Season 25 Episode 1

Survivor Smacked Me in the Chops

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 19, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • A total of 10 contestants have been medically evacuated (medevaced) from the show. Three of them return in this season. It is the second time for Russell Swan ("Samoa") and Michael Skupin ("Australian Outback") and Jonathan Pener's third ("Cook Islands" and "Micronesia").

    • Coincidentally, Russell and Jonathan were both removed on day 15 in their respective seasons while Michael was removed on day 17. All three contestants were the sixth player to leave the game (although during Jonathan's injury-free season, he was the 14th player voted out).

    • It has been 11 years since Michael Skupin's last appearance on Survivor. This is the longest gap between a returning contestant's first and second appearance.

    • Contestant Jeff Kent is a retired Major League Baseball player and a former National League MVP while Lisa Whelchel is an actress best known for playing Blair Warner from "The Facts of Life".

    • Russell and Michael are the third and fourth contestants (afterShii-Ann Huang from All-Stars and Bobby Jon Drinkard from Guatemala) to return for a second time despite not making either the merge or jury in their previous appearance.

    • Jonathan Penner is the second contestant (after Ozzy Lusth in South Pacific) to return for a third season without competing in either "Survivor: All Stars" or "Heroes vs. Villains."

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