Season 17

Gabon

Season #17: Gabon

Premiered 2008 | Wonga-Wongue Presidential Reserve, Estuaire, Gabon

This is Gabon, one of the last untouched places on the planet. 18 Americans have been flown across the world and brought here in the wild with nothing but their street clothes. They're being led to one of the most remote places in Africa. In the end, only one will remain to claim the million dollar prize. 39 days, 18 people, 1 Survivor!

Contestants

Episodes

Number
Date Aired
Title
Description
1
9/25/2008
"Want to See the Elephant Dung?"
18 individuals embark on an amazing African adventure, battling extreme conditions and interacting with wildlife such as elephants and gorillas, while attempting to forge alliances with strangers from diverse backgrounds.
2
10/2/2008
"She Obviously Is Post-Op!"
One Castaway is tossed around like a rag doll during a Reward Challenge, while another Castaway sets out to prove her strength while on Exile Island.
3
10/9/2008
"It Was Like Christmas Morning!"
One Castaway's desperation leads to waterworks, and the waterworks lead to sympathy from other members on the tribe.
4
10/16/2008
"This Camp Is Cursed"
Overwhelming hunger and homesickness puts one Castaway's entire alliance in jeopardy.
5
10/23/2008
"He's a Snake, But He's My Snake"
In the wake of a tough loss, an emotional outburst causes one castaway to become a target.
6
10/30/2008
"It All Depends On the Pin-Up Girl"
A shocking twist is revealed giving one Castaway the chance to change the game for the opposing tribe.
7
11/6/2008
"Apple in the Garden of Eden"
After one power drunk castaway decides to take the game into their own hands, the tribes are faced with a brutal endurance challenge that comes down to a nail-biting showdown.
8
11/13/2008
"The Brains Behind Everything"
Conflict abounds when a hard fought reward challenge threatens to cause an upset, and a heated tribal council where dirty laundry is aired.
9
11/20/2008
"Nothing Tastes Better Than Five Hundred Dollars"
One Castaway devises a dangerous plan that hinges on the hidden immunity idol, while another Castaway considers betraying their alliance in order to avoid elimination.
10
11/27/2008
"I Was Put On The Planet For This Show"
In a very special Survivor, never before seen footage, including audition tapes and secret scenes, reveal who the castaways are and how they became entrenched in the adventure of a lifetime while giving insight into how power shifted into the unlikely hands of Sugar, Susie, Ken and Crystal.
11
12/4/2008
"The Good Things in Life Aren?t Easy"
After fallout from Randy's departure pits two allies against one another, one castaway makes a lifetime commitment in a surprisingly intimate gesture.
12
12/11/2008
"The Good Guys Should Win in the End"
After using guilt to gain control of an ally, a pushy castaway may land in hot water when the hidden immunity idol is put into play, resulting in a shocking turn of events at Tribal Council.
13
12/14/2008
"Say Goodbye to Gabon"
What started as a lopsided battle between the Fang and Kota tribes ends with a shocking turn of events between the remaining members of Nobag.
14
12/14/2008
"Reunion"
During a live reunion show the Survivors get together for the first time since being in Gabon to discuss the results of the game.

Results

Robert "Bob" Crowley

Winner

Susie Smith

Runner-up

Jessica "Sugar" Kiper

2nd Runner-up

Matty Whitmore

4th

Ken Hoang

5th

Crystal Cox

6th

Corinne Kaplan

7th

Randy Bailey

8th

Charlie Herschel

9th

Marcus Lehman

10th

Dan Kay

11th

Ace Gordon

12th

Kelly Czarnecki

13th

Danny "GC" Brown

14th

Jacquie Berg

15th

Paloma Soto-Castillo

16th

Gillian Larson

17th

Michelle Chase

18th