Season 23

South Pacific

Season #23: South Pacific

Premiered 2011 | Upolu, Samoa

In the raging waters of the South Pacific, two of Survivor's most memorable players, Ozzy and Coach, are returning for a shot at redemption. Their battle will begin in the Redemption Island Arena where they'll be competing against each other and a new group of castaways, each with their own story to tell. 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
9/14/2011
"I Need Redemption"
Having never been awarded the title of Sole Survivor, Ozzy and "Coach" return to compete for the $1 million prize and a last shot at redemption.
2
9/21/2011
"He Has Demons"
The discovery of an Immunity Idol gives one castaway an early advantage in the game.
3
9/28/2011
"Reap What You Sow"
One castaway reveals a shocking secret to their tribe while another castaway, in a last-ditch effort to keep alive in the game, devises a plan and pretends to find the hidden Immunity Idol.
4
10/5/2011
"Survivalism"
One castaway is brought to tears when confronted with his past during an emotional tribal council, and another turns on his alliance and teams up with an unlikely tribe member.
5
10/12/2011
"Taste the Victory"
Starving castaways tap into their primal instincts at an intense Immunity Challenge, and a big betrayal shakes up the game at a surprising Tribal Council.
6
10/19/2011
"Free Agent"
Feeling betrayed by their tribe, one castaway reveals a potentially game-changing secret, and appalled by the lack of loyalty within his tribe, another castaway threatens to leave the game
7
10/26/2011
"Trojan Horse"
One tribe calls upon the heavens in hopes of changing their luck, while the other tribe is left in shock when one of their own makes a risky move that will go down in Survivor history.
8
11/2/2011
"Double Agent"
With a potential merge on the horizon, one tribe puts on an elaborate show in hopes of gaining the upper hand on their competition, and an unlikely castaway holds all the power at a game-changing Tribal Council.
9
11/9/2011
"Cut Throat"
After a shocking betrayal, one castaway faces the wrath of a former alliance, and a double eviction rocks the newly merged Te Tuna tribe.
10
11/16/2011
"Running the Show"
Paranoia among tribemates threatens to break a once-impenetrable alliance, and castaways are shocked at Tribal Council with the announcement of another double elimination.
11
11/23/2011
"A Closer Look"
Never-before-seen moments give an inside look into the castaways and their decisions made during the game so far.
12
11/30/2011
"Cult Like"
At the immunity challenge, one tribemate makes a big gesture to a fellow castaway.
13
12/7/2011
"Ticking Time Bomb"
A relative crosses the line during the emotional family reunion, and an unlikely secret alliance threatens the pecking order of the Te Tuna tribe.
14
12/14/2011
"Then There Were Five"
Tensions escalate at camp when the final five original Upolu members are forced to turn on each other.
15
12/18/2011
"Loyalties Will Be Broken"
Using every last bit of physical and mental strength, the castaways battle it out in the final immunity challenge to secure their spot at the final tribal council.
16
12/18/2011
"Reunion"
The season's castaways reunite as Host Jeff Probst asks them questions about their game play.

Results

Sophie Clarke

Winner

Benjamin "Coach" Wade

Runner-up

Albert Destrade

2nd Runner-up

Ozzy Lusth

4th

Rick Nelson

5th

Brandon Hantz

6th

Edna Ma

7th

John Cochran

8th

Whitney Duncan

9th

Dawn Meehan

10th

Keith Tollefson

11th

Jim Rice

12th

Christine Shields-Markoski

13th

Mikayla Wingle

14th

Elyse Umemoto

15th

Stacey Powell

16th

Mark "Papa Bear" Caruso

17th

Semhar Tadesse

18th