The Baker's Dozen - Survivor: Blood vs. Water

All good things

Ep.14: All good things

Published: December 22, 2013


Andy offers praise for Tyson's winning game in Survivor: Blood vs. Water, and for the season as a whole, and begins to ponder where Tyson's win and the season fit in the show's overall rankings. Plus some final thoughts on the non-winners.

Like, love, loathe

Ep.13: Like, love, loathe

Published: December 13, 2013


With the Blood vs. Water finale just two days away, Andy revisits the moments he liked, loved, and loathed in the penultimate episode, and offers his final predictions for the finale.

Eating crow

Ep.12: Eating crow

Published: December 8, 2013


Andy owns up to perhaps being somewhat inaccurate in his Captain Obvious proclamations, then examines where else his analysis may have missed the mark, as Blood vs. Water prepares to air its second-to-last episode.

Captain Obvious

Ep.11: Captain Obvious

Published: November 28, 2013


In an overstuffed Thanksgiving Baker's Dozen, Andy dispenses observations on Ciera's choice, Tyson's game, the power of the jurors, and individual challenges that favor specific body types. Obviously.

Survivor SATs

Ep.10: Survivor SATs

Published: November 24, 2013


Don't worry, this Survivor aptitude test is multiple choice, and there's no penalty for making wrong answers. Except, obviously, for your own eternal shame. Grab your No. 2 pencil, and let's get to filling bubbles.

Ten Commandments

Ep.9: Ten commandments

Published: November 18, 2013


Andy takes a more prescriptive tone, and offers up ten (more or less) key rules that future Survivor players ought to take to heart, or at least follow, even if they don't want to.

Dear Andy

Ep.8: Dear Andy

Published: November 11, 2013


In which the Baker's Dozen takes the form of an advice column, fielding compelling questions from people who may or may not be competing on Survivor: Blood vs. Water.

Things we've learned

Ep.7: Things we've learned

Published: November 4, 2013


With the merge looming, Andy assigns his mid-term grades to Blood vs. Water, including assessments of Kat, Hayden (and Kat and Hayden), and Laura B., then puts an eye to where the merge may take everyone.


Ep.6: Themeless

Published: October 28, 2013


In which Andy eschews theme-based commentary, and instead offers his hot takes on steroids, swaps, Kat, Vytas, Probst, and of course, Brad Culpepper.

True lies

Ep.5: True lies

Published: October 22, 2013


Andy explores the intersection between truth and falsehood in Episode 5 of Blood vs. Water, from whether back rubs are just back rubs, to the bluntness of the edit, to subtle production manipulation of the show.

Your H.Q. for B.O.

Ep.4: Your H.Q. for B.O.

Published: October 15, 2013


Andy offers his highly informed Baseless Opinions on a number of Blood vs. Water Episode 4 topics, from praising Caleb's Accidental Genius move at Tribal, to debating whether Brad or Monica Culpepper is the better player.

The BD is back!

Ep.3: The BD is back!

Published: October 6, 2013


Andy takes his column to a new, less-traveled place: The True Dork Times. A Redemption Island of sort. And he bridges the gap between the Bedlam of Caramoan and Ep.3 of Blood vs. Water. Goodbye Brandon Hantz, hello Brad Culpepper.

Andy Baker

Andy Baker is a long-time, but definitely not long-winded, Survivor blogger.


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