The cast gathers for a reunion to discuss the events of the past season. The location, and the theme, for next season are revealed by Jeff Probst.
The castaways try to form bonds that they think will last deep into the game though complications may break those bonds.
Castaways struggle with tough living conditions and with a physically challenging tribal immunity challenge.
The tribes are hit with an unexpected switch that leads to shifting alliances and targets.
Abi-Maria's abrasive attitude rubs her tribe mates the wrong way. However, a quarrel between Abi-Maria and another castaway may spell the end for one of them at the upcoming tribal council.
The men on the Galu tribe know that "Shambo" does not fit in with the girls on thetribe and all agree to keep her around until at least the jury. The men decide to have a vote for a new tribe leader and "Shambo" receives all the men's votes.
At the Reward Challenge, Galu wins a lunch on a pirate ship and a tarp. "Shambo" decides that Laura will go with the Foa Foa tribe for a visit. Once Foa Foa arrive back at camp, Russell takes Laura aside and tries to gain her trust for a secret alliance once the tribes merge. Then, while Liz is preparing the fire she gets angry with Natalie for talking too much with Laura.
After Galu wins the Immunity Challenge, Foa Foa return to camp and Russell sets his target on Jaison instead of Liz since he gave up during the challenge. But at Tribal Council, Russell's original plan comes into action.