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Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 3 Recap: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Who you calling “chicken”? Tonight’s latest episode of Survivor: Edge of Extinction might have ended up feeling “fowl” for one unlucky player, but for the four chickens that were won as reward, it was literally a matter of life and death. One player put all of her eggs in one basket in an attempt to save them, hoping that her actions wouldn’t come home to roost…while elsewhere a tender nugget of information that was shared ended up sending one over-confident player right into the fryer and straight to the Edge of Extinction.

OK, I’ll stop. As I do at the beginning of every recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Episode 3 of Survivor: Edge of Extinction. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 2 Recap: The Weakest Link

On a season all about pushing yourself to the very brink of what you can handle, tonight’s new episode of Survivor was all about cutting the dead weight.

As I do at the beginning of every recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Episode 2 of Survivor: Edge of Extinction. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Survivor: Edge of Extinction Premiere Recap: First Impressions

What’s that you say? Survivor is still on the air? And – GASP! – it just started its 38th season??? If this sounds familiar, than you are either a Survivor fan who has had this conversation countless times in your life while explaining your obsession to your non-Survivor friends, or you are a non-Survivor friend who is legitimately wondering how – after 19 YEARS – this show is still on TV. Well, let me explain it to you briefly: It’s because Survivor is THE best Reality-TV Competition Show, the grand-daddy of them all, and is still bringing it…Every. Single. Time.

If you don’t believe it’s still on, or you trying to do quick math trying to figure out how it could have had 38 seasons, you may also be surprised to find out that it is not just on the air, but it’s also STILL winning its time-slot in all of the major demographics. Add to this, that it has some of the most loyal, dedicated fans of any television show. Yes, Survivor has been on the…ahem…”edge of extinction” many times in the past, with rumors that the show would end countless times over the years, but still it prevails. The key format of the game is still intact, but it has evolved drastically since the days of Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk or Rudy Boesch…in today’s game, 46 is now “old,” and a simple alliance won’t cut it…you need to be thinking four, and five steps ahead. And now entering Season 38, we’ve been spoiled with some of the very best Survivor seasons of all-time over the past couple years, showing that Survivor will endure for many more years to come.

So you might as well give in and join the party! Whether you’re a long-time fan of the show and have seen every episode since Season 1 (like me!), or whether you are returning to the show after taking some seasons (or some years) off…or even if you have decided to watch Survivor for the very first time: I welcome you! Now let’s dive in to the Premiere Episode of Survivor: Edge of Extinction and find out what all the hype is about!

As I do at the beginning of every recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Premiere Episode of Survivor: Edge of Extinction. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Finale and Reunion Show Recap: And The Winner Is…

Just like John “The Mayor of Slam-Town” Hennigan told us from the jury tonight: It’s not necessarily how well you fought, it’s sometimes about that big, memorable finish. As one of the most universally beloved seasons of one of the most popular reality competition shows draws to a close, people were asking: Will the finale episode of Survivor: David vs. Goliath live up to the rest of the season? In other words, will the finish be as good as the fight?

Anyone watching tonight’s Survivor Finale and Live Reunion Show that followed knows that we were treated with something special this season. The ending did not disappoint. 37 (!) seasons now in the books, and this show is still firing on all cylinders. This is based on the strength of its cast and on the producer’s willingness to evolve. Not every new twist works, but when you match a great cast with a great theme, sometimes sparks fly. Or in Kara‘s case tonight, sometimes they don’t.

Before we dive in, as I do at the beginning of every Recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Survivor: David vs. Goliath Finale. So if you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add too that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode. This is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, and is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 13 Recap: Free For All

The Survivor Gods giveth. Then they taketh away. Just last week, we experienced the demise of the somewhat polarizing Gabby Pascuzzi. Many fans cheered. This week we witnessed a shocking exit that most likely made you scream at your TV, stomp away in anger and throw your Survivor notepad to the floor in disgust. Or was that just me?Yes, this week’s penultimate episode is sure to have whipped the whole of the Survivor-verse into a furious frenzy. But if one thing was made clear by the episode’s end: This season, it’s anybody’s game.

As I do at the beginning of every recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Episode 13 of Survivor: David vs. Goliath. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Exclusive Interview: Survivor: David vs. Goliath’s Gabby: ‘If You Think I Didn’t Know About His Girlfriend…You’re An Idiot’

There may be no crying in baseball, but when it comes to Survivor, let those tears loose, child. This week we said goodbye to Gabby. I think it’s fair to say has worn her emotions on her sleeve. And even though her platonic relationship with Christian has been one of the main themes of this season, this week she finally sought to make a big move against him in an attempt to bolster her “Survivor resume.” It back-fired, in glorious fashion.

If you missed any of the action? Get caught up with our Episode 12 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.

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Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episodes 12 Recap: The Sidekick

I’m not crying, you’re crying! It was an emotional roller-coaster of an episode tonight on Survivor., The contestants’ “loved ones” challenge revealed some softer sides from the remaining eight players. I mean, Gabby has cried during almost every single episode this season, so that’s no barometer. But you know it’s an emotional night when everyone out there was left sobbing. There wasn’t a dry eye in my house (darned allergies!). This was not just because of all of the love that was in the air. The game took a stunning turn towards the end with yet another shocking Tribal Council.

As I do at the beginning of every recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Episode 12 of Survivor: David vs. Goliath. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Exclusive Interviews: Survivor: David vs. Goliath’s Alec Merlino and Carl Boudreaux

It was a double-dose of Survivor this week. That means not one but two players were sent to jury. Alec’s exit was fairly straight-forward. In contrast, Carl became the first blindsided member of the beloved David alliance. This set the stage for the rest of the season (just two episodes left before the two-hour Finale on Dec. 19th!).

Did you miss any of the action? Get caught up with our Episode 10 and 11 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.

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