Heroes vs Villains

survivor: Heroes vs Villains

It’s been a while since I watched a full season of Survivor and I have to admit, I’ve missed it.

What better place to pick it back up again though than with the 20th season of the hit show that has been running for ten years.  Can you believe it?

While previous Survivors have had Outwit, Outplay and Outlast as the theme for the series, Survivor: Heores vs Villains is all about Return, Revenge and Redemption.

The teams:

The Heroes:
Jessica ‘Sugar’ Kiper (Gabon)
Rupert Boneham (Pearl Islands & All Stars)
James Clement (China & Micronesia)
Colby Donaldson (The Australian Outback & All Stars)
Cirie Fields (Panama & Micronesia)
Amanda Kimmel (China & Micronesia)
Stephanie LaGrossa (Palau & Guatemala)
James ‘J.T.’ Thomas Jr (Tocantins)
Tom Westman (Palau)
Candice Woodcock (Cook Islands)

The Villains:
Tyson Apostol (Tocantins)
Randy Bailey (Gabon)
Sandra Diaz-Twine (Pearl Islands)
Danielle DoLorenzo (Panama)
Russel Hantz (Samoa)
Jerri Manthey (The Australian Outback & All Stars)
Rob ‘Boston Rob’ Mariano (Marquesas & All Stars)
Parvati Shallow (Cook Islands & Micronesia)
Benjamin ‘Coach’ Wade (Tocantins)
Courtney Yates (China)

It was always going to be great at the first challenge.  The villains smashed the heroes, quite literally.  Stephanie came away with a dislocated shoulder which had to be popped back into place by the medics while Rupert broke a toe.  Despite all the injuries, the heroes won and walked off to find their new home with the reward of flint.  Not that it mattered for the villains who were able to start a fire anyway when Boston Rob rubbed some sticks together.

The heroes caught some chickens at camp and built their shelter and pretty much went about setting up camp as a team.

When the two tribes came together for the first immunity challenge, the Heroes took an impressive lead but quickly lost it when they weren’t able to complete the puzzle.  The villains over took them, won the challenge, effectively sending the Heroes to tribal council.

Russell was very happy to have put the heroes into the position where they had to be the villains.

At tribal council, Sugar was the first survivor to be voted off the island.


Next week looks dramatic.  Boston Rob appears to have lost consciousness as the medics are called in.  The preview saw Boston Rob’s eyes rolled back into his head.  Doesn’t look good!

What did you think of the premiere to the 20th season of Survivor?

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