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Day 1. The scene opens onto a shot of a village off the coast of Malaysia. Sixteen Americans from different walks of life stroll across the village, after which they ride on motorboats to a supply-laden fishing vessel.
Jeff Probst (voiceover) From this tiny, Malaysian fishing village, these sixteen Americans are beginning the adventure of a lifetime. They have volunteered to be marooned for thirty-nine days on mysterious Borneo. This is their story. This is Survivor.
The castaways board to the fishing vessel which then heads off to Pulau Tiga.
Colleen [Holding two fish traps.] Are we getting two of these?
The scene shows the castaways frantically scouring the ship for supplies before getting overboard. In the middle of it all is Jeff.
Jeff Probst You are witnessing sixteen Americans begin an adventure that will forever change their lives. They've been given two minutes to salvage whatever they can off this boat [Castaways continue scrambling around the ship for supplies and releasing their rafts]. Their destination: this island right here [Points at the island of Pulau Tiga; cuts to a wide shot of the island followed by a montage of deadly animals that live on the island.], a beautiful, but dangerous jungle in the middle of the South Asian Sea [Castaways begin to jump off the ship and to their rafts.]. For the next 39 days, they'll be marooned, left to fend for themselves, no creature comforts. They are wiping the slate clean. Sixteen strangers forced to band together to carve out a new existence, totally accountable for their actions. They must learn to adapt, or they're voted off. In the end, only one will remain and will leave the island with one million dollars in cash as their reward. 39 days, 16 people, 1 survivor!
B.B. [On the raft, to Gervase.] Grab it! Hey, behind you!
Gervase [To someone.] Get off the raft! Get off the other side.
Sue [Already on the raft.] The rod, Sean!
Sean [Tosses the fishing spear to the raft.
Gretchen [Already on Pagong's raft.] Grab your backpacks! Put them on!
Gervase [Excitedly.] Let's go! Let's do it! Wooh! [Cuts to Dirk jumps off the ship.]
Kelly Here we go!
The shot cuts to a shot of the tribes tossing their last bit of supplies before getting overboard; followed by a wide shot of the tribes paddling away from each other and to their respective campsites.
Probst (voiceover) The sixteen contestants have been separated into two tribes named after the beaches where they will live. [A montage of the contestants in their workplace is showed.] The Tagi tribe, who will always wear orange, consists of: Sean Kenniff, a neurologist from Long Island; Kelly Wiglesworth, a river guide from Las Vegas; Rudy Boesch, a retired Navy SEAL from Virginia; Sonja Christopher, a 63-year-old cancer survivor from San Francisco; Richard Hatch, a corporate communications consultant from Rhode Island; Susan Hawk, a truck driver from Wisconsin; Dirk Been, a young dairy farmer, also from Wisconsin; and Stacey Stillman, a litigation attorney from San Francisco. The Pagong tribe, who will always wear yellow, consists of: Gervase Peterson, a YMCA basketball coach from Philadelphia; Colleen Haskell, an advertising student from Miami; B.B. Andersen, a real estate developer from Kansas City; Ramona Gray, a biochemist from New Jersey; Gretchen Cordy, a preschool teacher from Tennessee; Greg Buis, a recent Ivy League graduate from Colorado; Jenna Lewis, single mother and full-time student from New Hampshire; and Joel Klug, a health club consultant from Little Rock.
Probst [The scene cuts back to the ship, which now contains only Jeff, sitting at the rear end of the ship.] Hard to imagine that just four hours ago, this group met for the first time in a small fishing village on the coast of Borneo. [Cuts to scenes of the survivors paddling.] Their minds racing with questions, wondering, "Can I do this?" This is more than just a test of survival skills. It's also a test of social skills. Here, it's the impressions you make on the other castaways that determine your fate. Under the rules, one tribe must visit Tribal Council every 3 days with a single purpose: vote one of their own members off the island. To win, you must survive the island, survive the vote, and, ultimately survive each other.
The scene cuts to the Tagi tribe arriving to shore two hours after the marooning. Dirk and Kelly introduce each other while the latter cheers in excitement. Tagi disembarks.
Rudy
(confessional)
Paddling over, uh, we had two or three of those boxes in the water, dragging 'em behind the raft and that is dumb! I said "Let's get them boxes aboard. It'll will be a lot easier." You know, "That's dead weight you got." [Cuts to the tribe moving the raft more inward.]
Kelly
(confessional)
[Referring to Rudy.] He was yelling at everybody "Let's lose the box! Cut it loose now!" He may be 72 years old and an ex-Navy SEAL, but that doesn't mean that this is his world.
Richard Rudy, Sean, Stacey can we have 15 minutes and just talk before we do anything...?
Dirk Can we piss first?
Richard [Cuts back to Richard.] ...Just a suggestion.
The scene cuts to a wide shot of the Pagong tribe paddling to shore.
Joel Should we get the crate? [Cuts to a brief scene of Ramona visibly spent.]
Jenna No, keep paddling! One water break at a time.
Ramona [Visibly tired but still rowing.]  I will give you all the water you want, just get me to the island! [Cuts to a wide shot of the tribe still
Gervase Almost there, hand in there. [Cuts to Ramona, who stops paddling and drops her head out of tiredness.]
Jenna Keep going, we're there.
Joel [Sees their tribe flag.] Right ahead of us. There, straight up there.
The Pagong tribe arrives at their beach three hours after the marooning. Colleen and Gervase cheers.
Gervase [Screams in excitement.] This is what I'm talking about! [hugs Gretchen and Joel.]
Colleen Ramona, how're doing, honey? [Accepts a hug from Joel.]
Ramona
(confessional)
I don't like being on the water all that much, so I mean, the whole motion like this [Demostrates the raft's motion at sea.] and we're rowing, we have like a hundred pounds of stuff on the raft, it was just like, I started heaving.
Gervase [At the beach, hugging a still-fatigued Ramona with Gretchen.] Good job, good job!
Ramona
(confessional)
[Continues her confessional.] I used to being on a lab, with my lab coat on in the air conditioning, and this is like, outdoors 24/7 and you're exerting energy like almost all of that time. [Cuts to an exasperated Ramona resting on the raft.]
Ramona [On the raft, jokingly takes a look at her wrist as if she wears a watch.] This is just Day 1.
Back at Tagi camp, the tribe discusses how will they set up camp. Everyone is standing on a clearing.
Kelly [Folds her spare clothes.] Should we uh, you know, talk a little bit, start moving stuff up.
Dirk Let's discuss some things, man. Let's figure things out.
Rudy Here's what we plan on doing. High tide is that line right there [Points at the shoreline.]. See that line?
Stacey Yeah, uh-huh.
Rudy So it shouldn't come up to here [Points the spot where he's standing at.]. There's a piece of bamboo we can lay it from up here [Points at a spot to his right.] over to there [Walks to another point to his left.].
Sean Similar clearing but...
Sue Actually, before we build a shelter just knock that whole branch off... [Dirk interjects.]
Kelly [Cuts Sue.]
Dirk What's the first thing we need to do? Shelter, we need a latrine.
Sean That's shelter...
Sonja ...A place to sleep...
Dirk Okay, so we don't need fire tonight, is that what we're saying? That's an option. We got enough water to make it tonight I think.
Richard [Cuts to Richard who was sitting on a large tree.] Guys, the first thing we ought to do is talk about how we're gonna do whatever we're gonna do. Talk about the process.
Rudy Alright. [Sue is about to interject but Rudy cuts her off.] Let me give you a rough quick. The camp will be right there. We'll clear these leaves off. That's a flat piece of ground. The latrine will be down there. The winds hitting me in the back right now.
Dirk So we're saying we need a latrine [As Sean talks, camera increasingly focuses on an increasingly pensiveRichard.] and a clear place to sleep, is that all?
Sean Food.
Sue If we need more...[Gets cut again as more tribemates babble on their personal priorities.]
Sean Let's check the box, before we make any decisions. Let's see what we got. There might be a blowtorch down there. [Richard scratches his head in disappointment.]
Sue We need a bathroom. [Tribe members scatter around the beach.]
Richard Are you guys done talking?
Sean [As he walks away.] Huh? I don't know. I'm done. II'm going to open up a box. I'm looking for Fritos.
Dirk
(confessional)
Rich, um, I appreciate what he's trying to do as far as bring the team together and stuff, 'cause that's one thing that needs to happen. I think he's got some good skills in that area; and unfortunately, people like that annoy me.
Only Sue and Richard stay and argue on what and how things should be done.
Sue [Talking to Richard.] I'm just thinking [Cuts off by Richard.]
Richard I think we're off to a bad start.
Sue Why? 'Cause we're not talking?
Richard [Bluntly.] Yeah.
Sue Sometimes, though, Richard, um, you kind of got to do things and talk as you go along, and sometimes things can't be that planned out.
Richard I agree with you. The problem with having no conversation whatsoever, or lots of people talking about different things is that nobody's working toward a particular goal. Not the silly little stuff about, oh, who's going to sleep where, what are we going to do, but why are we here? And what's the point? And if we don't... [Gets cut off by Sue.]
Sue Oh, I figured that out before I come here.
Richard For you...
Sue And you haven't?
Richard And I have for me, but we haven't for us. And for the next seven ejections, 21 days, we have to function together, or we fail.
Sue [Slightly raises her voice.] What do you think we're doing now?
Richard Not functioning together at all.
Sue I'm a redneck, and I don't know corporate world at all, and corporate world ain't gonna work out here in the bush.
Richard No, I'm not talking about corporate world. I'm talking creating a team.
Sue I thought we were doing good. But, see, creating a team is actually putting all of our hands together...
Richard Not hands, all of us knowing what we're doing.
Sue Yeah, the hand thing, yeah, but that's... Action man, action, Richard. [Walks away from Richard.]
Richard [Continues to talk as Sue begins walking away from the conversation.] Well, you don't want to act ahead.
Richard
(confessional)
I'm good to go survival-wise, people-wise it will be a little more challenging, but I've got the million dollar check written already. I mean, I'm the winner, and it's that kind of cocky attitude that makes people really hate your guts. So that's the kind of thing, I've really got to keep, uh, under wraps. But, uh, it's just, how do I get there from here? [Scene ends with Richard wondering how can he get through his headstrong tribemates.]
The next scene is still about Tagi figuring out what tasks to prioritize. Sean and Dirk pry their supply crate open. 
Dirk What's that?
Sean [Surprised.] Whoa! Look at this, folks!
Stacey What is it? [Everyone but Richard gathers around the crate.]
Sean If this is kerosene, and we didn't take one of those lamps, we can make torches and stuff out of twine. We can twine all the rafts together.
Dirk [Inspects the crate.] What is that?
Stacey Matches!
Sean Biscuits! It's definitely biscuits, 'cause we got corn, well look, we got a frying pan, oh we are so set!
Dirk I'm shaking it, can anyone hear the biscuits?
Stacey [Pulls out the orange Tagi flag.] Oh ho, we got a team flag! [Tribe cheers.]
Sean [Points a smaller crate.] That's our latrine, I say we dig a hole put this here, knock a board out of the bottom, then we can keep moving it across. Let's plug the hole. Let's sit down and talk about what the hell we're going to do.
Richard [Still watching his tribe from a distance, shouts.] Can I help? [Gets tribemates' attention.] When I asked earlier about having a conversation, that's what I was talking about, and I really can help with how we can do this.
Sue We wanted to see... [Gets cut by Richard.]
Richard You guys, we came over here to talk [Points the spot where the tribe initially conversed earlier, in front of where he sat. He then gathers the tribe for a pep talk.] What happens when people get together is if they aren't all headed in the same direction toward a particular goal, then things that individuals do kind of get in the way of the whole team, and I think it's really, really important that what we decide be decided as a group. So if you hear somebody saying something and you're all aggravated with them, stop. Don't try to make your point, and try and help them make theirs. So for example, you know Sean, what do you think a main point of what I'm trying to say now is?
Sean I didn't listen to a word you, I've been daydreaming, [Laughs.] thinking, "What am I going to eat?" [Sue laughs.]
Richard Well, you'll begin to figure that out.
After the open forum, the Tagi tribe begins to work together to set up camp. Tribe members gather bamboo for shelter, make a latrine, set up the tribe flag, etc.
Sean Alright, we got a stick up.
Rudy [Digs a hole in the sand with Sue for the latrine.] Well, as long as they can hit the middle of this hole, we're all set here. [Sets up the spare crate as their latrine.] Put it right like this. [Installs the crate with Sue.]
Sue This is perfect.
Scene cuts to a wide view of Pagong beach. Jenna finds the map to the water hole and presents it to her tribemates.
Jenna [Excitedly.] Hey, we found a water map!
Gretchen You got it?
Jenna [Still speaks excitedly.] We got a water map!
B.B. [Reads the map's contents.] Enter jungle here. Walk 375 paces along...
Greg [Cuts B.B. off and points at map.] Oh we start here. We can go back to the other stream down there and then we get the water here.
The scene cuts to another wide view of the foliage nearby Pagong's camp. B.B. and Ramona goes on an expedition to find Pagong's water hole.
B.B. [Points at a direction; talking to Ramona.] Here's where we are right here. [The two Inspects the map.] We go across one stream, two streams, three streams. Two streams, three streams.
Ramona Alright. We are ready to roll.
B.B. Alright.
Ramona [Walking across the jungle.] You alright? Okay, is this the path?
B.B. Well, it said, "newly cut path." It looks newly cut, but trail washes out. Oh the trail washes out.
Ramona Oh...
B.B. No? [Cuts to another aerial view of the jungle.]
B.B. Why don't you stay there for a minute? Let me walk and keep you in sight. [A lower third appears, stating that they have been looking for the water hole for an hour.]
Ramona Okay.
B.B. See if I see...
Ramona Anything?
B.B. Anything that resembles anything. [Sighs.]
Ramona [Shouts.] Do you see anything?
B.B. [Faintly heard by Ramona.] Huh?
B.B. [B.B. finds the water hole and brushes the leaves covering it with a machete.] Look here. I mean, come here and look at it. [Ramona walks near B.B.] Okay, ready?
Ramona [Sighs in relief; opens the lid of the water hole.] Oh thank you, Jesus!
B.B. Christ.
Ramona Yeah. 
B.B. There we are, go ahead.
Ramona [While B.B. pours down water to their container.] Way to go, B.B.
B.B. Don't let me drop a sweat in there.
Ramona Okay, it's almost full.
B.B. [While still collecting water.] You know, we could never do this, but you know what thought crossed my mind?
Ramona What?
B.B. As long as you and I always knew where the water is, and we got control of the water map, no one else will be able to vote you or I out. [Ramona laughs.]
Ramona [Comically.] We are not giving up the secret of the water supply.
As the night falls, the Pagong tribe gathers around the bonfire and tells stories about each other.
Joel [Asking B.B.] Your wife is how old now?
B.B. My wife?
Joel Yeah.
B.B. She's 45.
Joel Wow, and how old are you?
B.B. [Proudly.] 64.
Ramona [Jokingly.] You better go, you are a stud! [Cuts to Colleen laughing.] He's a stud!
Joel [Jokingly.] His name is "Viagra".
Ramona "Viagra," that's his nickname. Dang!
B.B. You know, you got to do what you got to do, right? Somebody has to do the dirty work.
B.B.
(confessional)
If we don't keep some humor, we'll go mad.
Pagong prepares to sleep. The Pagong tribe cramps together in the mosquito net.
Jenna Good night.
Ramona Good night.
As the tribe sleeps, rats began running around camp and raid their coconuts.
Day 2 at Tagi beach, Kelly leads the tribe in an early morning yoga session.
Kelly [Instructs her tribe.] Stretch out. [Several tribe members do the same.]
Rudy
(confessional)
The hardest part is hanging around with all these young kids. [Cuts to a view of Stacey bathing at the beach.] I don't even know what "MTV" means, you know. And I'm used to being in the military and one guy stands up, he gives an order and there's no back talk. You know like yesterday, everybody's trying to run the show and if they'd let one person do it, we'd be much better off. But trying to keep them all shut up is hard. If they listen to me, they'd all have haircuts and everything else, you know. [Cuts to Kelly performing yoga poses.] We'd be in formation in the morning and all that kind of stuff, but they're not going to do that. [Cuts to Dirk using a tree branch to pick his teeth.] I got to fit in, not them. You know, there's more of them than there is of me.
The scene cuts to a conversation between Sue and Sean.
Sue [To Sean; while her tangled up hair using a knife.] Hey, you got a pierced nipple, eh?
Sean [While hanging his clothes on a clothesline.] Yeah. I got the ol' pierced nipple thing.
Sue How did that feel?
Sean Pretty edgy for a doctor, right?
Sue Yeah, yeah. I thought I was making it with the hair and then this morning, when I ran my hand through it and felt these couple of golf ball-sized knots in it, I'm like, no, they got to come out now.
Later at Tagi camp, Sonja unwittingly injures herself, having a bleeding left leg. She returns to camp to have Sean to tend for it.
Sonja [Sitting on a log.] I was doing something, I don't even remember how I did it.
Sean [Pats Sonja's left leg with a sponge with Betadine.] Betadine won't hurt it, so we'll give it a little shot of Betadine. I think these are the only sponges we have, so I'm just going to keep reusing them.
Sonja Okay.
Sean Okay.
Sonja
(confessional)
I've been thrashing around like I'm 35, instead of acting my age, but we have a doctor in our tribe. Uh, Sean, and he did a wonderful job of bandaging me up. I think one of the problems with aging is the thinning of the skin, darn it! And so, I think I'm maybe getting a little more banged up than some of the younger ones.
At the beach, Sean and Richard cut bamboo.
Sean [Chopping bamboo with an axe.] My aim leaves something to be desired, but we're getting there.
Richard [Hands Sean a machete.] Try this.
Sean I don't know, it's heavier, it might be sharper, though. [Takes the machete from Richard's hand.]
Richard Think so?
Sean I'm wondering 'cause that's so damn hard. [Whacks the bamboo with the machete, only to have its blade come off.] [Sarcastically.] Well, that's off.
Richard That ain't gonna work!
Sitting on a log, Sonja brings out her ukelele and sings a song for the tribe.
Sonja Here's a, uh, a therapist's version of "Bye, Bye, Blues,"

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