So, here we go again--another batch of castaways, another isolated corner of the world, and another 39 days of politics, or romance, or both. Survivor: Samoa
, in this case, has 20 of them, split in a couple of tribes, and a lot of big things to work on at the very beginning.
The very first decision is, of course, choosing each tribe's leaders. I spotted the first three minutes through the folks at Entertainment Weekly
, and it seems these chiefs will represent their respective tribes during crucial moments, at least according to Jeff Probst himself. And that's where first impressions come in--they all have to make that decision quickly.
Oh, and here's the video, in case you're curious.
It seems they want us to pay attention to two people: Shambo and the small, evil Russell. Shannon, best known as the girl with the mullet who seems stuck in the 80s, has described herself as a "people magnet", and it makes sense. Russell? You must've seen preview clips on the CBS website, with him planning to manipulate his tribemates outright--he didn't call himself the "puppet master" for nothing--going as far as to finishing off the tribe's entire clean water supply. And they think he can do a good leader?
Well, I don't really know. That's why we have to watch along.
Also tonight, a challenge involving logs, and if I heard correctly, someone will get booted out on the strength of that challenge alone. I hope not, but then again, 20 castaways is a lot. Survivor: Samoa
premieres tonight from 8pm on CBS--oh, and if you haven't seen my slideshow of half-meant predictions, well, here's that.- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of CBS)