LAST EDITED ON 04-28-11 AT 09:21 PM (EST)
It's not possible to do the classic visit next episode, because it's a two day episode.
Also this is how crowded it would be.
Tree Mail with phone
reward loser segment
You can see it's a bit much for 45 minutes of actual broadcast.
OTOH, they are not marching to a combo challenge or an IC with the phone, because there's no necklace, so what are they doing?
They are probably only watching intro clips on the phone in camp. Typically there are teaser clips and there are full length clips that are locked away until a few are given the right to view them. Also, the videos have been part of the actual family visit since at least Gabon.
Blackwhale, who has gotten about half his stuff sort of right this season, said he heard that Amber would not come. First he heard Romber would not reunite, then he came back with this:
We won't see Amber, but we WILL see a Boston Rob family member this season. He makes it to that particular reward challenge.
I read spec that Rob's brother would be the one to come, same as in All Stars.
BW also said he heard that Melanie Hantz was expecting to get a call to fly but would not/did not. This was way back at the time they were filming this ep. His info may or may not be worth much, but it sounds like there was buzz about family members getting called, and it seems like his info comes from someone involved with the production, not from any cast leaks. He was getting updates before anyone returned to possibly blab.
Something interesting about BW's spoilers. I have to wonder if his source mixed up Russell and Ralph. If you flip BW's spec for the two around, it works. Ralph got an idol, Ralph and Russell did argue, Russell was dismissed from game early. Russell was supposedly out of the game shortly before Family Visit, but instead Ralph is.
Also, he is clearly going by descriptions and not names in at least some of his spoilers. HE plugged in names, but when people questioned him, he admitted that he got something more like "hunky white guy" than Mike, Grant, or Matt by name.
Russ and Ralph both have that uneducated thing going and both have beards, and I could see them getting mixed up by someone who didn't know Russell. Similar to the Amazon spoiling by ChillOne maybe.
Also, BW wasn't able to sort out what placement meant in terms of RI.
In any case, BW got some major things wrong, like Phillip out early, but he had a few things right, like he knew about the dominance of Ometepe and named Rob's Angels before the premiere.