Advertisements So I'm watching Season 1 again. Just started. At 10 minutes in on the first episode, Richard Hatch says they need to plan what to do as they'll be together for the next 21 days. Sure as heck seems like they all know their will be a merge and they know exactly when it'll be. I thought they were surprised by it. Anyways, it's very interesting going back to Season 1, after watching all 22 seasons. It'll be fun to see how the game has changed.