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Frozen challenge ends with rice swap, and other odd things from Survivor’s latest episode

For the second time this season of Survivor, we have a tribe that’s completely falling apart, and this tribe seems to be suffering from self-destructiveness rather than just incompetence. And it’s not even the tribe that has the guy who bleeds all the time and eats dry rice because he’s convinced it’s fine because chickens …

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Dana reveals her illness, Carter’s attitude toward women; Dawson’s surprising conversation with Jeff Kent

The crippling illness that took Dana Lambert out of Survivor Philippines was diagnosed by a medic as an “irritated” “tummy,” but now we know the non-technical description of her affliction: dehydration. Dana says she was suffering from it from day one, and perhaps even before the game began. She was sick “[a]t the very beginning …

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Dawson’s cheek kiss and the Survivor episode of tragic departures

After the high of last week’s episode of Survivor, I was somewhat brought down to earth by this episode. There were strong challenges, and the welcome return of the reward challenge, but there were some significantly annoying choices on behalf of the production, primarily involving the tribe reorganization and the way Jeff Probst handled Dana’s …

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Crazy things Survivor Philippines cast members said in their exit interviews

Exit interviews for Survivor contestants are always hit or miss, and depend upon a lot, such as how introspective the contestant is, how much the publicist monitoring the call will let them say about behind-the-scenes events, and the kinds of questions the interviewer asks. Remarkably, so far this season, exit interviews have produced amazing answers …

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