Survivor Worlds Apart - Episode 1 Recap, Part One

It's Survivor Warfare

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst

February 26, 2015

I was in the NFL, you know. Okay, it was only for a month. But that was a great month.

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Hello, good people, and welcome to the Premiere edition of Survivor Worlds Apart - Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar. I'm Jim Van Nest and I'm back to cover this monumental 30th...that's right, haters...30th season of the Godfather of Reality Shows, Survivor. But even more important, this is my 15th season recapping Survivor!! Good lord what a crazy ride it's been!

If you haven't had a chance yet, you should go check out my three preview columns here at BOP where I broke down all three tribes and even predicted a winner for you. Once you've done that, come on back to the recap and we'll be set!

I am totally pumped for this season of Survivor. Coming off the high of #teamtv's win in Brains Vs. Beauty Vs. Brawn...last season's Blood Vs. Water rehash was a real dud for me. I was pleased with the Twinnie winnie, which really is all I need to say to fully explain how much of a dud it was. But this season has been hyped to the hilt as one of the best casts in the history of the show and from my previews; I can definitely see that being the case. Because I'm so excited for the season to start, I'm gonna shut up now and get to the episode!


And we begin! Three trucks are driving through the jungle as Jeff Probst narrates. The trucks are red, yellow and blue. We start with the White Collars. They call the shots. So gets the first confessional and tells us, essentially, that she's the devil. Max tells us he's a professor and that he steps on the people in his way. Carolyn tells us that she expects Survivor to be like the corporate world, where people will do whatever is necessary to get what they want.

And here's the Blue Collar tribe, with a state trooper, a barrel racer and a postal worker. Mike talks first and tells us that he's usually covered in oil and mud and that you need to get your hands dirty in this game to win. Lindsey tells us that her daughter has made her who she is and that no one on earth is as mentally strong as she is. Dan has been dreaming of this since the first episode of the first season. He's not sure what kind of game he'll play, but he plans to be memorable.

Now we're down to the No Collars. They have a sailing instructor, a YouTube sensation and a coconut vendor. Jenn tells us that she always does whatever she wants. She punctuates it by asking, "Ever see an unhappy person on a jet-ski?" Seriously, if she goes out early, as Survivor fans, we might owe it to her to take up a collection for a jet-ski. I mean, obsess much, Jenn? Hali tells us that people may assume she's a corporate girl because she's in law school, but she's in it for the greater good. And then there's Vince. Oh, sweet Vince. This guy's gonna provide SO much material this season. As an example, he starts with, "As a coconut vendor, I seek truth. I'm a seer of real." Then he has to take a second to catch the sweet wave of what he just said.

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