The remaining castaways scramble to stay in the game and reach the final Tribal Council, where they present their cases as to why they deserve the million dollars and the title of soul survivor.moreless
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.
The Redemption Island duel determines who will be closer to re-entering the game. A test of knowledge is the immunity challenge for the remaining castaways.
The remaining castaways must take on a frustrating immunity challenge, which leads to a somewhat unique tribal council.
With an eye towards making it to the end, a small group of the remaining castaways think about blindsiding one of the group's more prominent members.
One of the remaining castaways may be forced to make a difficult choice to advance in the game.
The remaining castaways face a challenge that harkens back to the early days of the show and two tribal councils make for quick decisions to be made by some.
The latest Redemption Island Duel results in one person re-entering the game. A tribal merge causes some to rethink their plans.
One survivor distances himself from his tribe mates. A group of castaways plot to possibly blindside one of their tribal leaders.
Castaways learn if blood is truly thicker than water as a tribal switch happens and new alliances form.
One castaway looks to consolidate what he believes is his growing power in the game. Another castaway may sacrifice their chance at winning to save their loved one.
One survivor is confident that he is running the game to suit his goal of winning but is on the receiving end of harsh words before the next duel at Redemption Island.
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.
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