In this episode, the players are put into tribes and set off to find their tribal areas, AKA, their new homes. Nobody is eliminated, but the game begins and the first bit of drama unfolds to the game.
A Tale of Two Tribes
In this episode, the Castaways were put to the test of teamwork. They were each paired up with another member of another tribe and were forced to work together to find a flag. In this chance challenge, the Castaways had to find flags with notes on them they could not see. It was purely chance as to who won and who lost, and this caused a feud between Tony and Tiffany. In the end, Harvey became the Chief and was the swing vote between the two, sending Tony home.
In this episode, each tribe is put to their wits in a challenge of sinking buoys to the ocean floor. They competed fiercely, but in the end, the Chur tribe redeemed themselves from their previous loss. Harvey and Tiffany discovered the hidden idols in their base camps, and began the long trek into pure and dramatic chaos.
The Ultimate Blindside
In this episode, both tribes are put against each other in a treasure hunt. By the end, Tiffany and Hailey have supposedly ended a long feud from a high school rivalry, Harvey and Daniella have become the best alliance in the game, Marmalade has shown her fierce side. At elimination, the Chur tribe gathers around and discusses the issues at hand. Daniella comes over with the plan of voting off Tiffany, which inevitably backfires. Tiffany plays an idol, and only one vote (hers) counted. In a shocking blindside twist, she votes off Natalie instead of Hailey.
Starved For Rice
In this episode, the tribes are put to extreme tensions. Harvey and James get in a fight, and Hailey struggles to prove herself to her team mates. The challenge came down to a canoe race to find three treasure chests. Karbo won for the second time in a row, and in an epic blindside, Tiffany was eliminated from the game for being an enemy to Hailey, and a potential hazard to her health.
Down to the Wire
In the Act One finale, the tribes are put in a somewhat relief challenge. James is stung by a wasp in the reward challenge, which triggers an allergic reaction. He is taken to a hospital, while the others compete in the challenge.They needed to throw coconuts to targets to score points. The Karbo tribe loses, and James steps into a bear trap. This injury causes him to be evacuated and eliminated from the game. Daniella is forced to choose between Harvey or Marmalade, Scarlet's aunt passes away (possibly due to foul play) and Zane realizes that the bear trap was actually set up by the producers to catch food for a later reward challenge. To find out what happens, read Act Two!
The Big Merger
In this episode, the tribes merge after Tony and Olivia win in the reward challenge, then join the game. Some new alliances formed, and all in all, Daniella had to choose who she wanted to partner up with. Olivia won the challenge and gave her crown to Harvey. At elimination, Harvey got most of everyone to vote off Daniella. He played his idol on her, saving her from elimination, and blindsiding Marmalade.
Operation: Traitor Bait
In this episode, the Barosa tribe continues the game in the first merged reward challenge. Scarlet and Tony go off on a three day vacation for pampering and for the search of the hidden immunity idol. They cannot vote but are not immune for the night's elimination. At the immunity challenge, Harvey narrowly wins, and at elimination a tie is formed from Hailey and Daniella. Daniella loses, and is eliminated.