19 new castaways are stranded on the islands of Fiji! Jeff begins stating that one person quit the game before it started filiming. That person was Melissa McNulty, a 28 year old model from Los Angeles who suffered panic attacks. Arriving on the island, all 19 survivors get to know each other. Dre decides to call himself Dreamz. When a crate is dropped out of a plane, strength is used to try and open it. That doesn't work. Yau-Man figures out that dropping the crate on its weak spot will open it and it does. They are given instructions for building a elaborate shelter. first night brings rain when the shelter has not been finished. Sylvia sees that and thinks that it needs to stop and that they need to get to work. The second day brings the completion of the shelter.
The first challenge starts with the division of the 18 into two tribes, picked by Sylvia. After doing so, Ravu and Moto are born with 9 members each. Sylvia is exiled and will not join a tribe until sometime after the first Tribal Council. Moto pulls through to win the nice camp while Ravu earns a new campsite with the tribal council task looming. At Moto, the tribe finds new supplies. They are impressed. On Exile Island, Sylvia finds a clue telling her that a hidden idol is waiting back at her camp. At Ravu, the tribe decides on potential voting decisions. At tribal council, in a 6-1-1-1 decision, Jessica deBen, who struggled in the challenge, is voted out.
NOTE: Sylvia joins the tribe in the second episode.
Season 14 Episode 1 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.