"He Played Me": An Interview with Survivor: Vanuatu's Julie , by David Bloomberg: Julie made it to the Final Five, but was booted by Chris as part of his winning plan. What did she think of the way Chris played the game? Did she have a specific strategy? Why did she go along with the vote to oust Eliza and keep Chris? Julie tells us this and more, right here!
"I Knew What I Had to Say": An Interview with 'Survivor: Vanuatu' Winner Chris Daugherty, by David Bloomberg: Most gamblers wouldn’t have put a dollar on Chris Daugherty’s chances of winning Survivor: Vanuatu. He caused the men to lose the first challenge and then was the only man left with a bunch of allied women around him. But he pulled it off! In this exclusive interview with RealityNewsOnline, Chris explains his plans and talks about how he made his decisions.
"All of Your Strategies Fly Out the Window": An Interview with Survivor's Eliza, by David Bloomberg: Eliza was in danger from the very first time her tribe voted. Despite it all, she made it to the Final Four. However, she finally made an ally, and that ally was Chris - who voted to send her home. In this exclusive interview with RealityNewsOnline, Eliza tells us why she trusted Chris, what her original strategy was, and much more!
Survivor: Vanuatu's Finale and Reunion - Redemption All the Way Around , by Ken Kellam III: After degenerating into a cure for insomnia according to some viewers, Survivor: Vanuatu redeemed itself with a spectacular finale and reunion show - as did some of the castaways. Join Ken as he looks at these and other issues.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 14: The End , by Mike DeGeorge: The end is here! We all know that Chris is the Sole Survivor, but there's more to find out! In this special Insider edition, we hear special interviews from the final four after the reunion, as well as the standard post-eviction interviews of Eliza and Scout. It's a click away!
Survivor: Vanuatu - Why Twila Lost , by David Bloomberg: Twila came out of Survivor: Vanuatu as one of its most memorable players. However, she didn’t come out with a million dollars. Did the first have anything to do with the second? What doomed her chances in front of the jury? Why did Twila lose?
Survivor: Vanuatu - Why Scout Lost , by David Bloomberg: Scout made it much further than most people would have predicted and helped to turn the game completely on its head. But she still didn’t win the big prize, or even make it to the finals. How did she make it so far, only to miss out at the end? Why did Scout lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 15: A Winning Run , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Chris may not have hit a strategic homerun, but in the end, a combination between luck, strategy, and outstanding rhetorical skills won him the game. For more details, as well as where Professor Sadow ranks Chris with other past Survivor players, read on.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Why Chris Won , by David Bloomberg: Chris is the first strategically-deserving winner in several seasons, but he was almost sent home in the very first episode! How did he overcome the odds to walk away with a million dollars? Why did Chris win?
Survivor: Vanuatu - Why Eliza Lost , by David Bloomberg: Eliza was frequently sitting at the edge of game disaster, but kept coming back. When she finally trusted somebody, she was sent home. Eliza should not only have learned from previous seasons, but from the behavior of her fellows at Vanuatu with her. How many clichés did Eliza need to understand? Why did Eliza lose?
Surviving the Vanuatu Reunion: "Chris Can Lie to Anyone", by David Bloomberg: It’s all said and done - but there was a lot that was said and done that needs resolution. Has anybody forgiven Twila? Can Ami redeem herself in the eyes of viewers? And who else did Chris lie to besides other players? The whole reunion is right here!
Surviving Vanuatu, the Finale: Apologies 'R' Us, by David Bloomberg: It’s finally time to find out who will win a million dollars and the title of Sole Survivor for this ninth edition. First, we cut down from the Final Four to Three to Two. Then it’s a jury with plenty of emotion and all sorts of words that need to be bleeped out. Who will apologize more? Who will really mean it? And will it work? It’s all right here!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 13: Mature Adults , by Mike DeGeorge: The final four is set and the finale is close, but there's still some unfinished business: The Insider footage from Episode 13. We learn more about Twila's explosion the night of Tribal Council, we find out why Eliza was so upset about bananas, and what's the deal with that bandage on Eliza's hand? It's all here.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Could We See the First 7-0 Vote?, by David Bloomberg: Survivor has had several very close votes and a couple blow-outs, but there has never been a shutout. David believes there are three possible Final Two situations that could easily turn into a 7-0 vote this time, though. As the Final Four race towards the finale, what are those possibilities, and why might one finalist end up with a goose egg? Read on to find out!
"I Felt As If I Had Too Much Input": An Interview with Survivor's Ami , by David Bloomberg: Love her or hate her, Ami was definitely one of the most memorable players on Survivor: Vanuatu. She controlled the game through much of the series and then went out in memorable fashion. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, she talks a bit about the all-female alliance plan, responds to some criticism, and tells us why she went along with the plan to oust Eliza.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Advice for the Final Four , by Jeffrey Clinard: It’s down to the end. Three more days, three more Tribal Councils, and one Sole Survivor will remain. But before Sunday’s finale, there are still four players, each of whom wants to win it all. What should each do to make it to the million? Jeffrey has advice for each of them.
Survivor: Vanuatu Episode 13 MVP: Last Man Standing , by Betsy Wasser: Chris found himself as the swing vote to determine which players would make the final four. Should he align himself with Scout and Twila, or break off into a new partnership with Eliza and Julie? Or, could he misfire completely and find himself on the jury? Chris handled the dilemma as best he possibly could, earning himself the MVP award.
Surviving the Jury on Survivor, by Betsy Wasser: Contestants on Survivor face some difficult tests: lack of food, harsh elements, physical challenges, to name a few. But the toughest task players face is surviving the jury. Betsy Wasser analyzes what players should expect from a jury, how to handle questions that are likely to arise, and notes what the final players in Survivor: Vanuatu might anticipate.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Eruptions, Volcanic and Otherwise, by Ken Kellam III: Thursday night was an episode full of surprises - just ask Eliza and Julie about tribal council. But perhaps the biggest surprise is how much action there was without Ami to fuel the volcanic fire. Join Ken as he takes a look at the season’s last Thursday night episode.
Reality News Online 12/10/04 Survivor: Vanuatu - Why Julie Lost , by David Bloomberg: Julie was in a sinking ship and bailing as quickly as she could. In the end, Chris sided with his original alliance. What led to this series of events? What could Julie have done differently? Why did Julie lose?
I Love Her, I Love Her, I Love Her - Yes, I Mean Eliza!, by Phil Kural: Throughout Survivor: Vanuatu, there has been a lot of talk about Eliza’s strategy. Some feel that she has been very lucky, while others feel she knows what she is doing. Phil is one of those who thinks she is very smart. Find out why he thinks she should be the sole Survivor.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 13: Bad Chris!, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Professor Sadow does not agree with Chris' decision this week. In fact, he thinks it may cost him the game. Who has control? Is there any way for Chris to win now? And what if there is a 2-2 tie? The answers are inside.
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 13: Chill OUT!, by Mike DeGeorge: Ami is gone, and the way is clear for a final four of Twila, Scout, Chris, and Eliza. It's simple, right? Maybe not. Can Julie use her friendship with Chris and Eliza's hatred of Twila and Scout to her advantage? Find out inside!
RNO Roundtable: Survivor: Vanuatu - How Will It All Shake Out?, by RealityNewsOnline staff: When you get eight reality show writers together and ask the question as to how they see the outcome of a show like Survivor, it is not surprising to get eight very different opinions. This week, Survivor: Vanuatu comes to an end, and we’ve asked the hard questions. Here’s what our esteemed panel has to say.
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 12 MVP: Listen to Convincing John, by Betsy Wasser: This week’s episode of Survivor was all about convincing one player to vote a certain way. The player who was the most convincing is this week’s MVP.
Survivor: Vanuatu - I'm in the Mood to Sing, Simply Because You're Ousted, by Ken Kellam III: For better or worse (most likely worse), Ami’s ouster has got Ken crooning. Join him for a musical look at the “Queen’s” forced abdication, and he promises to try to stay on key.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Advice for the Remaining Five, by Jeffrey Clinard: With the ousting of Ami, the game has taken another interesting turn. With only five people left, it takes only three votes to control the game. This presents various options for each of the Final Five. What does Jeffrey advise them to do?
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 12: A Long Time Coming, by Mike DeGeorge: There's good news and bad news. The good news? Ami was voted off this week! The bad news? Mike has to recap her final words. As you might expect, Mike has a few things to say about her eviction. Check it out, right here.
"HUGE Mistake on My Part": An Interview with Survivor's Leann , by David Bloomberg: Leann was in a good position heading towards the finals, but then she seemingly threw it all away to get rid of Eliza. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, Leann explains what led to aiming at Eliza, what her plans were, how she intended to play the game, and what she believes was a “HUGE mistake” on her part.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Why Ami Lost , by David Bloomberg: Ami controlled the game for most of her time on the island. But then a big house directed by Scout and Twila came hurtling out of the sky and suddenly the munchkins were singing, “Ding dong, the witch is dead!” How did she lose her power so quickly? Was it caused by one mistake or a series leading up to one final error? Why did Ami lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 12: Finding the Finals , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! It's time to start thinking about who to bring with you to the final two, but you have to get there first! Professor Sadow spells out the strategies each Survivor must employ.
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 12: "Get Over It, Grow Up, Get On With It", by David Bloomberg: With the coup of last week, how will things shake out? Will Ami work her magic mojo on Eliza? Will Scout and Twila get just as cocky as Ami and Leann were? Where will Chris fall in all of this? And who needs to grow up and get over it?
Reality TV Hall of Shame Moment: Leann Knocks Herself out of 'Survivor: Vanuatu', by David Bloomberg: Leann was in a great position as Survivor: Vanuatu headed towards the Final Four. But then, suddenly and without warning, she found herself voted out! What happened? Well let’s just say it was bad enough to end up here!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 11: You Just Never Know..., by Mike DeGeorge: The Pagonging of Lopevi continues... whoops! Wait a minute! Leann went home this week, not Chris! What does she think about it? How did Scout and Twila come to the decision to change their vote? And what does Julie think about the reward challenge? All this, and voting booth confessionals, inside!
Survivor: Vanuatu Episode 11 MVP: Game Changing Moment , by Betsy Wasser: The game may have changed this week, and the person responsible for that shift is this week’s MVP. Who gets the honors? Betsy Wasser has the answer.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Or Is That C.S.I.: Vanuatu?, by Ken Kellam III: Like an unsuspecting turkey gunned down in the name of a Thanksgiving feast, Leann found herself blindsided at the latest tribal council. Join Ken as he enters the reality forensics lab and re-examines the evidence.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Advice for the Remaining Six , by Jeffrey Clinard: Some players, like Chris have heeded Jeffrey’s advice to their own benefit. Others, however, have gone quite a different way and suffered for it. Can any of them still save themselves? If they listen to this advice, they at least have a chance.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Why Leann Lost , by David Bloomberg: Leann was certain that winning immunity this week was not a life and death situation. Leann was wrong. But that certainly wasn’t the only thing she was wrong about! Join David as we find out what happened to so dramatically change Leann’s position and figure out why Leann lost.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 11: Flexible Knives Don't Cut It , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Finally, some satisfying strategic play for once! What was to blame for the girls' meltdown? Can Chris turn his coup into a final four appearance? Professor Sadow has all the details.
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 11: Panic Player?, by David Bloomberg: It all hits the fan as Chris tries to stir things up in feeble hopes of saving himself. Twila is accused of being a “panic player.” Scout is double-teamed. Eliza is paranoid - or is she? And loved ones come for a visit! After all of this is said and done, will Chris still end up going home, leaving the first all-female finals? If you were busy eating turkey, now is your chance to catch up on everything that happened on Survivor this week!
"There Was This Eternal Hope that the Nice Girl Could Finish First": An Interview with Survivor's Dolly , by David Bloomberg: Remember Dolly? The first woman booted from Survivor: Vanuatu answered some questions from RealityNewsOnline about her time in the game, what she had expected, and especially what she thought about being on an all-woman tribe!
"It Is Uncomfortable Knowing You Are Being Judged on Your Gender": An Interview with Survivor's Chad, by David Bloomberg: Chad was the second-to-last man standing, but was sent packing after Scout’s failed coup attempt. RealityNewsOnline talked to him about what others thought of his leg, what he thought of Ami, what some of his other plans were, and much more!
a href="http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article0624.art&page=1" onClick="this.href=FCx(this.href);"> Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 10 MVP: Hanging Chad , by Betsy Wasser: The fact that one of the men went home this week wasn’t a surprise. What was a surprise was that for a while, it looked like it might be Eliza instead. How this strategy was formed, and why it failed, reveals this week’s Most Valuable Player.
"The Men Couldn't Think Clearly Enough": An Interview with Survivor's Rory , by David Bloomberg: The vote against Rory revealed that the female alliance was still intact, much to the dismay of the men. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, Rory tells us what he thinks of Ami, what caused the male downfall, and much more!
"I Feel Good About How I Played": An Interview with Survivor's Sarge , by David Bloomberg: Sarge brought together the older men early and thought he had a solid alliance with two of the women later. As we know, it didn’t turn out that way. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, Sarge tells us: Did he really think he could make it through the whole game without lying and backstabbing? What does he have to say to those who think he was wrong to vote out the younger players first? Does he think he should have kept John K. around longer? And much more!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 10: Kava Hangovers , by Mike DeGeorge: The Pagonging of Lopevi continues, as Chad is the next to go. What are his final thoughts? Did he even have a chance? And what did Twila think of her voting choices? The answers may surprise you!
Survivor: Vanuatu - Advice for the Remaining Seven , by Jeffrey Clinard: The coup failed, which means Scout, Twila, and especially Chris are on the outside. How can they get back in? How can the others use this mistake to advance their own games? Jeffrey has advice for one and all.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Chad Lost , by David Bloomberg: Chad was in a solid all-male alliance. After the swap, he and the other remaining Lopevi men thought they had brought in Julie and Twila. The men were outnumbered and it seemed to be just a matter of time. But is that all there is to it? Or is there something more to explain why Chad lost?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 10: Scout's Honor , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Scout and Twila seem to have erred in their strategic planning. Not only did they wait a week too long to make their move, but they made a number of other mistakes as well. How could they have succeeded? And how can Twila salvage more than fifth? Professor Sadow has the details.
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 10: “I Just Don’t Like the Bitch”, by David Bloomberg: Can the men break into the Estrogen City alliance? Will the women do the men’s work for them? And who doesn’t like which bitch? We’ve got as much drama as a soap opera in this episode!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 9: But He's Not Bitter..., by Mike DeGeorge: Sarge is gone. After a week of mourning, Mike is back to bring you recaps of the Insider footage. Sarge gives his last words, Scout talks about Eliza, and Eliza proves her intelligence. It's all a click away.
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 9 MVP: Winging It , by Betsy Wasser: The latest reward challenge on Survivor was a traditional landmine: the dreaded “snuff another player’s torch” kind of challenge made famous by the Rotu 4 on Survivor: Marquesas. A lesser player can give away too much in a challenge like this. But not an MVP. Who wins the crown this week? Get to reading!
Survivor: Vanuatu - Advice for the Remaining 8, by Jeffrey Clinard: It seems that a lot of these Survivors are in desperate need of good advice, and RNO's resident guru is ready to dish it out! How can the men reverse their fortune? How can Scout regain control of the game? Plus, endgame advice? THIS EARLY? Click to find out more.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Looking for a Few Good Characters , by Ken Kellam III: As Survivor: Vanuatu wears on, Ken continues to search for something worth writing about. Read on to see if he finds anything.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 9: Strategic Genius?, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! The men have been less than strategic geniuses this season, but it's still not too late for Chad and Chris to make it through! How, you ask? Professor Sadow has all the details!
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Sarge Lost , by David Bloomberg: Sarge was the leader of his tribe, the one who formed a Day 1 alliance and stuck to it, the man whose word was as good as gold. But after all was said and done, he ended up as the first member of the jury. Why did Sarge lose?
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 9: Estrogen City?, by David Bloomberg: The men are in a bad position and need to convince two of the women to join them if they are to have a chance at avoiding a Pagonging. Can the game that killed the Rotu 4 back on Survivor: Marquesas similarly help the men out here? As Chris keeps saying, you just never know.
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 8 MVP: Ladies’ Night , by Betsy Wasser: The tribes have merged, which means there’s only one MVP from here on out. With two women – Julie and Twila – in the swing vote position, which one came out on top as the Most Valuable Player?
Survivor: Vanuatu – Advice for the Remaining 9, by Jeffrey Clinard: The game has changed – the tribes have merged and Twila & Julie went back to the women’s alliance. The men are looking to be in big trouble. With all of this going on, what advice does Jeffrey have for the contestants? Read on to find out!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 8: Alas, Rory, We Hardly Knew Ye , by Mike DeGeorge: In a tragedy along the lines of Hamlet and King Lear, Rory was voted out this week and the men realized that their alliances weren't as strong as they thought. In this week's Insider, we learn exactly what Rory thinks about his ouster, and how the men could perhaps have saved themselves.
Has Survivor: Vanuatu Become Survivor: Verytedious?, by Ken Kellam III: What was the most exciting thing to happen on Survivor Vanuatu this week? Or have the Fire Gods burned up all the excitement from the game? Join Ken as he looks for something to write about.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Rory Lost , by David Bloomberg: Rory had been through many ups and downs on Survivor. He seemed doomed early on with the men, but then got new life with the women. He seemed doomed with the women, but managed to pull through. He thought the merge was his saving grace. Instead, it finally spelled the end of the game for him. Why did Rory lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 8: Swing Votes , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! The castaways on Vanuatu learned a big lesson about the importance of swing votes this week. Two tribe members have the unique opportunity to control the rest of the game by forming a voting dyad. Who is it, and how can they control the game? Professor Sadow has the answers!
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 8: “Stupid People Irritate the Living Hell Out of Me”, by David Bloomberg: This week’s episode is all about stupid people. Rory gets irritated by them. Twila thinks certain people would have to be stupid to not worry. And in the end, one side or the other is going to feel pretty stupid when the votes are revealed. Who will it be? Read on to find out!
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episodes 6 & 7 MVPs: Surprise!, by Betsy Wasser: Betsy has chosen her MVPs for episodes 6 and 7 of Survivor: Vanuatu and has been surprised to discover which players deserved it.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 7: All in the Family , by Mike DeGeorge: Another week in the Survivor Insider, and Mike has all the details of the exclusive internet footage. Plus, you voted on who you wanted to see on Survivor: Second Chance, and the votes are tallied! You don't have to stay up all night to see who won this race!
Survivor: Vanuatu – Advice for the Remaining 10, by Jeffrey Clinard: As the remaining Survivors prepare for the merge, factions appear to be forming and most of the players seem to be “getting it.” Here’s how Jeffrey sees it.
Survivor: Vanuatu's Halloween Party: Who's Wearing What, and Who Isn't Fooling Anybody?, by Ken Kellam III: Ken has only one question to ask this week: What if the castaways threw a Halloween Party? Join him as he tries to find the answer.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why John K. Lost , by David Bloomberg: John K. had managed to save himself from being booted while on the all-male Lopevi tribe. Certainly he could outlast the two women on new Lopevi, right? Well, yes, he could have. But he didn’t. Why did John K. lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 7: A Clichéd Result , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Clichés are flying wildly as Professor Sadow examines the results of this week’s Tribal Council and the events that led up to it. Should John have been sent packing? Who is now sitting in the best position? Read on to find out!
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 7: Men vs. Women?, by David Bloomberg: Rory saved himself last week, but does that mean he’s really part of the alliance now? Can Yasur pull themselves out of their losing streak so he doesn’t have to worry? And if so, who should take his place in worrying on Lopevi? It’s all right here.
“I Was Truly Planning to Stick with the Women”: An Interview with Survivor’s Lisa , by David Bloomberg: Lisa was something of an enigma on Survivor. How did she end up in the youngin’ alliance? What was her “backup plan” when she helped vote Mia out? Did any of the women actually buy Rory’s speech? And what does she really think of Ami? She answered all these questions and more in RealityNewsOnline’s interview.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 6: If A Pig is in a Poke, Could Eliza Catch It?, by Mike DeGeorge: Why was Lisa voted out? Why wasn't Eliza voted out? Why did Rory escape the knife? What's going on in Ami's head? What does Lopevi think about Yasur? And why must I be subjected to nine minutes of Lisa?
Survivor: Vanuatu – Advice for the Remaining 11, by Jeffrey Clinard: There was a political shift in the Yasur tribe last week, and it was not the result of a simple change in groupthink. Jeffrey discusses the individual thinking that went into the change in leadership and provides advice for each of the eleven players remaining.
Survivor: Vanuatu - Did the Wrong One Get the Boot?, by Ken Kellam III: Did Lisa deserve to go? Did Eliza deserve to stay? Who does Ken think smuggled a rabbit's foot onto the island? Read on as he explores these and other issues.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Lisa Lost, by David Bloomberg: Lisa seemed to be in a pretty good position. There were three other people who could have been easily voted out before her – Rory, Eliza, and Leann. But her good position turned to bad quickly. Was it just the slip of the tongue that cost her, or was it something deeper? Why did Lisa lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 6: Rumors of his Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Another week, another shakeup on Vanuatu. Alliances are flipped, loyalties are flopped, and strategy goes right out the window. Is anyone strategically sound this week? And how does nakedness enter into the strategic picture? Professor Sadow has the details.
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 6: “Trust” Is a Four-Letter Word , by David Bloomberg: When it comes to Survivor, who can you trust? The people you’ve been allied with all game? The people who happen to be of the same gender as you? The new people saying you’re safe? None of the above? Sometimes, “trust” is a four-letter word, but can it overcome weakness and failure?
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 5 MVPs: Hail to the Chief?, by Betsy Wasser: On the latest episode of Survivor, the earth shook, and then the tribes shook as well, thanks to an earthquake and a tribal mix-up, respectively. Once everything settled, who will come out on top? Why our MVPs, of course.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 5: When Losing Means Winning , by Mike DeGeorge: The tribes have switched and some people are not very happy about where they end up. Others are thrilled. Who fits right in with the tribe? Who thinks it sucks? And what will Bubba take away from his Survivor experience? Find out inside!
Survivor: Vanuatu - Shake-Ups and Shipped Out , by Ken Kellam III: As usual, Survivor has left Ken with more than a few questions. Who is in good shape this week? Whose fortunes have taken a turn for the worse? Are there any answers? Join Ken as he sorts through it all.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Advice for the Remaining 12, by Jeffrey Clinard: Last week, tribal chiefs were named and the tribes were shuffled. It was a good week for some, but not for others. Jeffrey has analyzed all of this and has the following advice for those remaining in the game.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Travis Lost , by David Bloomberg: Travis – or Bubba – went from being in the majority alliance on his tribe to suddenly finding himself in a definite minority! Was there any way he could have turned his position around, or at least deflected attention such that he would have stayed in the tribe? Or did he do something that pretty much guaranteed his ouster? Why did Travis lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 5: Pickers Can't Be Choosers , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! It's time for a tribal switch, and the picking and choosing is a vital strategic element How did Lea and Scout do? And how should the new tribes react? Find out, inside.
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 5: Just Give Me a Signal!, by David Bloomberg: There’s a whole lotta shaking going on as the island is hit by an earthquake – and so is the game! What happens when the tribe members are told to drop their buffs? Who ends up in a better position? Who ends up worse? And will the person busted trying to signal the opposing tribe manage to weasel out of potential trouble because of it?
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 4: Feudin' and Fussin', by Mike DeGeorge: The theme of this week's Survivor: Insider is fights. Eliza and Lisa go at it, and Leann comments. We see the aftermath of Ami's comments about Twila from last week's Tribal Council. Bubba talks about all the fighting going on at Lopevi. All this and, of course, Brady's last words and vote comments, all inside!
“What a Helpless Feeling!”: An Interview with Survivor’s J.P., by David Bloomberg: John P. (J.P.) was voted out for being “too good looking, too strong, and too dangerous.” Now he talks to RealityNewsOnline about how he prepared for the show, how he played the game, and what big mistake the young guys made that set them all up to be voted off.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Advice for the Remaining 13, by Jeffrey Clinard: The positions of the men and women shifted dramatically in just one episode. With that, advice must change as well. What does Jeffrey have to say about Lopevi’s performances in the challenges? How can they turn things around? And how can each player put him/herself in a better position?
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 4 MVPs: Native Talent , by Betsy Wasser: The women dominated on the latest episode of Survivor: Vanuatu, winning two challenges. Which member of their tribe was the best of the best? And of the lagging Lopevi tribe, which player dominated?
Survivor: Vanuatu - Who Gets No Respect?, by Ken Kellam III: Since the world said good-bye this week to comedian Rodney Dangerfield, it got Ken to wondering who gets no respect on the island. Read on as he attempts to answer this question, and of course, ask a few more.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Brady Lost , by David Bloomberg: Brady seemed like a sure bet to go far on Survivor: Vanuatu. Ex-military, FBI, good looks, nice guy – what could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately for him, that wasn’t enough. Or maybe it was too much. What happened to send Brady packing early? Why did Brady lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 4: Brother, Can You Spare a Clue?, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! The elders made a controversial move this week, and Professor Sadow thinks it was right on the money. How will this affect future game play, and how can the members of the elders reach the end? Find out, inside.
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 4: Momentum Is a Funny Thing, by David Bloomberg: In the game of Survivor, momentum often shifts back and forth frequently. Can somebody make use of this fact to sway votes over to their side? Why is Bubba being lectured by Rory, of all people, on being looked at as a loner? And how are the women doing now that Mia is gone? Find out right here!
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 3 MVPs: All About Immunity, by Betsy Wasser: In a new twist to Survivor, we had two tribal councils and two players with individual immunity before the merge. It’s important for players to be able to adjust to unexpected twists and turns, and this week’s MVPs excelled at just that.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 3: The Inside of My Eyelids, by Mike DeGeorge: What do you get when you take one fairly dull episode, a blah group of Survivors, and lots and lots of Mia? An unhappy recapper. Join Mike as he wades through this week's RIVETING Insider footage.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Advice for the Remaining 14, by Jeffrey Clinard: The producers of Survivor like to throw in political games to see how the tribes react. That happened last week with sending John to the women’s camp and having him bestow immunity on one of them. How does Jeffrey think the women did in playing this little game? How about John, and the other men? There is advice for all of them.
“I Was Not Afraid to Speak My Mind”: An Interview with Survivor: Vanuatu’s Mia, by David Bloomberg: Mia was the second woman voted off of Survivor: Vanuatu, and she went out with a bang after her argument with Twila. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, she tells us why she said Twila was “deceiving,” if John K. revealed any of his tribe’s secrets, if she wishes she’d toned it down a bit, and more!
Survivor: Vanuatu – Mama Mia, Loud Enough for Ya?, by Ken Kellam III: As usual, Ken has numerous questions regarding the latest episode of Survivor: Vanuatu, although he fears if he were there, he might not be able to hear himself ask those questions. Follow along as he shares his observations.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 3: Switches and Turns, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! How strategically stupid is Eliza? How strategically smart is Lisa? And what about the men? Whose moves made strategic sense, and who needs to fire up a signal flare? Read on.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Mia Lost, by David Bloomberg: Mia was convinced somebody from the elder alliance would join the youngins to help get rid of Twila. She was wrong. In fact, she was wrong about a lot of things. Is that what caused her exit, or was it something more? Why did Mia lose?
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why John P. Lost, by David Bloomberg: John P. (or J.P.) seemed like the kind of guy who could go far on Survivor. Unfortunately, some of his teammates felt that, well, he seemed like the kind of guy who could go far on Survivor. But that doesn’t explain everything. This article, however, does. Why did John P. lose?
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 3: The Generation Gap – Times Two, by David Bloomberg: Two Tribal Councils. Two people voted off. Two alliances in each tribe. When you multiply that all together, what do you get? One heck of a lot of fighting! Read on to find out what it’s all about.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 2: It's a Cold, Cold World, by Mike DeGeorge: Apparently, being on Survivor is not a pleasant experience. Could you have ever guessed? In this week's Insider videos, our beloved gang complain about the cold, talk about the challenges, complain about the cold, explain their t-shirts, complain about the cold, talk about their feet, and let's not forget, complain about the cold.
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 2 MVPs: Respect Your Elders, by Betsy Wasser: It’s become a pretty common tribal dynamic on Survivor for the older members of the tribe to square off against the younger members, and this season appears to be no exception. Will the younger members of the two tribes or the older members walk away with this week’s MVP awards? Read on to find out.
“The Strong Members of a Male Tribe Seem to Have a Disadvantage”: An Interview with Survivor’s Brook, by David Bloomberg: Brook was the first one voted out of Survivor: Vanuatu. In this exclusive interview with RealityNewsOnline, he explains why he was targeted, who was supposed to vote with his side, why he thinks he lost, and much more!
Survivor Vanuatu - Advice for the Remaining 16, by Jeffrey Clinard: Last week, the women had their first visit to Tribal Council. Now that group dynamics are becoming more obvious, what new advice does Jeffrey have for each of the players? Read on to find out!
Survivor: Vanuatu – Goodbye, Dolly, Was Your Ouster Folly?, by Ken Kellam III: Well, it's obvious from the title that the latest episode of Survivor: Vanuatu reminds Ken of a showtune. But what classic piece of literature came to mind while he was watching? Read on as he answers this question, and of course, asks a whole lot of others.
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Dolly Lost, by David Bloomberg: Dolly came to Tribal Council thinking she held all the cards. She was the deciding vote. It was up to her who stayed and who had her torch snuffed. But that’s not the way it turned out. Instead, Dolly was sent packing. How did she go from the height of power to the long walk home? Why did Dolly lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 2: Dolly Madness!, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! It's Yasur's turn to sit under Professor Sadow's microscope. Dolly was stuck between two alliances, which put her in a fantastic strategic position. But it took a number of other strategic mistakes to throw that advantage down the drain. What happened? Find out inside!
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 2: Monkey in the Middle, by David Bloomberg: Can the men come back and win a challenge? Uh oh – there’s another balance beam involved in one of them! Who isn’t fitting in on each team? And who is playing both sides but keeps getting pulled back and forth? Read all about it right here!
Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 1 MVPs – Looking for Balance, by Betsy Wasser: The MVP awards for the first episode of Survivor: Vanuatu all came down to balance. Which players were able to balance what was important with what wasn’t? Which players on each tribe contributed the most to their teams?
Survivor: Vanuatu – By Hook or By Crook, But Bye, Bye Brook?, by Ken Kellam III: The names and locations have changed, and for that matter, so have the questions, and Ken has lots of 'em. Join him as he tries to make sense of the first episode of Survivor: Vanuatu.
Survivor Vanuatu - Advice for the Remaining 17, by Jeffrey Clinard: Survivor is back, and so is Jeffrey Clinard. Each week, he will analyze the situation and offer strategic advice to help each Survivor figure out his or her position in the game, as well as to ensure surviving tribal council, and, ultimately, win the game. It’s not easy, but who said that earning $1,000,000 in a little over a month would be? Here is his initial assessment.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 1: Adventures in Water and Fire, by Mike DeGeorge: For the past few seasons, CBS has provided The Survivor Insider, a special weekly look at some bonus footage that didn't make it into that week's episode. This week, join Mike as he recaps Insider video of Yasur's fight to keep warm, everyone's need for water, and, as always, details of ALL the tribal council votes! And what about that alliance that we didn't hear anything about in the episode?
Survivor: Vanuatu – Why Brook Lost, by David Bloomberg: Chris failed to get over the balance beam, causing the men to lose the first challenge. But it was Brook who was sent packing. Why did the majority of his tribe target him instead of the seemingly obvious choice? Why did Brook lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 1: Exerting Authority!, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! A surprising amount of strategy for a first episode. They key is exerting authority and key decision making. Who was the best strategist this week?
Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 1: Caught Off-Balance?, by David Bloomberg: Once again, the men battle the women in a game of Survivor. And once again, the men have to face their deadliest foe – the balance beam! Can the Vanuatu men succeed where the Amazon men failed and conquer the beam to win immunity, or will a loss catch somebody off-balance? And how do the men react to finding out Chad has an artificial leg?
What Vanuatu Survivors Should Have Learned, by David Bloomberg: Over the course of the past eight seasons of Survivor, it should be obvious that contestants need to learn certain rules to play by. Sure, sometimes the rules are broken and a person succeeds, like Vecepia, but more often they work more or less perfectly, as they did for Brian. Building on all eight series, here is an newly updated look at what the Vanuatu Survivors should have learned if they have been paying attention.
RNO Roundtable: ‘Survivor: Vanuatu’ Predictions, by RealityNewsOnline staff: It’s that time again – time for RealityNewsOnline writers to present their thoughts on how this season of Survivor will go down. Will they be right or totally off-base? One thing is for certain – our writers definitely don’t agree! Read on for our spoiler-free predictions.
Strategic Predictions for ‘Survivor: Vanuatu’, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: Professor Sadow is back to once again put his statistical methods to the test. Can he predict who will win Survivor: Vanuatu and how all 18 will do? Or will a reader, using his own scientific methods involving plastic eggs, be able to out-predict him? Read on to see what they say!
Survivor: Vanuatu Players Revealed, by David Bloomberg: CBS has revealed the next group of Survivor players, and RealityNewsOnline has a first look. It’s an interesting group, with a former professional wrestler, an amputee, an FBI agent, and more!
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