Jeff Probst kind of explained what the whole Ghost Island theme means, but it wasn’t until later when Jacob was sent to the exile island that we really learned. Once there, the player is asked to break an urn and inside of it is a message. The message will either tell you to play a game that can win you an advantage or it will say, nope, not today.
If you’re elected to play the game, you have a shot at winning a number of past game advantages that ended as flops. For example, Jacob was able to play and actually won Sierra’s legacy immunity from Survivor Game Changers. So it’s going to be a lot of fun to see those past failed advantages come into play once again.
The challenges were fun and we got three total, since this was a two-hour premiere. The second immunity challenge was my favorite and had my favorite moment from the episode when Donathan, the gay kid from the middle of nowhere Kentucky emerged as the hero. Oh, and the Naviti tribe won both immunity competitions.
And since it was a double dose, we got two eliminations in one night, both from the Malolo tribe. The first to go was Stephanie Gonzalez, who gave us a pretty fun moment at Tribal when she told Jeff to hold on and then went around surveying the tribe on who they were voting out. Jacob was the second person to have his torch snuffed, after playing the well-known too-fast super fan game that included already making a fake hidden immunity idol and trying to pass it off to his entire tribe.
Check out the photo gallery from the Survivor Ghost Island premiere and check back tomorrow for our preview of next week’s episode.
Survivor Ghost Island Week 1 Photo Gallery
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