SX12: Redemption World is the innovative twelfth season of the Survivor X series which combines the Redemption Island and One World seasons of Survivor.  Unlike past seasons, this season took a major detour from the regular rules to bring a new evolution of the game.

There are two main twists this season. The first was the addition of Redemption Island.  Previewed in SX11, it was revealed from the start that once a player was voted out this season, that they would be sent to Redemption Island.  Whenever another castaway joined them on the island, they were to compete in a duel- the winner would stay on Redemption Island while the loser is out of the game for good.  At a certain point in the game, the player remaining on Redemption Island will return to the game and continue their pursuit for the title of Sole Survivor.

The second major twist involved both tribes living together on one beach.  Despite being divided into two tribes via pick'em, they would be merged in one camp.  This meant although they would compete separately for immunity, they would all go to Tribal Council and vote out a member of the losing tribe where the winning tribe would also cast their vote as well.  This twist in particular has caused much debate- as strategies are subject to change on the dime.

Despite being deemed the "Biggest Threat" on day one and being named the leader of a tribe that wanted to overthrow him, Phillip Sheppard/locolicious was able to successfully use the One World twist the best, carefully strategizing with the opposing tribe while using idol paranoia to his advantage all the while winning five out of eight post-merge immunities.  Despite being cast out of the core Zapatera alliance, he and his ally Matt Quinlan/chippewa8888 were able to outwit the competition and make it to the final two where the jury awarded Phillip the victory in a 7-2 vote.


Contestant Original Tribe Merge Tribe Voted Out Redemption Island Finish Total Votes

Christina Cha
Dr Will Hatch two point oh

Salani 1st Voted Out
Day 3
Lost Duel #1
Day 4
Day 4
Leif Manson
Zapatera 2nd Voted Out
Day 3
Lost Duel #2
Day 7
Day 7
Matt Elrod
Salani 3rd Voted Out
Day 6
Lost Duel #3
Day 10
Day 10
Jonas Otsuji
Salani 4th Voted Out
Day 9
Lost Duel #4
Day 13
Day 13
Stephanie Valencia
Salani 5th Voted Out
Day 12
Lost Duel #5
Day 16
Day 16
Kat Edorsson
Aero Hollister
Zapatera 6th Voted Out
Day 15
Lost Duel #6
Day 19
Day 19

Ashley Underwood

Zapatera 9th Voted Out
Day 21
Lost Duel #7
Day 22
Day 22
Andrea Boehlke


10th Voted Out
Day 24
Lost Duel #8
Day 25
1st Jury Member
Day 25
Francesca Hogi
Salani 11th Voted Out
Day 26
Lost Duel #9
Day 28
2nd Jury Member
Day 28
Alicia Rosa
Zapatera 7th Voted Out
Day 18
1st Redeemed
Day 22
3rd Jury Member
Day 28
Day 27
Lost Duel #9
Day 28
Ralph Kiser
Zapatera 12th Voted Out
Day 30
Lost Duel #10
Day 31
4th Jury Member
Day 31
Mike Chiesl
Salani 13th Voted Out
Day 33
Lost Duel #11
Day 34
5th Jury Member
Day 34

Kim Spradlin

Salani 15th Voted Out
Day 35
Lost Duel #12
Day 36
6th Jury Member
Day 36
Colton Cumbie
Salani 8th Voted Out
Day 21
Lost Duel #12
Day 36
7th Jury Member
Day 36
Rob Mariano
retro cord
Zapatera 14th Voted Out
Day 33
2nd Redeemed
Day 36
8th Jury Member
Day 37
16th Voted Out
Day 37
Chelsea Meissner
Zapatera 17th Voted Out
Day 38
9th Jury Member
Day 38
Matt Quinlan
Zapatera Final Two Runner-Up 8
Phillip Sheppard
Zapatera Final Two Sole Survivor 3

Game HistoryEdit

Episode Titles Redemption Island Finish Immunity Eliminated Vote Finish
Inhabitant(s) Challenger(s) Eliminated
Episode One: "I Was Just Voted 'Biggest Threat', Hello!" Colton, Jonas, Kim, Mike, Stephanie Christina 13-4-1 1st Voted Out
Day 3
Alicia, Ashley, Kat, Phillip, Rob Leif 13-3-2 2nd Voted Out
Day 3
Episode Two: "Assemble the #DreamTeam" Christina Leif Christina 1st eliminated Zapatera Matt E. 9-6-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 6
Episode Three: "Nail His Colors to the Mast" Leif Matt E. Leif 2nd eliminated Zapatera Jonas 11-2-1-1 4th Voted Out
Day 9
Episode Four: "They're Not Our Friends" Matt E. Jonas Matt E. 3rd eliminated Zapatera Stephanie 10-3-1 5th Voted Out
Day 12
Episode Five: "I've Got Unfinished Business" Jonas Stephanie Jonas 4th eliminated Salani Kat 10-3 6th Voted Out
Day 15
Episode Six: "Some People Never Learn" Stephanie Kat Stephanie 5th eliminated Salani Alicia 7-4-1 7th Voted Out
Day 18
Episode Seven: "This is the Day Everything Changes" Kat Alicia Kat 6th eliminated Francesca Colton 3-2 8th Voted Out
Day 21
Phillip Ashley 5-1 9th Voted Out
Day 21
Episode Eight: "I Was Shocked, I Was So Incredibly Shocked!" Alicia Colton Ashley 7th eliminated Francesca, Kim, Matt Q., Phillip, Rob Andrea 4-1 10th Voted Out
Day 24
Episode Nine: "Expect to See Some Blood" Colton Andrea Andrea 8th eliminated
1st jury member
Mike Francesca 4-3 11th Voted Out
Day 25
Phillip Alicia 4-4 12th Voted Out
Day 27
Episode Ten: "You're Catching Up to Me, You Gotta Go!" Colton Francesca Francesca 9th eliminated
2nd jury member
Mike Ralph 5-2 13th Voted Out
Day 30
Alicia Alicia 10th eliminated
3rd jury member
Episode Eleven: "A Hard Pill to Swallow" Colton Ralph Ralph 11th eliminated
4th jury member
Rob Mike 3-1-0 14th Voted Out
Day 33
Phillip Rob 3-1-1 15th Voted Out
Day 33
Episode Twelve: "I'm Not Willing to Draw Rocks" Colton Mike Mike 12th eliminated
5th jury member
Phillip Kim 3-1 16th Voted Out
Day 35
Season Finale: "Nothing is as it Seems" Colton Kim Kim 13th eliminated
6th jury member
Phillip Rob 2-2 17th Voted Out
Day 37
Rob Colton 14th eliminated
7th jury member
Phillip Chelsea 1-0 18th Voted Out
Day 38
Reunion Jury Vote Matt Q. 7-2 Runner-Up
Phillip Winner


In a twist like never before, nine men and nine women were given One World- where all eighteen castaways lived together on the same beach for the first time ever.  This is what they did:
On Day One, two castaways were deemed the biggest threats- Francesca and Phillip- and became the leaders of Salani and Zapatera.  Both leaders recruited a second in command- Colton and Ashley, and convinced five members from each tribe to unite in an alliance of ten known as The #Dream Team.  They easily targetted outsiders Christina and Leif, sending both to Redemption Island where they would duel for a second shot in the game.
The Salani Tribe going on losing streak initially, allowing Francesca and Phillip both used their pull to eliminate those not in The #Dream Team alliance and one by one they were sent to Redemption Island.  First Matt E. and Jonas was eliminated for being a weak link, followed by Stephanie who ruffled feathers early by trying to uncover The #Dream Team.  When the five remaining Salani members became frustrated and tension mounted between the two tribes, the Zapateras within the alliance then threw a challenge to vote out Kat for never voting with the tribe.
It seemed like the leaders were living up to their titles when Colton gave Phillip the Zapatera Hidden Immunity Idol cementing his control of the tribe, although not everyone was completely fooled.  That was until Night 18, Ashley joined Francesca, Colton and the rest of the members of the Dream Team within Salani to blindside the confrontational and suspicious Alicia without Phillip's knowledge.
Alicia was sent to Redemption Island where she outed the cross-tribal alliance of Ashley, Colton, Francesca and Phillip.  Alicia used her pull within the Zapatera Tribe to unite her allies Chelsea, Ralph and Rob officially against Ashley and Phillip.  Ralph and Rob also managed to snag both vote nullifiers from both tribes and were a secret force in the game.  Fearing a tie-breaker, the last member outside the Dream Team- Matt Q.- soon found himself in a power position to decide to fates of everyone in the game.  He ultimately chose to side with Alicia's posse, which caused a rift in Ashley and Phillip's relationship- leaving Ashley to be voted out and Phillip to be left alone with his idol.
To make matters worse for Phillip, Alicia's influence reached the Salani Tribe when Rob managed to convince Mike of the inner circle within the #Dream Team alliance.  Mike made a huge power move, not only securing the votes of Andrea and Kim but blindsiding Colton in the process.  Mike cemented his control when he found his tribe's Hidden Immunity Idol and both leaders were left alone without their second in commands.
It looked as if Alicia had won when she won the next duel, returning to the game but leaving Colton on Redemption Island, and she quickly positioned herself against both leaders.  A twist in the game left Mike and Andrea at Tribal Council with Alicia and her allies, forcing Mike to jump ship and send Andrea to Redemption Island.
However, Francesca and Phillip did not give up and pulled in both Kim and Matt Q. against Alicia's alliance of Chelsea, Ralph and Rob, leaving Mike and his idol firmly in the middle.  At the first official merge vote, Mike made his position known- siding with Francesca and Phillip's alliance.  However, Ralph and Rob both used their vote nullifiers resulting in their alliance taking the numbers and Francesca was sent to the jury.  With neither side deciding to defect, it came down to a PRoD elimination where Alicia was sent back to Redemption Island.
With the counter-alliance now in control, Ralph was next to be sent leaving Chelsea and Rob on the outs.  However, Phillip's growing suspicion of Mike and Rob's alliance was the catalyst to one of the biggest moves of the game.  When Matt Q. officially decided to realign with Chelsea, they proposed a new alliance of three to Phillip- for Phillip to use his idol on Chelsea and for the new threesome to vote out Mike.  And despite his concerns, Phillip went through with the move and at the game's double elimination night both Mike and then Rob were blindsided.
At Redemption Island, Colton's desire was put into question as he felt he stood no shot at the game.  However, one by one he was joined by those responsible for his blindside and he took all of them out but Rob.  At the last vote, Kim found herself as the last Salani standing and self-voted herself out of the game where she would face off against Colton and Rob in the final duel to get back in the game.
In the finale, Rob won the final duel and returned to Chelsea, Matt Q. and Phillip.  At this point, Phillip realized Matt Q. had prioritized Chelsea above him- but lucky for Phillip, Chelsea's desire was waning and she hardly believed she had a shot to win.  Phillip continued his immunity streak forcing Matt Q. to stick with him and sent Rob officially out of the game.  Phillip then secured the final Immunity challenge and his place in the finals, deciding to stay loyal to Matt Q. despite him not being loyal himself and voted out Chelsea as the final member of the jury.
At the Final Tribal Council, the jury of nine was out for both Matt Q. and Phillip- determined to make sure the right person one.  Although Matt Quinlan/chippewa8888 defended himself well, his strategy of hiding below the radar and waiting to make a big move ultimately did not pay off as he ended up in the finals with someone labeled as the Biggest Threat in the game since Day One.  However, Phillip was not let off the hook easily either as many felt that he used his challenge prowess and friendships to his advantage, ultimately questioning exactly how much social maneuvering he actually had to put effort into making.
In the end, Phillip Sheppard/locolicious's amazing track record was too much to overlook and he was voted as the Sole Survivor of Redemption World in an overwhelming 7-2 vote.   Although he was deemed the "Biggest Threat" on Day One and being named the leader of a tribe that wanted to overthrow him, Phillip was able to successfully use the One World twist the best, carefully strategizing with the opposing tribe while using idol paranoia to his advantage all the while winning five out of eight post-merge immunities for a total of six individual challenge wins.  Despite being cast out of the core Zapatera alliance, the Specialist was able to outwit everyone- outlasting the competition to make it to the end against all odds.  Phillip played a brilliant game and was the epitome of how persistence pays off.  He now stands at the top of the X Series leaderboard- just as he predicted at the game's onset.

Voting historyEdit

Original Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1.1 1.2 2 3 4 5 6 7.1 7.2 8 9.1 9.2 Re-Vote 10 11.1 11.2 12 13
Eliminated: Christina
13/18 votes
13/18 votes
Matt E.
9/16 votes
11/15 votes
10/14 votes
10/13 votes
7/12 votes
3/5 votes
5/6 votes
4/5 votes
4/7 votes
Tie Alicia
No vote
5/7 votes
3/4 votes
3/5 votes
3/4 votes
Tie Rob
2/4 votes
1/1 vote
Voter Vote
Phillip Christina Leif Stephanie Jonas Stephanie Kat Phillip Ashley Alicia Chelsea Chelsea Ralph Mike Rob Chelsea Rob Rob Chelsea
Matt Q. Matt E. Leif Matt E. Francesca Stephanie Kat Alicia Ashley Alicia Chelsea Ralph Mike Rob Kim Rob Rob
Chelsea Christina Leif Stephanie Jonas Stephanie Kat Matt Q. Ashley Andrea Francesca Matt Q. Phillip Mike Rob Kim Chelsea
Rob Christina Leif Stephanie Jonas Stephanie Kat Matt Q. Ashley Francesca Matt Q. Matt Q. Ralph Chelsea Kim Chelsea
Kim Christina DNV Matt E. Jonas Andrea Kat Alicia Colton Alicia Chelsea Chelsea Ralph Kim Chelsea Kim
Mike Christina Leif Matt E. Jonas Andrea Kat Alicia Colton Andrea Alicia Chelsea Chelsea Ralph Chelsea
Ralph Christina Ralph Stephanie Jonas Stephanie Kat Matt Q. Ashley Andrea Francesca Matt Q. Matt Q. Phillip
Alicia Christina Leif Stephanie Jonas Stephanie Kat Matt Q. Andrea Francesca Matt Q. Matt Q.
Francesca Christina Leif Matt E. Jonas Stephanie Kat Alicia Kim Alicia
Andrea Christina Leif Matt E. Stephanie Kim Alicia Alicia Colton Chelsea
Colton Christina Leif Matt E. Jonas Stephanie Kat Alicia Kim
Ashley Christina Leif Stephanie Jonas Stephanie Alicia Alicia Rob
Kat Matt E. Leif Francesca Colton Stephanie Alicia
Stephanie Matt E. Ralph Matt E. Jonas Andrea
Jonas Christina Leif Matt E. Colton
Matt E. Matt E. DNV Matt E.
Leif DNV Leif
Christina Christina DNV
Jury Vote
Finalist: Matt Q.
2/9 votes
7/9 votes
Juror Vote
Chelsea Phillip
Rob Matt Q.
Colton Phillip
Kim Phillip
Mike Phillip
Ralph Phillip
Alicia Phillip
Francesca Phillip
Andrea Matt Q.

References Edit

  1. As the tribe could not come to a decision between Matt or Chelsea, all tribe members with the exception of Matt and Chelsea drew rocks. Alicia chose the Purple Rock and was eliminated.