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Twists of fate - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Twists of fate

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers Episode 12 analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: December 8, 2017

Dan contrasts the balanced play of Lauren with Ben's chaotic turn, and with Mike's nothing-to-lose approach, as they collided in Episode 12 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers. Also some thoughts on the loved ones visit and what it tells us about where the season might end up.


Let's have a chat about hypocrisy - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Let's have a chat about hypocrisy

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 12 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 8, 2017

Pat describes self-justification theory, specifically external self-justification, evident in Survivor players who excuse their own behavior while criticizing the same actions by others. He then looks ahead and hopes to avoid similar behavior from jurors.


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

The man in black

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episodes 10-11 analysis

By Ben Martell | Published: December 5, 2017

Ben identifies Devon's and Ben's literary antecedents, dissects the double-episode's various strategic moves, evaluates the new power three, then power-ranks the remaining seven contents in Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


Deceptive arcs - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Deceptive arcs

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers Episodes 10-11 analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: December 5, 2017

Dan argues that the story shows the rise of Devon and Ashley may be a red herring, why Lauren reminds him of Natalie White, and where the season may be heading after Episodes 10-11 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


The state of the final eight... er, seven - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: HHH Eps.10-11 analysis

The state of the final eight... er, seven

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episodes 10-11 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 5, 2017

With just three episodes of Heroes v Healers v Hustlers left and a number of plausible winner candidates, Jeff re-evaluates each remaining contender's chances of winning the game, based on their current résumés.


Chrissy and Ryan get lost in their own story | Well, in theory...

Chrissy and Ryan get lost in their own story

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episodes 10-11 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 4, 2017

Pat uses narrative transportation theory to explain Chrissy and Ryan's mistaken comfort in the alliance of seven, leading to its epic blindside and Lauren's new alliance's game-changing power shift in Episodes 10-11 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


When editing goes bad - The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's Survivor: HHH Episode 9 recap

When editing goes bad

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 9 analysis

By Ben Martell | Published: November 28, 2017

Ben takes issue with Survivor's editing choices, such as completely omitting Mike's fake idol play at Tribal Council, apparently in favor of necessary exposition of new advantages. He then explores Devon's alleged winner's edit, asks if anyone played well, and tries to predict the upcoming double-episode's two boots.


Fall o' the leaders? - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: HHH Episode 9 recap

Fall o' the leaders?

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 9 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: November 27, 2017

Jeff takes a critical eye to the emerging pattern of how seeming dominant at the merge of a three-tribe Survivor season can come at a huge cost, plus a look at Mike's idol play, Joe's game, Cole's challenge dominance, and some potential foreshadowing.


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