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…
Yeah, I skipped the recap episode.
Aww… I always like the “Survivor” catalog. They should have useless things like corn hole sets and Mad Libs in there.
When Probst says they need swimmers and puzzle makers, does Ozzy just start walking toward the water?
Actually, smart call on kidnapping Nate and not letting him compete.
“I can do puzzles like the back of my hand.” Let’s hope Brad does puzzles better than he does similes.
Ozzy throwing the club…very smart.
I’ve seen quite a few challenges in person. I’ve never seen any accidental nudity.
Brad deserves a lot of heat over that loss. That was a challenge where whoever won the swimming part was going to win the whole thing and their lineup had no shot against Ozzy, Yul, and Candice.
Candice and Jessica kissing? What is it about peanut butter and women on this show?
Solid immunity challenge, love me some zip lines.
There’s got to be something to “Survivor” about always letting the other person talk first. Maybe that’s a good way to not come off a schemer.
In that same train of thought, I’d be interested to see if things like Yul’s glasses make him seem smarter, more trustworthy, etc. There has to be some kind of salesperson handbook that explains those kinds of things.
I’m assuming we all know what happens at next week’s mutiny. Based on what we’ve seen so far, shouldn’t Candice feel safe?
Without knowing about the mutiny, did Aitu make the right call in getting rid of Jessica over Jonathan? Was their challenge ability that different?
Edit Readers: Who are our contenders at this point?
Chunky peanut butter? What a waste.
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