Wednesday for Survivor, huh? Not sure how I feel about that... but I'm very excited about this new season.
I did watch the preview, but did not blog about it. There are some really interesting characters this season, that's for sure.
Namely, Shannon, who says he doesn't want another girl to win this season.
Instead, let's let the guy with the girly name to win.
This season, the tribal lines are split by age. I really can't get behind Benry. Because his name is Ben Henry and he goes by Benry. That speaks to some sort of mental imbalance, in my opinion.
They started out not split by age lines. Tricky.
Kelly B. is an amputee and is trying to not show her prosthetic leg (and she had a special leg made for the game).
Probst revealed the new twist in this game - The Medallion of Power. It's hidden somewhere down the beach, and the first person who brings it back wins it for the tribe. But they have not yet been told what their tribes are.
Brenda skitters up a tree and gets the medallion first.
NFL coach Jimmy Johnson congratulated her.
Marty was proud of Brenda for winning the medallion, because he thought it was for his tribe. No such luck, as they are told to separate by age.
And CRAP. I just lost a whole bunch o' blog because my computer had a hiccup. Boo! Basically, tribes separate, older women rock it out and start a fire, Jimmy Johnson is the first to puke and gives his team a pep talk, the truth about the prosthetic leg comes out (from the owner), Shannon beats his chest and declares himself alpha male, and Brenda flirts with Chase and he has to decide whether to side with the cute girl or the alpha male. And Wendy has a really hideously fringed jacket.
Onward to the Immunity challenge, La Flor tribe enters with a really cocky and annoying chant/dance. The challenge is to pour water down a chute of gutters into a bucket to release a bag of puzzle pieces and the first tribe to solve the puzzle wins. Espada decides to not use their medallion (which would give them a bucket of water advantage) and goes on to lose the challenge by a hair.
Back to play by play... stupid computer.
Espada is back at camp, and Jimmy T. is feeling down after the loss. He is voting for Jimmy J. Then he proceeds to talk in a really annoying manner about how stars blind people. Jimmy J. admitted that he is one of the weakest players, and says that he thinks it's between him and Wendy.
Marty and some of the girls stand around and try to talk about who to toss out, and no one is willing to really say anything.. interesting.
They talk first impressions, and Jimmy T. says he felt annoyed by the presence of Jimmy J. Jimmy J. reiterates that he is not going to be a threat to win ... Jimmy T. disagrees, because if he's such a good leader, the jury might reward him.
Holly is concerned that she made an alliance that was too quick (with Wendy). And Wendy was annoyed because no one even asked her age. And the others say that you never ask a woman her age. She then said that she stayed quiet because she didn't want to get on the outs with anyone, but then she continued to talk talk talk about how much she talks, and how much she could bring to the tribe. To me, it was a demonstration of "I'm much more annoying than you think I am at first glance!" And I think she may have just shot herself in her unblistered feet.
Wendy gets votes, and Eve got a vote. Really? Wonder if that was Holly. Well, at least she looks good for 48. Really good. On her way home. Goodbye, stupid fringe and giant hat.
Good first episode! What did you think?
Next week, someone gets his shoes filled with sand and sunk. Wow. That's a rather Russell move.