“Never seen a moment like this,” Jeff Probst said at the end of Tribal Council, which set a new standard for incredible exits. Alas, his own dumb game of chance, the Do or Die twist, once again threatened to make all kinds of great game play irrelevant.
A wonderful, old-fashioned episode of Survivor that focused on strategy we got to see, and the downfall of one player that was so delicious, even they appreciated it.
Survivor: Life at Ponderosa has been a gift since 2007, showing us behind the scenes of life after Survivor with the jury. But where can we watch Survivor 42’s Ponderosa videos?
Survivor 42’s merged tribe was split into two temporary tribes for two Tribal Councils, which led to a blindside and an open discussion of a pattern that was about to repeat itself yet again.
Survivor 42’s first post-merge episode returned to Survivor 41’s old ways, with Jeff Probst breaking the fourth wall to talk about his disappointment in the players and share his negotiating strategies with us. Ugh.
The dumb, infuriating, worst-twist-ever hourglass made its return on Survivor 42’s two-hour merge/not-a-merge episode, and once again reversed the results of a challenge. But there were at least some redeeming moments amid that nonsense.
In Survivor 42 episode 5, the remaining players considered who they can trust and get along with as the merge approaches next week, with a two-hour (hourglass?!) episode.