So what did you think of the premier of Survivor Fans versus Favorites? Personally, I’m conflicted because I love some of those Survivor Favorites, but I always cheer for the underdog, so I would love to see the Fans do well.
A competition was held immediately upon landing on Caramoan. The winning team gets flint and beans. It was a physical comp that just came down to who out-muscled who. The Fans have Shamar. He’s an ex-Marine and Iraq war veteran. He’s one big wall of muscle! He is also the Fan’s best hope when it comes to physical aggressive competitions. I think some of the other Fans were less aggressive just because it was their first competition and they may have felt a bit intimidated. The Favorites won this comp easily.
One highlight from brand new camp life was when Shamar first let the others try to make a fire while he sat back and watched. Finally, when they failed, he stepped in and saved the day. This solidified his place in the tribe. I really think the whole tribe would be crazy not to hang on to Shamar as he truly is a Survivor from his war days.
Of course, we have the first week scramble for alliances. The “pretty/popular” people on the Fan tribe have formed an alliance. Pretty and popular were their words not mine. They also quickly became two couples. Sigh…you may be pretty and popular, but you are playing Survivor stupid!
The first competition for Immunity involved climbing and throwing. All in all, a pretty easy first competition. It would all come down to speed and even more important accuracy. The end of the competition involved tossing bean bags into holes. The first team to get all their bags into the holes wins Immunity. I knew that the Favorites would pick Malcolm as their tosser because he excelled at this kind of thing last season. I really thought they had it in the bag, especially when they were able to take a slight lead. However, the Fans made a great comeback and their tosser was spot on. Fans win first Immunity! Actually, I cheered. I love when the underdogs do good. Also, I think an early win will give the Fans the confidence they need to make this Survivor a REAL competition.
The Favorites were broken up into multiple alliances with some Favs on more than one. So, in other words, it got a bit confusing since we don’t get to see everything. First name spoken to be voted off was Phillip. I was screaming “no” because Philip is a friend of mine now. Phillip enjoys playing Survivor and also playing to his audience! If you remember from Phillip’s first season, the first person voted off was Francesca. She and Phillip didn’t get along at all during that brief stint of hers. Phillip had a good time mispronouncing her name and calling her Francesqua. Well this time, she’s the one who mentions Phillips name first.
Phillip on the other hand aims straight for Francesca! His alliance seems way more solid with Dawn, Cochran, Malcolm, Corinne and Andrea. Andrea was lying to Francesca’s alliance and they figure it out, so their vote changes to her. In the end, Francesca is voted off by a vote of 6 to 4 with the four votes all going to Andrea.
Some random observations…Cochran seems more mature and savvy this time around. Dawn was always one of my favorites, so I’m glad to see her playing again. Brandon was pretty mellow this episode, but the preview of next week’s show puts him in a different light. Phillip is still sporting his now famous pink undies! Last time he wore them, I was saying “ewww”, but this time I just think its funny. Andrea is one tough Survivor competitor! Did you see Cochran’s sunburn? Big time OUCH!
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