That was SUCH a good premiere. Peak marooning, 2 peak challenges, and a peak tribal.
A.K. - the human embodiment of cringe, he's like Andrew from last season on crack
Adam - loved his bullshit about the rice being called out by Mark H immediately
Aimee - that fall in the challenge probably killed off her one brain cell. Meh.
Anneliese - her only confessional being filled with thirst for Locky
Ben - who?
Henry - #ZenHen
he is going to flame out spectacularly eventually when his lies catch up to him, but I love him for it.
Jacqui - b.otox g.oddess
Jarrad - played a fairly important role in both the marooning and the immunity challenge, which is a good sign for his game considering physicality would probably be his biggest weakness.
Jericho - seems fucking crazy
Joan - poor sweet Joan, would have preferred her to stay over Ken but she dug her own hole really
Kate - who dis?
Kent - smart of him to sell advertising space on his arse to Adelaide so he can make some extra money, he shouldn't be around very long. Personally, I would've wanted to ditch him over Joan if I was out there. He did less in the puzzle, and actually socialised more than Joan so he would be more likely to be able to get himself out of a sticky situation if given the time to continue building relationships. Joan would've been complete cannon fodder had they lost another challenge, but with Kent there's a small chance he could work his way in with enough people.
Locky - has all the tools to be a pre-merge blindside: athletic, has girls thirsting over him already, providing entertainment for the tribe, being a leader. Nice enough guy from what I've seen so far, but pegging him as a pre-merge blindside now.
Luke - could not stand him for the large majority of the episode, but him forcing a tie just to piss Sam off was hysterical
He will get very tiresome if he is like this all the time though, but hey, maybe he will make me eat my words.
Mark H - cackled when he instantly put a stop to Adam's bullshit at the fire challenge
So far he is basically everything I had hoped Des would be.
Mark W - thankfully he seems much more tolerable and game-savvy than Lee. Could be a real contender to go far if he can keep downplaying his skills imo.
Michelle - did she get ANY screen time, even just in the background?
Odette - Odette being mute for 99% of the episode and not speaking until she is jealous of Joan getting a good night's sleep
Peter - did well not to just roll his eyes out of their sockets when he was talking to A.K.
Sam - controlling pain in the arse.
Sarah - my pre-season winner pick
Tara - #FanFavouriteTaraPitt *doesn't want people to know she's a barrel racer* *wears barrel racing shirt*
And that scene in the middle of the night with her and AK was hilariously cringey
Tessa - apart from the fact that I like her Hogwarts cap, there's not much else I can say about her.
Ziggy - who dis?