Running on the treadmill over the last couple of months, I watched Survivor: Pearl Islands.
Survivor: Pearl Islands is the seventh season of the CBS competitive reality television series Survivor. It was filmed from June 23, 2003 through July 31, 2003. It premiered on September 18, 2003.
The season was filmed on the Pearl Islands. The season feels very different than recent seasons. At the start, the contestants thought that they were taking publicity photos, but instead had jump off the ship and swim ashore. In a village, they bought supplies and hired a boat to take them to their island. All of the challenges had a pirate culture theme.
The season included a number of notable players including Sandra Diaz-Twine, Rupert Boneham, Jon Dalton (Jonny Fairplay) and Andrew Savage. Office clerk Sandra Diaz-Twine defeated scoutmaster Lillian Morris in a 6–1 jury vote.
I know that I didn't see this season when it originally aired. Jack has talked a lot about Jonny Fairplay; I didn't realize that he made it to the final three. I am planning to start Survivor: Heros and Villians (Season 20) next. Both Rupert and Sandra appear in that season.