Behind the Scenes of the First ‘Survivor: Blood vs. Water’ Immunity Challenge


'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' (XFINITY)

Quick Note: I had a chance to sit down with all twenty of this season’s competitors in the days before “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” began. Starting Tuesday, September 3rd I’ll be posting exclusive interviews with each pairing. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for those interviews, behind-the-scenes exclusives, and more…

The big hook around this upcoming season of “Survivor” is; what will happen when loves ones have to compete against each other? Can a wife take down her husband? Will an uncle play fair against his niece? Will a fiancé give his all against his future spouse?

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The first time we’ll get to see the “Survivor” pairs square off will be in the immunity challenge on day three. I was on location for this confrontation and brought back a look at what the tribes will have to do to bring home that all-important first immunity…

First up, six members from each tribe will sprint across the beach, and then up and over this net obstacle.

From there, they’ll have to get all six members over this weird, rolling log thingy.

Next up, they’ll all have to climb onto this platform. They’ll then have to climb to the top of the stack of crates and leap back into the water.

For the final part of the water section, they’ll swim to their tribe’s boat, swim down to release it, then row it (and the chest of puzzle pieces) back to shore.

Once the chest is back to shore, the tribe will crack it open and retrieve the puzzle pieces. Then the final three tribe members will use the pieces to construct a wheel. Once the puzzle is together, they’ll use it to raise their tribe’s flag. First tribe to raise their flag wins immunity and Thanksgiving dinner bragging rights for the rest of their lives.

Don’t miss the special 90-minute premiere of “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET.

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