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Survivor 46 Recaps/ analysis

What a bumpy but fun ride

Episode 13: What a bumpy but fun ride

Published: May 23, 2024

Survivor 46 has at last crowned its champion, and Damnbueno is here to run through all the big whiffs, assisted victories, and surprisingly malleable jurors of the finale and the aftershow.

Death seats and deadly idols

Episode 12: Death seats and deadly idols

Published: May 16, 2024

As Episode 12 of Survivor 46 delivered more reward haves and have-nots, another unplayed idol blindside, and the first shots fired in the Charlie vs. Maria war, Damnbueno tries to project where this is all going to end up when the jury votes next week.

We need more speedbumps!

Episode 11: We need more speedbumps!

Published: May 9, 2024

Episode 11 of Survivor 46 was a series of almost-victories and perilous decisions, with a lot of bickering (and pizza) in between. Damnbueno recaps the plans that worked, those that didn't, and reassesses who is best positioned as the endgame looms.

Are idols broken?

Episode 10: Are idols broken?

Published: May 2, 2024

The new era has seen the most power come from idols that weren't played, as Damnbueno breaks down the recent history, and recaps the departure of another one from the game in Episode 10 of Survivor 46. Does the potential value of idols still outweigh the risk?

Mid-season report card

Episode 9: Mid-season report card

Published: April 25, 2024

After updating the remaining players' chances of winning, Damnbueno dives into the continuing Tribal Council chaos seen in Episode 9 of Survivor 46. Is there a clear winner candidate yet?

Was this chaos organized, dumb, or both?

Episode 8: Was this chaos organized, dumb, or both?

Published: April 18, 2024

Damnbueno recaps the confusing, chaotic Episode 8 Tribal Council from Survivor 46, along with the various hijinks that preceded it, but in no way seemed to prepare anyone for it. What happened?

More sneaky sneaky, less sloppy sloppy

Episode 7: More sneaky sneaky, less sloppy sloppy

Published: April 11, 2024

It's another rock-draw-driven outcome in Episode 7 of Survivor 46 (just as it was at the same point last season), but as Damnbueno recounts, the intra-Nami squabbling kept things interesting as the two teams attended separate Tribals.

To overplay, or underplay? That is the question

Episode 6: To overplay, or underplay? That is the question

Published: April 4, 2024

It's three tribes, one shelter in Episode 6 of Survivor 46, and Damnbueno gives his thoughts on the unfolding aggressive plays and subtle moves as the semi-merge moves through its new era checkpoints. Who is now best positioned for the future?

Wild cards and wild strategies

Episode 5: Wild cards and wild strategies

Published: March 28, 2024

After a history of loose-cannon players (and how to deal with them), Damnbueno celebrates Episode 5 of Survivor 46 finally revealing the strategic lines within a tribe that isn't Yanu, and the plays and overplays that led to this week's boot.

To lead or not to lead

Episode 4: To lead or not to lead

Published: March 21, 2024

Damnbueno examines the perils of (visible) leadership, as Episode 4 of Survivor 46 shows us Yanu members grappling with perceived vs. actual leadership, someone leading her tribe on a wild goose chase, and jumping lessons.

Lifestyles of the rich and (too) truthful

Episode 3: Lifestyles of the rich and (too) truthful

Published: March 14, 2024

As Survivor 46 settles into its regular run-time, Damnbueno talks about the episode's over-sharing (with one exception), and its "miracles for one are a tragedy for someone else" ending. Plus a look back at players who "don't need the money."

A wide variety of mistakes

Episode 2: A wide variety of mistakes

Published: March 7, 2024

It's another two-hour Survivor 46 episode, this one spending a long time in the Yanu camp. Damnbueno gives his reactions to their and the other tribe's various strategic triumphs and misplays.

Could this be my dream season?

Episode 1: Could this be my dream season?

Published: Febuary 29, 2024

With an extra-long, two-hour Survivor 46 premiere, Damnbueno has a lot of ground to cover, but luckily, one guy keeps volunteering to be in every scene, and keeps messing up and/or quitting. Jelinsky got the title quote and the focus, which unfortunately carried over to Tribal, but Damnbueno is happy about what looks like the perfect mix of contestant types.

But I don't make predictions!

Pre-season: But I don't make predictions!

Published: Febuary 25, 2024

With the Survivor 46 premiere days away, Damnbueno has watched all of the contestants' pre-game interviews, made when the actual game was mere days away, and has come up with a list of potential standouts and longshots. But he doesn't make predictions.

damnbuenoDamnbueno got his nickname in 8th grade Spanish class when his friend shouted out "You're pretty damn good at Spanish." The teacher insisted he say it in Spanish, so the friend said "Esto es damn bueno en Espanol." The nickname stuck. These days, when he's not forgetting his 8th grade Spanish, Damnbueno is indulging his obsession with all things Survivor. Reach him in the comments section here at True Dork Times.