Episode 13: Survival of the quietest
Published: January 11, 2002
In which we finally find our winner! No, not the bombastic, schemy guy who won all the challenges. No, not the loud, buffoonish yokel. No, not her. That should narrow it down.
Episode 12: Lies, lies, lies... yeah!
Published: January 4, 2002
Well, with that whole women's alliance thing down the tubes, let's pretend Lex is going home for the whole episode. Whoops, he won immunity. Okay, maybe it's Tom? Nope.
Episode 11: This is getting pretty Boran
Published: December 28, 2001
In a special holiday episode, all of Samburu's hopes are pinned on a women's alliance that Change the Whole Game. Will it pay off? Nope. Christmas is cancelled.
Episode 10: Fun, fun 'til Daddy gets taken by T-Bird
Published: December 21, 2001
Oh, hey, it's the Listen to Jeff Probst Without Falling Asleep Challenge! Featuring Lex sporting a chic shorts-pocket Buff. That's something.
Episode 9: If it's anything mental, we're screwed
Published: December 14, 2001
In which everyone hates Brandon, Brandon gets voted out, and Tom's boil achieves sentience.
Episode 8: Smoked!
Published: December 7, 2001
America gets its first real Lexing, T-Bird's Annie song proves prophetic, paranoia reigns, and a Pagonging is averted. Temporarily.
Recap episode: Are you people still here?
Published: November 30, 2001
Once upon a time, rather than burning off two episodes during Thanksgiving, CBS used to wisely not try to compete with a non-TV holiday, and air a clipshow. This was that.
Episode 7: Clarence gets the can
Published: November 23, 2001
The merge is upon us, and with it, the timeless rituals of songs from Annie, and booting the strong guy.
Episode 6: All ratted out
Published: November 16, 2001
It'll take some flames and explosions to rob Survivor: Africa of another valuable young player. But rob it does.
Episode 5: Sighless in Boran
Published: November 9, 2001
A first-time-ever change to the rules leads to a rules-flouting change that ousts a former ruler. Alas, poor Silas.
Episode 4: The Chip's down
Published: November 2, 2001
It's Linda vs. Lindsey in fun-timey Samburu. Yay. This week with bonus Cranky Andy commentary.
Episode 3: The kids are all rats
Published: October 26, 2001
More arguing, fainting, ties, and tie-dye like painting. And a battle of the ages, or between the ages. Or whatever.
Episode 2: Brave new hurl
Published: October 19, 2001
In which CBS tries to alert parents across America to a disturbing new trend sweeping across college campuses: chugging freshly drained cow blood (albeit mixed with wholesome milk). But done here for fun.
Episode 1: The phantom menace
Published: October 12, 2001
Jeff recounts the season premiere of Survivor: Africa, in which people gripe, whine, accuse, and occasionally faint. And dance around in burning elephant dung smoke.
Other TDT recaps:
Jeff Pitman has been writing Survivor recaps for far too long. Here are some you probably will regret reading...
Survivor: David vs. Goliath | Survivor NZ: Thailand | Survivor: Ghost Island | Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers | Survivor: Game Changers | Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X | Survivor: Kaoh Rong | Survivor: Cambodia | Survivor: Worlds Apart | Survivor: San Juan del Sur | Survivor: Cagayan | Blood vs. Water | Survivor: Caramoan | Survivor: Philippines | Survivor: One World | Survivor: South Pacific | Survivor: Redemption Island | Survivor: Nicaragua | Survivor: China | Survivor: Cook Islands | Survivor: Vanuatu | Survivor: Pearl Islands | Survivor: The Amazon | Survivor: Thailand | Survivor: Marquesas | Survivor: Africa
See also: The full True Dork Times index of past seasons.