This isn't Lavin's first visit to 54 Below, though it's the first time I've had the opportunity to enjoy it. Lavin's Starting Over is so named because she says "that's what I've been doing my whole life."
Confession: I'm fascinated with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I think it's because of all the housewives programs in all the land, this is the first incarnation that made me wonder: "Could I be on this show?"
In the last Survivor episode, Shambles' plot to depose the Viper Queen had triumphed, thanks to a flip-vote by John, who avoided a random draw that might send any of them home. This week began Shambles' gleeful return to camp.