After the live announcement of the newest Sole Survivor, the reunion show, featuring all contestants of the season, will commence. This is done to celebrate and look back at the most memorable moments of the season. The host will also catch up on what the castaways are doing after filming. Furthermore, the contestants, including the winner, will receive an extra $10,000 for appearing at the live show.
None of the pre-jury contestants were allowed on stage, causing an outrage on Twitter from the cast members and the show's fans.
Additionally, Brandon Hantz and Brenda Lowe did not attend the reunion. Brandon had been reportedly banned to prevent a skirmish with Phillip Sheppard, while Brenda could not attend because she was in the late stages of her pregnancy (she did, however, appear on a video call).
In response to the demotion, Allie Pohevitz wrote on her Facebook account about how the pre-jury castaways were treated at the live show. According to her, she was disappointed that she and the other pre-jury castaways were not even mentioned, nor remotely referenced. Pohevitz also revealed that she was only one of the four contestants who actually applied for that season. She also revealed that each contestant was entitled to have six family members to come with them at the live show.
The Blood vs. Water Reunion Show separated the 20 contestants into the pairs of loved ones.
For the first 24 seasons, the Reunion Show would be held back and forth between New York City and Los Angeles. All Reunion Show's since Philippines have exclusively been held in Los Angeles.