In typical fashion Survivor opens in their normal dramatic way. as the tribes marched thru the ”Remote, Mysterious and Dangerous jungle rainforest of Nicaragua”. Jud equated it to a zoo with no cages..
Jeff asked and had various responses about first impressions people got on the way into the jungle. Marty has been named by two people as a early target, along with Jimmy J.
The tribes weren’t seperated into young and old until they got to the beach and had searched for the Medallion of Power (MOP). BTW, the MOP isn’t the bust, but an ornate cross with a black and gold cloth rope.
After Brenda found the MOP, they came back and Jeff remade the tribes into young and old.
The La Flor tribe is made up of 30 year olds and younger while the Espada is made up of 40 and older people. My first impression of the older “Antique tribe is most don’t look like they could make it 30 days with without comps to wear them down. The young guns look very athletic but do have some nieve looking girls. And then we have “Fabio”. That’s what Jud’s tribemates are calling him.
After the MOP was given out, Jeff explained they could keep it or trade for flint and fishing gear and the La Flor took the merchandise and gave away the MOP saying they needed to make fire early and have gear to fish with.
Back at the La Flor Camp:
Kelly B.’s artificial leg was noticed so see called the tribe together and showed everyone her prosthesis. Brenda plans on flirting to get ahead if she has to. Sash seems cocky and pretty confident that the younger group will kick butt in the game. The guys notice that Jud aka Fabio is kinda goofy., he does seem liike a flaky dude to me. Nanonka seems like she could have a little bitchy attitude at times.
Alina and Kelly B. find the first clue to an HII and hide the clue in a tree till later. The clue seems cryptic and I don’t think they understand it at all.
Meanwhile at the Senior Citizen Center:
Jimmy J. was sick from overworking himself on day1.
Espada seems to have all alpha males and I foresee some major disagreements. during the times when they struggle.
It was not shown if the older guys found the HII clue when they got their tree mail.
When the tribes got to the Immunity Challenge it wqs revealed that the Conquistador bust is actually the Team Immunity Idol and not part of the MOP that most people from previews assumed.
The challenge was simple. Fill a half barrel with water by pouring water down gutters held by team members until the barrel fills and drops your puzzle pieces. The Espada had a chance to use the MOP and get a 1 bucket of water head start put in their barrel but decided not to use it. The La Flor tribe finished first but only by 10 seconds and were able to start their puzzle first. The Espada women doing the puzzle struggled way too much and lost to the La Flor tribe. La Flor wins the first Immunity Challenge.
Back at camp the talk centers on evicting Jimmy J or Wendy Jo. At Tribal Council the usual discussion takes place and people remark about Wendy and Jimmy J. Just before they go to vote, Wendy speaks up and wants to make a statement which further seals here fate. In a 9-1 vote (essentially unanimous) Wendy becomes the first to be evicted. Her Husband was correct!!
My early prediction is that more than half of the older tribe will be gone before the merge which should happen around week 8 or 9. and the young guns will dominate the final 4 or 5 people. It’s going to be a tough road for the old folks to win this year.
So here’s to all the BB folks who came on over to Survivor and we hope you enjoy the show and the blog!