Season 20 Episode 2

Slay Everyone, Trust No One

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 11, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

20 contestants from previous seasons of Survivor return for another shot at the million dollars. The contestants arrive on a beach via a helicopter and are divided into two tribes, heroes and villains. After the tribes meet, they participate in their first reward challenge. The heroes win the reward of fire but during the challenge, Stephenie and Rupert both suffer injuries but are able to stay in the game. The villains arrive at their campsite. Right away, Russell approaches Danielle to form an alliance to the final two and then says the same thing to Parvati. At the heroes' beach, the tribe starts to build their shelter and even catch four chickens from the wild. The next morning, the villains joke how Jerri and Coach could become romantically involved after a little flirting during the night. Over on the heroes, all the tribemates who were both on the same season before try to align with each other again. Back on the villains beach, Rob is successful in creating fire. That night, the heroes are not able to get a full night's sleep after Sugar starts annoying Colby. But the next day, they enjoy a meal of chicken soup. Both tribes get tree mail and participate in their first Immunity Challenge. After the villains win, the heroes return to camp and everyone seems to have their own opinion on who should be voted out. Sugar suggests Amanda but Colby wants Sugar out. However, Tom thinks Cirie should go, and Cirie thinks it should be Stephenie.moreless

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  • Impressive episode. Seeing Russ and Randy again was sooooooooooooooooo nice.

    Quite an enjoyable episode. Seeing some people again that were so incredible, so skilled is amazing.

    Villains: I enjoyed a lot seeing Randy and Russell, Randy with that cutthroat view. Also the cynical Tyson who is so mean and funny. Russ getting in action and gathering people. I was impressed when I saw him going to Parvati, who is a big big favorite.

    Coach surprised me a little during the challenge, playing it better than Sandra and Rob.

    Heroes: Most impressive persons were James and J.T. By far the favorites. Who I didn't liked were Cirie and Colby. Cirie was unfit to be a hero in my opinion, she's really ruthless( still remember what she did to Yau-man) and she is also evil in a bad non-attractive way.

    So Villains loose the reward challenge, but miraculously win the Immunity challenge. I mean such a big lead on heroes and they still win. Incredible.

    What was most enjoyable was seeing the first scene after immunity with the winners not the losers.

    I am sorry for Sugar, I think she would have been a great villain and nice add for Russell's team.

    I am so into villains, so many fascinating characters, starting with Big Russ.moreless
  • The twentieth season of the best reality show ever begins with a very entertaining two hour premire episode. Twenty familiar faces make up the two tribes this time around. The tribe names are, simply enough, Heroes and Villains (Hence the title.).moreless

    I will admit that I am not a big fan of editions of "Survivor" with returning contestants. New faces make the show more interesting in seeing their respective apporaches to playing. You do not have that here, but I think this milestone twentieth season did get off to a good start. What helps this episode is seeing the various egos clash on day one. Russel Hantz, Coach, and Rob are already thinking they are going to cruise to an easy victory. One thing I did not like was predictability. Which one of us did not think Sugar would go first?moreless
  • Feels like old days.

    Well, never have I thought that I would see some of my favorites on Survivor ever again. Imagine my surprise when I heard that, amongst many, Stephenie, Amanda and Tom are returning to the show again. The fact that there are so many people returning for the third time or the fact that we have millionaires here doesn't bother me one bit. As the matter of fact, it only makes it that much better.

    As a true Survivor fan, I couldn't wait until the episode premiered. I loved every scene of it. Of course, there was some eye rolling going around when either Russell, Tyson or Coach spoke, but it wouldn't be fun without them right? Right off the bat, I was very worried that Stephenie might leave the game already after that shoulder injury, but thankfully it was all better and the competition continued.

    The reward challenge was really tough, and the scenes around camp were really interesting. Sadly, the heroes didn't win, but since Sugar was voted off I wasn't too sad about it. It's all about revenge now, right?moreless
  • Great start to the new season, and I really loved the challenges!

    I was really excited about the new season, but having only started watching in Samoa, most of the contestants were strangers to me.

    I thought it was great to start off with a challenge, but that challenge was too violent and rough for my liking, but did provide great television.

    I loved how the plotting by Russell started straight away and I don't think he's changed at all!

    I thought the Immunity Challenge was terrific and extremely interesting. However, I was shocked that the Heroes self-destructed and crumbled.

    I was a little sad to bid farewell to Sugar, but my favorites right now are probably Russell, Rob, Jerri, Cirie, Amanda, Candice and Rupert, even though I don't know any of them prior to this episode, except the first two.

    Overall, I would highly recommend this one. Great start to what promises to be a great season of Survivor!moreless
  • Great start to what surely will be an amazing season of Survivor!!!

    Man, I'm loving this season already! I don't see how this season won't be amazing, because there are so many great players and so many different ways things can pan out. My favorite Villain is Boston Rob and my favorite Hero is J.T. J.T. is such a threat, he's a fantastic social player as well as helpful around camp and at challenges. I can see him definitely making it til the merge. Rob is soo sexy, lol, he is a charmer. Making fire from scratch totally impressed me and he really kicked butt with the puzzle.

    I'm with Tom, they need to get rid of Cirie and QUICK before she ends up at the end with Amanda and Parvarti again, haha. Anyone would be dumb to keep her in the game.moreless
Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst


Russell Hantz

Russell Hantz

Himself (Seasons 19 & 20)

Tyson Apostol

Tyson Apostol

Himself (Seasons 18 & 20)

James Thomas Jr.

James Thomas Jr.

Himself (Seasons 18 & 20)

Benjamin Coach Wade

Benjamin Coach Wade

Himself (Seasons 18 & 20)

Randy Bailey

Randy Bailey

Himself (Seasons 17 & 20)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Russell is the sixth contestant to play in consecutive seasons, joining Rupert (Pearl Islands/All-Stars), Stephenie and Bobby Jon (Palau/Guatemala), and James and Amanda (China/Micronesia).

    • All contestants this season made it to the jury phase in at least one previous appearance, including four previous winners (Sandra, Parvati, J.T., and Tom Westman).

    • For the fourth straight season, a female (Sugar) is voted out first.

    • Sugar joins a select list of "Survivor" contestants who have played more than once and never sat on a jury. She joins Tina Wesson, Jenna Morasca, Ethan Zohn, Richard Hatch, Colby Donladson, Rob Mariano, and Amanda Kimmel.

    • For the first time in her "Survivor" career, Sugar has her name written on voting parchment. In Gabon, she had no votes cast against her until the final, but also received no votes to win.

  • QUOTES (14)

  • NOTES (8)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming.

    • Sugar is the first hero voted out.

    • This is a 2 hour episode and the title is said by Coach referring to how he plans to play the game.

    • The cast consists of 2 contestants each from "The Australian Outback", "Pearl Islands", "Palau", "Panama", "Gabon" and "Cook Islands". There are 3 contestants each from "China" and "Tocantins" and 1 from "Marquesas" and "Samoa". This season's cast includes nine contestants who are playing "Survivor" for the third time and there are four previous winners.

    • The winner of season one, Richard Hatch, was asked to return for this season. However, he was unable to leave the country due to a federal judge's ruling. Corrine of Gabon, Shane of Panama and Yau-Man of Fiji were also asked to return, but could not make it. Jonny Fairplay of Pearl Islands was not considered as a result of quitting while he was in Micronesia. Jonathan Penner of Cook Islands was asked to join the season, but ultimately was replaced by Russell.

    • This season was titled "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains", it is the 10th anniversary edition of the show. Rather than having the words "Outwit, Outplay, Outlast" on the logo, this season features the phrase "Return, Revenge, Redemption".

    • This season marks the fourth time that previous contestants have returned to play the game after "All-Stars", "Guatemala" and "Fans vs. Favorites". However, it is only the second time where the entire cast is made up of previous contestants.

    • "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" was filmed in Samoa. It is the second time the show films in Samoa. It is also the third time where a location is used more than once, after Panama and Palau.