Don't forget to catch Survivor
tonight! Yes, Wednesday. Last week basketball pre-empted Survivor
, unusually – in the past they've usually just moved it to another day of the week during March Madness. Well, this week they're back to that plan, bumping out Jericho
CBS's press release for the episode, "I've Strength Now to Carry the Flag," says the castaways will "face a major shake-up."
"When two all-new tribes are formed, some of the castaways experience true hardship while other newfound luxury and strategy changes when one Survivor
realizes their old alliance no longer has the majority in their new tribe."
Finally, maybe we'll get an exciting new episode instead of more deja-vu. But how will the new tribes be formed? Randomly, or will someone choose? Whatever happens, this can only be good news for members of the ailing Ravu tribe. What will happen to existing alliances? Does Michelle have a better chance tonight, if she (probably) won't be the only woman left in her tribe?
This has been the first time in Survivor
history that the first five contestants voted out have all been of the same gender. Survivor Fiji
has also made other firsts this season – while other seasons have seen Survivors leave because of injuries (Michael in Australia, and Bruce in Panama,) in the past this has meant no other contestant left in the same episode. As well, Moto's win of the first eight challenges set a new record for consecutive wins by one tribe. But that's over after tonight.
So, will the new tribes make a big difference? What do you think? Any bets on who'll be teamed up?
What's left of the Ravu Tribe at this point:
James "Rocky" Reid
Currently remaining on the Moto Tribe:
Andre "Dreamz" Herd
Kenward "Boo" Bernis
-Mel, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Sources: the Futon Critic
Photo courtesy of CBS