After last week’s surprise double-Tribal Council, we were left with just eight players left in the game of Survivor this season. This week there were less surprises, but nonetheless the game trimmed out one more player, a player that you may not have even known was there for much of the season.
If you missed any of the action, you can catch up with our Episode 12 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.
It was two-for-the-price-of-one on Survivor: Ghost Island this week, when a game twist sent the remaining 10 contestants scrambling. In the end, two more Malolo bit the dust, one who was a fan-favorite and the other whom just couldn’t seem to catch a break.
If you missed any of the action, you can catch up with our Episode 11 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.
It was no surprise to learn that the majority Naviti alliance was going to turn on one another, it was more a question of when. Well, we received an answer to that question this week on Survivor, when Desi Afuye took the first shot at trying to dethrone those currently in power.
If you missed any of the action, you can catch up with our Episode 10 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.
For those wondering if Libby Vincek will be OK after getting voted off of Survivor: Ghost Island, please rest assured that she’s fine. Billed as a “social media strategist” in the cast release this season, it may come as no surprise to you that Libby is also a model, and was not one of the “super-fans” picked for the show this season. She wasn’t available for the normal round of press phone interviews this past week due to being on a modeling shoot in London, but Libby was kind enough to reply to some of my questions via email even while overseas.
If you missed any of the action, you can catch up with our Episode 9 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.
Each season of Survivor, we expect to see a new batch of “Survivor firsts,” even as we find ourselves over halfway through Season 36. But I think it’s safe to say that nobody – and I mean nobody – could have predicted this Survivor first: That following a merge episode – typically the best and most exciting episode of each season – a rap video starring the first member of the Survivor jury would outshine and overshadow all of the episode’s main events. Well my friends, it has happened. A Survivor first indeed.
Despite pleading with Chris Noble to set down his pen – or at least use his eraser – Wendell tried to do us all a favor when, while casting his vote, called Chris “trash…at rapping,” and urged him to give up his budding career. But if there’s anything we’ve learned about Chris during his time on Survivor, it’s that he’s going to march to the beat-box of his own drum.
If you missed any of the action, you can catch up with our Episode 8 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.
They say that Survivor is a game of numbers, but if it were that simple it would be played on paper. What it is, is the greatest social experiment ever designed, and time and time again we see human behavior – for better or worse – on display. With Bradley Kleihege, the 26-year-old law student originally from Haslett, MI, we were reminded of just how difficult it is to “not let your true self” shine through in a grueling game like this, because some of the ugly, “villainous” behavior that we saw from Bradley was apparently his authentic self.
If you missed any of the action, you can catch up with our Episode 7 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.
If reversing curses were so easy, I’m sure there would be less curses in the first place, right? This season on Survivor: Ghost Island, the motto has not necessarily been “Outplay, Outwit, Outlast” and his instead been replaced with the catchy but over-used “reverse the curse.” But just as this current crop of players struggles to get out of the shadows cast by mistakes of Survivors’ past, some “curses” are just unavoidable. For example, every time the game has introduced a tribe swap or tribe shake-up – or every time Probst has uttered the famous phrase “drop your buffs” – someone has gotten their torch snuffed. Every. Single. Time.
This time around, that unfortunate “drop your buff” victim was James Lim, the 24-year-old Business Analyst from Los Angeles, who found himself on the minority alliance on the Malolo Tribe, following the most recent tribe shake-up. And the Malolo Tribe is not a place you want to find yourself in general, having now appeared at five of the season’s six Tribal Councils.
If you missed any of the action, you can catch up with our Episode 6 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.