The Dangrayne tribe return to their beach and Jonathan removes himself from his former alliance as a result of the last vote. Now that he is without an idol, Jeff is hoping to vote out Jonathan next. Michael tells Jonathan that there are cracks in the alliance and not to give up. At the same time, he also wants to break up the alliance between Artis, Abi and Pete.
While half the tribe is enjoying reward, Abi and Pete discuss taking out Jeff once Jonathan is out. But when Jonathan wins the Individual Immunity Challenge, the target is then put on Michael since he is a returning player. But Pete suggests to vote out Jeff and everyone is on board until Jeff finds out and tries turns the tables on him.moreless
The remaining castaways must take on a frustrating immunity challenge, which leads to a somewhat unique tribal council.
The five former Tandang tribe mates are a strong group, but Jonathan knows there are a few cracks in the alliance. During a reward challenge win, the former Kalabaw members suggest that Michael and Lisa could possibly be persuaded to join their alliance.
Back at the beach, Abi orders Lisa to stay loyal to Tandang and vote Joanathan out. Lisa feels that Abi is being too aggressive and thinks maybe it would be better to align with the former Kalabaw.
After the Immunity Challenge, the Tandang alliance are planning to vote for Jonathan, but Abi is concerned that Michael or Lisa will flip. Over on the Kalabaw alliance, the plan is to vote for Artis, but they need someone from Tandang to help them out.moreless
One contestant's nerves are frayed to the point they may quit the game. A revelation looks to turn Tribal Council into one of the most tumultuous of the season.Â
The two tribes merge into one and one castaway ponders their vote as possibly swinging the game in favor of one of the alliances.
The tribal merge arrives and the castaways scramble to see if they can maintain their positions or better their stances.
The four remaining castaways face an unexpected twist and emotions come to the surface as they look to secure themselves a spot at the final tribal council and plead their case to be named sole survivor.
Both tribes meet to witness the Redemption duel between Christine and Ozzy and after the winner re-joins the game, both tribes merge. When the merged tribe is at their beach, Cochran plays the double agent and lies to Coach about being treated badly by his tribe. But Coach doesn't believe him. After the Immunity Challenge, Cochran and Dawn are faced with the decision to stay loyal to their respective tribes, ending in a tie and a possible vote by a rock, or join an alliance of the opposing tribe.moreless
Eighteen new castaways begin the challenge of making it to the end and winning a million dollars. Even at this early stage, thought, a trio of contestants face making decisions that could affect their future in the game.
Abi approaches Lisa about her comments at the last Tribal Council and Lisa tells her that she can't be in an alliance with someone who doesn't trust her anymore.
After a Reward Challenge win, Abi cannot stop talking about how much she enjoyed it, annoying the other tribe mates in the process. Afterwards, Malcolm wants to secure a final four alliance with Denise, Michael and Lisa. But Lisa feels more secure with Jonathan, but Jonathan doesn't want to jump on board just yet.
Pete and Abi's former Tandang alliance are struggling to survive and after the Immunity Challenge, the two try to get the others to vote Malcolm out. But the rest of the tribe is staying loyal to their six-person alliance. However, when Pete approaches Michael, he considers betraying the final four alliance he just made.moreless
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.
The castaways look to make big moves and question who will be the first to make such a maneuver.
The survivors discuss their time in Africa.
The castaways scale new heights to earn a spot in the final four. Meanwhile, friends become enemies when one player overhears plans for her eviction and one player devises a strategy to use his special immunity idol.
Fearing his time in the game may be coming to an end, one of the castaways resorts to using any means necessary to keep playing.
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.
One of the tribes considers deliberately losing an immunity challenge in order to rid themselves of a disliked tribemate.
The castaways drop their buffs and form new tribes. Meanwhile, a decision made early in the game could lead to one player's downfall.
After witnessing the Redemption duel, Ozzy thinks it would be a smart move to purposely vote out a strong player in order to eliminate Christine. Ozzy approaches Cochran about his plan and suggests that he could be the one to go. On Upolu, Coach calls upon his religion to lift the tribe's spirits and find the idol as a group. When Coach returns to his tribe mates with tree mail and the idol, the entire tribe rejoices.
When Savaii lose the Immunity Challenge, Cochran felt confident in Ozzy's plan to send himself to Redemption Island, but when Ozzy voices his frustration at the loss, he begins to think otherwise. But the next morning, Ozzy interprets a dream he had and tells the tribe he is willing to be voted out afterall, but the others on the tribe don't agree with the plan.moreless
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.
Season 30 begins with eighteen new players who are divided into three tribes according to their occupations (White Collar, Blue Collar, No Collar) as they attempt to become the lone survivor and claim the million dollar prize.
The three tribes merge into two and the castaways move to either changing allegiances or strengthening existing ones.
A food auction takes place and the castaways draw rocks to earn a huge advantage in the game. One player looks to guarantee his safety in the game by showing a source of power to the others.
Contestants are divided into three tribes and meet the returning players. The Matsing tribe arrive on their beach and right away, Russell states he doesn't want to be the leader but still gives order to his tribemates. The tribe quickly get fire and water and Malcolm decides to let Russell have his way around camp...for now. Over on Kalabaw, Jeff fears he may have injured his knee, but doesn't want anyone to know. Behind his back, the tribe discuss how Jonathan should be the first to go since he is a returnee. Tandang arrive at their beach and RC and Abi click right away and start thinking about an alliance with Peter and Michael.
Back on Kalabaw, Dawson knows that Jeff is really a former professional baseball player. Meanwhile on Tandang, RC doesn't trust Lisa and Michael knows who she really is, but doesn't tell the others. On Matsing, Zane puts himself in an alliance with everyone the tribe and when Malcolm reveals this to Denise, they create a bond and start a real alliance. Back on Kalabaw, Jonathan begins his search for the hidden immunity idol and finds the first clue. On Matsing, Russel also finds a clue, but doesn't know that Zane saw him take it.
After the first Immunity/Reward Challenge, Matsing must go to Tribal Council. Back at camp, Zane tells the others he is the weakest and wants to go, in reality just a ploy. But some of the others on the tribe prefer to vote out Russell, especially when they suspect he has an idol.moreless
Lisa reveals she would take someone she can ultimately beat to the finals, which Malcolm takes as a warning sign. The next morning, the Final Four alliance have a hard time believing that Abi has a real hidden immunity idol. Abi tells Lisa she is at the bottom of the alliance in an attempt to get Denise out. Lisa feels her vote could go either way and is waiting for the appropriate time. Later while on their reward, Malcolm, Lisa and Michael plan to be the final three. The next morning, Denise wakes up in pain but still participates in the Immunity Challenge. Before Tribal Council, Abi tries again to persuade Michael and Lisa to join her side. Malcolm feels confident that Abi is the next to go, but he doesn't know that Lisa is considering voting out Denise.moreless
One of the castaways contemplates throwing the upcoming immunity challenge to make it easier for the tribe to rid itself of one of its weaker members.
One of the castaways, with an eye fixed on reaching the end and winning the million, looks to remove what is perceived as the biggest threat to that win.
One castaway faces the choice of using a new power for the hidden immunity idol or risk seeing an ally go home.
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 survivors battle for a spot in the final six.
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
The tribes struggle to cope with cold and wet weather that lasts for lengthy periods of time.
The two tribes merge and the former Kalabaw tribe hopes to bring someone from the Tandang tribe to give them an advantage. Later, while Lisa is drying everyone's clothes, she accidentally finds Malcolm's immunity idol, ultimately promising her a final three with Denise.
Jonathan approaches Michael to see if he and R.C. would be willing to join the Kalabaw alliance. But Jeff talks with the men of Tandang to get rid of Jonathan.
After the individual Immunity Challenge, R.C. feels confident with her alliance. But Jeff is unsure if he should side with the returning players or go with Tandang's plan.moreless
The remaining castaways scramble to find the hidden immunity idol in the hopes it will guarantee one of them avoids going home at the next Tribal Council.
After Tribal Council, Russell realizes his mistake of giving out orders and plans to tone it down. That night, Angie and Malcolm try to stay warm. When Roxy sees this, she feels the two cannot be allowed to get too close. The next morning on Tandang, RC finds the clue to the idol and shares the clue with Abi as a sign of trust. On Kalabaw, while the other tribe mates take shelter from the rain in a cave, Jonathan searches the camspite for the idol and eventually finds it. Back on Matsing, Roxy tells Russell about how close Angie and Malcolm are getting in an attempt to get Angie out. On Kabalaw, Lisa is finding it hard to fit in and her shyness gets mistaken for time away looking for the idol.After the Immunity Challenge, Matsing are going to Tribal Council for the second time in a row. Denise is caught in the middle of a Russell/Roxy alliance who want Angie out, and an Angie/Malcolm alliance who want Roxy out.moreless
One of the castaway's behavior may leave her in trouble with the rest of her tribe.
At the Reward Challenge, rather than complete the challenge, Kalabaw make an agreement with Tandang. Michael on Tandang offered to give up the challenge for all of Kalabaw's rice. Back at the Tandang campsite, Artis, Pete and Abey are not happy with the decision. Although Kalabaw enjoy themselves at the reward, they now have no more rice and have difficulty catching fish.
After the next Immunity Challenge, Kalabaw must return to Tribal Council. The tribe returns to their beach and Jeff and Carter discuss the next vote. Jeff thinks Jonathan should be the one to go, but Carter wants Katie out.moreless
18 new contestantsare divided into two tribes and are joined by 2 returning players. Everyone on Savaii is thrilled to have Ozzy join them, while those on Upolu are much more hesitant to have "Coach" on their tribe. The two returning players then participate in a reward challenge specially designed for them. With the help of a very vocal tribe, Ozzy wins the challenge leaving "Coach" feeling rejected by his new tribemates.
Savaii arrive at their beach and right away the tribe start to get to know each other. When Ozzy suggests to go for a swim, Cochran is very hesitant but ultimately dives in. Over at the Upolu beach, the tribemates take advantage of "Coach's" prior experiences while building the shelter. But while everyone is working, Christine starts her search for the hidden immunity idol. That night, "Coach" feels more comfortable and welcomed by his tribe as a new alliance of five bond under the stars.
The next day after Savaii wakes up, Dawn has a rough morning and needs to be consoled by Ozzy. Later that day, the tribes meet for their first immunity challenge which is won by Upolu. When Savaii return to their beach, Dawn hopes that an argument between Semhar and Jim will keep her safe. But Ozzy feels that Semhar should stay and that Cochran lacks the physical strength needed.moreless
One of the castaways looks to make a grab for power but his plans may be undone by a tribal switch.
Stacey arrives on Redemption Island and tells Christine that "Coach" is in charge of the tribe. At the duel, the two competitors spill the beans to the spectators about Benjamin's control at Upolu, refusing to call him "Coach". Albert and Mikayla return to the tribe and tell everyone about theduel and what Stacey said which angers "Coach". Albert also feels worried after Stacey's comments, so he goes on a search for the idol after finding a clue. Albert reveals the clue to "Coach" and Sophie and after another search,"Coach" eventually finds the idol.
On Savaii, Elyse feels strong about the alliance she is in, but when Ozzy finds out that "Coach"is in charge at Upolu, he lets it slip that "Coach" should vote out a strong player next. Jim picks up on it and plans to warn Keith. Later, after a fishing trip, Ozzy is proud to be the provider of fish for the tribe.
Upolu arrive back at their beach after winning the Immunity/Reward Challenge and enjoy a nice salad and meat from the challenge. Over on Savaii, Ozzy thinks Cochran is the weakest link and should be next. But the secret alliance of Cochran, Dawn and Jim approach Keith to try and vote out Elyse, but Keith doesn't want to lose Ozzy's trust.moreless
One castaway looks to trade reward for potential security. Tribal council erupts into chaos as plans by some may be sidetracked by the playing of an idol.
Two castaways, with polar opposite attitudes, clash and each looks to send the other home at the next tribal council.
The two tribes and the castaways scramble to figure out alliances and the next target for tribal council.
The merged Te Tuna tribe now consists of the five member alliance from the original Upolu tribe. Albert thinks Sophie is becoming more of a threat and feels he is better off taking Rick with him to the final three.
After the Redemption duel, the tribe starts scrambling to figure out who should be voted out of the alliance. Brandon makes an agreement with Albert to vote Sophie out, while Sophie tells Coach that Brandon should be sent to Redemption. Later, Brandon interrupts a private conversation between Coach and Albert and on top ofthe previous comments made by Brandon's father, Coach thinks Brandon should go. But when Brandon wins immunity, there must be a change of plans. Albert becomes an easy target after some of his lies are exposed to the tribe, but Brandon is willing to give up his immunity and forgive him.
Before Tribal Council, Coach is conflicted as to how his vote should go.moreless
Two immunity challenges and two tribal councils force the remaining castaways to scramble as current alliances are tested and new ones may be formed.
Although Cochran is friendly with Coach, after talking with him during some yoga, he doesn't feel any safer. Later, the merged tribe witness the Redemption duel, where two people join the jury.
Afterwards, Ozzy enjoys himself on Redemption Island as he has the entire place to himself, allowing him to keep his strength up. Back on Te Tuna, Cochran considers siding with Whitney and Dawn to take down the former Upolu alliance. After the Immunity Challenge, Dawn feels she is the one to go, so Whitney approaches Albert in an attempt make a big move. Albert considers a new alliance and approaches Cochran and Sophie, but Coach soon starts to suspect Albert.
Then at Tribal Council, Jeff announces a twist...a double elimination.moreless
Savaii return from Tribal and Ozzy feels betrayed by his alliance so he announces that he is no longer in an alliance with anyone and tells his tribe he has the immunity idol. The next morning, the tribe thinks Ozzy should apologize for throwing a temper tantrum. Over on Upolu, Brandon looks for the immunity idol not knowing that "Coach" already has it.
After the Redemption Island duel, Sophie finds Christine very bitter about being voted out and thinks she has no allegiance for the Upolu tribe. Meanwhile, Edna tries her best to strengthen herties with "Coach" to stay safe. Back on Savaii, Ozzy apologizes to the tribe and approaches Keith in order to stay in the game.
At the Immunity Challenge, Savaii start off with some trouble, but ultimately win. The tribe spends time together at a natural water slide which unites them after such a rough morning. On Upolu, the tribe is figuring out who should be voted out next, Mikayla or Edna since neither of them were part of the original alliance of six.moreless
Confusion is rampant in the camp when deciding who to vote out in the next Tribal Council - an easy target or try and potentially blindside another person.
Feeling low after back to back tribal councils, the Fans tribe must deal with hostile elements and unwanted visitors in their camp.
The tribes merge into a single tribe and talk starts among some about potentially blindsiding a person at the upcoming tribal council.
While the Tangdang tribe are in their shelter, Abi sees the clue to the idol in RC's bag and points it out in front of the other tribe mates. Abi thinks RC did it on purpose, but Pete was the one who actually planted the clue for everyone to see. On Kalabaw, Jeff, Jonathan and Carter build a strong alliance, leaving the girls to build an alliance of their own. On Matsing, Denise thinks Russell has the idol, but don't have the evidence. Back on Tangdang, Abi and RC aren't getting along, which worries RC about her position in the alliance.
After Matsing lose the Immunity Challenge once again, Malcolm plays both sides of his alliance by telling Denise to vote out Russell and telling Russell to vote out Denise. But after Russell and Denise have a conversation about Malcolm, everyone is vulnerable.moreless
The Final Four alliance (Malcolm, Michael, Denise and Lisa) have their next target, Abi. But if she were to win immunity, the four plan to vote out Jonathan. Abi is feeling beat up after the last Tribal and tries her best to give herself an advantage. At the Survivor Auction, she buys a place into the final round at the next Immunity Challenge and although there is no second hidden immunity idol, Abi tells the others she has one.
At the Immunity Challenge, Abi's auction money is put to good use and she wins individual immunity. Later, although Lisa is part of the Final Four alliance, she doesn't want to vote out Jonathan. Lisa tells Jonathan the alliance's plan, allowing him to tell Carter and Abi to vote for Denise. Jonathan then approaches Michael to see if he will also vote for Denise, which would betray his Final Four alliance.moreless
Sparks fly as parents square off defending their children.
The castaways look for a new hidden immunity idol but an unexpected advantage in the game may give them extra security.
Two castaways start to think that they may have revealed too much to their fellow tribe mates. Paranoia sinks in for one tribe when a hidden immunity idol is supposedly found.
Matsing return from Tribal and Russell knows that the alliance between Malcolm and Angie is dangerous and that if Denise sides with them, it could be the end for him. The next morning on Tandang, Abi is concerned about her sprained knee and doesn't trust RC with the idol. Pete learns about the clue from Abi and then approaches Lisa for a new alliance to vote out Michael. Over on Kalabaw, Jeff and the others notice a missing piece from the rice box and suspect that was the idol and that Jonathan has it. The next morning on Matsing, the tribe discover that their raft drifted away and with Denise and Malcolm in an alliance, the two discuss who should go next.
After the Reward/Immunity Challenge, Matsing must go to Tribal Council for the third straight time. Kalabaw return to their beach and Jonathan tells Jeff he has the idol in an attempt to gain his trust. On Tandang, Abi and Pete find the idol while the others look for clams. On Matsing, Malcolm and Denise are frustrated with Angie and Russell's performance at the challenge and think one of the two have to go.moreless
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
Denise knows she is at the bottom of the Final Four alliance as Malcolm is not able to commit to a final three with her. Denise knows that Malcolm has the best chance to win the jury's votes, so she approaches Lisa and Michael in an attempt to vote him out.
Before the tribe's final vote, Lisa and Denise are on board to vote out Malcolm, but Michael considers going to the final three with Malcolm. On day 39, the final three enjoy a relaxing view of the horizon, a breakfast reward and burn down their shelter. That evening, the three face the jury.moreless
One of the remaining castaways may be forced to make a difficult choice to advance in the game.
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.
One of the castaways looks to get revenge by taking down one of the stronger castaways.
Tensions flare in the Mayan temples when Yaxha and Nakum merge into Xhákúm and Bobby Jon instantly clashes with the abrasive and stand-offish Jamie. The following morning, the former Yaxha tribe members immediatley get to work while the powerful former Nakum members, who outnumber Yaxha, sit back and relax, conspiring who would be best to vote off next. Later, the players are shocked to discover that somewhere in the jungle is a hidden immunity doll that could secure one of the players safety until the final four. At the Immunity Challenge, Jamie lays everything out on the table as he makes it clear that the former Nakum tribe, six strong, will be voting as one, picking off each of the four former Yaxha members one by one. Despite Gary's victory, this is exactly what happens at Tribal Council when Brandon's torch is snuffed, although Jamie now has almost everyone against him.moreless
A blindside leaves one castaway questioning their resolve to play the game. Meanwhile, a camp raid leaves one tribe scrounging for supplies and the other one reveling in comfort.
Castaways learn if blood is truly thicker than water as a tribal switch happens and new alliances form.
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
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.
The castaways try to form bonds that they think will last deep into the game though complications may break those bonds.