The guys are already saying they are here to win the game, not to fall for women in bikinis. Yeah, we’ll see…
The voiceover lets us know that this season is all about “Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules” and give us the stats: “39 days, 18 people, 1 Survivor.”
But we all know that Survivor is really about the day to day bickering that is heightened when you trow a million dollar prize into the mix, right?
Jeff welcomed all 18 contestants and picked out a few people to talk to: a guy named Tarzan and a girl named Kourtney (in a knitted penguin hat, although it’s probably quite warm) and Colton, who is (hear our dreams shatter, ladies) clearly gay.
Remember this was all filmed a while ago, so the contestants didn’t know what we know: that they would be divided into two tribes that will live side-by-side on the same beach. The girls chattered noisily about it, while the guys looked a bit dazed and confused.
Troyzan just grumbled to the camera about being out-named by a guy called Tarzan.
The girls get the name Salani Tribe and the color blue and the men the name Manono Tribe and the color orange (complementary opposites, get it?) Jeff immediately got the tribes going at each other, telling them to hurry up and strip the contents off an old truck parked there.
The girls understandably have an issue with the guys when they steal stuff like an axe that they already had set aside in their pile. An axe to grind already! And they started setting up camps side by side but very close to each other. Could be interesting!
The girls won the first victory of the day, catching chickens for dinner. The guys actually had the nerve to ask them for one of their chickens after stealing that axe. The Salani Tribe only considered it because the men have a fire going and they can’t seem to do it.
Then it was the turn of the Manono Tribe to be annoyed when the women suggest trading fire for a chicken. Was I the only one screaming at the TV for them to share the fire and the chicken and just eat?
First guy to befriend the girls was Colton. Matt the attorney warns him off getting too friendly with them but that paid off when Sabrina found an Immunity Idol with the instructions to give it to a member of the Manono Tribe.
Of course Colton gets it! And he has some (harsh?) words for Matt, who better watch out because he will “cut his throat faster than Taylor Swift can write a song about her latest ex-boyfriend.”
The tribes’ first challenge involved jumping from a 25-foot tower, so it could hardly be a surprise someone got hurt. Kourtney broke her wrist in several places and is out of the game immediately. So there was no Tribal Council.
I didn’t quite understand this part when Jeff gave the men the choice between finishing the challenge without Kourtney or just being declared the winners and receiving immunity. The guys choose the immediate immunity, saving the girls from a Tribal Council vote.
So what did you think of the Survivor: One World premiere? Are you sorry to see Kourtney go like that?