I dont know about all of you but I am counting down the days until Survivor 22 Redemption Island. Now dont get me wrong: I still hate the Redemption Island idea and have been vocal about it from the beginning. Sure its something new and intriguing but I hate the idea of anyone voted out having the chance to come back into the game. With that being said, there is no doubt in my mind that the leadup to this season has been like no other as we have had numerous false reports about the cast (Kimbo Slice and Carrie Prejean to name a few) plus the ongoing Russell and Rob are they in it or not debate. From what I have heard from day 1, both took part in the season but after all the false leads that the show's hierarchy was putting out there to throw off the spoilers from the last few seasons, I dont know what to believe anymore.
I will say this though: Burnett, Probst, and the rest of the Survivor crew have gone to war with the spoilers as some of the biggest ones from the last few seasons have mysteriously all gone quiet at the same time. Coincidence? I think not. The bigges bit of proof I have of this is the very detailed spoiler that was produced over at another web site that was all of a sudden taken down the very next day and has not been mentioned since. Of course I got all that info and basically it was all about how Rob and Russell did along with a celebrity poker player who will be on this season. Be that as it may, I wont discuss the Rob and Russell thing until I see for sure they are on.
As far as those two are concerned, I totally hope they are indeed on and that both get the chance to interact on the same tribe. The talk all along is that they start on different tribes and that the Redemption Island aspect was put in as a means of keeping them around in the even one or both get kicked off early. The biggest bust would be if one goes early as they are saying in the spoiler and the other one doesnt meet up with him during the game. Certainly not the way Probst drew it up. Either way I cant wait to see what happens with this.