It was a busy start to the Survivor season this week when the eighteen castaways kicked off Blood Vs Water with an immediate Exile Island challenge and ran all the way through a surprise Tribal Council.
Nadiya ended up being targeted likely for her Amazing Race background. Will her sister earn the same fate on the other tribe? We’ll have to see if Coyopa can pull off a win next week and make that a possibility.
Check out all the pics from last night’s show and get ready for the brand new season to roll on. We’ve got about three more months of new Survivor episodes to enjoy with the return of the Blood Vs Water twist.
Last night on Survivor 2014 the season started with eighteen castaways arriving in the jungle to battle it out against loved ones for the chance to become the Sole Survivor and a million dollars richer. Find out who won the challenge and who was voted off Survivor tonight.
We were live blogging the full episode recap here on the site too, but these are just the highlights on who won challenges and who was voted off Survivor tonight.
Exile Island Challenge:
- Couple Jeremy and Val Collins face off for luxury vs Exile Island
- Jeremy wins flint & a bag of goodies
- Jeremy selects Keith from his own tribe to join Val in Exile
Survivor Blood Vs Water premieres tonight on CBS as the new season premieres with 18 castaways but just one Sole Survivor! It all starts right now.
Day One kicks off as the new castaways gather in Exile arena following a night of roughing it as pairs for one last night together. Unless of course the couples make it to the Merge. Sounds like the fire-starting went better for some than others, but once they’re all in groups that shouldn’t be much of an issue.
First things first. Jeff asks a few of the castaways questions and then gets to assigning tribes by random draws between the pairs. Each loved-one pair is split between either Coyopa (orange) and Hunahpu (blue). Next up: the first Exile Island Challenge.
Rock-paper-scissors is used to decide who has to play to represent their tribe. Jeremy goes out for Hunahpu and Jeff reveals that means Jeremy’s wife Val will be his competition. The reward is a set of flint and other goodies. The loser is sent to Exile Island.
Exile Island Challenge:
Jeremy and Val must unwind a rope puzzle to reach a metal ring that they’ll use to drag back a platform. Second rope and ring will be used on the second platform. First to drag both back wins the luxury items.
Jeremy squanders a healthy lead trying to snag the first platform and soon Val is caught up. But wait, Jeremy has his first platform back and is on to get the second rope.
Val gets her first platform and is back in to the rope challenge portion. Soon Jeremy hooks his second platform and is soon finished. He wins and that means Val is off to Exile Island.
Jeff reveals the next twist. Jeremy has to pick someone from his own tribe to go to Exile with Val. Jeremy picks Keith because he thinks Keith can help start a fire and keep his wife safe. They receive a map and are off in to the jungle.
Time for the tribes to head to their camps for the first time and settle in. Looks like Jeremy is the popular guy at Hunahpu, but will he make too many alliances too fast? He’s talking up a few quick pairs and wants to get a solid five to control their first Tribal Council vote.
Over at the Coyopa tribe the focus is on making fire. Dale is 55 years old and immediately seen as the “old guy” and “dad” of the group, but he pulls through after breaking his glasses in two and getting the fire started.
Val and Keith arrive at Exile Island and it ain’t pretty. First thing to handle is picking an urn for each of them but only one has a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol. Val is the lucky one and hides the information from Keith who drew a blank scroll instead.
So much for John Rocker keep things quiet. Both Keith and Wes immediately recognize John for his past as a pitcher on the Atlanta Braves. Initially John denies his identity, but Wes keeps pressing and John relents. John later tells us he may have to target Wes to keep that information quiet as he’s not sure he can trust Wes.
The tribes are reunited with the Exile castaways and prepare for their first chance at Immunity.
Coyopa takes the lead as they’re the first to get their bags down after racing across the playing field. Next step is to climb up a series of ramps after anchoring their ropes. Coyopa maintains their lead.
Survivor spoilers for the debut Exile Island challenge on Survivor Blood Vs Water tonight. Jeff Probst wastes no time getting the season started when he kicks off the first competition just after all the castaways gather for the first time.
After taking a few minutes to run down the line of castaways Jeff walks along them handing out the tribe buffs. Each Blood Vs Water pair is split in to two groups to form the season’s tribes with Coyopa as the orange tribe and Hunahpu as the blue tribe.
One pair across the two tribes will then have to face off in a challenge involving the ropes and the large wooden squares behind the groups. According to preview photos and details, we know who will face the first challenge of the Survivor season.
Tonight on Survivor the 2014 season premiere of Blood Vs Water kicks off with a 90-minute debut starting at 8PM ET/PT as eighteen new castaways hit the beach running for the million dollar prize.
This looks like it’s going to be a crazy round of Survivor with the return of Blood Vs Water but thankfully this time it’s with all new players. I love getting to know new faces and avoiding a starstruck Boston Rob style steamroll through the season.
In the preview video below Jeff discusses the twists of the season keep rolling with the return of Exile Island. Castaways will have to compete with their loved ones where the loser gets sent off to Exile but has the chance to recover a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol. Finally with Tony off the beach maybe someone else will have a chance at finding them!
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