The twelfth season of an internationally successful television reality- show, Survivor Panama was also known as the “Exile Island” where it took places in the Pearl Islands located off the coast of the country. Previously, it was already the venue of all those who won or those who rose to fame due to their participation.
Survivor Panama began filming on October 31, 2005 and premiered on Fenbruary 2, 2006 over CBS. It ended over two months after where the votes were revealed live in New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater. In a very tight match of 5- 2, Danielle Di Lorenzo did not beat Aras Baskauskas who took home the $1million grand prize.
Every week in Survivor Panama, at least one jettison is forcibly evicted. There are also instances of where they will voluntary exit for personal reasons. What made a million people glued to their tubes, is that there are exciting challenges that each tribe will play in order to obtain immunity, protecting any members in the group to be out of the game.
They have been provided with just a single machete and flint as well as a bucket of non- sanitized water. Within their respective places, a wooden icon is hidden that was useful at the council after taking part in the balloting. It grants that particular individual a strategic advantage since he or she has the choice to keep it secret until he or she has been selected to be out. It would also be the grounds of the person with the second biggest number to be eliminated. As it progressed, it was Terry Deitz who found it and was never able to use it although, how he took care of it, influenced how several elected.
The players of Survivor Panama were Tina Scheer, Melinda Hyder, Misty Giles, Ruth- Marie Milliman, Bobby Mason, Dan Berry, Nick Stanbury, Austin Carty, Sally Schumann, Bruce Kanegai, Courtney Marit, Shane Powers, Cirie Fields, Terry Deitz, Danielle Di Lorenzo and Aras Baskausjas. All of them started by being divided into four tribes namely La Mina, Bayoneta, Casaya and Viveros. However, in the second episode, Bayoneta and Viveros werre dissolved so it was La Mina and Casaya that were left standing.
Games they played included The First Exile where Misty was exiled and Tina was eliminated. Then came Breakdown where Bruce was exiled and Melinda was eliminated. There was then the Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners where Bruce was exiled twice and Misty was eliminated. Starvation and Lunacy trailed where Terry was exiled and Ruth- Marie was eliminated. ForCod’s Sake was next where Terry was exiled and Bobby was eliminated. Salvation and Desertion followed where Sally was exiled and Dan was eliminated.