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The spaghetti saga - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: HHH Ep.8 analysis

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 8 analysis

The spaghetti saga

By Jeff Pitman | Published: November 20, 2017

An appreciation of the superbly executed combination of twists that led to the sequential discovery and hiding of the immunity idol clue, and then the idol itself in Episode 8 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers. Also a discussion of the changing narrators, the changing perspective of Devon, and the changing definition of an idol.


The clues and the clueless - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers Episode 8 analysis

The clues and the clueless

By Dan Otsuki | Published: November 16, 2017

Dan praises the secret feasts and the big discoveries by Lauren and Ryan, explores Cole's lack of gameplay, questions the tone of Ben's edit, and peers into the future beyond Episode 8 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


Edit vs. reality - The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's Survivor: HHH Episode 7 recap

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 7 analysis

Edit vs. reality

By Ben Martell | Published: November 14, 2017

Following the merge, Ben attempts to separate audience reactions based on editing from the likely reality of the game itself, with particular emphasis on Chrissy's gameplay, Ben's alleged swing-vote status, the decision to target Jessica, and more.


The downside of goats - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: HHH Episode 7 recap

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 7 analysis

The downside of goats

By Jeff Pitman | Published: November 13, 2017

After a power-establishing Tribal Council capped off the pre-jury phase, Jeff looks at who's in charge, who made the right moves, asks how long the idol whisperer can last, and shows the merge wasn't early. With graphs. And vidcaps.


Who holds the golden fleece after the merge? - Well, in theory...

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 7 analysis

Who holds the golden fleece after the merge?

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: November 10, 2017

Pat explores the black sheep effect, and argues that by ignoring it, the majority alliance made the wrong move at the merge of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


The Love, the Queen, and the Fool - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers Episode 7 analysis

The Love, the Queen, and the Fool

By Dan Otsuki | Published: November 10, 2017

Following the merge, Dan looks at Ben's and Lauren's decision as one between royalty and comic relief, notes the importance of the merge vote, and finds an underdog who might overcome the long odds of being on the wrong side of it.


The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's Survivor: HHH recaps

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 6 analysis

Compelling characters

By Ben Martell | Published: November 7, 2017

Ben re-examines Ryan's move against Ali (and Roark), then delves at length into what makes a compelling Survivor character, and why their relative prevalence this season is helping Ben enjoy Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


Who holds the power at the merge? - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 6 analysis

Who holds the power at the merge?

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: November 5, 2017

Pat takes a one-week sabbatical from the theory in order to assess the events of Episode 6, and how they affect the remaining contestants' chances of winning Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


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