The ultimate survivor in the Amazon is crowned as the reality series wraps up its sixth edition. The final four players are whittled down to two and the seven-person jury votes for the winner. “It's a toss-up when we get to the final two,” says host Jeff Probst. “It's not a sure thing.” The big change in the finale, says Probst, is that the concluding vote takes place immediately following the last immunity challenge. “There's no time to think about it,” he says.
One player worries that members of the opposite sex are using their charms to manipulate other castaways and warns a fellow tribe member to be careful. Also: one player's fixation on sharpening the machetes creeps out fellow tribemates, and an eighth person is voted out. Jeff Probst is the host.
Some female castaways strip naked in an attempt to gain food items, and a distraught player struggles over the departure of a team member. Also: a mysterious locked box brings sweeping changes to the tribes, and a seventh person is voted out. Jeff Probst is the host.
Just as the men are getting comfortable with their severe environment, one of them is injured. In the women's camp, an overheard conversation leads to controversy. A fifth player is voted out. Host: Jeff Probst.
One tribe goes on a group expedition, but purposely leaves behind a vulnerable member who then crafts a new strategy to survive. Also: An alliance within one tribe breaks down when one of its members becomes ill; and a fourth player is voted out. Jeff Probst is the host.
The women's tribe elects a reluctant leader, while putting off a candidate who wanted the post. In the reward challenge, the two tribes get a chance to interact and the guys admit to having crushes on some of the ladies. Also: a third player is voted out. Jeff Probst is the host.
A tropical rainstorm soaks the women's camp, while the men stay dry, and the discovery of a hidden food item creates tension in one camp, as accusations swirl about who brought it and didn't share. Also: a second player is voted out. Jeff Probst is the host.
The reality series pits the guys against the girls, as the 16 players are divided into single-sex tribes for this sixth edition. The eight men and eight women are stranded in Brazil's Amazon rain forest along the Rio Negro, a piranha-infested river, 35 miles from the port city of Manaus. Jeff Probst is the host.