At the Reward Challenge, the players are given money with which to bid on items at the Survivor auction. The auction begins with luxury foods but midway through, Jeff offers the contestants an advantage at the next immunity challenge, which Danni bids the most on, and wins. At the end of the auction, the players are shown one last item to bid on - their loved ones. Judd pools his money with some of his tribemates, ensuring him time with his wife (and giving him the opportunity to pick two other players and their loved ones to join him) while the other three unpicked players are sent away to the former Yaxha camp with no hugs, kisses, or conversations with their relatives. These three, Danni, Rafe, and Lydia, form a new alliance out of resentment that Judd did not choose them, and at the Immunity Challenge, Danni secures a win by using her "switch positions with any player" advantage. With the Immunity out of the way, Rafe is able to convince Stephenie to vote out Judd with him and the others, and a pissed-off Judd is sent packing.
Season 11 Episode 12 of Survivor resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The rules of this game are simple: average Americans are abandoned in the middle of some of the most unforgiving places on earth. Divided into teams, they particiapte in challenges and every three days, the losing tribe must trek to Tribal Council to vote out one of their own. Halfway through the game, the game shifts to individual competitions when the tribes merge and become one, making the game every man for himself.
The game is simple: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast, by winning Immunity, thus not being eligible to have votes cast against yourself. However, the players must be careful about who they send packing - after the merge, a jury of seven begins to form, and each week they return to watch the Tribal Council ceremony. At the end of the game, they vote for one of the members of the final two to win One Million Dollars. Who will become the next Survivor?
Generally, each season begins with a twist - something different to surprise the new castaways. Survivor is a game of adaptation, and the final two of each season, listed below, were the players most able to adapt to their surroundings and to the people they are playing with. Survivor focuses on the people, and the social commentary that surrounds them. How can these players Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast is the question that the game revolves around.