Survivor: Second Chance Episode 1

20 previous contestants return for a second chance. According to Probst, these are people’s favorites. I’m not sure whose favorites. It’s like how the Big Brother producers said I like the battle of the block.

Abi-Maria Gomes (Philippines, Season 25, 5th place)
Andrew Savage (Pearl Islands, Season 7, 10th place)
Ciera Eastin (Blood vs. Water, Season 27, 5th place)
Jeff Varner (Outback, Season 2, 10th place)
Jeremy Collins (San Juan del Sur, Season 29, 10th place)
Joe Anglim (Worlds Apart, Season 30, 10th place)
Kass McQuillen (Cagayan, Season 28, 3rd place)
Kelley Wentworth (San Juan del Sur, Season 29, 14th place)
Kelly Wigglesworth (Borneo, Season 1, 2nd place)
Kimmi Kappenberg (Outback, Season 2, 12th place)
Keith Nale (San Juan del Sur, Season 29, 4th place)
Monica Padilla (Samoa, Season 19, 7th place)
Peih-Gee Law (China, Season 15, 5th place)
Shirin Oskooi (Worlds Apart, Season 30, 8th place)
Spencer Bledsoe (Cagayan, Season 28, 4th place)
Stephen Fishbach (Tocantins, Season 18, 2nd place)
Tasha Fox (Cagayan, Season 28, 6th place)
Terry Deitz (Panama, Season 12, 3rd place)
Vytas Baskauskas (Blood vs. Water, Season 27, 10th place)
Woo Hwang (Cagayan, Season 28, 2nd place)

Bayon (purple): Andrew, Ciera, Jeremy, Joe, Kass, Keith, Kimmi, Monica, Stephen, Tasha
Ta Keo (blue): Abi-Maria, Jeff, Kelley, Kelly, Peih-Gee, Shirin, Spencer, Terry, Vytas, Woo

Their first task is to dump as much of their supplies as they can off the boat and load them on rafts. There is not a time limit. Rather, they just have to beat the other team because the first team to make it across the way to grab the rice will win that reward. Except really it’s just about who’s the fastest swimmer, which turns out to be Woo, much faster than Kelly who looked like she might get there first.

Terry’s son told him to trust Spencer. So Spencer is happy to make a plan with him. And everyone else.

Abi told herself she is going to control her emotions. She is struggling already. Eventually, she finds her bracelet in Peih-Gee’s bag. So begins the drama about her supposedly being a thief, but it seems fairly tame.

Joe starts a fire the first day for his tribe. That’s a hell of a start.

There is already searching for idols. Kelley receives a clue to the idol, and this time, it’s hidden in plain sight (like it usually is) but at a challenge.

We return to the first challenge ever. They will race to a raft, light a torch, use that to light a series of fires, build a pole, and retrieve a key. It’s neck and neck until Keith lets the fire go out. Ta Keo has a large lead when they get back to the beach after lighting all the fires. In a battle of Kelly against Joe, my money is on Joe. That’s a safe bet, and Bayon comes from behind to win immunity.

Meanwhile, as everybody looks in anticipation to find out who is going to win, Kelley grabs herself the least hidden hidden immunity idol ever.

They are going to Tribal Council right now. No time to prepare. They have been talking for days, though, so there is not a reason for them to be unprepared.


With 6 votes, Vytas has been voted off the island. Shirin came out of the gate early swinging at him, not because he was not valuable but because of his potential relationships, though his attempts at flirting didn’t help him.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Second Chance Episode 2, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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