The winner of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water is announced during a live reunion and a preview is shown of the next season's name and theme.
Simmering family rivalries come to the forefront during an intense tribal challenge. One castaway's decision on what to do for the rest of the game has a tremendous impact on the remaining contestants.moreless
The first duel is held at Redemption Island with the participants trying to do well enough to stay in the game. Despite earlier declarations, one tribe member reverts back to the attitude and form seen in the past.moreless
In the season opener, two tribes are assembled composed of past contestants and their loved ones with the goal of being the sole Survivor and winning a million dollars.
The contestants of One World discuss their experiences in the South Pacific.
When the new Manono tribe return from Tribal, Alicia considers sticking with the guys on her tribe rather than the women and Colton isn't shy about insulting Christina and telling her that she is the next to be voted out. The next morning on Salani, Kat wonders if a dream she had about Alicia has a meaning of some kind.
Salani win the reward challenge, an opportunity to enjoy an ice cream parlour, while on Manono, Christina approaches Leif and Jonas to try and save herself. That night, Colton feels ill and Christina comforts him. The next morning, Tarzan thinks Colton has the symptoms of appendicitis. The medical team later inspect Colton and decide he needs to leave the game. After the removal of Colton, Jonas feels that now is the time to vote out Alicia.
Later, Salani and Manono receive tree mail and find out that both tribes will go to Tribal Council. Before leaving for Tribal, Tarzan tries to persuade Leif to vote for Christina, but Leif would prefer to vote out Alicia. When both tribes arrive at Tribal Council, Jeff informs Salani about Colton's evacuation and announces the merge.moreless
When the two tribes meet for the Reward Challenge, they are shocked to learn that the tribes will be shaken up. Afterwards, the newly reformed Salani arrive on their beach and Sabrina is happy to see members of her previous alliance on the tribe. But over on the new Manono beach, Colton and Alicia are not so happy with their new tribe members. Back on Salani, the tribe members enjoy a meal of chicken and crab while Jay feels comfortable siding with the women on his tribe in preparation for a merge. Manono are also thinking of the merge and Alicia wants the girls (and Colton) to stick together, but Jonas sees Colton as a possible threat to the male alliance.
Before the next challenge, Kim finds an idol on the Salani beach and shares it with Chelsea but vow to keep it to themselves. At the Manono beach, Colton feels that Monica and Christina need to be voted out next and Alicia agrees to vote his way.
Then, after Monono lose the Immunity Challenge, Monica and Christina are told that the vote is for Tarzan, but Alicia and Colton spread the word about voting out Monica, something that the other tribe mates agree with.moreless
The men return from Tribal Council and Tarzan feels his alliance is solid and thinks Bill should be their next target. The next morning, Jonas approaches the women to use their net in exchange for half of the catch, but Salani reject his offer. Later, the women win the Reward Challenge and take a tarp back to their shelter. After the challenge, Leif lets it slip to Bill that Colton wanted to vote him out at the last Tribal. Michael tells Colton he suspects Leif and Bill are friends which leads Leif to confess to Colton what he told Bill.
The two tribes meet for the Immunity Challenge and when Manono win, Alicia is blamed for Salani's loss after being unable to complete their puzzle and laughs it off. Over on Manono, Bill wants to discuss things with Colton, but Colton does not want to talk. Instead, Colton comes up with the idea to give up their tribe immunity and go to Tribal Council to vote out the guy he doesn't like.moreless
The Salani tribe have a cold, rough night after deciding to tough it out through a huge rainstorm. In the morning, the women warm up under the Manono shelter. Later, Salani win the Reward Challenge and arrive on their beach to more horrible weather. The women approach Manono to share their shelter again to stay out of the rain. But after the men help Salani out, they don't think the women are reciprocating enough. The next morning, Salani use their reward to catch a few fish and win their first Immunity Challenge after staging a huge comeback.
Some of the men are looking forward to the vote and Colton wants Bill voted out, but the other members of Colton's alliance think Matt should go first. When Jay appraoches the Colton alliance, he knows the alliance has more votes than Matt's and considers voting with them. Later, Matt talks to Troyzan in an attempt to get him to switch alliances and when Colton hears of this, he jumps on board with the plan to vote for Matt.moreless
The Salani tribe vote Sabrina as their leader and divide the chores. But Nina feels she, Monica and Christina are left out of the comradery between all the younger females. Later, both tribes receive tree mail and participate in a "Do-It-Yourself" reward challenge. Manono win a tarp and set it up right away, but Colton doesn't help out. Colton continues feeling more comfortable being with the women, but Sabrina is annoyed to have him around their campsite. Colton pleads with Salani to let him stay with them, but the women prefer he stayed on the men's side of the beach. But later that night, Colton tells Troyzan he has an immunity idol and a new alliance is born.
At the Immunity Challenge, Monono win and Salani must return to Tribal Council. Some of the women are embarrassed with Kat's performance at the challenge and consider voting her out, while the others feel Nina shoud be the one to go.moreless
18 contestants are divided into two tribes, one with males (Manono), and the other with females (Salani).
On the way to their beach, Alicia creates an alliance with four other tribe mates. Salani is the first to arrive at their beach and realize they will live with Manono on the same beach. When the men arrive, they try to help the women catch two live chickens. After the women catch both chickens, they try to negotiate with the men since they stole an item of theirs at the drop-off.
While the tribes are working, Colton feels more comfortable with the female tribe and on Manono, Matt feels confident in his own alliance of men. Later, when Manono is the first to get fire, Salani try to get the men to trade a chicken for some fire, but are unsuccessful. That night, Monica and Christina steal a hot ember while the men are sleeping, but by the next morning, their fire burns out. When Christina tries to negotiate with the men again, Alicia thinks she is becoming to friendly with Manono and wants to vote her out first. Later, Sabrina finds the hidden immunity idol, but cannot use the idol on herself or her tribemates, so she gives the idol to Colton.
At the Immunity Challenge, Kourtney injures herself, forcing the challenge to end prematurely. Since Manono was in the lead, they decide not to finish the challenge and send Salani to Tribal Council.moreless