September 17, 2004

Survivor Vanuata - Ep #1 "An Age Imbalance."


Survivor Vanuata - Ep #1

Posted after Ep #1, September 16, 2004. This post, and its comments, may contain spoilers....

Notes written while watching the episode:

• They must go through "native" initiation ritual

• Who was it that tipped over his canoe?

• At the start of the ritual, the black guy, Rory, was not threatened by the locals. Is he "favored" somehow?

• Brady is the "Fed" that my sister likes so much. Apparently others agree with her.

• Brady successfully climbs the pole to get the Lucky Rock.

• As always, Burnett presents awesome production values: Ceremony at night on the native beach, even after the pouring rain starts.

• They were all so excited to finally find their flags on the beach! It's as if they don't realize that much greater challenges are coming.

• "Sorority Chicks"

• One of the guys referred to the Lucky Rock and the "Immunity Rock"

• "Obstacle Course" Immunity & Reward. Women win! Chris blows it by being unable to cross the balance beam. You would think that he is doomed now for the first Tribal Council.

• But no! An old vs. young alliance springs up. An attempt to pick off the young guys. Usually the strong are protected at this stage of the game, as being useful for winning challenges. But this time the older guys, the "elders", decide to strengthen their position from the start, by targetting the young. Was Sarge/Lea the one to initiate this strategy?

• At TC, Chris makes a strong plea that they all will make blunders, and they all have strengths that will be useful, and that his performance in the Challenge shouldn't eliminate him.

• Travis, "Bubba", defends the women at TC.

• The vote:
Chris 3
Rory 1
Brook 5

Voting for Brook:
[According to the Survivor website, Brook got these six votes. But he really only got five. I'll update this list when I get the corrected data.]
Chad, Chris, John P., Sarge, Rory, Travis

• The five oldest Lopevi tribe members voted together to eliminate the 2nd youngest member.

# Latest tribe list

# Yasur (Avg age: 34.3)
Scout, 59
Lisa, 44
Twila, 41
Leann, 35
Ami, 31
Mia, 30
Dolly, 25
Julie, 23
Eliza, 21

# Lopevi (Avg age: before vote: 32.1 after: 32.8)
Lea ("Sarge"), 40
Rory, 35
Chad, 35
Chris, 33
Brady, 33
Travis, 33
John P., 31
John K., 22

# Challenges
1 -- Obstacle Course Immunity & Reward -- Yasur Tribe

# Order Out:
1 - Brook, 27
Posted by jackhodgson at September 17, 2004 08:04 AM