Survivor: Season 25

Episodes

# Air Date Title
0 Sep 10
2012

Preview

1 Sep 19
2012

Survivor Smacked Me in the Chops

Medically evacuated veterans Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan return to battle for the title of Sole Survivor. Meanwhile, former teen star Lisa Whelchel (“…

2 Sep 26
2012

Don't Be Blinded by the Headlights

Former TV teen star Lisa Whelchel reaches her breaking point early in the game, and as temperatures drop, two castaways make a risky choice to keep each other warm.

3 Oct 03
2012

This Isn't a We Game

An injury prone castaway incurs a fresh battle wound during an intense Immunity Challenge. Meanwhile, a wary castaway considers an unlikely alliance when one tribe member bring…

3 Oct 03
2012

Episode 3

4 Oct 10
2012

Create a Little Chaos

Fearing that they may be the next to go home, an aspiring Sole Survivor shares a shocking story from their childhood, and in an effort to escape the looming threat of eliminati…

5 Oct 17
2012

Got My Swag Back

A twist in the game causes a shift in tribe dynamics. Meanwhile, as conditions worsen at camp, one castaway is faced with a game-changing decision.

6 Oct 24
2012

Down and Dirty

As castaways get down and dirty to battle it out for a fruitful feast, in an unprecedented move, opposing tribes take to the bargaining table to strike a deal mid-challenge.

7 Oct 31
2012

Not the Only Actor on This Island

After Tandang and Kalabaw tribes merge, castaways scramble to solidify their numbers and rank in the new tribe. Meanwhile, Lisa Whelchel is confronted on her past as a former T…

8 Nov 07
2012

Dead Man Walking

In one of the most complicated and entertaining Tribal Councils ever, a brutally honest conversation leads to surprising revelations.

9 Nov 14
2012

Little Miss Perfect

A priceless reward proves to be a life-changing experience for some Survivors, and an original alliance is tested while an unlikely friendship threatens to sway the game.

10 Nov 21
2012

Whiners Are Weiners

Castaways compete for a luxurious spa getaway and tempers flare when one castaway returns with a full belly and a bitter attitude.

11 Nov 28
2012

Hell Hath Frozen Over

Castaways exhaust their funds on tasty rewards while one generous castaway makes two bids for his tribemates during the hearty food auction.

12 Dec 05
2012

Shot Into Smithereens

During an emotional family reunion, an exciting Reward Challenge enables castaways to join forces with their loved ones. Meanwhile, at a secret meeting, an alliance devises a p…

13 Dec 12
2012

Gouge My Eyes Out

The million-dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor is within reach for one of the five remaining castaways. Meanwhile, a few castaways strike a Final Three deal while aboard a…

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Episode 13

14 Dec 16
2012

Million Dollar Question

The Final Four Survivors scramble to secure their place at the Final Tribal Council. Meanwhile, a crucial Reward Challenge allows castaways to compete for a highly coveted adva…

15 Dec 16
2012

Survivor: Philippines Reunion

The 18 castaways reunite to discuss the season. Hosted by Jeff Probst.

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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