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Survivor: Season 19

Samoa 2009

  • 2009-09-18T01:00:00+01:00 on CBS
  • 45 mins
  • 11 hours, 54 mins (16 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Reality

Sixteen or more castaways are split between two or more "Tribes", are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for Rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "Immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their players. Once about half the players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning Immunity prevents that player from being voted out, while several that are voted out at this stage form the game's "Jury". Once down to two or three people, a Final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the jury members. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the "Sole Survivor" and win the $1 million prize. Survivor has introduced numerous modifications, or "twists", on the core rules in order to keep the players on their toes and to prevent players from relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons. These changes have included tribal switches, seasons starting with more than two tribes, the ability to exile a player from a tribe for a short time, Hidden Immunity Idols that players can use to save themselves at Tribal Council and a chance to return to regular gameplay after elimination through "Redemption Island".

16 episodes

19x01 The Puppet Master

  • Season Premiere

    2009-09-18T01:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

Twenty castaways are left to fend for themselves among Samoa's white sand beaches, lush green valleys and towering waterfalls.

19x02 Taking Candy from a Baby

  • 2009-09-25T01:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

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.

19x03 It's Called a Russell Seed

  • 2009-10-02T01:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

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.

19x04 Hungry for a Win

  • 2009-10-09T01:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

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.

19x05 Walking on Thin Ice

  • 2009-10-16T01:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

Russell desperately scrambles to regain control of the tribe when a new power player emerges at Foa Foa.

19x06 This Is the Man Test

  • 2009-10-23T01:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

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.

19x07 Houdini Magic

  • 2009-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

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.

19x08 All Hell Breaks Loose

  • 2009-11-06T01:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

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.

19x09 Tastes Like Chicken

  • 2009-11-13T01:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

Motivated by extreme hunger, an unexpected castaway kills a rat in an effort to provide for her tribe.

19x10 The Day of Reckoning

  • 2009-11-20T01:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

A clever castaway jeopardizes the success of a scheme to ensure their own safety in the game.

19x11 The First 27 Days

  • 2009-11-27T01:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

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.

19x12 Off with Their Heads!

  • 2009-12-04T01:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

At the Survivor auction, one high bidder decides to go hungry in exchange for a potentially valuable advantage in the game. The Foa Foa consider a risky move in the hours before Tribal that may result in the betrayal of one of their own.

19x13 Damage Control

  • 2009-12-11T01:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

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.

19x14 Two Brains Are Better Than One

  • 2009-12-18T01:00:00+00:00 — 42 mins

A shocking betrayal leaves one nervous castaway on the chopping block and brings everyone's strategy into question.

19x15 This Game Ain't Over

  • 2009-12-21T01:00:00+00:00 — 93 mins

A shocking new deal is struck even as the remaining castaways face the last two Immunity Challenges in the game.

19x16 Samoa Reunion

  • 2009-12-21T01:00:00+00:00 — 33 mins

During a Live Reunion Show the Survivors get together for the first time since being in Samoa to discuss the results of the game.