Transcript by SurvivorFever.net:
Dalton Ross: It's June 2nd. You just
had your opening, your marooning. We spoke two
weeks ago about why Redemption Island is back.
Then I get out here and you're like, "yeah, it's
Jeff Probst: Really, what happened was, we
were going to do Redemption. We've been trying
to come up with a new idea but we didn't have
it. Then another idea came to me and I ran it
past the guys. Suddenly it was "yes, yes,
yes, yes." Then everybody contributed their
two cents and we birthed what we're doing today.
I was being completely honest with you when I talked
to you and simultaneously, completely misleading all
this season's players who I know are listening to that
Dalton: What I also really like is that you
throw Exile Island back in the mix. You have not
done it, this is season 29, you have not done it since
season 18. So this has been away for
awhile. You brought it back and I really like
that it's back.
Probst: Yeah, I love Exile Island. You
just start thinking, what what be interesting.
If I could have them do anything right now, what would
I have them do? God, it would be great to see
him go up against her. You gotta go up against
your loved one and here are the stakes. Winner
gets reward. Loser goes to Exile Island, where
it's gonna really suck. And it's gonna suck
because you put them there. And what about
idols? Let's put the clue on Exile. We
won't tell anybody. So now, the good news is you
at least have a shot at finding the Immunity
Idol. It's up to you if you want to share that
there was a clue or not. The complication is
that clue will lead you back to your beach where the
idol is hidden. So you're gonna have to dig up
while everybody else is there. The game play is
ratcheting up. We're trying to complicate
it as much as we can.
Dalton: To get to Exile Island, the loved
ones have got to dual against each other, loser goes
there. What happens if you get a few weeks in,
there's a loved one that's already out. Is that
other person not eligible to compete in that?
Probst: Right, that would be the case.
A lot of this is dependent upon who gets voted in and
in what order. But the idea is that at every Reward
Challenge we will have a new group of, a new pair of
loved ones going at it. And as the game evolves
we will resort to Plan B if we run out of those people
based on who they vote out.
Dalton: I really like it because I like the
dynamics. I wasn't a fan of Redemption Island
because I loved the vote off so much, I think it's so
important. But I like the other dynamics.
I like the strategy. What you've basically done
is, you've kept all these interesting dynamics that
you got in the last Blood vs Water season by having
these duals and decisions, who do we send here but
you're now keeping the purity of that vote off.
Probst: I am not opposed to Redemption
Island. We didn't get rid of it because people
didn't like it. We got rid of it because we
wanted to find something new. It just took us
awhile. We really do tinker up until the last
second, but then when it's locked in, we go.