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? 

336 comments:

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SueGee said...

Here and ready to go!! I'm over in the corner setting up the tacos and goodies!

SueGee from the LeftCoast

Glenn said...

Hi Jackie and everyone. I am excited about this new season. I see I got Debbie as my pool pick.

Cheryl in NC said...

Woooohoooo party time! Glad to be back! Hi Jackie and everyone,

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, SueG and others to arrive. I brought guacamole dip. Will put it with the other goodies.

Becky said...

Hey, Joe. Long time, no see.

Petals said...

~*~*~*~*~*~ SPLASH *~*~*~*~*~*~

Hello Ms Jackie, Vincent and everyone!

Soooo excited to be back for another fun season! YAY!
I have Mexican street corn, Margarita mix and a case of STELLA!

I have JT in the pool, and am also rooting for Ozzy !

SueGee said...

Hi to Jackie & Vincent, Glenn Cheryl & Becky (and all the came in while typing)

Nickelpeed said...

YES!!! It's back!! Thank you for blogging, Jackie! Hi everyone! I missed the pool blog, totally forgot. Hoping Laurie can add me, if she can. If not, that's okay.

Laurie said...

Hello everyone! This is your lifeguard reporting in for duty. Let's all have good clean fun and enjoy our evening together.

Becky said...

Hey, Cheryl and others who arrive. I am sick about my pool pick - Sierra.

SueGee said...

And maybe next month we will get TAR again??

Becky said...

Hey, Laurie. Thank you for being our lifeguard.

Petals said...

Love the opening chants, it's Survivor time! whooohoooo!

monty924 said...

~~~~SPLASH~~~~

Woohooo!! Hello everyone!!

I brought the Jose for the margaritas and have my Riesling for the wine drinkers. Let the party begin....

SueGee said...

Shout out to Lifeguard Laurie! I'm thinking about getting the CBS All-Access again just so I can watch with the others...

Joe in NY said...

Seriously, how can Jeff be talking about big moves and game changing and hand-picking the cast when Russell didn't get picked?

Petals said...

I hope Ozzy & Tai team-up!

Petals said...

Hi Joe!

monty924 said...

Oh, Joe. Great point!! Russell should have been on this season.

Petals said...

I really like Varner & Mychaela too.

Nickelpeed said...

I think Russell got a lot of CBS mad. Didn't he leak info the last time he played?

David said...

Hello to everyone who arrived before and after me =)

I don't much like my pick, but at least I don't have Sierra. =)

monty924 said...

Becky, maybe we will get sent home first but then we get Zeke or Michaela

SueGee said...

You leak you broke the contract...no more Russell

Petals said...

There is my boyfriend - AquOzzy!

Petals said...

Caleb - always the showboat @@ Jumps in with his boots on.

Joe in NY said...

Once you gave Ozzy a 5 minute head start, why bother wasting the effort to try and chase him down?

monty924 said...

Our girl got the secret advantage???

Petals said...

Tai will have chickens again! :)

Nickelpeed said...

Dang, Ozzie did it! Yes!

Petals said...

That's my GUY!

*beaming with pride*

Joe in NY said...

Did anyone every pick up the "secret advantage"?

Terry Connors said...

Hi! My first pool participation and I get.... Debbie. Wha wha wha

Nickelpeed said...

I'm hoping Caleb does well this time. Hopefully, he won't go out early.

Joe in NY said...

Honestly, wouldn't you have loved to see Tony and Russell go at it?

monty924 said...

I think it was Sierra, Joe

Becky said...

Are we going to have to sign up for the All Access to get to see the show?

Petals said...

Zeke impressed me last season...he's a little politician.

monty924 said...

Oh my God, yes. I would have loved to see Russell and Tony play in the same season.

Joe in NY said...

I liked Cirie, but I really don't know why we are seeing her again. A lot of these folks don't strike me as game changers. I mean, I liked Caleb on THIS show, but other than getting pulled from the game, what did he do that was memorable? He didn't exactly forge new territory.

Ed in Ohio said...

Hi everybody! Good to be with you all again. Hope everyone's been well. Time flies!!

Petals said...

Joe - some blonde chick grabbed the advantage

Jackie said...

I think Sierra did. It was either her or Hali ... a very blonde.

Becky said...

I love Ozzy, Malcom and Tai.

monty924 said...

You can tell how much we all missed the pool. 40+ comments by the first commercial. :))

Petals said...

HI Ed!

Hello everyone!



*giddy*

Cheryl in NC said...

lol Petals that was what i was typing...some blonde chick

Joe in NY said...

I don't know who I'm cheering for. Ozzy lacks personality, he's kind of boring. Tony is sometimes interesting as is Malcolm. Sandra is interesting as she goes for 3. Some of these folks I don't eally think of as being great players.

Ed in Ohio said...

Hi Petals! Looks like Ozzie has you...hook, line, & sinker!

SueGee said...

I'm thinking about all-access so I can watch on the eastern time zone... I'm also thinking that they may put Ponderosa under that too...

Joe in NY said...

I never liked Sierra. She was kind of a brat.

monty924 said...

Hey there Homie... long time no see!!

Sierra had the blue shirt on, I think.

Nickelpeed said...

Joe, I think they promised Caleb a second chance. He didn't go out on his own. We'll see how he does this time.

monty924 said...

Different Sierra, Joe. I think you're thinking of Ciera

Joe in NY said...

OK, that is funny. Tony!

Ed in Ohio said...

Hey Homiee!!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Tony's up to his old tricks again. I would not go after him. Phooey.

Petals said...

I wish hot Joe could have come back, too!

Joe in NY said...

That would be an interesting 3-person alliance.

Joe in NY said...

Hot Joe is right here, Petals.

monty924 said...

Yes, it was Sierra who picked up the advantage.

Petals said...

Hi my love! *waving to Ozzy*

Joe in NY said...

No, that's the same Sierra isn't it? Er...so many seasons, so many 20-something brats. :)

Petals said...

awww, lil goats. God, please don't let them kill it.

Petals said...

I do not remember Sierra. WHo cares? Just wish she'd put more clothes on

monty924 said...

Joe, I thought you meant the daughter (Ciera) who voted out her own mother.

Nickelpeed said...

Why is she on this show? I've never been impressed with Sierra.

Joe in NY said...

OK, that isn't the same Sierra I was thinking about.

Joe in NY said...

I actually liked that Sierra. Although, again, I don't recall her game-changing move.

Petals said...

Get away from my BOYFRIEND!

monty924 said...

Oh, No!! I think the two legends the guide mentioned is Ozzy/Cirie :(((

Petals said...

okay! Who needs a drink? (me me)

We have margaritas and STELLA!

monty924 said...

LOL, Petals!! This is going to be a fun season! :)))

Joe in NY said...

Ciera, the daughter, was definitely a brat. But wasn't there another Sierra a few seasons ago...? I'm so horrible with names.

I'm also not sure why Culpepper is back. He did nothing for me the first time. He managed to hang around longer than he should have with numbers against him, but hardly a "game-changer".

I'm officially renaming this season "Survivor: Misnomer!"

Becky said...

LOL H. Joe! I have missed these gatherings. Sure have read a lot of books, though.

Terry Connors said...

Hi, everyone. I'm having trouble posting tonight.
I brought a couple of magnums of Pinot Grigio and spinach dip!
Enjoy!

tbc

SueGee said...

Cirie is someone to fear, she runs things behind the cameras

Becky said...

Sierra voted her own mother off just to get further in the game.

David said...

It just occured to me, 2 hour season premier, are we going to lose 2 people tonight? Anyone know?

Joe in NY said...

I hope Tony, Caleb and Sandra hook up. That's a thruple I could cheer for. Unlikely alliance though they might be.

Petals said...

Hey TBC

SueGee said...

Lots of food tonight LOL Ive got the blender making fresh strawberry margaritas if anyone wants one... with or without salt

monty924 said...

Agree, Joe. Some, only some of these are real Game Changers! A lot of duds in the bunch for certain.

Joe in NY said...

We had hurricane force wind gusts today. Almost 100,000 people without power. I kept hoping my TV would stay on for this. LOL.

Petals said...

SUeG - yes, I hope Cirie isn't as powerful in this group

Cheryl in NC said...

hahahaha...you guys are killing me alraedy..."hot joe is right here".. true that Joe!

"get away from my boyfriend" ..ahhh petals you are hilarious

Joe in NY said...

Didn't Sierra's mother tell her to vote her off? I never considered that a big move by Sierra. I always thought of that as Mama protecting her baby.

Nickelpeed said...

I'll be so angry if Ozzie is the first one out. Grrrrrrr.

SueGee said...

Cirie talks a good game.. If she doesn't want to play with you - you are OUT

Petals said...

the town where I went to school lost 438 homes Monday night in an EF3 tornado. We lost power for about 6 hrs, and part of a fence.

monty924 said...

I knew Ozzy would work with JT

Joe in NY said...

WE're seeing so much of this tribe, they MUST lose the challenge.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh no. Tai is at it again. Darn it. He can't keep his mouth shut.

Joe in NY said...

Tai is such a horrible liar...

Petals said...

JT, Tai & Ozzy - YES

Go jump in the ocean, Cirie. Buh BYE Felicia!

Nickelpeed said...

I think you are right, Joe.

David said...

Yes Joe, Sierra's mom said to do what she had to do to go futher.

Petals said...

so there are 2 Sierras: blonde & brat? Ugh @@

monty924 said...

The SPY SHACK is back in a new form, LOL

SueGee said...

I'm setting up all-access as we chat One week free or you can get it for $4.79/mon for 3 months

monty924 said...

Blond = Sierra
Brat = Ciera

Ed in Ohio said...

Tony's going underground......he'll get busted eventually, it's too close.

Nickelpeed said...

These women are right, what did they expect?

Dang, Caleb....don't get hurt again!!

monty924 said...

Damn, Caleb!! Break a hip the first show out, LOL

Petals said...

OUCH!!

Joe in NY said...

What idiot doesn't look for an idol out there? It's one of those weird pseudo-guidelines

Terry Connors said...

Tony needs subtitles...

tbc

Nickelpeed said...

Ciera is talking toooooo much.

Becky said...

YES!!! Make her a target!

monty924 said...

Grabbing another glass of wine... anyone else??

Terry Connors said...

Thanks, Monty! I'll partake.

tbc

Petals said...

I'm good on my Stella, thanks Monty :)

Petals said...

(of course, I'm drunk on Ozzy...)

monty924 said...

Pouring a glass for Terry!!

SueGee said...

Oh **??//! CBS won't let me watch it in your time zone

monty924 said...

Finally, challenge time!

monty924 said...

First immunity? There's another hour left?? hmmmm

Becky said...

Ozzy will be swimming again.

Joe in NY said...

Since we barely saw the one tribe, don't we know who's winning this? Unless they just spend the next 30 minutes with the other tribe after they lose the challenge.

monty924 said...

ROCKS, ROCKS, ROCKS!! Love it... there won't be any of the split the vote silliness this season.

Petals said...

of course, Ozzy is going in the water...he can communicate with the fish (sharks) and they will leave him alone.

David said...

Well that blows SueGee. There are online feeds of CBS. I don't have the bandwidth to watch them though myself.

Joe in NY said...

Haley stayed awfully close there, considering.

monty924 said...

OZZY is like a beautiful dolphin

Joe in NY said...

Makayla was a physical threat on her season. I kind of like her.

Joe in NY said...

I hate these sand digs. Seems kind of random who wins.

SueGee said...

I've got bandwidth and speed LOL Just my local CBS station live right now

Petals said...

YES!! GO BABY!

monty924 said...

Maykayla is a dangerous player, Joe. I agree and hope she learned to keep her lips tight this time.

Petals said...

oh no - cirie. Urgh.

Petals said...

I agree MOnty - I really liked Mykala from last season.

Petals said...

YEEEEEKS!!!!!

monty924 said...

SWEET!!

Petals said...

YES!!!!!! Hurry!

Petals said...

c'mon Ozzy baby!


YES!!!!

happyhappyjoyhoyhappyhappyjoyhoy

Terry Connors said...

I was hoping my pool pick would be out early...

tbc

monty924 said...

So who will it be? Ciera or Tony? I highly doubt Tony goes home early.

Cheryl in NC said...

see ya ciera! hopefully..lol

Petals said...

Cierra, please. What a pot-stirrer.

Terry Connors said...

Ozzy Dolphin

Petals said...

Just perused the comments I missed...*sigh* Yes, Ed - Ozzy has always had me! Since day one!
Monty - yes! The most beautiful dolphin.

Remember when he made a coconut phone to call me, and he sent secret messages thru the dolphin? LOL

(Ozzy & I have a 'past')

Petals said...

PS - Joe, yes! You are the original HOT Joe. XOXO

Ed in Ohio said...

I've learned not to trust the editing

Petals said...

Ed, scary but true.

Joe in NY said...

OK, seriously. Why does she care if she's a fake vote? It's too early to be that paranoid.

monty924 said...

Ut oh... Sandra has her in her sights. David, you may be on Zeke's float, LOL

Joe in NY said...

WEll, Monty, we learned that Makayla didn't learn to keep her mouth shut. LOL

David said...

LOL, I should have never said anything, now I will get Zeke maybe.

Petals said...

Being a paranoid, mouthy idiot sure does flip a target!

Nickelpeed said...

Ciera or Michala

Joe in NY said...

She took it well.

monty924 said...

Dang, she lived another day!! Woohoo

Nickelpeed said...

Wonder if she'll learn from this? LOL

Joe in NY said...

I think that was a good vote. She's not very physical and she was always a troublesome brat.

David said...

Finally, the show is just starting here. =)

Terry Connors said...

She did take it well.

Cheryl in NC said...

bye bye

monty924 said...

Interesting

Petals said...

I HATE that term, "bye Felicia". It's from some movie that I'll never see, and all the young chix at my office say it. Grr. I used it on Cirie ON PURPOSE! LOL

Petals said...

yes!


Yes!

YES YES!


YES YES YES!!! BYE BRAT!

monty924 said...

Good lord, Tony and Aubry are hooking up. He'll cut her like he did Sarah.

Nickelpeed said...

Aubry hasn't changed. LOL.

Petals said...

A whole hour remaining, YAY! More Ozzy!

monty924 said...

Tony is playing Sandra. I hope she gets a clue!!

SueGee said...

I just never did like Tony...

Nickelpeed said...

I know Tony is strong, but if they do not get rid of him before merge, he could do it again. He's extremely smart. Very strategic mind.

Becky said...

Well, the one I wanted gone went. Only thing, I had the wrong Sierra/Ciera.

Joe in NY said...

Sandra always has the same strategy: anyone but me! LOL. She's never really in an alliance.

Terry Connors said...

I love Tai..

tbc

Petals said...

Smart Tony.

monty924 said...

Aww, I love Tai and his love of the chickens. Keep them for the eggs people.

Petals said...

I love Tai, too TBC! I hope he & Ozzy adopt the goats and train them. Teach them tricks. :)


(one can dream...)

Nickelpeed said...

They are going to have a hard time getting rid of the chickens with Tai around. He might become a liability.

Joe in NY said...

JT looks TOTALLY different. How many years ago was his win?

monty924 said...

LOL, yes Becky. Our Sierra will be a floater and could go a long way. I doubt it, but it looks like we are stuck with her. :))

Petals said...

ditto Monty! Leave the chickens alone!

Nickelpeed said...

LOL @ Petals.

Terry Connors said...

Stalker....

Petals said...

Chickens eat anything! The will eat leaves!

Joe in NY said...

This "bunker" is the weirdest thing...

Terry Connors said...

Chickens provide food. Leave Tai and his chickens alone!

tbc

SueGee said...

They will vote out Tai when they get really hungry LOL

Nickelpeed said...

They need to watch Tony. He is too smart to keep in the game. They have no idea.

monty924 said...

LOL, I like this Sandra :)))

Joe in NY said...

Well, that was a short-lived alliance.

Joe in NY said...

Roosters don't lay eggs, folks. Just saying...

Petals said...

The thing is, I think like Tai - I put animals before my own life, because they are innocents. If I were stranded on a desert island with a cow, that cow would be eating ME to survive.

True.


No, I lack that survival thing. I am glad to leave this place.

Ed in Ohio said...

Tony is always 'full throttle'. Take a breath bro'

Cheryl in NC said...

paranoid much

Petals said...

Chickens don't lay eggs under duress, either. Unless ideal conditions, they will be eggless.

Terry Connors said...

There are hens, too. Just saying...

tbc

Joe in NY said...

I'll never understand why they feel the need to lie. If they said, we were talking strategy wouldn't that be more believable than "we came out alone in the woods to look at the tide" or, even worse, "we came out alone in the woods to talk about how WAAAAY back at camp the crate is too close to the fire." LMAO

monty924 said...

Joe, they always kill the chicken first (meaning the female) and leave the rooster. D-U-M-B

Petals said...

Geez, Sandra - you talk like a ... criminal. "PoPo"?

Nickelpeed said...

TCB, the hens don't lay enough eggs to matter. However, I don't like seeing them killed either. And, there is not enough to feed even 3 people. LOL

monty924 said...

Thank you, Terry. I meant hen. They always go after the hens first and leave the roosters for last. Dumbest thing ever. One season they all got in an argument about the hens can't lay eggs without a rooster. So the rooster was more important to keep. @@

Petals said...

Thank you Jackie! It's sooooo great to be back here, among friends, partying &
cheering-on our faves!
XOXOXO

Becky said...

I know. If you are going to lie, make it a good one. And I thought the same thing. Roosters don't lay eggs.

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

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