By Dan Otsuki | Published: April 27, 2017
Dan laments Debbie's departure while praising the Pagonging reprieve, and ponders where this leaves Troyzan, Sarah, Sierra, Cirie, Michaela, and the Game Changers season as a whole.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: April 24, 2017
To examine this week's two boots, Pat employs rational choice theory, arguing that Hali was the rational choice for the first post-merge boot, not because she was a threat, but because she wasn't.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 24, 2017
Jeff looks at the panoply of emergent chiefs in the new Maku Maku tribe, that great Cirie-Michaela moment, Ozzy's record-setting exit, other sundry game changing, and more.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: April 24, 2017
With two episodes and the merge reducing the cast down to a single tribe, Dan takes stock of where the remaining 11 contestants' stories could be headed in the remainder of the season.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: April 18, 2017
Dan takes a break from the story analysis to briefly touch on the events at Tribal Council, praise Zeke, and take a glimpse at the likely story after the upcoming merge.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: April 17, 2017
Pat eschews theory this week, in favor of examining the impact of Zeke's outing (and Varner's ouster) in Ep.7 of Game Changers, and looking ahead at the contestants' relative winning chances, heading into the merge.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 15, 2017
Jeff Pitman looks at the damage done in the awful Tribal Council from Episode 7 of Game Changers, but also at the potential good that did and can come from it. Plus a look ahead at the merge.
By Ben Martell | Published: April 13, 2017
Ben responds with a message of compassion for the participants of the Tribal Council in Episode 7 of Survivor: Game Changers, "What Happens On Exile, Stays on Exile."
By Ben Martell | Published: April 11, 2017
Ben explores Sandra's alliance-grooming (and fall), Tai's underratedness, Brad's rising edit, Cochran's cameo, and the emerging post-merge battle lines, as seen in Episode 6, "Vote Early, Vote Often," of Game Changers.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 10, 2017
Jeff Pitman examines the career of Queen Sandra, the new Exile Yacht, Cochran, Debbie, Tai, and the rapidly metastasizing idols/advantages in Episode 6, "Vote Early, Vote Often," of Game Changers. Plus a vidcap gallery!
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: April 9, 2017
Pat dips into Drive Theory, and argues that in order to please the audience, returnees are driven to target former winners, as seen in Sandra's ouster in Episode 6 ("Vote Early, Vote Often") of Survivor: Game Changers.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: April 7, 2017
Dan laments the end of the Queen's reign, looks at how lingering Survivor mythology has affected her and other people's games, and digs deep into the Exile winner visit.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: April 3, 2017
Pat compares JT's seasons, then delves into Social Comparison theory, in order to explain JT's curious conclusion that he was in a better position than Michaela in Episode 5 ('Dirty Deed') of Survivor: Game Changers.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 3, 2017
As Survivor the game has changed, so has Survivor the TV show. Except in this episode, which seems to have borrowed some of the worst (read: thespian) impulses of the All-Stars season.
By Ben Martell | Published: April 3, 2017
Ben explores JT's regression, Sandra's mastery, Debbie's meltdown, and Sarah's edit, as seen in Episode 5, "Dirty Deed," of Survivor: Game Changers. Plus a look at the state of the game, heading into another swap.