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Survivor: Edge of Extinction | Episode 1 | Eastern Time Discussion

Season 38, Episode 1: It Smells Like Success

Aired: February 20, 2019

Synopsis: Castaways hover on the “Edge of Extinction” in an all-new twist, and four returning players attempt to bond with their new tribemates. Also, castaways tackle a giant puzzle in their first immunity challenge of the season, on the season premiere of SURVIVOR.

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3 points · 3 months ago

I hope Reem makes it back into the game!

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2 points · 3 months ago

Sigh. So it's either Wendy, Reem or Keith tonight.

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6 points · 3 months ago

Awww! Reem and Wendy are helping Keith to swim better.

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4 points · 3 months ago

Okay this advantage menu seems nice.

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4 points · 3 months ago

Joe's stache is a choice.

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16 points · 3 months ago

Holy crap the tribal set is awesome this season

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I love how dark this season looks. I mean those last few scenes of Extinct Island played like a classic horror flick. I half expected to see Mark Burnett come running out of the wood and hack Reem to death lmao Survivor was getting a bit too sweet, too sugary with Christian and the gay asian dude who loved the trees. I WANNA SEE SOME FIGHTS ON THE ISLAND HAAHHAHA

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10 points · 3 months ago

Why would a Jury anywhere vote someone winner if they already got voted out? Lil had no chance of beating Sandra. Sandra was the winner as soon as Fairplay went home.

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2 points · 3 months ago

Yeah but it was a lot more than her returning to the game that kept them from voting for her, it was more that she wasn't someone anyone liked and was quite emotional.

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3 points · 3 months ago

You don't think their dislike for her had anything to do with the fact that she had no business still being in the game? Burton at least knew he had no chance of winning and spent his entire time trolling people with Johnny Boy just because it was funny.

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1 point · 3 months ago

Thats fair, that was definitely a big part of why savage hated her

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That was an exceptionally satisfying first episode. Absolutely the most satisfying first tribal council and outcome.

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Thoughts on first ep: too little time for the episode to contain a marooning, an immunity challenge, an advantage found, a tribal council, and our first castaway sent to extinction island. Not to mention 14 new players we need to get to know and 4 returning players who are up screen time i their previous seasons. Honestly, this episode should’ve been at least a hour and a half, if not two. And not two hours = two episodes/two vote-outs.

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i hope wendy goes next

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13 points · 3 months ago

The only time I liked the lack of finality in Survivor was when Ozzy intentionally wanted to be voted out because he knew he had a good chance of winning all the challenges and not angering the Jury. This twist doesn't allow EOE Island to be used as a strategy, which is why it's a bad twist, even if it does get a cool edit.

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The whole point of the twist is that whoever was voted out gets a surprise chance at entering the game again. Telling all of the castaways of the twist would defeat the purpose of it.

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-1 points · 3 months ago

Sure. But from their perspective Reem has lost. It's like having a mulligan. Unless she is at final tribal with someone else who also got voted out she loses. Being voted out is a death sentence on your resume unless you do it intentionally like Ozzy did.

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EoE so far is still cryptic and us fans still know very little. I see where you’re coming from, and EoE could be flawed but the twist is meaningless if everyone knows about it.

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-1 points · 3 months ago

It's meaningless if they know about it, because it requires a specific arch-type like Ozzy to take advantage of it. But it's even more meaningless if they don't, because nobody will vote for someone who's resume is "I lost the game by getting voted out.". There is no strategy involved. Being tough and surviving a hellish island doesn't suddenly absolve you of the fact that you got bamboozled.

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