Survivor: Edge of Extinction came to an end on Wednesday, May 15, after 18 castaways suffered through 39 days on the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. The show was the 38th season of the long-running CBS reality television series. Entering the show, there were 14 new contestants and four returning players.
Entering the season finale, there were five castaways — Rick Devens, Victoria Baamonde, Lauren O’Connell, Julie Rosenberg, and Gavin Whitson — who would be joined by the final returning player.
In the opening challenge of the episode, it was Chris Underwood who made his way back into the game. Chris was initially the third person voted out on Day 8. After Devens played his immunity idol and Lauren used an idol on Chris, it was Victoria who was sent to the jury.
For the first immunity challenge of the night, it was Julie who won individual immunity to advance to the final five along with earning a steak dinner and some chocolate cake as a reward. She chose Chris nad Lauren to join her for the feast.
Who won Survivor: Edge of Extention‘s $1 million prize?
This post will be updated with news from the finale along with the season winner as soon as the information is available.
Edge of Extinction featured a new twist, where eliminated contestants could choose to leave the game permanently or head to a remote beach where they were forced to start over with no fire and no shelter. Contestants who were on the “Edge of Extinction” could quit the game at any time by raising a white flag on the beach. It was designed to “try to get a little deeper psychologically, a little deeper spiritually”, asking contestants, “is there a possibility of the spiritual death and rebirth that you seek in life, where you realize something deeper about yourself?”
Survivor: Edge of Extinction Cast
Joe Anglim — 29, Ogden, Utah
Victoria Baamonde — 23, Bronx, New York
Aubry Bracco — 32, Los Angeles, California
Julia Carter — 25, Bethesda, Maryland
Ron Clark — 45, Atlanta, Georgia
Reem Daly — 46, Ashburn, Virginia
Dan “Wardog” DaSilva — 38, Los Angeles, California
Rick Devens — 33, Macon, Georgia
Wendy Diaz — 25, Bell, California
Eric Hafemann — 35, Livermore, California
Aurora McCreary — 32, Orlando, Florida
Lauren O’Connell — 21, Waco, Texas
Julie Rosenberg — 46, New York City, New York
Keith Sowell — 19, Durham, North Carolina
Chris Underwood — 25, Greenville, South Carolina
Kelley Wentworth — 32, Seattle, Washington
Gavin Whitson — 23, Erwin, Tennessee
David Wright — 44, Sherman Oaks, California