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Survivor: Game Changers
Survivor 34 Logo
Season Information
Version: United States
Season No.: 34
Filming Location: Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Filming Dates: June 6, 2016 - July 14, 2016[1]
Season Run: March 8, 2017 - May 24, 2017[2]
No. of Days: 39
No. of Survivors: 20
Tribes: Mana
Nuku
Tavua
Maku Maku
Cast
Survivor game changers cast
Opening Sequence
Official Survivor Game Changers Intro01:18

Official Survivor Game Changers Intro

Season Chronology
Previous: Millennials vs. Gen X

Survivor: Game Changers - Mamanuca Islands is the 34th season of Survivor.

This is the fourth season to feature a full cast of returnees, after Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: Cambodia.

Development

The season was filmed 25 days after the filming of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, following the back-to-back filming pattern of seasons since Survivor: Samoa.

This season features a nautical theme. The Tribal Council set is comprised of ten actual shipwrecks, most of which were retrieved in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, the cyclone that hit Fiji before production for Millennials vs. Gen X began.[3]

Twists/Changes

  • Game Changers: 20 returning contestants, selected for the impact they had made on the game of Survivor, will return to battle for the title of Sole Survivor.
  • Tribe Expansion: As in Survivor: Cambodia and Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, a third tribe will be introduced at some point in the pre-merge stage of the game.[4] The Tavua tribe, wearing green buffs, was introduced on Day 7 of the game.
  • Simplified Tiebreaker: In an event of a tie at Tribal Council, the re-vote would be retired, and an open forum would commence. If the non-tied players are unable to make an unanimous decision who to eliminate, the rock draw takes place.[5]
  • Hidden Immunity Idol: The idols will be inconsistently hidden at camp, in challenges, and even at Tribal Council.[6]
  • Legacy Advantage: The Legacy Advantage was dropped at the ship used during the marooning, and allowed its holder to gain immunity at either the Final 13 or the Final 6. In the event that the holder is eliminated, he or she must will it to another player still in the game.
  • Joint Tribal Council: The two tribes who lost the fourth Immunity Challenge were both sent to Tribal Council as a group, but unlike a standard Double Tribal Council, they would vote as a group and only one person was voted out.
  • Tribe Switch: At the Final 15, a second tribe switch will take place.
  • Exile Island: At the Final 15, one person was sent to Exile Island because of not being placed on a tribe.
  • Advantage Option: The exiled castaway was given three possible advantages - an extra vote, a kit with which to design a fake Hidden Immunity Idol, as well as a challenge advantage for their new tribe.
  • Merge at 13: As was the case with Cambodia and Millennials vs. Gen X, this season's merge took place at the Final 13.
  • Vote Steal: At the Final 11 Reward Challenge, a "secret advantage" was placed by the sit-out bench. It was revealed to give its holder the right to steal a vote from another contestant, effectively denying that person a right to vote and allowing the holder to vote twice at one Tribal Council. It is usable up until the Final 5.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Expanded Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
S34 ciera t Ciera Eastin
27, Salem, OR
Blood vs. Water &
Cambodia
Mana 1st Voted Out
Day 3
9
S34 tony t Tony Vlachos
42, Jersey City, NJ
Cagayan
Mana 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
7
S34 caleb t Caleb Reynolds
28, Hopkinsville, KY
Kaôh Rōng
Mana Mana 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
5
S34 malcolm t Malcolm Freberg
29, Hermosa Beach, CA
Philippines &
Caramoan
Mana Nuku 4th Voted Out
Day 11
5
S34 jt t J.T. Thomas
31, Mobile, AL
Tocantins &
Heroes vs. Villains
Nuku Nuku 5th Voted Out
Day 13
3
S34 sandra t Sandra Diaz-Twine
41, Stamford, CT
Pearl Islands &
Heroes vs. Villains
Mana Nuku Nuku 6th Voted Out
Day 16
5
S34 jeff t Jeff Varner
50, High Point, NC
The Australian Outback &
Cambodia
Mana Nuku Nuku 7th Voted Out
Day 18
6
S34 hali t Hali Ford
26, San Francisco, CA
Worlds Apart
Mana Mana Mana Maku Maku 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
8
S34 ozzy t Ozzy Lusth
34, Venice, CA
Cook Islands, Micronesia, &
South Pacific
Nuku Tavua Nuku 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
7
S34 debbie t Debbie Wanner
51, Reading, PA
Kaôh Rōng
Nuku Mana Nuku 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 26
6
S34 andrea t Andrea Boehlke
27, New York, NY
Redemption Island &
Caramoan
Nuku Tavua Nuku 5
S34 aubry t Aubry Bracco
30, Cambridge, MA
Kaôh Rōng
Mana Nuku Mana 3
S34 brad t Brad Culpepper
47, Tampa, FL
Blood vs. Water
Nuku Mana Mana
S34 cirie t Cirie Fields
45, Walterboro, SC
Panama, Micronesia, &
Heroes vs. Villains
Nuku Tavua Mana
S34 michaela t Michaela Bradshaw
25, Fort Worth, TX
Millennials vs. Gen X
Mana Nuku Mana 7
S34 sarah t Sarah Lacina
32, Marion, IA
Cagayan
Nuku Tavua Nuku
S34 sierra t Sierra Dawn Thomas
29, Roy, UT
Worlds Apart
Nuku Mana Mana 7
S34 tai t Tai Trang
52, San Francisco, CA
Kaôh Rōng
Nuku Mana Nuku 2
S34 troyzan t Troyzan Robertson
54, Miami, FL
One World
Mana Tavua Mana
S34 zeke t Zeke Smith
28, Brooklyn, NY
Millennials vs. Gen X
Nuku Tavua Nuku 6

Episode Guide

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish Viewers
(in millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
Reward Immunity
1 "The Stakes Have Been Raised (Part 1)" March 8, 2017 Nuku Ciera 9-1 1st Voted Out
Day 3
7.61[7] 1.7/6
Nuku1
2 "The Stakes Have Been Raised (Part 2)" Nuku1 Tony 7-2 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 "Survivor Jackpot" March 15, 2017 Nuku1 Caleb 5-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
7.76[8] 1.7/7
Tavua1
4 "The Tables Have Turned" March 22, 2017 Nuku Tavua2 Malcolm 5-03 4th Voted Out
Day 11
7.90[9] 1.7/7
Mana
5 "Dirty Deed" March 29, 2017 Tavua Mana J.T. 3-2 5th Voted Out
Day 13
8.13[10] 1.7/7
Nuku Tavua
6 "Vote Early, Vote Often" April 5, 2017 None Debbie4 Sandra 5-2 6th Voted Out
Day 16
8.29[11] 1.7/7
Mana
7 "What Happened on Exile, Stays on Exile" April 12, 2017 Nuku Mana Jeff 6-05 7th Voted Out
Day 18
8.21[12] 1.7/7
8 "There's a New Sheriff in Town (Part 1)" April 19, 2017 None Andrea Hali 7-4-2 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
7.92[13] 1.7/7
9 "There's a New Sheriff in Town (Part 2)" Andrea, Debbie
Ozzy, Tai,
Troyzan, Zeke
Tai Ozzy 7-4-1-16 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
10 "A Line Drawn in Concrete" April 26, 2017 Andrea, Aubry,
Brad, Debbie,
Sierra
Troyzan Debbie 6-5 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 26
TBA TBA
11 "Reinventing How This Game Is Played" May 3, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBA 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day TBA
TBA TBA
Notes:

^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.
^2 The two tribes that lost the Immunity Challenge were both sent to Tribal Council, where they would vote together to vote one person out.
^3 A Hidden Immunity Idol was used, therefore all votes against the user were negated.
^4 As Debbie drew a package containing no buff, she was exiled without a tribe. Because of this, she did not attend Tribal Council and was immune for the episode.
^5 Jeff was voted out verbally by the Nuku tribe. He did not cast an elimination vote.
^6 Debbie used the extra vote advantage, allowing her to vote twice at Tribal Council.

Voting History

Survivor: Game Changers Voting History
Tribes Original Tribes Expanded Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Voted Off: S34 ciera t
Ciera
S34 tony t
Tony
S34 caleb t
Caleb
S34 malcolm t
Malcolm
S34 jt t
J.T.
S34 sandra t
Sandra
S34 jeff t
Jeff
S34 hali t
Hali
S34 ozzy t
Ozzy
S34 debbie t
Debbie
Guy
TBA
Vote: 9-1 7-2 5-1 5-01 3-2 5-2 6-03 7-4-2 7-4-1-14 6-5
Andrea Sandra Jeff Michaela Zeke Debbie
Aubry Ciera Tony

Sierra

Michaela Hali Zeke Debbie
Brad Caleb

Malcolm

Hali Ozzy Andrea
Cirie Michaela Sierra Debbie
Michaela Ciera Tony

Sierra

J.T. Zeke Zeke Debbie
Sarah Sandra Jeff Michaela Ozzy Debbie
Sierra Caleb

Malcolm

Hali Ozzy Andrea
Tai Caleb

Malcolm

Sandra Jeff Hali Ozzy Andrea
Troyzan Ciera Tony Hali Ozzy Andrea
Zeke Sandra Jeff Michaela Aubry Debbie
Debbie Caleb

Malcolm

Exiled2 Jeff Hali Ozzy Andrea
Ozzy
Ozzy Sandra Jeff Hali Zeke
Hali Ciera Tony Caleb

Malcolm

Zeke
Jeff Ciera Tony

Sierra

J.T. Tai None
Sandra Ciera Aubry

Sierra

J.T. Tai
J.T.

Sierra

Michaela
Malcolm Ciera Tony

Sierra

Caleb Ciera Tony Hali
Tony Ciera Aubry
Ciera Michaela

Notes:

^1 This was a Joint Tribal Council. Tai played a Hidden Immunity Idol on Sierra, therefore 6 votes cast against her were negated.
^2 Due to the odd number of players at the time of the tribe switch, Debbie, the odd person out, was sent to Exile, and rejoined the game as a member of Nuku, replacing Sandra and evening the tribes at 7-7.
^3 Jeff was voted out unanimously by the Nuku tribe. Due to the nature of the verbal vote, Jeff did not cast a vote.
^4 Debbie used the extra vote advantage, allowing her to vote twice at Tribal Council.

Trivia

References

Start a Discussion Discussions about Survivor: Game Changers

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