Filmed: June 30 - July 2, 2005 |
Aired: September 22, 2005
- Ep2 Reward challenge: "Web Over Water" -
Rafe, Rafe, Rafe, Judd and Brianna fall; Nakúm wins.
- Ep2 Immunity challenge: "Dragged
Through Mud" - Initial stalemate with full tribes, Judd and
Brandon sweep the one-on-one showdowns, 3-0 over Gary,
Jamie, and Jamie (as shown). Nakúm wins.
- Voted out: Morgan, 8-1 over Lydia.
Episode 2 scoring notes
- It's truly amazing how Blake can go from on death's
doorstep, to leaping like a delighted elf in the RC, to
being unable to breathe the next morning, to almost dragging
the entire Yaxha tribe through the mud at the IC. Margaret's
coddling of him must really work (extremely temporary)
wonders! (Although the title is a neat inversion of
Brandon's in-confessional wish that Blake would "man up!").
- Also, it's odd that poor Lydia was the challenge half of
the challenges-vs-camp effort decision Yaxhá made,
since Brianna failed at the RC, then sat out the IC, whereas
Lydia was present and competent in both. Obviously Gary
wouldn't consider including pratfalling Rafe in that "don't
want to lose another challenge" calculus, since Rafe has a
penis, but still. Or Gary could have nominated himself, for
guaranteeing Nakúm a point by stupidly running to
Judd's end of the field and tackling him. It would have been
easier just to hand Judd the flag.
- We never really found out who this Morgan person the
Yaxhás booted was, but at least we got multiple shots
of her sitting silently in camp. I guess that's a plus for
- Morgan received 8 votes, from everyone
not named Morgan (voted out, 8-1).
- Lydia received 1 vote, from Morgan.
Glossary of terms
- ChW: Challenge Wins. For tribal
challenges, a contestant earns a fraction of 1 win,
depending on if they participated (no points for sitting
out). So in a five-person tribe's win, each participant
gets (1/5) of a point, or 0.2 points. Duels (or
individual RCs as in Ep1) at Redemption Island count as
half a challenge (and half a win). Individual challenge
wins count as a full point.
- ChA: Challenge Appearances. Used
to calculate ChW%. Fractional for tribal challenges
(same as ChW), except sit-outs get charged for an
appearance, because they could have participated.
- ChW%: Challenge Win%. Simply,
ChW% = ChW / ChA.
- SO: The number of times a contestant
sat out of a challenge.
- VFB: Votes For Bootee. The
number of times the contestant has voted for the person
who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial
votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie). Special
case: In a final three TC, where only one vote is cast
(by the F3 IC winner), only that vote counts.
- VAP: Votes Against the Player.
The total number of tribal council votes cast against
the contestant. Again, only initial votes count (no
penalty for revotes), and here a hidden immunity idol
(if played) erases the votes. In the special case of a
final three tribal council above, only the F3 bootee
receives a vote against.
- TotV: Total votes cast during
the tribal councils the player has attended (again, only
initial votes count). Used to adjust for different vote
totals as tribes shrink.
- TCA: Tribal council appearances.
The number of times a contestant has attended tribal
council (at which they voted).
- TC%: Tribal Council percent.
Attempts to reward voting for the bootee (which players
controlling the vote almost always do), while punishing
receiving votes yourself. The formula is: TC% = [VFB -
(VAP/TotV)] / TCA.
- wTCR: weighted Tribal Council
Ratio. Very similar in intent to TC%, but calculated as
a ratio of VFB to VAP, while also scaling to a uniform
number of TC appearances. The formula is as follows:
wTCR =2* [VFB / (4+VAP)] x (14/TCA). I originally tried
(1+VAP) to avoid dividing by zero, but this overly
rewarded getting zero votes against relative to just one
vote against, which seemed silly. (4+VAP) scaled that
effect back comfortably. 14 was used as the scaling
factor for TC appearances because there are usually 14
episodes, then a final scaling factor of 2 to bring
maximal scores up to roughly even with ChW and JV% high
- JVF: Number of jury votes for
the contestant to win. Maximum nine (Earl Cole, Fiji),
- TotJ: Total number of jurors.
Necessary to not punish unanimous 7-juror winners (JT
- JV%: The percent of total jury
votes cast for the contestant, or Jur% = JVF/ TotJ. This
number is used, raw, in SurvSc, and is scaled in SurvAv
(multiplied by six) to make it similar in size to ChW
- Survival Score (SurvSc). It's simply
the sum of Challenge Win% (ChW%) + Tribal Council% (TC%)
+ Jury Vote%, for a maximum possible score of 2 (3 after
- Survival Average (SurvAv). It's a
simple sum of fractional Challenge Wins (ChW), weighted
TC Ratio (wTCR), and (eventually) a weighted Jury%. The
latter two max out at six points total, for a
theoretical maximum score of around 18 or so.