Survivor: Winners at War - S40 E01 OAD 2-12-2020

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  1. laria

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    You think that, but look how fast he flustered Ben and got him to give up the information about Danni. :)
     
  2. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Yeah for sure. That was pretty funny. But I don't think that kind of thing will last. Even during the interviews and during Tribal Council, Ben had already "woken up". During TC he's wondering if Rob and Parvati are already playing everyone. Rob won't be able to turn that into a long-term support system like he did during his winning season. I actually think that he might have made a more solid connection with Danni than with Ben coming out of that situation.

    One thing I will say about Rob: he's out there to win. He's definitely not in the best shape of anyone there but he almost single-handedly got his tribe through the second challenge (I know Jeremy did an amazing job with the ring toss, and I was happy to see him unapologetically using a granny throw, but without Rob virtually throwing people over the log roll that never could have happened) and his pair got the only points for his team in the first challenge.

    Speaking of the first challenge, there's an interesting tidbit about it in Dalton's recap:
    Apparently the current was moving pretty strongly from left to right (as we looked from the beach towards the poles--so pushing towards Dakal's pole) making Sele have to work that much harder: the swells would come through and lift the contestants off the sand and move them to the right, to Dakal's side.

    It seems that Rob and Sandra are playing the hardest. I wonder how much of that is to do with the fact that they were just on Island of the Idols a month before this season filmed?
     
  3. laria

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    I noticed that he was looking a lot heavier all in the gut than he was on the Island of the Idols. I thought they filmed these seasons back to back... how much of a break was there? I noticed that he wasn't the only one that looked like they'd maybe bulked up a little in prep for weight loss.
     
  4. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    The other side of that is Amber who after 4 kids is pretty thin. I guess she did not bulk up.
     
  5. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

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    Just a few weeks.

    Season 39 completed filming on April 28, 2019
    Season 40 started filming on May 22, 2019
     
  6. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    What did Tyson mean when he was explaining how blessed he was to be able to spend his time with his children, and how Survivor enabled him to do it...and then he said something like: normal people work 9-5, but I am unable to do that. I forgot the exact quote, but I was confused by the comment.
     
  7. laria

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    I don't remember him saying he was unable to do it... but I could be misremembering. The way I interpreted it was that he was able to stay at home with the kids because he had financial security now.
     
  8. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    I interpreted the same... But here is the confusing dialog... I kept the DVR recording and went back to it to transcribe it.
    • Scene: Tyson describes what a "daisy-chain" is to Amber and Sarah
    • Tyson: Honestly, Surivor has been my profession for the last 12 years. The thing that has made winning a $1M dollars so great is that I am able to spend time with my kids at home every day. And...I don't want to cry on day one here. But it's like, I know everybody does the 9 to 5, but I can't.
    • Scene: Amber starting a fire... Tyson says "Too much guys" to the group making fire.
    • Tyson: (continues) Like I get to get up every morning with my daughters and get them ready for the day and hang out, pretty much all day every day. So even coming out here for me was a big deal because I have never left them for longer than a couple of days at a time. So, yeah, I am grateful to Survivor for that.
    The whole scene makes sense, and I don't think there is ANY question what the interpretation of this dialog means at all...there is only one way to interpret it... But I have to admit...when I heard him say that, I rewinded a few times to confirm that I heard what I heard...and I still don't quite understand what he meant by this one sentence... It's not important because we all obviously know what his message was... I was just wondering if anyone knew anything specific about his ability to work. Maybe he got fortunate to win the million because he really has some situation that makes him unable to work a 9 to 5 otherwise?
     
  9. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    I'm guessing it's more of his personality not meshing with a strict 9-to-5 schedule and he'd hate that, so winning the $1M allows him to be home with his kids and not have to work that strict schedule that he'd hate.
     
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  10. Johnny Dancing

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    Rob and Parvati are my two favorite players ever. Hopefully they maintain their alliance and last a while. But I think they have big targets on them and they are playing with people who know the game.
     
  11. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Ah... I guess that makes sense... I hope I can win a $1M too... Cuz I can't do it either!
     
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  12. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Does the $1M really give these contestants financial independence?

    I thought the money was either paid out over 20 (or 40 years), or adjusted if a one-time payment option is chosen. And with either of these options, you still need to pay income taxes (unless you are Richard Hatch).

    It doesn't sound like "financial independence" amounts of money...

    Update:

    Here is Tyson's net worth, as well as his wife's... I don't know how accurate these website numbers are (they probably are not very accurate at all)... But it is at least an estimate of what they think they are worth.

    Tyson Apostol Net Worth | Celebrity Net Worth
    Rachel Foulger Net Worth | Celebrity Net Worth

    It doesn't sound like financial independence... Or even close to retirement ready...
     
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  13. laria

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    Oh, yeah, that is definitely how I interpret that. He's just not wired to work 9-5. He used to be a professional cyclist I remember in his earlier seasons, and it looks like on Wikipedia he owns a bike shop.
     
  14. DavidTigerFan

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    Dalton's recap had me rolling:

     
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  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I think Rachel works, so I don't think they're just living off his Survivor winnings. Plus Tyson comes from a pretty wealthy family so I'm sure that helps as well.

    Him talking about not being able to work a 9-5 made me think of a story he told on the News AF podcast. One summer when he was a teenager he was working for his dad's construction company and they were building a house. The homeowner had set up a camera in a tree to do a time-lapse of the construction, so it took a picture every couple of minutes or something like that. So Tyson wanted to mess with the finished product of the time-lapse, so one day he spent the entire day walking super slowly across the camera's field of vision so that when it was sped up in the time lapse, it would look like he was walking normal speed while everything else going on was in fast motion. So that's the type of employee Tyson would be at a 9-5 job and so getting the chance to be a stay-at-home dad has been a real blessing for him.
     
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