On tonight's season premiere of "Survivor 22: Redemption Island" 36 year old attorney Francesca Hogi became the first castaway voted off the show and sent to Redemption Island. The season began with sixteen castaways arriving in Nicaragua and being surprised by the news that two former players, Boston Rob and Russell Hantz, would be joining the game. They were surprised again when Jeff told them that ousted contestants would not go home, but instead would head to Redemption Island where castaways would face-off in duels in the hopes of returning to the game. When the Zapatera tribe made it to their camp Russell told everyone he wasn't going to play dirty, but then made his usual early game move of aligning with a younger girl. Over on Ometepe Kristina immediately went searching for the hidden immunity idol and managed to find it. She shared the news with her alliance partners Phillip and Francesca and they made a plan to get rid of Boston Rob. The next day the tribes met up for the first Immunity Challenge, which consisted of moving large sections of stairs across a track, climbing up the staircase and completing a puzzle at the top. Zapatera got off to an early lead and managed to hold on to it, winning the challenge and earning them immunity. At tribal council Kristina's master plan imploded when Phillip went on a bizarre rant and told everyone that Kristina had the idol. Kristina and Francesca decided to switch their votes to Phillip but it didn't make a difference. The rest of the tribe split their votes between Kristina and Francesca in case Kristina played her idol. With Phillip voting for Francesca that was enough to send her packing over Kristina. Jeff snuffed her torch and sent her to Redemption Island where she'll wait to duel next week's evictee.
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