September 15, 2006

Survivor: Cook Islands Ep#1 "Marooned"

The peanut gallery has already posted a lot of interesting comments over in the GEWF forum.

For the most part I felt the "race" thing only became an issue in that some of the tribe members themselves had issues with their own race. In the long run I think that this will be no more of a thing than young-old and men-women has been in Survivor all along.

I loved the way Jeff did the intro commentary while the chaos of the abandon ship sequence was going on all around him.

Spoilers after the jump.

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Ozzy: "I don't want to be a leader."

Someone: " long as we stay fed and happy with each other." !!! duh!

"Cao boi" I wonder if anyone knows how this is spelled, or do they think he calls himself "Cowboy"

Sekou thinks he's the leader. That's always a good strategy.

Flicka let the chicken's escape. <I'm shaking my head in amazement>

At the challenge the chicken thief got singled out. Target on his back now.

[Aside: The commercial for the "Happy Feet" penguin movie looked like fun.]

Jeff said the Exile Island immunity idol will be good "up through the Final Four" Does that mean it can be used at the FF TC? Is that the way it worked last time? I thought it expired after the TC that made them four.

Interesting that the hiki tribe immediately divided themselves by sex. In comments, Sherm said something about black men not marrying the mothers of their children. I've always thought this was not a racial thing, but the economic result of the early welfare system making it more lucrative for the father to disappear. My sense has always been that "African" cultures have strong natural family bonds, which were shattered by the slave economy and the welfare state.

"You are our weakest link" I'm surprised they left that in. Jeff even repeated it in the wrap-up.

Sekou voted out. The lesson here is, don't declare yourself to be the leader.

One last interesting thing. Jeff gave them fire at the end of TC. Usually they let them struggle for awhile. Have the powers decided that the no-fire struggle is boring? Or is there some other reason to make sure they have water from the get-go?

Posted by jackhodgson at September 15, 2006 08:52 PM