Caleb Reynolds is the only contestant returning for Survivor: Game Changers who hasn't ever attended a Tribal Council.
Most of the Survivor: Game Changers cast is back for their willingness to make big moves, particularly at Tribal Council. But Caleb has the distinction of never attending one in his original season, Survivor: Kaoh Rong. The 28-year-old pushed himself so hard in the fourth Reward Challenge of the season that he suffered heat stroke and had to be medically evacuated. And by host Jeff Probst's definition, that makes him just as much of a game changer as anybody else on the cast.
It's difficult to tell how Caleb might do in Survivor: Game Changers, given how little we saw him play the game in Kaoh Rong. He made himself open to just about everyone on his Beauty tribe, and seemed to be well-liked with a strong social game. But considering he did not truly get into the strategic aspect of the game, it might be better to look back on his earlier reality TV experience: Big Brother 16.
Caleb started off on Big Brother 16 with a bizarre fixation on fellow houseguest Amber Borzotra, which concerned others in the cast and many watching at home. However, he bonded with his alpha male alliance and helped evict Amber in Week 5 and subsequently refocused his game. Caleb was a loyal soldier to the season's eventual winner, Derrick Levasseur, becoming more likable as the season went along until he was evicted in fourth place.
Given his Big Brother game, Caleb might fit comfortably as a trusted member of a majority alliance in Survivor: Game Changers. He also admits in his CBS bio that he has been studying past seasons of Survivor, so we may see deeper strategy than we're used to seeing from him.
"I've grown up a lot and have been watching past seasons, studying strategy and game," he admits. He also says he's proud of how he played in his original season, even if he went out under unfortunate circumstances.
"I gave it my all and I didn't get voted out. I made my tribe proud and went out swinging."
Survivor: Game Changers premieres Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.