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‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’ Episode 3 Recap: Challenge Challenged

March 11, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

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Last Week: Dan showed he had a lot of guts, Vince was sent back to his coconuts, and Shirin and Max exposed their rears.

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Let’s take a look at these tribes as they currently stand…

The Masaya Tribe (wearing yellow)
Carolyn – Corporate Executive, 52
Joaquin – Marketing Director, 27
Max – Media Consultant, 37
Shirin – Yahoo Executive, 31
Tyler – Ex-Talent Agent Assistant, 33

The Escameca Tribe (wearing blue)
Dan – Postal Worker, 47
Kelly – State Trooper, 44
Lindsey – Hair Dresser, 24
Mike – Oil Driller, 38
Rodney – General Contractor, 24
Sierra – Barrel Racer, 27

The Nagarote Tribe (wearing red)
Hali – Law Student, 25
Jenn – Sailing Instructor, 22
Joe – Jewelry Designer, 25
Nina – Hearing Advocate, 51
Will – YouTube Sensation, 41

Aaaaand…we’re off. We begin with the No Collars making their way back from Tribal. Joe doesn’t understand why Will didn’t stick to the plan and now he doesn’t trust him anymore. Will plays it off saying he didn’t know who to trust. Oh boy, that’s not what your alliance wants to hear.

Will then claims to be playing chess while the others playing checkers. Yeah, you’ll have plenty of time for both at Ponderosa.

Nina, who knows she’s next, asks that they not make her an outcast.  Jenn is sick of Nina using her lack of hearing as an excuse. Be less deaf, Nina!

The next morning we meet up with Shirin while she’s talking to some monkeys. The monkeys respond by totally doing it. So, Shirin’s voice is a monkey aphrodisiac?

She shares the events with the rest of the tribe and they’re not terribly impressed. Tyler thinks Shirin is trying too hard to fit in and it’s painting a target on her back. Maybe someone’s just jealous that he missed all that sweet monkey lovin’.

Over at Blue Collar, Lindsey is psyched that they finally have water that tastes like water. Ooo…I’ve got to get that recipe.

During what seemed like some good-natured ribbing, Dan tells Rodney that his mother is a (expletive deleted). This does not go over well with Rodney.

Then someone named Kelly said something.

Over at No Collar, Jenn and Hali fashion some rudimentary boogie boards and go surfing. Hali claims surfing is her third favorite thing. She didn’t say what the first two are. I’m assuming crazy fringe bikinis are one of them.

Meanwhile, Joe takes Nina aside and expresses to her that she’s wanted by the tribe and not on the outs. He tells us that he knows sign language because apparently he’s freakin’ perfect.

Nina realizes she needs to change or she’s going to go home.

Later on, every White Collar except for Carolyn is looking for the idol. That’s…not…subtle.

Shirin tries to call an idol-hunting truce until after the challenge. But, Joaquin won’t go for it because he hasn’t trusted her since day one.

Joaquin eventually takes Tyler aside and shows him the clue. This means a lot to Tyler because it means Joaquin trusts him.

Tyler then says that the nudity and talking to monkeys has Shirin on the top of everyone’s voting list. You wanna vote someone out who can communicate with monkeys?!

At Blue Collar, Mike is annoyed with his tribe’s work ethic. He calls Rodney out in particular. Rodney lets Mike know that he isn’t his father or the tribe captain. Dan takes Rodney aside and calms him down. I thought Dan would be first out, but he looks to be turning it around.

Rodney is worried that he’s breaking his three Cs of staying “Cool, calm, and collected.” I would’ve bet money that one of those Cs was “Celtics.”

Rodney gets a huge armload of wood and chucks it at the pile.  While this is going on Mike, Lindsey, and Sierra discuss who’s thanking who around the camp.

Things get reaalllllly ugly when Lindsey asks Mike who’s keeping the fire going, “Your God?!” I didn’t expect theological debates from the Blue Collars.

Immunity Challenge Time: The tribes will carry a big bucket to a water tower. They’ll fill it then race back to a barrel while plugging holes in the bucket. First two tribes to fill their barrel wins immunity. The first place tribe will win chairs, pillows, candles, and a tarp. The second tribe will win a tarp. The losing tribe will get a date with Jeff at Tribal.

Lindsey will sit for the Blue Collars.

The challenge kicks off and the No Collars have a curious strategy where only four of them will carry the bucket. For some reason they send Nina ahead. I’m not sure I understand what they’re doing. Probst doesn’t either. I guess they think she’ll get in the way?

Anywho, the White and Blue Collars dominate with the Blue Collars picking up first and the White Collars getting second.

So weird…and Will is zonked.

Joe eventually says the plan was for Nina to plug holes later in the challenge. Wha-huh?

Back at camp, Joe takes full responsibility for his bizarre strategy. Nina is upset because she thinks he made the call because he didn’t think she could do it.

Will tries to make him feel better by saying they’re playing “Survivor” and not “Friends.” More things not to say to people you’re aligned with.

Backup Joke: If they were playing “Friends” then Jenn would totally be Phoebe.

Jenn thinks that Hali and Will suck equally in the challenges, but they think that Will is playing harder and they don’t trust him.

That night at Tribal, Joe says that he was worried about Nina stumbling, so he sent her ahead in the challenge.

Nina thinks they have no faith in her due to her disadvantage.

Probst points out that hearing had nothing to do with the challenge.

Will says that no matter how many times they try to cheer her up, she always brings up the disability.

Joe makes a good point saying she’s misunderstanding them as much as she feels misunderstood.

Will thinks he was fine in the challenge and it was a team loss.

Nina says they’d be crazy to keep Will because of how bad he is in challenges.

Jenn is worried that Nina has too many emotional outbursts.

Hali isn’t sure if Nina is living the No Collar lifestyle, man. She thinks Nina needs to be more No Collar if she’s going to fit in, bro.

Nina knows she can do it and wants to be a part of the tribe.

Voting Time: Nina votes for Will, Will votes for Nina, and the rest are lost to the magic of editing.

JPro tallies and returns. We’ve got one vote for Nina, two votes for Will, one vote for Nina, and the third person to be eliminated from “Survivor: Worlds Apart” is…Nina.

Verdict: Not shocking. But, I’ll have to admit I thought it was going to be Will there for a second.

Alright, time for Blue Collar to go to Tribal.  I wanna see Rodney throw down.

Who’s Going to Win? Lindsey is my pick, but that blow up in front of Mike has me nervous.

Power Rankings Results: Josh had Nina in spot 15, Reed had her in spot 14, and I had her in spot 16. So, the current score is Team Josh 25, Team Reed 27, and Team Gordon 30.

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‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 2 – Will He Regret It? Edition

March 11, 2015

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Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three combatants will create separate power rankings. The ranking of the person who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the two players will earn. For example, if Tyler is voted out this week, Josh will receive one point, Reed will receive five points, and Gordon will receive eleven points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Josh had Vince in spot 10, Reed had him in spot 13, and Gordon had him in spot 14. So, the current score is Team Josh 10, Team Reed 13, and Team Gordon 14.

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Josh’s Score = 10

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Reed’s Score = 13

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 14

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 1. Tyler: He’s tight with Carolyn and is the only one she has told about the idol, this gives him a lot of power.  He isn’t getting naked every two seconds, but seems to be in tight with Max and Shirin.  I have to say it was hilarious watching his amazing uncomfortableness when Shirin was walking around bottomless.
  1. Hali: I like where her game is right now. She doesn’t feel like a huge threat, nor does she stick out as incapable or unsociable. Barring something crazy, I could see her being around for a while.
 1. Carolyn: She’s got an idol, she’s in the dominant alliance, and she proved she can go in challenges. Say it with me everyone, “Yeah, baby!”
  2. Hali: She is trying her best to include Nina and be strategic in her interactions with her tribe.  Vince and Nina were going after Jenn, which is great for Hali, because regardless of how her tribe ends up going, I think she will will always be in the numbers. #nakedalliance1
 2. Kelly: Again, not a ton of from Kelly on this episode, but I think it’s because she has potential to be a strong player in this game.  I’m not concerned about an impending boot for her.
 2. Max: I don’t think Max’s nudity was a big deal, but it does beg the question; would a “Survivor” strategist make a move that would potentially upset tribemates if he wasn’t in control of the game? I’m sure he’s fine.
  3. Rodney: Thought we would have seen more from Rodney by this point, but the fact that we haven’t is probably because he will be here a long time.  He’s the top guy on his tribe and won’t have any problems sailing through until there is a swap or the merge.
  3. Rodney: Appears to have found a momentary nice spot in this game.  He’s strong, currently well-liked, and in the numbers.  He needs to continue this trend and not show his slightly chauvinistic side outside of confessionals.
 3. Shirin: Again, I’m viewing the nudity as a sign of confidence in their safety. So, maybe Shirin is only half as confident as Max.

  4. Joe: It was a little scary there for a moment, He could have easily been voted out due to the absurd move to split the votes this early in the game and the vendetta Vince had against him.  Will sided with Joe and that speaks volumes.
  4. Sierra: Looks to be in a good spot within the numbers of her tribe. The way I see it, they’re are bigger threats and bigger screw-ups to point to right now. Keep pressing forward.
 4. Sierra: Sierra, buddy…if this whole “Survivor” thing doesn’t work out and you get tired of the barrel racing circuit, you should give the WNBA a call. You were draining those threes.
 5. Carolyn: She has the idol, and Tyler knows it.  The only reason she would exit the game is if Tyler blindsides her with the information by letting Max and Shirin know about it.
 5. Tyler: He seems like he’s always touching base with someone socially, whether they are in his numbers or not.  This is an integral part of this game and I like that he’s doing it.
 5. Lindsey: It looks like the power in the blue tribe is Lindsey, Sierra, Kelly, and Rodney. This may sound odd, but they might want to lose soon. Getting to a merge or a swap with two guys who are clearly on the outs could be real trouble.

 6. Sierra: She’s not going anywhere yet.  Looking forward to hearing more from her, but it seems to me that she is the top female on her tribe right now.
 6. Shirin: I’m all for being naked, but there’s a time and a place for everything.  I’m shocked that she can be so blithely unaware of Tyler’s uncomfortable body language and severely-averted gaze.  Not ideal social gameplay, but not game-ending.
 6. Hali: The No Collar Kids really dodged a bullet last week as they were definitely splitting votes. The question now is; do they think Will messed up his vote or do they realize he played them?

 7. Lindsey: I’m still guessing we are going to see a tight alliance of Lindsey, Sierra, and Rodney, with Kelly possibly as the 4th.  I like Lindsey, but can she keep her emotions (and face) in check when her tribe mates are being crazy?
 7. Lindsey: I wonder if she’s as vocal about her dislike for Mike to other tribe mates as she is in her confessionals, something tells me she is.  This likely only endears her closer to her tribe and accelerates his departure.
 7. Kelly: Heh…Blue Collar, Purple Kelly.

  8. Max: It’s a strategic move to be alone?  What?  Not sure how he got there, but I’m hoping he knows what he is doing.  I really like Max, but comparing yourself to Richard Hatch is probably not a good thing.  I don’t think his nakedness will play too much against him, but I don’t see how it helps him either. #nakedalliance2
 8. Joe: I’m glad we quickly resolved the impending Joe/Vince melodrama and that Jenn sided with Joe.  Splitting votes is risky business and it was shown as a tad too close for my comfort.  It would behoove him to make sure Will feels very included in the alliance after this vote.
 8. Jenn: That’s what I love about “Survivor.” You’re giving each other stinky, uncomfortable hugs one minute and are stabbing each other in the back the next. Anywho, Jenn’s got a solid three, so she should be safe for a while.

 9. Shirin: Shirin should still be solid in her alliance with Tyler, Carolyn, and Max.  Was her nakedness around the guys her smartest play?  No.  Will it hurt her?  No. #nakedalliance3
 9. Carolyn: Always astute and sitting on an idol. As long as Tyler doesn’t try to orchestra a blindside to flush it, I like her game currently.  Hoping she plans to keep a wary eye on Tyler moving forward.
 9. Joe: If the original plan was to bounce Nina after a tie, then JoJali should really be upset at Will. Losing Vince is going to be a big challenge problem for them.
 10. Jenn: It wasn’t good news that she was the target of the minor alliance in her tribe.  Vince and Nina had issues with her, which could be a recurring theme for her throughout this game. #nakedalliance4
  10. Jenn: I hope that her being targeted by the minority alliance isn’t indicative of deeper issues that we aren’t seeing just yet.  It would be good for her to stick with Joe and use him as a shield moving forward.
 10. Rodney: Mike wants Rodney to get firewood and doesn’t even have the decency to offer him a turkey sandwich?! If these alphas are going to start butting heads, I’m pretty sure Rodney has the upper hand.
  11. Kelly: Still don’t know much about Kelly.  I think she’s safe if her tribe goes to council, but there’s just not a lot for us to go on yet.
 11. Max: If he was using his nakedness as a cover to go idol hunting I’d be down, but as just an excuse to be alone, I don’t really see the benefit in a social game.  He’s seems well ensconced in an alliance at the moment so I’m not overly concerned.  Nice quads though.
 11. Tyler: I think Tyler deserves a break here. Nobody’s quite sure what the island etiquette is when someone you’ve just met starts running around in their birthday suit. The nudies are lucky he didn’t dress up like a hobo and scare them.
  12. Will: Did Will make the right decision by voting out Vince?  I don’t think so.  He now seems to be the 4th person in the 4 member alliance, whereas he could have voted with Nina and Vince sending Jenn home, and then he would have a solid three.  Thankfully for him in this game anything can happen and he may somehow still get to the right side of the numbers if there is a swap in the near future.
  12. Will: It’s nice to be a swing vote sometimes (just ask Jonclyn) but it can cut both ways.  He’s put himself at the bottom of a four-person alliance.  I want him to try to get in with them as best he can so he has multiple potential options of allies if/when tribes swap.
 12. Dan: Lookit Dan the Man stepping up in the immunity challenge! And with Mike drawing all the heat with his workaholic ways, Dan might be able to make a run at this.

 13. Mike: Uh-oh Mike.  This was not a good episode for you.  Is it possible that you have put yourself on the outs by demanding everyone does as much work as you? In this game you need to play games when your tribe is playing games, go swimming if your tribe is going swimming, get firewood if your tribe is getting firewood, etc. etc. etc.
  13. Dan: There are many things to overcome here right now.  He’s really alienated himself with his big opinions and now his missing manties.  Mike’s teased fight with the tribe could be the biggest boon to Dan’s game yet!
 13. Will: Credit to Will for having way more game than anyone expected. But, I’m not sure he made the best move. He went from being in a solid three to being the fourth guy in a young-person alliance. And, that threesome he’s partnered with has to wonder if he can stick with a plan. Aaaand, if he stays a challenge liability, it might be worth it to keep Nina around.
 14. Dan:  If I’m being honest, I’d probably be annoyed at Dan in my tribe, and unfortunately he doesn’t have enough to offer, even as a goat. He’s lucky the blue collars have not been to TC.  14. Nina: This environment is challenging, especially with a disability, but in order for her to be successful she needs to take initiative and include herself in things, not wait for an invitation.  This is “Survivor”, not brunch.
 14. Joaquin: Last week was kind of a best-case scenario for Joaquin. With Vince gone, I have to wonder how well our No-Collared friends are going to do in immunity challenges.
 15. Nina: Things don’t look good for Nina.  She got lucky this past treehouse tribal, but I don’t suspect that she would be so lucky again.  Jenn and Hali are not being mean to you. Stop playing the victim, and play the game of “Survivor” and insert yourself into their group.
 15. Mike: I know how frustrating it can be sometimes to just go with the tribal flow, but you have to just suck it up and shut up when people aren’t doing what you think they should; otherwise it’ll spell disaster.  Hungry castaways hate being told when to do chores!
 15. Mike: Alright, I’m going to let everyone in on a little secret. The key to not being the first person voted out of your tribe is two little words, “Be cool.” Just be cool, man. Let someone else turn themselves into the first boot. (Ahem…Dan.)

 16. Joaquin: Still see him at the bottom of the tribe.  He wasn’t focused on much in the last episode, and that may be a good thing for him.  I’d probably want to keep him around a bit longer if I was Shirin or Carolyn because he is an easy vote off later on in the game, and Max and Tyler will be harder to beat.
 16. Joaquin: Looks like he’s out of the numbers, untrusted, and I’m highly doubtful he can recover from this.  It’s hard to see him anywhere else than at the bottom of this game right now.
 16. Nina: Same for you, Nina. I’d be upset if Jenn and Hali went skinny dipping without me, but I wouldn’t make a big stink over it. And now with Vince chopping coconuts at Ponderosa, I think you’re about to join him.

‘Survivor’ Castaway Vince – “I Wanted to…Tear Joe’s Head Off in the…Game”

March 5, 2015

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I’ll admit it, I didn’t expect much from Will this season. With his polite demeanor and his lack of “Survivor” knowledge, I thought he’d be “Worlds Apart’s” Edna Ma.

Last night Vince got a rude awakening when Will proved me very wrong.

I spoke with the man who coined the term “Body Karate” the morning after his elimination and asked him about his shocking blindside, his relationship with Jenn, and his competition with Joe…

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Gordon Holmes: I heard there was some issue with the pregame interview. If I misheard you, I want to make sure we set the record straight.
Vince Sly: The only thing that was a little wacky was the description of the coconut, it’s a portable, spherical oasis. The “spiritual” oasis seemed like it was playing excessively into the character.
Holmes: Gotcha. I’ll make sure that gets updated in the pregame interview.

Holmes: Last night at Tribal…it took me a while to figure out what happened.
Sly: I’m going to give you a new perspective. Going into it, it was going to be a split between Joe, Jenn, and Hali and Will, Nina, and I. It felt that way all the way up until just before Tribal. On day two I set into action things like, “Hey, I think Nina is really searching for an idol.” Day three, “She’s out there a lot and nobody’s talking to her. “ On day four I said, “I’m pretty sure she found the idol.” Day five,  “She’s definitely found the idol, she just showed it to me and it’s in her bag,” so they would split the vote. The only way to break up three out of six so it’s not a tie is to get them to split the vote. The only way to get them to split the vote is if someone has an idol.
Holmes: Nice. All that work seems like it was tossed out the window when Nina let Will know that you were concerned about his challenge abilities.
Sly: I put all of this work into it. And who knows if it was Nina’s comment that broke the camel’s back or if it was a series of events. Maybe it was my own behavior. The game of “Survivor”…it’s sometimes captured in moments. The changes are contingent upon something so small. It’s a single comment, it’s how you move your body. This comment happened to be pretty big because I’m fairly sure that Joe, Jenn, and Hali realized that I was gunning for one of them. They’re going to try to convince Will that I want him out. So, maybe he was primed and ready for what Nina said.
Holmes: It feels like Will went from being in a solid three to being the fourth man on the totem pole.
Sly: I put a lot of work in with Will and there was no other way to vote from our perspective. It was like, once we do this and get one of them out, we have complete control. Keep the two strongest of them in the game so in challenges we’re good to go. And we’ve already broken them up, so we’re in control. It didn’t make any sense to go any other way. I think that that comment, unfortunately shattered his confidence in me.

Holmes: When I visited your camp on day two, you and Hali were in the woods and she apologized for the past crazy 48 hours. And, she specifically referenced a “Nina thing.” Do you remember what she was talking about?
Sly: I can’t really remember…the experience kind of blends together. But, I feel like they didn’t show any conversations between Hali and I. Hali and I were developing a deep connection. She was kind of…an innocent bystander. She was part of the alliance with Jenn and Joe. She was connected with Jenn from the very beginning, but I don’t feel like she was a strong strategist. She has a really good social game. She’s pleasant, she’s pretty. But, those first couple of conversations we had were relating that she’s not a  hardcore gamer and she doesn’t know who to trust. She doesn’t know what’s going on. In relation to Nina, I feel like she wasn’t purposefully being mean to Nina, whereas some of the comments…I wouldn’t say Jenn was purposefully being mean to Nina, but Jenn is younger. I’m not going to talk poorly about anybody. I chose not to do that on the show. These are humans who are just like me going crazy with no sleep and no food. And you have weird reactions. Were some of the reactions more juvenile than I would have hoped for? Absolutely. Did I play that to my advantage? 100%.

Holmes: It seemed like your relationship with Jenn went south when she started buddying up with Joe. Was that accurate?
Sly: It’s not because I had a crush on her or because I was jealous of Joe. What they chose to portray, from my perspective, was highly inaccurate of my character and what happened out there. What really went down was she developed a more natural connection with Joe. Right off the bat she and I were quirky and fun, and we had a willingness to express ourselves where everyone else was more reserved. I felt that initial connection. She’s the first person I had a whole conversation with. She was the only person I could tell right away was a game player. When she developed that connection to Joe…I’m not going to say she has a crazy crush on Joe, but she likes Joe, I noticed that. I noticed that was going to shift power away from me in a way that’s not going to benefit me.

Holmes: How do you feel about the term “No Collar.”
Sly: I feel like No Collar represents those who are governed by their own desires. They’re motivated, instead of by money, but that which will bring them the most amount of happiness. I feel like another aspect of No Collars is those who’ve been able to make their own careers. If it’s a jewelry designer, it’s someone who has a little jewelry empire. The most successful No Collar is probably Steve Jobs. He made one of the biggest companies in the world and he was a college dropout. That to me is No Collar. Someone who has a dream, a vision, a quest and they go for it.
Holmes: Do you believe Jeff Probst is a No Collar?
Sly: I don’t know Jeff that well, but from what I can tell? Yeah. I don’t know his history, but he’s the host and executive producer of one of the greatest TV shows ever made. He loves it. You can see that he hasn’t lost his absolute glee and appreciation for the game.

Holmes: Alright, word association time…
Sly: Oh boy…
Holmes: I know. Let’s start with Nina.
Sly: Kind…subtle…(laughs).
Holmes: There are no wrong answers here.
Sly: Word association is hard. There are things that come up like, “insecure.” Nina is insecure, however I don’t need to talk crap  about people who in the real world I really care about. In the game Nina was insecure, that’s obvious.
Holmes: Well, it doesn’t have to be negative. And I call it word association, but use all the words you need.
Sly: The gameplay characters? I wanted to (expletive deleted) tear Joe’s head off in the (expletive deleted) game. But in real life he’s like my little brother. I want to take him to festivals and introduce him  to a world where people embrace each other and truly accept each other for what they are. In game vs. out game? Are you asking about their characters in general?
Holmes: The first thing that pops into your head when you hear their name.
Sly: OK. Nina shines joy through her smile.
Holmes: Jenn?
Sly: Quirky, whimsical, doesn’t give a (expletive deleted).
Holmes: Hali?
Sly: Cute, has a mysterious depth that she only shares with those who get really close.
Holmes: Joe?
Sly: Fun, playful, talented, and immature.
Holmes: We’ll finish off with Will.
Holmes: (Laughs)
Sly: I’m just kidding. (Laughs) Will is a devoted, charismatic, family man.

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‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’ Episode 2 Recap: Bet Your Bottom, Collar

March 4, 2015

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Last Week: Carolyn snagged an idol, like you’d take a hat off a rack, Sierra didn’t approve of the size of Dan’s sack, and So went to Nicaragua twice and each time was sent back.

39 Days, 18 People, 1 “Survivor” Blog…

Let’s take a look at these tribes as they currently stand…

The Masaya Tribe (wearing yellow)
Carolyn – Corporate Executive, 52
Joaquin – Marketing Director, 27
Max – Media Consultant, 37
Shirin – Yahoo Executive, 31
Tyler – Ex-Talent Agent Assistant, 33

The Escameca Tribe (wearing blue)
Dan – Postal Worker, 47
Kelly – State Trooper, 44
Lindsey – Hair Dresser, 24
Mike – Oil Driller, 38
Rodney – General Contractor, 24
Sierra – Barrel Racer, 27

The Nagarote Tribe (wearing red)
Hali – Law Student, 25
Jenn – Sailing Instructor, 22
Joe – Jewelry Designer, 25
Nina – Hearing Advocate, 51
Vince – Coconut Vendor, 32
Will – YouTube Sensation, 41

Things kick off over at the Blue Collar Bar and Grille where Dan has somehow lost his tiny undies in the ocean. No worries though, he made a new pair out of a shirt. He’s like an underwear MacGyver.

Lindsey thinks the underwear stunt is all a ploy to get back into the tribe’s good graces. So, Dan loses his undies and it’s strategy, but when I do it I’m a creep.

Later on, the White Collars are finally able to create fire. Max takes the opportunity to relax, strip off his shorts, and go skinny dipping. He claims to be honoring Richard Hatch, but the most recent player to lose their undies is technically Dan.

Backup Joke: Now that they have fire, let’s hope he doesn’t feel the need to honor Mike Skupin.

Everyone finds this amusing, except for Shirin who finds it inspiring. She drops her undies and shows everyone her Yahoo.

Over at the No Collar Commune, Hali’s trying to make friends with Nina, but Nina is having trouble hearing her.

Later, Hali and Jenn go skinny dipping themselves and Nina is upset that she wasn’t invited. This is like the nakedest episode ever.

Nina calls them out on excluding her and things get really emotional and uncomfortable. Will tries to cheer her up, but it’s obvious to him that there’s a target on her back.

Back at Blue Collar, everyone is playing a fun basketball game they invented…everyone except for Mike. He’s annoyed because there’s work to be done. C’mon people, those scorpions aren’t going to eat themselves.

At No Collar, Vince confronts Joe about their shelter tiff from last week. Boys, you’re both pretty. It looks like the lines are breaking Vince, Nina, and Will vs. Joe, Hali, and Jenn.

Immunity Challenge Time: A player from each team will navigate a ball through a series of obstacles. Once they get to the end, the next person will transport another ball. Once all five balls have been brought to the end, they’ll shoot them into a goal basketball-style. First tribe to sink all five shots wins immunity and fishing gear. The second team wins immunity, fishing line, lures, and a spear. The third tribe wins self doubt.

Kelly will sit for Blue Collar while Nina will sit for the No Collars. Probst thinks it’s odd that Dan is going to play, but Dan promises to prove his worth to his tribe.

The Survivors are ready and they go. Impressively, Dan manages to best both Vince and Tyler in the first round. Way to be, Danny.

The rest of the relay portion is pretty even until Will gets stuck in an obstacle and costs his tribe a ton of time.

The White Collars are the first to reach the final platform and start shooting. They sink their first shot right as the Blues join them.

The No Collars finally make it to the platform, but Joaquin is on fire. He hits the shots and gives the White Collars the win. Sierra’s right behind them, racking up all five baskets in quick succession.

See Mike, and you thought camp basketball was a waste of time.

Over at the No Collar camp, Hali points out that they’re going to have to make a decision and that isn’t a No Collar trait. Just be people. Be a person. You’re not a collar. Or a lack of a collar.

My head hurts.

Anywho…Vince thinks that Will is a target because he was too exhausted during the challenge, but it might be a good chance to blindside Joe.  You know, their best challenge competitor.

Meanwhile, Jenn pitches the idea of getting rid of Vince to Joe and Will. Joe seems into it, but he’s worried about Nina being the weakest link. They decide to split the vote between Vince and Nina and then vote out Nina if nobody plays an idol.

Later, Will lets us know that he doesn’t want to get rid of Nina and the vote splitting is their opportunity to flip the game. Wow…did not expect that level of strategy from a non-fan.

Vince kinda wants to keep Joe around because of his challenge strength. So, it looks like they’re going to target Jenn.


Oh wait, Nina tells Will that Vince is worried about Will’s health. This upsets Will.

So many twists. Like forty in five minutes.

That night at Tribal, fire still represents life.

Nina feels left out because she’s an older person and because of her hearing disability.

Jenn thinks it’s a game and she should deal with it.

Vince thinks he’s right in the middle. He also thinks he’s the glue that keeps the tribe together. But like a really safe organic glue made from ox tears.

Joe thinks the person who needs to go home will go home. Buh…

Jenn admits that her and Hali are bros. But, winning challenges is her top priority.

Will thinks she’s talking about him because water is a “black man’s kryptonite.”

Jenn thinks she could be on the chopping block, but she’s psyched to be at Tribal Council.

Voting Time: Nina votes for Jenn, Hali votes for Vince, Joe votes for Nina, and the rest are sooper secret.

Oh boy, the kids went for the split.

JPro tallies and returns. We’ve got one vote for Jenn, one vote for Vince, one vote for Nina, one vote for Jenn, one vote for Vince, and the second person to be eliminated from “Survivor: Worlds Apart” is…Vince.


Verdict: Well, I certainly didn’t see that coming. When I was on location, it looked like Vince and Hali were buddying up.

As for this season…more! Bring me more!

Who’s Going to Win? Lindsey FTW.

Power Rankings Results: Josh had Vince in spot 10, Reed had him in spot 13, and I had him in spot 14. So, the current score is Team Josh 10, Team Reed 13, and Team Gordon 14. That second sentence felt really redundant.

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‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 1 – “Hey, Girl” Edition

March 3, 2015

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Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three combatants will create separate power rankings. The ranking of the person who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the two players will earn. For example, if Tyler is voted out this week, Josh will receive two points, Reed will receive five points, and Gordon will receive thirteen points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

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Josh’s Score = 0

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Reed’s Score = 0

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Gordon’s Score = 0

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 1. Joe: Joe is in a great position on his tribe.  He seems to be the one the rest of the tribe looks to for the final decision.  I think we will see a lot of Joe this season.
  1. Joe: I’m still placing him up top because of all of his skills he’s shown us early on.  My continuing reservation with him however is that he may be “too good” at everything (making fire, being liked by others, solving puzzles, etc.) and that can quickly ruffle other competitors feathers… cough*Vince*cough.
 1. Max:  Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer thinks Max is an “armchair quarterback.” Well, the bearded-one didn’t go three-and-out in his first Tribal. He’s got a solid alliance and he and Shirin are apparently giving new meaning to the term “Survivor Buff.”
  2. Tyler: Possibly the one who convinced Shirin and Max to vote So.  He was the go between in the tribe, and for that I put him on top of the White Collars.
 2. Shirin: The fact that she blew the puzzle and still didn’t appear to be on the block bodes well for her social game.  Early on she took the initiative and reached out to Carolyn to form an alliance, they linked up with Max, and then in turn they pulled in Tyler, thus giving them the majority – all very good things for her right now.  2. Shirin: You know who else was going to go with the 50-piece puzzle if they had a lead? Me. So, I’m not going to go too hard on Shirin for making that call. Now she’s got numbers and her alliance has the idol. Give this woman a tarantula to eat and she’ll have a perfect setup.
  3. Jenn: I liked Jenn much more than I thought I would from pre-game.  She seems to be in the best position as far the woman go on No Collar.  Athletic, level-headed, and gets along great with the both sexes.  Joe, Jenn, and Hali for a long-term power alliance, very possible.
  3. Carolyn: I’m liking how perceptive she is.  Her head is up and she is clocking every little thing that her tribe mates are doing.  This is crucial in this game, and ultimately it led her to the hidden immunity idol.  The fact that she didn’t play it telegraphs to me that she’s feeling a high level of trust right now among her alliance.
 3. Carolyn: She found an idol while others were looking for it and used it to lock in Tyler’s vote. Yeah, baby!

  4. Max: Didn’t hear from him as much as I had hoped with White Collar going to the first Council, but he would easily be safe if in his future were back-to-back Tribals.
  4. Max: Currently it feels like he’s part of the movers and shakers on his tribe.  Getting snuggly into the numbers is something he appears to have done very nicely.  Well done, sir.
 4. Lindsey: Not many people could headbutt a bamboo pole and keep going, but Lindsey’s double tough. Seems like she’s safely in the Blue Collar’s dominant alliance, too.
 5. Carolyn: Finding an idol on “Survivor” – Awesome.  Finding an idol in the first three days – Epic.  Finding an idol without a clue based on what other tribe members are doing – Priceless.  5. Tyler: He too appears to be in the numbers and is now also armed with the information of where the hidden immunity idol is.  It will be interesting to see what he does with this combination of things.  5. Sierra: My big problem with the opening twist was that even if you picked the “Honest” option, it didn’t guarantee that your tribe would believe you. It was smart of Sierra to sow that seed of doubt.

 6. Rodney: I’m surprised at myself for putting him this high on the list, but I get the sense from his tribe’s dynamics that he’s actually in a pretty good position if he doesn’t blow it.  6. Jenn: Got some good camera time taking us through her thought process.  To me, this shows that she is considering things strategically.  However, if she isn’t a bit more careful in her dealings with the boys on her tribe, it all may come to a head in a way she may not desire.  If she doesn’t soothe Vince’s insecurities, she will likely have to pick sides very soon.  6. Jenn: There was a valuable lesson hidden in the “Survivor” premiere; base your alliance on more than hair accessories. I wouldn’t worry about Jenn too much though, it Joe and Vince do throw down, she’ll be able to work with the winner.

 7. Sierra: No reason not to like her.  I can’t imagine the guys on Blue Collar voting her out anytime soon.  7. Lindsey: We’ve been shown her growing closer to Rodney for a reason.  Also, I see good camaraderie happening with Sierra and Kelly too.  To me, she feels like she is in a good place right now.  7. Kelly: Kelly was present in the most recent episode of “Survivor.” I’m assuming she’s safer than Dan.

  8. Hali: I like Hali.  I think she is going to team up with Joe and Jenn.  I’d root for that the whole game.
 8. Rodney: Looks like a beast in challenges.  Who doesn’t want that around for a while?  Seems to be making good inroads with others on his tribe and also was shown initiating a play to potentially take out Dan if the opportunity arises.  Spot the weakest link and point it out to others – a solid move.  8. Mike: Hehehehehehehe…heh… heh…heh… All anyone at basecamp would talk about while I was at “Survivor” was Mike eating that scorpion. Good times. Here’s hoping he doesn’t regret being buddies with Dan as much as he did munching that arachnid.

 9. Shirin: The fact that Shirin wasn’t ever brought up as a potential castaway to go home after she underperformed at the challenge, says a lot about her social game.  Watch out for this one, we may see her at the FTC.  9. Sierra: Besides seeing her and Lindsey briefly involved in a set-to with Dan over the shelter, there’s not a lot to go on here.  But that moment did show us that it looks like she will be in the majority on her tribe.  9. Rodney: He made some friends and he targeted Dan, not a bad first three days for Rodney. The big question I have is; which one of Harry Potter’s grandfathers is Dan supposed to be like? Lily’s father or James’s father?
 10. Vince: I have to say I enjoyed watching him and his paranoia in the first days when his tribe wasn’t even going to see Jeff.  He may be a bit of a loose cannon this season, but for now, his tribe really needs him.
  10. Kelly: Came across slightly as the voice of reason with undertones of casual leadership during the shelter building snafu.  She’s got the maturity needed navigate the pressure of these types of situations.
 10. Hali: We didn’t see much from Hali the rule-breaking lawyer, but she doesn’t strike me as the No Collar’s first boot.
  11. Lindsey: Not much from her this episode, but I have no fear we are going to get a lot from her in the future.  At least I hope so.
 11. Mike: His positivity and happy-go-lucky attitude can go a long way in this game, so can his staring fire, solving puzzles, and winning for his tribe.  He seems on the side of the numbers, but yet still he takes a moment to comfort Dan too.  Smart.  Oh, and Mike, take it from me – a guy who tried to eat anything and everything on that island – you’ve got to cook those scorpions first.  11. Joe: Startin’ fires! Buildin’ shelters! Destroyin’ puzzles! Nobody had a better first episode than Joe. So, why is he so low in my rankings? Because I don’t think this Vince thing is over just yet.
  12. Mike: A scorpion?  Really?  I may start calling him Mindless Mike.  It didn’t even make sense why he ate it.  Bad choices.  We are going to see a lot more bad choices from this one.
  12. Hali: Too soon to tell.  Haven’t heard a ton from her and I don’t particularly have any reason to see that as a bad thing right now.  Can’t imagine her not settling into the numbers.  Keep on doing your thing, gurl.
 12. Will: I’m picturing the final Tribal Council where an angry No Collar juror tears Will apart for failing to deliver those day-one sandwiches. Poor Will.

  13. Kelly: One of the few castaways that I don’t have strong feelings about.  She could stay, she could go.
  13. Vince: Yikes. That conversation with Jenn shows the audience that Vince is ruled by his emotions.  Players like this make me nervous because they’re great when they feel loved, but super unpredictable when they feel insecure.  People tend to lash out at things that threaten their ego; in Vince’s case that threat feels like Joe.  He does has his physicality going for him right now though.
 13. Tyler: Tyler might not appreciate how close he came to being the first one out. Max, Carolyn, and Shirin wanted So to be their fourth when Tyler wasn’t ready to commit to an alliance. He’d better wake up because he’s on a tribe with some serious players.
 14. Will: I have Will this low because he is not as physically in shape as the other members of his tribe, and that could easily be a reason to cast votes his way.  14. Will: I kind of feel right now for Will that no news is good news.  14. Vince: Ah Vince, nobody blames you for falling for Jenn. She’s delightful. However, I will blame you or not being cool when Super Joe was starting fires in a single bound. Joe is a much better ally than opponent at this point.

 15. Dan: Based on what we saw this episode, Dan would be the first to go if his tribe goes to the treehouse.  He’s a great character for the show, but as far as surviving, I don’t think he has long.
 15. Nina: Spent more time on her knees in the challenge than she did moving forward.  This could be overlooked if her social game was a good one, but from the looks of the preview, that sadly seems to be on its knees too.
 15. Joaquin: Joaquin said “Survivor” is “the same (expletive deleted) over and over” and he’s right. Alliances are made on day one and people caught in lies are quickly sent home. He’s not a goner though, with the three-tribe format, he just has to make sure the White Collars don’t come in last.

 16. Nina: We saw the preview where she flips out on her tribe, a possible sign that she is at the bottom of the No Collars.
 16. Dan: When you have someone saying “he’s the one person that doesn’t belong” to the camera, you know it’s been said to other people on the tribe.  This mentality can spread like wildfire early on.  His outbursts over the shelter combined with his age difference and strong opinions could be just enough to send him to Ponderosa – that is if someone else doesn’t dig their own grave first.  16. Nina: If the trailer is to be believed, (and often it isn’t) it looks like Nina could be in some serious trouble. If there’s one thing the laid-back No Collars won’t stand for, it’s someone harshing their buzz. (Is that how you use that term? I’m old.)

  17. Joaquin: Will White Collar lose immunity for the second straight time?  I think it’s very possible.  As a member of Coyopa, I know how easy it is to fall into a losing steak during the game.  Joaquin lost the other half of the deceitful duo, and I don’t think his tribe will be happy with him still being around.
 17. Joaquin:  There is so much mistrust of him as a result of the shady business with So, in addition to his oddly surprising lack of ability to lie convincingly.  He was on the outside of the numbers for the vote and with tribes this small, there is no place to hide.  If they lose again, I think he’s a dead man Joaquin.  17. Dan: White Collars might not know how to start a fire, but they know better than to refer to other people’s ideas as “stupid.” As an older guy on a younger tribe, Dan needed to hang back. Instead he might’ve earned himself some alone time with So.

A Sneak Peek at the Second ‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’ Immunity Challenge

March 3, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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There were a lot of things to get excited about during my visit to the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” set in Nicaragua. There was a cast full of gamers, the return of the killer three-tribe format, and a calm cove that is perfect for water challenges.

While I was out there, I had the opportunity to check out a special test run of the season’s first water-based (and second overall)  immunity challenge.

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To start, five members from each tribe will gather on platform. The first member of each tribe will dive from the first platform and swim to a second. Once they’re on the second platform, they’ll take a ball and run it along a rope. The rope twists and turns around the obstacle that is attached to the second platform. Once they’ve gotten the ball over the obstacle, they’ll climb the obstacle themselves and jump into the water.

From there, the players will have to maneuver the ball over, around, and through a floating obstacle.

Then they’ll swim the ball to the final platform. Once they’ve placed the ball in a basket, the next member of their tribe will start the course. When all five of the balls are in the basket, the tribe will have to shoot them, basketball-style into a floating goal. The first two tribes to sink all five shots wins immunity.

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‘Survivor’ Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer Explains Which Puzzle Was Faster

March 2, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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I had a chance to speak with Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer shortly after “Survivor: Worlds Apart’s” first immunity challenge. While we chatted, I asked him about the Blue Collar puzzle peeking, which puzzle was faster, and which collar he thinks he’d wear…

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Gordon Holmes: I loved the first challenge with all of the decisions. Where did that idea come from?
John Kirhoffer. Jeff asked for it. He said the first challenge really has to show how these class structures think. How will the White Collars do it differently from the Blue Collars differently from the No Collars. Actually in Season 10 in Palau we did a challenge with a choice, where they ran into a supply dump. It’s an immunity challenge, so if you get to the end you can have immunity or you can take this big jug of fresh water or a box that has a fire-making kit. You can take what you want, but if you don’t get to the end first, you don’t win. We thought that would make some controversy, and sure enough it did. You had people yelling at each other. It rippled through the first half of the season.
Holmes: Are we going to see more of these decision-based challenges?
Kirhoffer: Not to that degree. But, Jeff would like them to make decisions more often. There will probably be more dilemmas at rewards.

Holmes: Probst said this is the most tested challenge you’ve ever done. Why?
Kirhoffer:  Jeff says a lot of things.
Holmes: What’s his deal?
Kirhoffer: (Laughs) Actually, we spent a lot of time on those puzzles. We took them to everybody. Everybody on the Dream Team, everyone in the art department, everybody in accounts…
Challenge Production Member Chris Millhouse: Medical.
Kirhoffer: The medical department. Chris went around to everybody with those puzzles. Annoying people in the middle of their workday. Yeah, I can stop doing accounting in the middle of the day for twenty minutes to do your silly puzzle. And then today, what was the time on those puzzles? It wasn’t twenty minutes.
Millhouse: Yeah, the whole challenge didn’t take 20 minutes.
Kirhoffer: All three puzzles averaged 20 minutes
Millhouse: Red team took about seven minutes.
Kirhoffer: Wow. That was the quickest I’ve ever seen that puzzle.
Millhouse: A girl in medical did it in five minutes.
Holmes: We’re talking about Joe killing that puzzle?
Kirhoffer: Yeah.
Holmes: I’m not a good judge of how long it took me to do it in the press challenge, but it felt like forever.
Kirhoffer: Yeah, you know how it goes. And most people did it like you did it, “Where’s this next one go?” And Joe was just zoned in. It’s like he had Spider-Man vision.
Holmes: It hurt my soul to see how well he did it.
Kirhoffer:  (Laughs)
Holmes: Blue Collar got some help with the puzzle. They did some peeking. But, you’ve said before, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” However, all three tribes weren’t doing the same puzzle. I feel like if I was behind and saw one of the tribes doing a puzzle that could be copied, maybe I’d go for that.
Kirhoffer: So put it pretty succinctly when she pointed out that No Collar finished and they didn’t take the puzzle apart. They didn’t care that the tribe next to them was going to look over. And that’s on them. Now there’s a conspiracy theory, maybe it’s paranoia, that the White Collars think the No Collars left it up because they’re ganging up on them.

Holmes: What can we look forward to this season challenge-wise?
Kirhoffer: Our next challenge will be a water challenge. Weather permitting. We have a couple of really fun water challenges coming up. We have a couple of things we haven’t seen yet. I can tell you their names. We’ve got “Houses of the Hole-y,” which has a really cool, larger-than-life puzzle at the end that has a lot of holes. We have a challenge coming up in episode six that is probably the challenge I am most excited for this season called “Air Raid.” All we can tell you is it’s big, fun, lots of energy, it has a real “Wow” factor to it.
Holmes: You need to do a challenge with a Police title for me.
Kirhoffer: We’ve had to have had one, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”?
Holmes: Like “Truth Hits Everybody” and it can be a blindfold challenge.
Kirhoffer: I love The Police too.

Holmes: I know you’re sick of this. I don’t care. Are we going to see an “Eat Something Gross” challenge?
Kirhoffer: We’ve been looking. But people don’t eat a lot of gross things here. We made “Survivor” smoothies, which are gross, but I’m not sure if it played. When you see Jeff put the stuff in…it’s pretty gross. It might be a miss this year.

Holmes: What do you think of this cast?
Kirhoffer: Oh, this cast is awesome! I love Blue Collar Mike, I think he’s great. What do you guys think?
Millhouse:  I like So Kim.
Kirhoffer: You’re in love with So Kim.
Millhouse: I’m not IN love with So Kim.
Kirhoffer: It’s day three, so I haven’t seen much. But I’m expecting a lot from Kelly. I think Kelly’s going to be great. (Laughs) I even like Rodney.
Millhouse: (Laughs)
Kirhoffer: He’s built like Russell Hantz, he sounds like “Boston” Rob, he’s got some intensity. And Max Dawson, there are so many armchair quarterback who have dissected the show. And he’s the ultimate armchair quarterback. Good to see him out on the field.

Holmes: It’s kind of amazing how the tribes have embraced these White Collar, Blue Collar, No Collar roles.
Kirhoffer: I love it. We batted around a lot of different themes. We’d already done the Blood vs. Water twice and other things. We had a lot of ideas, then Jeff sent us a couple we weren’t crazy about. And then he passed that one down. We’ve toyed with Liberals and Conservatives and things like this, but everybody on the creative team immediately got behind it. And even on day one, everybody understands that these are three class structures in America. But, we all have a different view of what they are. Hopefully we’ll get some passionate water cooler talk.
Holmes: Probst says he’s No Collar. Do you buy that?
Kirhoffer: Not for a minute. The other day he said, “Everybody on this crew is No Collar. Kirhoffer, you’re no collar.” And I said, “By my definition, I was surfing at 6:30 this morning and I could’ve stayed in, but I had to get out because I have a piece of paper that tells me what time I have to be at work.” So, I guess that makes me Blue Collar. I’m middle management around here.

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