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Survivor: Bhutan is the twenty-sixth season of the second generation Suitman's Survivor Series, which began on July 10, 2015, and ended with a live reunion on July 25, 2015.

It ended with Marcus A. defeating Eric A. at the Final Tribal Council in a 4-3 vote. At the Reunion, Max won Fan Favorite.

Production

This season features sixteen castaways, divided into two tribes of eight. Half the cast was selected by the host from applications as standard, while the other half was picked by the winner of Survivor: Conqueror's Crusade, Sam S., as part of the Host vs. Hero twist. The tribes this season are named after the places in Bhutan. The tribes are Punakha, wearing orange (cockerel insignia), and Thimphu, in dark purple (deer insignia). On Day 7, the tribes merged into Zhemgang, wearing teal.

66 people applied, 15 were cast for Survivor: Kiribati, 50 were cut from the casting, and the other 16 went on to become the castaways competing in the game. The full cast of 16 including tribal designations were revealed on July 8, 2015.

Twists

  • Host vs. Hero: As a reward for the winning, the Conqueror's Crusade champion Sam S. was given the opportunity to pick half of the Season 26 cast, which formed one of the two tribes of the season, while other tribe was formed by the host's choices.
  • Exile Island: Returning twist from Jordan and Reclamation. This twist temporarily forces contestants out of the game so that they cannot vote or be voted out at Tribal Council. This season, two people each day (decided by the Viewer's Voice twist) will duel to decide who goes to Exile Island. The winner gets to decide weather to send themselves or their opponent, and whoever gets sent may pick another person from the opposite tribe to go with them.
  • Viewer's Voice: New viewer interaction twist which lets the viewers have their say on some in-game events. This season the viewers have the power to select two people each day - one from each tribe - to participate in the next Exile Island duel, which will decide which two people get exiled each day.
  • Tribe Switch: On Day 4, the Punakha and Thimphu tribes underwent a tribe switch, mixing up the tribes. The one person not picked to be on a tribe went to Exile Island and joined the tribe that next voted out a player.
  • Hidden Immunity Idols: There was one hidden idol placed in each tribe camp, which could be found by correctly guessing the answer to the clues sent daily to the immune tribe. There were also a total of three idols out on Exile Island, and an extra hidden idol in the post-merge camp.

Contestants

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
Zach B.
Zach B.
17, Silver
Thimphu 1st Voted Out
Day 1
6
Mark M.
Mark M.
18, Yellow
Thimphu 2nd Voted Out
Day 2
7
Austin T.
Austin T.
14, Silver
Thimphu 3rd Voted Out
Day 3
4
Joe H.
Joe H.
19, Sky
Punakha Thimphu 4th Voted Out
Day 4
5
Brandan M.
Brandan M.
14, Yellow
Punakha Thimphu 5th Voted Out
Day 5
3
Vanessa P.
Vanessa P.
20, White
Punakha Punakha 6th Voted Out
Day 6
5
Nick A.
Nick A.
16, Brown
Thimphu Punakha Zhemgang 7th Voted Out
Day 7
5
Rob R.
Rob R.
23, Blue
Punakha Thimphu 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 8
5
Max A.
Max A.
16, TV Star
Punakha Thimphu 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 9
4
Jan D.
Jan D.
19, Sky
Punakha Punakha 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 10
4
Daniel K.
Daniel K.
19, TV Star
Thimphu Thimphu1 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 11
3
Scott Y.
Scott Y.
17, Light Green
Punakha Thimphu 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 12
5
AJ R.
AJ R.
20, TV Star
Thimphu Thimphu 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 13
6
John C.
John C.
20, TV Star
Punakha Punakha 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 13
8
Eric A.
Eric A.
14, Blood
Thimphu Punakha Runner-up 1
Marcus A.
Marcus A.
19, TV Star
Thimphu Punakha Sole Survivor 32

The Total Votes is the number of votes a castaway received during Tribal Councils where the castaway was eligible to be voted out of the game, excluding tiebreakers. It does not include the votes received during the final Tribal Council.

^1 On Day 4, during the tribe swap, Daniel was instead sent to Exile Island where he would return onto the tribe that lost the next immunity challenge.
^2 Marcus played a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore 4 votes against him were not counted.

The Game

Episode Air Date Immunity Eliminated Vote Finish
1 "The Maxi Mart is Open For Business!" July 10, 2015 Punakha Zach 6-1 1st Voted Out
Day 1
2 "Honey There's a Hurricane Coming" July 11, 2015 Punakha Mark 6-0 2nd Voted Out
Day 2
3 "John McGuire is a Simple Man" July 12, 2015 Punakha Austin 4-0 3rd Voted Out
Day 3
4 "Asexual Macbook Pro" July 13, 2015 Punakha Joe 5-1 4th Voted Out
Day 4
5 "Hands Covered in Chetto Dust" July 14, 2015 Punakha Brandan 3-2 5th Voted Out
Day 5
6 "The New Bruce Jenner" July 16, 2015 Thimphu Vanessa 5-0 6th Voted Out
Day 6
7 "Epitome of a Pebble in a Shoe" July 17, 2015 Jan Nick 5-3-1 7th Voted Out
Day 7
8 "Sucks Being the Backstabbing Douche" July 18, 2015 Daniel Rob 4-01 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 8
9 "Rather Amputate My Arms" July 19, 2015 Daniel Max 4-3 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 9
10 "Seventh is an Ugly Placing" July 21, 2015 Marcus Jan 4-2 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 10
11 "Psychotic Begging Mode" July 22, 2015 Scott Daniel 3-2 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 11
12 "Antidepressants That Cause Depression" July 23, 2015 Marcus Scott 3-2 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 12
13 "Have Some Heads to Scalp" July 24, 2015 Marcus AJ 3-1 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 13
Eric John 1-0 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 13
Reunion Show July 25, 2015 Jury Vote Eric 4-3 Runner-up
Marcus Sole Survivor

^1 Marcus played a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore 4 votes against him were not counted.

Voting Table

Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Eliminated: Zach B.bw
Zach
Mark M.bw
Mark
Austin T.bw
Austin
Joe H.bw
Joe
Brandan M.bw
Brandan
Vanessa P.bw
Vanessa
Nick A.bw
Nick
Rob R.bw
Rob
Max A.bw
Max
Jan D.bw
Jan
Daniel K.bw
Daniel
Scott Y.bw
Scott
AJ R.bw
AJ
John C.bw
John
Eric A.bw
Eric
Marcus A.
Marcus
Vote: 6-1 6-0 4-0 5-1 3-2 5-0 5-3-1 4-01 4-3 4-2 3-2 3-2 3-1 1-0 4-3
Marcus Zach Mark Exile Vanessa John Rob Max Jan Exile John AJ Jury Vote
Eric Zach Mark Austin Vanessa AJ Rob Max Jan Daniel Scott AJ John
John Exile Exile Vanessa Nick Marcus Marcus Scott Daniel Scott AJ Eric
AJ Exile Mark Austin Joe Brandan Exile Nick Marcus Marcus Exile Daniel Scott Eric Marcus
Scott Joe AJ Exile Rob Max Jan John John Marcus
Daniel Zach Exile Austin Exile Brandan John Rob Max Jan John Marcus
Jan Exile Nick Marcus Exile Scott Eric
Max Exile Joe Exile Nick Exile Marcus Marcus
Rob Joe Brandan Nick Marcus Eric
Nick Zach Mark Exile Vanessa John
Vanessa S-V
Brandan Joe AJ
Joe Exile Rob
Austin Zach Mark S-V
Mark S-V S-V
Zach S-V

^1 Marcus played a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore 4 votes against him were not counted.

Returning Players

Season Castaways
S30 Polynesia AJ R.
AJ R.
Daniel K.
Daniel K.
S32 Unfinished Business Max A.
Max A.
Rob R.
Rob R.
S33 Puerto Rico Zach B.
Zach B.
S34 Ayia Thekla John C.
John C.
S35 Solomon Islands AJ R.
AJ R.
Eric A.
Eric A.
Marcus A.
Marcus A.
Rob R.
Rob R.
S38 Canary Islands Joe H.
Joe H.
S39 Entitled vs. Earned Max A.
Max A.
S40 Ragnarok Marcus A.
Marcus A.

Gallery

Suitman's Survivor Seasons
MongoliaSaint LuciaBrazilGreat BritainJordanAll-StarsVenezuelaCaicos IslandsEast TimorSeychelles
BruneiFriends vs. FavoritesVietnamOccultus IslandMoral vs. MercilessCursed HandReclamationSecond Chances
Jan MayenBingo vs. SuitmanEritreaNew ZealandJapanLast LeapConqueror's CrusadeBhutan
KiribatiRejects vs. RoyalsEl SalvadorPolynesiaKazakhstanUnfinished BusinessPuerto RicoAyia Thekla
Solomon IslandsWorlds CollideHondurasIndonesiaCanary IslandsEntitled vs. EarnedRagnarok
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