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Survivor Worlds Apart

A dramatic reunion and satisfying finale ends a rocky Survivor

At the very end of an incredibly dramatic and overly rushed Survivor Worlds Apart live finale and reunion, Jeff Probst told viewers, “Thank you for your loyalty, even when you don’t like everyone.” You’re welcome, Jeff Probst. And thank you for shepherding a production that remains truly exceptional. The evidence of the show’s quality was …

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A satisfying battle of twists at Tribal Council, an amazing Ponderosa

Two dramatic challenges, one thrilling Tribal Council. That’s what Survivor Worlds Apart delivered last night, along with two solid challenges. And just wait until you see what happened when Dan got to Ponderosa. We had an unexpected episode of The Jeff Probst Show before the reward challenge, this time to focus on Rodney’s birthday boo-hoo …

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Survivor’s best season ever focuses on birthday temper tantrum

You know a season of Survivor is in trouble when the most noteworthy, sustained thing is someone whining about not being given a reward because it’s their birthday. Yet that’s what filled up a significant part of Survivor Worlds Apart: Rodney’s bizarre entitlement and whining about “a bunch of scumbags who neglected me on my …

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An attempt to change the game momentarily brightens Survivor

Survivor Worlds Apart was bookened by scenes that suggested what this season–or even episode–might have been. At the start, Shirin, still stung by Will’s abuse at Tribal, is consoled by Dan, who seems to have real empathy. At the end, Mike makes a terrific play to shake up the alliance and save Shirin. And then …

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