Dawn Meehan - Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 67 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 23: South Pacific (2011) - 10th place, 11th out - 3rd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Running the Show" (Day 27).
  • Eliminated by Ozzy Lusth (in a duel) in Episode 11, "Cult Like" (Day 28).
  • Longevity totals: In-game - 27 days; Redemption Island - 1 day.

Dawn Meehan on social media: twitter | Instagram

Dawn Meehan - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S23: South Pacific 1.43 6.48 0.22 5 9 8 0.61 1.35 - - - 0.83 2.78
S26: Caramoan 1.65 11.90 0.14 9 2 12 0.75 3.50 0 8 0.00 0.89 5.15
Career 3.08 18.38 0.17 14 11 20 0.70 2.06 0 8 0.00 0.86 3.60

 

Dawn Meehan - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

99%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

63%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

40%

Challenges: MPF percentile

39%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

77%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

98%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Dawn Meehan - Challenge record

Shoulder the Load - Ep4 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7):

  • South Pacific Ep. 1 IC: "Coconut Conundrum" - participates, but Savaii narrowly loses.
  • South Pacific Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Crate Escape" - One of the ribbon/pole people; Savaii wins.
  • South Pacific Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Hitching a Ride" - Collects puzzle bags with Ozzy, but Savaii loses on the puzzle stage.
  • South Pacific Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Last person left holding weight, Savaii wins.
  • South Pacific Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Pig Out" - Savaii can't gnaw as much spit-soaked pork as Upolu, and loses.
  • South Pacific Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Losing Face" - Wheelbarrow duty, Savaii wins.
  • South Pacific Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Family Ties" - Savaii loses.

 

Coconut Cradle - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-4): (Mean % finish: 86.3%)

  • South Pacific Ep. 8 IC: "Coconut Cradle" - Dawn wins individual immunity among the women (1st/4).
  • South Pacific Ep. 9 F11 IC: "Get Crackin'" - One of four finalists (with Jim, Sophie, Whitney), but does not win (tie-3rd/11).
  • South Pacific Ep. 9 F10 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - One of only three actual participants, finishes second (2nd/10).
  • South Pacific Ep. 10 IC: "Price on Your Head" - With Brandon, a close second/third to Sophie (tie-2nd/9).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 33%)

  • South Pacific Ep. 11 duel: "Offer It Up" - First person eliminated by Ozzy (3rd/3).

Hot Pursuit - Ep7 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-12; 2 sit-outs):

  • Caramoan Ep. 1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Erik, loses Bikal's only point to Shamar & Julia, but Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 1 IC: "A Long Way to the Top" - Tosses sandbags with Malcolm, blows a lead, and Bikal loses.
  • Caramoan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - With Malcolm & Phillip, one of three Bikal ring tossers, but this time, Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Competes, Bikal wins again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 4 RC: "Head and Shoulders" - Holds up platforms for Brenda and Andrea, Bikal wins again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 4 IC: "Smash & Grab" - Sits out with Corinne, Bikal continues to win.
  • Caramoan Ep. 5 RC: "Nut Bucket" - Sits out with Erik and Andrea, and Bikal wins (as expected).
  • Caramoan Ep. 6 IC: "Crate Outdoors" - Now switched to the new Bikal, which promptly starts losing.
  • Caramoan Ep. 7 RC: "Hot Pursuit" - First Bikal to unclip, followed by Cochran & Julia, Bikal loses.
  • Caramoan Ep. 7 IC: "Phoenix Rises" - With Corinne & Michael, one of three Bikal rowers/divers. Bikal loses again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 9 RC: "Jump Shot" - Part of the losing team (with Malcolm, Sherri, Brenda, Andrea).
  • Caramoan Ep. 10 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Part of the winning team (with Erik, Phillip, Cochran, Reynold).

 

I Hold On - Ep13 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-10): (Mean % finish: 52.6%)

  • Caramoan Ep. 8 IC: "Caramoan Catering" - Eliminated in the first round (tie-7th/12).
  • Caramoan Ep. 9 IC: "Last Gasp" - Fourth person to drop out (8th/11).
  • Caramoan Ep. 10 IC: "Keel Hauling" - Eliminated in first round, third in her heat (3rd/5).
  • Caramoan Ep. 11 IC: "Drop A Log" - Sixth person to drop out (4th/9).
  • Caramoan Ep. 12 F8 RC/IC: "Bermuda Triangle" - Stays in until the final round, but not close to Brenda and Andrea's 3-hour marathon (5th/8).
  • Caramoan Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Fun Climb" - With one puzzle rung placed, tied for last (tie-5th/7).
  • Caramoan Ep. 13 RC: "Loved Ones Dizzy Gillespie" - Doesn't win, briefly given reward by Brenda, only to have it taken away again by production for drama purposes (tie-2nd/6).
  • Caramoan Ep. 13 IC: "I Hold On" - Dawn wins, outlasting Brenda (1st/6).
  • Caramoan Ep. 14 RC: "Teeter Tower" - One of three to not win (tie-2nd/4).
  • Caramoan Ep. 14 IC: "Vertically Challenged" - Does better than Eddie, but doesn't win (tie-2nd/4)

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Caramoan: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 8
Played: 19
Win%: 0.42
Sat out: 2
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 14
Win%: 0.14
Mean% Finish: 61.5%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 33%

 

Dawn Meehan - Tribal Council record

Ep9 F10 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • South Pacific: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/8):

 

VAP - Votes against (9):

  • South Pacific, Ep. 5: Two votes, from Keith and Whitney.
  • South Pacific, Ep. 10 (F9 Tribal): Seven votes, from Sophie, Coach, Albert, Rick, Brandon, Edna, and Cochran (voted out, 7-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • South Pacific, Ep. 14: Voted for Sophie Clarke (who won, 6-3-0).

Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Caramoan: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/12):

VAP - Votes against (2):

  • Caramoan, Ep. 6: One vote, from Julia.
  • Caramoan, Ep. 14: One vote, from Eddie.

 

Jury votes received (0/8):

  • Caramoan, Ep. 14: Received no jury votes, to tie for second place, 8-0-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 13
Tribals: 20
VAP: 11
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: 0
Total jurors: 8

 

Dawn Meehan - Pictures
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    South Pacific intro shot
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    South Pacific intro shot
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    Bonus South Pacific intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    Pre-game posed shot
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    Listening to Probst, pre-returnee arrival, Ep1
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    Savaii, clapping for Ozzy, who's now on their tribe
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    Yay, returning players are the best!
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    Listening to Probst describe the 'Hero challenge'
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    Go, Ozzy!
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    Savaii/Ozzy wins!
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    Hoping Ozzy feels welcome, Ep1
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    Listening to Semhar's poem, first few minutes in camp
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    Chatting with the Savaiis, opening time in camp
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    Crazily thinking that people should build a shelter on Day 1
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    Circa Ep1, in camp
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    Morning 2, about to knock the water into the fire
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    Groan
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    Good news, I'm having a minor breakdown!
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    Checking in with Papa Bear, solidarity of the older people
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    Having a heart-to-heart talk with, of all people, Ozzy
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    Working on the shelter
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    Savaii tribe, ready for the Ep1 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Breathing, Ep1 IC starting line
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    Savaii races off the starting line
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    Through the obstacles, watching Ozzy dig
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    Watching Ozzy chop ropes
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    Rooting on Keith
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    It's neck-and-neck...
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    Watching Probst give the idol to Upolu
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    Watching Probst interrogate Semhar, post-Ep1 IC
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    Savaii, still stuck talking to Probst
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    On the plus side, at least the Semhar-Jim argument has made people forget my day 2 breakdown
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    Savaii visits Tribal Council for the first time, Ep1
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    Listening to Semhar argue with Cochran
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    All the Savaii people who have reached the final three, in one shot
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    You guys need to pick it up!
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    Savaii wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Trying to get more rope
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    Watching the grappling hook stage
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    Yay, Upolu won
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    The losing Savaiis
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    So long Papa Bear, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Shouldering the Load, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Weight a minute, this is heavy, Ep4 RC/IC
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    This dressing up like a lot of effort for an Adam Sandler movie, but whatevs, Ep7 RC/IC
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    Watching the Ep8 re-entry duel
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Waiting for Ozzy to win, too
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    Getting decorated by Probst, Ep8 IC
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    Probably why Probst didn't remember this: Ozzy also won, Ep8 IC
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    The sole three participants in the Ep9 F10 IC, everyone else is eating
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    Jim falls off, Brandon classily celebrates, Ep9 F10 IC
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    Still in it (Whitney eventually wins)
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    Just breathe, Dawn - Ep9 F10 IC
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    Getting to listen to Brandon at the Ep9 final 10 Tribal Council. Fun!
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    Listening to Coach's sermon, Ep10
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    Watching Ozzy, Jim, and Keith's duel, Ep10
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    Competing with a Price on her Head, Ep10 F9 IC
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    Dueling Ozzy and Whitney, Ep11
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    Dueling Ozzy and Whitney, Ep11
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    BLEEEEEEEP!
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    Out of this duel, out of the game of Survivor. Thanks for reminding me, Probst.
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    Ozzy wins another duel!
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    Hugging Ozzy
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    Dawn and Whitney's final words with Probst
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    Anything is possible, Jeff
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    This is not a good usage of 'Drop your buff,' Jeff.
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    Caramoan intro shot
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    Caramoan intro shot
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    Pre-game interview
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    With Brenda, tail end of the favorites' pre-game lineup
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    Pre-season ad shot
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    Favorites, assembled. Ep1
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    With Erik, running out, Ep1 RC
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    Chasing Julia, Ep1 RC
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    Cheering on Brandon and Andrea, Ep1 RC
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    With Brenda, watching Fran try to pull Matt, Ep1 RC
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    Watching Malcolm and Corinne(?), Ep1 RC
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    Congratulating Malcolm and Corinne. But mostly Malcolm, Ep1 RC
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    Bikal reads the Ep1 IC treemail. Yay.
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    Running out with Malcolm to gather and toss sandbags, Ep1 IC
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    Not pleased with the outcome of the Ep1 IC, apparently
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    Chatting with Fran and Andrea in camp, Ep1
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    With Bikal, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Two seasons, two straight Ep1 Tribal Councils attended.
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    Night three, getting yelled at by Brandon. Good times.
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    Night three, AFTER getting yelled at by Brandon. Also good times.
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    Watching Malcolm toss rings, Ep2 RC/IC.
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    Bikal wins! Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching Malcolm lasso, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Bikal wins again! Ep3 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst, pre-Ep4 RC
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    Passing off Brenda and Andrea, Ep4 RC
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    Bikal wins again! Ep4 RC
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    Thanking Tata, Ep4 reward
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    Sitting out with Corinne, watching Bikal win the Ep4 IC
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    Sitting out again, watching another Bikal win, Ep5 RC
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    Letting Gota have a freebie 'win' - Brandon's exit, Ep5
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    Time to switch, Ep6
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    Dawn and Cochran: synchronized Ozzy-style egg smashing (hand on heart)
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    Dawn and Cochran: now with New Bikal
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    Listening to Probst with New Bikal, Ep6 IC
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    Waiting for Phillip and Julia
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    Yes! One crate in the wrong place! Woo!
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    New Bikal attends their first Tribal together, Ep6
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    Treemail translation: Don't try too hard, you guys. It's probably a diarrhea-fest
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    Listening to Probst, pre-Ep7 RC
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    Underway, in hot pursuit of the new Gotas. More or less.
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    Not to worry, Julia, Phillip has this whole racing thing figured out. Apparently.
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    Clipped out, watching new Bikal about to get caught
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    Listening to Probst, Ep7 IC
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    Rowing back in with Corinne and Michael, Ep7 IC
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    Almost back to shore, Ep7 IC
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    Things are looking grim... again, Ep7 IC
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    At least new Bikal made voting off the fans somewhat interesting, right? Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Now merged: the Enil Edam tribe reads the first individual IC treemail
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    Listening to Probst, pre-Ep8 IC
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    Not liking the looks of the first heat, Ep8 IC
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    Well. This should be fun. Ep8 IC
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    Just breathe, Dawn, Ep8 IC
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    About to get yelled at by Probst for playing with her food, Ep8 IC
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    The Enil Edam tribe attends its first Tribal Council, Ep8
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    Sorry, Corinne. Ep8 Tribal Council.
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    Cheering on the losing team, Ep9 RC
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    The Ep9 IC is officially underway
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    Getting a confessional, about Reynold's idol? Ep9
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    Talking Malcolm into proving Reynold has an idol, Ep9
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    Well, that was an eyeful. (Just saw Reynold's idol)
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    With the next ex-NuBikal member to go, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Hold Up, Bro - Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Ready to get dirty, Ep10 RC
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    About to win, Ep10 RC
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    They won!
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    The intoxicating fumes of soap, Ep10 reward
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    Pre-challenge lecture time, Ep10 IC
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    Wow, Malcolm just found an idol. Great.
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    Triple immunity at Tribal? Uh oh.
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    So much confusion, Ep10 Tribal
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    Dawn blows her cash on food, instead of holding out for an advantage. Oh well.
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    Getting ready to drop a log, Ep11 IC
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    Still in it
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    ...and out of it
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    Back at Tribal Council, Ep11
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    Sorry, Malcolm...
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    Time for another challenge already? Ep12 F8 IC
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    Taking a seat, post-drop - Ep12 F8 RC/IC
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    Hugging Cochran... seemed like the thing to do, Ep12
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    With Brenda, getting filled in on Andrea's nefarious plans, post-F8 Tribal Council, Ep12
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    Wake us when the fun starts - 'Fun Climb' - Ep12 F7 IC
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    Back at Tribal - F7 Tribal Council
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    Brenda shares her own nefarious plans with the wrong person, Ep13
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    Watching loved ones videos, pre-Ep13 RC
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    Spoiler alert: There will be tears
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    Group selfie, pre-Ep13 RC
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    Getting a hug, with bonus tears, pre-Ep13 RC
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    Ready to go, Ep13 RC
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    Dawn and Dave, Ep13 RC
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    Yes! Thank you, Brenda! (Temporarily.)
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    Uh... not a cool twist, Probst
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    Congratulations, Probst: You made Dawn cry. Achievement unlocked.
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    Time to outlast, Ep13 IC
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    Down to two
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    Dawn's second individual immunity. Or first, according to Probst.
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    Conferring with Cochran, pre-Ep13 Tribal
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    Heading to Tribal, immune
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    Two will vote against one, but only one will be blamed, Ep13 Tribal
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    The full Enil Edam remnants, Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Well... that went smoothly
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    Fun with cards, Ep14 RC
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    Ready to go: final four IC
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    This thing is tall. F4 IC
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    Spoiler alert: Cochran wins.
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    Hugs for Cochran
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    Time to face the jury: final three
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    Through the miracles of time and space, everyone is suddenly cleaned up
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    Getting the first hug of the new millionaire, S26 finale/reunion show

 

Dawn Meehan - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (8/22/11): "Pre-Game Interview: Dawn Meehan"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (12/1/11): "Castaway Interview: Whitney Duncan and Dawn Meehan"

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (1/28/13): "Dawn: 'I'm Going to Have to Take Control'"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/6/13): "Returning Favorite Dawn promises a 'tear-free season' this time around"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/13/13): "Dawn responds to Brenda's shocking Tribal Council moment and talks about their 'awkward' reunion show interaction"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/13/13): "Talking with the Winner and the Final 5 From Survivor: Caramoan"
  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (5/14/13): "Dawn Meehan - 'Cochran's Win Felt Like My Win'"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/15/13): "Dawn Meehan and Sherri Biethman talk Survivor: Caramoan"

 

Dawn Meehan - Bios

From her EW.com new contestant picture caption (by Dalton Ross):

"File this one under 'better later than never.' Dawn applied for Survivor way back in 2000, but when her audition tape was unearthed in 2009, she got the call and was cast for Survivor: Redemption Island. 'And about a month before the show, they made a change and cut me,' Dawn explains. 'But it was the best thing that could have happened. I prepared physically six days a week for 10 months and have read every strategy book.' Now she's finally made it and looking to put that preparation to use. But will she be prepared for the emotional strain of being separated from her husband and six adopted children? She already has a contingency plan that involves her younger tribemates. 'I'm hoping to leave with an extra kid.'"


Excerpts from her official CBS Survivor: South Pacific bio page:

"Personal claim to fame: Adopting our six children.

Inspiration in life: My husband. He's really one of the most incredible human beings. He's kind, generous, peaceful, hard-working and selfless. I'm so grateful to spend my days with him.

Hobbies: Swimming with my kids, writing/blogging and baking bread.

Pet peeves: Brown grass and complainers.

3 words to describe you: Driven, positive and enthusiastic.

Survivor contestant you are most like: Sandra, Parvati and Stephenie. I'm physically strong like Parvati and Stephenie. I'm in this to really play and win - like these women.

Reason for being on Survivor: Survivor is the best game on Earth! There's so much application to 'real life.' After watching as a fan for 10 years, I just know in my soul that it's my turn to play and win. Plus, it's the adventure of a lifetime and one million dollars!

Why you think you'll 'survive' Survivor: I'm driven, tenacious, adaptable, funny, optimistic, intelligent and resilient. I can motivate/persuade people, and I think that's powerful/important at every stage of this game.

Why you think you will be the sole Survivor: I've got the drive and determination to dominate this game. And, as cliché as it sounds, I'm really 'in it to win it.'"

From her official CBS Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites bio page:

"Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member

Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah

Occupation: English Professor

Personal Claim to Fame: Survivor: South Pacific and adopting our six amazing children.

Inspiration in Life: My husband

Hobbies: Being with my family, baking bread and blogging.

3 Words to Describe You: Determined, enthusiastic and optimistic.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1)Picture of my kids – To remind me of my end goal. 2)Eckhart Tolle book – It inspires me to DO and BE my best. 3)Backgammon – To use at camp so I can observe other players’ strategy.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like:  Strong females who played a physical and strategic game – Kim Spradlin and Stephenie LaGrossa.

Reason for Being on Survivor:  The challenge! To see what I am made of.

Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I’m mentally and physically tough. I have good intuition. I'm not a quitter. And, I'm a good bridge between people of different backgrounds.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: People underestimate me but I have the mental, social and physical strengths to outlast and win!"