Survivor 32 recaps

Ep14: Asterisk

Ep.14: Asterisk

Published: May 20, 2016


Jeff Pitman's final look at Survivor: Kaoh Rong, taking note of the unnecessary twist and questionable outcome of the finale, and the occasionally regrettable reunion show.

Jury Jeopardy

Pre-Ep.14: Jury Jeopardy

Published: May 16, 2016


Jeff Pitman and Pat Ferrucci team up in an attempt to predict the likely votes of the Survivor: Kaoh Rong jury members.

Ep13: Fate, swinging wildly

Ep.13: Fate, swinging wildly

Published: May 15, 2016


Jeff looks at the rapidly shifting fortunes of the final five during Episode 13 of Survivor: Kaoh Rong, the likely trajectories of the final four.

Ep12: The sky is not falling... yet

Ep.12: The sky is not falling... yet

Published: May 8, 2016


Despite what everyone else seems to be saying, we still don't think Aubry has lost this game, nor has Michele won it. Yet.

Ep11: Underplaying vs. overplaying

Ep.11: Underplaying vs. overplaying

Published: May 2, 2016


Jeff delights in the contrast between Tai's cautious approach and Julia's aggressive gameplay, and their ultimate Tribal Council showdown, in Episode 11 of Survivor: Kaoh Rong.

Ep10: Goliath falls

Ep.10: Goliath falls

Published: April 23, 2016


Jeff Pitman looks in depth at the mammoth game move and epic betrayals within Episode 10 of Survivor: Kaoh Rong.

Ep9: The bomb doors are closed

Ep.9: The bomb doors are closed

Published: April 17, 2016


Jeff revels in the highs and lows of the highly entertaining Episode 9 of Kaoh Rong. Did Cydney make the right move? Did Debbie? What's going on with Tai? Plus another vidcap gallery.

Ep8: A women's alliance actually worked

Ep.8: A (mostly) women's alliance actually worked (maybe)!

Published: April 11, 2016


Jeff Pitman looks at Cydney's girl-power power move from Episode 8 of Kaoh Rong. Can the women's alliance hold? Plus challenge-related stuff and another vidcap gallery.

Ep7: Battle of the bulges

Ep.7: Battle of the bulges

Published: April 2, 2016


Up is down, down is up, and a rising bulge takes Neal down, kneecapping what was building up to be an explosive merge vote on Episode 7 of Kaoh Rong.

Ep6: Coming and going

Ep.6: Coming and going

Published: March 26, 2016


As the game shifts from tribal to individual, contestants and former tribes are waxing and waning in power and influence. We look at how things are changing in light of Peter's boot.

Ep5: The poker player bluff

Ep.5: The poker player bluff

Published: March 20, 2016


After seeing Anna's surprisingly early exit from Kaoh Rong, Jeff Pitman wonders if maybe being a professional poker isn't as much of a Survivor advantage as we've been led to believe.

Ep4: Pushed to the breaking point

Ep.4: Pushed to the breaking point

Published: March 13, 2016


Without trying to assign blame, we look at the almost triple-medevac during Episode 4 of Survivor: Kaoh Rong, and suggest a few simple tweaks that might prevent a future recurrence.

Ep3: Debbination

Ep.3: Debbination

Published: March 6, 2016


We celebrate the subterfuge both Debbie and Survivor itself pulled over on the Brains and the audience, respectively, by misdirecting attention away from Debbie's gameplay, in favor of her eccentricities. Also: updated win projections.

Ep2: A light helping of blood and pathogens

Ep.2: A light helping of blood and pathogens

Published: February 27, 2016


Survivor suddenly remembers that humor and endearing characters can leaven what otherwise would be a sodden loaf of blood-streaked trees, fighting about aquatic pathogens, and arguing about who's lying. And it was good.

Ep1: Embracing the darkest timeline

Ep.1: Embracing the darkest timeline

Published: February 21, 2016


Maybe likable contestants going out early and everyone else nearly dying from the horrendous conditions could actually be a good thing? We investigate.


Pre-season: Kaoh Rong cast projections

Published: February 9, 2016


Jeff Pitman dons his sorting hat and assigns the contestants' million-dollar prospects to one four houses of win likelihood: Likely, Possible, Unlikely, and Impossible. Actual mileage may vary.


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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.