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'Survivor' 2014: San Juan del Sur- Blood Vs Water – And So It Begins

September 25th, 2014 7:44pm EDT
Survivor 2014
Jeff Probst and crew return to the concept of last year’s successful ‘Blood vs Water” season, with only a few ‘known’ faces, and no returning players.

Jeff made his Nicaraguan introduction via helicopter, as the nine pairs of loved ones, dropped randomly on the island on Day 0, found flint and learned how to make shelter and fire together, before following a map to the gathering place for Day 1.

We briefly met the contestants; John and Jaclyn are college sweethearts. He played football at Michigan State; she was Miss Michigan in 2013. They worry that people will hate them for being the “...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' - And The Winner Is ... Tony !

May 23rd, 2014 6:10am EDT
Tony Vlachos
Hey! That’s different! Jeff Probst starts the finale and reunion show in the CBS Studio Centre in Los Angeles, instead of getting right to our “Previously on, Survivor.” Jeff tells us that we can relax, kick back, snack and tweet with him throughout the next few hours. Get cozy ... for the next three hours, Jeff will control the vertical and the horizontal!

Survivor is the biggest social experiment on television, but this season it was taken to another level when the 18 players were divided into three groups, based on personality traits they used most in their daily lives; Brains, Brawn an...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' Recap: Chaos Kass Kicks Trish To The Curb

May 15th, 2014 3:52pm EDT
Survivor: Cagayan
Previously on, Survivor ... for 30 days, Spencer and Tony have been on opposite paths. For Tony, everything has gone right, even up to finding two idols, including one with ‘special powers,’ without a clue. But for Spencer, it’s been a different story. His life in the game has been a constant struggle. He wasted his only idol, and his allies have been picked off one by one.

But things have started to turn around – he won Immunity and the majority alliance was turning on each other. And he even made a Final Three pact with Kass and Woo, and targeted Tony. But at Tribal Council, it fell apa...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' – Tasha’s Out As Kass Plays On Woo’s Indecision

May 8th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Survivor Cagayan
Previously on, Survivor: In order to get rid of LJ, Tony had to blindside his own alliance, but at the next tribal council, the alliance of 5 regrouped to take out Jeremiah, leaving Tasha and Spencer on the bottom. Back at camp, Tony dug up his second Hidden Immunity Idol, while Spencer dug up a plan to trick Tony and save himself. And it worked. Tony pulled in Woo, Spencer pulled in Tasha, and together they pulled off another blindside, eliminating Jefra, and leaving Tony’s alliance in the dark once again. Six are left – who will be voted out tonight?

Back home from Tribal Council, Kass w...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' – Spencer Plays On Tony’s Paranoia To Oust Jefra

May 1st, 2014 1:09pm EDT
Survivor Cagayan
Previously on, Survivor: When Tony blindsided LJ, he also blindsided his own alliance. And no one felt more betrayed than Jefra. Tony needed a backup plan, and he found one, in the form of the Super Idol. Jefra aligned with the minority alliance to take out Tony, but then reneged. In the end it was Jeremiah who was voted out.

Seven are left; who will be voted out tonight?

After Tribal Council, the seven returned to their camp. Kass said that she knew Spencer had an idol by the way he’d been acting, which is why they voted for Jeremiah instead of him. Tony and Kass gloated that their plan ...
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'Survivor Cagayan' Recap: Tony Finds The Super Idol; Jeremiah Goes Home

April 24th, 2014 11:52am EDT
Survivor: Cagayan
Previously on, Survivor: Everyone was battling for Hidden Immunity Idols, but it was Spencer who found one. However, it wasn’t the new super idol. There was also a battle between the two alliances. Tony saw a chance to ignore his own alliance, to his advantage. At Tribal Council, he got what he wanted, blindsiding LJ and three members of his alliance.

Eight are left ... who will be voted out tonight?

After Tribal Council, Jefra wondered who’d flipped. Tony admitted that he and Woo had taken out LJ. Tony explained his reasoning, and assured his alliance that he’d only gone against them for...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' – Has Tony The Opportunist Overplayed His Hand?

April 17th, 2014 12:06pm EDT
Tony Vlachos during the ninth episode of SURVIVOR: CAGAYAN
Previously on, Survivor: Tony gave his idol to LJ, and LJ reciprocated, knocking two idols out of the game. When Kass flipped, the power shifted to Tony and LJ’s alliance. A new ‘special’ idol was hidden in camp, but the Hidden Immunity Idol Spencer found was just an ordinary one.

At Tribal Council, Morgan was the next voted off the island. Nine are left – who will be voted out tonight?

After Tribal Council, the remaining Survivors returned to camp. When Tony leaned his torch against a tree, he knocked over all the other torches, but walked away without picking them up. He was angry that...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' – Chaos Kass Boots Out Lazy Morgan

April 10th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
 Jeff Probst extinguishes Morgan McLeod's torch
Previously on, Survivor: Aparri and Solana finally merged, and became Solarrion. And a new Idol with different powers was put in play. But the real struggle for power was between two alliances, and Sarah was playing both sides.

But Kass had other plans. And at Tribal Council, Sarah could only watch as her game unraveled. Hidden idols were played. Her control turned into chaos, when Kass flipped. Sarah went from the Queen, to the first member of the jury. 10 are left – who will be voted out tonight?

After Tribal, the remaining players tried to regroup. Spencer felt that Kass had played fro...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' – Chaos Kass Blindsides Sarah

April 3rd, 2014 4:50pm EDT
SURVIVOR: CAGAYAN
Previously on, Survivor: The two cops, Tony and Sarah, made a pact to stay together. But a surprise twist pulled them apart. Sarah found herself the only original Brawn in a tribe of three Brains, and three Beautys.

While Sarah’s new tribe, Aparri, had clear divisions, Tony’s new tribe (Solana) was filled with everything Survivor had to offer; two idols, a blind side and one of their tribe members quitting the game.

But despite everything, Solana won the last immunity challenge, and it was Aparri again heading for Tribal Council, where Alexis was voted out. Eleven are left … who will be ...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' – Lindsey Quits And Alexis Splits

March 27th, 2014 1:57pm EDT
Jeff Probst talks with Lindsey Ogle during the fifth episode of
Previously on, Survivor: After a surprise switch, Brawn, Brains and Beauty were no more. They were divided into two tribes; the new Solana tribe and the new Aparri tribe.

On Aparri, the former Beauty tribe began to turn on itself, and the former Brain tribe used that to gain control. At Solana, the former Brawn tribe had a 5 to 2 advantage, with just LJ and Jefra of the former Beauty tribe still at the beach.

In the last immunity challenge, Solana lost, and though LJ was considered, the tribe blindsided former NBA all-star Cliff. Thirteen are left – who will be voted out tonight?

After T...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' – BOOM! Cliff Gets Blind Sided

March 20th, 2014 2:34pm EDT
Survivor: Cagayan
Previously on, Survivor: Morgan lost her only ally, Brice, when the Beauty tribe voted him out. The Brawn tribe could do no wrong, winning every challenge. But the Brains tribe failed time after time, finally voting out J’Tia, leaving themselves with only three players.

Although Spencer was delighted to live another day, the vote left him with team mates Kass and Tash, neither of whom had much game. Kass has no particular loyalty to anyone, considering her team the “crap for brains tribe… just a rolling logjam mess with a couple of nerds on top.”

This week on, Survivor: the Brains tribe h...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' - Brains Tribe Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

March 13th, 2014 1:35pm EDT
Brains Tribe
Previously on, Survivor: On the Brawn Beach, paranoid Tony developed several alliances within his tribe, although he had no intention of actually working with others. The Brains tribe was slowly imploding, as Tasha formed a girls’ alliance with the useless J’Tia and wishy-washy Kass. Team Beauty’s Jeremiah found himself stuck between two alliances when they lost their first challenge and sent Brice home.

After Tribal Council, Jeremiah told Morgan that Brice’s social game was so good that it scared him, which was why he voted against him. As the tribe snuggled in for the night, Morgan apolo...
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'Survivor: Cagayan' Recap: 'He Definitely Kind Of Betrayed My Trust'

March 6th, 2014 1:57pm EST
SURVIVOR: CAGAYAN
Previously on Survivor: the 18 new castaways were divided into three tribes: brawn, brains and beauty. On the Beauty tribe, Morgan and Brice recruited Jeremiah for their alliance. On Brawn’s beach, Tony’s paranoia is building, despite having a fellow cop on his tribe. The Brain tribe has lost the first two challenges in a row, leaving the four remaining members depressed. And hungry, thanks to J’Tia’s temper tantrum, when she threw almost all of their rice into the fire.

The Brains team is certainly misnamed, as each of the members admit that they should have sent J’Tia home, but chose Gar...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water' – And The Winner Is… Tyson!

December 16th, 2013 4:11pm EST
Tyson Apolstol was crowned Sole Survivor
Previously on … Survivor.  Blood vs. Water began with 12 couples, who were quickly split up and turned into competitors. Last week, Ciera and Hayden tried but failed to get Monica’s support, and it was Hayden’s turn to go to Redemption Island.

This week, the final Redemption Island duel/truel pits Tina and Laura against Hayden, who thinks his chances are good against “a couple of grandmas.” Unfortunately, the challenge involves balancing a ceramic vase on a board, using only one foot, traditionally an easier task for women than men. The winner will rejoin the tribe, but the two losers are ...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water': Monica's Swing Vote Cuts Hayden Loose

December 12th, 2013 11:44am EST
Hayden Moss
Previously on … Survivor.  Tyson was cruising through the game, with a strong alliance, and the second immunity idol. At Tribal Council, Ciera flipped on her alliance, and for the second time in Survivor history, rocks were drawn to break a tie. Katie was sent to Redemption Island. Tina was overjoyed to see her daughter, but was aware that only one of them can get back into the game.

At Kasama, everyone was still reeling from the Tribal Council proceedings. Tyson took an aggressive/defensive stance against Hayden, saying that you should never let a “crazy person” know that they’re on the b...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water' – Hayden Rustles Feathers But Katie Loses!

December 5th, 2013 1:42pm EST
Jeff Probst extinguishes Katie Collins's flame at Tribal Council
Previously on … Survivor.  After Laura M. was voted out, no couples were left, and the game was on. Caleb and Hayden saw a chance to blindside their biggest threat, Tyson, but after Ciera revealed their plan, Tyson was ready to fight fire with fire. Caleb and Hayden threw Ciera under the bus. Tyson played his Hidden Immunity Idol at Tribal Council, but in the end he didn’t need it. Caleb was sent to Redemption Island, in a close vote targeting both Caleb and Ciera. Only six players now remain in the game.

Back at Kasama, Hayden couldn’t help but congratulate Tyson on his game play. He had ...
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Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water – Mom Power! Monica Wins 3rd Immunity!

November 28th, 2013 5:47pm EST
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor.  After 26 days, two things were certain; Katie was at the bottom of the group, and Laura and Ciera were the last ‘couple’ in the game. But Ciera chose her alliance over her mother, and Laura was sent to Redemption Island.

After Tribal Council, everyone apologized to Ciera for voting out her mother, but wondered at Ciera’s lack of loyalty. Some thought that Ciera’s cold-bloodedness indicated a lack of trustworthiness.

Vytas and Tina were shocked to see Laura at Redemption Island, and wondered why Tyson was still floating under the radar, while running the game.

W...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water' – Ciera Votes To Exile Mother Laura

November 21st, 2013 1:53pm EST
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor.  The tribes merged to form Kasama. Three were reunited with their loved ones, but not for long, as Tyson systematically eliminated couples. After Aras, Vytas and Tina were voted out, Laura and Ciera were the only loved ones left in the game.

Returning from Tribal Council, Katie felt defeated. The other seven players had a strong alliance, and she knew she could be next to go.

Laura M was delighted that they were the last surviving couple, but Ciera is very aware that their partnership makes them a target. She warns her mother to avoid any strategizing with anyone...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' - Survivors Face Nasty Food Immunity Challenge

November 14th, 2013 10:24am EST
Caleb Bankston, Hayden Moss, Gervase Peterson, Vytas Baskauskas,
Previously on … Survivor.  After the merge, the tribes reunited. Tyson found the Hidden Immunity Idol, and then engineered a coup, sending Aras to Redemption Island.

After Tribal Council, Vytas complimented the others on their gamesmanship, saying that neither he nor Aras saw it coming. But he was angry, and wanted vengeance on those who sent his brother to exile. Tina was furious with Monica and Tyson, and told them that they had lost at least five jury votes for flipping. Tyson tried to reason with Tina, saying that they were all only playing the game, and that she had been the one that ...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' Recap: King Aras Loses His Crown

November 7th, 2013 4:00pm EST
Vytas Baskauskas and Aras Baskauskas during the eighth episode o
Previously on … Survivor.  Laura B. tried to saved Vytas’ feelings by warning him that he was next to go, but wound up herself being the one voted out.

After Tribal Council, Vytas assured the girls that he was on their side to the end. Tina let Monica know that she could be the next female to leave.  In a confessional, Vytas admitted that “true blue loyalty” is not the way he plays.

At Redemption Island, Laura B. was furious that the girls mistook her honesty for disloyalty. She felt that they women had made a huge mistake, pre-merge, as the men would now outnumber the women. John and Lau...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' - Honesty Is Such A Lonely Word

October 31st, 2013 1:43pm EDT
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Previously on Survivor.  The returning players were sweeping the challenges, until a tribal switch occurred. The shakeup left Vytas on Galang in an all-female tribe, and Ciera on Tadhana as the only female. Tina and Laura B.’s misunderstanding of the challenge rules led to a defeat for Galang, but it was Kat who was voted off the tribe at Tribal Council, when she turned on alliance member Monica instead of Vytas.

At Redemption Island, Kat woke up John and Laura M., and whined about being ousted. She had something bad to say about each of her tribe, and worried that boyfriend Hayden would d...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' - Look At What Kat Dragged In!

October 24th, 2013 11:55am EDT
Kat Edorsson
Previously on … Survivor.  Tadhana’s newbie tribe finally won a challenge, which meant Galang had to vote out one of their own returning players. Aras and Tyson manipulated the others into sending Laura M. off to battle against Brad at Redemption Island. After all, she might beat Brad, sending him home, and leaving Monica with only her own tribe to cling to.

After Tribal Council, Laura B. breathed a sigh of relief that she hadn’t been voted out. Aras worried that he might have been seen as the ring leader in ousting Laura M., since leaders are always a target. Sure enough, Tyson warns Gerv...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water' - A Tale Of Two Lauras

October 17th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor.  The returning players had the game in control, despite the decimation of their loved ones on the competing team. Brad Culpepper thought he had the Tadhana tribe in his pocket, but overplayed his hand, and found himself blindsided at the last Tribal Council. A shocking move by Caleb, Colton’s fiancé, found Brad exiled to Redemption Island, to compete in a ‘thruel’ (duel for three) against John and Candice.

Brad told John and Candice that it’s just business, and that his actions were not personal. His only alliance is to Monica, his wife.

This week, Tadhana’s Hayd...
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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' - Caleb Punts Culpepper To Redemption Island!

October 10th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor.  On Redemption Island (RI), Marissa and Rachel held Brad Culpepper responsible for their team’s continuing losses. Unable to stand being ignored, Colton burst into tears and quit the game for the second time, leaving in disgrace. John was blindsided, and sent to RI, where he was reunited with wife Candice.

This week, we begin with the Tadhana tribe, who are gloating over John’s shocking blindside. Brad boasts that he had John under his thumb from the beginning, and interviews that he’s got the game under his complete control. His long term plan is to reunite coupl...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' - Colton Sent Back Home To The Comfy Couch

October 3rd, 2013 3:31pm EDT
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor. Rupert lost the Redemption Island duel to Candice and Marissa. Candice gave husband John a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol. Colton tried to stir up trouble amongst the returning players. But the Tadhana team lost at the Immunity Challenge, and Rachel was voted out, in hopes that Tyson, her boyfriend, would sacrifice himself for her.

This week, Colton continues to whine that no one wants to strategize with him, by which he means, stir up trouble amongst his Galang tribe mates. Since his entire team is made up of returning players, his attempts to goad the others i...
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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' - Tell Laura I Love Her

September 26th, 2013 11:29am EDT
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Last week on … Survivor. Once more into the breach. And of course, it’s all about Rupert. You remember Rupert. We all do. He’s the good guy that can never catch a break, and sure enough, when he came on to play for the umpteenth time, this time with his wife, his wife was kicked out of the game before anyone could blink. But Rupert threw himself under that bus, to take wife Laura’s punishment, and to be her surrogate on Redemption Island.

On the newbies Galang beach, Brad Culpepper (Culpepper to Jeff Probst) began as he meant to go on, by organizing an alliance of males against females. At...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water': The Return Of Redemption Island

September 20th, 2013 6:30am EDT
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
And so it begins. At first glance, I’m not at all happy with this season’s premise, but we’ll have to see how it plays out. This could either be fun, or a complete train wreck. Welcome to the 27th season of … Survivor.

We’ll be treated to returning players, along with newbies, and everyone’s significant others. And we’ve been promised a lot of twists. Twists can be good; I’ll keep an open mind.

But the thing that I’m not happy with, right off the top, is that the players will NOT be playing with their loved ones; rather, they will be competing against them. Returning players will be on th...
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'Survivor: Caramoan' – John Cochran Blows Away All Competition For The Title!

May 13th, 2013 10:48am EDT
John Cochran was crowned Sole Survivor
As the episode begins, only Cochran, Dawn, Eddie, Sherri and Erik are left in the game. After Tribal Council, Erik begins to feel dazed and disoriented, his head spinning. Jeff Probst comes to his aid, and brings in the medical team to assess Erik’s condition. His pulse is low, as is his blood pressure, and after 36 days, Erik has to be pulled from the game, for medical reasons. As the others say goodbye, Jeff gives them a pep talk, telling them they have to stay strong. There are only three days left, and one of the four will be winning the million dollar prize.

Back at camp, Cochran’s al...
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'Survivor: Caramoan' – Dawn's Shocking Betrayal Of Brenda May Cost Her The Game

May 9th, 2013 11:07am EDT
Survivor: Caramoan
Last week on, Survivor: With Reynold and Andrea gone in last week’s double elimination, only six remain. Eddie is the last of the Three Amigos, and with Andrea’s blindside, no one feels safe.

Day 35, and Eddie feels like a sitting duck. With his ally Andrea gone, he’s sure he’ll be next to go home. While chatting with Cochran, Eddie mentions that he thinks Cochran will be next, if Eddie wins the Immunity Challenge. Cochran, paranoid as ever, thinks he may be right. Dawn is shocked to hear that Brenda and Erik are also considering Cochran, but is delighted to hear that Brenda and Erik think...
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'Survivor: Caramoan' – Both Reynold And Andrea Take The Walk Of Shame

May 2nd, 2013 11:25am EDT
Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites
Last week on, Survivor: Cochran continued his reign as resident Challenge Monster, and the Three Amigos became Two as Malcolm was voted out.

Post Tribal Council, Reynold and Eddie assured the others of their intent to play hard, winning Immunity Challenges to stay in the game. Andrea conferred with Cochran, targeting Reynold as next to go.

Erik and the others are shocked when Day 31’s treemail brings another Immunity Challenge, rather than a food reward. Priority number one becomes outlasting Reynold so that they can eliminate him.

The Challenge Monster shows up to the Immunity Challenge...
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