Survivor 45’s “biggest reward of the season” and yet another hold-a-thing immunity challenge demonstrated how rote Survivor’s challenges have become. And the players’ game is, too.
Stranded contestants compete for $1 million on the iconic and groundbreaking CBS reality show.
Just as I was basking in the glow of Survivor returning to its roots with an auction and actual rewards, along comes Survivor 45, episode 9, taking away votes and turning the merged tribe into teams.
All the gross, fake chewing noises aside, Survivor’s auction was an incredible amount of fun, and showed Survivor’s original ideas still work.
This season, Survivor surprised me by fixing itself in several ways. Here are three major reasons why it’s better so far than seasons 41, 42, 43, and 44.
Survivor 45’s players were finally merged, ready to begin the individual part of the game. And then they were split up again, very likely destroying one fan-favorite’s game.
Survivor 45 episode 6 brought together all the players (don’t call it a merge!), and the result was a wildly entertaining episode all the way through that amazing Tribal Council.
Survivor fans know about the Dream Team rehearsing challenges, but they’re also used to reenact those same challenges—and that’s not the only reenactment that occurs on Survivor.