Pre-Episode 14: Jury jeopardy
Published: December 12, 2016
Jeff Pitman, Andy Baker, and Pat Ferrucci join the Survivor Blogoverse prediction game, facing off against their compatriots at Inside Survivor, Reality Blurred, and the RHAP blogs in trying to forecast the jury votes of Millennials vs. Gen X.
Episode 13: Who holds the most finale power?
Published: December 11, 2016
As the finale approaches, Pat Ferrucci makes a final assessment of the season as a whole (entertaining!) and the remaining six's chances of winning Millennials vs. Gen X.
Episode 12: Will seeks his trophy, Zeke hits the road
Published: December 4, 2016
Pat Ferrucci takes a look into trophy culture, and how the self-esteem movement may have affected Will's quest for (recognition of) a Big Move™ in Episode 12 of Millennials vs. Gen X.
Episodes 10 & 11: Jessica's dismissal just part of the agensa
Published: November 26, 2016
Pat Ferrucci looks at agenda-setting theory, and how the Survivors' focus on the David-vs.-Zeke clash prevented them from steering away from the rock-drawing abyss in Episodes 10 & 11 of Millennials vs. Gen X.
Episode 8: How the castaways stack up post-merge
Published: November 13, 2016
Pat Ferrucci takes a one-week break from the theory to predict which of the remaining dozen castaways now possess the greatest chances to win Millennials vs. Gen X.
Episode 7: Michaela gets dysfunctional, gets dys-boot
Published: November 5, 2016
Pat Ferrucci looks at the functional theory of leadership, and argues that Michaela's boot stemmed from her failing to provide the style of leadership Jay and Will wanted, in Episode 7 of Millennials vs. Gen X.
Episode 6: Figgy sees selectively, gets the boot
Published: October 31, 2016
Pat Ferrucci says seletive exposure theory explains how Figgy chose to see only the good aspects of her game, ignoring the glaring downsides, which led to her boot in Episode 6 of Millennials vs. Gen X.
Episode 5: David continues forcing others to innovate
Published: October 24, 2016
Pat Ferrucci argues that David's moves have been successful because his disruptive innovation has shaken up the stolid Gen X tribe, putting them off their games, and may continue working going forward.
Episode 4: Dissonance dismisses silence
Published: October 18, 2016
Pat Ferrucci ponders cognitive dissonance, and posits that it explains Jessica's inability to trust Ken's otherwise credible information that Lucy was targeting her, leading to David's idol play.
Episode 3: Paul's poorly framed response sinks him
Published: October 7, 2016
Pat Ferrucci looks at framing theory, with respect to the manner in which Paul presented his alliance's future plans to Jessica, and how it failed.
Episode 2: Michelle guides the organism
Published: October 3, 2016
Pat returns to the metaphor of the organization as organism, and looks at how Michelle expertly and subtly guided the group of Millennials.
Episode 1: All about the power of the prime
Published: September 23, 2016
Pat Ferrucci looks at Priming Theory, such as the outsized role that Probst and production, in emphasizing the season theme, influence the contestants' behavior. And then revisits his rankings.
Pre-season: And the winner? I don't know?
Published: September 17, 2016
Pat ranks the new Millennials vs. Gen X contestants into four categories: "Frontrunners"; "Eh, Maybe"; "I'm Thinking No" and the ill-fated "No Chance in Hell." And then he eventually picks out a potential winner.
Pat Ferrucci started watching Survivor when episode two of Borneo first aired. He's seen every episode since. Besides recapping here, he'll be live-tweeting this season from the Mountain Time Zone. Why? Because nobody cares about the Mountain Time Zone except when they want to ski. Follow him @patferrucci for Survivor stuff and tweets about anything and everything that enters his feeble mind.
Other Well, in theory... editions:
Survivor: Edge of Extinction | Survivor: David vs. Goliath | Survivor: Ghost Island | Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers | Survivor: Game Changers | Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X | Survivor: Kaoh Rong | Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
See also: The full True Dork Times index of past seasons.