We're down to the final six on Survivor: Philippines, including Lisa Whelchel, best known for playing Blair Warner on The Facts of Life.
After Lisa returned from Survivor, she revealed that she had West Nile virus, but that may still be better than what she endured on the show. Tonight's December 5 episode includes the always emotional family reunions, and Lisa will be visited by her brother, Justice Coleman, 28, a pastor from Chatsworth, CA.
"I came running out to give her the biggest hug of her life," Coleman told People. "I wasn't prepared to see her at that level of desperation. It was immediately obvious she had hit rock bottom." He wasn't expecting her to "be at the end of her rope," since she's a Survivor super-fan. He thought she'd be having a blast, but instead she broke down in his arms and sobbed.
This is always how it goes on Survivor, though. Things turn out to be much harder for people than they expected, and Lisa has been struggling a lot with her conscience, making friends and then having to turn on them — like last week, when she helped vote out her close friend, Jonathan Penner. "I almost didn't recognize her," Lisa's brother added. "She looked absolutely ragged: physically and emotionally torn up. [...] I was legitimately concerned for her."
Do you want to know how well Lisa supposedly does on the show?