By Andy Baker | Published: April 27, 2020
It was a huge [expletive deleted] episode for Winners at War, and Andy [expletive deleted] Baker is here to tell you all about it, from the good, to the bad, to the [expletive deleted] great.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 27, 2020
Tony Vlachos dusted off the old Cagayan songbook, got the old band back together (with ongoing auditions for a new Woo), and cranked the amp all the way up this week, Episode 11 of Winners at War. Jeff looks at this, a potential SurvivorAU comp, and two people challenging a record that may surprise you.
By Brent Sullivan | Published: April 26, 2020
After 10 long episodes of biding his time, the old Tony Vlachos came bursting through the trees to shake this episode up. Brent celebrates this development, and the other key events in Episode 11 of Winners of War.
By Ryan Kaiser | Published: April 24, 2020
Ryan revels in an all-Tony episode, as the show focuses almost entirely on his idol-finding, extortion-complying, immunity-winning, vote-flipping antics. Verdict: Time well spent (unless you don't like Tony, in which case, better luck next week).
By Andy Baker | Published: April 21, 2020
Andy stakes his hot takes claim with a Baker's dozen of potentially unpalatable views about the state of the game and the fates of the players, from kids on Survivor (nay?) to Tribal whispering (aye?) and many hills to die on in between.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 20, 2020
The many, many loved ones took up a lot of time, but they were worth it. Was it also worth it to intentionally trigger an advantage avalanche in the same episode? Jeff explores that, some potentially prophetic editing, and more.
By Brent Sullivan | Published: April 19, 2020
As Brent surveys the key events of the family-heavy Episode 10, the same names pop up frequently: Tony, Sarah, Sophie, Sarah, Sophie, Tony. Original Dakal drives the action, laden with advantages and necklaces.
By Ryan Kaiser | Published: April 17, 2020
This week's episode was overstuffed with love, tears, kids, and confusion. Ryan wouldn't cut a second from the first three, but wishes there was room to better demystify the last part. Still, here's his guide to what (maybe?) happened after the challenge and at Tribal.
By Andy Baker | Published: April 14, 2020
This week, as the Winners antipate the iron-clad reassurance of their loved ones visiting, Andy Baker turns his attention to faith: Which players have it in which other players, and most importantly: Should they?
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 13, 2020
What was once Survivor's shiny new toy - the alleged 'Live Tribal' awash in whispering - has become a narrative crutch, deployed seemingly at random to give the illusion of an up-in-the-air conclusion. They rarely actually are, leaving the audience with little more than unintelligible confusion. Please stop.
By Brent Sullivan | Published: April 12, 2020
After Episode 9's dramatic and chaotic Tribal Council, Brent evaluates where the divisions are and who has become a target on Winners at War, including a new divide that has become apparent at Edge of Extinction.
By Ryan Kaiser | Published: April 10, 2020
Winners are at war, and they're coming you, apparently. So get ready to whisper, listen to changes of plan every five minutes, and/or pin your hopes on a podium idol. Or, you know, just flip a coin. Ryan has the guide to all your Episode 9 options.
By Andy Baker | Published: April 7, 2020
Andy Baker tackles the Winners at War merge with literary analysis: poring over the words of our dozen unreliable narrators, looking at what was said (and not said), and how the action proceeded, in order to discern where this season is headed.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 6, 2020
The Winners at war are now battling against each other on one tribe, and how that changes the game at large still feels like an open question. The merge episode raised a lot of questions overall, actually, which in some aspects is a good thing. Jeff explores those questions here.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: April 6, 2020
Dan Otsuki is back (not from Edge of Extinction) to evaluate the state of Winners at War at the merge. With a focus on their edits this season, who are the contenders for the two million, and who are the also-rans?
By Mike Bloom | Published: April 6, 2020
Australian Survivor All-Stars has crowned its winner, and Mike takes a look back at the final three episodes that led to the (not so) surprising victory. A super-sized season with a strong winner, who was presented in all his oversaturated glory. A strong win, but maybe too much of a good thing?
By Brent Sullivan | Published: April 5, 2020
The merge and Edge return produce a surprising shuffle of various alliances, as Brent focuses in on key threats, prime targets, and the balance of power in the post-merge scrambling.
By Ryan Kaiser | Published: April 3, 2020
Ryan takes you on a safari excursion to observe the lions and hyenas of the Winners at War merge menagerie. Who has the main mane? Who is lurking in the bushes, waiting for the scraps? Who is the Tiger Queen?