Survivor: Season 12

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Feb 02
2006

The First Exile

The 16 castaways are divided into four tribes of four: Older Men, Older Women, Younger Men and Younger Women. This season, at least one Survivor each episode is banished to a s…

2 Feb 09
2006

Breakdown

When four tribes become two, the last Survivor fears the worst, but then is surprised when Jeff reveals a twist in the game. One castaway makes a major mistake and leaves the t…

3 Feb 16
2006

Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners

Every night is miserable for the next Survivor sent to Exile Island. Can they withstand another horrendous night, fighting the cold winds and torrential rain alone? One Survivo…

4 Feb 23
2006

Starvation and Lunacy

In a surprising turn of events, a banished Survivor thrives on Exile Island, leaving the tribe back at camp struggling for food and fire. The excitement over winning a Reward C…

5 Mar 02
2006

For Cod's Sake

Winning the Reward Challenge ends up being a raw deal for one tribe. A couple of Survivors secretly bond when they selfishly share one of the Reward prizes and anger their trib…

6 Mar 09
2006

Salvation and Desertion

Disunity among one tribe results in no sleep for the group, as one Survivor’s continuous outbursts last throughout the night. A strong tribe is weakening from the lack of…

7 Mar 15
2006

A Closer Look

Relive the magic of Survivor: Panama — Exile Island so far with this fond look back at key moments in the first six episodes. In addition, you’ll see footage never…

8 Mar 30
2006

An Emerging Plan

It’s bittersweet for one Survivor stranded alone on Exile Island. Even though the company is nice, one castaway struggles with the monotony of camp life. When the two tri…

9 Apr 06
2006

The Power of the Idol

Terry decides it’s time to reveal the Idol to some castaways. How will the power of the Idol affect the game? When two tribe members are sent to Exile Island, an unexpect…

10 Apr 13
2006

Fight for Your Life or Eat

A tempting offer has some Survivors opting out of the Immunity Challenge. Who feels safe enough to sit out, and who won’t risk a loss? Terry and Sally continue to lobby t…

11 Apr 20
2006

Medical Emergency

When a medical emergency sends one Survivor off for treatment, the others are left wondering what will happen next. Will this Survivor be forced to leave the game for good? Hon…

12 Apr 27
2006

Perilous Scramble

Excitement over winning the Reward Challenge reaches a new level when the winners learn they can compete for a second Reward. Which lucky Survivor walks away with this season&#…

13 May 04
2006

Bamboozled

In a heated argument, one Survivor spots a major weakness in another. Can this weakness be used? With just five Survivors remaining, one holds the power to change the game with…

14 May 11
2006

Call the Whambulance

A Final Four celebration gets ugly when one Survivor blows up and quickly divides the camp.

15 May 14
2006

The Final Showdown

Cirie and Danielle go head to head in a tiebreaker Challenge. Who will win and earn their spot in the Final Three, and who will flame out? Before the Final Immunity Challenge,…

16 May 14
2006

Survivor: Panama 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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