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True Dork Times Survivor 14: Fiji Spoilers
Episode 1: "Something Cruel Is About to Happen... Real Soon " Filmed: Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2006
Airdate: February 8, 2007
Episode 1: Summary | Arrival | RC/IC | Exile | Boot | Probst cast notes
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Survivor: Fiji episode 1 detailed Arrival, general theme spoilers/ speculation
arrivalNot much mystery here: Jeff Probst pretty much explained the first 20 minutes or so of the premiere in an interview with Derrik J. Lang, who writes the ASAP entertainment blog, The Slug:

   "Jeff Probst: They're literally just put on a beach. They've got some fruit trees there, but that's it. I come over in a float plane and drop a box. And in that box they start to get the information. And the information is you're gonna need to build the most elaborate shelter Survivor has ever seen. Here's blue prints, a building plan, a map to find lumber and tools. You've got a sink and a kitchen area and a couch, all kinds of stuff to build this elaborate shelter. They're told they have to finish this before the game can continue.
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Gary builds the shelter Halfway done Moving the picnic table

   They build this great shelter. They've got water and flint. Once they finish building it, I show up and say, 'Now you're gonna figure how to divide these tribes up.' They choose somebody to divide the tribes. That person divides them, and they square off in a challenge. The losers have to go to a new beach where they literally have a machete, pot and water they have to boil. No fire. They have a cave they can kind of get under, but it's miserable.
   The game is about one tribe living a life of luxury, and the other tribe really scraping to get by while the other tribe has it so good it almost doesn't feel like Survivor to them. They have a couch. They have tables. The tribe that wins the first challenge goes back to this reward, which is all these luxury items. They're not necessarily better. They just make life better like hammocks and umbrellas and bottles and decanters and all this silverware and plates and china and a bush shower. So you see them eating. It looks like some sort of Ralph Lauren picnic.
Post-split winning camp shots: Click thumbnail image to view larger image
Winning Winning Winning
Winners' camp
Winning Winning
Post-split losing camp shots: Click thumbnail image to view larger image
Losing Losers' cave  
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