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What comes next - Jeff Pitman's recaps

Episode 13: What comes next

Survivor 46 Episode 13 recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: June 3, 2024

Survivor 46's finale continued to make welcome trims to the New Era's excesses, while also adding some new features. Some glaring problems, like the Aftershow's cruelty to the losing finalists, still need fixing, though. What else should change?

It's time to vote - Anthony Cusumano's Survivor 50 contestant poll

Survivor 50: It's time to vote

Survivor 50 contestant poll

By Anthony Cusumano | Published: May 24, 2024

Guest author Anthony Cusumano (formerly beatles20147) introduces a massive poll in which voters can rank every living former Survivor contestant on a 5-point scale, as a measure of which alumni fans most want to see on Survivor 50. 50 will, of course, be the first all-returning-player season in five years when it airs in 2026, but casting for it will officially kick off this fall. And on that note, it's time to vote.

What a bumpy but fun ride - Screaming at the Screen

Episode 13: What a bumpy but fun ride

Survivor 46 Episode 13 recap/ analysis

By Damnbueno | Published: May 23, 2024

Survivor 46 has at last crowned its champion, and Damnbueno is here to run through all the big whiffs, assisted victories, and surprisingly malleable jurors of the finale and the aftershow.

One more - Jeff Pitman's recaps

Episode 12: One more

Survivor 46 Episode 12 recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 20, 2024

After Episode 12, we now have just one episode of Survivor 46 left. The good news is, it's unlikely someone will be voted out in the finale while holding an unplayed idol, so we should have a different storyline. Although we did get one more person doing that this episode, to make four in a row. Yay, records.

Death seats and deadly idols - Screaming at the Screen

Episode 12: Death seats and deadly idols

Survivor 46 Episode 12 recap/ analysis

By Damnbueno | Published: May 16, 2024

As Episode 12 of Survivor 46 delivered more reward haves and have-nots, another unplayed idol blindside, and the first shots fired in the Charlie vs. Maria war, Damnbueno tries to project where this is all going to end up when the jury votes next week.

The edit vs. in-game perspectives - Jeff Pitman's recaps

Episode 11: The edit vs. in-game perspectives

Survivor 46 Episode 11 recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 13, 2024

Episode 11 of Survivor 46 was the third straight episode in which Q was played up as the obvious boot, all as a smokescreen to mollify an idol-holder who was then blindsided instead. Similarly, the show's editing has been hiding a few things over the past few weeks ... for what purpose?

We need more speedbumps! - Screaming at the Screen

Episode 11: We need more speedbumps!

Survivor 46 Episode 11 recap/ analysis

By Damnbueno | Published: May 9, 2024

Episode 11 of Survivor 46 was a series of almost-victories and perilous decisions, with a lot of bickering (and pizza) in between. Damnbueno recaps the plans that worked, those that didn't, and reassesses who is best positioned as the endgame looms.

Whither the withered Six? - Jeff Pitman's recaps

Episode 10: Whither the withered Six?

Survivor 46 Episode 10 recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 6, 2024

In theory, as we approach the final seven, the Journey Six should have been preparing to claim their final victim. But in reality, the opposite has happened, and Episode 10 of Survivor 46 marked the fourth straight episode in which a member of the Six left the game. What happened?

Are idols broken? - Screaming at the Screen

Episode 10: Are idols broken?

Survivor 46 Episode 10 recap/ analysis

By Damnbueno | Published: May 2, 2024

The new era has seen the most power come from idols that weren't played, as Damnbueno breaks down the recent history, and recaps the departure of another one from the game in Episode 10 of Survivor 46. Does the potential value of idols still outweigh the risk?

Artificial chaos - Jeff Pitman's recaps

Episode 9: Artificial chaos

Survivor 46 Episode 9 recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 29, 2024

There was a lot of maneuvering going on in Episode 9 of Survivor 46, but the edit struggled to tell the story completely, which unfortunately buried some solid gameplay. Also, in light of the Survivor 50 announcement, let's compare the Survivor 'teens with the new era.

Mid-season report card - Screaming at the Screen

Episode 9: Mid-season report card

Survivor 46 Episode 9 recap/ analysis

By Damnbueno | Published: April 25, 2024

After updating the remaining players' chances of winning, Damnbueno dives into the continuing Tribal Council chaos seen in Episode 9 of Survivor 46. Is there a clear winner candidate yet?

And that's what hide and seek showed me - Jeff Pitman's recaps

Episode 8: And that's what hide and seek showed me

Survivor 46 Episode 8 recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 21, 2024

With a cat-and-mouse game as its metaphorical centerpiece, Episode 8 of Survivor 46 finally kicked off the post-merge game for real, and made use of the off-day entertainment as a snapshot of each player's game. Everything then fell apart at a chaotic Tribal, but the actual gameplay no longer seems to be hiding up in a tree.

Was this chaos organized, dumb, or both? - Screaming at the Screen

Episode 8: Was this chaos organized, dumb, or both?

Survivor 46 Episode 8 recap/ analysis

By Damnbueno | Published: April 18, 2024

Damnbueno recaps the confusing, chaotic Episode 8 Tribal Council from Survivor 46, along with the various hijinks that preceded it, but in no way seemed to prepare anyone for it. What happened?

More sneaky sneaky, less sloppy sloppy - Screaming at the Screen

Episode 7: More sneaky sneaky, less sloppy sloppy

Survivor 46 Episode 7 recap/ analysis

By Damnbueno | Published: April 11, 2024

It's another rock-draw-driven outcome in Episode 7 of Survivor 46 (just as it was at the same point last season), but as Damnbueno recounts, the intra-Nami squabbling kept things interesting as the two teams attended separate Tribals.

They must work together, or ... - Jeff Pitman's recaps

Episode 6: They must work together, or ...

Survivor 46 Episode 6 recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 7, 2024

The new-era merge (-atory) is now a wasteland of half-baked ideas that used to make sense as part of the hourglass twist. Now it's not new, not logical, and mostly not entertaining. Can we just have a normal merge back, please? Plus, revisiting the premiere's foreshadowing.

To overplay, or underplay? That is the question - Screaming at the Screen

Episode 6: To overplay, or underplay? That is the question

Survivor 46 Episode 6 recap/ analysis

By Damnbueno | Published: April 4, 2024

It's three tribes, one shelter in Episode 6 of Survivor 46, and Damnbueno gives his thoughts on the unfolding aggressive plays and subtle moves as the semi-merge moves through its new era checkpoints. Who is now best positioned for the future?

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