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Survivor Results Recap: When Brawn, Brains, & Beauty Collide


Tonight on the Survivor 2014 premiere we’ll kick off Season 28 as eighteen new castaways hit the beach and compete for one million dollars and the title of Sole Survivor.

Survivor 2014 Cagayan - Episode 01 - 02

Survivor 2014 Cagayan – Episode 01 – Source: CBS

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*

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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.

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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.

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Survivor Cagayan Premieres Tonight – 2/26/2014


Survivor 2014 Cagayan - Episode 01 - 07

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.

We’ve met the 2014 cast and learned all about the three tribe twist of Brawn Vs Brains Vs Beauty. Now we just have to settle in and see what happens next.

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!

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Survivor 2014 Spoilers: Jeff Reveals Tyler Perry Idol & Premiere Twist


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!

Jeff Probst on Survivor 2014 Cagayan

Jeff Probst on Survivor 2014 Cagayan – Source: CBS

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!

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Survivor Cagayan Starts Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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.

Survivor 2014 Brawn Brains Beauty

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:

This season there will be three tribes with six castaways each. They’re split by three basic attributes: Brawn – Aparri, Brains – Luzon, & Beauty – Solana.

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.

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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.

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Survivor 2014 Cagayan Cast [PHOTOS]


Survivor 2014 Cagayan cast

The Survivor 2014 cast of Cagayan is here! CBS shared the official details confirming what the season spoilers had revealed and gave us even more information on the castaways. Now we’re set to watch them take on the challenges and head to Tribal Councils starting this Wednesday with a two-hour premiere event!

Here’s a rundown on who is part of the cast and which tribe they’ll each join when the season premieres on February 26, 2014.

The “Brawn” tribe is named Appari and their color is orange. Joining that team will be Cliff Robinson, Sarah Lacina, Trish Hegarty, Lindsey Ogle, Tony Vlachos, and Yung “Woo” Hwang.

The “Brains” tribe is named Luzon and their color is teal. On that tribe you’ll find David Samson, Garrett Adelstein, J’Tia Taylor, Kassandra “Kass” McQuillen, Latasha “Tasha” Fox, and Spencer Bledsoe.

Lastly you’ve got the “Beauty” tribe named Solana under the purple banner. On that team is Alexis Maxwell, Brice Johnston, Jefra Bland, Jeremiah Wood, LJ McKanas, and Morgan McLeod.

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Which tribe do you think will do the best? Does Brawn have the advantage for the challenges or will the Brains beat them out at the puzzles? Can the Beauty tribe use their own advantage on one another or are they immune? We’ll find out soon on Survivor Cagayan!

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