Season 12

Panama

Season #12: Panama

Premiered 2006 | Pearl Islands, Panama

Off the coast of Panama is a remote island that will play a dramatic role in the lives of 16 Survivors over the next 39 days. This is Exile Island. Each week at least one Survivor will be banished here. Separated from their tribe, they'll have no idea what's going on back at camp and they'll be forced to live on their own until they return to the game. But there's a silver lining to Exile Island, it's a mystery that could help one of our Survivors win the million dollars and the title of Sole Survivor. It's a twist like never before, turning strategy on its head. In the end, only one will remain to claim the million dollar prize. 39 days, 16 people, 1 Survivor!

Contestants

Episodes

Number
Date Aired
Title
Description
1
2/2/2006
"The First Exile"
The 16 Survivors are divided into four tribes and learn about the dreaded Exile Island.
2
2/9/2006
"Breakdown"
After six days on the island, one Survivor is ready to go home.
3
2/16/2006
"Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners"
Torrential rains make life miserable, and bickering starts early.
4
2/23/2006
"Starvation and Lunacy"
A banished castaway thrives on Exile Island.
5
3/2/2006
"For Cod's Sake!!!"
One tribe is outraged when they learn two tribemates secretly consumed part of the Reward without consulting the others.
6
3/9/2006
"Salvation and Desertion"
The social dynamics of tribe Casaya continue to implode.
7
3/15/2006
"A Closer Look"
Recap show featuring footage never shown on TV before this episode.
8
3/30/2006
"An Emerging Plan"
The tribes merge, and the former La Minas try to convince some of the former Casaya tribemates to join their alliance.
9
4/6/2006
"The Power of the Idol"
Terry decides it's time to reveal the Idol to some castaways.
10
4/13/2006
"Fight for Your Life or Eat"
Certain castaways choose not to participate in the Immunity Challenge.
11
4/20/2006
"Medical Emergency"
One Survivor suffers a medical emergency.
12
4/27/2006
"Perilous Scramble"
Excitement over winning the Reward Challenge reaches a new level when the winners learn they can compete for a second Reward.
13
5/4/2006
"Bamboozled"
The remaining five compete for time with their loved ones.
14
5/11/2006
"Call the Whambulence!"
A Final Four celebration gets ugly when one Survivor blows up and quickly divides the camp.
15
5/14/2006
"The Final Showdown"
Cirie and Danielle go head to head in a tiebreaker Challenge. Who will win and earn their spot in the Final Three, and who will flame out?
16
5/14/2006
"Reunion"
Jeff Probst announces the Sole Survivor and winner of the $1 million.

Results

Aras Baskauskas

Winner

Danielle DiLorenzo

Runner-up

Terry Deitz

3rd

Cirie Fields

4th

Shane Powers

5th

Courtney Marit

6th

Bruce Kanegai

7th

Sally Schumann

8th

Austin Carty

9th

Nick Stanbury

10th

Dan Barry

11th

Bobby Mason

12th

Ruth Marie Milliman

13th

Misty Giles

14th

Melinda Hyder

15th

Tina Scheer

16th