I’m glad to have you back for CBS’ 27th season of Survivor! Yeah, it feels as though it’s bee FOREVER since their last season. For those of you who don’t know, this year’s big twist is that former Castaways will be battling it out with, or against, their loved ones! Yep, family members, wives, husbands, fiancé(e), boyfriends and girlfriends! I guess the producers wanted to have a variety of relationships represented on the show. For this installment of Survivor, they have bee split into two tribes: Returning Players vs. Loved Ones. I also think they love the Philippines, because they filmed this season on Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley, Philippines.
Here are my impressions of this season’s cast as a whole: It’s alright. Nothing to write home to mom about or jump out my chair over. Here are some of the notable pairs competing this season:
- Aras and Vytas (Brothers) – Aras won Survivor: Panama – Exile Island. It would be interesting to see if the other players will hold that against him and his brother.
- Colton and Caleb (Engaged) – Colton didn’t have the greatest experience the last time he played the game (spoiled rich kid attitude rubbed Castaways the wrong way, then had to leave the game early), but maybe his partner will help to mellow him out.
- Kat and Hayden (Dating) – I don’t remember Kat too much from Survivor: One World, but her boyfriend, Hayden, won Big Brother 12. His previous success could put a target on their backs in this game.
- Rupert and Laura (Married) – Oh, one of Survivor’s favourite Castaways has come back, again, for a third shot at winning the million-dollar prize. He and his wife, Laura will be targeted because he is so popular, their a bit older than most of the other players this season, and he has already won a million dollar just for being on Survivor: All-Stars for being the fan favourite.
Who are my picks to win Survivor: Blood vs. Water? It would probably be Aras and Vytas. They both look like they could last all 39 days in the Philippines, and since Aras knows what it takes to win, all he and his brother have to do is make it through both of their separate tribes to the Merge to, and they should be golden. My other pick would be Kat and Hayden. Mixed gender teams work well together in competitions like this, and Hayden was a hell of a competitor on BB 12. Overall. I think Hayden, if he doesn’t ruffle too many feathers, would be my #1 pick to win it all.
Who will be the first person voted out of Survivor: Blood vs. Water? If the Loved Ones’ tribe is strategic, they should vote Rupert’s wife, Laura, off first. It would mess with Rupert’s head, as he has been known to be a Castaway that plays with his heart in this game, and getting Laura out of the game would certainly throw him off his game!
Well, Readers, this is how I see Survivor: Blood vs. Water playing out. If you have been following my track record, I’m horrible at picking who’s going to win and who will leave a reality competition first, but hey, you can’t blame me for trying! Let me know what you think of my picks for this season of Survivor, as well as who your picks are to win! Can’t wait to get this season started!
Until my next post, Readers!