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Recaps and analysis of reality TV show episodes, including nearly every episode of CBS' Survivor.

Survivor’s first auction, and Jeff Probst’s first shaming on Survivor: The Australian Outback

After Survivor’s first-ever auction, which made me miss the Survivor auction even more, Jeff Probst showed up to camp to trade shelter for food on Survivor: The Australian Outback’s 11th episode, “Let’s Make a Deal.”

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Why Mikey Eyebrows left Tough As Nails after a dramatic episode that also sent Tara home

Updated with an answer from Phil Keoghan about why Mikey “Eyebrows” exited. Two players left Tough As Nails between its second and third episodes—Tara and Mikey—which is highly unusual for a show that doesn’t actually send any players home.

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