Our first Survivor spoilers and results of the season arrive tonight with the season premiere where at least one castaway will be sent packing. With no Redemption Island this season once a castaway is voted out they are gone and done!
Jeff has already told us to expect a new twist right out of the gate with tonight’s show that will challenge the balance between selfishness and selflessness. Of course it’s hard to win Survivor if you’re being nice to everyone around you, but no one likes to vote at the end for the jerk player either.
We’re expecting a Brawn team victory based on nothing more than their strength helping out, but the Brains have a real shot at winning safety when it comes to the inevitable puzzle portion of tonight’s challenge. Now that I’ve said that just watch the Beauty tribe pull out a crushing victory.
First choice was for a team leader to nominate one player as the “weakest” which gave them the chance to either get a bag of rice for their tribe or an Immunity Idol clue. Surprise!
“Weakest” (nominated) players:
- Solana: Morgan – picks hidden Immunity clue
- Aparri: Trish – picks extra rice for her tribe
- Luzon: Garrett – picks hidden Immunity clue
Hidden Immunity Idols:
- Garrett finds Luzon’s Idol
- Tony finds Appari’s Idol
The three tribes arrive by three different methods. First up we’ve got the Brawn tribe, Aparri, coming in on a rough, old truck. It’s not a comfy ride, says Jeff, and they’ve been on the road for awhile.
Next we’ve got the Beauty tribe, Solana, and they’re doing it in style. The women on the Beauty tribe are sitting up front, wind blowing through their hair, and making the whole thing look good. Aparri is sure to make note of this entrance.
Oh but then we’ve got the Brains tribe, Luzon. They’re outdoing everyone else by landing in a helicopter like a bunch of helicopter riding smarty pants. *shakes fist in air*
First things first. Jeff introduces the Survivor tribes and offers up a new twist. He earlier described this choice as selfishness vs selflessness. Each tribe picks a player to be their representative.
Solana picks LJ. Aparri nominates Sarah. Luzon goes with David.
The leader immediately has to select the “weakest” player on their team. LJ identifies Morgan as Solana’s weakest. Sarah picks Trish on Aparri. David nominates Garrett and says it was a down-the-road strategy.
Jeff explains those three will chopper back ahead of their respective tribes and face a decision. This now sets the worry on the shoulders of the remaining five players and gives the power to the “voted out” castaways.
Garrett arrives at Luzon’s tribe and discovers he can either give his tribe a second bag of rice or take an Immunity Idol clue for himself. No brainer, says Garrett, who immediately takes the clue and goes hunting. Trish decides to help her tribe with extra rice. Morgan goes solo and takes the clue for herself.
In his search Garrett comes up empty, but he keeps searching and sure enough there it is underwater by the waterfall. Good for Garrett. Bad for David.
Morgan is still out looking for the Idol when the rest of Solana shows up so she hightails it back to camp out of fear. Then she decides to lie and say her “pick” was for the camp building gear. Smart move.
Trish tells Aparri about the rice vs Idol decision and everyone celebrates her choice that helps them out with an extra bag of rice. That really is huge.
Oh Luzon. Head butting mixed with big heads is fun for us, not for them. J’Tia is calling the shots and coming off as “bossy” to the other players as she “barks orders,” according to David, but doesn’t actually do anything. Early target here if they don’t do well.
Immunity Challenge #1:
Immunity is up for grabs! It’s the first challenge of the season so let’s see how they do.
Players move a cart along an obstacle course, collect chests, get the chests to the end where they’ll be assembling the puzzle. Looks fun, but tough, of course.
First team to finish gets Immunity plus a big set of kindling. Second place team gets a flint rock. Last place gets a free trip to Tribal Council.
39 days. 18 people. 1 Survivor!
Tonight on CBS Survivor Cagayan debuts to a two-hour season premiere and we’re ready for the action to get started! Jeff has just revealed minor spoilers for us on an opening twist along with a new Hidden Idol that could really shake the game later this season.
Tonight’s premiere will either drag out the introductions or give us two rounds of Tribal Council eliminations. I’m hoping for the latter, but the former isn’t unheard of either.
Which tribe do you think has the advantage going in and is most likely to pull off the first challenge win? I’m putting my chips on Brawn in first, Brains second, and Beauty bringing up the rear. It might be a good thing those Beauty ladies have their looks as none of them appear too intimidating on the playing field.
Join us tonight for a live recap and discussion of the Survivor premiere with more fans like you!
Survivor 2014 starts tonight on CBS with the premiere of Cagayan and its three tribes coming together. Host Jeff Probst has revealed there will be a twist “out of the gate.” But wait, there’s more!
In the video below Jeff says the action kicks off immediately with the arrival of the castaways and an immediate decision they’ll face.
“Out of the gate there’s an opening twist. Their decision is vintage Survivor. Selfish or selfless?” explains Jeff.
So could this be a situation where there’s an item to help everyone or a luxury item to help just one tribe? We’ve watched EW’s reveal of the first four minutes, but the twist isn’t spoiled there so we’ll have to wait for tonight’s show.
Now for another Survivor 2014 twist: the Tyler Perry Idol. Yes, that Tyler Perry. Jeff says Perry texted him an idea for the show and they decided to include it.
What is the Tyler Perry Idol? It’s a Get Out Of Jail Free card. Yikes, that sounds a little too powerful, but isn’t that classic Survivor to go overboard with one of these things? Next we’ll find out the Idol will let them trade places with Jeff and stuff the vote urn on finale night.
Jeff says this new special Idol won’t come in to play until later in the game once the tribes have merged. It will be a hidden Idol so there’s no guarantee it’ll be found or even played.
What do you think of these latest Survivor spoilers for the 2014 season of Cagayan? Get ready because the show starts tonight on CBS at 8PM for a two-hour premiere event!
Survivor starts this week and with so many seasons it’s easy for a new round to sneak up on us so don’t miss the action! If you don’t catch the premiere of Season 28 then you’ll be two episodes behind thanks to CBS doubling up the first round for 2014.
There’s a lot to get caught up on if you’re just getting around to our preseason coverage so let’s run through all the details including Cagayan’s twists, the Survivor 2014 cast, and what Jeff thinks of the castaways for Season 28.
Survivor 2014 Twist:
As for twists that won’t be part of this season: Redemption Island. That’s right, the arena will not be on Survivor Cagayan. Once you’re voted out you are done and gone or off to Ponderosa. Phew.
Survivor 2014 Cast:
The eighteen castaways are all-new. No returning players. Another “phew.” Here’s the rundown on the Survivor 2014 cast details:
The members of Aparri (Brawn) include Cliff Robinson, a 46 year old former NBA player, Lindsey Ogle, a 29 year old hairstylist, Sarah Lacina, a 29 year old police officer, Tony Vlachos, a 39 year old police officer, Trish Hegarty, a 48 year old pilates trainer, and Yung Woo Hwang, a 29 year old martial arts instructor.
The members of Luzon (Brains) include David Samson, 45 year old executive, Garrett Adelstein, 27 year old poker player, J’Tia Taylor, a 31 year old nuclear engineer, Kassandra “Kass” McQuillen, a 41 year old attorney, Latasha “Tasha” Fox, 37 year old accountant, and Spencer Bledsoe, a 21 year old student.