The first half of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites has been lackluster at best. We all know it. From the exhausting, excessive airtime given to Shamar and Brandon’s crazy, negative attitudes, this season was definitely gasping for air. Thankfully, last week’s merge episode was just the prelude to the excellent hour of television tonight’s drama delivered. Wow. This was an absolutely superb episode from the Immunity challenge to the strategy to the editing. Stellar stuff. This is what makes Survivor the stand-out show that has pushed it on for more than two dozen seasons!
The old feud between Phillip and Corinne reared its head on last week’s episode of Survivor Caramoan, Malcolm tried to finesse a new alliance among the alpha males, and Julia ‘Vanilla’ Landauer’s torch was snuffed out. Twelve are left. What will happen when the tribes merge, and will someone get blindsided?
Julia Landauer may go down in Survivor history as one of the most invisible castaways ever. Her time on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites was barely featured before the newly formed Bikal tribe booted her out of the game. In an exit interview with reporters, Julia dished her thoughts on being labeled as vanilla, talked about her disappointment with the tribal swap and revealed what her plan would have been had she actually made it to the merge.
If you thought Phillip Sheppard was finished feuding with his tribemates after Brandon Hantz had his epic meltdown on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites, think again. The budding battle between the self-proclaimed special agent and Corinne Kaplan reached a whole new level. After Matt was booted from the newly formed Bikal tribe, Corinne was hoping to protect Michael — whom she loves to refer to as “the gay” — and was considering booting off somebody from her own alliance to keep him around. But Phillip wasn’t too thrilled that Corinne continued forming a closer bond with Michael, which is why he wanted to vote her out as soon as possible. As Phillip continued bragging about his personal strength and abilities, Corinne found herself increasingly frustrated, even calling him a “tubby lunchbox” at one point. Were they able to see beyond their differences and hold their four-way alliance strong?
After the tribal swap put Matt Bischoff with the weaker newly formed Bikal group, the Cincinnati native realized his time was limited. In a rather disappointing elimination, Matt (and his rockin’ beard) were booted from Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites as the solid Favorites foursome held strong and sent him packing. In an exit interview with reporters, Matt revealed that he was blindsided by the vote and also discussed why he believed his strategy was strong. Plus, Matt explains the fun way in which he’s been watching the show at one of his favorite bars with fans each week. Jump in and read on!
The fallout from Brandon Hantz’s historic meltdown poured into the start of this week’s episode of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. When Bikal was back at camp, Corinne compared Brandon to Mel Gibson and “any other crazy person.” Cochran was pleased, too. “It’s comforting to know that Brandon was able to successfully fly out of the cuckoo’s nest, and now we’re just left with Phillip.” Speaking of the self-proclaimed “Specialist,” Phillip turned the moment into motivation as he high-fived his entire tribe while telling them they have way more strength than the Fans now that Brandon’s disharmony is gone. But just because Brandon was outta there didn’t mean the tension left with him because Phillip was on a new mission to oust Corinne. He called it “Operation Thunderdome.”
The division of so-called Fans and Favorites will soon be no more because the game is going in a new direction for next week’s episode of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. As many viewers have predicted since the next episode’s teaser after Brandon Hantz’s meltdown and elimination, a tribal swap is coming.
Brandon Hantz says he’s a changed man, which is why he wants to play Survivor for a third time. But this time, he wants to go toe-to-toe with his infamous uncle Russell Hantz. He even suggested that he’d be fine with just the two of them duking it out for the entire 39 days through a series of challenges. That was the one component Brandon repeatedly told reporters on a conference call the day the episode aired in which he was vocally voted out by his Bikal tribemates on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. Despite losing his temper and exploding at Phillip Sheppard in the biggest meltdown the show has ever seen, Brandon explained that he doesn’t regret a thing about his time on the show — not even dumping out his tribe’s food. Why? He felt like they snatched his $1 million away, so he was going to take their rations away. Brandon also offered insight into more about the argument with Phillip before dishing his feelings about being labeled as a crazy person. Buckle in, folks! This is an interesting interview…
Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites wasn’t really about the rivalry between the two tribes in the latest episode. Instead, it was all about the bad blood between Brandon Hantz and special agent Phillip Sheppard that reached a boiling point. Since last week’s episode aired, promos have been teasing that Brandon was about to explode in a massive meltdown of historic proportions. For months, fans have been chatting in forums about the rumored battle between Brandon and Phillip (even before the season started airing!) — some reports indicating Brandon was booted from the game for physically attacking Phillip. So, how bad was Brandon’s epic meltdown? Did it get physical? We’ve got the details and more inside!
A long-time Survivor tradition is about to end. Every even-numbered season since Survivor: Marquesas (season four), the show’s finale has been held in New York City. But that May tradition is about to end its run as the upcoming Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites finale switches things up and takes the finale out of the Ed Sullivan Theater and pushes it back to the west coast. Why the change? Read what CBS had to say with our scoop inside this article!