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:groan:  It is just an example!!
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:groan:  It is just an example!!

I agree.. it is really just an example, Kiwi.
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We will see. This is after the first tribal council straight after because the tribe torches are still there. It is a black torch stripe. And Fever has said this could mean a Timbira Tribal council for episode 1. It may not be to do with anything but we will see!  :lol: I would laugh if she did go home  :lol:

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I just cannot believe that its here already!  :jumpy:
So I've been skimming thru the spoiler boards and the first boot etc and have come up with

from RTVW/Blows << can be read here
"State Of The Spoiling: S18: Tocantins: Episode 1"
Immunity Challenge winner: Jalapao
Tribal Council: Candace

The Mess Hall poll  << here
looks like the members are leaning towards Candace or Sierra in the poll

Sucks poll
Candace in the lead, Sierra not far behind

then we have survivorfevers bootsheet for reference << here
... as well as their challenge speculation here , as far as I can tell no predictions yet or if they are chosing to do one this season?

and then we have ACME which I am not sure even exists now? sadly

other spoiling sites

SurvivorSkills
spec for exile spec "favors Sierra, and Sandy"

and of course survivorphoenix, videos, vidcaps and hopefully some of those famous puzzles/clues this season (please) :hides




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Well looking forward to it!

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I just cannot believe that its here already!  :jumpy:
So I've been skimming thru the spoiler boards and the first boot etc and have come up with

from RTVW/Blows << can be read here
"State Of The Spoiling: S18: Tocantins: Episode 1"
Immunity Challenge winner: Jalapao
Tribal Council: Candace

The Mess Hall poll  << here
looks like the members are leaning towards Candace or Sierra in the poll

Sucks poll
Candace in the lead, Sierra not far behind

then we have survivorfevers bootsheet for reference << here
... as well as their challenge speculation here , as far as I can tell no predictions yet or if they are chosing to do one this season?

and then we have ACME which I am not sure even exists now? sadly

other spoiling sites

SurvivorSkills
spec for exile spec "favors Sierra, and Sandy"

and of course survivorphoenix, videos, vidcaps and hopefully some of those famous puzzles/clues this season (please) :hides




Hmm there is exile island for this episode? I haven't seen it anywhere. Can anyone refresh me whether there was exile island on past few seasons episode 1 thanks.

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IIRC, Survivor 12 and 14 had EI on the first episode (Misty and Sylvia from Panama and Fiji, respectively, went there).  Since 2007 (and CI), it's been the norm that there isn't an Exile Island on the first episode.  Typically, there's only one task on the premiere, and it's usually a combined reward/immunity challenge.  So with no solo reward challenge, they wouldn't send someone to exile.  Of course, in the past there's a second combined challenge, where someone from the losing team could get sent to exile island.  Earlier on, he or she was safe from Tribal (I believe), but recently, they would return the morning following Tribal.
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IIRC, Survivor 12 and 14 had EI on the first episode (Misty and Sylvia from Panama and Fiji, respectively, went there).  Since 2007 (and CI), it's been the norm that there isn't an Exile Island on the first episode.  Typically, there's only one task on the premiere, and it's usually a combined reward/immunity challenge.  So with no solo reward challenge, they wouldn't send someone to exile.  Of course, in the past there's a second combined challenge, where someone from the losing team could get sent to exile island.  Earlier on, he or she was safe from Tribal (I believe), but recently, they would return the morning following Tribal.

I see thanks for your input! :tup:

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Thanks puddin! That is a big help! :ty3:
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I think its not exiled, more like the first 2 peeps that are voted off but in actuality they get the clues and go back to the camps in search of the HII's?

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I think its not exiled, more like the first 2 peeps that are voted off but in actuality they get the clues and go back to the camps in search of the HII's?

Yeah I guess so, I don't think someone's going to be exiled this episode, let's see.

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TV Review: One of the Best Reality Shows Returns With ‘Survivor: Tocantins’
By BrianTT
Created Feb 12 2009 - 10:53am

Television Rating: 3.5/5.0
CHICAGO – The 18th installment of the show that really started it all with reality television, “Survivor [1],” debuts Thursday, February 12th, 2009 with the promise of another season of backstabbing, infighting, and immunity challenges.

With 16 new contestants, a physically demanding setting, and the best host in reality TV, “Survivor: Tocantins - The Brazilian Highlands” delivers exactly what fans expect and sets the stage for what should be another exciting installment of arguably the best reality show on television.


The sixteen contestants set to compete in Survivor: Tocantins - The Brazilian Highlands, when the eighteenth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres Thursday, February 12 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 
Reviewing the 18th installment of anything that’s essentially the same can be a little frustrating. There’s no one coming to “Survivor: Tocantins - The Brazilian Highlands” saying “What’s this whole Survivor thing all about?” After 17 installments of tribal councils, immunity challenges, and the wisdom of Jeff Probst, audiences probably just want to know what’s different about this season?

First and foremost, the premiere makes it clear that life is going to be brutal in Brazil. The location is one of the most rugged and physically challenging in the history of the show. The 16 contestants this season are left stranded in the interior of Brazil, an area of the world with hundreds of square miles with no civilization and unbelievable heat.

After brief introductions to a few of the contestants this season including the competitive “Coach,” the ill Sierra, the over-the-top Sandy, and Spencer, the youngest player in the history of “Survivor,” the predetermined tribes are sent on a four-hour hike in temperatures well over a hundred degrees and rising. From the opening hike to an immunity challenge that would kill a lot of people in such hot conditions, it’s clear that the setting is going to play a major role this year.

Of course, the success or failure of any installment of “Survivor” almost always comes down to the same thing - casting. It’s hard to pick out the winners, losers, and popular personalities from just one episodes, but I’ve seen season premieres of “Survivor” more promising than “Tocantin - Brazilian Highlands”.

The best seasons of “Survivor” provide a variety of personalities, but the premiere focuses far too much of its time on one particularly annoying contestant, a woman who doesn’t know what “ten paces” means and admits that she generally annoys people. With sixteen players, it’s going to take some time to get to know everyone, but when one tribe member dominates screen time like this it makes one wonder if it’s because the others are not that interesting.


If one looks past one of the most annoying and unusual “Survivor” contestants in history, there are a few personalities stranded in the “Tocantin - The Brazilian Highlands” that may become future reality all-stars. Tyson, the comic relief who realizes that clothing in 120 degree heat is just another problem, Jerry, a 1st Sergeant and specialist in Nuclear Operations who has just returned from Afghanistan, and Carolina, an admittedly whiny bartender, make an instant impression.

Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the seasons of “Survivor” that were more physically challenging than the others. With very little water, no signs of civilization, dangerous wildlife, and deadly heat, “Tocantin - The Brazilian Highlands” looks like it could be one of the most mentally and physically challenging installments to date.

In the long history of “Survivor,” the premiere of “Tocantin - The Brazilian Highlands” falls right in the middle with enough promise in the setting to keep audiences intrigued but a few question marks as to whether or not the casting department might have missed the mark with a few of their contestants.

If a few more personalities in the cast move to the forefront and prove to be as interesting as the players in recent seasons, “Survivor: Tocantins - The Brazilian Highlands” will continue the dominance of one of the best reality shows in the history of television.




 [2] By BRIAN TALLERICO [3]
Content Director
HollywoodChicago.com
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Thanks a lot! Looking forward to the episode in a 1/2 hours time. :jumpy:

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Are we doing a live discussion?? who is here??

Lot's of testimonials right off the bat!!
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coach for the TITLE :jumpy:
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ierra has strep throat...

Sandy and Sierra "not making the journey!

Good news, they helicopter to camp!

Red team got no beans or water!

Jeff calls out Sandy, tells her she need s to work on changing her first impression...
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LoL me, I watching on the stream. But its pretty laggy haha.

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Ben already telling some of the others about wanting to change the game so the strongest win...

Sandy still pissed....and she cries!
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Is there a link to that Alan? Some of the West Coasters might like that too...

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http://www.justtvnuts.com/

Thanks to the last season link.

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Sandy gets the mail about looking for the HII>>> she is SO going to look! :lol:

I am starting to wonder if Sandy is the annoying person?? ??? :lol3:

Sierra>> sets up camp!!
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andy says she didn't find the idol, hides the note in her bra...

Carolina unhappy that Sandy didn't do anything...

omg Sandy never shuts up, I should have picked her for testamonials! :lol3:
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Sierra did a ton of work, has a shelter going.

Ben says she is awesome, but weak/sick, targets her as "has to go"...

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omg, sandy finds the clue to the HII, but doesn't know what ten paces are! :groan:
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