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Going into these three episodes of Survivor—the pre-Thanksgiving episode and the two-hour episode last night, amusingly titled “Buy One, Get One Free”—I expected the merged tribe to just burn through the remaining three people who were in the minority alliance: Cole, Joe, and Mike. Conveniently, they also happened to be the most grating personalities remaining. But …

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“Are you worried that maybe something isn’t going to go the way it usually goes?” Jeff Probst asked the newly merged cast, and I leapt up from my couch and screamed, Yes! Yes I am so worried the back half of the game is going to be like more of spinning the same ball in a …

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“This is why you play Survivor,” Joe said as he found his second idol. But a more apt title for the episode, and for the season, was what Ali said as she was voted out by her tribe: “You’re kidding me.” Because as the season approaches its merge, it delivered a frustrating episode that had …

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