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Eighteen players venture to Samoa to outwit, outplay, and outlast in the classic game of survival for a million dollars - ON THE SAME BEACH. Eighteen castaways, 39 days... only ONE Survivor!

Recaps by Chico Alexander & Chris Wolvie, GSNN

Host Jeff Probst
Creator Charlie Parsons
EP Mark Burnett
Charlie Parsons
David Burris
Jeff Probst
Packager Mark Burnett Productions
Survivor Productions
Castaway TV Productions
Origins Upolu, Samoa
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Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules (Salani)
February 15


This is the story. The true story of 18 strangers picked to live as two tribes - one men, one women - on ONE beach and have their lives and challenges taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting really competitive for a million dollars. How will this new twist factor into the game play? Will enemies become allies? Will allies become enemies? And what about... Wolvie? To find out the answer to this and other questions...

"Where are you going?"

... Read on, reader.


We start with the splitting of the tribes... There's the Manono. Wolvie's got that. Here is the lineup for the Salani Tribe...

- Nina Acosta: 51, Clovis, CA
- Christina Cha: 29, West Hollywood, CA
- Monica Culpepper: 41, Tampa, FL
- Kat Edorsson: 22, Orlando
- Chelsea Meissner: 26; Charleston, SC
- Kourtney Moon: 29; Austin, TX
- Alicia Rosa: 25; Chicago
- Kim Spradlin: 29; San Antonio
- Sabrina Thompson: 33, Brooklyn, NY

Kourtney doesn't see her fitting anywhere. Well, for one, she's tattooed. For another, she's wearing a Genki hat.

Now that the tribes are split, and J-Probst has done his best George Gray impersonation... first task, everyone has 60 seconds to strip.... anything you can get a hand on off of this truck. And everyone better watch their stash, because items are getting stole.... Michael. The banker. Who likes to steal things. A propos.

Now for housecleaning tasks. Hidden Idols are in play. Redemption is not. Once you are gone, you're GONE.

Men get a map to their new home. Women get a map to THEIR new home. What they don't know is that the maps will essentially lead them to ... THE SAME BEACH! Can't wait to see the reactions? Yeah, neither can I.

Chelsea just wants the ladies to stick together. She's not a-scared of any dudes with muscles. She's got boobies.

On the trail, the women are continuing to carry all the swag that Michael DIDN'T get his hands on. Kourtney notices that women can be so warm and affectionate one moment. And another moment... they'll stab ya.

Stronger girls are Kim, Alicia, and Chelsea. Kitty Kat is a little bit irritating. And just like that, an alliance has formed... Alicia, Kim, Chelsea, Kat, and Sabrina. The other four... so sorry for ya. The impetus for all of this ganging? Michael. Stealing stuff.

Oh, here's the beach... and here's the Manono flag... and here's the Manono. WAIT, WHAT? WELCOME TO SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD!

So let's make a little list shall we?

- Awkward emotions, check.
- The inevitable splitting of the beach down the middle a la I Love Lucy... pending.
- Chickens... check.
- Chickens split... check.
- Chickens running... big check.

And that's Chelsea with the first chicken catch. And the second. So which one, if any, is she going to give to the guys? Or, rather... trade?

While the men set up camp, the women meet Colton, who swings his hips, flaps his wrist and is, for lack of a better term, incredibly fabulous. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The sorostitute alliance meets the fratboy alliance, and immediately you see everything wrong with Survivor in the last three or so years. Pretty people! Competing against OTHER PRETTY PEOPLE!

Now the quest for fire begins, as Colton begs for a clue to the hidden Idol if any such thing exists. Sabrina calls him a "wild card". "If humor is his armor, then he has all of us sold like suckers."

A meeting of the minds takes place over fire, chickens, and stolen axes. Someone makes a move, someone makes another kind of move, someone wants a pole dance... and then it just gets weird.


A couple of the girls decide to go over to the guy's side of the One World and ask politely for fire, which results in a tender moment... interrupted by a Tarzan yell. From Tarzan. Michael decides... yeah, we're not gonna give you any fire.

Okay, you want to play it that way, we'll just steal an ember like you stole our axe. Easy peasy. Now your fire is OUR fire.


... and just as easily as it was stolen, it was easily put out by the elements. So now stage two... Make fire the hard way. On the other hand, Christina decides to take the pacifist route. Yes, it's a game, but on the other hand, it's a survival challenge. They trade a fire for 20 fronts. Alicia, of course, being the party of the almighty uterus, has a problem with this.

Sabrina takes a break from a bath to look for a hidden Immunity Idol. And holy crap, she found one. But it is for the Manono tribe...

This is the Hidden Immunity Idol for the Manono Tribe. If you are a Manono Tribe member, congratulations! You are now in possession of one of the most powerful weapons of the game.
If you are not a Manono Tribe member, you must give this to someone from the Manono Tribe before the next Tribal Council.

And who should get it? Colton? Who's been begging for it since day one? How about that? That works out for everyone.

DAY 3:

R/I-CHALLENGE: NET WORKING (for ... flint. Hey, it's the first challenge.)

Ladies and gentlemen.. Boys and girls... Hey, anyone with a minute to kill... The Immunity Idol!

That's the prize today, as well as a stock of flint. And here's how you win it. One at a time, tribesmen will jump from a 25-foot tower into a giant net, then onto a balance beam and a rope bridge, onto a mat at the end of each obstacle. Once all nine members are on your final mat, raise the flag and claim your victory. Pay attention to that last sentence, it's relevant.

Jeff warns that you should keep your arms to your chest and make certain to land on your back. That is ALSO relevant... because Kourtney falls on her hand and grabs it as she gets off the net. Kourtney makes it to the start of the balance beams... but she isn't going on, she's too busy nursing that wrist. Probst calls TIME OUT and summons the Med Team, who determine that due to the wrist injury, Kourtney is MEDICALLY DISQUALIFIED from at least this challenge. Because you need all nine tribesmen to win, the Manono win Reward and Immunity by default. We will see if she will be able to continue in the series later.

NOW to the matter of the Manonos. If they choose, they can take the victory and go back home, OR.... because it's only Day 3, they can, as a gesture of good will, continue with the challenge, with the Gamesmaster reminding you, and I'm going to quote this, because it is important... "It is the single biggest mistake of this game to make a decision early on that no one will forgive you for in the end. But it is YOUR CALL."

They decide... to take their big ugly and go home. Remember, kids... they are still "One World." But that is their decision. They've made it, now all they can do is live with it. In more ways than one.

Back at One World, the ladies commiserate, mostly on the loss of Kourtney.... that was quick.

Now it's 4-4. So Colton will be the swing. Eventually. That means a whole lot of nothing right now, because we're still in the initial split. But Sabrina make a game move and gives Colton what he's been asking for since day one... the Hidden Idol.

Back to the big elephant in the room. The question mark: Kourtney. Even if she's back in the game, how is she able to participate or contribute? Alicia, on the other hand, is eyeing Christina due to her closeness with the guys. And apparently some guy must've rubbed Alicia the wrong way on the plane to Samoa or something.


Fire, life. No fire, game over. You go home bye bye.

Alicia likes to bond with women more than men, which makes me wonder if she's going to be our token Angry Bird this season. Kat says that everyone has a role in this tribe. Christina tried to bridge the divide with the guys... while Alicia says that the impetus for this was a shady dealing. She IS going to be our Angry Bird this season. Didn't really count on Christina biting back, though. Chelsea's basically hands-off on this game, everyone's doing what they want, and no one agrees on anything. And... there's no leader according to Monica. This is going to be interesting. But Tribal Council is not funny when you're coming in with a hint of animosity.

Now to Kourtney's situation. Her wrist is broken, but she will be fine. However, it will require surgery, and Jeff reports that Kourtney is OUT OF THE GAME. The good news... the eight remaining Salanis earn a reprieve; there will not be a vote tonight.

In addition, the ladies will go back with fire.

Three down, 36 to go.

To view this episode in its entirety, along with extras and blogs, as well as information on how to become a contestant, go to cbs.com/survivor.