Jeff Pitman's Survivor NZ 2: Thailand recaps

Ticks and talks

Episode 5: Ticks and talks

Published: May 23, 2018

 

In its fifth episode, Survivor NZ: Thailand hits the swap, producing two tribes with outnumbered Chanis. Yay. But one has an idol, which gets played... incorrectly. Yay again. But wait, there are also some minor head injuries.

 
Folding the wildcards

Episode 4: Folding the wildcards

Published: May 16, 2018

 

As both Wildcard contestants have now exited the game, Jeff asks whether they faced a level playing field. Plus praise for another interesting Outpost twist, and a historical reckoning of Chani's terrible challenge performance.

 
The Outpost vs. Ghost Island

Episode 3: The Outpost vs. Ghost Island

Published: May 8, 2018

 

Jeff conducts a more thorough investigation of the relative strengths and faults of the two current Survivor island-based getaways: the US's Ghost Island, vs. NZ: Thailand's Outpost. Which will emerge supreme? Also, Chani Power Rankings.

 
Outwit, outplay, Outpost: A test for Tess

Episode 2: Outwit, outplay, Outpost: A test for Tess

Published: May 2, 2018

 

Survivor NZ: Thailand's first run through the Outpost was a complete success, as JT and Tess demonstrated the potential for both mischief and pure entertainment. But where does the episode leave its few remaining older women, and... its superfan contestants?

 
Superfans vs. naiveté

Episode 1: Superfans vs. naiveté

Published: April 23, 2018

 

Survivor New Zealand delivered an impressive premiere episode for its new season, set in Thailand. Faster-paced editing, energetic and more Survivor-savvy contestants, and an improved level of challenge quality combined for a highly entertaining debut.

 

Other TDT recaps:

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

 

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.

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