It's time once again for my seasonal Sole Survivor prediction. Unlike the past seasons where I made my final prediction after the 3rd episode so that I could study the story arch first, I will be bold this time and give you my bets to win based on 1st episode editing alone. (Got inspired by my correct hunch in the recently concluded Amazing Race).
Anyway, based on subjective gut feel and the presentation of their characters through editing and sound bites, I predict any among the five (You gotta give me the 5 choices. I mean, there are 20 castaways this season!) to be the eventual winner of Survivor X.
Lots of Amber shots (read: always focused by the camera).
Gave the first strategic quote of the season. Was portrayed as a very good observant.
Was shown in very positive light. Nice guy role (Ethan!).
This season's Eliza and Rob C. The narrator character.
My gut tells me they're setting up her character to last until the end. We followed her POV from the time she jumped off the boat till her vote campaign against Jowanda. (Unless she's this season's Rory).
Enjoyed immensely the premiere episode, by the way. Probably because I lowered my expectations this time. :)