September 25, 2018 at 12:24 pm #10442283
New season starts Sept 26September 25, 2018 at 12:26 pm #10442284September 28, 2018 at 12:59 am #10442290
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Looks like a great season. I thought I missed something then all of a sudden NY guy is on a gurney.September 28, 2018 at 1:01 am #10442291
Roboticist Nerd for the Win! That kid is hilarious, I could probably watch the whole season with just him lmao.
Sad about that guy though.September 29, 2018 at 5:25 pm #10442297
Great first episode. Good variety in players and personalities. Great start seeing the 2 David’s beat the 2 Goliaths straight out the gate.
To bad he got hurt., I wanted to see who they voted offSeptember 29, 2018 at 5:28 pm #10442298
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Okay, let’s start with the injury Pat sustained after the challenge that knocked him out of the game. What can you tell us about what exactly happened and how you all responded to this terribly unfortunate incident, which, as you mentioned, was a first for this show?
JEFF PROBST: What a lot of fans might not know is that we often have to transport the players quite a distance to get to a challenge, or even Tribal Council. So we have boats that are designated only for their travel. We pick them up at their beach and take them back. We never include it on the show because they are in lockdown, and so nothing is happening from a gameplay point of view. And in 37 seasons of doing this, we have never had an issue until now.
The David tribe was heading back to their beach after losing the immunity challenge. The weather was quite bad and the sea was rough. The boat hit a big wave and Pat got rocked. The pain was so intense that our boat captain immediately turned around and headed back to the challenge location. Medical was called, and when Dr. Joe arrived he assessed very quickly that Pat would have to be pulled from the game because there was too much uncertainty surrounding the injury.
It was a devastating moment for everybody. Pat and his family had sacrificed so much to get the time away from work and his loved ones, and despite a bit of a bossy start, he was genuinely liked by everybody on his tribe. And perhaps the worst part of all of it was how it happened… while being a passenger on what should have been uneventful boat ride back to camp.
What happened to Pat after he was officially pulled from the game and got on that chopper?
As you saw, our medical and safety team was on it very fast. Pat was transported, along with one of our doctors, via helicopter to a hospital where they were waiting for him. He underwent testing to see if there was any severe damage, and I’m happy to report there was not. That is not to say he was not in tremendous pain. He had trouble walking for a few days, but has made a full recovery.
You’ve been in a lot of gnarly weather before, but take us through that immunity challenge. Just how bad was it, and did it impact the contest in terms of the players being able to hear their callers or anything else?
That was one of my favorite challenges ever on Survivor because of the scope of the challenge and, as you noted, the gnarly weather! I loved it. It was raining so hard that I couldn’t even hear my own voice. And we all know what a big “voice” I have. The rain was sideways. But what you saw in terms of strategy was how people deal with crisis. Both leaders, Christian and Alison, did a great job in their own way of managing the stress. I was really impressed with how calm they remained. I can’t fully explain the adrenaline rush you get when you know you are shooting something that cannot be repeated; the stakes are huge, and beautiful Mother Nature decides to pop in and add another layer of conflict and drama.
When you all were mapping this opening challenge on the boat out, who did you feel had the advantage going in: the Goliaths in picking the players without knowing exactly what the contest was, or the Davids in picking all the stages both teams had to perform throughout?
We didn’t know. That’s why it was so exciting. I haven’t been that nervous for a marooning in years. Truly nervous. It was a giant, risky idea. Could we pull off a challenge that illustrated the theme of the season — which is, “It’s not who has the advantage, it’s what is the advantage” — in a way that was unpredictable and fair? I think we achieved it. I am so proud of our challenge team. It was a monstrous task. And once again, the Survivor gods gave us a gift when Christian slays the slide puzzle with his secret weapon. Right on theme. Sure, you could ask for more from your opening challenge, but you’d be a greedy fool.
Okay, rough start for the players with the cyclone and all. What can you tease for next week’s episode?
The weather continues, relationships and alliances really start to form, and you finally get to see Tribal Council and it is outstanding!October 31, 2018 at 12:25 am #10442389
Amazing how the Goliath’s are turning on each other.November 1, 2018 at 2:39 pm #10442394
David’s are doing great, shame to lose the MMA girl, another David from an injury.
Fantastic that the Davids can be against the odds on a 3vs2 in every tribe and come out on top in 2 tribal councils!November 23, 2018 at 5:02 pm #10442455
Been a great season. Even though too much secret advantages, I loved that it favored the Davids and made some killer tribal blindsides.November 30, 2018 at 4:52 pm #10442471
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Oh I’m watching this, I want Christian to win he is always so likable.November 30, 2018 at 5:05 pm #10442474
I feel Christian made a bad move turning on the people who saved him twice and using an idol for him.
This season is open for anyone to win its a good seasonNovember 30, 2018 at 5:09 pm #10442475
I’m still for Christian for the win.
What I also like about this season is that the contestants that get voted off haven’t been walking away bitter. Most have turned and acknowledge the game play, even some of the jury have walked in with some smiles and thumbs up. I find that refreshing. The American version of Survivor is usually with bitter juries at the end, Australian Survivor ALL of them leave with such pleasant natures that it’s mind boggling lolDecember 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm #10442524
I’ll bet Gabby got jealous lol, likely something she wasn’t even consciously aware of, when Christian’s gf made an appearance. She can spin it all she wants, but I’ll bet deep down somewhere inside it played a factor.
Gabby played that move too soon also imo.December 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm #10442532
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First time watching, I can relate to that Christian guy, too bad he goneFebruary 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm #10442589
I was glad that a David won
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