I think it's safe to say that nobody predicted what was going to go down last episode. The player with the most options narrowed them down to her own torch being snuffed, and the case for the Intentional Matsing, the one unbreakable trio in the game... broke in an unfathomable vote.
April 7, 2014 - Since we can't calculate adventure, we won't touch it. We can calculate fame, which for our purposes, is perhaps better defined as moderate success within the entertainment industry. Although, there isn't much to cover in this regard. Chase Rice, Colby Donaldson, John Cochran, Parvati Shallow, Rob Mariano and ours truly, Rob Cesternino, are past contestants that best fit our loose definition. With 424 total contestants, that's an astronomically high fame rate of 1.4%. Yikes. Which leads us to the most popular and most calculable reason to do Survivor: FORTUNE.
April 6, 2014 - This week’s Tribal Council took the previous highs and leapt into the stratosphere. Where should I even start with so much interesting gameplay? The risks were huge and might cost them down the road, but no one is sitting back and hoping for the best. The game play may be terrible at times, but that’s part of what makes it so exciting.
April 6, 2014 - Previously on This Week in Survivor History… Jerri’s ousting prevented a repeat Pagonging, Probst gave the girls some peanut butter, and Tyson voted himself out. The 3 Amigos alliance was formed, and Gabriel Cade found out that if you’re not there to play the game, you won’t be there much longer. Read on to find out what happened… This Week in Survivor History!
April 5, 2014 - When we get such an unexpected event, we have to take time to reassess the whole story, see if the hints we have gathered point us in a new directions or if there are hints that we missed.
April 5, 2014 - In my mind, if Kass makes it to the final four, you can say it was a good move on her part. It seems to me, that the biggest cut-throat players in the game (Tony, Trish) are whom Kass has aligned herself with. Will that come back to haunt her?
April 1, 2014 - Episodes where players quit are always going to be unsatisfying, and this one didn't really do much more than set the stage for the merge. Thankfully, the merge itself is an enticing prospect, and knowing that the remaining eleven players likely make up our jury has certainly whetted my appetite for what happens next.
March 31, 2014 - After watching Tony, and other players, tell the truth at such poor moments, the following should come as no surprise. Survivor wouldn't work if players had to tell the truth. It'd be more of a sport and less of a game. Which leads me to something incredibly straight forward... When should you tell the truth? When it benefits you.
March 30, 2014 - The days fly by on our TV screens each week, but they’re long and slow for the players. It’s easy to lose concentration and get overly high or low about a certain outcome. Promising minds can jettison their games by getting too confident and forgetting about the moves to come. RHAP contributor Dan Heaton calls this the “Early Victory Lap”.
March 29, 2014 - There is a trend that sticks out this season I think more so than in any of the previous ones. We have had many players realizing they were on the bottom of the pecking order at one point or another.
March 28, 2014 - RHAP blogger Scott Gallagher brings his pop culture twist as he recaps Survivor Cagayan Episode 5, We Found Our Zombies.
March 25, 2014 - It's often said that Survivor is a numbers game, but it's also a game of who you can trust. Sometimes you have to balance the one against the other.