It always takes me at least a few episodes to remember who's who when a new season of "Survivor" kicks off, and it won't be much different this time around. But dang! Some contestants certainly made a first impression! Not saying they were all good, but whatever. (Need some help keeping all the faces straight? Check out our cast of characters.)
The contestants were pretty quickly divided into two tribes: Espada, everyone 40 and over; and La Flor, the 30 and under crowd.
Over at the uber confident La Flor camp, Jud made it clear that he was the "dumb blond," as one of his teammates noted. Dude got stabbed in the foot with a stick (who needs footwear in Nicaragua, right?) and was pinched mighty hard by an itty bitty crab. Brenda the beauty queen and former cheerleader tells us she's used to having guys do what she says. Everyone else was lost in a mix of bras and boxer briefs. (And six-pack abs!)
On team Espada, NFL coach Jimmy Johnson declared he's only playing "for the adventure" and not the money, and got physically worn out -- quick. Coach, no amount of leadership skills is gonna save you! Retired military officer Wendy Jo talked and talked and talked and talked some more.
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In fact, Wendy Jo yakked so much, so loudly and so insistently at Tribal Council (she even interrupted host Jeff Probst!) about how she's been quiet and reserved at camp that she talked herself into becoming "Survivor: Nicaragua's" first contestant eliminated. Tribemate Tyrone said, "Initially, the decision (of who to eliminate) was tough, but after hearing you talk, the decision was easy. Wendy Jo, you gotta go!"
The tribe has spoken, girlfriend, and it got the last word.