Season 19

Samoa

Season #19: Samoa

Premiered 2009 | Upolu, Samoa

Deep in the heart of the South Pacific lies one of the most mysterious and isolated islands in the world, Samoa - a land of steep volcanic mountains, towering waterfalls, fierce rainstorms, rugged coastlines, virtually untouched by civilizations. Here's where 20 Americans are beginning the adventure of a lifetime. In the end, only one will remain to claim the million dollar prize. 39 days, 20 people, 1 Survivor!

Contestants

Episodes

Number
Date Aired
Title
Description
1
9/17/2009
"The Puppet Master"
Twenty castaways are left to fend for themselves among Samoa's white sand beaches, lush green valleys and towering waterfalls.
2
9/24/2009
"Taking Candy From a Baby"
Immunity is up for grabs and already one member down, Foa Foa needs it desperately. However, they are hit with an unexpected situation and the tension grows in the tribe.
3
10/1/2009
"It's Called a Russell Seed"
A clever lie turns a tribe against one of its most harmless members. Meanwhile, at the reward challenge, the chief of one tribe makes a controversial decision that lands him in the crossfire back at camp.
4
10/8/2009
"Hungry for a Win"
The game of one determined castaway may be changed when a tribe member makes a stunning revelation. Meanwhile, Russell continues his game of chess when he considers ousting one of his allies.
5
10/15/2009
"Walking on Thin Ice"
Russell desperately scrambles to regain control of the tribe when a new power player emerges at Foa Foa.
6
10/22/2009
"This Is the Man Test"
Both tribes get battered by a relentless storm and for the first time in history the reward challenge is brought to an early halt when one castaway reaches the breaking point.
7
10/29/2009
"Houdini Magic"
Still reeling from the loss of their leader, Galu struggles to elect a new chief. During a visit to the opposing tribe, one castaway strikes a secret deal and manages to make some new friends.
8
11/5/2009
"All Hell Breaks Loose"
In anticipation of the merge, outnumbered Foa Foa devises a strategy that will allow them to make quick alliances with some of Galu's strongest players. However, after the long-awaited merge feast, an unexpected master manipulator emerges.
9
11/12/2009
"Tastes Like Chicken"
Motivated by extreme hunger, an unexpected castaway kills a rat in an effort to provide for her tribe.
10
11/19/2009
"The Day of Reckoning"
A clever castaway jeopardizes the success of a scheme to ensure their own safety in the game.
11
11/26/2009
"The First 27 Days"
In never before seen footage, one castaway reveals a guarded secret and the whole tribe suffers at the hands of Russell in the aftermath of the merge.
12
12/3/2009
"Off With Their Heads!"
At the Survivor auction, one high bidder decides to go hungry in exchange for a potentially valuable advantage in the game. The Foa Foas consider a risky move in the hours before tribal that may result in the betrayal of one of their own.
13
12/10/2009
"Damage Control"
The castaways are shocked to discover a twist that will ultimately send two of them home. Fearing that he is next on the chopping block, one castaway gives a shocking performance at Tribal Council.
14
12/17/2009
"Two Brains Are Better Than One"
A shocking betrayal leaves one nervous castaway on the chopping block and brings everyone's strategy into question.
15
12/20/2009
"This Game Ain't Over"
A shocking new deal is struck even as the remaining castaways face the last two immunity challenges in the game.
16
12/20/2009
"Reunion"
During a live reunion show the Survivors get together for the first time since being in Samoa to discuss the results of the game.

Results

Natalie White

Winner

Russell Hantz

Runner-up

Mick Trimming

2nd Runner-up

Brett Clouser

4th

Jaison Robinson

5th

Shannon "Shambo" Waters

6th

Monica Padilla

7th

Dave Ball

8th

John Fincher

9th

Laura Morett

10th

Kelly Sharbaugh

11th

Erik Cardona

12th

Elizabeth "Liz" Kim

13th

Russell Swan

14th

Ashley Trainer

15th

Yasmin Giles

16th

Ben Browning

17th

Betsy Bolan

18th

Mike Borassi

19th

Marisa Calihan

20th