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  1. overnights
    Survivor Season-Finale Recap: A Weird, Wonderful EndingThe finale provides a feel-good ending to a stellar season of Survivor.
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    Survivor Recap: It’s Time to Break UpOne of the most spectacular and elusive moves in Survivor history is pulled off.
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    Survivor Recap: Life’s a GambleHopefully this is the last we ever see of these twists.
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    Survivor Recap: The Puppet MasterConverging strategies and a ruthless behind-the-scenes scheme provide a more traditional Survivor episode.
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    Survivor Recap: Bigger Than the Game“I walked into Tribal, I saw two Black people [on the jury]; I cannot write her name down … morally, I cannot write her name down.”
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    Survivor Recap: Sit and WaitThere was bound to be a lull in the season at some point, despite Jeff’s awkward fourth-wall-breaking monologues.
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    Survivor Recap: The Tori FactorThe merge is turbulent and exciting despite the return of the dreaded fake merge-slash-hourglass twist.
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    Survivor Recap: Given the Cold ShoulderThanks to a stray vote and a healthy dose of merge paranoia, this season continues to deliver intriguing tribal dynamics and shifting allegiances.
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    Survivor Recap: Caught Double-DippingThese season 42 castaways are in self-preservation mode already, leading to fragile relationships that fracture easily under pressure.
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    Survivor Recap: Choppy WatersThe season’s twists and one survivor’s paranoia leads to one of the messiest tribal councils we’ve seen in quite some time.
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    Survivor Recap: Protect the BallsAnother character-focused episode that puts personal stories and human relationships above the twists and advantages of late-stage Survivor.
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    Survivor Season-Premiere Recap: When Superfan Dreams Become NightmaresIt might be another season chock-full of twists and advantages, but the dynamic cast more than makes up for the inconvenience.
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    Survivor Season-Finale Recap: We Have a WinnerOur new winner is a first in many respects and deserves the praise.
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    Survivor Recap: Finale PredictionsAs we head into the finale, let’s see where everyone stands.
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    Survivor Recap: Survivor Wants to Do the Right ThingSurvivor finally seemings interested in showing the pressures that Black survivors feel playing the game.
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    Survivor Recap: Besties, What Happens Now?With the latest shocking blindside, the game has burst wide open.
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    Survivor Recap: Survivor Is Fun AgainThe show’s newfound lightness has only become more apparent as the season has gone on.
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    Survivor Recap: Food Fight!Another day, another live tribal.
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    Survivor Recap: An Episode for the Ricard BooksAn epic fake out leads to a chaotic tribal council that shows where the true alliances lie.
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    Survivor Recap: MergeatoryAn almost merge gives a survivor the opportunity to really shift the game.
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    Survivor Recap: I Am Here to Make FriendsOccasionally, when a player is just so good — or perceived to be that way — Survivor can’t help but become a one-person show.
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    Survivor Recap: A Survivor Assassin Is BornWe haven’t seen a heist like this since Micronesia.
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    Survivor Recap: Come Shan or ShineSo far, this season has been less about fast-paced New School game play and more about building trusting alliances.
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    Survivor Recap: All About EvvieWho needs elaborate twists when we have contestants like Evvie?
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    Survivor Season-Premiere Recap: Come On In!Survivor has a lot riding after a renaissance from pandemic binge-viewing and a controversial handling of a Me Too moment in 2019. It mostly delivers.
  26. obits
    Survivor Contestant Angie Jakusz Dead at 40She was a fan-favorite during the Palau season.
  27. diversity initiatives
    CBS Vows 50 Percent of Its Reality-Show Contestants Will Be People of ColorAs part of a new diversity initiative for their unscripted programming.
  28. racism on tv
    Black Survivor Contestants Say They Were Edited Into Stereotypes on the ShowAnd that racial slurs were edited out.
  29. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Season Finale Recap: Crowning GloryOur champion of champions takes the win with a style of gameplay that never should have won the first time, let alone a second.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Up Close and PersonalIn a game full of personal stories and complex relationships, the Cops ‘R’ Us partnership stands above the rest.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Peanut Butter FiendsWhen was the last time we saw so many baffling decisions from numerous players across one episode?
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: At All CostsThis week’s episode is top-tier Survivor, full of social and strategic maneuvering executed to perfection by one Tony Vlachos.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: In Love and WarFamily visits are nice and all, but cramming in 19 of them makes for a crowded, slapdash episode, even with an extended runtime.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: All Hell Breaks LooseA delightful mix of human drama and chaotic strategy is capped off by an iconic Survivor moment courtesy of Adam.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Go With the FlowThe merge is already a bustling event — add in the Edge, Battle Back, and an Immunity Challenge, and you get a packed, massively entertaining ride.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Out With the OldThe Edge of Extinction is looking like a Survivor retirement home at this point.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Double CrossWhen it’s all said and done, we might have some new legends to carve into that Survivor Mount Rushmore.
  38. vulture lists
    Et tu, Avon? 15 of TV’s Most Wrenching BetrayalsThe Ides of March is upon us, which means it’s time to revel in the best messy drama and ice-cold treachery television has to offer.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Living in the PastA fan-pleasing episode that bubbles with past tension and crisscrossed relationships—and no Edge of Extinction!—is the highlight of the season so far.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: It’s All a FaçadeOn the surface, it might seem like the Dakal tribe is operating as a cohesive unit, but factions are forming.
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    Survivor Recap: The Cardinal RuleThe path to this week’s crushing elimination is paved with confusion and perplexing decisions.
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    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Paranoia Will Destroy YaIt’s easy to be consumed by Survivor mania, and if you let it take hold, it can tank your game.
  43. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Premiere Recap: Welcome to Fantasy IslandA season 20 years in the making kicks off with the return of lots of old favorites (yay!) and the introduction of a new twist (sigh).
  44. reality tv
    Survivor Addresses Dan Spilo’s Ejection After Inappropriate Touching Allegations“We intended to do the right thing.”
  45. reality tv
    CBS Addresses Survivor Controversy, Suspended Contestant Formally ApologizesCBS’ statement outlines changes in misconduct policy.
  46. reality tv
    How Could Survivor Have Screwed Up This Badly?Producers’ failure to act in the face of an unambiguous illustration of sexual harassment speaks to a prioritization of story over standards.
  47. #metoo
    Survivor Removes Its First Contestant Ever After ‘Off-Camera Incident’The removed contestant, Dan Spilo, had been accused of unwanted touching by a female contestant, Kellee Kim, during the season.
  48. obits
    Rudy Boesch, Survivor Star and Oldest Contestant, Dead at 91The former Navy SEAL was 72 when he competed in the reality show’s premiere season.
  49. The 10 Most Significant Super Bowl Lead-Out TV Episodes in HistoryRead all the way to the end for a prediction about who will win this year’s Super Bowl.
  50. consequences
    Survivor Player Who Outed Fellow Contestant As Transgender Fired From Day JobAfter getting voted off the show upon committing the violation.
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