The Baker's Dozen

Sweet Sorrow

Episode 14: Sweet Sorrow

Published: December 20, 2015


Andy takes a final, misty-eyed gaze back at Second Chance, evaluating the Final Six, and recounting his real-life interactions with the cast at the afterparty.

Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Episode 13: Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Published: December 13, 2015


Andy adopts an empathetic approach, in looking back and treasuring the gameplay of departed Second Chance contestants, while also looking ahead at which of the remaining six could take home the Sole Survivor title.

Do Not Read This Column

Episode 12: Do Not Read This Column

Published: December 5, 2015


Andy seizes on a single scene in Episode 12, and portends the end of Second Chance. Don't go if you don't want to (possibly) know.

Benefit of the Doubt

Episodes 10-11: Benefit of the Doubt

Published: December 1, 2015


Andy digests the doings of the double episode, and gives the best possible spin to the players and the remainders of their Second Chances.

Easy-Bake Oven

Episode 9: Easy-Bake Oven

Published: November 24, 2015


Andy presents 13 rapidly risen reactions to Episode 9 of Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance.

Reality in Real Time

Episode 8: Reality in Real Time

Published: November 15, 2015


Andy gives his stream-of-consciousness reactions to the twists and turns (and tuk-tuks) of Episode 8 of Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance.

Everybody Talks

Episode 7: Everybody Talks

Published: November 7, 2015


The merge is a predictive episode, and Andy dissects the quotes the contestants were shown saying, to divine their Second Chance portents.

Baker's Dozen

Episode 6: Baker's Dozen

Published: November 1, 2015


With 13 players remaining in Cambodia, Andy takes the opportunity to reassess their (second) chances of winning.

Varner's Dwonfall

Episode 4: Varner's Downfall

Published: October 17, 2015


Andy delivers a succinct synopsis, lamenting the loss of one Jeffrey Varner and his mid-life quest... in an atypical format.


Episode 3: Every(one)

Published: October 12, 2015


Andy examines the relationship (and conflict) between individuality and acting for the common good, and how that balance plays out in Survivor. And re-examines every(one)'s chances of winning.

The Contrarian Returns

Episode 2: The Contrarian Returns

Published: October 4, 2015


In which Andy yanks the column's reins from Captain Obvious and hands them instead to The Contrarian, who is less verbose but more highly opinionated. Hilarity ensues.

Narrative Acceleration

Episode 1: Narrative Acceleration

Published: September 27, 2015


Andy applauds the rapid deployment of multiple redemptive, "Second Chance" storylines in the premiere episode of Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance, and posits where they're headed.

What's the Big Idea(s)?

Pregame: What's the Big Idea(s)?

Published: September 7, 2015


Andy takes a critical eye to the cast and possible themes ahead in Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance.

Andy Baker

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


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