‘Survivor: San Juan del Sur’ preview: A water challenge; a fire fiasco

Survivor -CBS has released a new promo for Wednesday’s “Survivor: San Juan del Sur,” and this really is the promo that we should have received after the premiere rather than that terrible “supertease” that told us way more about the season than we wanted to know in advance.

This preview doesn’t give anything major away specifically, but it does bring up some information that is fun to know about, and also some that could impact the future of one of the tribes.

Water ChallengesĀ – Hooray! Going into this season, the concern was that the water in Nicaragua was too rough, and the castaways couldn’t get in there in the same way that they have in other locations. Well, Jeff Probst and company have seemingly figured something out here. This challenge is also the one that you probably know well from “Palau” and other seasons, where you try to knock an opponent off of a platform. This was also utilized very well in the first “Blood vs. Water” season, especially that Aras vs. Vytas battle.

Losing Your FlintĀ – This is a “Survivor” no-no. How do you manage to bungle this so badly? Fire does represent life, but it also represents being able to cook your food, and it helps to keep you from stumbling around in the dark at night. Hunahpu somehow manages to lose their flint, and that puts the blue tribe in a situation where they have to barter with Jeff in order to get a new one.

This could actually be a big deal. If they have to give up something like beans or other valuable supplies that they’ve received so far, this could lead them hungry and vulnerable.

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