The plot: The eighth edition of CBS' reality flagship brought together fan favorites from past seasons, including Richard Hatch, Jerri Manthey, Rob Mariano, Jenna Morasca and eventual winner Amber Brkich. The 18 contestants were initially divided into three tribes and pitted against one another in Panama's Pearl Islands, the same locale as the previous season. / How many watched: 33.5 million / Touchdown or fumble: Field goal, maybe? The first episode of a "Survivor" season tends to be the weakest, and that held true here. Fans were high on the all-star lineup, though, and there were some pretty juicy turns later on in the season.
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