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December, 2023

A plethora of foreshadowing

Episode 11: A plethora of foreshadowing

Survivor 45 Episode 11 Recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 9, 2023

Episode 11 of Survivor 45's big idol play took out a huge fan favorite player. It was a shocking, disappointing outcome, but one that rewatching reveals was pretty heavily hinted at throughout the episode. Preparing the audience to have their dreams crushed, whether from the title ("This Game Rips Your Heart Out" - also from the newest juror), or by the storytelling of the episode, is always a nice way to soften the blow.

Some light prognostication

Episode 10: Some light prognostication

Survivor 45 Episode 10 Recap/ analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 2, 2023

With just three episodes left in the season, Survivor 45 finally hit that beloved new era milestone (after three landmine-filled weeks) where it was finally normal, standard, post-merge Survivor in Episode 10. You know, the "real game," as the players call it. It was refreshing and welcome. How might the game proceed now?


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