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August, 2020

Back to the beach once more  
Jeff Pitman's S4 rewatch recaps
Episodes 1-2: Back to the beach once more

By Jeff Pitman | Published: August 30, 2020

Marquesas was a major transitional season for Survivor, as a plucky band of underdogs showed that you don't have to stick with original-tribe alliances, and if they stuck together, they could seize power for themselves. It also featured the show's first Black winner, and the first two episodes both explore race and exploit it for cheap narrative shortcuts. It's a mixed bag, but still an important edition, even with 2020 hindsight.


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