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Survivor: Cagayan Episode 1 - Part 1

Hot Girl With a Grudge

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst

February 27, 2014

Hey, look! It's the guy we will have all forgotten by the finale!

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Hello, good people, and welcome to Episode 1 of Survivor: Cagayan - Brains vs. Beauty vs. Brawn! I'm Jim Van Nest and I'll be holding your hand as we wind our way through Survivor's 28th season. We have a two hour premiere, so let's get right to it!

The show begins as Jeff introduces us to the tribes. First up is the Brains tribe. We meet Spencer, a chess champion, David, the president of the Miami Marlins and Kass, an attorney who claims to be more ruthless than 95% of the population. They're arriving by plane.

Next up is beauty. They're arriving by boat and we meet Morgan, who gets whatever she wants from boys, Jeremiah, who's a country boy model and Jefra, a pageant girl who claims to be much more.

Finally, it's brawn. We meet Cliff Robinson, an ex-NBAer who has to win to eat. We meet Sarah, a cop and MMA fighter who likes to punch people in the face for money, and Tony, another cop who has his sights set on the prize.




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As the groups meet each other, they all notice the different methods of transportation. Already the brawn tribe is judging the beauties and the beauties are judging the brains (nerds). Jeff welcomes everyone and starts with Morgan. He asks her what tribe she thinks she is. Naturally, she says they're Beauty. He asks Spencer what tribe they are. He says "The Nerds,” but is correct, they're the Brains. Tony tells Jeff he'll gladly accept the role of Brawn.

Right off the bat, the tribes are asked to select a leader, with no knowledge of the people at all. Beauty chooses LJ to represent them. Brawn chooses Sarah, the cop, to represent them. The Brains choose David to represent them. Kass explains that she doesn't trust a man in a suit, but she likes David, so he'll do.

Jeff tells the leaders that they have to choose the weakest member of their tribe. LJ says he wants the stronger tribe and he thinks Morgan will be the weakest. He also tells us that he trusts the cute girls more than the hot one, so Morgan is the pick. Sarah hems and haws a bit and chooses Trish, the Pilates instructor. Now it’s David's turn to choose. David chooses Garrett, the biggest, strongest guy in the group. He says he chose him based on who should be around at the end. It might be a little early to start thinking of the end game. He tells us that someone that big who's also smart is a dangerous player.

Jeff says that the three people chosen are not out of the game. They are to get on the chopper and each will be dropped off at camp, where they'll need to make a decision that will affect the whole tribe. As the chosen three head out, Jeff hands out tribe names: Beauty is Salona, Brawn is Appari, and the Brain tribe is Luzon. They are given maps and told to head to camp to begin working on the shelter. They expect a lot of rain this season.


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