Survivor 44 episode 8’s immunity challenge was a gas, and then the players gave us some classic strategizing. But would the producers ruin things again?
For a few blissful minutes, Survivor 44’s first post-merge episode showed real promise. Then the producers decided they should play the game instead of letting the players play.
Survivor 44 episodes 5 and 6 recaps, from the show’s first tribe with all queer players to the outcome of the combined-but-not-merged tribe’s first vote.
Survivor’s first tribe swap since season 40 in 2020 was not really a swap, but a forced mutiny. My recap covers what happened after that, and how this all felt to me.
Survivor 44 is laying the groundwork for hidden immunity idols to become useless in future seasons. My recap of episode 3 explores that, and why producers have put realistic fake idols into the game.
In this edition of Ask Andy, questions about Survivor’s Shot in the Dark, audience tickets for Food Networks’ Tournament of Champions, and free streaming of The Great British Baking Show’s early seasons.
Survivor 44’s second episode spent half its time on searches for idols and a showmance—plus many references to Survivor while we’re watching Survivor.