After expressing his desire to quit, Shamar Thomas sustained an injury to his eye and was medically evacuated from Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. Shamar, who spent most of his televised time screaming at his fellow tribemates, talked with reporters after his elimination in which he admitted how tough it was to watch himself on television — but he’s happy that viewers will at least remember his name. In addition to explaining how he also hurt his finger during the show, Shamar discussed why he believes there was so much negativity with Reynold and explained how his size made it harder to survive in the Philippines.
It was a double whammy on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites as two people found themselves out of the game by the end of the episode. In addition to somebody getting voted out at Tribal Council, one castaway was medically evacuated from the competition for an eye injury. If that wasn’t even for ya, one tribe had a very special visit from Ta-Ta. Who? Huh? How? Find out all the gritty details inside!
In several interviews, Jeff Probst has teased about game-ending medical evacuations that take place on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. Looking back to a Dec. 16 article on EW.com, Probst said the weather may have calmed down from the brutality they experienced on Survivor: Philippines, but the medical evacuations didn’t ease up. Does that mean more than one person will be medically evacuated from the game? Will the first medevac take place in this week’s episode? The commercials sure make it seem that way.
Despite Shamar Thomas and his constant bullying at the Gota camp, his alliance has kept him safe. As a result, Hope Driskill was their target and became the third castaway voted off Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. In an exit interview with reporters, Hope talked about her frustrations surrounding Shamar, what she wished viewers would have seen from her on the show and which member of the Favorites tribe she wanted to play the game with.
Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites got off to a frustrating start in the latest episode as Shamar was back to his rude, despicable behavior. Despite being spared from elimination at the last Tribal Council, he was angrily screaming at nearly everybody at Gota’s camp. Hell, he was even verbally jabbing people who voted to keep him alive in the game. Fool. But there was a shimmering ray of hope that suddenly made me like Shamar. No, he didn’t apologize for his actions. He was considering quitting the game. Now, I’m happy…
Oh, Allie Pohevitz. We barely go to know ya. The 25-year-old’s time on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites was cut extremely short and barely featured. If you blinked, you probably missed her. Instead, the Gota (Fans) frustratingly chose to keep Shamar Thomas and his lazy butt in the game and gave the nearly invisible Allie the big ol’ boot. In an exit interview with reporters, Allie revealed that she was aware Reynold Toepfer had found the hidden Immunity Idol and he offered to give it to her prior to Tribal Council. She also dished the dirt that Laura isn’t the person who spotted Reynold’s Idol. She said that was somebody else entirely. Finally, Allie unleashed her unfiltered opinions of Shamar calling him a “disgusting” and “vile” human being. Dig into all the drama inside this article…
Brandon Hantz lived up to his family’s last name at the start of tonight’s Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites — and he totally loved it. Admittedly disappointed that his fellow tribemates voted Francesca out first (again!), motivation sparked inside him to transform into his infamous three-time castaway Russell Hantz. He bragged to Erik that he was feeling vengeful and could feel his uncle’s blood flowing through his veins. “It feels great!” he cheerily chimed before declaring he wanted to sabotage Bikal (Favorites). He even brought Dawn to tears as she defended their choice to boot Francesca as he labeled the move as “mean.” Brandon’s predictably strange behavior was nothing in comparison to one big, lazy, bully, loud-mouthed guy at Gota named Shamar.
Francesca Hogi admits that she’s not very good at Survivor — and it doesn’t bother her one bit. In fact, she hasn’t even watched the seasons she’s been a part of saying she has no desire to see herself on television. After getting voted off first when she originally competed on Survivor: Redemption Island, producers gave her a second chance on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. That second chance was cut short instantly as she made history by becoming the first person voted out for the second time in a row. In an exit interview with reporters, Francesca said that while she didn’t watch her the premiere that she might be tuning in for parts of this season because there are “some really interesting things that happen” that she wants to see for herself. This would indicate something major is set to happen in the pre-jury portion of the game as the other early eliminated players join her in island limbo and dish the dirt on what was going down. Typically, castaways who are booted in the first half of the game stay at a base camp before they are taken to a new location once the jury starts coming together. Unless somebody who lasted deep into the game told her something about how the season plays out, I expect these big moments to take place within the next few episodes. What else did she have to say? Jump inside this story for our extended chat with Francesca!
The longtime host of Survivor didn’t survive the talk show circuit very long. Sadly, Jeff Probst has been voted off chatter island. It just so happens that the Jeff Probst Show was canceled on the same day that Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites, the show’s 26th season, premiered. What went wrong? The details are inside…
It all started with 10 new castaways being brought in by boat and 10 returning players were brought in by a pair of helicopters. That’s right! Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites is finally here! In one of the most amazing opening shots ever, host Jeff Probst stood on the tiny top of a ridiculously steep cliff jutting hundreds of feet in the Philippine sky. “39 days… 20 people… 1 Survivor!” Probst exclaimed from his perilous perch. After the “fans” were dropped off on shore, Probst summoned the arrival of both helicopters carrying the favorites. As each of the veteran castaways were individually introduced, I really believe many of the newbies were clueless about who some of the favorites are. They definitely recognized Brandon. One fan even exclaimed “Oh my God, that’s Russell’s nephew!” Shamar didn’t seem impressed with the batch whatsoever as he declared, “This is lunchmeat right here. It’s about to be chow time.” And with that, the game was on! This special 90-minute premiere (cut down from its initial two hours) was entertaining from start to finish as the first Tribal Council churned out a history-making moment.