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EPISODE 2 Preview – SURVIVOR MacGYVER

WHAT AN EPISODE TITLE! I am hoping contestants need to fashion a raft out of coconut husk and banana peels.

Warhead over one shoulder, mullet on the other

Warhead over one shoulder, mullet on the other

Or start fire with their tongues?

Tribe members could take the lead of MacGyver if their flint goes missing

Tribe members could take the lead of MacGyver if their flint goes missing

SNEAK PEEK

A small snippet of what is coming up in 10 seconds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I178aNGnPjE

WHAT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN?

Judging by the premier last week you would have to say that this will be the last episode before the tribes are split into three. Let’s face it, three tribes creates a better dynamic and 18 is much easier to split into three evenly than 19! This week is the perfect opportunity to get rid of a massive threat. Will the contestants take up this golden chance or let it slip by?

TE KEO vs BAYON IMMUNITY CHALLENGE

Taking a step back and looking at what each tribe has to offer I am favouring BAYON to take out any challenge that comes their way. Why? They have a healthy mix of brawn (Joe, Jeremy, Savage, Keith) and brain (Kass, Tash, Fishy, Ciera) Fun fact… they have all won individual immunities in their previous seasons.

“I said Lime Ripple, not Rocky Road!” Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Compared to TE KEO brawn (Woo, Terry, Spencer) and brain (Kelley, Shirin, Peih-Gee), in essence, TE KEO have more passengers.

Ahh yes, the old half made dragon fence. Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Ahh yes, the old half made dragon fence. Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

WHO GOES?

Out of the TE KEO tribe no one would be feeling 150% (Mike Holloway bless you!) comfortable. But I think it will boil down to three depending on what game plan people rock with!

Shirin

Too Fast, Too Furious Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Too Fast, Too Furious.
Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Slow down Shirin! Moving way too fast and that will scare the ‘older’ brigade. Unfortunately for her, like last season, she doesn’t seem to fit anywhere. Also not working in her favour is that her tribe mates know she is a gamer.

Peih-Gee

She reminds me of an Asian friend I have who also has freckles. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

She reminds me of an Asian friend I have who also has freckles. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Do not underestimate Abi throwing her under the bus again. Plus, it is a good time to remove a real threat, the longer Peih-Gee goes in the game the stronger she becomes.

Spencer

Orange you glad we're back? Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Orange you glad we’re back? Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

If they are truly playing the game they will remove Spencer now. Before the three tribe split, keeping the tribe strong will not matter next week, the time to act is now. Will he go? Probably not.

THE SNUFFEE?

Out of those three, I believe Shirin is on her way out. With Abi doing her best ‘take me to the end with you’ audition last week that leaves Shirin as the most annoying tribe member. They seem to go first.

TRIBAL REFRESHER

Watch Vytas’ departure again… just try to keep your eyes off the shorts. I find it helps getting lost in Terry’s eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXQV5k4hAE8

PRESS IMAGES

Looking ahead to the next instalment CBS have released their press release images… Take a look below (Please note the above pictures are sourced from CBS too!)

“Survivor MacGyver” – Abi-Maria Gomes during the second episode of SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Sept. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The new season in Cambodia, themed “Second Chance,” features 20 castaways from past editions who were voted for by fans to have another shot at being named “Sole Survivor.” Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Survivor MacGyver” – The Bayon and Ta Keo Tribe during the second episode of SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Sept. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The new season in Cambodia, themed “Second Chance,” features 20 castaways from past editions who were voted for by fans to have another shot at being named “Sole Survivor.” Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Survivor MacGyver” – Joe Anglim and Jeremy Collins during the second episode of SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Sept. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The new season in Cambodia, themed “Second Chance,” features 20 castaways from past editions who were voted for by fans to have another shot at being named “Sole Survivor.” Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Survivor MacGyver” – Kass McQuillen, Tasha Fox and Monica Padilla during the second episode of SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Sept. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The new season in Cambodia, themed “Second Chance,” features 20 castaways from past editions who were voted for by fans to have another shot at being named “Sole Survivor.” Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Survivor MacGyver” – Tasha Fox, Kass McQuillen, Keith Nale, Monica Padilla, Jeremy Collins, Spencer Bledsoe, Woo Hwang, Terry Deitz, Jeff Varner, Abi-Maria Gomes, Kelly Wiglesworth, Kelley Wentworth and Shirin Oskooi during the second episode of SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Sept. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The new season in Cambodia, themed “Second Chance,” features 20 castaways from past editions who were voted for by fans to have another shot at being named “Sole Survivor.” Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

SIX DEGREES OF SURVIVOR SEPARATION – JEREMY

Each week we will strive to touch base with at least ONE current or former contestant.

This week we got a friendly retweet from Jeremy Collins!

RT from JC

RT from JC

On the home front my mother has started watching the show again after a hiatus… hasn’t watched a season since Heroes VS Villains! Not knowing many of the current cast she was quite taken with one contestant after 5 minutes of screen time:

Good judge of character

Good judge of character

I like Woo too!

IT’S BACK BABY! SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA – SECOND CHANCE

After a one-year hiatus the WORTH PLAYING FOR blog is back!

This time it's personal

In the spirit of second chances, let’s go back before going forward. After being spoilt by the amazing Season 28 Survivor Cagayan, the past two seasons have been lacking in both class and entertainment.

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Season 29 Survivor: San Juan Claude Van Dam saw a lackluster crew of misfits bore viewers to tears before super Twin Nat went ballistic on all in her path. The highlights of the season were meeting Jeremy, cheering on Keith and watching Reed go full mogwai on evil step mom Missy.

“150% Jeff”

Season 30 Survivor: White Collar VS Blue Collar VS Red Collar VS Human Decency Collar was a rolling circus of poor taste, bullying and stupidity. Thankfully, Mr America Mike Holloway made it somewhat entertaining by going on a ridiculous immunity run and taking home the bacon. Highlights included Dan stuffing up the two-vote advantage, Shirin calling Will a dead fish and Rodney’s impersonations.

NEW IDEAS

Two new factors will cause havoc this year:

  • Idols will be hidden in reward/immunity challenges

“This is a real idol made by the production team…”

I am not sure how long this will last or if idols will eventually be dispersed amongst the flora and fauna of the island. Regardless, it will increase the drama and tension during challenges, and lets be honest, those pesky idols have been awfully easy to find of late.

Next…

  • Idols will look ambiguous
Stick Idol

Stick Idol

Eliza, Jason and Mr Stick hatch a plan…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QCPVLYTj-s

Word is that the hidden idols will look they have either been made by the slick production crew or by a monkey on the island. I can’t help but feel that this will help a certain contestant and their jewelry making abilities… more on that later. This will surely make tribal all the more unpredictable and hilarious. Imagine pulling out a stick with a face drawn on it (Hi Eliza if you’re reading!) and being mocked by all, only for Jeffy boy to announce that it is in fact A REAL IDOL! Cue pan pipes and shocked faces.

Overall I like these ideas because they will bring something new game play wise and most importantly they are FAIR to all. The recent reintroduction of the Tyler Perry Idol, the one that can be played after the votes are cast and Dan’s bulls@%$ two-vote advantage are not in the spirit of the game.

CAST BREAK DOWN

Before delving into the players vying for sole Survivor, check out the spine tingling into:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1ETnIXwgOQ

Dealing with the ‘Second Chance’ theme, returnees will be split into three categories in relation to their winning chances… No Chance, Half a Chance and Super Chance!

We're coming back! Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

We’re coming back! Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

BAYON

Savage

Still dreamy...

Still dreamy…

Last seen: 7 Pearl Islands

Torched snuffed at: 10th – Stupid Scout Master Lil!

Chance ranking? Half a Chance

Arguably the unluckiest player in Survivor History. The Outcasts stuff up will forever haunt Savage. Can see him being an early target, will have his work cut out for him.

Jeremy

Boston Strong

Boston Strong

Last seen: 29 San Juan Del Sur

Torched snuffed at: 10th – Too soon.

Chance ranking? Super Chance

Was hurtin’ big time after his boot. If Jeremy can lay low and avoid complacency he could go the whole way.

Joe Almighty

Hair

Hair

Last seen: 30 Worlds Apart

Torched snuffed at: 10th – Those fake idol making skills may come in handy this time!

Chance ranking? No Chance

Would be the greatest win in Survivor history if he can pull off 15 immunity challenge wins in a row. Sorry Joe, you’re just too damn good to stay alive for so long.

Keith

Wesssssssssssleeeeee's Old Man

Wesssssssssssleeeeee’s Old Man

Last seen: 29 San Juan Del Sur

Torched snuffed at: 4th – How did that happen?

Chance ranking? Half a Chance

Keith… listen to this. Just team up with Jeremy and make amends for last time and the sky is the limit. Firemen R Us.

Fishbach

Here Fishy Fishy

Here Fishy Fishy

Last seen: 18 Tocantins

Torched snuffed at: 2nd – If only he smiled like JT. Stiff.

Chance ranking? Super Chance

His biggest threat will be himself. Much loved contestant by past players and was incredibly stiff not to win his season. Lucky for us he didn’t so we can see him have another crack!

Ciera

Mrs Purple Rock

Mrs Purple Rock

Last seen: 27 Blood VS Water

Torched snuffed at: 5th – Go hard or go home.

Chance ranking? Half a Chance

Little Miss Flip Flop will have to stick to an alliance this time and run with it. Could be cannon fodder or could slip through the cracks. One thing in her favour is her preparedness to make the big moves.

Kass

Known as Chaos Kass... only to herself

Known as Chaos Kass… only to herself

Last seen: 28 Cagayan

Torched snuffed at: 3rd – Woo chose loyalty over evil

Chance ranking? No Chance

Will surely make the merge due to her being the greatest goat in Survivor history. Shudder.

Kimmi

The first Kim K

The first Kim K

Last seen: 2 Australia

Torched snuffed at: 12th – Missed out on fried Skupin

Chance ranking? No Chance

Will be wallpaper. Beautiful wallpaper.

Monica

Who? Russell minion

Who? Russell minion

Last seen: 19 Samoa

Torched snuffed at: 7th – Sigh

Chance ranking? No Chance

Yawn. Move on.

Tasha

Tash to the Future

Tash to the Future

Last seen: 28 Cagayan

Torched snuffed at: 6th – Healthy mix of Brain and Brawn

Chance ranking? Super Chance

Not the warmest or nicest Survivor you will meet, however out of all the contestants she gives challenges a real shake and has a touch of the Sandra’s about her, “anyone but me Jeff!”

TE KEO

Jeff

The other Jeff

The other Jeff

Last seen: 2 Australia

Torched snuffed at: 10th – Damn Peanut Butter!

Chance ranking? Half a Chance.

Big personality. A few things stand in his way. Peanut butter and himself.

Spencer

Standard army haircut pre-Survivor

Standard army haircut pre-Survivor

Last seen: 28 Cagayan

Torched snuffed at: 4th – Fought until the bitter end

Chance ranking? Half a Chance

I didn’t like Spencer in his season… until the weeks went by I began to admire his fight. Then he did his best Tom Cruise courtroom speech to talk up Tony and he won me over. Will have to make it to the merge under the radar to stand any chance. Tough job ahead.

Terry

TD! The original Challenge beast.

TD! The original Challenge beast.

Last seen: 12 Panama

Torched snuffed at: 3rd – Bloody Aras

Chance ranking? No Chance

Love the Deitz! But, there is no way anyone will let him get near the end.

Vytas

Aras' creepy brother

Aras’ creepy brother

Last seen: 27 Blood VS Water

Torched snuffed at: 10th – His ‘skills’ with women evaporated.

Chance ranking? No Chance

Didn’t play the game last time, can’t see him doing it this time. How did this guy get voted back in? Staggering to think we could have had Shane Powers back, instead we got Vytas.

Woo

Loyalty. Honour. Respect. Dedication. Other important values...

Loyalty. Honour. Respect. Dedication. Other important values…

Last seen: 28 Cagayan

Torched snuffed at: 2nd – Handed Tony $1 Million dollars… in fairness it was worth seeing Kass’ reaction

Chance ranking? Super Chance

Will be underestimated due to his cluelessness… other contestants do this at your own peril! Can win challenges, social and likeable. Go Woo!

Abi

One flew over the Cambodia nest...

One flew over the Cambodia nest…

Last seen: 25 Phillipines

Torched snuffed at: 5th – Hit Skupin in head with a coconut and drove the rest nuts!

Chance ranking? No Chance

Could be out day 1 or 39. One thing is for sure, she will be entertaining.

Kelly Wiglesworth

New face, same Kelly

New face, same Kelly

Last seen: 1 Borneo

Torched snuffed at: 2nd Lost to Hatch by on vote!

Chance ranking? Half a Chance

Will Wiglesworth slip under the radar? Can she use her knowledge of watching every season since to plot her fellow competitors demise? Has the game past her by? Too many questions, don’t like her chances.

Kelley W

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

Last seen: 29 San Juan Del Sur

Torched snuffed at: 14th – Tip, don’t bring Dad with you next time.

Chance ranking? Super Chance

Didn’t go very far in her season due to her annoying father. This time around, the positives are that she is pleasant, competitive and not as polarizing as other contestants. One to watch.

Shirin

Monkey love making watcher

Monkey love making watcher

Last seen: 30 Worlds Apart

Torched snuffed at: 8th – Did better than Joe… go figure

Chance ranking? No Chance

She will go way too hard early and fizzle out before the merge.

Peih-Gee

PG LAW - Cue Cop Drama music

PG LAW – Cue Cop Drama music

Last seen: 15 China

Torched snuffed at: 5th – Stif to not make the Final 3.

Chance ranking? Half a Chance

First time around Parental Guidance did not click socially and was subsequently bullied by Adam Scott look alike Todd’s posse. She hang in their and did her thing, with a bit of luck it could be her turn this time.

EPISODE 1 QUICK FIRE RECAP – CROUCHING YOGA, HIDDEN BRACELET

WELCOME BACK!

These 20 castaways were voted by the fans to return to SURVIVOR for another chance to play the game and win the million dollar prize on the new season of SURVIVOR CAMBODIA: SECOND CHANCE premiering with a special 90 minute episode, Wednesday, September 23 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

20 start, 1 will be left standing. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

QUICK FIRE RECAP

Jeff hasn’t aged… seriously he hasn’t aged.

Dat Probst stare

Dat Probst stare

Everyone claims they have changed… they haven’t.

Old players feel old… Young players feel obnoxious.

Abi loses her bracelet, stays calm… by calm I mean tries to take down Peih-Gee and blabs to everyone about how mad she is.

The alpha males don’t want to be seen as a threat… so they team up together in the hope of not being noticed.

“If we all stand together no one will notice our abs”

Kelley finds an idol… hang on it is just a clue.

Kelley tries to play it cool after opening the clue in front of everyone. Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Kelley tries to play it cool after opening the clue in front of everyone.
Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

During the group immunity challenge Kelley misses an opportunity to get the idol… hang on, she goes back and gets it!

Bayon wins the immunity challenge by getting Joe Amazing to do his thing… Te Keo loses the immunity challenge by letting Wiglesworth do her thing (because she once did it 15 years ago.)

Joe does appropriate Yoga… Vytas does inappropriate Yoga.

Please stop

Please stop

At tribal everyone knows who is going home… At tribal Woo has no idea what is happening.

You so funny Jeff. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

You so funny Jeff. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Abi is voting for Vytas… Vytas is voting for Abi.

Vytas gets snuffed… good riddance creepy man.

The ever professional Jeff maintains eye contact at all times. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The ever professional Jeff maintains eye contact at all times. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

TAKE AWAYS

  • Appears to be a clear divide of CRAZY tribe and NOT SO CRAZY tribe
  • Tribal will be littered with the phrase “Old School VS New School”
  • Editing is as polished as ever
  • Just when you thought we had a bunch of players who know how to play the game Abi, Vytas, Jeff and Kass pop their heads up!
  • A number of contestants have changed their game plans
  • Woo is still the last to know what is going on before or after tribal
  • Kelley W has come to play!
  • Jeremy and Shirin are planning their moves super early
  • Savage is still easy on the eyes
  • Something is up with Wiglesworth’s face
15 years between bananas

15 years between bananas

CHECK THIS OUT

Check out these fantastic THEN and NOW shots on the CBS website:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/photos/1004198/then-and-now-meet-the-castaways-of-survivor-cambodia-second-chance/