Survivor: Palau
Season 3
Filming Location Koror,
Tribes      Koror
Previous Season Survivor 2: Nicaragua Fanfic
Next Season Survivor 4

The premiere of this season of Survivor aired on July 23, 2013. The two-hour season finale aired on [here], followed by the reunion show.

For the first time in Survivor: Fanfic history, a tribe switch was introduced to the game at the final 12, were 3 members of the Koror tribe, and 3 from the Ulong tribe were swapped to the other.

Once again, the CBS Survivors twist returned, for the second series in a row which sees 4 CBS Survivor All-Stars returning to compete in the game again. This season they were Brian Heidik (Survivor: Thailand), Jerri Manthey (Survivor: The Australian Outback, Survivor: All-Stars and Survivor: Heroes vs Villains), Kim Spradlin (Survivor: One World) and Rob Cesternino (Survivor: The Amazon and Survivor: All-Stars).

The tribes were Koror (wearing brown) which was the former capital city of Palau and Ulong (wearing blue), named after Ulong Island, Palau's biggest tourist spot. The final ten merged into the tribe 'Angaur', wearing mint green, one of the other big islands in Palau.


Contestant Original Tribe Merged Tribe Finish Total Votes
Oliver Dodd
24, Miami, FL
Koror 1st Voted Out
Day 3
Arthur "Art" McCarthy
46, Coeur D'Alene, ID
Ulong 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
Matthew Hayes
49, Seattle, WA
Koror 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
Amelie Tarenorerer
19, Evansville, IN
Koror 1
Annabelle Campbell
51, Harrison, AZ
Ulong 1
Brian Heidik
45, Quartz Hill, CA
Survivor: Thailand
Gerald Hogan
35, Beaver Falls, PA
Jai Wight
24, Minneapolis, MN
Jerri Manthey
41, Los Angeles, CA
Survivor: The Australian Outback,
Survivor: All-Stars &
Survivor: Heroes vs Villains
Juana Bodin
18, Oak Brook, IL
Kim Spradlin
31, San Antonio, TX
Survivor: One World
Ulong 1
Lauren Kroemer
22, Christiansburg, OH
Miriam Jones
49, Charlotte, SC
Rob Cesternino
31, Wantagh, NY
Survivor: The Amazon &
Survivor: All-Stars
Sofia Jones
18, Cleveland, OH
Koror 3
Steve Caesar
22, Ridgeville Corners, OH

The GameEdit

Episode title Reward Immunity Eliminated Vote Finish
"Pop Goes The Ankle" Ulong Oliver 7-1 1st Voted Out
Day 3
"It's Going To Be More Than A Spanner In The Works" Koror Koror Art 6-1-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
"It's Going To Be More Than A Spanner In The Works" Koror Ulong Matthew 4-3 3rd Voted Out
Day 9

Episode 1: "Pop Goes The Ankle"Edit

On Day 1, the 12 new castaways and the 4 former Survivors arrived via boat on to a beach Palau, and were notified of their tribal divisions and to make a trek to their own camp-sites. On their way to the camp, Gerald formed a 3-person alliance between himself, Annabelle and Kim, however he revealed in his confessional that he chose these people for the reasons that they would both be targeted before him for their annoying personality and strategic dominance respectively. Over on Koror, the rookies bonded together, headed by Miriam and Oliver (two superfans of the show) and agreed to target Jerri and Brian before each other, as to give them a fair shot at the game. Once arriving at the new camp, Amelie and Steve started to become close due to mutual flirting, which frustrated Sofia who also had a crush on Steve. Despite knowing her position on the outside Jerri pleaded to Matthew that if the tribe lost the first immunity challenge, that they vote out Brian before her as he had already won the game before, and she hadn't, however Matthew confessed to the viewers that this was a reason to keep Brian in the game. Over on Ulong, as expected Annabelle's crazy tribal dances offended Jai who had American Indian heritage and felt she was making fun of other cultures. During one of these dances, she knocked over the water bucket, which couldn't be replaced without fire. This caused a huge argument between Annabelle and Art at night, overshadowing Lauren's homesickness. At the first immunity challenge of the season, the castaways had to push mini WWII tanks through the Jungle, while firing cannons along the way. While running the course, Oliver fell over and twisted his ankle, ultimately holding the tribe the victory. At the Koror camp, Oliver as a superfan was thoroughly disappointed about his place in the game, and wanted his tribe to go far and asked the tribe to vote him out so they would have a better chance at winning future immunities, however many of the other rookies (notably Steve and Matthew) were still set on eliminating a veteran first. At tribal council, Jeff brought up the difference between quitting and voluntarily leaving the game, as well as the tension between Sofia and Amelie, which the latter was oblivious to. It was also discussed whether there was a divide between the veterans and the rookies, especially after Yau-Man's win the previous season. When Jeff revealed the votes however, the tribe honoured Oliver's wishes and unanimously removed him from the game.

  • Reward/Immunity Challenge: Both tribes must roll a heavy miniature tank, which holds a fire cauldron, across a rugged terrain through the jungle while lighting and firing three cannons along the way. The first cannon is across a rapid river, the second tower is on top of an abandoned army base and the third is down on a beach. The first tribe to light and fire all three cannons and cross the finish line with all eight members wins.
    • Reward: Waterproof matches and a metal cart, which can be used to transport supplies.

Episode 2: "It's Going To Be More Than A Spanner In The Works"Edit

After returning to the camp-site after voting out their first member, Sofia and Amelie got into a heated confrontation over Steve, with Sofia promising to throw the next challenge, in order to get her voted out. The next morning, Sofia apologized to the tribe for making them uncomfortable, and stated that she would not throw the challenge. At the reward challenge, Annabelle's lack of upper-body strength combined with Jai falling over, both contributed to Koror's win, ultimately giving them much needed morale. At Ulong, Art openly complained about Annabelle's performance at the challenge, and blamed her for the loss of the challenge, and decided to call-off by trying to fish with the tribe's machete. Similarly to the other tribe, a newbie alliance was forming, headed by Art and Juana, however Art lobbied for the tribe to vote out Annabelle before Rob and Kim, due to her annoying nature. At the immunity challenge, both tribes reached the tiebreaker, between Miriam and Juana, however the former pulled through to earn the win. At camp, Art revealed to the tribe that he had lost the machete while fishing, meaning that it would be increasingly harder for the tribe to gain food. This annoyed Lauren, as she didn't want to vote out Kim over someone who was ruining the Survivor experience for the tribe. Additionally, this aggravated Gerald, as by taking out Annabelle, there would be a bigger target on his back. At tribal, the tribe clashed and the rivalry between Art and Annabelle, while Rob brought up why Jai wasn't being criticized, which lead to Lauren and Juana declaring him a sexist. When Jeff revealed the votes, the tribe turned on the alliance voting out Art by a vote of 6-1-1, with Rob giving a throwaway vote to Kim.

  • Reward Challenge: Both tribes have five logs of different lengths. Each tribe must carry their logs one at a time along their criss-crossing paths while negotiating a series of obstacles to a tower where they must use the logs to build a staircase by inserting them into peg holes around the tower. Both tribes must stay together and on their own path. The first tribe to get all their logs to their tower, build their staircase and have one member to the top of the tower wins.
    • Reward: Blankets, canned food and other supplies used by locals.
  • Immunity Challenge: Two at a time, one member of each tribe must drink a shot of shark's blood mixed with milk. The tribe that downs the most shots out of eight wins.

Voting TableEdit

Original Tribes
Episode #: 1 2 3
Eliminated: Oliver
7/8 Votes
6/8 Votes
4/7 Votes
Voter Vote
Amelie Oliver Matthew
Annabelle Art
Brian Oliver Sofia
Gerald Art
Jai Art
Jerri Oliver Sofia
Juana Art
Kim Art
Lauren Art
Miriam Oliver Matthew
Rob Kim
Sofia Oliver Matthew
Steve Oliver Matthew
Matthew Oliver Sofia
Art Annabelle
Oliver Amelie