Two days later, I’m still not sure how you unpack everything that happened in the last episode of Survivor Caramoan, which featured, among other highlights, one of the most impressive Immunity Challenge wins in recent memory, some of the best pre-Tribal scrambling in years, and what easily ranks as one of the all-time greatest post-vote […]
After the merge and a power move gone wrong, there's a brand new tribal dynamic to break down this week.
This season of Survivor will be different as the winner needs to make decisions.
Despite the episode's predictable outcome, are Stealth R Us about to become the underdogs of the game?
Survivor Caramoan should be the story of Cochran becoming Sole Survivor...
Will the merge turn this season around, or is it too far off the rails to recover?
Julia seems destined to spend her game in the shadows, so let's shed some light on her while we still can. The tribal swap means shaken up dynamics and, as is tradition, some undeserving victims.
In an episode where loyalty and flipping became the main topics of conversation, the players that shined were the loyal ones, the ones that didn’t think of turning against their previous alliance.
This week’s Individual Games takes a step outside its usual parameters to offer some alternative views of Brandon’s meltdown: the sane ones. It’s also time to catch up on two weeks’ worth of shifting dynamics, ahead of the oncoming tribal swap. There have been a lot of complaints about the way things went down on […]
The recap started at the immunity challenge where Jeff noted Reynold’s heroics but the Fans lost their 3rd immunity challenge in a row. For the Favorites, winning wasn’t the problem: The majority alliance was targeting one of their own – Corinne. And Brandon had a series of emotional outbursts. The entire tribe was left wondering […]
There’s little more I can add to the Brandon Hantz conversation that hasn’t already been said better elsewhere. We all saw what happened. With respect to “Little Hantz,” it’s clear that he never should have been cast on Survivor Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites — from the fact that few would call him a “favorite” even […]
Most viewers must be expecting to see Bikal’s domination continue, but the editors showed so much of Gota’s troubles that a reversal of situation has to be expected. Before the season even started, viewers were saying that the returning players had an unfair advantage over the newbies so we’d expect the editors trying to show some difficulties over at Bikal. The hurricane had to hit both camps, a Favorite or two had to have a bad night, but we didn’t see any of that. All the plagues of Egypt have befallen on Gota so one of their own must emerge out of this, no? If not, what’s the story? The Favorites had no opposition and won? I don’t see a best-seller there.
– In the latest Baker’s Dozen, Andy Baker analyzes the choices the castaways are making. Like many of you, I play a number of different roles in my life: I’m a writer, an English teacher, a husband and father… and a squash coach. (If you’re not familiar with squash, it’s a cousin of racquetball.) […]
Corinne's not the only dominatrix this season as women are leading the plotting over and under the radar on both tribes. This week also saw a successful tie-breaker but what was the vital flaw in its execution, and where does an anticipated tribal swap leave everybody's game?
The recap reminded us that the Fans’ camp was filled with disorder. The only thing coming together was the couples’ alliance. The Favorites had a clear division: Phillip’s alliance, Stealth-R-Us, was calling the shots, leaving Brandon, Erik and Brenda on the outside, looking in. Brandon: “He is treating people like garbage and I don’t like that… Inspector Gadget thought he could pull his special agent tricks but you don’t want to fight with me.”