With that, let's get to a recap.
I am waiting to see if I can get some confirmation regarding the tribal council that occurred on Sunday, September 5.
Remember, it's only day 30 today.
If it works how it's worked before, 8 family members will get the call to get ready to go sometime circa tomorrow. Then about 2 days after that, 7 family members fly out, and the next day, 6 of them are present for the challenge.
I did hear that Melanie Hantz won't be receiving the initial call based on developments that occurred in the game last week, but that is still in rumor phase at this point. I'll have better info after filming ends.
I just brought up Melanie not getting called because missyae brought up the idea of the family visit.
My understanding is that Melanie will not be called, based on the rumor that Russell was voted out on September 5. It's not solid, but I have reason to believe its true. I will give definitive confirmation after filming is over.
I do still believe what I alluded to 9 days ago and elaborated on 6 days ago - September 5 was the last day of RH's reign in S22.
Rob Mariano outlasts Russell Hantz.
"BW, can you confirm SU's spoiler that Rob and Russell are both voted out before the final 2/final 3?"
Ashley alligns with Rob and then outlasts him.
The second coming of Natalie White, Krista, also alligns with Russell from my understanding.
I hear Francesca is premerge
Stephanie Valencia = Marisa Calihan? That may be so. Not quite sure if its Ometepe or Zapatera that goes to tribal council first, but when Zapatera goes, look for Stephanie to go quick. She and Russell clash.
Krista Klumpp is a pretty smart girl. She may voice disdain for Russell in her Dalton Ross interview but she grasps the concept that Russell's a free vote. He'll play recklessly since he doesn't have to worry about reprecussions for a while. So might as well get on his side.
Ralph "Rooster" Kiser will be one of the few brave enough to stand up to Russell Hantz. They get into an argument at a tribal council, culminating in a shutout vote of Rooster's early dismissal from the game.
To no one's surprise, Kristina Kell won't be too long for the game.
Francesca should be in the later half of the premerge and Stephanie in the first half.
Seems like a lot of people here don't like David too much, but sorry to say he does fairly well for himself. I hear he is linked in with the Krista/Russell alliance. He's a pretty good player. I think Krista's the only one who doesn't turn against Russell though. Just like Ashley outlasts her ally Rob, I am pretty sure Krista does better than Russell.
Rob & Russell are both jury but neither are finalists. Jury is 7, with a final 3, but you probably were able to decipher that from the call sheets. And yes, Rob outlasts Russell in the game. I haven't heard that they face off at Redemption Island - must be that Russell loses before Rob comes. I can't say it as fact but I feel like I would have heard about it if they faced off.
Two people are "redeemed" and I believe one is male one is female. One at around the merge and the other at the finale, as you all know from call sheets.
Sarita is in the final 8ish or better. She'll be UTR.
I didn't say Phillip premerge but you're all right on that one. He's out early.
I don't think Julie gets along with Russell but she gets along with David. Russell gets his way and she goes before the merge.
Surprise, surprise: Russell gets his hands on an idol. My understanding is that he's blindsided when he's voted out, but not quite sure yet if he's blindsided *with* the idol. That would surely be delicious irony, but I'm not too sure if he ends up playing it before the merge.