The new season of Survivor comes to you from the highlands of Brazil.
The contestants compete in the rain during a very physical immunity challenge.
Timbira returns from Tribal and Erinn comments about the "friendship" she had with Candace, but in doing so, she angers her tribe mates. The next morning, Erinn realizes she has to step things up to keep herself in the game. Meanwhile, Jerry is struggling with stomach pain and tries not to show weakness. Over on Jalapao, the tribe tries out their new fishing gear. They struggle with their net, but are successful with their fishing rods. After losing the Reward Challenge, Timbira return to camp and "Coach" is visually angry. While they fish, "Coach" and Tyson discuss who should be voted out next. On Japalao, spirits are high after winning a tarp, chairs and pillows. Over on Exile Island, Brendan and Taj get clue number two for the hidden immunity idol and form a secret alliance with each other. Jalapao wins the Immunity Challenge and Jerry from Timbira blames himself for the tribe's loss. Timbira return to camp and discuss Jerry's sickness. "Coach" wants Erinn out and thinks that Jerry should stay. At Tribal Council, the tribe decides who should be leader and vote out another tribe mate.
After returning from Tribal Council, "Coach" is upset that Erinn singled out Brendan as the tribe's leader. The next morning the tribe continues to talk about who should be the leader. On Jalapao, Taj puts her "Exile Island Alliance" plan into action by talking to Stephen and including him in the alliance along with Brendan and Sierra from Timbira. Jalapao wins the Reward Challenge allowing them to raid the other tribe's campsite. Two Jalapao members arrive at Timbira and take one bag of beans and a water canteen. But Sandy thinks they should have grabbed Timbira's second bag of beans instead of a canteen. She then notices that Sydney is using her charm to flirt in order to stay in the game. Timbira wins the Immunity Challenge, sending Jalapao into a frenzy before Tribal Council. Half of the tribe believe Sydney is not pulling her weight at challenges, while the other half think Sandy has gotten too annoying.
The Exile Island Alliance thinks their secret is safe, but Tyson may be on their trail.
This episode features a re-cap of what happened during the first 15 days in Tocantins, Brazil including some brand new footage.
Joe and Sydney are talking at the Jalapao campsite and Sydney voices here concern that she might be the next to go if all the boys stick together. But Joe assures her she'll be safe. Over on Timbira, the tribe argue with "Coach" about how to cook their beans and end up with a burnt meal. Back on Jalapao, Taj and Stephen wonder if they should include J.T. in their Exile Alliance. Timbira wins a reward to visit a waterfall and a meal. On Exile Island, Joe and Erinn figure out the clues to the hidden immunity idol. On Jalapao, Taj realizes that Joe will have all the clues and decides to make a fake idol. Before going fishing, J.T. finds Taj's idol and so she then decides to include J.T. in her alliance. After Jalapao loses the Immunity Challenge, Joe finds the fake idol thinking it's the real one. He then talks with the others and decides to vote for Taj. The newly formed alliance discuss things with Joe and tell him that Taj should stay. But then at the last second, J.T. may change his mind.
A power player decides to come into the merge fighting, but his plan may be thwarted before it can be carried out. Meanwhile, an exiled pair makes a shocking discovery.
An unlikely trio find themselves enjoying an epic Reward together. Meanwhile, allies are left behind and become concerned that the Reward will result in unplanned bonding with a common enemy.
One castaway attempts to pull off a last minute upset with a devious strategic move, while another becomes an outcast and is forced to beg for a second chance.
With her heart on her sleeve, one castaway takes an honest approach to the game but lands herself in hot water with everyone.
A tough decision gives one castaway the chance to sacrifice personal comfort to benefit the rest of the tribe, and a tricky Immunity Challenge puts brains and brawn to the test as the weary castaways fight for a guaranteed spot in the Final Five.
In the aftermath of Tribal Council, a shocking betrayal is revealed, leaving one castaway reeling. Meanwhile, another castaway takes a bizarre approach to Exile Island, which has a polarizing effect on the rest of the tribe.
After one shocking vote, a seed of doubt is planted by a carefully constructed lie that, after the second vote, leaves the Final Two turning on each other at the Final Tribal Council.
During a Live Reunion Show the Survivors get together for the first time since being in Brazil to discuss the results of the game.