Episode 6 – Playing With Fire- 8/3/14
Caribbean Island of Dominica – limited resources, volcanic rock
Dangers: stingray, jellyfish, sea urchins, sharks
Lisa – 32 yr - dietitian, obstacle racer, tomboy – from San Luis Obispo, CA
Tool - pot
Height - 5' 6"
Weight - 140 lbs
PSR - 6.1
Weight after 21 days - 128 lbs - lost 12 lbs
PSR after 21 days – 4.9
Did tap out after 13 days
Chris - 38 yr - commercial fisherman – grew up hunting and fishing – from Cape May, NJ
Tool – multi -purpose knife
Height - 6' 0"
Weight - 205 lbs
PSR – 7.1
Weight after 21 days - 184 lbs - lost 21 lbs
PSR after 21 days - 7.9
Chris is kinda rough, he does come across as having no empathy at all for Corinne. He doesn’t listen at all to any of her suggestions and totally overrides her. He is terrible at communicating with her. Corinne told him several times she didn’t want to talk to him and he kept asking if she wanted to talk. Big Duh! This is the longest any team has had starting a fire (in dry conditions) 13 days. Even after she left , Chris continued to bad mouth Corinne up to the moment he stepped on to the boat sent to get him off the island. For someone who constantly says he is a team player the way he interacted with Corinne indicated a person who would do as he was told and then would tell everyone in a 100 mile radius that the person giving the orders was an idiot. He breaks down the team instead of building the team. Still I was touched at how emotional he was when he embraced his parents after the trip. Did having such a bad team affect both Chris and Corinne and I wonder if the producers have thought about bringing back teams who had a horrible teammate experience and giving them another partner? Would it make a difference? Or having already had the 21 day survival experience would that change how one person treats the other?