- The opening race up the hill: On the first pass, we scored the opening reward challenge as an individual IC. It was, technically. But we've reversed course here: that wasn't the sole or even main purpose. In fact, you could plausibly argue that by racing up the hill ahead of their tribe, GC and Michelle cost Fang a shot at the reward. (Kidding, there's nothing they could have done to haul Gillian and Crystal up that hill in time.) The challenge was clearly *at least* a tribal reward challenge. It just had an added, potentially counter-productive element (as did Kelley Wentworth grabbing an idol at an IC in Cambodia). So to sum up: Two tribal challenges this first hour, zero individual challenges.
- Episode numbering: As is customary, we're ignoring the CBS numerical nomenclature. This is not a "two-hour premiere," it's two regular 1-hour episodes aired back-to-back. (Don't worry, it'll all match up in the end because there was also a recap episode, which doesn't count.)
- Michelle received 8 votes, from Crystal, Dan, GC, Ken, Matty, Randy, Susie, and Gillian (voted out, 8-1).
- Gillian received 1 vote, from Michelle.
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