survivor second chance

Survivor Cambodia: “Calm Before” (Season 31, Episodes 4, 5 & 6)

Time for a catch up before the merge. What caused these three castaways to be voted out of the game?

Jeff Varner: Multiple reasons. To start with Tasha didn’t want anything to do with him from the get go. Add that to him talking to his former tribemates, it easily could of been him a week earlier. His health was a major factor, but if he wasn’t so shifty from the get go there could of been a chance of Varner pulling Woo and Abi back together as they still had a 3-2 advantage at Angkor. Instead Varner played way to fast too soon.

Monica Padilla: This ones a tough one. We wern’t shown much in the episode but she was destined to go home. Take out talk of clams and an all girls alliance, she had no hope.

Woo Hwang: He voted for Abi twice! Seams like Abi Maria was the cause of his downfall. Way not take out Savage? Because Abi wouldn’t go along with that plan.

AFFECT: This is one of the most confusing merge episodes we’ve seen in a while. In recently seasons we’ve had two sides with someone in the middle, like Sarah the President in Cagayan or Jon and Jaclyn the power duo in San Juan del Sur. Going into next Wednesday so many deals have been made a chart will make handy viewing material. Here’s one from reddit user lpkw.

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SIDENOTE: Can we just take a second to acknowledge that my post episode one pick, Kimmi, is still in the game!

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My Survivor: Second Chance Cast Picks

One of Survivor’s worst kept secrets is out of the bag, and know we can finally talk about it. For the first time ever us Survivor fans will get a chance to vote who we want to see back for a second chance. For the full list of 36 potential castaways can be found here: http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2015/05/06/‘survivor-second-chance’-invites-viewers-to-select-the-castaways/, but I’m about to give you my ten men and women I want back.

The Men: Jeff Varner, Andrew Savage, Terry Deitz, Shane Powers, Stephen Fishbach, Vytas Baskauskas, Spencer Bledsoe, Jeremy Collins, Mike Holloway, Joe Anglim.

I have a nice split going on here, five older seasons represented and five newer ones. The men was pretty easy. Jim Rice and Troyzan came close to making my list, if not just because I know they both want it so bad. Max, Keith and Woo could easily get on due to recency bias, but it’s not like their seasons already aren’t represented.

The Women: Kelly Wiglesworth, Kimmi Kappenberg, Teresa Cooper, Peih-Gee Law, Natalie Tenerelli, Sabrina Thompson, Abi-Maria Gomes, Ciera Eastin, Kass McQuillen, Shirin Oskooi.

Once again I couldn’t go past the four old school women. After that I locked in Kass, Ciera, and Shirin as they were the stand out females in their seasons. That left me with three more slots. Nat T is someone I really wanna see back after just re-watching Redemption Island. Abi needs to come back because I would want to see anyone from Philippines play again. The last pick I went with Sabrina only because I could see the first time around she had so much to give. I was close to giving my last pick to Stephanie Valencia, but if we get Natalie T, that means four people in total have retuned from Redemption Island, one of the shows worst season, while Thailand and Guatemala have only ever had one rep.

So what are you thoughts on the fan vote, and who are you gonna pick? Would love to hear thoughts in the comments below!