Skip to comments.Survivor Gabon: Backup thread
Posted on 09/25/2008 1:26:50 AM PDT by JillValentine
Premiers Thur. Sept. 25 @ 8PM ET/PT
Well, the original thread has disappeared for the moment, along with most of the rest of the archives, so this can be a temporary thread for this week.
Survivor: Gabon premiers tonight, Thursday September 25, at 8PM ET/PT, on SeeBS, of course. Eighteen new contestants will be dropped into the jungles of the equatorial African nation of Gabon. This season includes Exile (formerly Exile Island). Survivors who are Exiled will have a choice of receiving either a clue to a hidden immunity idol, or a form of instant comfort (food, pillows, etc.) The idea is to see if any contestants are dumb enough to take comfort over a chance at immunity.
The Survivors must outwit, outplay, and outlast one another to claim the $1 million prize. Who will be the sole Survivor?
Contestants from left to right: Michelle Chase, Charlie Herschel, Gillian Larson, Paloma Soto-Castillo, Corinne Kaplan, Susie Smith, Crystal Cox, Dan Kay, Ken Hoang, Jessica "Sugar" Kiper, Ace Gordon, Randy Bailey, Jacque Berg, Kelly Czarnecki, Marcus Lehman, Danny "GC" Brown, Matty Whitmore, Bob Crowley.
Episode 1 title: "Want to See the Elephant Dung?"
In this first episode, the contestants will divide into two tribes based on a good old schoolyard pick 'em. Gillian and Bob, the two oldest Survivors, will be given the honor of beginning the selections. Each selected contestant will in turn choose their next tribemate.
After the tribes are chosen, the Survivors will go immediately into their first challenge, which appears to involve racing to the top of a hill. The first tribe to the top will win a large bag of rice. In addition, the first individual from each tribe to the top will win individual immunity good for their first Tribal Council.
The next challenge will be for tribal immunity. Six players from each tribe will be tied together and will run through an obstacle course. At the end of the course, they must dig for bags of puzzle pieces. The remaining three contestants from each tribe must assemble a long puzzle of their tribe's flag. First tribe to finish wins immunity.
Fang Tribe (Red): Crystal, Dan, Danny, Gillian, Ken, Matty, Michelle, Randy, Susie.
Kota Tribe (Yellow): Ace, Bob, Charlie, Corinne, Jacque, Jessica, Kelly, Marcus, Paloma.
Spoilers (highlight to see):
Immunity Winner: Kota
Voted Off: Gillian
Back after the show with the recap.
I am a big fan of the show. I like the immunity idol idea but it’s time to juice it up again. ( I was a little bored with it last season)
Are your spoilers for certain or best educated guess.
A little bit on our local entry, Ms Cox.
I don’t think she’ll get as far as she thinks.
Thanks for the ping.
Thanks for the reminder and ping!
I’m so glad you’ve taken the Survivor mantle! Looking forward to Gabon tonight.
WooHoo!! It’s about time!! Looking forward to tonight! I have no pre-televised opinions on the contestants yet, but I’m thrilled that Survivor has returned. Since Hurricane Ike came calling there has been nothing on the 6 channels of TV that I’m currently getting.
About 95% certain on the winning tribe. 50% certain on the first boot.
A good wrinkle for each season. Have one episode where the person that gets voted out at tribal council gets to pick another person to join them. That would make the first vote rather interesting, especially if they let them know ahead of time that this will happen.
Does it sound like a long episode tonight or will there be two episodes?
Jeff could have a basket with 12 poker chips, using up one chip per T.C. The bootee gets to pick one from the hat. If it’s red, the bootee gets to pick someone else to get booted. Those two will be enemies for life!
Very good idea!
Why is it that each season there is a set of lovebirds and nobody seems to learn from past episodes that keeping them is really bad ju-ju?
Enemies for life. ;0)
tvguide.com shows 121 minutes long and one person getting voted off.
The Top Ten Official Reasons Survivor III, Africa Stinks
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Anybody here? Are these choices stupid or what?
Olympic relay girl sucked on the first physical challenge.
Yep.... looks like she never ran stairs.
One team looks alot crappier than the other team.
Man, I hate commercials.
Hey, kjam. This could be good bec of how bad the teams are.
HD shots are awesome.
Yeah... these teams are LOUSY.
Randy is a dumbass. Jillian is anoying..but a has a lot of good info.
“A long time.” LMAO
a small scratch...
I think Marcus may have latent issues.
We have us a bromance!!!!
And a nerd/hot chick alliance?!?!
Immunity idol looks a bit like Buckwheat.
This is sad.
Horrible performance. Horrible digging.
I mean, Thong Thucks.
The old chick can save herself by offering the tribe some Elephant Dung!!!!
These people are stoopid.
What’s the real name of this tribe, Fang?
WORST TRIBE EVER.
Looks like an Oprah discussion group...
Not that I’ve watched that for years...
Nobody could make fire?! Did anybody try.
Too late. Hehehehehe..
Advice to Marcus: Sleep on your back dude and don't drop the soap when Charlie is in the shower with you.......
Just now watching Charlie hit on Marcus in the canoe and man does that little fag make me sick!
Ahhhh....a romantic canoe trip.
GC short reign as “leader” was a preview of an Obama White House.
Which goes to prove, being called a leader does not make you leader. Hello, BO.
Bye, bye Buckwheat.
They didn’t have to be without Buckwheat very long.
Well, they found something they were better at. They should have put the ball on the pedistal anyway, just to prove they could ‘get-r-done’!
That was an example of “analytical thinking”? How did lawyer boy ever get through law school?
The lingering shots of him eying that apple was pretty funny.
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