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Series SummaryCastaways attempt to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for a prize of $1 million.
Air Dates: 2000 - Present
Season 5, Ep. 1 : The Importance of Being Eldest
Sep 19, 2002
Sixteen men and women attempt to persevere through weeks of challenges to become the final survivor in Thailand. In this episode: The castaways are caught off guard by a new twist.
Season 5, Ep. 2 : The Great Divide
Sep 26, 2002
Helen and Jan get lost while searching for a water source. Host: Jeff Probst.
Season 5, Ep. 3 : Family Values
Oct 3, 2002
An argument raises questions about loyalty; the Red Berets show tribe members how to best use the camp's resources.
Season 5, Ep. 4 : Gender Bender
Oct 10, 2002
Tensions rise and accusations fly between the men and women of one tribe; the tribes compete in a reward challenge for food.
Season 5, Ep. 5 : The Ocean's Surprise
Oct 17, 2002
A castaway has a painful encounter with a stingray during a group swim; there's a shocking offer at the reward challenge.
Season 5, Ep. 6 : The Power of One
Oct 24, 2002
The members of a secret alliance begin to suspect the others are on to them; argument over truthfulness; odd behavior raises eyebrows.
Season 5, Ep. 7 : Assumptions
Oct 31, 2002
The survivors assume the two camps will merge into one; a castaway adopts a new strategy and is accused of disloyalty; the seventh person is voted off.
Season 5, Ep. 8 : Sleeping With the Enemy
Nov 7, 2002
One castaway gets disgusted with others' hygiene; possible alliances explored; funeral for a chicken; the eighth castaway is voted off.
Season 5, Ep. 9 : Desperate Measures
Nov 14, 2002
News from home might impact a castaway's future; an infiltrator is recruited; the ninth castaway gets ousted.
Season 5, Ep. 10 : While the Cats Are Away
Nov 21, 2002
The 10th castaway gets ousted. Host: Jeff Probst.
Season 5, Ep. 11 : A Closer Look
Nov 27, 2002
Highlights from the first 10 weeks and fresh footage, including Ghandia posing for Ted, Sook-Jai's boat sinking and Clay complimenting Erin's butt.
Season 5, Ep. 12 : A Big Surprise ... and Another
Dec 5, 2002
A reward challenge takes the castaways by surprise, evoking tears of joy for the winner; the 11th person is voted out.
Season 5, Ep. 13 : The Tides Are Turning
Dec 12, 2002
Rebuffed by a former ally, a castaway hatches a new strategy by enlisting support from new sources; the 12th person is voted out.
Season 5, Ep. 14 : Slip Through Your Fingers
Dec 19, 2002
The sole survivor steps forward to claim the $1 million prize.
Season 5, Ep. 16 : The Reunion
Dec 19, 2002
The 16 survivors recount what life was like on the rugged island of Koh Tarutao off the southern coast of Thailand; host Jeff Probst.
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