The merge brings two different kinds of strategies—and perhaps the first time in competition reality TV history that someone says “I didn’t come here to make friends.”
Survivor’s first merge is approaching, which both tribes know about, and Pagong is within seconds of its tribe name not becoming a familiar Survivor term, “Pagonging.”
Dirk said he was on Survivor “to have a great time,” but then God voted him off the island. Meanwhile, both challenges on Survivor Borneo episode 5 were left up to individuals—and one continued to perpetuate a stereotype.
In Survivor: Borneo episode four, Richard Hatch suggests creating alliances, but The Tagi Four alliance is born first between Kelly and Sue.
“Quest for Food,” episode 3 of Survivor Borneo, focuses mostly on the tribes’ attempts to find things to eat, but it’s what happened off-camera that led Stacey Stillman to sue.
My summer re-watch of Survivor Borneo continues with an episode that includes Rudy connecting with Rich, and B.B. alienating himself from his tribe.
Survivor: Borneo premiered 20 years ago. I’m going to spend the summer rewatching and doing what I didn’t do back in 2000: writing recaps analyzing the reality show that changed everything.