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December, 2018

Jeff Pitman's Survivor: David vs. Goliath recaps
Episode 12: How 'too soon' is now?

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 10, 2018

Jeff looks at how, idols and immunities aside, a constantly shifting jury size and final vote schedule makes discerning the correct time to make a move nearly impossible, even for the most game-aware players. Plus the role of idol plays in jury votes, and strategy vs. emotion.


Kaiser Island - David vs. Goliath
Episode 12: I'm excited, and I'm nervous, and I'm sad

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: December 7, 2018

Ryan ponders the relative merits of going Big (Move) AND going home, crapshoot (lack of) movement to win reward, not moving at all to win immunity, and hiding your movements so as not to become a target, as seen in Episode 12 of David vs. Goliath.


Well, in theory... - David vs. Goliath
Episode 12: Gabby attempts to restore her image

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 6, 2018

Pat finds similarities between Gabby's big (attempted) move and the concept of image restoration theory, and finds it applies generally to the recent emphasis on making Big Moves, not just in Survivor: David vs. Goliath.


Jeff Pitman's Survivor: David vs. Goliath recaps
Episodes 10-11: Christian, martyr?

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 3, 2018

Survivor's two-hour double episode didn't really have a unifying theme, apart from a whole lot of focus on Christian. Which is fine, we'll run with that: Is Christian winning this season, or will he be the tragic hero who falls just short?


Kaiser Island - David vs. Goliath
Episodes 10-11: Drunk with power

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: December 1, 2018

Ryan looks back on two hours of David vs. Goliath that delivered in so many ways: yoga, tips, dunks, drunks, Godfathers, drunk Godfathers, eggs, and dings. Or possibly bings, depending on your perceptions.


Well, in theory... - David vs. Goliath
Episodes 10-11: It's all about the trust

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 1, 2018

Pat looks at the academic concept of interpersonal trust, and how it applies in Survivor, particularly as both a currency and a weapon, as seen in Episodes 10 and 11 of Survivor: David vs. Goliath.


 

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