Survivor: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 28
2001

Stranded

Sixteen contestants arrive on a military airplane in Queensland and immediately form two tribes—-Kucha and Ogakor. After a five-mile hike to their respective camps, the t…

2 Feb 01
2001

Suspicion

Jerri accuses Kel of eating contraband beef jerky, which he denies. In the “Butch Cassidy” Reward Challenge, the players jump off a cliff into a pool of water, swim to a floati…

3 Feb 08
2001

Trust No One

The players try to win fishing tackle in the “Water Torture” Reward Challenge, which requires them to carry jugs of water over a narrow plank and fill buckets being held by a t…

4 Feb 15
2001

The Killing Fields

Michael catches and butchers a wild pig, which doesn’t make vegetarian Kimmi too happy. In the “Mastermind” Reward Challenge, the players unscramble a giant puzzle map to…

5 Feb 22
2001

The Gloves Come Off

Wildfires threaten the camps, and Kimmi and Alicia get into a heated, fingerpointing argument. In “Triage,” the players compete for comfort items, such as toothbrushes, toothpa…

6 Mar 01
2001

Trial By Fire

Michael suffers severe burns on his hands after he passes out and falls into the campfire. Medics attend to his wounds and he’s carried away by helicopter to receive furt…

7 Mar 08
2001

The Merge

The Ogakor and Kucha tribes merge to form Barramundi and then set up camp in a new location. The Immunity Challenge, “Perch,”requires endurance as the players must stand on a w…

8 Mar 14
2001

Friends?

The players try to win a dinner that includes salmon, chicken and shrimp in the “Return to Sender” Reward Challenge, which requires the castaways to throw a boomerang into a ta…

9 Mar 21
2001

The First 24 Days: A Closer Look

A review of the first 24 days in The Outback includes previously unseen footage.

10 Mar 29
2001

Honeymoon or Not?

The winner of the Reward Challenge chooses one person to enjoy a trip to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel and partake in a feast. The Immunity Challenge unfolds in three segme…

11 Apr 05
2001

Let's Make a Deal

The players are given money to participate in the “Survivor Auction,” in which they can buy various food items. The Immunity Challenge is “Fire and Rain.” The castaways must li…

12 Apr 12
2001

No Longer Just a Game

A torrential storm produces flash floods that destroy the campsite and carry away the last can of rice. One player wins a rope-course Challenge and receives a horseback ride to…

13 Apr 19
2001

Enough Is Enough

The players communicate with loved ones back home in the “Outback Internet Café,” and one castaway wins a 30-minute online chat. “Fugitives,” the Immunity Challenge, takes plac…

14 Apr 26
2001

The Final Four

The Final Four players compete for Reward in the “Survivor Pentathlon,” which incorporates elements from past challenges, such as walking a plank, solving a puzzle, and being b…

15 May 03
2001

The Most Deserving

The Final Three players compete in their last Immunity Challenge, “Fallen Comrades,” in which they must answer personal questions about former tribemates. When only two remain,…

16 May 03
2001

Survivor: The Australian Outback Reunion

The 16 contestants reunite to discuss their experiences in the Outback. Bryant Gumbel is the host.

17 May 10
2001

Back from the Outback

This episode follows the life of each Survivor 2 member after they came back from the Outback.

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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