Dropped into the brutal South China Sea, 12 elite survivalists try to survive 40 days on land and sea. Nearby, two all-star survivalists take on an unprecedented 60-day challenge beginning in the jungles of the Philippines.
With resources dwindling, the survivalists venture into the shark-infested waters of the South China Sea searching for a much-needed meal. The all-female team is punished by scorching heat, brutal storms and a deadly insect that could end their challenge.
Desperate and depleted by their 60-day challenge, Jeff and Laura fish the South China Sea but are caught in a dangerous electrical storm on the open water. The brutal conditions on both land and sea lead to the Philippines claiming its first victim.
Ambushed by violent tropical storms, the survivalists are pounded by torrential rain and heavy surf. When one team takes to the open seas they are stalked by territorial sharks. The storms and lack of food brings one survivalist to their breaking point.
With extraction on the other side of the island, and the open sea too dangerous to navigate, the only way out for the survivalists is to go in. But trekking through the thick jungle they must watch out for venomous centipedes, vipers, and monitor lizards.
A survivalist on a hunting expedition is bitten by a snake and requires an emergency medical evacuation. Tensions rise between teams as hunting grounds get territorial. One group scores protein while their neighbors are on the brink of starvation.