As was discussed at the tail end of the last season’s thread, Caramoan is another Fans vs. “Favorites”. Favorites of the Producers of Survivor, not necessarily favorites of fans. Returnees for those who forget from the previous thread (raises hand):
Andrea Boehlke (Redemption): I seem to recall she wasn’t as half as clever as she thought she was.
John Cochran (South Pacific): Dubbed “Dweeb” by me. His self-deprecating act got old fast.
Malcolm Freberg (Philippines): Malcolm specifically notes that the other competitors did not have a chance to see the Philippines season, similar to the Russell Hantz situation from the previous Fans vs. Faves.
Brandon Hantz (South Pacific): And speaking of a Hantz, it’s the self-destruct drama queen. Why oh why did they bring this ship-wreck back? Beyond ratings…
Francesca Hogi (Redemption): The One-and-Out returnee - she looked she might be interesting on Redemption, but got ousted immediately. And she is none too fond of one of the other returnees (see the last entry).
Corinne Kaplan (Gabon): Jeff Probst has already said in a Caramoan preview floating about on cable that he believes (as of early in the Caramoan season) that Corinne is a villain who couldn’t win, but could have a big effect on the outcome. Bold prediction!
Brenda Lowe (Nicaragua): The cute but sometimes coldly imperious schemer who may have been the best player that season. Looking forward to her return.
Dawn Meehan (South Pacific): She kind of blundered about in a good-natured way but ultimately got tangled up with the whole Dweeb blunder.
[B]Erik Reichenbach /B: Here, have my Immunity Idol…wait, you voted me off? Either the greatest shot at true redemption or a second chance to make the most colossal blunder ever. He intends to play up the “none to bright” angle and try an catch people off-guard, but I’m not convinced he has to “play” at it to achieve his goal. (ooooooooooo!)
Phillip Sheppard (Redemption): Captain Underpants! And yes, he intends to bring a different but provocative item of clothing.
As I said, there’s a preview show floating about on cable somewhere - Jeff makes numerous insightful comments. 90 minute first episode coming next week on the 13th (counts on fingers, this coming Wednesday).