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Survivor: Myanmar – Friends vs. Favorites is the twelfth season of the second generation Suitman's Survivor Series, which began on November 30, 2013 and ended with a live reunion on December 15, 2013.

It ended with Oliver L. defeating Jack T. and Ryan W. at the Final Tribal Council in a 5-4-1 Jury vote, with the deciding vote cast by replacement juror Anthony following a 4-4-1 tie. At the Reunion, Jack won Player of the Season, while Oliver won Fan Favorite.

Production

This season features twenty castaways, divided into two tribes of ten. Ten members of the cast are returning players labeled as "favorites", and the other ten are "friends" of the returning castaways. The tribes for this season are named after cities in Myanmar. They are Akyab, wearing red, and Mandalay, in green. The insignias of the two tribes are radial patterns in the two tribe colors. On Day 9, the tribes merged into the Rangoon tribe, wearing gold.

The ten returning players were hand picked by the host, based on their popularity in their previous season. The returning favorites then selected a friend to participate alongside in the season. The cast and tribal designations were revealed in full on October 29, 2013. The season was intended to begin on November 2nd, but due to technical issues, the start was delayed by nearly a month.

The majority of the returning castaways played in the five seasons following Survivor: All-Stars (Venezuela, Caicos IslandsEast Timor, Seychelles and Brunei), with two of them from the two seasons immediately preceding All-Stars (Great Britain and Jordan).

This season was originally intended to be a Fans vs. Favorites season, but it was decided that the concept of Blood vs. Water was to be adapted for the season, and thus Friends vs. Favorites was born. The theme would later evolve again in the twenty-first season, Survivor: Eritrea, featuring returning rivalries in place of generic returning favorites.

Twists

  • Friends vs. Favorites: This season ten returning favorite castaways faced off against ten of their friends. Akyab is the tribe of friends, while Mandalay is comprised of the favorites.
  • Odd Necklace: A special immunity necklace which can be passed around by players from tribal to tribal, and is played like a hidden immunity idol. It was previously seen in Survivor: Brazil.
  • Returning Players: Ten former castaways returned this season, selected because of their likability in past seasons. The returnees were comprised of one player from each of Great Britain, Jordan, East Timor and Brunei, and two each from Venezuela, Caicos Islands and Seychelles.
  • Tribe Switch: On Day 5, the Akyab and Mandalay tribes underwent a tribe switch, mixing up the tribes.
  • Double Tribal Council: On Day 13, due to the One Day Tribes twist, two people were voted out of the game back-to-back following the Survivor Auction.
  • One Day Tribes: Returned from previous season, Brunei. On Day 13, the eight remaining castaways were divided back into two tribes, just for a Double Tribal Council that day, before reverting back to a normal merged tribe. James' reward at the Survivor Auction meant that he could pick one person to join him on his tribe. He chose Josh.
  • 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. There was also an extra hidden idol in the post-merge camp. 

Contestants

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
S12 Conor P.
Conor P.
15, Orange
Caicos Islands
Mandalay 1st Voted Out
Day 1
8
S12 Alan D.
Alan D.
15, Gold
Jordan
Mandalay 2nd Voted Out
Day 2
8
Benjamin A.
Benjamin A.
17, Light Green
Anthony's friend
Akyab 3rd Voted Out
Day 3
8
Sammy D.
Sammy D.
19, Light Green
Ryan's friend
Akyab 4th Voted Out
Day 4
7
Tyler K.
Tyler K.
18, Black
Chris' friend
Akyab Mandalay 5th Voted Out
Day 5
3
S12 Tim T.
Tim T.
17, Silver
Venezuela
Mandalay Akyab 6th Voted Out
Day 6
5
Lynette L.
Lynette L.
16, Blue
Alan's friend
Akyab Akyab 7th Voted Out
Day 7
11
S12 Anthony B.
Anthony B.
23, Blue
Caicos Islands
Mandalay Mandalay 8th Voted Out
Backup Juror
Day 8
5
S12 Raphael S.
Raphael S.
20, Brown
Seychelles
Mandalay Mandalay Rangoon 9th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 9
10
S12 Chris D.
Chris D.
17, Sky
Great Britain
Mandalay Akyab 10th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 10
8
S12 Joe F.
Joe F.
15, Brown
Brunei
Mandalay Akyab 11th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 11
7
Pepper P.
Pepper P.
19, Brown
Joe's friend
Akyab Akyab 12th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 12
4
Renny T.
Renny T.
18, Black
Will's friend
Akyab Akyab 13th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 13
6
S12 Will S.
Will S.
17, Gold
Venezuela
Mandalay Mandalay 14th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 13
42
Josh M. Josh M.
14, Purple
Conor's friend
Akyab Akyab 13th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 14
3
Ashley A.
Ashley A.
16, Yellow
Jack's friend
Akyab Mandalay 14th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 15
516
James S.
James S.
17, TV Star
Tim's friend
Akyab Mandalay 15th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 15
45
S12 Ryan W.
Ryan W.
15, Orange
Seychelles
Mandalay Mandalay Third Place 24
S12 Jack T.
Jack T.
15, Orange
East Timor
Mandalay Akyab Runner-up 436
Oliver L.
Oliver L.
19, Orange
Raphael's friend
Akyab Mandalay Sole Survivor 5

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 5, three votes cast against Ashley were voided due to the Odd Necklace. She also received two extra votes in a tiebreaker on Day 15.
^2 On Day 10, three votes cast against Will were voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^3 On Day 12, two votes cast against Jack were voided due to the Odd Necklace. He also received one extra vote in a tiebreaker on Day 15.
^4 On Day 13, one vote cast against Ryan was voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^5 James played a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore three votes against him were not counted.
^6 Ashley was voted out in a 2-1 tie-breaker vote between herself and Jack. In the initial vote, Jack and Ashley received one vote each, while James received three votes which were voided by his idol.

The Game

Episode Air Date Immunity Eliminated Vote Finish
1 "It Would Feel Like Francesca" November 30, 2013 Akyab Conor 8-1-1 1st Voted Out
Day 1
2 "#FloppyAssTribe" December 1, 2013 Akyab Alan 7-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 2
3 "YEAH FANG. GET SOME." December 2, 2013 Mandalay Benjamin 8-1-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 3
4 "I Don't Believe in Momentum" December 3, 2013 Mandalay Sammy 6-1-1-1 4th Voted Out
Day 4
5 "This is a Survivor First!" December 4, 2013 Akyab Tyler 3-1-1-01 5th Voted Out
Day 5
6 "Wreck Some Shit Up" December 5, 2013 Mandalay Tim 5-3 6th Voted Out
Day 6
7 "Don't Let That Fool You" December 6, 2013 Mandalay Lynette 7-0 7th Voted Out
Day 7
8 "Krystal Hacked Me Jet" December 7, 2013 Akyab Anthony 5-1-1 8th Voted Out
Day 8
9 "Gender Confusion" December 8, 2013 Pepper Raphael 8-3-1 9th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 9
10 "Way to Screw Yourselves" December 9, 2013 James Chris 6-2-02 10th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 10
11 "Dumb Leytle Shites" December 10, 2013 James Joe 7-2-1 11th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 11
12 "Not All Dreams Will Happen" December 11, 2013 Josh Pepper 4-1-1-03 12th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 12
13 "On Top of the World" December 12, 2013 Jack Renny 3-04 13th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 13
Will 2-1 14th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 13
14 "Massive Pile of D.O.G.S.H.I.T" December 13, 2013 James Josh 3-2 15th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 14
15 "Taste the Victory" December 14, 2013 Oliver Ashley 1-1-05
2-16
16th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 15
Ryan James 3-1 17th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 15
Reunion Show December 15, 2013 Jury Vote Ryan 5-4-1 Third Place
Jack Runner-up
Oliver Sole Survivor

^1 On Day 5, three votes cast against Ashley were voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^2 On Day 10, three votes cast against Will were voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^3 On Day 12, two votes cast against Jack were voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^4 On Day 13, one vote cast against Ryan was voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^5 James played a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore three votes against him were not counted.
^6 Due to a tie, there was a re-vote between the tied players.

Voting Table

Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Eliminated: S12 Conor P.bw
Conor
S12 Alan D.bw
Alan
Benjamin A.bw
Benjamin
Sammy D.bw
Sammy
Tyler K.bw
Tyler
S12 Tim T.bw
Tim
Lynette L.bw
Lynette
S12 Anthony B.bw
Anthony
S12 Raphael S.bw
Raphael
S12 Chris D.bw
Chris
S12 Joe F.bw
Joe
Pepper P.bw
Pepper
Renny T.bw
Renny
S12 Will S.bw
Will
Josh M.bw
Josh
Ashley A.bw
Ashley
James S.bw
James
S12 Ryan W.bw
Ryan
S12 Jack T.bw
Jack
Oliver L.
Oliver
Vote: 8-1-1 7-1 8-1-1 6-1-1-1 3-1-1-01 5-3 7-0 5-1-1 8-3-1 6-2-02 7-2-1 4-1-1-03 3-04 2-1 3-2 1-1-05 2-1 3-1 5-4-1
Oliver Benjamin Sammy Tyler Anthony Raphael Chris Joe Pepper Will Josh James Jack James Jury Vote
Jack Conor Lynette Lynette Raphael Chris Joe Will Josh James None James
Ryan Conor Alan Ashley Anthony Oliver Will Joe Pepper Renny Jack Ashley James
James Benjamin Sammy Ryan Ashley Raphael Chris Joe Pepper Renny Jack Ashley Ashley Jack Jack
Ashley Benjamin S-V Raphael Raphael Raphael Oliver Will James Josh James None Jack
Josh Benjamin Sammy Tim Lynette Raphael Will Joe Jack Renny Jack Oliver
Will Conor Alan Tyler Anthony Raphael Oliver Joe Jack Ashley Oliver
Renny Benjamin Sammy Tim Lynette Raphael Chris Joe Pepper Ryan Ryan
Pepper Benjamin Sammy Tim Lynette Raphael Chris Renny Will Oliver
Joe Conor Alan Tim Lynette Oliver Chris Renny Jack
Chris S-V S-V Tim Lynette Oliver Will Jack
Raphael Conor Alan Tyler Anthony Ryan Oliver
Anthony Conor Alan Ashley S-V Oliver6
Lynette Benjamin S-V S-V S-V
Tim Conor Alan Lynette
Tyler Benjamin Sammy Ashley
Sammy S-V Renny
Benjamin Ashley
Alan S-V S-V
Conor S-V

^1 On Day 5, three votes cast against Ashley were voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^2 On Day 10, three votes cast against Will were voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^3 On Day 12, two votes cast against Jack were voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^4 On Day 13, one vote cast against Ryan was voided due to the Odd Necklace.
^5 James played a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore three votes against him were not counted.
^6 Due to the 4-4-1 tie between Oliver and Jack, Anthony, as the last person voted out before the jury, was selected to make the tiebreaker vote. He cast it for Oliver, crowning him the Sole Survivor.

Returning Players

Season Castaways
S14 Occultus Island S12 Raphael S.
Raphael S.
S12 Will S.
Will S.
S15 Moral vs. Merciless Ashley A.
Ashley A.
S12 Chris D.
Chris D.
S12 Jack T.
Jack T.
S18 Second Chances Lynette L.
Lynette L.
Tyler K.
Tyler K.
S20 Bingo vs. Suitman James S.
James S.
S22 New Zealand S12 Ryan W.
Ryan W.
S24 Last Leap S12 Tim T.
Tim T.
S12 Will S.
Will S.
S25 Conqueror's Crusade James S.
James S.
S28 Rejects vs. Royals Josh M.
Josh M.
Lynette L.
Lynette L.
S30 Polynesia S12 Chris D.
Chris D.
S32 Unfinished Business Renny T.
Renny T.
S33 Puerto Rico S12 Alan D.
Alan D.
S35 Solomon Islands S12 Alan D.
Alan D.
S39 Entitled vs. Earned S12 Alan D.
Alan D.
S12 Tim T.
Tim T.
S40 Ragnarok James S.
James S.
S12 Tim T.
Tim T.

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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