Survivor 2013 Caramoan Episode 1 Recap: Fans Vs. Favorites Begins


Survivor 2013 Camaroan kicked off Wednesday night as super fans came face to face with fan favorites for a battle of show experts.

The show opened on a brief intro of the newbies and a full recount of the returning players during their original seasons. Then we get into the real begging of the season. The new castaways arrive on the island and are greeted by Jeff Probst. They can immediately see there are two tribe designations.

Jeff wastes no time telling them they’ll be playing against some of their past favorite players. And they returning players show up in helicopters. One by one they’re greeted by the favorites. Jeff then tosses the buffs and sends them right into the first challenge. They’re playing for fire and 20 pounds of beans.

The favorites easily win the first challenge and Malcolm is the first player to lose his shorts. If you’re keeping track this season.

And then they head off to camp. The fans are the Gota Tribe and they start building shelter and the drama starts IMMEDIATELY. This is going to be a dramatic group. That becomes clear fast.

The favorites, or the Bikal Tribe, make their way to their camp as well. They’re all getting along well and more worried about their own strategies as opposed to starting instant drama.

Back to the fans, we’re getting to know them and I’m not liking them much yet. They’re kind of irritating and Reynold and Allie are seriously going to hook up on Day One? Wow. So they’re immediately a target. Well for that reason and the fact that the two of them and Eddie and Hope are acting like a-hole high school kids.

It’s time for the first immunity challenge. The fans take a quick lead but then the favorites take control. And with Malcolm at the end of the challenge to finish it off, it should be an easy win. But it’s not. The fans come back and win the first immunity challenge. That means a favorite will be the first person voted off Survivor 2013. Totally didn’t see that one coming.

So let the scrambling begin. Who are they going to vote out? The discussion begin and a lot of different names are being tossed out. So it looks like it’ll be Phillip or Francesca or Corinne. Or Andrea. Or who knows! It’s always the same kind of talk with Survivor. You know how it goes. Let’s just head to Tribal Council and find out.

At Tribal Council I almost fell asleep because it was a pretty boring one. Jeff was asking questions in the form of statements and Phillip was as annoying as ever and Cochran geeked out. Same ole, same ole. So how did the voting go? Let’s see.

The Votes

  • Andrea: 4
  • Francesca: 6

Francesca is once again the first person voted off.

What did you think of the Survivor Caramoan premiere? Who do you think played the best game? And do you think Francesca deserved to be voted off the island?






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