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This Makes No Sense

May 11, 2014 - Hearing Jeff say that Spencer was once more outside the group, but that it wasn’t such a bad thing should delight me since it goes directly to the themes that we have followed since the first episode, but it actually worried me. What if that whole storyline had been used as the distraction, as the lure that will keep the audience riveted to what could actually turn out to be a very predictable result?

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The Survivor Strategic Game: Saying Farewell to the Million

May 4, 2014 - If Tony doesn’t end up winning Survivor Cagayan, he may look upon last night’s vote as the moment where he lost the game. Instead of removing a potential rival with a clear chance to win, Tony chose to flip and remove Jefra over unfounded concerns of an impending female alliance. This move could accomplish more than giving Spencer another few days on the show.

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Playing Hard But Not Always Well

May 3, 2014 - After hearing Spencer’s confessional, there’s not much to add about the story at this stage. It’s a mind game between Tony and Spencer and now that “the inexperienced kid” figured out he had to work on Tony instead of against him, he won a key battle.

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Individual Games – Everybody Loves a Big Move

April 29, 2014 - Well, I suppose it was coming. Sooner or later, I was bound to be underwhelmed by an episode, after the bar was set so high. Last week, I was convinced that all the pieces on the game board had been thrown into the air and we were going to see a complete overhaul. This week... they more or less fell right back into place. Time to figuratively crumple last week's blog into a ball and toss it out of the window.

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The Survivor Strategic Game: One Idol to Rule Them All

April 27, 2014 - From a strategic perspective, the presence of immunity idols is hard to dislike because it can generate interesting dilemmas on voting strategy. Splitting the vote is rarely a good idea, yet we’ve seen plenty of examples in recent seasons. The genius in the idol is that it requires players who have it to take a chance and risk using it at the wrong time.

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Bad Things Are Going To Happen

April 26, 2014 - The spy shack had only been a subject of derision in an early episode and had since been forgotten, but we finally saw its usefulness. Tony didn’t exactly hear the biggest secret though and Jefra had already expressed her concerns during the discussion they had the previous night. So, was this scene shown to feature Tony’s ingenuity or to further mock him?

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Survivor Stream of Consciousness: The Search for Curly’s Tony’s Gold

April 25, 2014 - Previously on Survivor (Jeff Probst’s voice): Tony shocked everybody by using his words rather than one of his medieval weapons to convince half the players to mercifully blindside L.J., who started aging at an alarming rate and looked like one of the old people in Cocoon. Kass is carrying the biggest secret of the game so far, our love child, and much like Elisabeth Shue in Cocktail, it could lead to this altercation with her father.