Survivor: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 04
2001

Survivor: Countdown to Africa

In this preview to the third season of Survivor, Jeff Probst introduces us to all of the 16 new competitors in Survivor: Africa. Also, previous Survivor competitors give their…

1 Oct 11
2001

Question of Trust

The 16 players, divided into two tribes (Samburu and Boran), arrive at the Shaba National Reserve in Kenya and set up camp. For Immunity, the tribes must each drag a heavy cart…

2 Oct 18
2001

Who's Zooming Whom?

The tribes play for blankets, water containers and food in the “Stairway to the Stars” Reward Challenge. Teams must carry five logs through a series of obstacles to a tower and…

3 Oct 25
2001

The Gods Are Angry

The tribes try to win 100 gallons of fresh water by rolling a giant boulder through an obstacle course. For Immunity, the teams must create a distress signal that can be clearl…

4 Nov 01
2001

The Young and Untrusted

The tribes compete for cooking supplies in the “Caught in the Web” Reward Challenge. Players must climb a web of rope and retrieve 12 baskets hanging from the web to win. For I…

5 Nov 08
2001

The Twist

Three tribe members from each team are surprised to learn that they are switching sides and joining their rival tribes. After the switch, the teams compete for Reward by leadin…

6 Nov 15
2001

I'd Never Do It to You

The teams play for a full food buffet by answering a series of questions about Africa. For Immunity, the players use bows and arrows to hit five targets. The sixth person is vo…

7 Nov 22
2001

Will There Be a Feast Tonight?

The two teams merge and form the Moto Maji tribe. For Immunity, the players have one of their wrists attached to a rope that is connected to a bucket of water located directly…

8 Nov 29
2001

The First 21 Days

Jeff Probst hosts a look back at the first 21 days of the game in Kenya.

9 Dec 06
2001

Smoking Out the Snake

The players try to win two goats that can be traded in an African village for goods by catapulting nine items into a basket located on top of a tower. “Box Your Mind” is the Im…

10 Dec 13
2001

Dinner, Movie and a Betrayal

The players try to win a night at the movies to see “Out of Africa” by successfully completing an obstacle course. For Immunity, players attempt to start a fire using a magnify…

11 Dec 20
2001

We Are Family

The players are each given money to spend at a food auction. For Immunity, the players must answer correctly five questions about African folklore. The 10th person is voted out…

12 Dec 27
2001

The Big Adventure

The players watch videos of their families, then try to guess the answers their family members gave to personal questions. The winner receives a Reward that includes an African…

13 Jan 03
2002

Truth Be Told

The castaways play “Swahili Scramble” for Reward. They each must find nine Swahili words hidden in letters on a board and then use them to solve a clue. The Reward includes the…

14 Jan 10
2002

The Final Four: No Regrets

The Final Four players answer questions about the 12 ousted castaways in the first of two Immunity Challenges. The second Immunity Challenge is an endurance battle in which the…

15 Jan 10
2002

Survivor: Africa Reunion

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

17 Jan 17
2002

Survivor: Back from Africa

Crap from Africa – The S16 may be back from Africa, but the clips are still there.

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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