I seem to remember on the reunion show, because one member of the jury did vote for Philip (the rest all voted for Rob), Jeff commented that the vote meant Philip would win $ 100,000.00.
Yeah, $100k has been the runner-up prize since day one, and that hasn't changed.
What I can't recall right now is what happens in the event of a tie, like how Skupin and Lisa were tied for second last season. I *think* Cassandra and Dreamz both got $100k in Fiji so they probably gave Mike and Lisa the same amount.
I've always "known" the runner-up on Survivor got $100,000 because that's what everyone has been saying online for as long as I can remember, but it's odd how Jeff never acknowledges that on the show. For example on Big Brother, Julie Chen always tells the final HOH winner that they are "guaranteed at least $50,000 and a shot at the half-million" and on the live finale, she always announces that the runner-up still gets $50,000. Whereas Jeff only tells the final Immunity winner that they are "guaranteed a spot at the last tribal council and a shot at a million dollars" and on the live finale, he never says what the runner-up gets.
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Cool, now I don't feel so bad for my favorite Survivor runner up, Amanda.
ETA: Colleen is still hilarious after all these years. "Maybe this will make you... be nice... or something. Okay, that's it!"
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sometimes hes mentions the prize, i remember in pearl islands, he told lill that brining sandra to the final tribal council was a 900,000 thousand dollar mistake, as no one would have voted for fairplay in the finale, even against lill, thats the only time i remember him saying something,
and yes in the event of a tie they both get the runner up prize, so lisa walked away with 200,000 dollars last season, and mike walked away with just 100,000.
also just for some fun facts, when you go out to play any game like survivor or big brother you get a stipend, its basically a small check to help you cover expenses when you get home, and also compensation for your part in the game. for all stars season 8, Tina the first person voted out got 25,000, thats how they got most of the cast cause they said that you woudl get 25 thousand just for showing up.
in a normal season, ive read that first person voted out gets about 2,500, pretty good pay for only being out there for 3 days and then you spend the rest of the time at a pre jury ponderosa.
I have to admit, I laughed heartily when Corinne rated Phillip on an annoying scale of one to "being next to a crying baby on an airplane."
lol i did too, im glad were starting to see some corinne sass, im glad that brandon is gone so that we can see some actual game play its not so focused of them.
the gota(orange tribe) is stacked and i think they will win till merge. which i think will be at 12, they seem to love doing that, although i would like a merge at 10 just to get some interesting dynamics.
i felt bad for matt, he seemed like a nice guy and i wanted to see him an mikes relationship further, but like corinne said "this vote wont be fair, because i like all of these people" and survivor definatly aint fair lol
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sad for matt, Corinne's downfall is her loyalty. She's been loyal in Gabon in she's still, but girl u gotta make some move if u wann go to the end. As of right now there's no chance for her with phil around to stay longer. And I still cannot understand why those people are okay to be phil's bitches and not wanting to vote him out.
I mean matt and michael didnt say anything when phil basically told em "Do what I say, and u'll be OK, if not, i make sur u go home".
they were OK, how can u be Ok to be that kind of slave especially to someone u dont respect.
anyway Gota is very stong and I hope Brenda can do sthg to win this game !!
unfortunatly survivor is alot of kiss ass, mike and matt didnt want to be phillips slave but when your in the minority you just nod your head and say yes if it means you can stay longer.
also i think everyone knows that phil isnt great at challenges, and he is always the perfect jury goat i wouldnt be surprised if he made the finals again only to lose.
Cochran described the new Gota tribe as "the bold and the beautiful." With Malcolm, Eddie, Reynold, Brenda & Andrea on the team...I have to agree. This new team has strength and beauty.
Last week's Brandon meltdown has got to be one of the most entertaining episode ever in Survivor history.
This week, they switch tribe...
it's kinda a bit unfair since new Gota tribe is such a powerhouse...they got all the strongest people in the tribe.
I got a feeling Corrine will soon be voted off.... due to her huge amount of screentime and confessionals
Considering I didn't care for either of them during their original seasons, I'm pleasantly surprised that Corinne and Cochran are giving me everything I need in their voice-overs.
Philip? Still a delusional tool.
this season could have been good, but the editing is really horrible as it only seems to focus on phillp and before he left, brandon, i feel like just now people are getting air time because brandon finally left.
now that they are merging i think they will all get rid of phillp, because i think everyone will see him as the easy target for a first round of vote off.
God this was yet ANOTHER wasted opportunity by Corinne to take out Philip before he does it to her. When the Favorites were planning to split the vote between Michael and Julia, all she had to do was play along and then get Julia and Michael on board to vote out Philip. That would've resulted in a classic 3-2-1 with Philip getting the boot. Cirie would've done that shit without even blinking. But Corinne just fails to see the danger she's in despite all the warning signs.
Brenda celebrating on that tower while her team did all the work in the reward challenge was adorable/awesome.
Cirie was so badass I miss her sometimes =( I really wish Cirie, Amanda, and Parvati all made it to the merge on HvV. They would have ended up running that show again.
They wouldn't have because they all have their own conflicts. Cirie was clearly still bitter at Amanda for voting her off at Micronesia -- her main ally in HvV was Candice, despite what the show's edit implied -- and Amanda and Parvati could have worked together at the merge but Parvati saw right through Amanda's convincing performance of "You should play your idol. I don't know. It's so confusing. My head hurts.", AKA the world's worst poker face ever.
Phillip is the thing actively ruining this season. He's so fucking FAKE and putting on a character while being so transparent about it but the edit is still going out its way to revolve around him and peoples' reactions to him. But instead of playing him up as being ridiculous like they did in RI or for Coach in his first two seasons, they're playing him straight and like he's the strategic powerhouse of his alliance... just like they did for Coach in South Pacific which was AWFUL. And everyone hates him! It's not even like when casuals supported Russell because they hate Phillip too.
Oh well. Here's Brenda giving a confessional that didn't make the episode as usual:
How sad is it that she went from being the King of Nicaragua to being the Purple Kelly of Caramoan?
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it really is sad how stifled everyone is getting because of phillip, im hoping she becomes more cunning come merge.
I know I sit at home and watch an edited version of what really goes on but I cannot imagine anyone keeping an asshole like Phillip around when he is such a pia and nuisance and a blow hard. Editing makes it seem as if he is 100% that way all of the time and that would drive me mad to be with someone I detested so much.
And they go to merge with Malcolm knowing who has the other idol. I would love to see someone play clever enough with an idol to go to f4 at least. But some clever play because this season lacks clever moves imho.
I think you mistake me for someone who cares.
I'm losing my patience with Phillip, i can't stand the fact that he thinks he's in control.
I found HvV boring post-merge because the Heroes basically had no balls. Even though they lost JT, they could have so easily voted with Sandra in a 5-4 and taken out the Villains. Instead Candice decides to flip to make it 6-3 and then gets her ass voted out the very next episode, lol.
I also don't know why in the current season so much screen time is being given to Phillip. >.>
Cirie actually spoke about being betrayed by Amanda during a Tribal Council in Heroes vs. Villains. Her words were something like "Amanda chose Parvati. Over me. Amanda cost me a million dollars. If that's the person you'd think I'd align with again, then you don't know me." And then she stared daggers in Amanda's general direction. It was delicious, actually. <3
^Knowing Cirie's true intentions are hard. She could have played it an attempt for the rest of the tribe to not think that her and Amanda were going to be a big threat & major alliance. If she was really against Amanda she could have just as easily voted her out since Amanda's name did get written down in the earlier tribal councils.
I miss Cirie too... she was so great.
Brenda is clearly my favorite no need to argue.
I didnt really liked corinne back in the days, but this season she's growing on me even tho she's still have no clue on how to play this game.
Is malcom becoming a bit arrogant ?
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That's what I love about Survivor though, basically anything can happen and alliances shift often, and backstabbing within alliances takes place too (Russell getting Danielle voted out).
Bottom line guys: Cirie didn't vote for Amanda to win Micronesia and these people take things like that very seriously because while a vote at all the regular tribal councils can be seen as just a game move (i.e. "I couldn't win against you so I wanted you out"), a vote at the final tribal council is way more personal, more of a "I like this person more than that person" vote. Add to that the fact that Cirie is way too smart to play the same game twice and lose twice (unlike Amanda and Russell) and there's just NO WAY she and Amanda were going to work together again like they did on Micronesia.
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Is there a spoiler or something that says how long Phillip lasts because I am so fucking tired of all the screen time they give his lunatic self even if it is a put on, which I doubt. I think he is so up his own ass that he can's see what an outhouse he is.
I think you mistake me for someone who cares.
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Supposedly he goes out early merge.
Corinne botched that vote SO hard. All she had to do was humor Phillip, let the Favorites split the votes, and then have her six-person alliance vote out Phillip and it would have been done and he'd be GONE. But no, she ran to Dawn who immediately ratted her out.
And I'm so over Malcolm. Erik and even Boston Rob did the whole "I'm going to name our merged tribe something ridiculous and pretend it has meaning! HAHA I'm HILARIOUS!" thing better in Micronesia and RI.
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This is the THIRD week in a row where Corinne blew a huge opportunity to get rid of Philip and gain the upper hand for her alliance. She should've played along with Philip, let them split the votes, get her team to vote six against Philip (without even having to take a risk by alerting someone like Dawn) and she could've even had Reynold play his idol "just in case", thereby effectively flushing out his idol AND gaining the upper hand by booting someone from outside her new alliance.
UGH. She gave good voice-over this time but Corinne blew it strategically week after week. I've posted my (elaborate) theories on this often in Big Brother threads, but this is a classic example of how in games of social strategy, some players think it's "risky" to make a move while failing to calculate the inherent risk in NOT making a move at the right time.
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Still no editing for Brenda !!! Ugh !
Malcom is so over the top, I want him and philip to be voted out asap
Looking at the secret scenes and exit interviews perhaps sheds some light on Purple Brenda's edit. In one of the secret scenes a week or two ago, Cochran commented that Brenda was practically catatonic for the entire time they were on the same tribe, and then after the swap she was dancing and animated at that one challenge. Corinne in her exit interviews also stated that Brenda didn't really speak and was practically "mute."
Thing is, though, she still gives pretty animated narration confessionals that they could be putting on the show but choose not to use. Maybe she quits? Maybe she ends up being totally irrelevant to the game? It's frustrating. :-/
Can't believe Corrine is gone. She could have stay but her telling everything to Dawn kind of seals her fate.
She should have kept quiet. It must sucks for Corrine to made the merge but not the jury. Corrine would have been an entertaining juror.
Something I don't understand, what is Corrine's obsessions with gay men? From her confessionals to her exit interviews, she clearly has a soft spot on gay men.
Is she one of those fag hags?? I do appreciate her love and support for gay men but I do hope she's not one of those straight women who only hangs out with gay men because they have an agendas or something.
I didn't even know Brenda was still in the game. She hardly gets any screen time. Poor girl.
corinne played way too hard and fast, i think she was so exicted to have an allaince that was strong, and got ahead of her self, all she needed to do was let everyone vote out sherri or split the votes, and then strike, but its very different out there, just imagine, in 3 day cycles and theres alot of down time, it would be hard to keep things in and such.
dawn is such a tattle tale, i liked her in south pacific, but like corrine said in a day after interview, "she is playing a great 6th place game".
There's been a rumor going around that for the next season, they want to do a tribe of returning players versus a tribe of their loved ones or something completely ridiculous like that. And, well...
You know it's bad when Russell Hantz is more in touch with reality and makes more sense than the people who run this show, JEFF PROBST.
Every time I think they can't possibly come up with an even more awful direction to take this show, they go ahead and prove me wrong. Jesus Christ. How about just scaling back on the returning players and gimmicks, reverting to a Final 2, and reducing the number of idols each season by about a hundred?
They should have a last chance survivor, where it's the last time they will call in the Survivor graduates and after that never have them on any season ever. As much as I like some of the older players (Courtney is funny, Cirie, Amanda, Parvati, etc.) it becomes very redundant when they are invited over and over.
The only returning player season I'd like to see right now is an all-winner season. Sophie, Kim and Denise winning back to back to back ensured that they have enough female winners to do that concept at this point. And it'd be hilarious to watch some UTR likable chick like Ambore or Natalie White make it to the end and win again, causing massive outrage among the casual fans. <3 Or better yet, Sandra somehow wins AGAIN!
Last edited by slipintothefog; April 9th, 2013 at 08:03 AM.
^That wouldn't be bad, do they even have enough winners to make a season though? Or they could do a winners vs a runners up tribe =P