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Seize the moment - Kaiser Island

Seize the moment

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 9 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: April 19, 2018

It's Episode 9 of Ghost Island: Peel your eyeballs away from the tacos and margaritas and towards Ryan's tale of guts, slugs, tongues, gags, and Game Changing power plays that would impress even Survivor's new marine biology expert. Stick around, something or somebody might get played.


Cheers to the merge episode - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 8 analysis

Cheers to the merge episode

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 8 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 17, 2018

Jeff praises the thoroughly entertaining Ghost Island merge episode's storytelling, explores the new Ghost Island curse, counts the historical happenings in Chris's boot, and looks ahead at future factions.


Self-efficacy and the path of least resistance | Well, in theory...

Self-efficacy and the path of least resistance

Survivor: Ghost Island, Episode 8 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: April 17, 2018

Pat looks at the strategic choices made following the Survivor: Ghost Island merge, and uses the concept of self-efficacy and perceived access to power to explain the decision to target Chris.


Inductive reasoning - The Baker's Dozen

Inductive reasoning

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 8 analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: April 16, 2018

Sifting through the fallout of an explosive Ghost Island merge vote, Andy identifies the clues in the story we've been told so far, and uses them to piece together (maybe) the story remaining for the post-merge game.


The Un-Noble One - It's Kind of a Funny Story

The Un-Noble One

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 8 analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: April 13, 2018

Following the Ghost Island merge, Dan reviews Chris's role in the season as a whole, proposes an alternate edit possibility, praises time-limited idols, and presents his power rankings for the remaining 12 players.


This is a showdown - Kaiser Island

This is a showdown

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 8 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: April 12, 2018

Survivor rolls out a rollicking merge episode that brings together 13 people who are content to make the episode entirely about Chris and Domenick. How does Ryan work in three Survivors who aren't actually in the episode? Through the magic of recapping.


Four notes on reversing the cursed Ghost Island - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 7 analysis

Four notes on reversing the cursed Ghost Island

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 7 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 9, 2018

With Ghost Island the season half over, Ghost Island the island has been a bit of a dud. So far, at least. Jeff offers four suggestions to dramatically improve it. Plus a fun dive into the numbers on the gender disparity in idol finds.


Baker's dozen - The Baker's Dozen

Baker's dozen

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 7 analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: April 8, 2018

With a Baker's Dozen worth of players remaining, Andy re-projects the boot order of the 13 Ghost Island contestants left. Who will emerge victorious in Domenick vs. Chris, and in the game as a whole?


Fast takes from an airport in Newark - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Fast takes from an airport in Newark

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 7 analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: April 7, 2018

In an abbreviated Story, Dan dispatches a few swift thoughts on Episode 7 of Ghost Island, ranging from the sudden flood of idols to the changes in the gameplay with the merge approaching.


The annual merge-time power rankings! | Well, in theory...

The annual merge-time Power Rankings!

Survivor: Ghost Island, Episode 7 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: April 6, 2018

With seven Ghost Island episodes in the books and the merge approaching, Pat takes a break from the theory and updates his pre-season contestant evaluations. Which player is now the most likely to win?


It was a good move, the show told me so - The Golden Ticket

It was a good move, the show told me so

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 3 analysis

By Ben Martell | Published: March 12, 2018

On the Ticket this week: Ben unearths an overlooked Survivor curse, makes an extended Bold Winner Prediction, and argues firmly that James's move was a good one, finding supporting evidence for all this within the edit itself.


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