I think the TC9 boot is Michelle. Survivor Phoenix has hints that Michelle makes her mark in something other than fire-making and that it has only happened once before in Survivor history. There are links to the torch snuffer and the symbol for woman. Only once before (in Borneo) was a woman the first boot at merge. Also, the hints below suggest it will be a false merge and she will be the boot like Shii Ann in Thailand. Speculation is that Michelle is picked to be part of the losing tribe and is betrayed by a former ally (Mookie). For a detailed discussion of the hints provided by SP you can check out Blows.
March 30, 2007
We have the merge color courtesy of ebay, the tribe name and the players making the merge.
So, here's a question for the gentle reader. Anyone remember Shii-Ann?
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Who will be the last exiled player before the merge? No new players will visit Exile Island until the tribes meet again to become one.
Back to the merge: in a sequence that may end up on the Insider clips if it survives the editing axe at all, some of the Survivor Fiji women finally will get a moment to shine. Unfortunately, it is not challenge related: they design the tribal flag with all the players' names framing the border. Rumor has it that it is not quite as artistic as the merge flag Bruce designed in season 12, but it is a step up from the boring merge flag from season 13.
What Survivor producers giveth, Survivor producers taketh away. As reported at Survivor Sucks, the newly formed Bula tribe will find that Moto camp has lost its appeal when they return to it after the merge festivities. The camp will have been stripped and Mookie, the last-standing full-time Ravu player, never will get to experience "Good Times".
So what does Shii-Ann have to do with Fiji?
Beware assumptions. Just when they think they are now playing an individual game, the players will be thrown a curve at the Immunity Challenge. Players will compete as two teams of five, with the losing team going directly to Tribal Council, without passing Camp. Look for someone to get blind-sided when they are selected on the "wrong team" by Dre and that teams loses. Could it be that this is where those infamous clues finally come into play?
Or so we have heard. It could have been mislabeled.