Fantasy Casting for Survivor Second Chances – Podcast and poll

WARNING: This podcast and article discusses recent casting rumors for an upcoming season of Survivor. These rumors are from a respected source, but are not yet confirmed and are just about concept, not actual casting (and definitely not any game results). But if you don’t like to follow any of those rumors, leave now.

WARNING #2: John’s audio is awful on this one. We apologize profusely.

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Season 32 Returnee Fancast (To download, right-click and select “Save link as…”)

According to casting spoiler extraordinaire @RedmondSurvivor, the current plan for the next returnee season of Survivor (which will be the 32nd one filmed, but may or may not air as season 31) is to bring back players who have never returned previously and have never won. In addition, this season will have a twist: America will get to vote which players they’d like to see come back. It’s being called several names online, including America Votes, Survivor: Second Chances, and several even less creative iterations.

Here at the Purple Rock Podcast, we don’t need to be asked to vote to express our opinions on who should be brought back. You hint at a theme, and we’ll fancast it. So rather than wait for anything resembling official news, we went ahead and fancast this idea now. In the above podcast, John and I both assembled 10 person tribes divided evenly by gender, using a snake-style draft to determine picks. And we want you to tell us who picked the better tribe. So, please, listen to the podcast, review the tribes below, and cast your votes.

The Tribes

Team Andy

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Vytas Baskauskas
Blood vs Water

A multi-tool player, Vytas is a strategist, athlete, and social schemer who stood out on a season half-filled with stars (and Monica Culpepper). He’s exactly the kind of player you know they’re thinking of bringing back, because they should. He played a pretty good game, only to be undone by deference to his former-winner brother and outwitted by a player on his third attempt at the game. Let’s see what Vytas can do on an even playing field.

Peih-Gee Law
China

The recent strategic challenge throw had to make you think of Survivor: China and what happened when Zhan Hu threw a challenge to get rid of the threats hand-delivered to them by the show (Aaron and James). And when I think of that, I think of how Peih-Gee and Jaime got screwed by the editors, who had it in their best interests to make the right strategic play look stupid (Jaime then compounded it by playing a non-idol, which… is it really that dumb to throw a Hail Mary pass if you’re going anyway?) I like to think we’re in a different place now, and we can bring back Peih-Gee to see what kind of player she really is. Also putting her top of mind? She’s stepped up her Twitter presence of late. Hmmmm…

Spencer Bledsoe
Cagayan

Hey, if John is going to let me have all the star power, I’ll take it. We weren’t even all that pro-Spencer during Cagayan, but I think he’s a necessary element for a season with these qualifications. If you don’t cast Spencer, you need to answer too many questions about why you haven’t. Plus, I’ve become more of a Spencer fan since the season, as he’s proven himself a pretty reliable narrator on the game. Let’s get more of that.

Ciera Eastin
Blood vs Water

When we started the podcast, Ciera was my Shirin, minus about 90% of the obnoxiousness. I drafted her in fantasy, and thus spent much of my time defending her against John’s (incorrect) accusations. And even when I was making my defense, I didn’t expect her to actually turn things around and become as active a player she became. She was typically a move too late, but at least she was trying, which is a lot more than the young, skinny woman usually gets.

Erinn Lobdell
Tocantins — The Brazilian Highlands

At this point, John was clearly trying to monopolize the eye candy, so I had to grab some for my tribe. The difference is that my eye candy is also smart and funny. And has actually watched episodes of Survivor she wasn’t featured in.

Ian Rosenberger
Palau

Ian shouldn’t be as forgotten as he’s become (among casuals, not those of us who visit fan-made podcast websites). He “gave up” the most difficult final three challenge the show has ever done after half a fucking day. But people can be forgiven if Ian is not top of mind: he (reportedly) turned down an invite to Micronesia and has moved on with his life. If you want people to remember you, you need to feed your fame (which I’m guessing he doesn’t care about). This season would be the perfect opportunity for that. Let’s not just make this the season of former Survivors who won’t shut up on Twitter.

Trish Hegarty
Cagayan

Needed an older lady (note: for me, being in your 50s makes you old for this show. The days of trotting out seniors — that aren’t Yau Man — are over) and Trish is a kick-ass older lady. As long she’s not dealing with an insufferable quitter and a chaotic crazy person, she proved to be a pretty skilled social player. I just hope she doesn’t starve to death.

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Jeremy Collins
San Juan del Sur — Blood vs Water

Jeremy was horribly overrated while he was in the game on San Juan del Sur. But the pendulum may have already swung too far the other way since. He wasn’t great. He obviously didn’t get a “winner’s edit”. But the tools are all there. Let’s see what he can do when he isn’t playing with a bunch of tools.

PS – I love that John would try to argue the validity of this casting AFTER he had cast Pete Bro. (Editor’s note: At least Pete Bro was on a decent season). (Writer’s note: As if Pete Bro had anything to do with it).

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Neleh Nielson (née Davis)
Marquesas

I wanted to reach into the early stage of the game, but feel like the first two seasons have been pretty well picked over (especially when you factor that Colleen and Greg are not options) and we’ve already had the three people worth seeing in Africa. So why not Marquesas? Why not Neleh? She started out as the sweet, young girl, was forced to start playing the game when her place in it was made obvious, then was raked over the coals for doing so. I’m interested in seeing what she’s like a decade later. She could be an interesting element thrown into the mix.

Shane Powers
Panama — Exile Island

We’ve been circling the Shane Powers return for too long. Bring back the crazy and watch the sparks fly.

Team John

John Cody
Blood vs Water

I think he may have been taking the “Team John” concept a little too literally. John wanted to do his part to help the Codys tie the Bonehams in appearances, and take one step closer to the Marianos. If this is what his first pick was going to be, I’m not sure we needed to bother with the draft.

Morgan McLeod
Cagayan

You know, I’m trying to avoid being gross here and devolving into a series of juvenile double entrendres. But, really, when it comes to Morgan, what else is there? John’s entire strategy here is to distract you with pictures and hope that it’s enough to get you to vote Team John in the pool. So, here we go.

Chelsea Meissner
One World

See above. Although one thing John didn’t count on: the Survivor profile photographer aren’t often all that good at their jobs. Hey, Chelsea is at least as qualified to be brought back as was Danielle DiLorenzo. You could say she’s exactly as qualified.

Jaison Robinson
Samoa

Because being around Russell Hantz for that long should come with a reward. John likes how Jaison defied stereotypes as an erudite African-American that might be the best (non-Ozzy) swimmer in the history of the show. Jaison should get the chance to play a season with his socks intact.

Andrew Savage
Pearl Islands

Savage! Finally! Savage has spent every subsequent returnee season since Pearl Islands being “alpha male alternate”, a player people think about and mention as a potential returnee, but ultimately he’s not as accomplished as the alphas ahead of him. But now that a lot of them have either A) already returned to the show or B) won the show, he gets to move closer to the front of the line. Especially because he also now gets to fit the “old guy” slot. When we weren’t looking, he went and turned 51. But he did so while still looking like this. (Seriously, how the hell does he remain so handsome?)

Gina Crews
Marquesas

College-aged John had a crush on her. And she was screwed by a young Boston Rob (phrasing!) in Marquesas. John also assures all of you that in doing research for this draft, she has aged like a fine wine.

Sundra Oakley
Cook Islands

Hey, when you have the chance to bring the fourth most interesting member of the Aitu Four back nine years later, you gotta do it. As long as she’s not too busy reprising her role as “Additional Voice” in a Big Hero 6 sequel, that is.

Bobby Mason
Panama — Exile Island

Screw it, I’m just going to paste in the write-up I did of Bob Dawg when John fan-casted him a couple months ago: “Not just the guy who insisted on using an outhouse for its intended purpose! Bob Dawg had personality to spare, it just wasn’t featured in Panama due to his poor placement. Let’s give him another chance to see if he can do better (and thus give us more). Also, why isn’t he on Twitter?!?”

Pete Yurkowski
Philippines

John is not above thinking our female and/or gay listeners are also shallow. So, sure, Pete Bro. Since he couldn’t get on The Price is Right, I’m guessing he’s available. (Editor’s note: Reminder, ladies and/or gentlemen of a certain persuasion: I’ve given you John Cody, Jaison, Savage, and Pete. Shirtless.)

Michelle Yi
Fiji

And here’s what I wrote about Michelle a couple of months ago, “Super cute and should never have gone home at the merge in Fiji. Sure, on the list of bad ideas in Fiji, having a random team immunity challenge where only half of the players go to Tribal Council doesn’t make the top three, but it’s still a really stupid idea. Make good on this one, Survivor.”

 

Now it’s up to you to decide which tribe you prefer? Actually, no. Let’s give you one final visual reminder of our teams:

TeamAndy

TeamJohn

Which of us constructed a tribe that you’d rather see? And be sure to read on after the poll to find out John’s list of people who should definitely not be cast for this season.

The “Thanks, but no thanks” options

The worst.
The worst.

R.C. Saint-Amour
Philippines

No. Even the suggestion offends me (although thankfully I haven’t heard many people suggesting her this time around). She’s the worst.

Like Fabio, only less entertaining and worse at Survivor!
Like Fabio, only less entertaining and worse at Survivor!

Troy Robertson
One World

I mentioned this in the podcast, but there is a surprising amount of people who suggest that “Troyzan” should come back. Here’s the case against that: One World was defined by two things- Kim and a bunch of hot young people. Troy is neither of those things. He wasn’t very good at Survivor. (And don’t give me “He had great plans but everybody was too dumb to help him”, because part of Survivor is convincing people to agree to your plans. Nobody liked Troy enough to do that.) He also wasn’t very entertaining- yelling things about island ownership and winning a single challenge aren’t enough to merit a return. And I have a low standard for returnees- I’m the one that repeatedly tried to cast Francesca and Kourtney Moon.

Nope! *spits*
Nope! *spits*

Keith Nale
San Juan del Sur

He was mildly amusing in a mediocre season.

Anyone from Nicaragua

Sometimes even great shows have bad seasons. We already tried bringing back Brenda just to see if we were wrong about that season. We weren’t. Let’s just all agree to move on from Nicaragua.


Andy should know by now to stop expecting John to take these things seriously. Follow him on Twitter at @andy_sayers to express your sympathies over what it’s like to podcast with someone like John.

 

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  • Note: No one who meets the qualifications of this rumored season made it into the second round of The Ultimate Survivor Bracket. Spencer probably received the most votes in the first round, but I’m too lazy to check.

    • Other Scott

      I’m thinking it’s because they met the qualifications of the season that they didn’t make it in the bracket. For the most part, if you didn’t win, and didn’t come back, then who cares about you?

      (In theory, that’s why this season is the way it is. To give some exposure to people who have been underexposed in the Survivor world to this point.)

  • Note: No one who meets the qualifications of this rumored season made it into the second round of The Ultimate Survivor Bracket. Spencer probably received the most votes in the first round, but I’m too lazy to check.

    • Other Scott

      I’m thinking it’s because they met the qualifications of the season that they didn’t make it in the bracket. For the most part, if you didn’t win, and didn’t come back, then who cares about you?

      (In theory, that’s why this season is the way it is. To give some exposure to people who have been underexposed in the Survivor world to this point.)

  • Gouis

    Names not mentioned:

    Burton, Kenny, Becky, Nadiya, Kass, Jeff Kent, Judd.

    • I didn’t consider Kenny because that’s the only season I haven’t seen. And some of those other people didn’t fit my theme…

    • A few of those were on my consideration list, but I could only pick 10 and John gave me free reign to choose the cream of the crop.

    • Agreed on Jeff Kent. I thought he was a perfectly fine player with one irrational blindspot (and I say this as someone whose all-time favorite player is Penner) and I don’t really understand the hate he gets.

      Yeah, his exit is terrible, but if I had to write off every Survivor with terrible political opinions I would not enjoy the show nearly as much.

      • It could be interesting to see what a returnee stunt cast would be like. Would they still have an air of celebrity about them or would it not matter among other pseudo-celebrities on their turf? Have they acted like former Survivors since they last played, or does not fit in their identity as former athlete/child star/whatever.

        That said, my preference for a returning former athlete would be Gary Hogeboom/Hawkins.

      • “That said, my preference for a returning former athlete would be Gary Hogeboom/Hawkins.”

        I’m with you there, Andy. A friend and I recently ranked all the athlete stunt castings and Gary Hogeboom was the easy number one. Great personality, decent player, absurd liar.

      • THANKS OBAMA

    • I’m so down for a Becky Lee return. More so than Sundra, so I have no issue with her.

    • Rob

      Judd must return! He was probably the most entertaining part of that whole season.

  • Gouis

    Names not mentioned:

    Burton, Kenny, Becky, Nadiya, Kass, Jeff Kent, Judd.

    • I didn’t consider Kenny because that’s the only season I haven’t seen. And some of those other people didn’t fit my theme…

    • A few of those were on my consideration list, but I could only pick 10 and John gave me free reign to choose the cream of the crop.

    • Agreed on Jeff Kent. I thought he was a perfectly fine player with one irrational blindspot (and I say this as someone whose all-time favorite player is Penner) and I don’t really understand the hate he gets.

      Yeah, his exit is terrible, but if I had to write off every Survivor with terrible political opinions I would not enjoy the show nearly as much.

      • It could be interesting to see what a returnee stunt cast would be like. Would they still have an air of celebrity about them or would it not matter among other pseudo-celebrities on their turf? Have they acted like former Survivors since they last played, or does not fit in their identity as former athlete/child star/whatever.

        That said, my preference for a returning former athlete would be Gary Hogeboom/Hawkins.

      • “That said, my preference for a returning former athlete would be Gary Hogeboom/Hawkins.”

        I’m with you there, Andy. A friend and I recently ranked all the athlete stunt castings and Gary Hogeboom was the easy number one. Great personality, decent player, absurd liar.

      • THANKS OBAMA

    • I’m so down for a Becky Lee return. More so than Sundra, so I have no issue with her.

    • Rob

      Judd must return! He was probably the most entertaining part of that whole season.

  • Sad Lil

    Why didn’t anyone pick Lillian Morris?

  • Sad Lil

    Why didn’t anyone pick Lillian Morris?

  • Some qualified people I would like to see return not listed above:

    1. Rafe Judkins (Guatemala)
    2. Dreamz (Fiji)
    3. Cao Boi (Cook Islands)
    4. Rocky (Fiji)
    5. Stephen Fishbach
    6. Jean-Robert
    7. Stephanie Valencia
    8. Tasha Fox
    9. Christina Cha (sorry, she’s hot)
    10. Natalie Tenerelli (again sorry, she’s really hot)

    • Considering your last few nominations, you better have voted for my team. -John

      • I think Peigh-Gee is hotter than everyone on your team though. Lol. Michelle is a GREAT pick though.

      • To an extent yes, but I think Asian women are pretty under represented on Survivor. Peih-Gee was great and Michelle was screwed over so bad.

      • “To an extent yes, but I think Asian women are pretty under represented on Survivor.”

        It’s not just Asian women, but Asians in general. Subtract Cook Islands and Fiji, which made efforts to diversify (and were met with such anger that the show never did that again) and here’s the list of Asians on Survivor (including mixed race):
        Shii Ann (it took five seasons)
        Daniel Lue
        Bruce Kanegai
        Frosti
        Peih-Gee
        Kenny Huang
        Liz Kim (Samoa)
        Brenda
        Elyse Umemoto
        Edna Ma
        Jonas Otsuji
        Christina Cha
        Woo
        Nadiya
        Natalie
        So Kim
        Shirin

        17 people out of 28 seasons (18 if you want to include Yau-Man in Micronesia). Only 6 of whom are male.

        If you include the Cook Islands/Fiji bunch, you add:
        Cao Boi
        Yul
        Becky
        Jenny
        Brad
        Yau-Man
        Stacy
        Michelle
        Sylvia
        Mookie

        Bringing the grand total to 27 (11 male). Not quite 1 per season (you can round up to 28 if you want to include So’s sister, who was cast for S29).

      • Roswulf

        Given that Asian Americans are roughly 5% of the US population, I’m not sure averaging one Asian American per season is actually under-representation (the two actually diverse seasons more or less cancel out the shameful record of early Survivor). Don’t get me wrong, I’d be 100% in favor of Cook Islands/Fiji style diversity on a regular basis, but I felt like being pedantic.

    • Look up Rafe on IMDB and you’ll see that he probably isn’t coming back any time soon.

  • Some qualified people I would like to see return not listed above:

    1. Rafe Judkins (Guatemala)
    2. Dreamz (Fiji)
    3. Cao Boi (Cook Islands)
    4. Rocky (Fiji)
    5. Stephen Fishbach
    6. Jean-Robert
    7. Stephanie Valencia
    8. Tasha Fox
    9. Christina Cha (sorry, she’s hot)
    10. Natalie Tenerelli (again sorry, she’s really hot)

    • Considering your last few nominations, you better have voted for my team. -John

      • I think Peigh-Gee is hotter than everyone on your team though. Lol. Michelle is a GREAT pick though.

      • To an extent yes, but I think Asian women are pretty under represented on Survivor. Peih-Gee was great and Michelle was screwed over so bad.

      • “To an extent yes, but I think Asian women are pretty under represented on Survivor.”

        It’s not just Asian women, but Asians in general. Subtract Cook Islands and Fiji, which made efforts to diversify (and were met with such anger that the show never did that again) and here’s the list of Asians on Survivor (including mixed race):
        Shii Ann (it took five seasons)
        Daniel Lue
        Bruce Kanegai
        Frosti
        Peih-Gee
        Kenny Huang
        Liz Kim (Samoa)
        Brenda
        Elyse Umemoto
        Edna Ma
        Jonas Otsuji
        Christina Cha
        Woo
        Nadiya
        Natalie
        So Kim
        Shirin

        17 people out of 28 seasons (18 if you want to include Yau-Man in Micronesia). Only 6 of whom are male.

        If you include the Cook Islands/Fiji bunch, you add:
        Cao Boi
        Yul
        Becky
        Jenny
        Brad
        Yau-Man
        Stacy
        Michelle
        Sylvia
        Mookie

        Bringing the grand total to 27 (11 male). Not quite 1 per season (you can round up to 28 if you want to include So’s sister, who was cast for S29).

      • Roswulf

        Given that Asian Americans are roughly 5% of the US population, I’m not sure averaging one Asian American per season is actually under-representation (the two actually diverse seasons more or less cancel out the shameful record of early Survivor). Don’t get me wrong, I’d be 100% in favor of Cook Islands/Fiji style diversity on a regular basis, but I felt like being pedantic.

    • Look up Rafe on IMDB and you’ll see that he probably isn’t coming back any time soon.

  • I really want to see Peih-Gee back. I think she’d have to have changed significantly to do better- on China a big problem seemed to be that she couldn’t read situations well enough to overcome her desire to play hard and aggressive, but she was one of the most entertaining losers I’ve ever watched.

    So either a redemption arc or more of aggressively scrambling Peih-Gee. Either way I’m down.

    • I actually think she made correct reads, I think her problem was she wasn’t able to convince people to switch (like Denise). She just needs to add some charm to her personality.

      I really like her as an option to come back.

      • Yeah, to clarify, she read the situation right, she just couldn’t read the personalities involved well enough to make her plan work. It was obvious to me from early in the season that she fancies herself a leader (see the stuff where she’s trying really hard to play lieutenant to Crazy Dave) but she was never quite sure how to project that and was never aware of the disconnect between how she sees herself and how other people see her.

    • Rob

      Peih-Gee was mostly screwed by being on a dysfunctional tribe. If Sherea hadn’t made it pretty clear that she was a free agent, her challenge throwing strategy would have been a good one (but still probably would have failed because of James’ idols). She was also fun to watch scrambling, so I’m on board with that pick.

  • I really want to see Peih-Gee back. I think she’d have to have changed significantly to do better- on China a big problem seemed to be that she couldn’t read situations well enough to overcome her desire to play hard and aggressive, but she was one of the most entertaining losers I’ve ever watched.

    So either a redemption arc or more of aggressively scrambling Peih-Gee. Either way I’m down.

    • I actually think she made correct reads, I think her problem was she wasn’t able to convince people to switch (like Denise). She just needs to add some charm to her personality.

      I really like her as an option to come back.

      • Yeah, to clarify, she read the situation right, she just couldn’t read the personalities involved well enough to make her plan work. It was obvious to me from early in the season that she fancies herself a leader (see the stuff where she’s trying really hard to play lieutenant to Crazy Dave) but she was never quite sure how to project that and was never aware of the disconnect between how she sees herself and how other people see her.

    • Rob

      Peih-Gee was mostly screwed by being on a dysfunctional tribe. If Sherea hadn’t made it pretty clear that she was a free agent, her challenge throwing strategy would have been a good one (but still probably would have failed because of James’ idols). She was also fun to watch scrambling, so I’m on board with that pick.

  • My favs from each of your teams:

    Andy: Peigh-Gee, she’s my #1 player I want back. Vytas, Shane, Neleh

    John: Michelle, she’s my #2 behind PG, Savage and Chelsea. None of this picks were bad but a lot of meh.

  • My favs from each of your teams:

    Andy: Peigh-Gee, she’s my #1 player I want back. Vytas, Shane, Neleh

    John: Michelle, she’s my #2 behind PG, Savage and Chelsea. None of this picks were bad but a lot of meh.

  • Rob

    John should replace Michelle with Becky from Cook Islands so we could try to recreate the epic(ally boring) Becky-Sundra firemaking challenge.

  • Rob

    John should replace Michelle with Becky from Cook Islands so we could try to recreate the epic(ally boring) Becky-Sundra firemaking challenge.

  • Rob

    I was curious how deep the pool of first time returnee non-winners is, so I made my own tribe, excluding John and Andy’s picks. It was actually pretty easy. My short list was a little over 20, and it was pretty easy to fill out a tribe.

    Dreamz, Fishy, Judd, Terry Deitz, Jeff Varner
    Sabrina Thompson, Tasha Fox, Kelly Goldsmith, Becky Lee, Deena Bennett

  • Rob

    I was curious how deep the pool of first time returnee non-winners is, so I made my own tribe, excluding John and Andy’s picks. It was actually pretty easy. My short list was a little over 20, and it was pretty easy to fill out a tribe.

    Dreamz, Fishy, Judd, Terry Deitz, Jeff Varner
    Sabrina Thompson, Tasha Fox, Kelly Goldsmith, Becky Lee, Deena Bennett

  • Whatever did happen to Colleen and Greg? Oh, and #TeamAndy

    • Colleen has zero interest in association with Survivor, apparently. And I listened to an interview with Greg (a fairly crappy one, but at least it exists) and he basically hasn’t watched Survivor at all. Including his own season. He works for some kind of green energy company I think.

  • Whatever did happen to Colleen and Greg? Oh, and #TeamAndy

    • Colleen has zero interest in association with Survivor, apparently. And I listened to an interview with Greg (a fairly crappy one, but at least it exists) and he basically hasn’t watched Survivor at all. Including his own season. He works for some kind of green energy company I think.

  • Kemper Boyd

    Honestly leaving out Tasha makes me a little angry. Smart, athletic and hot; perfect.

    • If Tasha were two years older, I could have had her replace Sundra. But again, we already had three people from Cagayan. I’m sure the actual season CBS casts will have several Cagayan members, though.

    • Once I had Spencer, I couldn’t also have Tasha. Trish was a different demo, plus was never in an alliance with Spencer. I also liked her more.

  • Kemper Boyd

    Honestly leaving out Tasha makes me a little angry. Smart, athletic and hot; perfect.

    • If Tasha were two years older, I could have had her replace Sundra. But again, we already had three people from Cagayan. I’m sure the actual season CBS casts will have several Cagayan members, though.

    • Once I had Spencer, I couldn’t also have Tasha. Trish was a different demo, plus was never in an alliance with Spencer. I also liked her more.

  • Shiroi Kabocha

    With a couple of exceptions (I’d love to see Jaison back, and don’t need to see any more of Ciera), Andy clearly has the superior team.

    While I agree that Nicaragua was a terrible season overall, I liked Chase, despite the fact that he was a country singer/NASCAR jackman. He was on the right side of every vote, turned on his closest ally (Brenda) when he needed to, and, at least as the edit has it, whenever some bro tried to bond with him by being creepily sexist (what was that Girls Gone Wild photographer named? Bennifer?), he immediately led a charge to vote out said bro. Unfortunately, due to a pair of quitters/morons being allowed to vote, we ended up with a season as unsatisfying as if Jaclyn had beaten Natalie at the Season 29 final tribal council.

    Also, I second the commenters who want to see Tasha and Kenny back, and I’d add Natalie Bolton and Marissa Peterson.

  • Shiroi Kabocha

    With a couple of exceptions (I’d love to see Jaison back, and don’t need to see any more of Ciera), Andy clearly has the superior team.

    While I agree that Nicaragua was a terrible season overall, I liked Chase, despite the fact that he was a country singer/NASCAR jackman. He was on the right side of every vote, turned on his closest ally (Brenda) when he needed to, and, at least as the edit has it, whenever some bro tried to bond with him by being creepily sexist (what was that Girls Gone Wild photographer named? Bennifer?), he immediately led a charge to vote out said bro. Unfortunately, due to a pair of quitters/morons being allowed to vote, we ended up with a season as unsatisfying as if Jaclyn had beaten Natalie at the Season 29 final tribal council.

    Also, I second the commenters who want to see Tasha and Kenny back, and I’d add Natalie Bolton and Marissa Peterson.

  • Merica F**K Yeah!

    Andy wins. Erinn trumps Morgan+Chelsea. Because Erinn is also very smart and snarky.

    My ideal returnees (from the seasons I’ve seen recently)
    Holly (Nicaragua)
    Matty (Gabon)
    Erinn (Tocantins)
    Stephen (Tocantins)
    Savage (Pearl Islands)
    Twila (Vanuatu)
    Abi-Maria (Philippines)
    Tasha (Cagayan)
    Kass (Cagayan)
    Woo (Cagayan)
    one of the poor girls that allied with Russell on Redemption Island (don’t remember their names)

  • Merica F**K Yeah!

    Andy wins. Erinn trumps Morgan+Chelsea. Because Erinn is also very smart and snarky.

    My ideal returnees (from the seasons I’ve seen recently)
    Holly (Nicaragua)
    Matty (Gabon)
    Erinn (Tocantins)
    Stephen (Tocantins)
    Savage (Pearl Islands)
    Twila (Vanuatu)
    Abi-Maria (Philippines)
    Tasha (Cagayan)
    Kass (Cagayan)
    Woo (Cagayan)
    one of the poor girls that allied with Russell on Redemption Island (don’t remember their names)

  • Nobody chose Christy Smith…. SHAME!

  • Nobody chose Christy Smith…. SHAME!