As usual, the first episode makes it hard to figure out the players. We're priviliged already to know Steph and Bobby Jon (I like them both and I hope they last a while). Other standouts include Gary, Margaret, Brandon, and Danni (at least those are the ones I remember). I cringed when Steph began with "Here's what I learned on Survivor...." as that could get old fast, but apparently she provided some worthwhile advice about handling a canoe and it may have made the difference in winning the Immunity Challenge (that, and the fact that Nakum's men were still suffering from dehydration effects). Both challenges (if you count the initial trek as a challenge) were very close, so this season is shaping up to be a more even game than Pulau.
One funny thought: even though at Tribal Council, Jeff commented that the ruins were real, it still looked like a set! Maybe the lighting made the ruins look, uh, less than real.
I felt bad for Jim, but his boot was the obvious one, considering his injury. Previews for next week make it look not so good for Blake.