Stranded in Greece
(January 2nd, 2012 – January 26th, 2012)
Stranded in Greece started out with 16 new contestants. They were divided into two tribes, Helios (wearing brown) and Asteria (wearing blue). From there they were introduced to the twist. Just as the greek culture often had traitors, the contestants were given the opportunity to betray their tribe. Before each Immunity Challenge, one contestant was allowed to volunteer to be moved to the opposing tribe. This was done on a first come, first, serve basis. In addition, the contestants were given another opportunity to betray their tribes in the form of Hidden Immunity Idol clues. They could privately decide to take a clue for the Hidden Immunity Idol, but in exchange, they would give their tribe a disadvantage. Each person who took the clue would incur a penalty for their tribe, however, it was all done behind the scenes so anyone could take a penalty and lie about it. We saw this take place throughout the game as various contestants betrayed their tribes in an attempt to get further in the game. Most infamously, Rob and Ted switched tribes twice.
Ted and Rob both became epic Stranded villains as a result of their betrayals. Their flip-flopping didn’t end at the merge. Rob most infamously refused to ask his question at the Final Tribal Council unless he was the last juror. He was promptly removed from the jury. There was no shortage of intrigue as literally every member of the game offered a different story. From the loveable members of the pre-merge to the under-the-radar players, everyone had something to offer. Joanna and Christy formed a tight bond early in the game and continued it throughout. Their feistiness shined through as they constantly fought with members of the tribe. Ultimately, they fought their way to the final 6. Penny was always a vocal force throughout the game with her snarky personality shining amongst other tribe members. Particularly against her alliance members Brian and Helen, who were extremely strategic and insightful. In the end, the jury respected Penny’s vocal attitude over her alliance members’ under-the-radar gameplay. She was awarded the win.
A Fine Frenzy
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