Survivor: Season 17

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 25
2008

Want to See the Elephant Dung?

18 individuals embark on an amazing African adventure, battling extreme conditions and interacting with wildlife such as elephants and gorillas, while attempting to forge allia…

2 Oct 02
2008

She Obviously Is Post-Op!

One castaway is tossed around like a rag doll during a Reward Challenge, while another castaway sets out to prove her strength while on Exile Island.

3 Oct 09
2008

It Was Like Christmas Morning!

One castaway’s desperation leads to waterworks, and the waterworks lead to sympathy from other members on the tribe.

4 Oct 16
2008

This Camp is Cursed

Overwhelming hunger and homesickness put one castaway’s entire alliance in jeopardy. Meanwhile, one of the strongest bonds in the game finds itself on shaky ground after…

5 Oct 23
2008

He's a Snake, But He's My Snake

In the wake of a tough loss, an emotional outburst causes one castaway to become a target. Meanwhile, large appetites combined with dwindling rations create an air of resentmen…

6 Oct 30
2008

It All Depends on the Pin-Up Girl

A shocking twist is revealed giving one castaway the chance to change the game for the opposing tribe. Meanwhile, surprise letters from home bring even the toughest castaways t…

7 Nov 06
2008

Apple in the Garden of Eden

After one power drunk castaway decides to take the game into their own hands, the tribes are faced with a brutal endurance challenge that comes down to a nail-biting showdown.<…

8 Nov 13
2008

The Brains Behind Everything

Conflict abounds when a hard fought Reward Challenge threatens to cause an upset, and a heated Tribal Council where dirty laundry is aired.

9 Nov 20
2008

Nothing Tastes Better Than Five Hundred Dollars

One Castaway devises a dangerous plan that hinges on the Hidden Immunity Idol, while another castaway considers betraying their alliance in order to avoid elimination.

10 Nov 27
2008

I Was Put on The Planet for This Show

In a very special Survivor, never before seen footage, including audition tapes and secret scenes, reveal who the castaways are and how they became entrenched in the adventure…

11 Dec 04
2008

The Good Things In Life Aren't Easy

After fallout from Randy’s departure pits two allies against one another, one castaway makes a lifetime commitment in a surprisingly intimate gesture.

12 Dec 11
2008

The Good Guys Should Win in the End

After using guilt to gain control of an ally, a pushy castaway may land in hot water when the Hidden Immunity Idol is put into play, resulting in a shocking turn of events at T…

13 Dec 14
2008

Say Goodbye to Gabon

What started as a lopsided battle between the Fang and Kota tribes ends with a shocking turn of events between the remaining members of Nobag. Find out the fate of the Final Fi…

14 Dec 14
2008

Survivor: Gabon Reunion

During a Live Reunion Show the Survivors get together for the first time since being in Gabon to discuss the results of the game.

About Survivor

The rules of this game are simple: sixteen average Americans (eighteen in seasons 8, 9, and 11; twenty in season 10) are abandoned in the middle of some of the most unforgiving places on earth. They are divided into teams. Every three days, the Survivors must gather to vote someone out of their tribe. Once a total of six people have been voted out, the two tribes merge (this may vary season to season).After the merge, every person must compete for him/herself at both reward and immunity challenges. Only one person can win these challenges. Once a person receives immunity, that person can not have any votes against him/her for that tribal council. The next person to be voted out just after the merge will not return to the following tribal council. The next seven people return to be on a jury – they vote at the very last tribal council for who will win. The last Survivor at the end wins one million dollars.

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