Survivor Redemption Island is billed as a battle between two Survivor superstars: Boston Rob and Russell. Boston Rob didn't make it to the final round in his debut way back on Survivor Marquesas. Boston Rob's larger-than-life personality, though, earned an invitation to Survivor All-Stars, where his strategy earned future real-world wife Amber a million dollars. Likewise, the title of "sole survivor" has been elusive for the evil Russell His open embrace of cheating and lying has gotten him to the final tribal council twice.
These two are famous for their sneaky, back-biting ability to blind-side the best players (along with make everyday life at camp a beast). Knowing that, one would think that tribe mates would make getting Boston Rob and Russell off the tribe, off the island and out Nicaragua. In this week's debut proved once again that few can outlast, outwit and outplay these two.
The addition of Redemption Island almost guarantees that one of them - Boston Rob or Russell - will make it far in the game. Players voted off go first to Redemption Island and compete against each other. So, in this first week, no one really went home. Beginning next week, one person will be voted out at Tribal Council and one person will lose a challenge on Redemption Island and go home for good. Eventually, the last player standing on Redemption Island will return to the game. I suspect this will happen when the teams merge.
So, do you like or hate Boston Rob and Russell? Maybe you like one and hate the other. Which one do you think will make it far in this game? Does one have a chance?