The List: Exile Island was the ninth edition of the List series. Going back to Panama, a brand new twist on the game was instituted and wreaked havoc on the game, resulting in two instances where players who came in last place overall did not go home.
The new twist in the game was Exile Island, which served moreso as a coliseum of sorts. During the Tribal Cycles, each tribe will vote their lowest ranked player into Exile. Among those players, the player whose tribe loses the challenge is then "Marked for Elimination". This means that if that player did not beat score higher in the challenge then the rest of the exilees that they were eliminated from the game. In the event that they did score higher than their competitor(s), they themselves would become immune and eliminate any other exiled player of their choice.
The tribes were divided based on age (older tribes: La Mina & Casaya, younger tribes: Bayoneta & Viveros) and based on their own ranking of assertiveness (male tribes: La Mina & Viveros) vs passiveness (Bayoneta & Casaya). It was interesting to note that the players ranked more assertive did not only last longer in the game than their passive competitors but were targeted more frequently with the Exile twist as well.
This game was interesting as two alliances formed early on in the game (Aras/Danielle and Bobby/Shane). With La Mina losing numbers left and right, Bobby & Shane aligned with fellow tribemates Misty & Ruth Marie to create a strong foursome. The tight La Mina alliance managed to not only infiltrate their looser-knit enemies and overtake Casaya at the merge after two rounds of strength and savvy gameplay. While Misty & Ruth Marie would soon fall after, the final four was set up as the two strongest alliances from both tribes squared off for the final two.
Ultimately, it was Shane Powers/superkyle who defeated Bobby Mason/TimmyTAR in a 4-3 vote and conquered the List.
|Contestant||Original Tribe||Drafted Tribe||Merged Tribe||Finish||Bottom Twos|
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|Bayoneta||La Mina||4th Eliminated||1|
|Viveros||La Mina||5th Eliminated||2|
|La Mina||La Mina||6th Eliminated||1|
|La Mina||Casaya||Gitanos||7th Eliminated||1|
1st Jury Member
2nd Jury Member
|La Mina||Casaya||Gitanos||10th Eliminated|
3rd Jury Member
|Bayoneta||La Mina||Gitanos||11th Eliminated|
4th Jury Member
|Ruth Marie Milliman
|Casaya||La Mina||Gitanos||12th Eliminated|
5th Jury Member
6th Jury Member
7th Jury Member
|La Mina||La Mina||Gitanos||Winner||0|