Here are the 11 reality blurred stories that were read the most during 2015, ranging from Survivor’s first winner to cast members getting a second chance.
Survivor Second Chance
Survivor‘s continuous ratings dominance in its Wednesday timeslot, including its destruction of American Idol, makes all the argument CBS needs to keep the show around, 15 years and 31 seasons later. In just two hours, though, Survivor Cambodia‘s finale made the argument for why… continue reading
Vytas Baskauskas won’t be present at the Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance finale and reunion because CBS has prevented him from doing after he left the show’s location early to be with his son.
Spencer Bledsoe solved the five-piece puzzle at the end of the episode 13 immunity challenge in less than 15 seconds. It was so quick that Jeff Probst seemed flabbergasted, and said later, “We have tested that puzzle a lot; nobody ever has done it that fast, ever. That was amazing.”
How did Spencer do it? Here’s the full story of that Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance moment, and started with a suggestion from a fan.
In an unprecedented, unexpectedly brilliant strategic move, which is clearly the best move made all season, Abi-Maria Gomes shifted Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance’s game in her favor. She used her status as a swing vote to take control of the game and get voted out.
Joe Anglim’s collapse during a Survivor Cambodia immunity challenge was undeniably terrifying, both as viewers and for those on location. While his collapse came out of nowhere on television and also to those who were there—Jeff Probst said that, from his perspective, “There was no warning sign”—but Joe said he knew he was going to collapse, and actually requested the challenge be accelerated. In one interview, Joe said, “I yelled to Jeff, I knew I was going pretty quick.”
This episode of Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance, “Tiny Little Shanks to the Heart,” was nowhere near as strategically surprising as last week’s pair of perfect episodes. But it was just as intense, drawing most of its power from two very emotional scenes—though they… continue reading
“Like Selling Your Soul to the Devil” and “My Wheels Are Spinning,” episodes 10 and 11 of Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance, were two of the best complete episodes in the show’s history. The effects of playing a physical and strategic game in the… continue reading
It says something about Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance‘s cast that the vast majority of the votes this season have been both exciting—holy crap exciting—and a little unfortunate. The blindside during episode nine was thrilling—this season is earning that on-screen hashtag… continue reading
Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance antagonist Andrew Savage has backed away from the comments he made in interviews on the show about his fellow players. This is an impressive display of honest ownership of bad behavior that inspired an aggressive hashtag, #FUAS. Before he was… continue reading
Jeff Probst discusses his double-entendre that often comes out of his mouth during challenges, and reveals that it’s intentional.
Episode eight of Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance was a near-perfect episode before Jeff Probst went to tally the votes. The impending result, Kelley Wentworth’s exit, was going to be disappointing, but the back-and-forth of the strategy that led to that… continue reading
The best vote during the first post-merge Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Tribal Council came from Ciera Eastin. It may not have been the smartest, and it may not bode well for her game, but her wait, what? vote for Andrew Savage was still the… continue reading
In his exit interviews this week, Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance cast member Terry Deitz gave lots of details about what happened after he exited the game because of his son Danny’s health. From host and executive producer Jeff Probst breaking the news in… continue reading
Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance opened and closed with a real-life survival story, one that involved Terry Deitz’s 16-year-old son Danny. Terry left the game after Jeff Probst woke him in the middle of the night with the dire news. Can you imagine getting on… continue reading