Season 25

Philippines

Season #25: Philippines

Premiered 2012 | Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines

In one of the most beautiful and remote locations in the world, the Philippines, thousands of islands are scattered over the Southeast Asian Sea. It is here where 15 Americans are divided into three tribes. Over 24 seasons, many of those who started the game were unable to finish, pulled from the game with one question in their hearts - what could have been? Three former players are returning for a second shot to finish what they've started. Will the veterans have what it takes to be the Sole Survivor, or will a new castaway emerge to claim the million dollar prize? 39 days, 18 people, 1 Survivor!

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Episodes

Number
Date Aired
Title
Description
1
9/19/2012
"Survivor Smacked Me in the Chops"
Medically evacuated veterans Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan return to battle for the title of Sole Survivor.
2
9/26/2012
"Don't be Blinded by the Headlights"
Former TV teen star Lisa Whelchel reaches her breaking point early in the game, and as temperatures drop, two castaways make a risky choice to keep each other warm.
3
10/3/2012
"This Isn't a 'We' Game"
An injury prone castaway incurs a fresh battle wound during an intense Immunity Challenge.
4
10/10/2012
"Create a Little Chaos"
Fearing that they may be the next to go home, an aspiring Sole Survivor shares a shocking story from their childhood, and in an effort to escape the looming threat of elimination, sets out to find the elusive Immunity Idol.
5
10/17/2012
"Got My Swag Back"
A twist in the game causes a shift in tribe dynamics. Meanwhile, as conditions worsen at camp, one castaway is faced with a game-changing decision.
6
10/24/2012
"Down and Dirty"
As castaways get down and dirty to battle it out for a fruitful feast, in an unprecedented move, opposing tribes take to the bargaining table to strike a deal mid-challenge.
7
10/31/2012
"Not the Only Actor on This Island"
After Tandang and Kalabaw tribes merge, castaways scramble to solidify their numbers and rank in the new tribe.
8
11/7/2012
"Dead Man Walking"
In one of the most complicated and entertaining Tribal Councils ever, a brutally honest conversation leads to surprising revelations.
9
11/14/2012
"Little Miss Perfect"
A priceless reward proves to be a life-changing experience for some Survivors, and an original alliance is tested while an unlikely friendship threatens to sway the game.
10
11/21/2012
"Whiners are Wieners"
Castaways compete for a luxurious spa getaway and tempers flare when one castaway returns with a full belly and a bitter attitude.
11
11/28/2012
"Hell Hath Frozen Over"
Castaways exhaust their funds on tasty rewards while one generous castaway makes two bids for his tribemates during the hearty food auction.
12
12/5/2012
"Shot Into Smithereens"
During an emotional family reunion, an exciting reward challenge enables castaways to join forces with their loved ones.
13
12/12/2012
"Gouge My Eyes Out"
The million-dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor is within reach for one of the five remaining castaways.
14
12/16/2012
"Million Dollar Question"
The final four survivors scramble to secure their place at the final Tribal Council.
15
12/16/2012
"Reunion"
The 18 castaways reunite to discuss the season. Hosted by Jeff Probst.

Results

Denise Stapley

Winner

Michael Skupin

Co-runner up

Lisa Whelchel

Co-runner up

Malcolm Freberg

4th

Abi-Maria Gomes

5th

Carter Williams

6th

Jonathan Penner

7th

Pete Yurkowski

8th

Artis Silvester

9th

Jeff Kent

10th

Roberta R.C. Saint-Amour

11th

Katie Hanson

12th

Sarah Dawson

13th

Dana Lambert

14th

Russell Swan

15th

Angie Layton

16th

Roxanne Roxy Morris

17th

Zane Knight

18th