True Dork Times Second Chance recaps

Bayon strongest

Episode 14: Bayon strongest

Published: December 20, 2015


The Cambodia finale started with one of the strangest Tribals ever, and ended with one of the finest final Tribal speeches ever, followed by a 10-0-0 shutout win. An emotional, enriching end to an amazing season.

Whose wee rains supreme?

Episode 13: Whose wee rains supreme?

Published: December 12, 2015


Thanks to the majority making the correct decision this week, with just one episode left, Cambodia - Second Chance is poised to produce a combative, compelling finale. A fitting end to a great season.


Episode 12: Challenge-ing

Published: November 30, 2015


One challenge beast is knocked out, but several remain to take his place, in an emotional episode of Cambodia - Second Chance.

Big movement

Episodes 10-11: Big movement

Published: November 30, 2015


A powerful one-two punch in the overstuffed Thanksgiving Eve double episodes 10-11 of Survivor: Cambodia-Second Chance.

Soggy, but passable

Episode 9: Soggy, but passable

Published: November 21, 2015


Between debilitating downpours, some solid strategy and interesting twists kept Episode 9 of Cambodia - Second Chance afloat.

Despicable, but also delectable

Episode 8: Despicable, but also delectable

Published: November 16, 2015


At the risk of affirming the wisdom of Kat Edorsson, maybe blindsides are fun, after all. At least for the viewers. Regardless, this episode certainly was, from start to tuk-tuk to [0]-3 finish.

A muddled puddle of prior infractions

Episode 7: A muddled puddle of prior infractions

Published: November 6, 2015


For a season that never lets you forget it's about Second Chances, and an episode that billed itself as 'Play to Win,' Cambodia's merge episode seemed to be more about playing it safe and punishing people for their actions during their first chance.

Earned tears in a reverse family visit

Episode 6: Earned tears in a reverse family visit

Published: October 31, 2015


In which Jeff Pitman found Episode 6 of Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance to be distressing, but also, in embracing that second chances don't always work out, one of the series' best.

Yay, blindside (except for the audience)

Episode 5: Yay, blindside (except for the audience)

Published: October 23, 2015


Survivor produced an enjoyable episode for a (recent) change, even if the allegedly surprising boot was telegraphed almost from the opening recap.

Is this season actually good?

Episode 4: Is this season actually good?

Published: October 16, 2015


Maybe it's too soon to pass judgment, but we're really starting to wonder when the fun will start on Cambodia - Second Chance. It has to be soon, right?

Ep3 vidcaps

Episode 3: Vidcap gallery

Published: October 12, 2015


Why did we post this? Because we did.

When three is less than two

Episode 3: When three is less than two

Published: October 10, 2015


Jeff Pitman poses the heretical idea that while there were certainly some positive developments to emerge from the tribal swap, maybe three tribes isn't always the greatest thing to happen to Survivor.

Tyranny of the Majority

Episode 2: Tyranny of the Majority

Published: October 2, 2015


Jeff Pitman looks at the crushing of the superfan strategists, both in the game and in the editing. And why do the Old School players get to play a cutthroat strategic game while claiming otherwise?

V is for Voted out

Episode 1: V is for Voted out

Published: September 25, 2015


Jeff Pitman finds much to praise in Cambodia's first episode, from hard-charging contestants to surprisingly compelling challenges and idol placements. And #Joega. Obviously #Joega.


Guest post: Beatles ranks the Second Chance pool's chances

Published: May 10, 2015


Guest author beatles20147 analyzes the Second Chance fan vote, Jeff Probst's motivation in creating it, and the possible returnees' relative possibilities of returning. With bonus input from his mom.


Pre-season: TDT Second Chance Voter's Guide

Published: May 8, 2015


Jeff Pitman looks through the 32 one-time contestants on the fan ballot for Second Chance, and sorts them into three tiers of decreasing necessity of receiving votes: The Must-Haves, the Would-Be-Goods, and the Ehs.


Other TDT recaps:

Jeff Pitman has been writing Survivor recaps for far too long. Here are some you probably will regret reading...


Survivor: Winners at War | Island of the Idols | Edge of Extinction | David vs. Goliath | NZ: Thailand | Ghost Island | Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers | Game Changers | Millennials vs. Gen X | Kaoh Rong | Cambodia | Worlds Apart | San Juan del Sur | Cagayan | Blood vs. Water | Caramoan | Philippines | One World | South Pacific | Redemption Island | Nicaragua | Samoa | Gabon | China | Fiji | Cook Islands | Palau | Vanuatu | The Amazon | Thailand | Marquesas | Africa


See also: The full True Dork Times index of past seasons.