The epic finale and live reunions show for Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites arrives this coming Sunday and I will be there in the audience and on the red carpet to bring you all sorts of exclusive coverage and interviews with the final five castaways. But who is still in the battle hoping to outwit, outplay and outlast all the others for the title of sole Survivor? Tonight’s episode sent one contestant out of the game in a huge betrayal. Who was stabbed in the back by one of their closest allies? All the gritty details are inside!
Why couldn’t the first half of this season be as good as the second half? Seriously, this season has been absolutely stellar since the merge. Tonight’s episode of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites was a jam-packed hour with two Immunity challenges, a pair of Tribal Councils and the remaining eight castaways were whittled down to the final six. If that wasn’t enough, trust within the group began to dwindle and Erik made the same, silly-ass move he did during season 16 by giving away Immunity. Yep! He did it again!
Kimberly Spradlin, the 2012 winner of Survivor: One World got the shock of her life recently. She was arrested! And get this…it was for a crime, she didn’t commit. Keep reading for more details and to find out what led to Spradlin’s arrest mix-up.
Malcolm Freberg is definitely the fan-favorite castaway on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. After making major strategic (and entertaining!) moves this season, Malcolm, much to everybody’s disappointment, was voted out of the game when he couldn’t find another hidden Immunity Idol to save himself. But this adored, long-haired dude never planned on being so loved by fans. Not at all. Instead, Malcolm tells RealityTVMagazine that he initially planned on being a villain. Can you imagine Malcolm as a villain? I sure can’t! In an exit interview with reporters today, Malcolm also revealed why he actually quit digging for the hidden Immunity Idol and explained that he never intended on playing both Idols the night Phillip Sheppard was voted out of the game. What else did Malcolm have to say? Does he still chat with his Denise Stapley, his main ally who won Survivor: Philippines? Would he play the game again? Dig in and find out!
Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites just keeps getting better. After a rather lackluster first half, this season really picked up steam after the merge with some of the most fascinating strategies and moves the game has ever seen. After Phillip fell victim to Malcolm’s bold Idol play during the previous Tribal Council, there were a slew of mixed emotions back at camp. Many jokingly found themselves elated that the “Stealth-R-Us” nonsense was dead, while others — especially Brenda — were completely down in the dumps especially with no food. Thankfully, the Survivor auction arrived just in time. One of my favorite elements. Too bad the auction brought repeated fatal mistakes.
Each week after a castaway is voted off Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites, the eliminated contestant spends the following day doing countless interviews with various media outlets. For these interviews, I have primarily been part of interviewing each booted castaway in a conference call in which multiple reporters participate by firing a series of questions. We’re given 30 minutes to pepper them with as many inquiries we can possibly fit in. This week, when it came time to interview Phillip Sheppard, our conference call crew barely squeezed in any questions because the self-proclaimed special agent answered everything in his predictably frustrating long-winded fashion. In many of his responses, Phillip referenced his displeasure with Malcolm, labeling his decision to play two hidden Idols as foolish. After discussing his “Stealth-R-Us” strategy and modeling his gameplay based on what he learned from Boston Rob, Phillip said he’s not done with reality television. According to Phillip, he claims he might be a potential love interest on an upcoming show. Yes. You read that right. What else did his chatter go? Read on for the full interview and then dish your thoughts to tell us what you think!
The promos for this week’s episode of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites repeatedly teased that we would see one of the most shocking Tribal Councils in the show’s history. Jeff Probst promised on Twitter that this would be a “great episode” with “all kinds of things going on” before labeling it as “one of the best of the season!” Did all the hype live up to the moment? It definitely did! Tribal Council was satisfying and thrilling, proving why Survivor is still the greatest reality show ever created. What happened that made it so stellar? All the details are inside!
When it came to the Fans tribe on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites, there was one castaway in particular who I had very high hopes for. Michael Snow, who was just booted from the game, proved he was a strategic thinker who was willing to make any changes necessary to keep himself alive in the game. A combination of unlucky factors heavily played into his eventual Enil Edam demise in which he became the first member of the jury. In a conference call with reporters, Michael talked about the moment he was voted out, expressed his feelings about being labeled by Corinne as “The Gay” and weighed in on the strategy he was hoping would push him deep into the game.
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?