The Survivor 2018 the season kicked off Wednesday night with 20 new castaways (meet all the new faces here) in their battle to correct past mistakes of the game and become the Ghost Island Sole Survivor. Read on to find out who was voted off Survivor last night.
CBS presented a two-hour premiere, starting with Jeff’s introduction of the season and the arrival of the castaways. Jeff introduced the castaways to Ghost Island and explained the season’s twist. He told them that they will get the chance to reverse some of the worst decisions made in Survivor history.
We then got to meet the tribes and they each had to select one person to represent their tribes. Brendan was picked to represent the Malolo tribe. Naviti chose Chris to represent them. And then Brendan and Chris were tasked to assign who on their tribes would be handling which parts of the first reward challenge of the season. They were playing for a massive shelter-building kit. Jeff tells them, however, if they feel like their team isn’t going to win before the time runs out, they can forfeit the competition so they can keep their basic necessities for camp. If the time runs out, both tribes lose their necessities. But the person who decides to forfeit gives the other tribe the win and the massive reward.
Naviti tribe was able to take the lead in the challenge, but then the other tribe was able to catch up. Chris sees that the puzzle solver isn’t doing very well, so he forfeits the challenge, so they don’t lose all their survival items. So Malolo wins reward! That also means Chris possibly made the first mistake of the season by giving Malolo that advantage.
And onto the first Immunity Challenge! Ghost Island is in play also! That means someone from the losing tribe gets sent to Ghost Island.
Gallery: Survivor 2018 Week 1 Challenge
Malolo took the early lead, and when Naviti finally caught up, they lost their puzzles pieces, so they fall behind again. Naviti finally gets it together, but can they beat Malolo at this point? Yes, they can! And they do! They win immunity! Malolo will go to Tribal Council.
Who is heading to Ghost Island? Naviti gets to choose since they won the challenge. They decide to send Jacob to Ghost Island, which means he can’t be voted out. And that’s a good thing for him because he was most certainly going to be the first person voted out. Jacob admits that he was acting so wacky earlier so that he would get send to the Island. Sure, Jacob.
It’s time to finally get a look at Ghost Island. Jacob is hoping there will be something there to help him. What he finds at first are all former Immunity idols and all past season touch snuffers. He then finds some instructions to play a game of chance. And he picks the authentic legacy advantage, the one Sierra flubbed in her season. So he gets the chance to restore its power by willing it to someone else on the other tribe.
Heading into tribal council, it sounds like it’s going to be Donathan or Stephanie Gonzalez to be the first voted out of the game. After some whispering and extra dramatics from Gonzalez, it’s time to get to the votes:
The votes: Donathan, Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Gonalez. Gonzalez is the first person voted out.
Hidden Immunity Idol
Domenick finds the hidden immunity idol that Andrea was voted out with! He now has that to keep up his sleeve when he needs it. Will he make the same mistake Andrea did?
Survivor Ghost Island Round 2
It looks like we get a whole other round of Survivor! I was wondering what was going to happen in two whole hours. We get to see that Jacob willed the Legacy Immunity to Morgan on the Naviti tribe. So she can use that when there are 13 people left. If she doesn’t blow it like Sierra did.
Jacob decides to make the fake idol and shows his tribe when he returns from Ghost Island. And they of course, don’t believe him. So he’s making his target bigger and bigger. There’s a fake idol on the other island also. Domenick decided to make a fake idol to show Chris, but since he showed him the note from his real idol made his a little more believable than Jacob’s.
Immunity Challenge #2
Once again immunity is back up for grabs. The castaways have to race through a water obstacle course, grab some bouys and then get eight of those into the basket. They’re also playing for reward in the form of chairs, pillows, hammock and a washboard. And the winning tribe gets to send someone else to Ghost Island.
Malolo is struggling. And finally Donathan steps up and is the hero. He single-handedly puts Malolo back in the game. Naviti won’t let them catch up, however and they win immunity again! Naviti decides to send Donathan to Ghost Island, so he will not be voted out.
Donathan shows up on Ghost Island and he doesn’t get to play a game of chance. He gets a message that says “Nope, not today.”
Tribal Council #2
It sounds like Jacob is the target, but just in case his idol is real, James is the backup plan since James really failed at the immunity challenge. But then there’s Michael … Let’s get to the votes:
The votes: Michael, James, Jacob, James, Jacob, Jacob, Jacob. Jacob is the second person voted out of Survivor Ghost Island.