find common ground. And, the ninth person is voted off the island.
An obvious flirtation between Adam and Candice is beginning to concern some of their tribemates. Jonathan hopes that his efforts to provide for his new tribe will protect him from elimination despite being low on the totem pole of the Raro tribe. Will one tribe's bickering and inability to work together cost them a festive Reward? Emotions run high as one Survivor is betrayed by friends and unanimously banished to Exile Island. After losing the Immunity Challenge, the defeated tribe is handed a sealed bottle containing a message that will be read at Tribal Council after they have sent someone home. What is the message and how will it change the course of the game?
When the Raro tribe of five merges with the Aitu tribe of four, Yul realizes he needs to sway one of the old Raro tribe members to join his underdog Aitu alliance. To do so, he decides to reveal his possession of the hidden Immunity Idol to a few select tribemates. Will the castaways stay true to their alliances or will this news stir up the game? Also, one castaway considers betraying their alliance at Tribal Council, but worries that this decision will cause drama back at camp.
Jonathan is berated by Parvati, Candice and Adam for turning on their Rarotonga alliance. With nothing left to lose, the three of them try to convince the Aitu alliance that Jonathan cannot be trusted. At the Reward Challenge, the castaways are left stunned when one of them reveals some shocking news to the group. The Immunity Challenge tests the Survivor's recollection of the past 30 days of the game. Which castaway's memory will serve them well and keep them safe for another week? At Exile Island, one tribe member's spirit takes a beating. How will their seclusion from the tribe affect their morale?
Prior to the Reward Challenge, Parvati is seriously hurt when she slices her finger with a machete, forcing the Medical Team to arrive at camp. How will this injury affect her position in the game and her ability to perform at the Reward Challenge? One alliance devises a plan to hide food from their competing tribe members in an effort to make them hungry and weak. At the Immunity Challenge, balance and agility are assets.
Parvati and Adam vow to win challenges and manipulate players in order to stay in the game. Will they be successful in turning the tides? The Reward Challenge forces the castaways to get down and dirty in exchange for luxury pampering away from camp. Relaxing time at the Reward allows one castaway to talk strategy with an otherwise enemy. Can this outsider plant a seed that could turn the game around? Concerned about one of their ally's strengths, two tribemates talk about breaking up the Aitu alliance sooner than discussed. One castaway is caught trying to manipulate a member of the Aitu alliance just before Tribal Council...will they be shrewd enough to change the course of the game?
As the number of remaining tribemates dwindles down, Aitu's members are forced to think about turning on each other. Will this strong alliance finally crumble? At the first Immunity Challenge, the Survivors must complete an obstacle course that ends with the most difficult puzzle in Survivor history. Later, endurance is a key factor in the final challenge for Immunity. Who will be the last one standing to secure a chance at $1,000,000? In the end, the final Survivors battle it out to convince the Jury that they are the most deserving of the $1,000,000 prize. Who will walk away with the money and the title of Sole Survivor?
The "Blood vs. Water" theme returns as all-new castaways compete with - and ultimately against - their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor and winner of the 1 million dollar prize.
After losing their flint, one tribe attempts to barter with Jeff in a rare negotiation. Meanwhile, former MLB player John Rocker's controversial past threatens his future in the game.
A showdown pits father against son and puts their relationship to the test. Meanwhile, former MLB player John Rocker is confronted about his controversial past during a combative Immunity Challenge.
One castaway contemplates throwing an Immunity Challenge to rid their tribe of the weaker players. However, their thirst for power could result in a shocking blindside.
After a surprising tribe swap, the game gets complicated when one castaway is stranded on a tribe with three pairs of loved ones. Meanwhile, the other tribe is forced to negotiate for their next meal as a result of mismanaged portion control.
In a rare move, a very hungry Hunahpu tribe makes a desperate trade for rice. Meanwhile, one castaway on the Coyopa tribe concocts a plan to use a fake idol to try and insure their safety.
The pressure of the game forces one castaway to contemplate throwing in the towel. Also, alliances start to crumble with the impending merge and one castaway commits the ultimate sin.
The claws are out when two parents protect their children in a heated exchange. Also, the castaways reap the rewards of a Taco Bar after exiling one of their own.
Two reward winners trade their spots to prove their loyalty. Also, an idol paper trail causes chaos at camp, and one castaway plays dirty when his life in the game is threatened.
Another castaway trades their reward for security in the game. Also, the first idol of the season comes into play during a chaotic Tribal Council.
After 30 grueling days, the remaining castaways battle for a spot in the Final Six. Also, for the first time ever, castaways give up their chance at Reward in the middle of a challenge, and one castaway seeking revenge sets their sights on the game's strongest player.
A shocking Tribal Council leads to one of the biggest blindsides of the season. Also, a sudden ankle injury could lead to a medevac just days before the game ends.
The Final Five compete for a spot in the last Tribal Council and the $1 million prize on the two hour Season Finale.
For the first time in Survivor history, a tribe of idolizing ultra-Fans is surprised when they come face-to-face with a tribe of Favorites from Survivor's past.
The sounds of two castaways smooching through the night keeps one tribe awake. Meanwhile, at the other camp, one thoughtless castaway kicks three of its members out of the shelter, forcing them to fend for themselves.
The Fans finally get the matchup they've been waiting for when they learn they must compete head-to-head in a full contact battle with the Favorites. Meanwhile, one castaway is torn between two alliances and makes demands in order to get what she wants.
One castaway carves a fake Immunity Idol out of a piece of wood in order to replace the real Idol they found on Exile Island. Will the fake Idol be good enough to fool the other castaways? Meanwhile, another mastermind emerges ... pitting two power players against each other.
After battling each other as Fans vs. Favorites, the tribes finally switch. After an intense Reward Challenge, several castmates return to camp with injuries, and one proves serious enough to threaten the fate of the castaway's future in the game.
One castaway's medical emergency changes the course of the game for the remaining castaways. Meanwhile, on Exile Island, the fake Immunity Idol finds its way into the hands of Ozzy's arch-rival.
After the Reward Challenge, one castaway is torn between staying true to their tribe or going home to their loved ones. Meanwhile, one of the Survivor Favorites takes an eager Fan under his wing, causing others to worry about this new bond.
Girl Power transpires when a few of the women from one tribe devise a plan to target the strong men. Alone and isolated, one castaway takes desperate measures to stay in the game.
After the tribes merge, the Fans are outnumbered by the Favorites. Meanwhile, one castaway's hope for survival in the game dramatically weakens after receiving the fake Immunity Idol, a carved stick wrapped in a napkin.
Desperate for friends and allies, one castaway sacrifices Immunity in order to stay in the game. Meanwhile, another castaway has made promises to too many friends, forcing an alliance betrayal at Tribal Council.
A Fan emerges as a real game player after devising a plan that threatens to sacrifice one of their own. Flirtation between two castaways devolves into bitter tension after one loses trust in the other.
One castaway goes from being a power player to the most desperate of all before making a huge discovery that could change the course of the game. Meanwhile, Alexis and James both suffer injuries that could potentially threaten their fate.
The women on the tribe use their powers of seduction to test the only man remaining in the game. Will he fight temptation or will it cost him the game?
What started as an epic battle between Fans versus Favorites comes to a dramatic end. Find out which castaway reaches their breaking point, and which one is left bursting with emotions at the Final Tribal Council.
The Survivors get together for the first time since being in Micronesia to discuss the results of the game.
Three castaways face a game-changing decision minutes after the competition begins. Meanwhile, one tribe pours both blood and sweat into an early challenge and one castaway seeks revenge after discovering that her tribe wants to vote her out, on a special two-hour season premiere.
The castaways' spirits are drenched by a monster monsoon. Meanwhile, two castaways form a "blue-blooded" alliance, and the "Brains" must win a challenge to avoid another trip to tribal council.
One tribe considers throwing an Immunity Challenge in order to bench one of its strongest players. Also, a meltdown at a Reward Challenge could mark the end for one struggling castaway.
Castaways drop their buffs and form two new tribes. Meanwhile, a decision made on Day 1 could lead to a castaway's elimination and the battle for immunity proves which new tribe has the most Brawn.
A shocking blindside leaves one castaway questioning their resolve to play the game. Meanwhile, a camp raid leaves one tribe scrounging for supplies while another revels in comfort.
It's every castaway for themselves, as two tribes become one in this season's merge. Meanwhile, one castaway's thirst for power could earn them a spot on the jury, and jaws drop as the blindside streak continues.
The entire tribe embarks on the craziest idol hunt in the history of the game. Also, one castaway showcases their ninja-like skills to sabotage another.
One castaway's paranoia could lead to a game-changing flip, and a grade-school memory challenge looks more like a college exam for exhausted castaways.
Homesick castaways are granted a brief reprieve with letters from home. Meanwhile, one castaway secretly embarks on a stakeout to gather intel from the competition and another castaway falls hard while attempting to collect coconuts from the treetops.
One castaway's bidding strategy at the Survivor auction could pay off for them. Meanwhile, castaways draw rocks for a huge advantage in the game, and another castaway decides to show off his idol in an attempt to ensure his safety.
During an intense challenge, castaways attempt to crack the code and earn a spot in the Final Five. Additionally, one castaway's paranoia threatens another's stake in the game, and Tony's closest confidant is wooed by another alliance.
Castaways scale new heights as they battle for a guaranteed spot in the Final Four. Meanwhile, friends become enemies when one castaway overhears plans for her eviction, and Tony comes up with a strategy for his special Immunity Idol.
Eyeing a spot in the Final Three, one castaway pulls one of the greatest comebacks in Survivor history, and the final castaways face a bitter jury when pleading their case for the $1 million prize.
Survivor: China features a cast of 16 Americans who will begin the series amid the bustle downtown Shanghai before moving to Huangpu Mountain's Mio Tuo Temple for a Buddhist ceremony where they will be instructed to leave all of their worldly possessions behind. The castaways will then be marooned with the clothes on their back at two separate islands on Zhelin Lake (translation: the Land of 1,000 Lakes) located in the Jiangxi Province.
The castaways get physical as mud flies and tops are ripped off in one of the most physical and dirtiest challenges in Survivor history. A vulnerable castaway believes she's received a gift from God. The second person is voted off the island.
After the Reward Challenge, the kidnapped castaway bonds with the other tribe and reveals their own tribe's shortcomings. One castaway overhears crude comments from their tribemates. The third person is voted off the island.
Sherea's work ethic, or lack thereof, is beginning to bother her tribemates. An ominous tree mail instructing both tribes to meet at Tribal Council prompts fireworks. The fourth person is voted off the island.
Jaime and Erik admit to a mutual attraction as a romance blossoms. A tribal switch leads to chaos, tears, fears and cracks in former alliances. The fifth person is voted off the island.
One castaway finds the Hidden Immunity Idol at their camp but a rival tribemate discovers they have it and cuts a deal to benefit them both. At the Reward Challenge, the castaways dine on unusual Chinese delicacies.
The tribes merge and the fierce hunt for Hidden Immunity Idols continues as private property is violated and one castaway falsely believes three Idols are in play. At Tribal Council, one castaway feels invincible and makes a shocking revelation.
While everyone is asleep, a castaway searches for the Hidden Immunity Idol, collecting random items in the desperate hope that one of them might be it. Overconfidence takes over the castaways, as seven of nine come to Tribal Council with no bags.
A new force to be reckoned with takes on the power players. One castaway sends affections to someone outside their alliance which bothers some. One vulnerable castaway may change their fate by using entertaining impersonations to charm others.
Revisit the first nine episodes and watch out for some never before seen footage.
One castaway threatens to change things up by blindsiding their best friend in the game. Simultaneously, an alliance considers blindsiding one of their own. And, all the castaways are blindsided by a surprise announcement from host Jeff Probst.
While most castaways shed tears of joy after receiving news from home, one sheds tears of sorrow...but some believe they are crocodile tears. After fulfilling a tribemate's dream, one castaway is infuriated when their kind gesture is not returned.
The winner of the Reward Challenge gets to go to The Great Wall of China (along with two other tribemates). A series of challenges from episodes past will determine who wins Immunity. One castaway is voted off, leaving four remaining.
The finale will contain three Tribal Councils over two hours and produce one ultimate Survivor.
During a live Reunion Show broadcast from Los Angeles, the Survivors get together for the first time since being in China to discuss the results of the game.
Castaways hover on the “Edge of Extinction” in an all-new twist, and four returning players attempt to bond with their new tribemates. Also, castaways tackle a giant puzzle in their first immunity challenge of the season.
The first castaway is stranded all alone on “Edge of Extinction.” Also, first-time players band together in an attempt to get a returnee out of the game.
Teamwork is the key to success in an all-new immunity challenge. Two castaways attempt to get along while trying to survive on the “Edge of Extinction.”
Castaways drop their buffs and switch things up. The Edge of Extinction heats up when an eliminated castaway has to face people they blindsided.
The castaways’ mental toughness is tested on the Edge of Extinction, and targets begin switching from one castaway to another when weaknesses are exposed.
In one of the most physical Reward Challenges ever played, injuries threaten to send two castaways home before the first challenge is completed.
Backstabbing and dissention run rampant in one tribe as a castaway reveals that old grudges die hard and makes a move to put a former ally on the chopping block. Meanwhile, one Villain pushes so hard to provide for the tribe that he passes out cold.
One of the most powerful women in the game targets a worthy adversary and gets aggressive in her efforts to oust an immediate threat.
The two tribes each search for a Hidden Immunity Idol within their respective camps. Meanwhile, Coach believes everyone is against him, and the Villains get frustrated with Russell.
An important hierarchy is established between a pair of conniving allies and a plan is hatched to oust one of the strongest and most prominent players in the game.
When the castaways discover that two people will be sent packing in a rare double elimination, everyone scrambles to save their own skin, and one castaway surprises everyone and risks it all at Tribal Council.
Hurt and betrayed by a close ally, one castaway learns the hard way that loyalty isn't always easy, and one powerhouse learns from experience that old grudges die hard.
Struggling to keep their tribe intact, the "Heroes" vow to work together as long as it takes to ensure that they outlast the "Villains". Meanwhile, the "Villains" begin to turn on one another after one tribe member makes a costly mistake at the Reward Challenge.
Convinced that a women's alliance is running the Villains tribe, The Heroes develop a risky strategy in an effort to align themselves with one of the game's most notorious players.
Reunited on the merged tribe, two old friends rekindle an alliance but trust doesn't come easily, and one castaway makes an unprecedented play, setting the stage for one of the most surprising Tribal Councils in Survivor history.
With two swing votes hanging in the balance, no one can be sure of their safety heading into Tribal Council, and even the most formidable villain in the game makes a potential miscalculation.
Sensing that he is in danger, a hero makes a bold move to save himself by fooling the entire tribe. Meanwhile, a vicious power struggle emerges in one alliance and two of the strongest villains find themselves pitted against one another.
The Final Six get the chance to earn time with their loved ones in a fiercely fought Reward Challenge. Desperate for options, the remaining heroes make an unexpected ally, hoping to turn the game around.
As the Final Tribal Council draws near, Survivors struggle to stay on top of their game as alliances crumble and everyone starts to play for themselves.
Medically evacuated veterans Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan return to battle for the title of Sole Survivor. Meanwhile, former teen star Lisa Whelchel ("The Facts of Life") fights to shield her identity from the tribe and, despite his athletic background, former National League MVP Jeff Kent (San Francisco Giants) hits a rough patch early in the game.
Former TV teen star Lisa Whelchel reaches her breaking point early in the game, and as temperatures drop, two castaways make a risky choice to keep each other warm.
An injury prone castaway incurs a fresh battle wound during an intense Immunity Challenge. Meanwhile, a wary castaway considers an unlikely alliance when one tribe member brings and invaluable gift to the battle.
Fearing that they may be the next to go home, an aspiring Sole Survivor shares a shocking story from their childhood, and in an effort to escape the looming threat of elimination, sets out to find the elusive Immunity Idol.
A twist in the game causes a shift in tribe dynamics. Meanwhile, as conditions worsen at camp, one castaway is faced with a game-changing decision.
As castaways get down and dirty to battle it out for a fruitful feast, in an unprecedented move, opposing tribes take to the bargaining table to strike a deal mid-challenge.
After Tandang and Kalabaw tribes merge, castaways scramble to solidify their numbers and rank in the new tribe. Meanwhile, Lisa Whelchel is confronted on her past as a former TV teen star.
In one of the most complicated and entertaining Tribal Councils ever, a brutally honest conversation leads to surprising revelations.
A priceless reward proves to be a life-changing experience for some Survivors, and an original alliance is tested while an unlikely friendship threatens to sway the game.
Castaways compete for a luxurious spa getaway and tempers flare when one castaway returns with a full belly and a bitter attitude.
Castaways exhaust their funds on tasty rewards while one generous castaway makes two bids for his tribemates during the hearty food auction.
During an emotional family reunion, an exciting Reward Challenge enables castaways to join forces with their loved ones. Meanwhile, at a secret meeting, an alliance devises a plan to get rid of their biggest threat.
The million-dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor is within reach for one of the five remaining castaways. Meanwhile, a few castaways strike a Final Three deal while aboard a moving ship far from their fellow tribemates.
The Final Four Survivors scramble to secure their place at the Final Tribal Council. Meanwhile, a crucial Reward Challenge allows castaways to compete for a highly coveted advantage.
The 18 castaways reunite to discuss the season. Hosted by Jeff Probst.
It's bittersweet for one Survivor stranded alone on Exile Island. Even though the company is nice, one castaway struggles with the monotony of camp life. When the two tribes finally become one, the Survivors celebrate together, but hidden agendas quickly take over the camp. Building a bigger shelter becomes a dangerous project and leaves one Survivor with a chipped tooth and a cut lip.
A tempting offer has some Survivors opting out of the Immunity Challenge. Who feels safe enough to sit out, and who won't risk a loss? Terry and Sally continue to lobby the remaining Casayas to join forces with them. Will their efforts to form a new alliance finally pay off? Terry shares Navy stories with his tribemates, and the former Casaya women worry he is unbeatable. After winning Individual Immunity two weeks in a row, can Terry keep his streak going? One male Survivor becomes one of the girls. Has he lost his mind, or does he have a valid reason to be walking around in a skirt?
When a medical emergency sends one Survivor off for treatment, the others are left wondering what will happen next. Will this Survivor be forced to leave the game for good? Honesty isn't always the best policy, but in the Reward Challenge it's the key to winning. Can the Survivors get along afterwards, or are some too bitter to forgive and forget? As the lone La Mina, Terry is without allies at camp. His only hope is that the bickering amongst the Casayas continues. Will the old Casaya tribe self-destruct, or will they set their emotions aside and stay focused on the game? Tensions run high when Shane questions the strength of his alliance and threatens to turn the game.
Excitement over winning the Reward Challenge reaches a new level when the winners learn they can compete for a second Reward. Which lucky Survivor walks away with this season's biggest Reward so far? As winner of all three Individual Immunity Challenges, Terry knows he must win again to stay in the game. Will he be able to win his fourth straight Immunity, or can the former Casayas finally knock him off his throne? As the finale nears, the Survivors begin to focus on the pros and cons of alliances. Can Terry finally talk any of the Survivors into being his ally?
Prior to the tribes embarking on a grueling first Challenge where they have the opportunity to impress their tribemates, the castaways are faced with a surprise vote based solely on first impressions.
An Exile Island twist opens the door for the castaways to play the game like never before, meanwhile the quest for a Hidden Immunity Idol goes terribly wrong leaving two castaways in a tight spot.
An all-time Survivor strength record is threatened in a grueling endurance competition.
An overzealous castaway risks it all in the Immunity Challenge and pays with a tooth, while another castaway finds himself in hot water for not performing during the challenge.
This Special Edition in a special time period for this week only, provides an intimate look behind-the-scenes at camp life including alliances that have formed, Taj revealing her emotional struggle with being away from her family and Tyson's playful side around the ladies in camp.
Empty stomachs and one castaway's arrogance begin to eat away at the Timbira tribe and a fake Immunity Idol is introduced into the game.
A power player decides to come into the merge fighting, but his plan may be thwarted before it can be carried out. Meanwhile, an exiled pair makes a shocking discovery.
An unlikely trio find themselves enjoying an epic Reward together. Meanwhile, allies are left behind and become concerned that the Reward will result in unplanned bonding with a common enemy.
One castaway attempts to pull off a last minute upset with a devious strategic move, while another becomes an outcast and is forced to beg for a second chance.
With her heart on her sleeve, one castaway takes an honest approach to the game but lands herself in hot water with everyone.
A tough decision gives one castaway the chance to sacrifice personal comfort to benefit the rest of the tribe, and a tricky Immunity Challenge puts brains and brawn to the test as the weary castaways fight for a guaranteed spot in the Final Five.
In the aftermath of Tribal Council, a shocking betrayal is revealed, leaving one castaway reeling. Meanwhile, another castaway takes a bizarre approach to Exile Island, which has a polarizing effect on the rest of the tribe.
After one shocking vote, a seed of doubt is planted by a carefully constructed lie that, after the second vote, leaves the Final Two turning on each other at the Final Tribal Council.
Returning players are pitted against newcomers on the exotic Caramoan Islands. The returning players include Cochran, Brandon Hantz, Phillip Sheppard and Dawn Meehan.
Following the first elimination of the season, Brandon targets Dawn as the leader of what he sees as an unsuitable vote and matchless teamwork and disorganization from one tribe leaves little room for competition during a tiered Immunity Challenge.
Corinne and Malcom's special bond leads to a discovery that could liven up the game, and alliances shift and unrest ensues just before an intense Tribal Council.
After suffering a medical emergency, one castaway's ability to play the game is in danger.
The Favorites must contend with an out-of-control Brandon when he stuns his tribemates and reveals his hidden desire to sabotage their camp, leading up to a history-making meltdown.
A shake-up with the tribes creates chaos and new alliances. Meanwhile, the game is thrown off-balance when one tribe's change results in a strength disparity between Gota and Bikal.
As the newly formed Bikal tribe continues to struggle physically in challenges, they grow increasingly tired of Phillip's attitude. Meanwhile, over at the Gota tribe, Reynold shares confidential information about his hidden Immunity Idol that could change his game.
All bets are off when Bikal and Gota merge, as castaways reunite to plot a potential blindside in the new tribe. Also, with Individual Immunity now on the line, castaways must stomach exotic foods of beetle larvae and brains during a classic Survivor food eating challenge.
One castaway learns a secret that will potentially change the game, and chaos ensues when confused castaways are undecided on whether to vote out an easy target or blindside a big threat.
An accident threatens one castaway's future in the game, and in one of the most shocking Tribal Councils, a huge revelation forces an alliance to scramble and potentially turn on each other.
The popular food auction returns and the Three Amigos concoct a lie in attempt to take control of the game.
Two Immunity Challenges and two Tribal Councils raise the stakes, forcing castaways to consider big moves on their biggest threats.
Castaways get a much-needed morale boost with a visit from their loved ones, and one Survivor is faced with a game-changing decision.
With the title of Sole Survivor on the line and $1 million within arm's reach, one castaway falls victim to a heartbreaking medical emergency.
The castaways reunite in Los Angeles to discuss the season. Hosted by Jeff Probst.
The 30th season will feature the first-time theme of “Worlds Apart,” with castaways divided into the three separate tribes, White Collar, Blue Collar and No Collar. Minutes into the game, castaways are forced to choose between honesty or deception, and one castaway becomes ill after trying to satisfy his need for protein.
White Collar castaways strip down and embrace their free-spirited “no collar” tendencies. Blue Collar castaways disagree when it comes to heavy lifting at camp, and one castaway struggles to adapt to her new tribemates.
A division of labor causes cracks in the hard-working Blue Collar tribe. Also, one castaway’s strategy during the Immunity Challenge completely backfires.
One castaway struggles after receiving a blow to the head during a reward challenge for chickens. Another castaway's desire to flex his power in the game could be his greatest weakness.
One castaway struggles to fit in after a shocking Tribal Council. Also, winning a reward gives one castaway a new outlook on life and the game.
Alliances are tested as castaways must adapt to playing an individual game after the merge. Also, castaways fight for Individual Immunity in a classic game of endurance.
Castaways walk a fine line and struggle to stay balanced at a Reward Challenge. Also, one castaway goes on a crazy man hunt to prevent another castaway from finding the Idol.
One castaway breaks out their arts and crafts skills to create a fake Idol and makes a plan to prevent being eliminated.
A key advantage gives one castaway a game-changing opportunity, and another castaway lashes out when their integrity is questioned.
Blood vs. Water relationships are put to the ultimate test on Day 1, when castaways are shocked to learn they will be separated from their loved ones and have to compete against each other on separate tribes. Meanwhile, a former castaway attempts to rehabilitate their reputation.
A new alliance of seasoned players targets one of their own. Meanwhile, the old Colton rears his head and tries to disturb the peace at camp.
A family rivalry takes center stage, leading to an emotional breakdown. Meanwhile, the tribes watch in disbelief as a castaway quits the game and a shocking blindside plays out at Tribal Council.
For the first time ever, a Redemption Island battle pits husband against wife. In another series first, a castaway refuses to accept an Immunity Clue and a shocking blindside at Tribal sends another castaway home.
One castaway sacrifices their own life in the game for a loved one. Meanwhile, this season of blindsides continues at a wild, unpredictable Tribal Council.
Castaways find out if water could be thicker than blood as new tribes are drawn. Meanwhile, one castaway falls victim to a strategic blindside and the Coconut Bandit returns.
An ultimatum at Redemption Island puts one castaway on the spot to prove his love. Meanwhile, another castaway's honesty may be her biggest downfall, and an odd man out needs to prove his worth on an all-female tribe.
It's do or die in a redemption battle that will leave castaways clinging for their lives. Meanwhile, a potentially game-changing blindside at Tribal leaves one castaway on the outs, and the hidden Immunity Idol falls into the hands of an unlikely castaway.
It's double the drama as castaways endure two Tribal Councils in one episode. Meanwhile, castaways wonder if Vytas will exact revenge for his brother's blindside and one castaway attempts to change history in a challenge that's tough to swallow.
An emotional loss on Redemption Island produces this season's first jury member. Also, castaways find out if blood really is thicker than water at a tearful Tribal Council, and a castaway's generous offer proves immunity means much more than a sumptuous feast.
A castaway's bold move could either smoke out the hidden Immunity Idol or extinguish their own flame. Also, one castaway is in hot water after playing both sides of the tribe, and two moms pull a less-than-maternal move at the Redemption arena.
Castaways try to find balance at a frustrating Immunity Challenge and a ruthless game of tug of war leads to an incredibly rare Tribal Council.
Loved ones face off at Redemption Island for their final shot in the game. Meanwhile, castaways must test their knowledge of Survivor for immunity, and a heated Tribal Council could force a swing vote to exercise their power.
After 39 grueling days, one castaway will be crowned the Sole Survivor and awarded $1 million on a special two-hour season finale.
The castaways reunite in Los Angeles to discuss the season. Hosted by Jeff Probst.
The eighteen castaways, including Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano, arrive in Nicaragua and learn that ousted players are sent to Redemption Island, where they live in exile and are given a chance to reenter the game if they can defeat other banished players in head-to-head competitions.
One castaway's kind gesture causes others to take notice and question his loyalty to the tribe, while Francesca settles into solitary life on Redemption Island and speculates who will join her next.
One tribe considers a risky move, while on Redemption Island it's do or die as Matt and Francesca face off in the first duel to see who earns the right to stay in the game and who exits for good.
Two unlikely castaways unite over their shared frustration with their tribe members while another castaway hides clues to keep their tribe from searching for the idol.
One castaway digs deep to find a way to weaken the strength of a powerful alliance, while a luxury item creates an unexpected bond between the dueling castaways on Redemption Island.
Matt and Stephanie duel on Redemption Island, and information gathered there results in some castaways questioning tribal loyalty.
The former tribes have big plans for one castaway who has the potential to change the game. Meanwhile, this same castaway grapples with the decision of whether to make the powerful move.
With a double Tribal Council sending two more castaways to Redemption Island, paranoia sets in and causes one castaway to dig deep for a chance to prolong their life in the game.
When one alliance's food supply is contaminated, a heated argument at camp sparks an explosive Tribal Council. Meanwhile on Redemption Island, the three remaining castaways compete to stay in the game and avoid becoming the first member on the jury.
One castaway is on the verge of a breakdown, while other castaways speculate about the contents of a mystery package and how it affects their strategy.
Tree mail leaves one tribe member with a tough emotional decision, and one castaway exhausts all efforts to ensure their safety in the game.
One castaway gets a taste of their own medicine on Redemption Island, while another castaway's plan for a big move could prove to be their biggest mistake.
The last chance for immunity is a fight to the finish with an unlikely pairing of castaways, and the Final Three plead their case to the jury. Find out who will outplay, outwit and outlast the others, on the two-hour season finale.
A vicious cyclone stirs up emotions on the first day on the island, and the “David” tribe tries to take down the “Goliath” tribe.
One tribe will bring balance to their game with an Immunity win. An early showmance could paint a target on a pair of castaways' backs.
One paranoid castaway calls a tribal meeting to put a stop to side conversations. Two castaways bump heads when their Survivor lives are on the line.
After a surprising tribe swap, castaways from the “David” and “Goliath” tribes must learn to work together. A castaway’s typical bossy nature could rub her new tribe the wrong way.
One castaway has some scrambling to do after being on the wrong side of the vote. Another turbulent storm puts a sudden halt to the game.
Tribes battle to win a food reward for much needed nourishment. The bond between the “Brochachos” becomes a personal achievement for one castaway.
As alliances between the Davids and Goliaths are tested at the merge some new castaways may join forces, including an unlikely pair.
One castaway must do damage control after being called out by their tribe. Balance is tested in a stressful immunity challenge.
A quarrel between two castaways could mean the end of a showmance. Castaways who win rewards earn a much-needed trip to the burger bar.
Letters from home could fuel castaways’ lives in the game. Also, one castaway’s negotiation skills for a bigger food supply could pay off.
Emotions are sparked when loved ones visit the castaways. Also, a tribal blindside could create a crack in the Mason-Dixon alliance, and one castaway could break the game wide open by targeting their #1 ally.
One castaway earns a 1-in-6 chance at the title of Sole Survivor after winning a crucial immunity challenge.
Only four “Goliaths” and two “Davids” remain to face a very competitive 63-piece puzzle challenge in an attempt to last another day. A fire-making challenge could change one person’s fate in the game, and – after 39 days – one castaway will take home the $1 million dollar prize and the title of sole Survivor.
The sixteen new castaways have mixed reactions to the return of Coach and Ozzy, two of the game's most memorable players, and an extremely close Immunity Challenge sparks a debate for the losing tribe members in a combative Tribal Council.
The discovery of an Immunity Idol gives one castaway an early advantage in the game, and the unraveling of a white lie leads to an explosive Tribal Council.
One castaway reveals a shocking secret to their tribe while another castaway, in a last-ditch effort to keep alive in the game, devises a plan and pretends to find the hidden Immunity Idol.
One castaway is brought to tears when confronted with his past during an emotional Tribal Council, and another turns on his alliance and teams up with an unlikely tribe member. Meanwhile on Redemption Island, the second castaway is sent home.
Starving castaways tap into their primal instincts at an intense Immunity Challenge, and a big betrayal shakes up the game at a surprising Tribal Council. Meanwhile, on Redemption Island a scorned castaway seeks revenge by spilling all the secrets of their former tribe, and the third castaway is sent home.
Feeling betrayed by their tribe, one castaway reveals a potentially game-changing secret, and appalled by the lack of loyalty within his tribe, another castaway threatens to leave the game. Meanwhile, on Redemption Island, Christine battles Elyse to try and win her fourth duel in a row and stay alive in the game.
One tribe calls upon the heavens in hopes of changing their luck, while the other tribe is left in shock when one of their own makes a risky move that will go down in Survivor history.
With a potential merge on the horizon, one tribe puts on an elaborate show in hopes of gaining the upper hand on their competition, and an unlikely castaway holds all the power at a game-changing Tribal Council.
After a shocking betrayal, one castaway faces the wrath of a former alliance, and a double eviction rocks the newly merged Te Tuna tribe.
Paranoia among tribesmen threatens to break a once-impenetrable alliance, and castaways are shocked at Tribal Council with the announcement of another double elimination. Meanwhile, on Redemption Island, a castaway makes a bold threat to his former tribesman during the duel challenge, and two castaways are sent home.
Never-before-seen moments give an inside look into the castaways and their decisions made during the game so far.
At the Immunity Challenge, one tribesperson makes a big gesture to a fellow castaway. Meanwhile, an alliance member becomes a liability around camp.
A relative crosses the line during the emotional family reunion, and an unlikely secret alliance threatens the pecking order of the Te Tuna tribe.
Tensions escalate at camp when the Final Five original Upolu members are forced to turn on each other. Meanwhile, on Redemption Island, Ozzy and Edna compete to stay in the game, and one becomes the sixth jury member.
Using every last bit of physical mental strength, the castaways battle it out in the final Immunity Challenge to secure their spot at the final Tribal Council, and jury members get their moment to confront the Final Three. Find out who will outplay, outwit and outlast the others.
A group of new Survivors attempt to “reverse the curse” of bad past game decisions. Also, one castaway will be the first to visit Ghost Island, and panic sets in at the first tribal council of the season.
A surprising tribe swap shakes up the game and one castaway sets their sights on one of their own.
Castaways get physical during a classic water challenge, and a pair of castaways on the outs tries to shake things up.
One castaway attempts to rekindle relationships after duping their tribe.
The castaways are shocked to learn that they'll be divided into tribes of older players versus younger players. Meanwhile, one castaway reveals a personal secret that could affect the entire tribe as they head into their first challenge.
Tempers flare at La Flor and fights erupt as the young castaways struggle to overcome some potentially dangerous personality conflicts within the tribe.
A battle erupts over a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol and one fearless competitor makes a bold move that earns them the upper hand, but the bad behavior doesn't go unnoticed by their tribemates.
The hunt for the Hidden Immunity Idol widens the rift between two castaways at the La Flor camp, triggering a venomous fight. Meanwhile, a valuable secret is revealed that solidifies a powerful alliance.
The newly formed tribes struggle to find their footing with some castaways making new allies and others seizing the opportunity to take a leadership role.
One of the game's most prominent masterminds targets two foes and sets a plan in motion to oust one of them, along with an Immunity Idol, in one of the most memorable Tribal Councils of the season.
A public display of emotion causes one castaway to doubt the intentions of an old rival whom she suspects has been lobbying for sympathy.
After the tribes merge and food disappears, two castaways share a secret about the food that threatens to land them in the hot seat at Tribal Council.
One castaway makes a difficult decision that backfires, allowing another castaway the opportunity to devise a strategy to flush out the Hidden Immunity Idol and blindside a rival.
The tribe suffers a devastating blow when they find the camp in ashes after a fire, and the loyalty of an alliance is put to the test as Libertad heads to Tribal Council.
New scenes shed light on the castaways and the decisions they've made during the game.
A castaway's selfish act causes great disappointment for an alliance member; meanwhile another tribe member shares some motherly advice to toughen up a young castaway.
A castaway is left questioning alliances after a broken promise leaves them out in the cold.
After an emotional visit from home, one alliance is faced with a difficult decision to secure their own fate in the game.
The final castaways participate in their last Immunity Challenges and are questioned by the jury before the jurors vote for the one million dollar winner.