Survivor Worlds Apart : "It's A Fickle, Fickle Game" & Reunion Show OAD 5-20-2015

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  1. LordKronos

    LordKronos Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    I rewatched the firemaking challenge

    1) Jeff was 100% clearly talking about running out of coconut husk, not flint. I'm not sure how I mistook what he was talking about

    2) I forgot to mention before...once Rodney got the fire started, I loved Dan telling him "get wood! get wood!" :D
  2. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    Did it bother anyone else that Rodney continually called his Dad "Brother"? And no, not from the standpoint that brother is a male sibling or anything like that, but dude - he's your Dad! At least call him that a few times, huh?

    I was really rooting for Mike in that final challenge, and don't usually get that into it.

    This was a good season, and the last couple of episodes were REALLY good!
  3. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    OMG, yes! I'd forgotten about Rodney calling his Dad 'brother'. Ugh, Rodney was just such a tool.
  4. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    I LOVED that Mike won!!! I was rooting for him since the beginning. He didn't really get to say much at the final Tribal. In fact it didn't seem like there really were many questions, just the jurors speaking out. I did enjoy the one gal speaking up and telling the juror why they should be voting Mike. That was amusing.

    It was interesting that in the challenge where the family was there for, the family member didn't participate in the challenge. They have in the past and it's been a bit of a drag for some of the players.
  5. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    The general consensus is that they cut some stuff from the final TC due to time constraints. They needed to show the fire making challenge, so that took up time that would have normally been spent on the contestants giving their opening/closing remarks.
  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    and I for one am so glad they did, that was reality show gold in my book and I'm still stunned anyone goes on Survivor without at least a month of fire making practice under their belt, we see this season after season, people never cease to amaze me :)
  7. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    Rodney I can kind of understand... he said he wasn't a superfan like a lot of them. But it seems like Carolyn was a big fan. She has no excuse. :)
  8. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I wonder if they manage to keep the fire going constantly so that they never have to start one again. I would think in a downpour you couldn't.... And she practiced that afternoon. It must be really hard. They always say that it's because it's so humid there that it's much harder than it would be at home. But surely the stuff they give them to build it with is relatively dry?????
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    In one of the exit interviews, Rodney confirmed that he helped build fires nearly every day, but that they were always able to use hot embers from the previous day's fire so they never needed the flint except for the very first time. Therefore, he had no experience starting a fire with flint.

    Carolyn said that she practiced for a couple hours and was able to quickly start fire twice, but then she could never get a third one started and she didn't know why.
  10. 59er

    59er TiVotee

    Mar 27, 2008
    New York, NY
    Jeff Probst told Dalton Ross that they stopped doing opening statements at all for final tribal.
  11. LordKronos

    LordKronos Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    But that doesn't explain his failure. Once he got the coconut husk going, he seemed absolutely clueless how to properly build a lasting fire.he just randomly laid small sticks on top of it
  12. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

    Feb 25, 2002
    Mobile, AL
    Just watched it. I really liked this season. There were some very interesting and strange characters.

    Loved the Mike win. He deserves it. The only mistake I saw he made was with Dan. It was a huge set back. Lucky he won so many challenges. They other flat out told him that he was gone if he didn't.

    But Mike looks like a good guy and very likable.

    Dan is a big mouth and very opinionated. But he was fun to watch. And I have to admit he stepped up with accepting Mikes apology. He also admitted some of his wrongs. Takes a big man to do that.

    Rodney is just terrible. Will is just a dead fish. Momma C is a good woman and smart. She played well, but was clearly outplayed by Mike.
  13. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    But not smart enough to learn how to start a fire using a flint before starting Survivor...
  14. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Bedford, TX
    I also thought it odd for him to keep calling his dad 'brother'.

    I didn't get around to watching the finale until last night because I was out of the country last week. It was a pretty good finale. I was shocked that Mike won every immunity. But that's what he had to do. I also thought he made a bad decision to not vote Carolyn out. But I was also shocked she only got one vote.
  15. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

    Feb 23, 2002
    Wylie, Texas
    Very good season, I thought.

    It's pretty rare that the person I'm rooting for actually wins (and it happened in both Survivor AND The Amazing Race this season), and the person I dislike the most (Rodney) doesn't even make it to the final three.

    Yes. We noticed it right away. Survivor is one of our family shows that we watch together each week (Friday night). Shortly after he kept calling his Dad brother, Rodney called Will brother, and my 9 year old son said "So, I guess Will's his Dad too?" I couldn't stop laughing.
  16. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Finally watched this... I wasn't a huge Mike fan at the beginning, but he ended up growing on me to the point where I was rooting for him in the end...

    I was pretty disappointed in the final 6 people that remained in the game. Rodney, Will, and Dan have got to be the worst people to nearly reach the end of the game. I was hoping for a Sierra, Mama C, Mike final 3...

    I thought it was disgusting that Will coasted into the finale. I wasn't a big Shirin fan, but what Will did to Shirin was completely unacceptable and disgusting. And the fact that everyone else watched while Will was pummeling her with insults (with the exception of Mike) was bewildering.

    I really did not like Shirin much early on...but now I find her little quirkiness a little cute and endearing... I think she'll play the game a lot different in her second go-around (at least that is my hope).

    Put me in the camp of viewers that didn't like all the time wasted announcing the Second Chance winners. I wanted to hear more from some of the other players, including the Coconut Vendor, the woman with the hearing challenge, Tyler, Joaquin...there are so many voices I wanted to hear from... :(
  17. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    In real life, Survivor you keep your mouth shut. Unfortunately

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