Survivor: Philippines is the 25th season of Survivor. It premiered on September 19, 2012.
Medically evacuated veterans Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan return to battle for the title of Sole Survivor. Meanwhile, former teen star Lisa Whelchel ("The Facts of Life") fights to shield her identity from the tribe and, despite his athletic background, former National League MVP Jeff Kent (San Francisco Giants) hits a rough patch early in the game.
Former TV teen star Lisa Whelchel reaches her breaking point early in the game, and as temperatures drop, two castaways make a risky choice to keep each other warm.
An injury prone castaway incurs a fresh battle wound during an intense Immunity Challenge. Meanwhile, a wary castaway considers an unlikely alliance when one tribe member brings an invaluable gift to the table.
Fearing that they may be the next to go home, an aspiring Sole Survivor shares a shocking story from their childhood, and in an effort to escape the looming threat of elimination, sets out to find the elusive Immunity Idol.
A twist in the game causes a shift in tribe dynamics. Meanwhile, as conditions worsen at camp, one castaway is faced with a game-changing decision.
As castaways get down and dirty to battle it out for a fruitful feast, in an unprecedented move, opposing tribes take to the bargaining table to strike a deal mid-challenge.
After Tandang and Kalabaw tribes merge, castaways scramble to solidify their numbers and rank in the new tribe. Meanwhile, Lisa Whelchel is confronted on her past as a former TV teen star.
After the two tribes merged, Tandang had a 7-4 advantage over Kalabaw. Lisa found Malcolm's idol while settling in. Jonathan went to work trying o convince RC and Mike to turn on their old tribe. But Jonathan's own ally, Jeff, was looking to take him out. At Tribal Council, a nervous Jonathan played his idol and saw that his alliance turned. RC was blindsided.
A priceless reward proves to be a life changing experience for some Survivors, and an original alliance is tested while an unlikely friendship threatens to sway the game.
Castaways compete for a luxurious spa getaway and tempers flare when one castaway returns with a full belly and a bitter attitude.
Castaways exhaust their funds on tasty rewards while one generous castaway makes two bids for his tribemates during the hearty food auction.
During an emotional family reunion, an exciting reward challenge enables castaways to join forces with their loved ones. Meanwhile, at a secret meeting, an alliance devises a plan to get rid of their biggest threat.
The million-dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor is within reach for one of the five remaining castaways. Meanwhile, a few castaways strike a final three deal while aboard a moving ship far from their fellow tribemates.
The final four survivors scramble to secure their place at the final Tribal Council. Meanwhile, a crucial reward challenge allows castaways to compete for a highly coveted advantage.
The winner of Survivor: Philippines is announced during a live reunion show.