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Mixed messages - The Baker's Dozen

Mixed messages

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 2 analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: February 23, 2019

After Episode 2 of Winners at War, Andy turns his attention to the big moves various contestants are making: both in the game itself, and in their relative prominence in the show's storyline. What are edit-readers to make of players who appear important in one episode, then disappear in the next?

Idols, advantages, ladders, and a lad - Brent Sullivan's Survivor: Winners at War Episode 2 analysis

Idols, advantages, ladders, and a lad

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 2 analysis

By Brent Sullivan | Published: February 23, 2020

Episode 2 sweeps in awash in idols and advantages (and fire tokens), but don't worry guys, it's designed to be like this. Brent highlights these new-school developments, plus a rising ladder engineer and an ascendant Adam.

Stop trying to make Exile happen - Bloomerang!

Stop trying to make Exile happen

Survivor AU: All-Stars Episodes 7-9 recap/analysis

By Mike Bloom | Published: January 21, 2020

Mike votes himself out of Week Three of SurvivorAU: All-Stars, but don't worry! It was only a trip to Exile. Now a swap and... whoops, now he's voted out again... but wait, he made fire and he's back in! Whew! All these twists upon twists are really opening a Pandora's Box of convoluted game logic. With too few narrators.

Is she just clueless? - Kaiser Island

Is she just clueless?

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 2 recap/analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: February 21, 2019

Ryan mourns the loss of his Danni Girl, gone too soon. But he's excited about the exploits of noted aerialist Tony Vlachos and a freshly devilish Sophie G. Clarke, and is anxiously anticipating escalating tensions in the looming Boston Rob - Sandra war.

Fewer Edge letters, more ladders, please? - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Winners at War analysis

Fewer Edge letters, more ladders, please?

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 2 recap/analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 20, 2020

Winners at War's second episode was a mixed bag, even after being dumped out at Tribal Council. Despite asserting that Survivor is a game of relationships, almost none of those were shown in the first half of the episode, focusing instead on various idols, tokens, and advantages.

Winners at war with the record books - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Winners at War pre-season analysis

Winners at war with the record books

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 1 recap/analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 17, 2020

Strong, beloved characters and fierce competition made the Winners at War premiere a huge success, albeit one that could be watered down substantially by the season's twists. But until then, Jeff looks at the many Survivor records that can and/or will fall this season.

Nerds, rookies, and blowing up the pre-game - Brent Sullivan's Survivor: Winners at War Episode 1 analysis

Nerds, rookies, and blowing up the pre-game

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 1 analysis

By Brent Sullivan | Published: February 16, 2020

Brent manages to whittle the two-hour, action-packed Winners at War premiere into five key events and themes that appear to hold importance for the season as a whole - among them a fun new alliance, and the weaponizing of the mere suspicion of a pre-game one.

Truth, lies, and rumors - The Baker's Dozen

Truth, lies, and rumors

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 1 analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: February 15, 2019

Taking note of the tactics Sandra deployed to successfully shield herself in the Winners at War premiere, Andy dissects the opener and evaluates which scenes and themes were true, false, or unclear portents of the future.

Where have all the puzzles gone? - Bloomerang!

Where have all the puzzles gone?

Survivor AU: All-Stars Episodes 4-6 recap/analysis

By Mike Bloom | Published: February 14, 2020

In his revisiting the three episodes of week 2 of Australian Survivor: All-Stars, Mike tackles the big stories: the prevalence of strength-based challenges and its effects on tribal numbers decisions, the fall of Zen Hen, the big double-boot twist that ended the week, and, oh yeah, Vakama was occasionally shown, too.

Everybody has a target - Kaiser Island

Everybody has a target

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 1 recap

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: February 13, 2019

Twenty Survivor winners, all at war with each other? Ryan is elated to report that for the premiere, at least, the formula worked, and was exactly the bloody, blindsidey mess he was hoping it could be, if not moreso. Fire tokens and Edge of Extinction notwithstanding.

The natural - The Baker's Dozen

The Natural

Survivor: Winners at War pre-season analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: February 11, 2019

Andy takes you on an odyssey through the strengths and liabilities of each returning winner, weighing and debating their relative chances of ultimate victory, and finally settles on a winner pick: someone who is just ... well, a natural at this game. Who will it be?

Cheers for Chaos Kass - Kaiser Island

Cheers for Chaos Kass

Survivor: Winners at War pre-season recap

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: February 9, 2019

With Survivor unleashing a 'Survivor at 40' clipshow this week in preparation for the Winners at War premiere, Ryan takes us back to his favorite moment in Survivor's first two decades: The Cagayan merge Tribal Council.

Chimps, cookies, and conspiracies - Bloomerang!

Chimps, cookies, and conspiracies

Survivor AU: All-Stars Episodes 1-3 recap/analysis

By Mike Bloom | Published: February 7, 2020

Mike revisits the first three episodes of SurvivorAU: All-Stars, from the magnificent spectacle of premiere week's third Tribal Council to the more mundane winner disposals preceding it, to the glorious return and intermingling of multiple fan favorites. Grab a cookie and let's dig in.

Maybe some informed predictions this time? - Well, in theory...

Maybe some informed predictions this time?

Survivor: Winners at War pre-season analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: February 5, 2020

Pat takes an in-depth look at the picks and snubs from the complete pool of Survivor champs who were available to play Winners at War, then proceeds to rank the chances of those 20 actually picked to win against the other winners here.

Winners at War alliance assumptinos - Brent Sullivan's Survivor: Winners at War pre-season analysis

Winners at War alliance assumptions

Survivor: Winners at War pre-season analysis

By Brent Sullivan | Published: February 2, 2020

For his pre-season preview of Winners at War, Brent speculates on the five most likely alliances to form in the upcoming all-winners season. Will they make an impact on the game? And who does he pick to win?

Winners at War cast assessment - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Winners at War cast assessment

Survivor: Winners at War pre-season analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: January 9, 2020

Dan is ecstatic to see the long-awaited All-Winners format finally come to fruition, but now all fans have to ask: Who will win? Dan assesses the chances of each returning winner, while also highlighting the ones he's most excited to see play again, win or lose.

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