The final five castaways are whittled down to three after two immunity challenges and two tribal councils. The three remaining players are questioned by the jury members, who cast their votes for the winner.
The eight remaining castaways participate in two immunity challenges, and two players are voted out. First, a bowling contest determines the immunity winner. After tribal council, a second challenge requires players to launch three bags into a tower. Following the contest, a second person is ousted.
The castaways bid on food items and a clue to a hidden immunity idol at an auction. For immunity, the players take part in an endurance challenge that requires them to hold onto a heavy log with a rope.
The castaways play for a reward that consists of a trip via plane to another island where a feast awaits them. For immunity, the players try to break tiles with a rock to win a chance to throw a spear at a target. The one closest to the bullseye wins. At tribal council, another person is voted out of the game.
The Aiga tribe members are divided into two teams to compete for a reward that includes lunch and a trip to a natural rock slide. For immunity, the castaways use grappling hooks to retrieve bags with puzzle pieces in them and then must solve a puzzle. At tribal council, one person is voted out of the game.
The Foa Foa and Galu tribes merge and enjoy a feast together. The first individual immunity challenge is a form of tee ball that pits the guys against the guys and the ladies against each other with a man and a woman each winning immunity. At tribal council, another castaway is voted out of the game.
Galu elects a new leader after Russell's medical departure. For a reward that includes lunch aboard a sailing ship, the tribes participate in a matching game. Later, for immunity, the teams retrieve fish-shaped pieces from the water to complete a puzzle. At tribal council, one person is voted out of the game.
The reward challenge is stopped when one castaway requires emergency medical attention, and heavy rain takes its toll on both tribes. Both teams attend a combined tribal council, where they discuss the day's events and the game thus far.
The tribes participate in a reward challenge that requires them to eat unusual food items, such as sea-slug guts. For immunity, the teams toss coconuts into nets that are attached to ropes held by an opposing tribe member. The last one holding a net wins immunity for his or her tribe. Also: A torrential rainstorm leaves everyone wet and cold. At tribal council, another castaway is voted out of the game.
The tribes play for a reward of two chickens by seeing who can toss a ball closest to a target. For immunity, the teams cross a net and a rope bridge to stack two sets of blocks. At Foa Foa, some members search for the camp's hidden immunity idol. Another castaway is voted out of the game at tribal council.
The teams compete for immunity and reward by retrieving colorful wooden blocks from the water and arranging them on a tower so the colors are different on each side. The winning chief must then choose between comfort items or practical tools as the reward, and the decision leads to grumbling at camp.
A rugby-like game gets out of control and one player is ejected from the contest; one person is given the opportunity to make friends with the opposing tribe, but it doesn't go well. Meanwhile, Russell H. continues to disrupt life for the Foa Foa tribe. At tribal council, another castaway is voted out of the game. Jeff Probst is the host.
The 19th edition of the series begins with 20 castaways being stranded on the South Pacific island nation of Samoa. They are immediately divided into two tribes: Galu and Foa Foa. Next, without speaking to each other, the tribe members select a chief who will make all of their decisions. At tribal council, the first person is voted out of the game.