Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Survivor 39: Island of the Idols Season Premiere Blog Party


It's here! After a rather troubling season of Big Brother, this should be a relief! The show seeks out those who WANT to be on it, not merely showmance types 
Remember -- although Sandra and Rob are there, they are mentoring, not competing.

Lifeguard Laurie has so kindly made the random matches for the blog pool once again. YAY! Remember -- nobody in the pool goes home tonight!
Lairo
Aaron Meredith - Auntie Leigh
Chelsea Walker  - Big winner Brian, Margo
Dean Kowalski  - CherryPie, Merrilee
Elaine Stott  - Cheryl in NC
Elizabeth Beise   - CherylNY, monty 924
Karishma Patel  - Ed in Ohio, SueGee
Missy Byrd   - Janice, TS14Fan
Ronnie Bardah   - jennifer
Tom Laidlaw   - Judi Sweeney, Laurie
Vince Moua   - Kelsey NY, MikesGirl

Vokai
Dan Spilo   - Bizaro22, marthalight
Jack Nichting   - David
Jamal Shipman   - Donna in Alabama, Petals
Janet Carbin   - Donna NY, Sharon C
Jason Linden   - Dr_Celine, Nickelpeed
Kellee Kim   - Glenn Allen
Lauren Beck   - Jackie, Sharon N
Molly Byman   - Jenna G, tbc
Noura Salman   - Jennasmom

Tommy Sheehan  - Karen in CA, Terry is a Texan

My blogging coverage might be a bit spotty tonight since A. I don't know who is whom yet and 2. I'm still having tendonitis issues with my right wrist making typing a bit hard. Please bear with me. It is improving!

As always, the real party is in the comments area -- please feel free to join in on the fun!

Survivor School is now in session!
Jeff does not escort the new castaways to the island, instead he's in a helicopter overhead. Without Jeff, they set about setting up their shelters and getting to know one another after finding camp flags and buffs.

Elaine, Tom and Vince already bonded … and their fellow castaways noticed it. In the other camp it's noticed that Jason has already gone off alone looking for idols.


So many of them already have their eyes on Jason. 

On Vokai, Tommy is schmoozing. But Noura gives Jason a heads up. On Lairo, they're already thinking of a girls alliance.

On Vokai, it turns out that Dan isn't respecting personal space, especially with the women -- he's touchy-feely. Janet warns him about it nicely but thinks it might hurt him in the game. On Lairo, Elaine and Ronnie already mistrust each other.

They finally meet Jeff and his dimples. It's the first immunity challenge. Reward is in the form of flint for fire. Climb a net, down a slide, on mat, grappling hooks move logs, climb to top of a hard incline, to puzzles -- building a village one hut at a time in order. This is a hard one!

VOKAI wins Immunity and Reward!

Jeff tells Lairo that one person will go to Island of the Idol and Elizabeth's name is drawn out of a bag. Jeff tells them she will return by Tribal time.

She lands on the island, sees giant busts of Rob and Sandra, then Rob and Sandra come to meet her. They will mentor her and then test her on what she's learned. Rob teaches her how to make fire. Sandra also works with her on fire.

Now if she takes a challenge to make fire against Rob, she could win an idol good for the next two tribal councils or lose a vote.

Back at camp, Ronnie seems to be targeted as does Elaine's. Some are not on the target Elaine bend, though. 

Elizabeth goes for the challenge and … loses. She loses her vote, but now knows how to make fire and to go with her gut. She gets to pick the name from the other tribe to go to Idols next.

Back at camp Elaine is trying to make deals to stay. Now it looks like Vince is in trouble. Elizabeth is back and lies, doesn't tell them anything about Rob or Sandra or fire making. She makes up a story about breaking urns and not winning anything.

They all want her nonexistent vote, she doesn't tell them she lost her vote.

Tribal Council time! 
Sandra and Rob are spying on them.
Elaine tries to defend herself knowing she's the main target.

The tally --
Vince, Ronnie, Vince, Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie

Bye-bye Ronnie ...

141 comments:

Glenn Allen said...

Hi Jackie. Thank you Laurie!

Glenn Allen said...

I have Kellee Kim as I try to defend my Survivor Title.

Blog Pool Winner of Survivor Season 38-Chris Underwood-"Survivor: Edge of Extinction

Jackie said...

Ready for this?

Joe in NY said...

I love Survivor, but I see no point in having Rob & Sandra as coaches.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you Jackie and Vincent. Appreciate this so much.

I'm soooooooooooo excited! I'm not a fan of either Boston Rob nor Sandra, but I am interested to see what they do.

Hi Glen

jennifer said...

Hi everyone! Jackie, hope you are feeling better! Let’s do this๐Ÿค—

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Joe

Petals said...

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

Hey Jackie, Vincent & Everyone!
Hope you are feeling better, Ms Jackie.

Ugh - Sandra with her "Queen" talk.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Petals!!!

Glenn Allen said...

Hi Jennifer and Joe and Petals.

Petals said...

oh good an older guy!

Petals said...

how sad - the older guy is my age. #realitycheck

Nickelpeed said...

Boy, these are strong women!

Thank God her tumor is gone. What a story!

tbc said...

Hi everyone! Part I of the crazy reality tv fest! Love it!!

Glenn Allen said...

Hi Penny. Elizabeth an Olympic Swimmer should do well in Swimming Comps.

jennifer said...

I like seeing some “older peeps “

CherryPie said...

Hi all...good luck to them all...so excited for this season!!!!!

Petals said...

wow @fire chick.

jennifer said...

The underwear?? Nooooooo

Glenn Allen said...

Hi TBC. I love it my tribe has fire.

tbc said...

Boxer briefs, just no

monty924 said...

H'lo everyone... I'm still fixing stuff for the BB Finale Party, so I'll be lurking here during Survivor. Best night on CBS reality TV for the year. Survivor premiere and BB finale!!!

Petals said...

Hmong. Like Clint Eastwood's neighbor in Gran Torino.

Nickelpeed said...

Man, he's going to be the trouble maker.

Petals said...

Happy Belated Birthday Monty!!

jennifer said...

Preach it Monty!

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Monty, tbc, Petals.

Petals said...

no hot Ozzy types. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Dang! My pool guy, Jason, just put a target on his back!


Hi jennifer, Cherrypie.

Happy belated birthday, Monty!

Glenn Allen said...

Hi Cherry pie. Is Jeff going to go to the Survivors?

Glenn Allen said...

Hi Monty.

monty924 said...

Thanks, Petals and Penny :))

Glenn Allen said...

Joe. Rob has a book telling how to win Survivor. A former winner read his Book and won. I wonder if their will be some type promotion or something.

Petals said...

I was wrong. I love Clam guy.

Jenna G said...

Hi Jackie and everyone! Yep, you guessed it...I'm on the ball field! Game starts in 15. Will miss everyone for tonight's festivities. I'll check in from time to time. Tbc, it's you and me for Molly๐Ÿค—

Cheryl in NC said...

Hey Jackie and everyone

Jenna G said...

Not a Sandra fan...AT ALL...I don't mind Rob so much.

Nickelpeed said...

I need to ask a favor. Could those who believe in prayer, pray for my Brother, Frank?

He has Lyme Disease. He's paralyzed and in a wheel chair, so he didn't feel the bite. However; his blood tests showed 3 strains of 4. The doctors did nothing because he has to have symptoms first. Now he has symptoms. Really bad symptoms. He's on an antibiotic that can have worse symptoms than Lyme Disease. I'm really worried about him. Because he can't feel everything, this could be really hard on him.

Thank you.

Joe in NY said...

Glenn, it's not that Rob can't play the game, I just don't need there to be a coach out there.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Cheryl and Jenna.

Petals said...

I like Missy.

Nickelpeed said...

I'm not a fan of either Rob or Sandra. I feel both are rude and obnoxious.

Nickelpeed said...

A woman's alliance never works on Survivor. Somebody always works with the men and tattles on the women.

Cheryl in NC said...

Definitely will keep your brother in prayers Penny. Lime disease is no bad stuff.

jennifer said...

Nickelpeed... when the women try to make the alliance... I always just shake my head! What’s with them... they always try and always fail!

Glenn Allen said...

I am praying Penny. A quick womans alliance. Jpoe I was just trying to think why they have coaches this year. I was wondering if Their is some type deal to get Boston Rob and Sandra there.

Jenna G said...

Yes, of course!๐Ÿ™

Cheryl in NC said...

Kind of with you Joe. I don't see the point of them being there...though I love me some Boston Rob. ..lol... But with said,players have always survived this game on their own for all these years

Joe in NY said...

Why would a germophobe go out in the jungle on Survivor

Judi Sweeney said...

Hey EVERYONE!!! I’m ready for Survivor!!!

JonMD1267 said...

Hello everyone!! She is a germaphobe and goes on survivor lol had to throw that in lol be back for BB lol

Petals said...

a germophobe has no place in Survivor.

ACK! one of my personal pet peeves: When someone says "Taken back" not "taken aback". ARGH

Glenn Allen said...

My Poolgirl is a germaphobe. Not looking good for my chances to repeat win.

Nickelpeed said...

It's good she's telling him. He should not have done anything to begin with.

Petals said...

she's a law student? Taken Back? She probably says "Expecially"

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Judi!

Petals said...

prayers for your bro, Penny

jennifer said...

Oh no Ronnie!!

Cheryl in NC said...

Oh she's got your # Mr professional poker player..haha

Nickelpeed said...

Petals @ most professionals use horrible English. And, their writing is worse. LOL

I've worked for both lawyers and doctors. Every one of them had horrible writing.

Judi Sweeney said...

Hi Penny! Germaphobes won’t last long at all! Survivor isn’t their game! Wow!

SueGee said...

Howdy everyone!! Thanks to Jackie and for Laurie for getting this all together tonight.

I'll be in a out of the room tonight. 98 degrees here right now and I'm trying to cook dinner!!

Squeegee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

Cheryl, my husband said, "He's a scumbag. I hope she sees that!" LOL. And, she did. He probably thought because she is country, she's dumb. Not on your life. Country folk are usually very leering of city folk.

Joe in NY said...

I'm not sure why the country folk would be leering at the city folks. LOL.

Jackie said...

The one who's local to me - Dean - is from spoiled rich kids land of Westfield.

jennifer said...

I love the challenges!

Petals said...

I have cake & ice cream for Monty's belated birthday party during the BB party.

SueGee said...

Will say some prayers for your brother Penny. I have a friend in Southern NJ that has been living with it for years.

Judi Sweeney said...

Your so thoughtful like that Petals!

Judi Sweeney said...

Saying prayers for your brother Penny ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Petals said...

great challenge!

Glenn Allen said...

Go Purple Tribe.

Petals said...

My pool guy, Jamal, doing well on the puzzle.

Petals said...

Jamal = VIP of this challenge

jennifer said...

Beast mode!

Cheryl in NC said...

blow out

Glenn Allen said...

MyTribe is safe. That helps my Pool girl Kellie!

Nickelpeed said...

She has no idea.

Glenn Allen said...

the Olympic Champion Swimmer goes to the island.

Nickelpeed said...

My tribe is safe. Really happy about that. It saved my pool guy from possibly going home.

jennifer said...

I can’t wait to see Elizabeth’s reaction to see Sandra or Boston rob๐ŸŽ‰

Nickelpeed said...

Me, to, jennifer.

Nickelpeed said...

ooops too

Nickelpeed said...

Wait for it....LOL

tbc said...

OMG those statues

jennifer said...

Fun!!!

Judi Sweeney said...

This is cool!!!

Nickelpeed said...

I would think, once she gets back, and tells them who's on the island, she could be voted off.

Nickelpeed said...

Very cool opportunity!

Glenn Allen said...

It was good Elizabeth knew who they were. She should not do it.

Nickelpeed said...

She has the deer in the headlight look!

Nickelpeed said...

Let's hope she doesn't, Glenn.

Nickelpeed said...

They can never stay together. The women just never do it.

jennifer said...

Ha! Boston rib!

Nickelpeed said...

Dang, if she doesn't win, which she probably won't, she loses the vote. Not good.

jennifer said...

Rob**

Nickelpeed said...

I hope she doesn't tell them that.

jennifer said...

I would NOT tell the tribe that I lost my vote! Let’s see what she gives up about her time away!

Nickelpeed said...

I don't like these guys.

Nickelpeed said...

I agree, jennifer.

Cheryl in NC said...

but the no vote will come out tonight though???

jennifer said...

Love Julie’s dress!

Nickelpeed said...

Good for you, Elizabeth.

This game is crazy!

Cheryl in NC said...

the problem with that big of lie..is in 2 weeks someone from your team will be back there and they will knwo you lied

Cheryl in NC said...

I hope that smug Ronnie goes home..lol

Glenn Allen said...

I wonder what th.. That is true Cheryl.e second Offer had if Elizabeth had asked

Glenn Allen said...

I wonder what the second Offer was lol.

tbc said...

It’s like a confessional...

Glenn Allen said...

Boston Rob and Cheryl is hidden. Do they come out at Tribal lol.

jennifer said...

Agreed!

Petals said...

do you think her "aww shucks" is an act? Is anyone still that Coal-Miner's-Daughter-y?

monty924 said...

So my pool girl went to Island of the Idols and met Rob and Sandra? Trying to catch up here.

I have all the fixin's ready for the BB party!!

Petals said...

RBF was invented for Sandra. LOL

Petals said...

Monty - I'm sore at you. That Kwibi story killed me.

monty924 said...

Petals, I know a few Coal-Miner's-Daughters. It's not all that uncommon where I'm from.

monty924 said...

Oh, Petals. Wasn't it the best?

JonMD1267 said...

Sandra f no lol

Nickelpeed said...

I know they need the strength, but vote out one of those so-called alpha boys.

Petals said...

I always imagine Kentucky being blue-grass beautiful with horses and ladies with big hats & champagne.

jennifer said...

Loved Robs question to Sandra and her response... priceless ๐Ÿคฃ

Nickelpeed said...

I want to thank every one for the prayers for my brother. Thank you so much.

Petals said...

dang, I like Ronnie :(

Glenn Allen said...

Monty Elizabeth lost her vote.

Nickelpeed said...

Keep going.....

Cheryl in NC said...

ha

Nickelpeed said...

YES!!!!!

tbc said...

Yay! Buh-bye

jennifer said...

Oh oh! Ronnie.... my pool guy ... I’m out, on the first night y’all!!
I’m really pulling for my boy Jackson to WIN!!!

Nickelpeed said...

See everyone next door!! LOL Thank you Jackie!

Cheryl in NC said...

Jennifer..i thought my pool girl was a goner...I live to float another day

monty924 said...

Jennifer, you'll get shuffled back in :)))

Cheryl in NC said...

see ya'll over at BB!!

Judi Sweeney said...

See ya at BB everyone!!!

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by - the BB post is up and running!

Judi Sweeney said...

Thanks Jackie!!! You

Anonymous said...

When will the men quit wearing their under pants. Its disgusting to have to watch that the whole season. I am not a prude but find it really irritating. They knew where they were going. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

~~Silk said...

Anonymous 1:42 - Did you watch Season 1 (Richard Hatch)? Underwear is GOOD, by comparison.

Auntie Leigh said...

Very funny silk!

CherryPie said...

Wonder how Jackson would do on survivor.. LOL

Sharon N said...

CherryPie,

Ha!! No "special deliveries" of watermelon, so I suspect not very well.

DKNYNC said...

Keeping you and your brother in my thoughts and prayers. Hope he recovers quickly.