Bucky is back! He’ll be covering this season of Survivor for us, which is particularly good since I failed to set the DVR. (Silly shows with their new names each season!):
So, here we are, back in Nicaragua for season 22, Survivor: Redemption Island. The show opens with the contestants being helicoptered in and with Jeff sitting in the back of the open chopper, looking for all the world like he could fall out at any second. I actually get queasy and have to avert my eyes.
Thankfully, they land safely and are lined up in their two teams. (One of them is inexplicably dressed in a business suit. This turns out to be David, who is a defense attorney and who must think that survivors need to dress up when they go to tribal council. I’ll be interested to see if he addresses Jeff as “Your Honor…”)
Jeff tells them that there are two more contestants and another helicopter flies in and … what the heck!?! … deposits Boston Ron and Evil Russell (with a new, huge, freaking ugly bicep tattoo) on the beach!!! Wow!!! What a surprise!!! I would have rather had J.Lo and Steven Tyler as team captains, but you take what you can get.
Rob and Russell draw buffs and join their teams who, until the merge, will be called the Robbies and the Russettes on this blog.