From the very first mention of Season 32, Jeff Probst has talked about how grueling it would be. In recent weeks, he hinted that the brutality of “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” would be on full display during Episode 4, which is upon us tonight. And from the preview, it looks like it could be one of the most serious situations the show has ever had.
Here is the synopsis from CBS, confirming that indeed, tonight’s episode will contain a medical evacuation:
Episode 4 – “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” – The brutal heat of Kaoh Rong takes a toll on several castaways, and one is medically evacuated from of the game, on SURVIVOR, Wednesday, March 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Analysis. We knew it would be rough out there, but rarely have we seen a medical situation on Survivor with all hands on deck. From the video preview (above), it appears from what we can tell, that both Cydney and Deb look to be among the fallen. But interestingly, as the CBS synopsis reveals, only “one is medically evacuated from the game. It can be assumed then, that event though several players will struggle, only one will be faced with a legitimate medical emergency.
Doing some deep examination of the press photos and the video preview, it seems likely that the medically-evacuated player may be Deb, Cydney, Joe or even Caleb. Some of the other players (like Tai, Jason and Nick) can be seen at various times more concerned than afflicted. It is impossible to speculate, but for the rest of this preview, let’s assume (and hope) that whoever is evacuated ended up being OK, fine-and-dandy. How will this med-evac affect the game?
Well if it is Deb or Joe, this will end up having a positive affect, one would think, on Peter’s chances in the game, if the Brains were to go to Tribal…however, it still may not be enough to save him as he wasn’t shown as having any other allies whatsoever left in the game. If Cydney goes down, then it is an absolute fact that Alecia’s luck will run out if she goes to Tribal, as Jason and Scot will not turn on one another. Alecia’s only prayer at this point is to hope for some sort of a tribe switch-up, which does usually happen right around this point in the game. So there still is hope.
Will Probst even host a Tribal Council after such a traumatic evacuation? I’m assuming that “the game must go on,” but it will clearly leave everyone a bit shaken, and will also definitely have some ripple-affects on how the rest of this season pans out. And the question is, even if the game must go on, will they decide to have it go on still this week, or will Probst give them a free pass to skip Tribal this week?
So who do you think is going to get medically-evacuated? Tune in tonight for what is sure to be one of the scariest episodes of Survivor in recent memory.
Make sure to check out the all-new episode tonight on CBS and come back here later for my full recap, analysis and of course, my exclusive interviews with the voted-out (and/or medically evacuated) castaway tomorrow!
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