Survivor: Season 11

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 15
2005

Big Trek, Big Trouble, Big Surprise

Sixteen new castaways set off on an 11-mile hike through rugged Guatemalan jungle to arrive at ancient ruins of the Maya civilization. They also find a surprise that will help…

2 Sep 22
2005

Man Down

One Survivor is appalled when a nest of ants are served up for dinner in a tribe desperate for protein. Lacking any sympathy for ailing tribemates, one Survivor starts complain…

3 Sep 29
2005

The Brave May Not Live Long, but the Cautious Don't Live at All

Smoldering heat forces some Survivors to cool off in the water, risking an encounter with crocodiles. As a tribe attempts to rebuild their shelter, one member takes matters int…

4 Oct 06
2005

To Betray or Not to Betray

In an unexpected twist, members of the two tribes are shuffled. While one Survivor dangles his feet in the crocodile-infested waters, something nibbles on his toes. A very clos…

5 Oct 13
2005

Crocs, Cowboys and City Slickers

When pounding rain takes its toll on a tribe, one member voices frustrations by calling out some of the others. An incredible Reward is won after one castaway blazes through a…

6 Oct 20
2005

Big Ball, Big Mouth, Big Trouble

After winning an arduous Reward Challenge, one tribe member ruins it for the rest by becoming intoxicated and obnoxious. A grueling physical challenge pushes two castaways to t…

7 Oct 27
2005

Surprise Enemy Visit

Fear threatens to ruin one castaway’s ability to enjoy a reward. An unexpected visit from the opposing tribe makes some of the other castaways uncomfortable about being f…

8 Nov 03
2005

The Hidden Immunity Idol

Survivors learn that there is an Immunity Idol hidden in the Guatemalan jungle, and the hunt begins. Given the choice to feast or challenge, several castaways choose to enjoy a…

9 Nov 10
2005

Secrets and Lies and an Idol Surprise

One Survivor deceives the others by giving them the wrong clues to where the hidden Immunity Idol rests. Several Survivors become angry after one overindulges in a Reward. One…

10 Nov 17
2005

Eating and Sleeping with the Enemy

In a down-and-dirty struggle for Reward in the mud, a team is let down by the failure of one member. One tribemate’s incessant paranoia drives another to the breaking poi…

11 Nov 24
2005

Everything Is Personal

One Survivor’s attempt to forge an alliance is overheard by a lurking tribemate. A castaway is livid after a tribemate targets her for elimination in a Reward Challenge,…

12 Dec 01
2005

Price for Immunity

In an attempt to break up the Final Four, one Survivor plants doubts in another’s mind. Will this strategic risk turn the tide? One Survivor receives a sealed envelope co…

13 Dec 08
2005

Big Win, Big Decision, Big Mistake?

Feeling deceived after a tribemate’s ousting, one Survivor confronts the tribe. After a big win, one Survivor has a big decision: try and break the “car curse”…

14 Dec 11
2005

Thunder Storms & Sacrifice

A surprise from a local family quickly shakes up the Final Four in a traditional Maya ceremony. Later, a surprise thunderstorm sets the Survivors wondering if a decision they m…

15 Dec 11
2005

Survivor: Guatemala Reunion

It’s the moment of truth: Jeff Probst walks into the Reunion Show, taped live before a studio audience, and announces who wins the $1 million and the title of Sole Surviv…

About Survivor

Sixteen or more castaways are split between two or more “Tribes”, are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for Rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for “Immunity”, forcing the other tribe to attend “Tribal Council”, where they must vote off one of their players. Once about half the players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning Immunity prevents that player from being voted out, while several that are voted out at this stage form the game’s “Jury”. Once down to two or three people, a Final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the jury members. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the “Sole Survivor” and win the $1 million prize. Survivor has introduced numerous modifications, or “twists”, on the core rules in order to keep the players on their toes and to prevent players from relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons. These changes have included tribal switches, seasons starting with more than two tribes, the ability to exile a player from a tribe for a short time, Hidden Immunity Idols that players can use to save themselves at Tribal Council and a chance to return to regular gameplay after elimination through “Redemption Island”.

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