I'm excited for this season. I feel that we have a great cast, people who will really fight to win and not sit back and let their daddies do everything for them (cue Ometepe last season). I can't wait for the castaways to get sick of Coach and Ozzy and vote them off.
I felt bad for Coach for the welcome (or lack of) he was given. It made me feel that he shouldn't have been called back. Viewers aren't fond of him, castaways do not respect him that much, he's not a great strategist. He's just Probst's favourite. It didn't help him when he lost that challenge. But I have nothing against him for now, we'll see how he plays this season.
I'm surprised that Upolu won the challenge. Savaii just struck me as a tribe that would go on a winning streak, based on their dynamics. But well, that win from Upolu definitely saved Coach's butt (if he was on the hot seat).
Cochran... He didn't live up to my expectations. I had high hopes for him. A huge fan of the show, a Harvard student, I thought he'd be THE strategist. But his insecurity this episode kinda turned me off. BUT I'm not ruling him off. For some strange reason, I like this guy. He's gonna be the underdog and I'm kinda pulling for him to stay.
I kinda like Ozzy this season as well. He seems to have grown as a person. Of course, it's too early to say. But I really feel that it's gonna be a good season this time. Can't wait to see some strategies and blindsides!