Survivor Caramoan (Season 26)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Catherine M, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    This is what I find quite disturbing. He's clearly not right in the head, and in no ways should be the father of 3 offspring at 21 years old. (Then again, there's very few people in the world that ARE right in the head that should have 3 children at that age). I feel awful for his kids :( He and his wife also went through a nasty rough patch after his first stint on the show, I was surprised to hear that she was pregnant again.
  2. orbitz

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    What kind of job does Brandon have? I'd be afraid to hire him for anything after seeing his behavior on TV.
  3. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what he was doing before his first season (perhaps he was involved with the family's oil company?), he was just labeled as "Russel Hantz's Nephew." I know after the finale, he took a job with Nascar. I don't know what he was doing, but I don't believe that lasted very long.
  4. Prancer

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    Brandon's job is listed somewhere as something like "chemical waste disposal worker."

    The first season, he worked on one of the family's oil tankers. I think he's had a lot of jobs--he seems like one of those people who get jobs easily and don't hold them for long. He's a high school dropout, so his options are rather limited.

    He should have gotten a pretty good chunk of money for the first Survivor he played. He was what--fourth? That's around $75K or so, and that's taxed as salary, not winnings.
  5. BaileyCatts

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    Somehow I'm thinking that $75K is lllooonnnggg gone by this time, with nothing to show for it. ;)

    After seeing him on Survivor, I'd be afraid to hire him. But I agree he's one of those types who probably walks into jobs very easily. I used to know someone like that. He must have had at least 12 jobs during the time I knew him, yet never held one longer than 10-12 months. Yet somehow continued to keep getting jobs and was never out of work more than 1-2 months between jobs. Still don't understand how that worked. Although he was charming, so I guess it don't matter if you are a screw up as long as you have a good personality. Hmmm ... but that don't 'splain Brandon! :lol:
  6. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Thanks, as always, for posting these production details. I had been wondering about this when he started throwing things and then walked onto the beach. I assumed his tribemates were coming up with some kind of ad hoc plan to protect themselves/their property in case he tried to burn down the shelter. I was thinking perhaps the guys should tackle Brandon if he moves toward another player in an aggressive manner, but that they were probably worried that by physically touching Brandon, they would be the ones disqualified from the game, even if it was for self-defense/the defense of another player. I pretty much figured no one was doing anything because there was a producer right there to step in if he got out of control - so wow.

    I wish the producers would have replaced the rice. I know they have to accept that anything can happen out there, but that really sucked.
  7. Fridge_Break

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    I know in past seasons there has been a "give up something" for more food type of negotiation. In Australia they traded their tarps for another bucket of rice, and even last season, Carter (that's his name, right?) gave up his auction winnings for, I believe, another bag of rice. I figure they'll probably do something similar this time.
  8. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    if this week really is a merge, they'll be combining their resources with the other tribe's (plus there usually a feast).

    I'm trying to remember what they did for S2 when a storm wiped out most or all of Ogakor's rice. I know there was one early season where a tribe ran out of rice and was given more but was seriously chided, saying they had been given enough to last and had basically been piggy eaters.
  9. Prancer

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    Phillip can go any time now. I am so tired of him. If only Corrine had turned on him.
  10. dbell1

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    With Season 2's rice, they traded Colby's Texas flag luxury item/tarp for the rice. I'm thinking that's the last time someone was allowed to bring something that massive as a 'luxury'. :lol:
  11. Spareoom

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    Finally got around to watching last week's episode. Wow, that was intense. Brandon was so off the rails it was sad to see. :( The tribe did the right thing, for them and for him. He's so young with so many issues...I hope he is able to get some counseling and good mentorship in his personal life so he can be a better person, husband and father. He seems like a nice guy a lot of the time, but never learned how to reign in his temper.

    And as a side note, I know not knowing the whole situation can skew one's perspective, but boy, did Reynold look like an enormous JERK at the "tribal", with the way he was shock-laughing at all the crazy things and how he seemed to be viewing the whole thing as a joke. Dude, you are either the most clueless or unfeeling person either. To not clue in that the situation was really bad is bad enough, but to realize that and still keep a light attitude anyway is unforgivable. I know it's a game and one can celebrate other's misfortunes, but I thought it was pretty obvious that Brandon's situation was far beyond the confines of the game. We're talking about a human and their mental well-being...you don't find that amusing, even in a big fake game.
  12. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    now that Malcolm is on a tribe of bros, the personality I always suspected him to have is starting to shine through :blah: And whoever described Reynold as a used car salesman was :lol:

    I sooooooo wish Corrine had flipped on Phillip. But given how often we saw her saying that there is no reason to flip, we knew that wasn't happening. At least she got to keep "her gay" :scream:
  13. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    How about when Reynold asked Jeff to throw up his hands and yell out, "_____ WINS IMMUNITY!!!" That was when Reynold looked like the biggest a**hat to me. And he's given me many things to pick from...
  14. Prancer

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    They had a lot of trouble with the luxury items in the beginning. Colby's flag was one that had them gnashing their teeth; Bibi's specially made glasses with lenses designed to start fires faster was another :lol:. There were a few other things that got sneaked in, so the producers started examining everything very closely for potential applications in camp.

    Now they don't even talk about the luxury items, which is kind of sad; I always thought it was interesting to see what the contestants bring with them (although since the flag, et al, they bring a variety of things and the producers choose one).

    Malcolm will be one of those who regrets coming back, I think. I wondered how it would go with him this time; he spends a lot of time with Corinne and, of all people, Abi from last season, and that kinda made me think that Malcolm isn't really as nice as he was shown to be last time--and I thought he was manipulative and fake last time (good player skills, but still).

    Erik! He's still on the show!

    Wasn't it Julia who asked? I thought Reynold just concurred.
  15. walei

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    I'm not a fan of Malcolm even from last season. He totally lost me when he turned on Denise and began his self righteous speech at the final tribal council. I`m rooting for Cochran, Dawn and Brenda, and maybe Eddie for a bit because he looks like Tony Danza + Mario Lopez.
  16. dbell1

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    I love how editing portrayed Julie last night. She either screamed like a crazy woman (at the IC) or sat there mute. Even at TC, every pan to her showed her dead eyes and closed mouth. :lol:

    Cochran still gets the best lines "That tribe is the Bold and the Beautiful." And vapid.

    Sad to see Matt go. He seemed like a nice guy with very odd styling choices.
  17. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I still remember Maralyn (S2) bringing lipstick...I thought that was cute. You never know what might make the Survivor environment more bearable. or what they think beforehand would be useful, anyway :p I also miss discussion about their item - for a long time I thought they no longer allowed them (I think you are the one who gave info to the contrary)

    I always thought that the only reason Malcolm was remotely bearable was that he was on a losing tribe. Had he had any modicum of early success in the game he would have been last season's Reynold. Ex 1: he found a cuddle buddy despite knowing better strategically (thankfully for him - and us - she was eliminated early) Ex 2: he had a confessional early on where he complained bitterly about being used to winning, the tone was pretty condescending Ex 3: the way he came after Denise in final questioning/his outrage at being outplayed by her. Sore loser all the way (although he was a bit better by reunion).

    Yes, Julia was the one who asked Jeff for the "GOTA...WINS IMMUNITY!", which is stupid, because they didn't win anything. Even if the request hadn't been completely inappropriate given what had just gone down, the best Jeff should have been able to say was "GOTA.....DODGES A BULLET!!" :p
  18. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    They used to include them in the profiles on the website, so even if not discussed, you're right it was fun to know what they had brought along.

    The other thing I miss from the website is the TC voting history. You could go back each week and see the patterns, who was voting with who. Even right after an ep, it was the best way to see the full vote as Jeff doesn't always show them all. I think they still offer the video on the website with all the comments, but I stopped even looking for it years ago as the videos are often blocked outside of the US.

    I thought he seemed humbler, and maybe just plain tired by reunion - mind you, that was after he had played this season too, so it might have been more than just time that softened him. Once it was confirmed he was in this cast, my assumption based on that reunion is that he doesn't get as far as he did the first time - he seemed beaten somehow.

    Interesting what Prancer shared - that he is in touch with Abi now. They actually seemed to get along when they played, and it was only in confessional that he had negative things to say about her, which I thought might be a bit of baiting/editing to support the story they were pushing. And maybe, if indeed he doesn't make it as far this time (which has got to be a blow, because he no doubt came into this thinking he'd ace it), he's now understanding that he's not all that, and that Denise did a lot more for his game than he thought. Remember it was also *after* this season that he found out that the jury still would have given it to Denise even if he had made the final.
  19. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Did they vote out Matt over Julia because she was better in the challenges? Or did they simply want to split up a (voting) couple: Michael and Matt? The others already have a voting block of four over Matt, Michael and Julia. So the only smart vote would be to get rid of the person least likely to help them win the next immunity challenge. It hasn't looked to me like Julia is a far great challenge competitor than Mat... :confused:
  20. Spareoom

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    I think it was because they wanted to split up a close alliance, which was Michael and Matt. It was either that or vote off the weakest newbie, and Matt made more sense strategically. I know if I were out there, I'd be thinking a little more long-term. They know they're only a few votes away from the merge, so even if they do lose challenges, they still have a few easy pick-off votes OR they can clean house a little. I mean, they don't WANT to lose, but if you HAVE to vote someone out, you might as well think more long-term instead of just what helps you tomorrow.
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    I think it was because they couldn't remember her name and didn't want to write down "the girl" on the parchment.
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  22. Rogue

    Rogue Sexy Superhero

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    I kept wanting Corinne to realize that Philip's split-the-vote plan could work well for her. All of a sudden at tribal counsel, there could have been 2 votes Julia, 1 vote Michael, and 3 votes Philip.
  23. KHenry14

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    ok, I've just about had my Phil of the secret agent. Just a terrible ep. And Julia has to go down as one of the most boring castaways ever. Maybe the merge next week will spice things up...
  24. Habs

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    Philip is such a tool.
  25. Prancer

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    This was a blah episode, but I have high hopes for next week--gross food challenge! :cheer2: It has been way too long!

    I don't know how Phillip's tribemates keep from slapping him. It must be a daily temptation. I thought Cochran was going to lose it and laugh in his face when Philip was going on about throwing the challenge.
  26. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Yeah, yeah, Phillip tedious, but what I'm tired of is challenges starring Reynold throwing things. Seriously, where are the immunity challenges that don't involve tossing, 'cause I'm about to hurl.

    Cochran's speech about Phillip and the immunity challenge was :rofl:
  27. BaileyCatts

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    Did Phillip really say "foo paws" (instead of faux pas), cause that's what it sounded like to me. :lol:
  28. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Yep. Or "foos paws". Maybe he thought it was the plural.
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    Kasey beat me to it. That's what I heard,too.
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  30. dbell1

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    Foo Paws is stealth R Us's secret puppy division.

    I need a merge soon. This season is boring me.
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  31. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    The season as been ok for me, although I agree this last episode was a yawner. :yawn:
  32. Spareoom

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    Not surprised that the Favs are ruling both tribes, although I think long-term, all the fans that they probably wish could get voted out aren't going to TC because the tribe is too strong, lol. Julia, Matt and Mike aren't really game threats to anyone, but Sherri, Reynold and Reynold's Sidekick are. Oops. Oh well, it's not like there is anything they can "do" about it, but it is funny how the tribes shook out.

    Julia is such a dumb vote. She wasn't going to do anything...pretty much anyone else would have been a better vote, especially with the merge looming. Maybe they were afraid she would become someone's goat, but yeah.

    So far in the game, I'm liking Andrea and shockingly, Corinne. Malcolm is smart but I hate that he's aligning with Reynold; I can't stand him. Chochran is hilarious and I hope he makes it far, but he's too smart to be anyone's goat and he can't power his way to the end.
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  33. Habs

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    I'm surprised that I like Corinne too. I didn't expect that to happen!
    Cochrane is great... I hope he makes it far.
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    ITA. I wish Corinne had used her head to get 3 votes against Phillip. No one from her original alliance would hold it against her and we'd be rid of one of the most annoying players ever!!
  35. Fridge_Break

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    Best part of the episode was the cameramen catching Dawn's crazy face at the top of the episode when Phillip started rambling about some crazy topic. :rofl:
  36. Sparks

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    The best move, imo, is to drag Phillip past the merge....let him irritate everyone.
  37. smurfy

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    I too am being entertained by Corinne. I am wondering about Brenda! Has she changed? I want to know what she is up to.
    I am loving Cochrane - hope he wins. He has perfect insight into the game and is just amused by it. Everytime they have one of his confessionals - I am happy - I know something entertaining and relevant will be said!
    I loved Malcolm last season, but his teaming up with Reynold - NO!
    I too heard FOO from Phillip. he is more entertaining than crazy compared to last season. but will be happy when he leaves.
  38. walei

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    I hated Corinne in Gabon but anyone who is up against Phillip will win points with me. So what's up with Dawn? Julia was trying to instigate a Phillip vote off and Dawn ran right to Phillip and ratted out everything... I'm not liking her at all this season. Didn't like Malcolm in Philippines, and not liking him here. I hope Cochrane goes all the way but he needs a power play soon.
  39. Prancer

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    Gross food, plottin' and schemin', an immunity win for Cochran over Malcolm and a blindside--heh! Much better ep than last week.

    I wish they had booted Philip just because, but I'll take Corinne, if only because it meant seeing that smug smirk wiped off Reynold's face AGAIN. I can't remember the last time someone on Survivor was so utterly wrong about what was going to happen at TC so many times. :lol:
  40. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed tonight, so happy for Cochrane's immunity win, against Malcolm! Also liked how happy he was and others were for him. Loved the looks in TC, Corinned and team so happy then shocked! Good for Dawn. Right now I am rooting for Cochrane to win, with Dawn, and Anadrea next, and Malcolm if he dumps Reynold and Eddie. I think the show is going to be much better now.

    I do enjoy some returning players. But I would love if they had a season with all newbies, and no immunity idols. like the first season. People would be searching for idols that don't exist.