By Dalton Ross
Updated September 14, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT


Promos for Survivor: South Pacific showed blonde beauty Whitney Duncan frolicking in the water in her underwear, but in tonight’s premiere, it wasn’t about the hotties who all seemed a little too eager to lose their clothing, but rather the one person who didn’t want to show off his body. And that would be John (don’t call me John) Cochran, who worried how his physique would stack up against a tribe full of hardbodies. (Answer: not well.) My full recap will be up at 12:30am Eastern (UPDATE: Dalton’s Survivor: South Pacific recap is now live), but if you’ve already watched tonight’s Survivor: South Pacific and can’t wait to sound off on what went down, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you’ve already watched tonight’s episode of Survivor: South Pacific.]

In a premiere that saw returning players Ozzy and Coach welcomed and tolerated, respectively, by their new tribes, a super fan making super mistakes, a few stanzas of truly unfortunate poetry, and tribe bickering after only one single challenge loss, spoken word artist Semhar was unanimously voted off to Redemption Island, where she will no doubt quit or lose in a matter of days. The episode also featured another player (Dawn) melting down, and Russell Hantz’s nephew Brandon creepily obsessing over a hot lingerie football player he claimed he wanted no part of while staring at lustily the entire episode. In other words, Survivor is back!

My full recap will be up soon (UPDATE: Click here for Dalton’s Survivor: South Pacific recap), but you can sound off right here and right now. What did you think of the episode? Did Savaii make the right move in keeping Cochran? Who are your early favorites? Hit the message boards and let us know. Then check out my pre-game interview with the ousted Semhar in the video player below. And for more Survivor news and views all season long, follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.