When La Mina loses the reward challenge, Casaya chooses to banish Terry, La Mina's strongest member, to Exile Island. Alone, Terry figures out the ominous clues and winds up discovering the secret immunity idol on the island, but once back at his camp, he decides to keep his find a secret. At Casaya, the tribe's alliance of four, Aras, Courtney, Danielle, and Shane, begins to fall apart when Shane and Danielle butt heads about the workload at camp. Left without Terry for a day or two, La Mina struggles to survive while everyone waits for another strong leader to emerge from among them. When Terry returns to the game at the Immunity Challenge, it appears as though his tribe really needed him at camp, seeing how they lose the challenge and are forced to go to Tribal Council. Strategizing about who to vote off, the all-male alliance regrets Dan's decision to include Ruth Marie in their coalition and at Tribal Council, Sally is spared when the men collectively oust Ruth Marie, the tribe's weakest link.
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.