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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bryhamm, Mar 16, 2017.
Along with Sandra.
Oh, I'm loving Sandra this season. That girl is ice cold!
Sandra makes me feel like someone is scratching nails on a chalkboard just looking at that squinted up evil face.
I agree with all of this. Caleb was a likable player his first time around, and I'm cool with him getting a second shot at the game, but this was the wrong season to bring him back. He did absolutely nothing his first time around to warrant being included in a season with so many all stars.
I do like hiding the idols at the immunity challenge and hope they keep doing it. It would be interesting if someone gets caught. Troyzan knows they are in play that way so maybe he will be looking at all challenge sets more closely now and also suspicious activity of contestants.
I love it too. I think I remember the last time that they hid it in the middle of the challenge, which made it even harder!
I love it too, but it makes me so nervous. My heart was pounding so hard you would think I was the one trying to retrieve it ...
Curious about the idols: If the clues that can be found back at camp are only for idols that can be found at the challenges, does that mean that if a tribe loses the challenge and they go back to camp and a player knows s/he is going to be voted off, that it would be pointless to go looking for an idol, because any clue they would find would be for a challenge that they likely won't participate in? For that matter, do the producers remove the still-hidden clues after a challenge and then not replace them until after the next TC?
To piggy back on that....in this case, so the producers would have to wait to do this challenge until somebody found that clue? I mean they can't be hiding/replacing clues every challenge can they? And could you not get a chance at getting the idol if there was a situation where your tribe had to sit a member and you were picked?
Since the clue very specifically referred to this challenge, and since the challenges take time to set up and are planned in advance, I think the most logical explanation is the producers change out the clues so they refer only to the next upcoming challenge. And the producers know if a clue has been found, so they only put the idol in play if they know someone has the clue and only for that tribe that has the clue. So for example, if someone on a different tribe spotted Troyzan retrieving the idol from his tribe's puzzle table, they wouldn't be able to retrieve one from the same spot on their own puzzle table, because there wouldn't be anything there (unless someone on their tribe had also found the clue).
As for having the clue and then needing to sit someone out, I think that in that case, you'd just have to be pretty adamant that this was a challenge you wanted to participate in and that you refuse to sit out. Make someone else volunteer.
I'm not so sure that I'm on board with that. "They" would have to be swapping out a lot of clues for each tribe. I think it's more likely that they have this one challenge already setup and ready to use, once the clue is found. That could be day 1 or day 25. I'm assuming they have lot's of different spaces for challenges.
I seriously doubt that's how it works. Presumably, all three tribes had clues available to them that would have allowed the finder to retrieve an idol at that challenge. But only Troyzan found it, so there was only one idol in play. The other two tables didn't have idols because those clues hadn't been found.
Now what happens in a future episode when someone on one of those other tribes finds a clue? Are you saying that the clue they find would be identical to the one Troyzan found, and now they have to run that same challenge again to let the next person have their shot at an idol? I think it's much more likely that they simply replace the clues after each challenge so that when a clue is found, it tells the holder of that clue where an idol can be found at the next challenge. If they aren't bold enough to retrieve the idol at the next challenge, the clue becomes worthless and they would have to find a new clue in order to put an idol in play at the subsequent challenge.
No, I would think they would replace them only once it is found. Why would you want the logistics of changing all the clues every challenge at every tribe, when you could just replace them when/if one is actually found.
Because the logistics of changing out a clue every three days and hiding an idol somewhere in a challenge is nothing compared to the logistics of having two potential challenges ready to go at any given time, with the chance that you'd have to switch from one to the other at the last second if an idol is found shortly before a challenge begins.
I could buy that.
So now I wonder if they include some kind of tracker/rfid with the clues "just in case" the producers can't find/remember where they put them. I'd think they'd want a fail-safe.
And they've only been out there what, a week? And have been eating rice and fish and fruit. Maybe bring up killing a goat at Day 29 when your food stores have run out.
I think they should put an HII in a bag with puzzle pieces so whomever finds the clue has to convince their tribe that THEY should be doing the puzzle and also get it from the bag and hide it while solving the puzzle. Probst, where do I sign up for the creative consultant position?
Wouldn't it be pretty easy to swap out the clue if no one found it while they are doing that weeks challenge?
How is that going to work? When Probst says, "I'll give you a minute to strategize" that's generally when the team decides who is doing the puzzle. And when the puzzle pieces are in a bag, usually the bag is not opened until the challenge is nearly finished and the puzzle solvers are getting their chance after the rest of the tribe has completed the physical part. So I'm not sure how someone would open the bag, see that there is an HII among the pieces, and then be able to lobby their tribe to let them become a puzzle solver. Either they were designated as a puzzle solver at the beginning of the challenge or they weren't.
They could just hide a blank piece of paper that instructs the finder to swap it out with a paper handed to them by the cameraman that is following them at all times.
Or they could just remember where they hid them, and use the many hours that they have while the tribes are at each challenge to swap out the papers.