Survivor: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Feb 28
2002

Back to the Beach

Sixteen castaways are marooned on Nuku Hiva, a volcanic island in the South Pacific. The members of the two tribes, Maraamu and Rotu, paddle ashore in separate life rafts and s…

2 Mar 07
2002

Nacho Momma

The castaways play for fishing gear in the “Do or Dive” Reward Challenge, in which members from each team must dive beneath the water and take heavy stones from a sunken boat.…

3 Mar 13
2002

No Pain, No Gain

Each tribe builds a raft using bamboo and paddles it through a water course to pick up supplies. The first team to complete the course wins a choice of either rice or a collect…

4 Mar 20
2002

The Winds Twist

The players assemble for what they believe is a Reward Challenge and are shocked to learn that the tribes are being switched around. For Immunity, the newly formed tribes must…

5 Mar 28
2002

The End of Innocence

One tribe wins the right to take the opposing camp’s food and supplies after completing a Reward Challenge that requires the teams to collect segments of four deconstruct…

6 Apr 04
2002

The Underdogs

The tribes try to win a picnic in the “Jungle Relay” Reward Challenge, in which teams use a canoe to retrieve a flag in the water after racing through the jungle to find two hi…

7 Apr 11
2002

True Lies

The two teams merge to form the Soliantu tribe. The castaways play for Individual Immunity for the first time in the “Sea Legs” Challenge, which requires players to stand on a…

8 Apr 18
2002

Jury's Out

The players try to win a Reward that includes a giant chocolate bar and a scuba-diving trip to an exotic coral reef by constructing a kite and being the first one to fly it 300…

9 Apr 24
2002

Look Closer: The First 24 Days

A review of the first 24 days on the island.

10 Apr 25
2002

Two Peas in a Pod

The eight players divide into four teams of two to compete for a Marquesan feast that includes a helicopter trip over the islands and a horseback ride to a beautiful locale whe…

11 May 02
2002

The Princess

The Reward Challenge is “Rock Bottom,” in which players jump off of a floating deck to retrieve shells from the ocean. The winner gets a day on a private cruise ship that inclu…

12 May 09
2002

Marquesan Vacation

The six remaining players are each reunited with a loved one, who then tries to win a day on the island by outwitting the other friends and family members on a giant puzzle boa…

13 May 16
2002

A Tale of Two Cities

The five remaining castaways play for a car in the Reward Challenge, which consists of elements from past contests, such as constructing a tiki, filling a bamboo tube with coco…

14 May 19
2002

The Sole Survivor

The Final Four castaways answer questions about the 12 previously ousted players to win Immunity. Following the contest, one person is voted out. Next, the three remaining play…

15 May 19
2002

Survivor: Marquesas Reunion

The 16 contestants reunite in New York City’s Central Park. Rosie O’Donnell hosts.

15 May 19
2002

The Sole Survivor (Part 2)

The final two battle it out for the title of Sole Survivor, and a million dollars in cash.

17 May 19
2002

After Party

Continuation of last show with Rosie O’Donnel interviewing contestants.

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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