Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Survivor: Game Changers - Season Premiere Blog Party


Everybody ready? We're in for a two-hour premiere. Woohoo! Got your snacks? Got your tasty adult beverages? It should be a good season with some really heavy duty competitors. As the show airs here on the east coast, I'll be live-blogging with all the major happenings. Refresh the page to see the latest news! But, as always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there!

In case you missed the pool match-up post, here are the picks --

From that World Class Lifeguard Laurie:
Here's the pool. First week is free. Whoever loses goes on one of the teams with only one member.

NUKU
Andrea Boehlke - Indiana Jane, ML
Brad Culpepper - Brian, Sharon N
Cirie Fields - Leonia Hart, Terry is a Texan
Debbie Wanner - Glenn, tbc
JT Thomas - Carol C, Petals
Ozzy Lusth - KelseyNY, Margo
Sarah Lacina - Delee, Rbennie
Sierra Thomas - Becky, monty924
Tai Trang - Cheryl in NC, Sharon C
Zeke Smith - Janice from GA,

MANA
Aubry Bracco - Ed in Ohio, meb
Caleb Reynolds - Cheryl, MikesGirl
Ciera Eastin - DonnaNY, PDX Granny
Hali Ford - Buzzmaam, Nana in the NW
Jeff Varner - Donna in FL, Rochelle
Malcolm Freberg - Judi Sweeney, Merrilee
Michaela Bradshaw - David,
Sandra Diaz-Twine - Jennasmom, SueGee
Tony Vlachos - Jackie, Paula Bell
Troyzan Robertson - Donna in Alabama, Lifeguard Laurie

Survivor fans ready?  

34th season, 500th episode. Jeff is talking to them all on the boat. The tribes are separated to Mana and Nuku. The boat is loaded with supplies for them to take and each tribe has a raft. A massive tool kit is there underwater for the first to untie it. Ozzy goes after it and no one else seems interested. There's also a secret advantage laying on the deck. Caleb finally heads into the water. I think it was either Hali or Sierra who grabbed up the advantage -- a blond. Ozzy got the tool kit for his tribe. They also have the chickens.

Tony runs away from his tribe saying he's going to look for the idol. His tribemates don't chase him but they are thinking of him as a target. Except Sandra who thinks they need him. Caleb falls in with them. 

Ah, it is Sierra who found the advantage. She can only use it when 13 or 6 are left in the game. It's a Legacy Advantage -- so if she goes, she must pass it on. There are goats hanging around their campsite. But, as someone mentioned -- if you kill a goat, you'd have to kill Tai first. Zeke is enamored with Cirie, Ozzy not so much. He blames her for voting him out their last season together. Cirie tried to extend the olive branch but Ozzy isn't totally on board. Cirie finds out from Tai that Ozzy is hesitating. Eep.

Back on Mana, Tony builds an underground spy bunker near that water. They're all suspicious of him. Caleb is getting close to him. Now the others are talking about getting rid of either Caleb or Tony. But Malcolm catches on that it's Ciera spreading most of the talk. Should they target her? 

First Immunity Challenge -- raft to platform, keys, obstacles, back to beach, puzzle pieces, form a ship's wheel, raise flag. Flint is the reward. This year if there is a tie at tribal, there will be no re-vote. Rocks will be pulled!  

NUKU wins Immunity! 

The general consensus is that Ciera needs to go. I like that. Unfortunately, since that seems to be the consensus, it probably won't come to fruition. She thinks it's Michaela going, though. Hmm. Uh-oh. Michaela is ticked that the others told Ciera they were all voting her (M) off. She doesn't react well and might have killed her own chance to stay with her reaction.

Tribal Council Time ... 

The tally:
Michaela, Ciera, Ciera, Ciera, Ciera, Ciera ... six is enough. 

That's what she gets for voting out her mother! Bye, Ciera!  

Tony wants to form an alliance. He goes to Aubry. They want Malcolm, Caleb and Sandra with them. Sandra is cool with it.  

Over on Nuku, Tai is already befriending and naming the chickens. 

In the dark of night, Tony goes to work on his spy bunker. Troyzan and Sandra spy on the spy. He sneaks around to spy on them ... and now the love is gone between Tony and Sandra. She wants him out. He doesn't trust her anymore. 

Cirie is picking up that JT and Ozzy are getting tight. She's in the market for an alliance, but not with them. She goes to Sarah, but in confessional we know Sarah won't have her back. She goes to Zeke. He wants to work with her but considers it too dangerous to align with her because so many are gunning for her. Even Debbie doesn't trust her. 

Yikes! Sandra is going around bad-mouthing my boy Tony and pitting all of the others against him. Varner is loving it. Me, not so much. But Tony is fighting back. He has Malcolm on his sie and Caleb. We have a Sandra/Tony war going on.

Immunity Challenge time. Six of each tribe, ocean, balance beam, cage, retrieve heavy "snake" bag (over 400 pounds), rings, target. Reward is a fishing kit. Cirie sits out.

Nuku wins again. Mana almost got them after coming from behind. 

It's war time -- Sandra vs. Tony. Who will make it through Tribal? 

Tribal Council time.  

The tally:
Aubry, Tony, Aubry, Tony, Tony, Tony, Tony.

GAH! Sandra did it again! Tony is gone! 

Whoa ... dropping their buffs next week? 

337 comments:

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Nickelpeed said...

Monty, I never understood that, either. You don't need the male for her to lay an egg. They never get that. LOL

monty924 said...

Petals, I say "PoPo"!! It's a common term and not a gang term. js

Petals said...

You know how I am celebrating the Woman Day today? By drooling over the hottest dude
to ever play on Survivor! LOL

WHOOOO OZZY!

Terry Connors said...

Agreed, Nicklepeed!

Yes, Monty, they always kill the hen first.

tbc

Petals said...

Sorry, friend. I've heard my (soon to be ex) husband use that term, and he is a hood. LOL

Petals said...

Wow Cirie - high opinion of yourself much? Champion? Jedi?

monty924 said...

Love our delusional Debbie :)))

Nickelpeed said...

Still not a fan of Debbie.

tbc said...

Petals, good way to celebrate!!

Petals said...

Poor Debbie. God bless her!

monty924 said...

No, problem Petals. We all use it here and we don't mean anything by it. It's just slang for police. hugs

Becky said...

Poor Debbie. She looks like she was hit with an ugly stick.

Petals said...

Thank TBC! ^5!

tbc said...

Nicklepeed, she's my pool pick.... yuck!!

Joe in NY said...

That's too bad. I wanted to see them work together.

Petals said...

Becky, you read my mind. She reminds me of Hatchet Face from "Cry Baby". Bless her lil heart :(

Becky said...

Does anyone here like Tony?

Joe in NY said...

PoPo was a gang term, even if it's crossed over into the mainstream.

Nickelpeed said...

Sandy is working too hard. If she isn't careful, she'll be the next one out. I know it's early, but you have two equally strategic people on the same team. If Sandra doesn't strike first, Tony will get her out fast.

monty924 said...

Filling up my glass of wine.... anyone else?

Becky said...

"Bless her lil heart :(" ROFLMAO!!! A REAL Southern expression.

Petals said...

"queen" by butt! JT is the new QUEEN!

Sandra - I forgot about you after each of your seasons. You won by default. Not a fan, sorry. Greedy much?

Joe in NY said...

well, maybe not gang. But definitely urban subculture. I don't know that cops love it or hate it.

Joe in NY said...

I like Tony. He amuses me. I only want to be amused. That's why I never warmed up to Ozzy. He's pretty boring.

monty924 said...

It's not gang here, Joe. My nephew is a Chief of Police in his city. Nothing but respect for our men in BLUE and many are ex-military. Sandra is a military wife so she obviously isn't using it in a derogatory way. jmo

Jackie said...

I like Tony. I ended up with him in the pool, too. He's fun to watch and he knows the game very well.

Petals said...

Still have a few left in my case of STELLA, friend. Thanks.

Petals said...

ditto Jackie!

tbc said...

There is a big scar on Tony's head. What do you think happened there? Hmmm

monty924 said...

I guess the battle of the "legends' will turn out to be Sandra and Tony!!

Petals said...

Tony & Malcolm - I can support that pair! Beauty & Brains! Both have Brawn! heehee

"big, bald body" LOL

Joe in NY said...

Sandra amuses me, too. I was so hoping they would work together.

Nickelpeed said...

Caleb needs to keep his shirt on. He burns too easily.

Petals said...

uhm, producers? Need More OZZY!

Joe in NY said...

At the moment, however, Sandra still has the numbers as the "Boys" haven't swayed one of Sandra's people back to their side.

Nickelpeed said...

That water is so beautiful. Just peaceful.

Petals said...

thank you! (they can hear me screaming for him)

tbc said...

Yeah, Petals, I need my eye candy!!

SueGee said...

I have Sandra in the pool and don't expect her to get her 3rd... But then again I would like someone that hasn't won before (but deserves it) to win.

Joe in NY said...

Mikayla would be good at the ring toss.

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, he does, Jackie. He's probably one of the most gifted strategic players ever.

Becky said...

New Challange. I like they are bringing in new ones.

Joe in NY said...

AGain, Caleb totally wasting energy. No need to be waaaay out in front of your own tribe like that.

Ed in Ohio said...

My early male 'fave' is Malcolm. Haven't picked a 'fave' female yet......need more time!

Nickelpeed said...

Me, too, SueGee. I do like Sandra, but I do not think anyone will let those who have won, get close this time.

Petals said...

OOOZZZZYYYYY!

Nickelpeed said...

Ozzie is just so darn good. He's a Mer-man.

monty924 said...

400#... that's a tough challenge

Petals said...

400 lbs??? yeeps. Be careful, my love!

Joe in NY said...

Well, we'll get to see the battle of Sandra and Tony... LOL

Joe in NY said...

"Varner's been useless in this challenge" LMAO, Jeff

Petals said...

thank goodness, Ozzy can rest for a minute.

Ed in Ohio said...

Beast Mode should whoop that snake all by his self

Petals said...

Joe - I know! Jeff has a forked tongue! LOL!

Nickelpeed said...

That fishing kit will be Ozzie's dream!!!

monty924 said...

Go Nuku!!

Petals said...

yes My pool boy is scoring!

Nickelpeed said...

Troizan is a waste.

tbc said...

Wow!

Petals said...

Mal v JT YEEEEEPS!

Nickelpeed said...

What a come back!!!

monty924 said...

WOOHOOO

Petals said...

oh


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GEEE


WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

monty924 said...

You could almost read with the edit that it would be a Tony vs. Sandra TC

Becky said...

One thing I like about Ozzy, he always lend a hand to those lagging behind. Malcolm did an outstanding job.

Nickelpeed said...

Too bad for Malcolm. I really like him. He did so well. I wonder if Makayla thought she could do it?

Joe in NY said...

Yes, both challenge results were NOT a surprise based on the edits.

Petals said...

Penny - Yes, Ozzy would love the fishing kit. But also, he can just summon the fish and they come to him! heeheee


*smitten grin*

Petals said...

Malcolm is amazing! I pray he stays!

Joe in NY said...

What the hell was Varner doing? He couldn't carry the thing. He wasn't diving to untie it. And Malcolm was back on the beach. It was really bad strategy more than anything. Varner is big but soft.

Joe in NY said...

I think Mikayla could have done it. Not sure if she would have been better than Malcolm. That's not where they lost that challenge.

Nickelpeed said...

THAT is very true, Petals. The fish just love him. LOL

monty924 said...

I don't think Malcolm is on anyone's mind... yet

Jackie said...

A friend of mine is a police sergeant in the city. On his Linked In page, he lists his occupation as Po-Po.

Petals said...

oh no. Poor Tony :(

monty924 said...

^5, Jackie. That's what I'm saying!!

Petals said...

oh, should I write: Po Po Tony?

Petals said...

lol

SueGee said...

I am so out of the habit of refreshing the page LOL

Petals said...

I always love the wildlife photography on Survivor!

Joe in NY said...

The weakest link is Varner. LOL

Petals said...

Sue - can you see the show yet?

SueGee said...

No not for another hour & half

Nickelpeed said...

Well, Tony didn't do anything on the last challenge, guys. Two of the strongest guys, Tony and Caleb had trouble carrying that "snake."

Petals said...

awww, sorry SueGee

Yes - useless Sandra. Send her greedy butt home.

Joe in NY said...

But Sandra always won by laying back and letting others determine who to go home. She's never played this far out front before. She may find out how dangerous that is.

Ed in Ohio said...

Is it too soon for a tie??

SueGee said...

I signed up for CBS all-access again for the discounted rate only to find it gives me live local channels only!! I want to watch the next episodes of The Good Fight so I'll be fine. Gonna look around and see if I can change time zones LOL

Petals said...

The only snake they are carrying now is Sandra!

Becky said...

I think Sandra's wins have gone to her head. She's good, but I think she is hurrying too fast.

Joe in NY said...

OMG, how can you say Tony didn't do anything on that challenge. There was mostly only 3 of them carrying that 400 pound wet snake.

Nickelpeed said...

They still didn't win Joe. Troyzoi and Jeff were useless.

Petals said...

ditto Becky!
ditto Joe!

Hope Sandra gets sent home.

tbc said...

Sandra's ego is taking up way too much space in that camp!

Jackie said...

Ohh... Amazing Race promo -- teaming up total strangers "this spring."

Nickelpeed said...

Yep, I think Sandra will go home, TBC. We'll see. I'd rather one of the others go home. I'd love to see a Sandra and Tony showdown. LOL

monty924 said...

Ed, I would love to go to ROCKS ROCKS ROCKS and both Sandra and Tony stay... not sure if it is even numbers though. I'm double tasking, ugh.

Joe in NY said...

I'm kind of surprised there's only 10 minutes left for tribal...????

Petals said...

Strangers would be a fun Race!

Yes, TBC - that ego is eclipsing even Tony's & Caleb's! That is ONE BIG EGO!

Bye Felicia. LOL

SueGee said...

Am I the only one cheering for Sandra LOL She is my pool pick

Joe in NY said...

Troyzan and Jeff were definitely useless, Nickel.

monty924 said...

I think the way Tony was looking at Hali is a tell. She may be the one to go.

Nickelpeed said...

I have to agree with you, Joe. Varner is a weak link. I don't know how he always slides by.

monty924 said...

No, SueGee... I love the way Sandra plays the game. She's a two time winner for a reason.

SueGee said...

Thanks Monty We have a thing about how they play the game :o)

monty924 said...

Caleb looks like a deer in headlights, or a deer that is smitten with Tony

Nickelpeed said...

But, still, Tony is always on the go. He's always thinking way ahead.

Joe in NY said...

AGain with the vote splitting. That could cost her because the 4 guys seem solid.

Petals said...

"I'm not paranoid, I'm calm...AUUGGHHHH!"


idget

Nickelpeed said...

Aubry? Why put her name down?

monty924 said...

Hoo boy

Joe in NY said...

Troyzan looks awfully smug. And he's not very useful.

monty924 said...

LMAO........ Yes, Sandra got him!!!

Nickelpeed said...

OMG! Unreal. Can't believe it!! Boy, he wasn't happy was he?

Joe in NY said...

Sandra is a bitch all of a sudden. WTH

monty924 said...

Blindside city up in this season!!!

Ed in Ohio said...

No Sandra votes??

Petals said...

awww, boooooooo

Petals said...

I TRULY DESPISE SANDRA.

tbc said...

The Queen stays Queen... wow

Petals said...

She just showed her hood traits...glad the tribe got to see that! HAHHAAHA Enjoy your last week, Sandra!

Ed in Ohio said...

Aubry's my pool girl.....I'm sittin' here saying "what's up with that?"

monty924 said...

I loved that, LOL! Tony thought he was the king and he got checked by Sandra. What a great first night. Wheeeeee

Great season coming up!! Thanks Jackie for giving us the perfect place to play on Survivor Wednesdays. YAY!!!

Petals said...

LOL Ed!

monty924 said...

omg, Petals. Love you but we have a long season ahead of us. I think Sandra is around for a while. :)))

Ed in Ohio said...

Women's Day & the 'Queen' ruled.

Petals said...

Nooooooo

Ed in Ohio said...

Nite All!

Thanks Jackie!

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you so much, Jackie. This is greatly appreciated. Loved "seeing" everyone. I work next week. :'(

But, I'll be thinking of everyone! Hopefully, I can check my phone for updates.

Becky said...

Surprise, surprise. I thought Tony had pulled it out. Oh,well, not sad to see him go. I don't think that Queen Sandra will make the merge. Only if she changes her I KNOW BEST attitude.

Jackie, thanks for hosting. Hope all the cheering didn't have the neighbors knocking on the ceiling with a broom.

monty924 said...

Yup, Ed!! Hahaha, I love it. She didn't win twice for nothing.

Everyone, have a great night and week and will see you next Wednesday.

THANKS AGAIN JACKIE... you ROCK!!

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by!

Petals said...

Love seeing ALL OF YOU!

Love this party!

tbc said...

Thanks, Jackie!!

I had a great night, everyone. My wine and dip git finished. Life is good.

See you all next week!

David said...

Thanks Jackie =)

Everyone have a great week.

Paula Bell said...

Sorry I missed the opener...dang responsibilities. So I see that I have Tony and I caught the very end of the show...LOL. Ok I am cursed, need to go back and see how many of my partners get booted off before week 3. Don't matter if it is Survivor or Big Brother. At least, I do good with Amazing Race. Hey thanks for all the leftovers food and drink :)

Judi Sweeney said...

Won't miss Ciera! My guy Malcolm is doing OK! Can you tell I am on California time? LOL... My tribe keeps shrinking! Ugh..,

Thanks Jackie

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