First, if you don’t want to know who wins “Survivor: Cook Islands,” this isn’t the place for you. There WILL be spoilers. Go watch “Survivor: The Amazon” instead.
Second, speaking of “Survivor: The Amazon,” Mr. Rob Cesternino is very generously offering his “Survivor: The Amazon – Unauthorized DVD Commentary” at an exclusive DISCOUNTED RATE for Summer Book Club members.
Third, our friends at True Dork Times are once again getting in on the fun with stats, awards, and more.
And finally, this whole Book Club thing is kind of a work in progress. If you have ideas on how to improve the proceedings, please let me know.
My Big Question: Parvati Shallow, “Boston” Rob Mariano, Russell Hantz, Richard Hatch, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Ozzy Lusth, Cirie Fields, Tom Westman, Amanda Kimmel, Rob Cesternino, and Ethan Zohn.
That’s the full roster of“Survivor” Hall of Famers. All eleven have appeared on the show more than once.
Whenever the topic of worthy one-timers comes up, Cook Islands champ (spoiler alert!) Yul Kwon is always a popular pick. However, many seem to think his (spoiler alert!) over-powered immunity idol should count against him. With this re-watch, I hope to get to the bottom of that mystery.
And with that, let’s get started…
I need a hammock. I could seriously sleep in one of those forever.
We’ve been joking about Candice the hero all season, but here she is aligning with one group while preparing to flip on them at the merge.
Brad isn’t good at this Survivor business.
What if everyone from one tribe stepped forward at the mutiny? Instant merge?
Being in that barrel would’ve made me puke my brains out.
Also, awesome challenge. Too bad it wasn’t competitive.
Ozzy’s smack talk at the end…well…you know how I feel about unnecessary smack talk.
I can’t hear the word “buoy” without thinking of Bobcat Goldthwait saying it in “One Crazy Summer.”
Raro really put their all stars in the reward challenge. Not smart.
“Jonathan can’t go back to them. But Brad can.” Smart.
Ok, the mutiny…did Candice and Penner make the right call at the time? Tough to say. If they weren’t super confident in their previous alliance, they still had an Ozzy-buffer before they hit the merge. Why was Candice in such a hurry? I understand Penner’s reaction to seeing her jump. I also understand why he’d immediately regret it.
As for the twist itself, I think it’s kind of cool. I might like it a little more if it were in tribes that hadn’t already swapped around.
Without knowing what we know, did Penner make the right move?
What do you think of the mutiny twist? Would you like to see it return?
What did people originally think when the 12th place finisher made the jury?
Post your answers and questions below, and be sure to swing by True Dork Times for awards, stats, and more…
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