Can You Reverse the Curse? is the season premiere of Survivor: Ghost Island.

Story

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Challenges

Challenge: Open
A designed runner will have to race through a set of obstacles to dig up three sets of keys. Then a designated puzzle solver will need to use the keys to unlock a sliding puzzle. The first person to finish their puzzle wins reward for the tribe.
Reward: A massive shelter building kit.
Additional Stipulation: The losing tribe will be forced to forfeit their fishing kit. However, if the Tribe Leader decides that they want to forfeit the challenge during the puzzle-solving portion, their tribe will get to keep their fishing kit, but the opposing tribe will then get 20 eggs and flint in addition to the shelter building kit.
Winner: Malolo (by forfeit)

Challenge: Sled Zeppelin
Each tribe will have to race across a net bridge to where two bags are hanging. Working together, they will then need to untie the bags to get a pair of ropes. Using the ropes, the tribe will need to slide a sled full of giant puzzle pieces through a course. At the end of the course, they will need to solve a cube puzzle to win immunity.
Additional Stipulation: Naviti will receive flint should they win the challenge.
Winner: Naviti (sent Jacob Derwin to Ghost Island)

Challenge: Coming Up for Air
Two pairs from each tribe will race through a series of obstacles in the water. They will then have to dive to release two sets of buoys. Another member will then need to gather up all of the marked buoys to the finish, where the last four members will need to get all eight in a basket to win.
Reward: Chairs, pillows, blankets, and a washboard.
Winner: Naviti (sent Donathan Hurley to Ghost Island)

Tribal Council

Day 3

Tribal Council 1:
Malolo
Voted
Against
Voter
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Gonzalez (8 votes)
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Brendan, Donathan, James, Jenna, Laurel, Libby, Michael, Stephanie
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Donathan (1 vote)
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Gonzalez
VOTED OUT:
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Stephanie Gonzalez

Voting Confessionals

No voting confessionals were aired.

Final Words

Gonzalez's final words were not aired in the version of the episode that aired in American markets, but were aired in international markets and are available online on the Survivor YouTube channel.[2]

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Gonzalez

Being the first one voted off is devastating. I'm embarrassed. I was so prepared and maybe that worked to my disadvantage, because I genuinely think I'm a threat, but I hope that their decision greatly haunts them. It's Ghost Island and it has just begun.


Day 6

Tribal Council 2:
Malolo
Voted
Against
Voter
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Jacob (5 votes)
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Brendan, James, Jenna, Laurel, Stephanie
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James (2 votes)
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Libby, Michael
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Michael (1 vote)
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Jacob
VOTED OUT:
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Jacob Derwin

Voting Confessionals

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Jacob

(voting against Michael) We have one mouth and two ears for a reason, listen more.


Final Words

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Jacob

I put so much work to get here and the first Tribal I attended, I was voted out. I'm embarrassed. I don't know if I even have a game to be proud of. Don't get me wrong, it was all there, but frankly it was just kind of like alliances that I made up in my head that didn't actually exist. It sounds pathetic, but it hurts on a deep level.


Still in the Running

 Gonzalez
20th
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 Jacob
19th
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 Angela
Naviti
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 Bradley
Naviti
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 Brendan
Malolo
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 Chelsea
Naviti
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 Chris
Naviti
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 Desiree
Naviti
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 Domenick
Naviti
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 Donathan
Malolo
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 James
Malolo
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 Jenna
Malolo
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 Kellyn
Naviti
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 Laurel
Malolo
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 Libby
Malolo
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 Michael
Malolo
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 Morgan
Naviti
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 Sebastian
Naviti
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 Stephanie
Malolo
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 Wendell
Naviti
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Trivia

Secret Scenes

  • Domenick Doesn't Blend In[3]
  • Lobster for Dinner[4]

Behind the Scenes

Other

  • The name of the Day 3 Immunity Challenge, Sled Zeppelin, references the English rock band, Led Zeppelin.
  • The name of the Day 6 Reward/Immunity Challenge, Coming Up for Air, references the 1939 George Orwell novel of the same name.

Episode Title

  • The episode title was part of the note that came with the Hidden Immunity Idol found by Domenick Abbate.
    • It would later be repeated on the notes accompanying several other items found in the season, each of them having been fatally misused by a previous Survivor contestant.

References

Survivor: Ghost Island Episodes

"Can You Reverse the Curse?" · "Only Time Will Tell" · "Trust Your Gut" · "A Diamond in the Rough" · "Fate Is the Homie" · "Gotta Risk It for the Biscuit" · "Fear Keeps You Sharp" · "The Sea Slug Slugger" · "It's Like the Perfect Crime" · "The Finish Line Is in Sight" · "A Giant Game of Bumper Cars" · "Always Be Moving" · "It Is Game Time Kids" · "Reunion"

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