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An exceptional end for Survivor San Juan Del Sur

Natalie! An Amazing Race Twinnie nearly single-handedly rescued Survivor San Juan Del Sur, creating a wonderfully symmetrical arc by winning after her sister was voted out first. For that reason and so many more, Natalie Anderson is a satisfying winner who, incredibly, got there via the path of most resistance, creating a thrilling finale for a so-so season. She easily convinced the …

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Survivor alliance’s amazing final-three plan

Survivor San Juan Del Sur‘s alliance of five fell apart when Jon was blindsided, but at one point they had an incredible plan for the final three that involved two of the five sacrificing themselves. Jon, Jaclyn, Missy, Baylor, and Natalie decided on this scenario: Jon, Missy, and Natalie were to be the final three, with Jaclyn and Baylor …

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The Survivor blindside we’ve been waiting for

Survivor San Juan Del Sur enters its two-hour finale next week minus its villain, the person who’d been consistently given credit for controlling the game. Jon Misch was blindsided first by a vote that resulted in a three-way tie, which gave Natalie and Baylor their chance to send him to the jury, and gave this season …

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Dear Jeff Probst and CBS: free the Survivors from their Twitter prison

In August, Jeff Probst tweeted something ominous, using strong language: “we killed that for S29 and beyond.” “That” referred to tweeting by the cast of Survivor, and the end result is a cast social media blackout that has made an already weak season even weaker. Probst’s confirmation that Survivor San Juan Del Sur‘s cast would not be permitted to …

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Double the Survivor, double the drama, double the dumb

The two full Survivor San Juan Del Sur episodes that aired Wednesday were both very satisfying, at least by the low bar this season has set. They basically came down to this: 1) Reed tries to take control of the game  and blindside Jon, but fails so spectacularly every single person votes him out, and 2) Natalie tries to take …

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At least Survivor’s Tribal Council chaos made more sense than Jon’s hero edit

I was left with many questions after Survivor San Juan Del Sur‘s second consecutive insane Tribal Council, about exactly what transpired that led to Jon and Keith playing their idols and Wes being voted out with just two votes. I watched the episode twice to try to make sense of what happened at Tribal Council, and I still have no idea. …

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A Survivor surprise in the form of a baffling vote

Even 29 seasons in, Survivor continues to offer surprises. This time, they came in the form of baffling behavior: reward challenge trades, pointless lies, and a true blindside. It was also a throwback to earlier seasons when the vote came as a surprise to viewers because very little and/or misleading strategizing was shown. When Natalie turned to Missy …

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