Fifteen years ago, 16
ordinary Americans were taken to the South Pacific,
dropped off on a deserted island, and abandoned for 39
days to compete in a new kind of game show, one where
the objective was to outwit, outplay, and outlast the
others for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor.
Twenty-nine seasons later,
the tradition continues. This time, though, 18 castaways
will be marooned as tribes of six: one representing
White Collar America - those who make the rules - Blue
Collar America - those who follow the rules - and No
Collar America - those who play by their own rules. Who
has what it takes to outlast the other 17? The adventure
is about to begin again from San Juan del Sur in
Nicaragua in ... SURVIVOR: WORLDS APART!
Our tribesmen for this
30th season are...
Nagarote Tribe - No Collar
Masaya Tribe -
Escameca Tribe - Blue Collar
- Joe Anglim (25; Scottsdale, AZ; jewelry designer)
- Jenn Brown (22; Long Beach, CA; sailing instructor)
- Hali Ford (25; San Francisco; law student)
- Nina Poersch (51; Palmdale, CA; hearing advocate)
- Will Sims II (41; Sherman Oaks, CA; YouTube sensation)
- Vince Sly (32; Santa Monica, CA; coconut vendor)
- Max Dawson, PhD (37; Topanga, CA; media consultant)
- Tyler Fredrickson (33; Los Angeles; ex-talent agent
- So Kim (31; Long Beach, CA; retail buyer)
- Shirin Oskooi (31; San Francisco; Yahoo! executive)
- Carolyn Rivera (52; Tampa; corporate executive)
- Joaquin Souberbielle (27; Valley Stream, NY; marketing
- Lindsey Cascaddan
(24; College Park, FL; hair dresser)
- Dan Foley (47; Gorham, ME; postal worker)
- Mike Holloway (38; North Richland Hills, TX; oil
- Rodney Lavoie Jr. (24; Boston; general contractor)
- Kelly Remington (44; Grand Island, NY; state trooper)
- Sierra Dawn Thomas (27; Roy, UT; barrel racer)
DAY 1: The Marooning
Jeff welcomes the group
to the show and gets our tribes ready for the next five
weeks. Joaquin says that he doesn't let his 9-to-5
decide who he is.
Our first task will
require someone from each tribe to be the tribe leader,
a move that Max says is one of the first mistakes anyone
can make on this show. Joaquin, Dan, and Will. They will
have to make a second decision - someone to join them in
making a crucial choice. They choose So, Mike, and Jenn.
They get their maps to their new homes and head out.
At their camps, Nina
reveals that she's completely deaf. Those hearing aids
in her ears are cochlear implants.
The pairs decided upon
earlier open up their messages and find...
If you choose to deceive you
will receive a small bag of beans to take back to
your tribe. They will only last a few days, but you
will also be given a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol.
The clue is only for you two and will give you a big
head start in the game. Lying is tricky. Make sure
you both have your story straight before you return
If you choose to be honest you
will earn a large bag of beans for your tube. This
is a huge advantage. It also shows you can be
trusted and should earn you early favoritism.
Jenn & Will pick Honest.
Mike & Dan take likewise. Sierra thinks that the bag
should be three times that size. She's never watched
this show, has she? Joaquin & So pick... DECEIVE... and
early on, Joaquin has the choice pegged - are you here
to win or are you here to make friends. So here's the
clue that Joaquin & So just picked up.
Not too far from where you quench your thirst,
You can satiate your need for power.
Nestled in a nook, with no need to climb,
This just may be your finest hour.
Which meant that So has
to trust Joaquin. A move that will be heretofore known
as "Mistake #1." The story: honest, deceive... or
neutral. Weak story, So. Weak story. A move that will be
heretofore known as "Mistake #2."
Shirin is looking to
align with other people early. Max and Carolyn... seem
as good as anybody. That's three in a tribe of six. That
can cause some damage.
Over at Escameca Beach,
it's all about food, fire, and shelter. EASY. Lindsey
and Rodney bond over love of family and love of tattoos.
His strategy: get the girls. Meanwhile, Mike just ate a
scorpion. Tastes like ass, but hey, protein. And he just
threw up. Back comes the protein.
We haven't checked up on
the No-Collars, have we? And for good reason. No drama.
Vince and Jenn have an instant connection. Will his
intense attraction to women lead to an alliance? Or
something more? Or something else? At camp, Joe
displays his ingenuity with construction... to Vince's
DAY 2: "Let's make some decisions."
Everyone seems to think
that Dan is the odd-man-out. The ladies think that his
age and male-ness seem to put him at odds. He's in what
you call a no-win situation. The rest of the tribe wants
to get his old fat speedo-wearing ass out of here as
soon as possible (C-Note: GSNN... we watch this stuff so
you don't have to).
Joe says he can make fire
on the Nagarote camp without fire... and he backs it up.
Could be trouble for Vince. He talks to Jenn, who says
she's not flirting with Joe. She thinks Vince is
jealous. She still wants to take Mr. Creepy America to
the finals with her. Vince feels like she's being fake.
At Masaya Beach, we
finally have a roof over our heads. Albeit, average.
Next up, fire. Whereas the Blue-Collars and No-Collars
had no problem, the White Collars.... can't hire a blue
collar to do their work for a change. Meanwhile,
Carolyn's watching So like a hawk to get a clue as to
where the Hidden Idol is. Carolyn sees a funny looking
tree not too far from the watering hole and... PAYDIRT.
CONGRATULATIONS ON FINDING THE HIDDEN IMMUNITY IDOL!
You may keep it, but it is up to you to tell others
you have it.
The Immunity Idol cannot be stolen from you.
You may give the Immunity Idol to someone else at
your camp or at Tribal Council.
If you intend to use the Idol, you must reveal it or
give it away to someone else after all of the votes
have been cast, but before the votes are read.
Jeff will always give you the chance to present the
Idol just before the reading of the votes.
And as always, it will
continue to be in play until the round of five.
IMMUNITY CHALLENGE #1:
Race down a platform
through a pile of hay and high step through an obstacle.
Then unlock a ladder by either unlocking three locks
from a ring of 20 keys or untying a series of knots. Use
the ladder to go up, over, and down a platform to
another series of puzzles - a relatively easy 50-piece
puzzle, a harder 10-piece puzzle, or an extremely
difficult five-piece puzzle. First two to complete their
puzzle wins Immunity.
In addition, the winner
of the challenge will receive a fire-making kit. Second
place gets flint.
The Idol looks like it
was put together the day before by the producers'
Pre-Tribal, the Masaya
are licking their wounds. Carolyn is convinced that a
girl is going to go home tonight. So thinks Shirin was
weak, while Carolyn is not volunteering an inch. It's
hard to get three guys to vote for Carolyn, but So is
going to try for it. Joaquin thinks that he will not
vote for Carolyn, who doesn't trust So so long as she
can throw her. Tyler tell Carolyn that So is working
everyone on her. Carolyn says that she has the Idol, and
that she's bringing it to Tribal. She needs to get So
Shirin, Carolyn & Max are
pledging to vote for So, who has put herself into a
difficult decision about the choice she & Joaquin made
earlier. Nobody can say a bad thing about Carolyn. Tyler
said that this was about physical strength, then
Carolyn's in danger. But "I absolutely believe someone
is going to be shocked."
NIGHT 3: TRIBAL COUNCIL
In the game of Survivor,
fire represents life. When your fire is out, so are you.
Joaquin goes with the
story that he & So agreed to earlier re: the initial
decision. Shirin, being the fan of the show she is,
knows that there are big holes in that story. So does
Max. So says that it's heartbreaking for it to come out
this way... "The four of us are really strong." Which
four? Tyler, Max, Joaquin, and So. Carolyn says that Max
& Shirin have been together since day 1. That leads into
an argument between Carolyn and So. Tyler thought it was
So who kept them in the game earlier. Tyler says that
they make the wrong call tonight, they're going to be
back at Tribal next time. Max was hoping for a "wicked
downpour and lots of drama".
Carolyn: SO - "I haven't
trusted you from the beginning. You've lied to me from
day 1. I hope it's you and not me tonight."
So: CAROLYN - "We have to keep the tribe strong, and
you're the lesser of two evils."
The other votes...
By a vote of 4 to 2,
SO... THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN.
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