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TDT Survivor 12: Panama - Exile Island Spoilers
Filmed: Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2005
Airdate: February 2, 2006
Episode at-a-glance: RC | Exile | IC | Boot | Vidcaps
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Vidcaps: Click to view
boats at exile island
Early Show preview (2/2)
courtney confessional
CBS Ep1 web promo #2 (1/27)
5-on-5 glass bottom boats?TVGuide Channel post-Ep1 challenges (1/22)
young girls are in big trouble
CBS 20-sec TV ad (1/26)
Gallery of all Pre-show and Episode 1 vidcaps: Click here


CBS Early Show Pre-Ep1 vidcaps & transcripts
Aired February 2, 2006 | Click a thumbnail to view full-size image
harry smith probst - arrival arrival arrival probst - pan at end of intro
probst - pan at end of intro probst - pan at end of intro misty, sally at arrival boats at arrival austin, nick, bobby at arrival
Harry Smith: "Coming up, Jeff Probst, [blah blah blah...]."
exile island probst exile island exile island skull probst on exile island
Probst: "We are off the coast of Panama, on a remote island that will play a dramatic role in the lives of our 16 Survivors, over the next 39 days. This is Exile Island [ominous music]. Each week, at least one Survivor will be banished here. Separated from their tribe, they'll have no idea what's going on back at camp, and they'll be forced to live on their own, 'til they return to the game."

TDT Analysis: Hardly a spoiler, but note that the intro most likely ends with Probst standing on the Exile Island skull, as the camera pulls back to show the whole island. That sequence was included in the preview segments, above.
exile island, arrival pan across exile island exile island casaya arriving casaya arriving
la mina arriving la mina arriving probst overseeing arrival bayoneta arriving four boats at exile island
probst, cast aras, arrival courtney, arrival probst talks don't forget about viveros
No major revelations in Probst's interview, but...

"Well, we wanted to do a switch in Episode 2, so to get any impact, we had to bond them. And we bonded them by doing older men, older women, younger men, younger women, so that they would say, 'Okay, all the young girls, we stay together the whole way, no matter what.' Then in Episode 2, we switch them, to see what happens to those bonds."

TDT Analysis: For what it's worth, Probst also gave (at Harry Smith's prompting) familiar-sounding bio blurbs on Bruce, Dan, Cirie and Tina. These were identical to things he's said elsewhere, although he did call Dan the palest contestant they've ever had.
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