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LoganWorm's Survivor Series
Survivor: Redemption Island
RI Logo
Logo Creator CBS
Genre Reality Competition
Winner Rumtin T./Rumtin (5-3-1)
No. of Episodes 16
No. of Days 41
No. of Castaways 18 (12 new, 6 returning)
Tribes      Ometepe
     Zapatera
     Zapé
Production
Location(s) San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Original Run November 11th, 2012 -
December 21st, 2012
Chronology
Preceded by Survivor: Nicaragua
Followed by Survivor: Pearl Islands

Survivor: Redemption Island was the sixth season in the series. The season began on November 15th, 2012 and ended on December 21st, 2012. This was the first season to feature returning players, and returning players against new players. This season also had the first returnee winner of the series.

Survivor: Redemption Island was nominated in the 11th TOGAs as 'Best Survivor Group' winning the award on January 11th, 2013.

The season featured 18 castaways, 12 new, 6 returning, on 2 different tribes. The 6 returning castaways were split up with 3 of them having been voted out in the pre-merge and 3 of them having been voted out in the post-merge. Ometepe got the 3 post-merge boots while Zapatera got the 3 pre-merge boots. The main twist was called: "Redemption Island" which the season is solely modeled after. The twist allows a recently voted out castaway to go to an island and duel other voted out castaways. After winning so many duels a castaway is allowed to return to the game and compete for the title of Sole Survivor once again.

In the end returning castaway Rumtin T. beat out Mykel C. and Kyle C. on a 5-3-1 vote to become the Sole Survivor. Pamela R. became Sprint's Player of the Season along with Unit N. This was the first time two Players of the Season were formally introduced, but not the first time two Players of the Season occurred as Bwburke W. was named a Player of the Season in The Plains.

34 people applied, 16 were cut from casting, 2 were removed due to injury, 1 was removed due to illness and 15 people played for their own total duration in the game. 

People that signed up on the Tengaged website was asked to give their Username, Preferred Survivor Name (Some kind of first name), Age, Color Level, Timezone, and a couple of other answers to questions. Their Preferred Survivor Name is what goes on this wiki, and what goes on the intros.

(Real Cast List w/real Usernames)

Castaways

Castaway Original Tribe Merged Tribe Voted Out Redemption Island Finish TVs
Ash "Ashley" B.
15, Dark Green
Ometepe Removed1
18th
Day 3
0
Brittany D.
16, Purple
Ometepe 2nd
Day 4
1st Duel Loser
Day 5
17th
Day 5
5
Jackie Q.
16, Light Green
Zapatera 3rd
Day 6
2nd Duel Loser
Day 7
16th
Day 7
4
Julian T.
18, Black
Zapatera Removed2
15th
Day 9
0
Justin T.
23, Light Green
Zapatera 5th
Day 17
3rd Duel Loser
Day 17
14th
Day 17
5
Serv "Sf" O.
16, Blue
Japan
Zapatera 1st
Day 2
4th Duel Loser
Day 17
13th
Day 17
6
Unit N.
15, Blood
Japan
Zapatera Zapé 4th
Day 11
1st Returnee
Day 17
12th
1st Jury Member
Day 26
14
7th
Day 22
5th Duel Loser
Day 26
Missy A.
15, Yellow
Zapatera 8th
Day 25
6th Duel Loser
Day 26
11th
2nd Jury Member
Day 26
10
Brien J.
15, Yellow
Ometepe 6th
Day 19
7th Duel Loser
Day 30
10th
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
11
Stephen J.
14, Orange
Nicaragua
Zapatera 9th
Day 27
8th Duel Loser
Day 33
9th
4th Jury Member
Day 33
16
Jarrod B.
20, Orange
Ometepe 11th
Day 31
9th Duel Loser
Day 33
8th
5th Jury Member
Day 33
6
Josh J.
16, Purple
The Plains
Ometepe 10th
Day 29
Removed3
Day 35
7th
6th Jury Member
Day 35
6
Amanda M.
20, Orange
Ometepe 12th
Day 33
10th Duel Loser
Day 36
6th
7th Jury Member
Day 36
4
Kamika L.
16, Yellow
Samoa
Ometepe 14th
Day 37
5th
8th Jury Member
Day 37
9
Pamela R.
13, Yellow
Zapatera 15th
Day 38
4th
9th Jury Member
Day 38
54
Kyle C.
21, Light Green
Ometepe 2nd Runner-Up 6
Mykel C.
15, Light Green
Zapatera Runner-Up 4
Rumtin T.
17, Light Green
Marquesas
Ometepe 13th
Day 35
2nd Returnee
Day 36
Sole Survivor 5

TVs = indicate Total Votes
The Total Votes is the number of votes a castaway has received during Tribal Councils where the castaway is eligible to be voted out of the game. It does not include the votes received during the final Tribal Council.

^1 Ashley was removed from the game due to an injury.
^2 Due to an illness, Julian was removed from the game.
^3 Josh was removed from the game due to an injury.
^4 Pamela obtained a coin from a Survivor auction. Since Pamela played the coin, 1 vote against her did not count.

The Game

Episode Title Redemption Island Immunity Eliminated Vote Finish
Inhabitant(s) Challenger(s) Eliminated
"I've Got a
Gut Feeling"
Ometepe Sf 6-3 1st Voted Out
Day 2
"So All 3 of
Us Have Idols?"
Sf None Ashley NV Removed1
Day 3
Zapatera Brittany 5-3 2nd Voted Out
Day 4
"A Sticky Situation" Sf Brittany Brittany Ometepe Jackie 4-2-1-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 6
"Surprised I'm Alive" Sf Jackie Jackie Ometepe Julian NV Removed2
Day 9
"When Sheep
Attack the Shepard"
Sf Ometepe Unit 4-2 4th Voted Out
Day 11
"We're Up Against
Zapaterrible Here"
Sf Unit Ometepe Justin 3-1 5th Voted Out
Day 17
"The Merge Hit" Sf Justin Justin Kamika Brien 5-5-1/
6-4
6th Voted Out
Day 19
Unit Sf Jarrod
"Taking Care
of Children "
Brien Rumtin Unit 6-4 7th Voted Out
Day 22
Stephen
"No Heart at All" Brien Unit Rumtin Missy 5-3-1-1 8th Voted Out
Day 25
"Time for
Redemption Island"
Brien Unit Unit Amanda Stephen 4-2-1-1 9th Voted Out
Day 27
Missy Missy
"Without a Fight" Brien Stephen Rumtin Josh 5-2-1 10th Voted Out
Day 29
"To Our Advantage" Brien Stephen Brien Rumtin Jarrod 5-2 11th Voted Out
Day 31
Josh
"Play it Safe" Stephen Jarrod Stephen Mykel4 Amanda 3-1-1 12th Voted Out
Day 33
Josh Jarrod
"Keeping a Final
Three Dream Team"
Josh Amanda Josh3 Kyle Rumtin 3-1-0(1) 13th Voted Out
Day 35
"From Screwed
to IMMUNITY!"
Amanda Rumtin Amanda Rumtin Kamika 3-2 14th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
"WHAT DID YOU
DO IN THIS GAME"
Rumtin Pamela 3-1 15th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
Jury Vote Kyle 5-3-1 2nd Runner-Up
Mykel Runner-Up
Rumtin Sole Survivor

NV = indicates that a person did not get eliminated by being voted out by the tribe, so there were no votes cast.

^1 Ashley was removed from the game due to an injury.
^2 Due to an illness, Julian was removed from the game.
^3 Josh was removed from the game due to an injury.
^4 In a Survivor auction, Mykel won individual immunity.

Voting History

Original Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Eliminated: Sf
6/9 Votes
Ashley
No Vote1
Brittany
5/8 Votes
Jackie
4/8 Votes
Julian
No Vote2
Unit
4/6 Votes
Justin
3/4 Votes
Tie Brien
6/10 Votes
Unit
6/10 Votes
Missy
5/10 Votes
Stephen
4/9 Votes
Josh
5/8 Votes
Jarrod
5/7 Votes
Amanda
3/5 Votes
Rumtin
3/4 Votes4
Kamika
3/5 Votes
Pamela
3/4 Votes
Voter Vote
Rumtin Brittany Brien Brien Missy Missy Jarrod Josh Jarrod Kyle Kamika Kyle Pamela
Mykel Sf Jackie Justin Justin Brien Brien Missy Missy Rumtin Josh Jarrod Amanda Rumtin Kamika Pamela
Kyle Brittany Stephen Stephen Rumtin Mykel Stephen Josh Jarrod Amanda Rumtin Kamika Pamela
Pamela Unit Unit Unit Justin Brien Brien Unit Josh Rumtin Amanda Jarrod Exiled3 Rumtin Kamika Mykel
Kamika Brittany Stephen Brien Unit Missy Stephen Josh Mykel Amanda Pamela Kyle
Amanda Kyle Stephen Stephen Unit Stephen Stephen Kamika Jarrod Kamika
Jarrod Brittany Stephen Stephen Missy Missy Stephen Josh Mykel
Josh Brittany Stephen Brien Unit Mykel Pamela Kamika
Stephen Sf Jackie Unit Missy Brien Tie Unit Missy NV
Missy Unit Stephen Unit Justin NV Stephen Unit Mykel
Unit Sf Pamela Justin Brien Brien Missy
Brien Kyle Josh Tie
Justin Sf Jackie Unit NV
Julian Sf Jackie
Jackie Sf Stephen
Brittany Kyle
Ashley
Sf Unit

NV = indicates that the person did not vote, and had no effect on who was voted out.
(usually because they forgot to vote, but there could be another reason)

^1 Ashley was removed from the game due to an injury.
^2 Due to an illness, Julian was removed from the game.
^3 In a Survivor auction, Pamela won the Green Necklace, which sent her to Exile Island.
^4 Pamela obtained a coin from a Survivor auction. Since Pamela played the coin, 1 vote against her did not count.

Jury Vote
Finalist: Kyle
1/9 Votes
Mykel
3/9 Votes
Rumtin
5/9 Votes
Juror Vote
Pamela Kyle
Kamika Mykel
Amanda Rumtin
Josh Mykel
Jarrod Mykel
Stephen Rumtin
Brien Rumtin
Missy Rumtin
Unit Rumtin

Episode Summaries

Ashley

Ash "Ashley" B. came in 18th place.

Episode 1: "I've Got a Gut Feeling"

The castaways arrived at the challenge learning that 6 returnees were coming to play the game for Redemption. 3 were voted out in the merge, which were put on the Ometepe tribe and 3 voted out in the pre-merge, which were put on the Zapatera tribe. At the challenge the castaways had to race out to get puzzle pieces on a platform, bring it back, untie them, then bring the rest back doing the same process. Ometepe had a HUGE lead on Zapatera, when Zapatera caught up and Rumtin slowly gave them the lead by not doing his part. Then Rumtin got into gear and Ometepe was able to get their puzzles open first causing them to solve it before Zapatera got their puzzles. Ometepe won immunity sending Zapatera to tribal council.

At the Ometepe camp Ashley said Rumtin was the tribe leader and that he was expendable at the merge, but would be used for challenges in the pre-merge. He said that Jarrod was experienced for a rookie and that he loved having him on his tribe. Jarrod then went to Kyle, Josh, and Rumtin to form a 4-way alliance to which all 4 agreed to. Jarrod trusted Rumtin the most at the beginning and wanted to work with him more closely. Meanwhile Josh considered a 5th member for the alliance, but also wanted to work with Kamika as a partner in the game. Meanwhile Rumtin was having the same thoughts about Ashley as Ashley was about Rumtin, considering Ashley expendable at the merge. Rumtin searched for the idol a lot in the first 2 days. Amanda did not like returning players, but allied with Rumtin and Josh despite that and believed she could easily control Brien. Amanda believes Ometepe was a more united tribe than Zapatera.

At the Zapatera camp Mykel knew that Julian would feel at fault, but decided Sf was the target for the night at tribal. Stephen immediately jumped on board with Mykel's plan to get rid of Sf in an attempt to not have a target on his back. Stephen's strategy was to lay low and make friends with everyone on his tribe so he could keep his options open. Missy tried to take her absence in the challenge and make it a positive to how she could be kept in the game. Julian thought he was going home because he lost the challenge for his tribe and no one wanted an alliance with him. Pamela called Julian a floater in her own solitary space.

At tribal council Mykel claimed that alliances were brewing, but he was not forming them. Everyone was trying to find out how to safe themselves from the vote at tribal because they didn't contribute in the challenge. The general group of the people said that no idols would be played and that keeping the tribe was strong. A day after his birthday, Sf was voted out on a 6-3 vote (with Unit the other pre-merge voted out returnee from Japan getting the other 3 votes).

Episode 2: "So All 3 of us Have Idols?"

After tribal council at the Zapatera camp Unit admitted to rallying up votes against Sf in an attempt to stay in the game and he was glad he did. He quickly grabbed allies before tribal and now wants to target the people that targeted him. Stephen was also glad that Sf was voted off and that he was feeling like his spot was a great one.

Before the challenge at the Ometepe camp Ashley complained that something was hurting him, the medical team then evaluated him and decided that he had to be pulled from the game due to his injuries. This caused him to receive 18th place.

The castaways arrived at the challenge learning that Ashley was removed from the game and that Sf was voted out of the game. The challenge was pass the torch, and all the castaways had to do was pass it from one to the last to win. Josh dropped it after he was only the 3rd person and Zapatera passed it to their 4th person, causing Ometepe to lose and go to tribal council.

At Redemption Island Sf was still very disappointed for being voted out of his tribe. He was voted out a day after his birthday, making his drive very hard.

At the Ometepe camp Rumtin worked every member of his tribe over by playing both sides. An alliance formed of Brittany, Brien, Amanda, and Rumtin came about. Brittany suggested that they all vote for Kyle or Josh, which sent a red flag to Rumtin who went to the alliance of Josh, Jarrod, Kyle, and Rumtin and told them. This caused all 4 people to target Brittany. The alliance had no intentions of voting out Josh, even though he was the cause of the loss.

At the Zapatera camp Mykel was disappointed in his tribe even though they won immunity because not too many actually showed up. Had Ometepe not messed up, Zapatera wouldn't have won. Unit was relaxed and cheerful that he had won the challenge for his tribe. Missy continued to try to lay low in an attempt to have other people look more dangerous or inactive. Pamela felt that there was an alliance of 6 she was not a part of and felt like she could be next if Zapatera lost.

At tribal council most of Ometepe agreed it was Josh's fault for the loss, but that he shouldn't be voted off for it. Then out of nowhere, Kyle makes a false claim stating that he has an idol and followed by it was Brien's claim as well as Josh's. Kyle and Rumtin were thrown for a loop and actually believed Brien had the idol. Brien played with the idea to play the idol like a cat playing with yarn while Kyle threatened to play it like an agressive maniac stating that: " send me to RI and i will comeback. and i will go to ZAP. so if you want numbers. don't vote me out. it's simple." At the end of the vote the 4 way man alliance and 3 way veteran alliance (2 people are in both) voted together to vote off Brittany in a 5-3 vote shocking the other 3 people who felt confident the vote would go their way.

Episode 3: "A Sticky Situation"

After tribal council at the Ometepe camp many of the Ometepe members had expected an idol to be played at tribal council, and there was 0 idols played. Kamika had then wanted to begin targeting Kyle next and said that Ometepe could never compare to Galu's strength, pre-merge that is.

At the Redemption Island duel Brittany and Sf faced off in a spamming challenge. Sf gained an enormus lead on Brittany, and then won by a landslide causing Brittany to gain 17th place and causing Sf to have a closer chance at returning to the game.

The castaways arrived at the challenge the castaways also had a spamming challenge similar to the Redemption Island duel and which Ometepe began a lead on Zapatera, and steadily increased the gap until they won the challenge. Zapatera was disappointed to go to tribal council.

At the Ometepe camp Rumtin felt great and that he deserved the MVP badge from his tribe because he did so well for them in the challenge. Amanda began to feel angry that she was outside of this alliance of people who had voted for Brittany.

At the Zapatera camp Stephen began to feel the pressure as his alliances were beginning to be truly tested and he had hoped to have a numbers advantage over the Ometepe tribe, which was not in the foreseeable future. He then tried to rally votes for Jackie because he felt that she was the next target. Unit began to search for the idol in an attempt to save himself at tribal council. He had no clue who to vote for. Meanwhile, Jackie found out that Stephen was gunning for her, so she also went to search for the hidden immunity idol.

At Redemption Island Sf was estatic to have won the duel, but knew many long days were still ahead of him.

At tribal council both of the returnees felt a tad concerned considering only returnees got vote at the last Zapatera tribal council. Mykel claimed that the tribe needed to vote out it's weakest members, even if they were threats or not. In the end Jackie was voted off in a 4-2-1-1 vote and was sent to Redemption Island.

Episode 4: "Suprised I'm Alive"

After tribal council Mykel was legitimately surprised he was still around, but was glad Jackie, a threat to him, was gone. Stephen voiced his opinion stating that he knew he had been on the chopping block and that voting for Jackie was the right move. Unit was angry and called his tribe idiots because they listened to Stephen to vote for Jackie and Unit said he got everyone to confess to who they voted for.

At the Redemption Island duel Sf and Jackie had to carve what they thought looked like a hidden immunity idol. Jackie was not able to complete her idol in the amount of time give, thus causing Sf to win the duel and causing Jackie to receive 16th place.

The castaways arrived at the challenge and discovered it was a treasure hunt. Ometepe immediately went on to find all, but about 3 items (of 36) and won the challenge in a landslide, sending disappointed Zapatera to tribal council yet again.

At the Ometepe camp Josh believed his tribe was almost too good and that they could break down come the merge before they had picked off whatever remained of Zapatera. He wanted to eventually ditch Rumtin and get him out because he felt it was too safe to stay with him. Rumtin also thought their tribe was doing too well, and only on his own efforts, but that made him less likely to go because he also had an alliance. He wanted rookies from the other tribe to get picked off so he could meet with the veterans come the merge. Kamika was excited for Ometepe's new winning streak, but feared it was a repeat of Galu's fate all over again, with them failing at the merge.

At the Zapatera camp Mykel was hating his tribe. Missy believed that they had almost no chance. Unit knew that Mykel would be loyal to him, but also knew Stephen had control over a portion of the rookies remaining. Stephen felt like he had no control trying to rally up votes from Justin, Missy, and Mykel. However Missy kept annoying him.

At Redemption Island Sf was beginning to feel like it was a possibility to return to the game. He was glad that Zapatera kept losing because he wanted revenge on them come the merge, which he had planned on making.

At tribal council Mykel, Missy, and Stephen all said that they worked very hard at the challenge, but it did not pay off. Pamela believed that Zapatera could win a challenge if they cooperated, but that they weren't cooperating. Justin, came into tribal council with a quiet face. Unit also claimed to try in the challenge. Once the votes were going to be read, Julian fell ill and was removed due to his illness, receiving 15th place.

Episode 5: "When Sheep Attack the Shepard"

After tribal council Missy said that she had actually thrown the challenge and that she planned on gaining the hidden immunity idol, voting off whoever she wants, and turning on her alliance come the merge. She was upset Julian was gone and had hoped for the best for him. Stephen was glad Julian was gone, but not in the way that Julian left so he was sad about it. But he wante to run with his ideal alliance, Pamela, Mykel, and Justin.

The castaways arrived at the challenge learning that it would be a head to head match by the people of their choice. Rumtin was to face Stephen in a race to build their tribe's platform. In the end Rumtin won the challenge for Ometepe sending Zapatera to tribal council for a 3rd straight time.

At the Ometepe camp Amanda said she was flying under the radar, but once the merge hit she would strike like a devil and she hated her tribe. Julian leaving the game did not affect her at all. Brien was sad Julian left the way he had to, but was glad there was one less person in the game. Jarrod thought their tribe had a decent lead and that Julian leaving balanced out Ashley being removed from Ometepe, but he thought if Ometepe got too far ahead that in the merge there would be a lot of flipping and fishy things. Josh complained about Rumtin being positive and not liking Josh's name for Zapatera, which was "Zapaterrible". Josh was worried Rumtin was so good, he could go on some immunity run in the merge or win the RI duels to get back in the game if he did get out. Rumtin did all of the work and he said he was paying for it because he made himself look like a threat, but he was glad Ometepe won immunity yet again.

At the Zapatera camp Mykel went into a rage about the tribe losing yet again. Stephen said that his tribe was VERY dysfunctional and that he was the only one who cared about winning challenges. Unit knew that people were gunning for him and that his time of manipulating would come to an end at that tribal council.

At Redemption Island Sf hoped Julian would get the treatment he needed for his problems and he was glad there was one less person to duel in the end. He had gotten one step closer to returning.

At tribal council Missy claimed that she wanted to almost assassinate a tribe member for not helping their tribe win. Stephen said he really tried hard at the challenge. Mykel ceased to believe that Zapatera had any chance if they made the merge. Pamela believed that the previous night's events didn't really affect the game. In the end, Unit's suspicions were correct and he was voted out on a 4-2 vote, sending him to face Sf at Redemption Island.

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Pamela R. came in 4th place and was the 9th jury member.

Episode 6: "We're Up Against Zapaterrible Here"

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Episode 7: "The Merge Hit"

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Episode 8: "Taking Care of Children"

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Episode 9: "No Heart at All"

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Episode 10: "Time for Redemption Island"

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Episode 11: "Without a Fight"

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Episode 12: "To Our Advantage"

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Episode 13: "Play it Safe"

(Immunity Challenge)

Castaways Item(s)
Amanda Nothing
Kamika Nothing
Kyle Nothing
Mykel A Trip to a Resort (70T$), A Piece of Paper (Advantage in next immunity challenge) (20T$), A Very Detailed Necklace (Individual Immunity) (30T$)
Pamela White Necklace (Piece of Jewelry) (50T$), Green Necklace (Exile Island trip) (30T$), A Jewel (Power to steal one item from someone else in the challenge) (20T$), Stolen Item: Sack (Coin) (Used with Jewel)
Rumtin Buffet of Food (Mystery item) (10T$), Red Necklace (The Fire Necklace) ($50), Item on Card (Idol clue) (50T$), Sack (Coin) (10T$)1

^1 Pamela bought a jewel for 20T$ that gave her the power to steal an item from anyone. She stole the Sack Rumtin had bought for 10T$. (Episode Description)

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Rumtin T., the winner of Redemption Island.

Episode 14: "Keeping a Final Three Dream Team"

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Episode 15: "From Screwed to IMMUNITY!"

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Episode 16: "WHAT DID YOU DO IN THIS GAME"

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Twists

Redemption Island:

Redemption Island was a twist where castaways that were voted out, went to an island and dueled other castaways through challenges to stay alive in the game. During 3 points during the game, could a castaway return from winning a Redemption Island duel. If a castaway loses the Redemption Island duel, they are officially out of the game. The twist was retired at the final 5.

Biggest Criticisms

On Day 26, the Redemption Island duel held a check-in. LoganWorm said that after 10 minutes, if someone did not show up they would be a duel loser. Missy had shown up seconds after check-in closing, and Missy got a rage because it was so close. Ruling stated that she was ineligible to compete. Missy thought that it was unfair. Furthermore, Brien got to decide if she could participate late or not, to which he decided not and Missy felt the duel was solely decided by Brien's wants.

On Day 35, Pamela was eliminated from the challenge. She deemed it unfair solely because Kyle spelt her name as 'Panela' and not 'Pamela'. The ruling stood that Pamela was eliminated from the challenge, even with the spelling errors. She thought that this was unfair.

Extras

Promo #1

Title Sequence (Original Tribes)

Title Sequence (Merged Tribe)

Title Sequence (Final Four)

Challenge #6 Entries:

-6 - Ometepe
-6 - Zapatera

Challenge #8:

-8 - RI












Challenge #12 Entries:

Amanda's Entry

Amanda's Entry








Kamika's Entry

Kamika's Entry





Jarrod's Entry

Jarrod's Entry







Rumtin's Entry

Rumtin's Entry













Pamela's Entry

Pamela's Entry







Mykel's Entry

Mykel's Entry

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