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Survivor: Palau Finale and Reunion Show – Hurray for Tommywood!, by Ken Kellam III: As Survivor: Palau came to a conclusion, it looked like an ending straight out of Hollywood. Or could Tinseltown have come up with something this good? Join Ken as he takes one last look at the Survivor that was Palau.
Hall of Shame Moment: Ian’s Fateful and Faulty Final Decision on ‘Survivor: Palau’, by David Bloomberg: Ian Rosenberger fought hard to get to the Final Three. He fought even harder on the longest challenge ever, hanging on to a buoy for almost 12 hours to try to win immunity and face the jury for a million dollars. Instead, he made a decision that might have seemed honorable, but was absolutely horrible from a game perspective, he took a dive. Despite everything else, the Reality TV Hall of Shame had no choice but to give him a Hall of Shame Moment.
Survivor: Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 14, by Brian Towers: The final four tell all! Ian discusses his decision to put Tom and Katie in the final two, Jenn talks about why a women’s alliance didn’t work, Katie shares how she felt at that brutal final tribal council, and Tom faces some ribbing about getting drunk on all that rum! Plus, Jenna finally meets Tom, who she’s been talking about all season. Will Haterade be served?
An "Insider" Look at the Survivor: Palau Finale: Holding On, by Mike DeGeorge: You wouldn't think an Insider consisting solely of two challenges, one Tribal Council, and two final interviews would be very interesting, would you? You'd be wrong - when you have a finale like Survivor had, you can't help but be riveted to the extra footage! Watch Jenn talk more in one clip than she did the entire game! See what Ian has to say about his incredible decision. And best of all - NO KATIE!
“I Wanted the Jury to Know What Was Really Going On”: An Interview with Survivor’s Caryn, by David Bloomberg: Caryn made it to the Final Five without the benefit of even having an alliance. Was that her plan? When did she realize she wasn’t in the core Koror? What did she hope to gain through Tom? And was Katie as bad as she seemed – or even worse? Caryn answers all of these questions and more, right here!
Survivor: Palau – Why Tom Won, by David Bloomberg: Tom played Survivor the way he lived his life. But most people who do that don’t come anywhere near the winner’s circle. How was Tom different? What did he do to make it past the point where he was an aid to his tribe? Why did Tom win?
Survivor: Palau – Why Katie Lost, by David Bloomberg: Katie played a great game – if her goal was to get to second place. If the idea was to win, though, she had far too many problems. Where did she go wrong? Why couldn’t she make it to the million dollars? Why did Katie lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, the Finale: Two in the Bush Is Not Better Than One in the Hand, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Professor Sadow has plenty to say about the strategic failings that occurred in the final few days of Survivor: Katie. What basic mistakes did Ian make to lead him to the point of no return? And what about the others? Is anybody fit to be in his “Top 15 Performances of All Time” list? Read on to find out!
Survivor: Palau – Why Ian Lost , by David Bloomberg: It’s all too easy to say that Ian lost because he jumped out of the game in the final immunity challenge. But that doesn’t come close to answering why he did that. Those are the reasons that truly explain Ian’s actions. So let’s take a look at them as we investigate why Ian lost.
Survivor: Palau – Why Jenn Lost, by David Bloomberg: Jenn lasted longer than perhaps would have been expected after Gregg left, and came as close to the Final Three as possible without actually making it. But by that point did Jenn really have a chance at winning anyway, or did she essentially give up the game earlier? Why did Jenn lose?
Surviving the Palau Early Show – The Final Four Ride Again, by David Bloomberg: The Final Four are back again, this time on The Early Show. What do Tom, Ian, Katie, and Jenn add to the previous night’s reunion discussion? Why didn’t the women go for an all-female alliance? What is the relationship between Ian and Katie? What other topics do they address that weren’t hit on previously? Read all about it right here!
Surviving the Palau Reunion: Domination and Revelation, by David Bloomberg: You thought all was revealed in the Survivor: Palau finale? Ha! Not even close! Join David as he brings you through everything that was discussed at the Survivor reunion, including some pretty impressive surprises!
Surviving Palau, the Finale: “Nobody Would Have Predicted This Move”, by David Bloomberg: The game of Survivor can be unpredictable, but sometimes it can be downright shocking! The two-hour finale gives us three Tribal Councils – including two rather nasty ones. But it’s what happens in between that is truly surprising. Read on for all the details!
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 13, by Brian Towers: This week, Caryn Goedel answers questions from hosts Jenna Morasca and Dalton Ross in addition to calls from viewers. Does she regret her outburst at Tribal Council? What did she think of the Katie-Ian confrontation? Why didn't the women's alliance ever get it together? The answers are right here!
Survivor: Palau - Who Will Go in Episode 14?, by Wesley Rice: As we head into the finale, Wesley turns to the genuis of Mark Twain to help him predict one of the most unpredictable finales yet. Should we bet on their business sense showing through, or will "man's character" in the form of Tom and Ian's game-long alliance, win out? Wesley brings the predictions, as always with no spoilers!
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 4, by Jeffrey Clinard: One more episode left, and everyone has a chance to win it. How can each of the final four of Tom, Ian, Katie, and Jenn ensure that they are in front of the jury, and that the jury writes their names down? Jeffrey, as always, has the advice!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 13: War is Hell, by Mike DeGeorge: One of the best Insider episodes of the season gives us some insight into why Ian chose Tom to go with him to the reward, why Katie reacted so badly to it, and what Jenn intends to do about ensuring herself a finals slot. Plus, as always, last words from this week's evicted contestant and Tribal Council votes.
Survivor: Palau Episode 13 MVP: None of the Above?, by Betsy Wasser: You would think that if a player makes it to the top five in Survivor that they might have the stuff to win an MVP trophy. You’d think so, but Betsy isn’t sure if that’s the case.
Surviving the Jury on Survivor, by Betsy Wasser: They’ve survived the elements, the challenges, the twists, and most importantly, each other. But when the players on Survivor: Palau are narrowed to two, those players will face what may be their toughest challenge yet: the jury. Based on what’s happened in seasons past, the players should be prepared. Here’s what they should have learned to expect.
Survivor: Palau - All in the Family Koror, by Ken Kellam III: Well, just as last week, Survivor: Palau saw players make blunders that bordered on sitcomish. But who’s a Meathead, who’s a Dingbat, and who should’ve been stifled? Find out as Ken reveals his “Bunker mentality.”
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 13: Survivor: Katie, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! The lack of strategy this season has been nothing short of appalling, and this week is no exception. Thanks to this, everyone in the final four has a realistic shot. Everyone, of course, except Katie, but that's OK, because everything revolves around her anyway, so much so that Professor Sadow has renamed this season in her honor.
Survivor: Palau – Why Caryn Lost , by David Bloomberg: Caryn picked herself up from a certain finish outside the top five to a potential Final Two player. But as quickly as she turned her game life around, she completed the circle by going in the opposite direction and out the door. What caused her to lose so much standing? Why did Caryn lose?
Surviving Palau, Episode 13: Drama Queens, by David Bloomberg: Last week, Katie was ready to flip on pals Tom and Ian. At the last minute, Ian forced her to vote with them, but she wasn’t very happy about it. In fact, there is a lot that Katie isn’t happy about, and we get to hear all about it. This episode has everything – drama, hypocrisy, drama, crying, drama, backstabbing, more crying, more drama still, and one hell of a Tribal Council!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 12: Five Plus One Equals Jury, by Mike DeGeorge: The man who got Stephenie voted out returns to the scene of the crime to give his thoughts on the game. What does Gregg think about his strategy, his relationship with Jenn, and being voted out early? Plus, lots more on the families!
Survivor: Palau, Episode 12 MVP: Bust a Move , by Betsy Wasser: If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Young MC, it’s this, “If you want it, you’ve got it,” but only if you bust a move. This week’s Survivor MVP did just that.
Survivor: Palau – Who Will Go in Episode 13?, by Wesley Rice: One more person will be voted out to bring us to the Final Four. The obvious choice would be Jenn – but things have been changing so quickly of late, is the obvious choice also the correct one? Read on for Wesley’s spoiler-free predictions!
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 5, by Jeffrey Clinard: This week marked a major change in the game, as Gregg made his move and was out-foxed by Tom and Ian. But have the new power couple handed the game to the women? How can they make the finals? Jeffrey dishes out the advice, inside!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 12: Purple Rocks in their Heads, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Gregg is gone, as he apparently so desperately wanted since he displayed all the strategy and forethought of a battering ram. Someone is going to have to step up and take control of the game. Will it be Ian? The Women? Or no one? Professor Sadow breaks it down.
Survivor: Palau - A Blunder of Sitcom-ish Proportions, by Ken Kellam III: Gregg’s blunder in the latest installment of Survivor: Palau brings to mind a sitcom or two, and as usual, a few questions from Ken. Read on for the plots, uh, details
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 12, by Brian Towers: Gregg Carey is this week's guest on a very interesting Survivor: Live with Dalton Ross and Jenna Morasca. What does he think about being voted out? Did he see it coming? And how is his relationship with Jenn? Get the answers inside!
Survivor: Palau – Why Gregg Lost, by David Bloomberg: Gregg thought he had it made. He had a plan, and the plan was working perfectly. Until he saw the votes come up with his name, he had no idea what was going on. So what turned his game on its head? How did he get overthrown? Why did Gregg lose?
Surviving Palau, Episode 12: “Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures”, by David Bloomberg: Stephenie is gone, so Gregg can continue work on the big plan, right? But what happens when the tribe is split up? Who sees desperate times ahead for themselves and decides to think about desperate measures? Who wins an Academy Award for their acting? You’ll just have to read on to find out!
Survivor: Palau, Episode 11 MVP: Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful , by Betsy Wasser: We can never forget the commercial in which Kelly LeBroc begged us to not hate her because she’s beautiful. Now Tom is begging the other players not to hate him – or vote him out, anyway – because he’s threatening. Did it do any good?
“Never Underestimate Yourself!”: An Interview with Survivor’s Stephenie, by David Bloomberg: Stephenie was the last Ulong standing, and for a while it looked like she just might make it on Koror. It didn’t happen that way, though, and now Stephenie explains to us just what her alliance with Tom, Ian, and Katie was supposed to be. Why did they break it? What did she try to do in response? All of that and more is right here!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 11: Angel on My Shoulder, by Mike DeGeorge: Stephenie is gone, which is a shame. But on the upside, we get whole segments of a freshened-up HOT Stephenie! What does she have to say about her time on the island, and what did she take away from the experience? What does Gregg think about Steph's performance? And as always, a look inside the voting booth!
“I Wrote My Own Destiny”: An Interview with Survivor’s Janu, by David Bloomberg: Janu was the first person to voluntarily leave Survivor but still remain on the jury – a decision that caused no end of controversy. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, Janu flat-out answers the question of whether Jeff Probst manipulated her into quitting, she addresses how she tried to deal with her tribemates, she talks about her plans going into Survivor, and much more!
Survivor: Palau - Who Will Go in Episode 12?, by Wesley Rice: This season of Survivor has been tough to predict, partly because of the interesting twists in the game and partly because the players don't seem that interested in strategic thinking. But Wesley thinks he's figured out all the angles for this episode, as he predicts who will be sent home next, as always with no spoilers!
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 6, by Jeffrey Clinard: We're coming down to the wire, and the remaining Survivors have to make their final decisions of how to make the final three. Each Survivor has a clear path, but how will they get there? As always, Jeffrey dispenses the advice.
“I Did Not Live Up to My Potential”: An Interview with Survivor: Palau’s Kim, by David Bloomberg: Kim left the Ulong tribe a number of weeks back, but RealityNewsOnline caught up to her to talk about her time on the show. Why didn’t she work harder? What did she think of Probst’s questions about her relationship with tribemate Jeff? What was her strategy? Kim answers all of these questions and more right here
Survivor: Palau – Have You Ever Met a Tougher Chick?, by Ken Kellam III: Just how tough was Stephenie? How will she be remembered? Join Ken as he tackles these and other issues.
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 11, by Brian Towers: Week Eleven brings the most recently evicted Survivor, Stephenie LaGrossa onto the show with hosts Jenna Morasca and Dalton Ross. What does Stephenie think about losing? What regrets does she have? Will Jenna steer every topic into discussion about herself and her irrational hatred of Tom? Find out inside!
Survivor: Palau – Why Stephenie Lost, by David Bloomberg: Stephenie made it two votes past where many people would have expected her to leave. However, under the right circumstances she could have kept moving forward. What would those circumstances have been? How could she have moved the tribe in that direction? Why did Stephenie lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 11: Thinking Stupidly, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Janu's departure threw a bit of a wrench in strategy, so Professor Sadow wonders exactly what was going on last week and how the vote would have gone and why. In addition, he tries to fathom the questionable strategy. Wish him luck.
Surviving Palau, Episode 11: “Don’t Mess With the Plan!”, by David Bloomberg: Gregg has a plan. What the plan consists of is not really clear, but he will be very upset if this plan is messed with. But who is doing the messing? Stephenie? Caryn? Katie? Jenn? Tom? Ian? All of the above? You’ll have to read on to find out.
Why Survivor: Palau’s Janu Is Not in the Hall of Shame, by David Bloomberg: Janu did something on Survivor that has earned several other reality show contestants spots in the Reality TV Hall of Shame in the past – she quit. But after much debate and consideration, she will not be getting her own spot here. Why not? Read on to find out.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 10: Even Showgirls Get the Blues, by Mike DeGeorge: Janu is gone, and her exit stirred up a lot of talk around the ol' Survivor water cooler. You'd expect her final words and day after confessional to be chock-full of interesting inside information. You'd be wrong, but there's still plenty of good stuff there. Plus, we get classic footage of Katie being catty as only she can, and some discussion of the challenges. It's all inside!
Survivor: Palau - Who Will Go in Episode 11?, by Wesley Rice: Wesley has a correct prediction streak going, but Episode 11 might throw a wrench in his path. Who goes this week will depend on how a number of different scenarios play out. Wesley has the predictions, as always with no spoilers!
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 10, by Brian Towers: Jenna Morasca and Dalton Ross once again bring us another edition of Survivor Live, CBS.com's internet talk show. Of course, their guest is the latest castaway to quit the game, Janu Tornell. What does Janu have to say about her time on the island? Did Jeff coerce her into quitting? Find out the answers inside!
Survivor: Palau – Janu, Probst, and Much Ado About Nothing , by David Bloomberg: When Janu quit from Survivor: Palau, accusations started flying that host Jeff Probst had somehow forced her into that decision. David provides at a minute-by-minute evaluation of Tribal Council to help evaluate these claims, plus he looks at Probst overall as a host and what Janu has had to say about the whole situation.
Survivor: Palau – Advice for the Remaining 7, by Jeffrey Clinard: When Janu quit the game, it sent shockwaves through the remaining Survivors, altering game plans all the way around. What should each player do now to take advantage of the new situation? Jeffrey is here with his usual sage advice. Will the players listen to it like they listened to the chief?
Survivor: Palau - Who’s Cunning, and Who’s Vicious?, by Ken Kellam III: Who was seen in a new light on the latest episode of Survivor: Palau? And who’s the week’s M.V.P. (Most Vicious Person)? Join Ken as he explores the answers to these and other questions.
Survivor: Palau – Why Janu Lost, by David Bloomberg: Janu wanted to leave the game, but her tribe wouldn’t let her go. So she took that power away from them and did it anyway. However, a series of events led up to that point – events that could have been used by Janu to turn the game in a completely different direction. Why did it lead to a torch lying on the ground? Why did Janu lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 10: The Princes and the Couple , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Last week, Professor Sadow questioned whether the Couple were playing the game well or very stupidly. Judging from this week's episode, the answer should be rather obvious. Who will the royalty take with them to the final three? Is there a way to prevent that outcome? Find out inside!
Surviving Palau, Episode 10: “Survivor Isn’t Always About Fairness”, by David Bloomberg: The theme to tonight’s episode is fairness. What is fair? Should you bring somebody along in the game because they deserve it? Should you boot somebody who doesn’t deserve it? Or should you play according to what benefits you the most, and to hell with any ideas of fairness? These are deep philosophical discussions that affect the outcome of the tenth episode.
Survivor: Palau – Who Will Go in Episode 10?, by Wesley Rice: Wesley gets right to the point in his prediction as to which Survivor will go home this week. But as Survivor fans have learned, anything can, and often does, happen at this stage of the game. Can Janu survive?
Survivor: Palau, Survivor Live Recap, Episode 9, by Brian Towers: Coby reveals why he pulled Stephenie aside so blatantly, why he picked Caryn over Angie, and what it was like to play on a tribe that never lost on this edition of Survivor Live. And Jenn and Dalton are pouring out some Haterade. Who’s it for? Read on.
Survivor: Palau, Episode 9 MVP: One Singular Sensation, by Betsy Wasser: Stephenie managed to be the last surviving Ulong, was assimilated into Koror, and despite being an outsider, survived tribal council easily. Could anyone else be the MVP this week? Of course not!
“Nobody Could Control Me”: An Interview with Survivor’s Coby, by David Bloomberg: Coby was playing a good game up until the merge, when he let it all hang out. What does he have to say about how he played the game? Why didn’t he join with Gregg and Jenn to overthrow the ruling alliance? Why did he purposely pull Stephenie aside in front of everybody? Coby answers all of these questions and more right here!
Survivor: Palau – What Crawled in Your Buff and Died?, by Ken Kellam III: The game has changed, and so have the questions. Join Ken as he asks a whole new set of them, and offers his usual observations along the way.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 9: Million Dollar Donut, by Mike DeGeorge: Last week, Mike said that Survivor: Palau needed more Coby. This week, he gets his wish. Kind of. As usual, we get Coby's final words from post-council and the day after, as well as Stephenie's reaction to the merge news, and Koror's reaction to the Immunity Challenge.
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 8, by Jeffrey Clinard: We're at a crucial part of the game, as the mini-alliances have formed and everyone else is jockeying for position. Who are the core alliances, and who should concentrate on being the swing vote? Jeffrey has advice for all!
Survivor: Palau – Why Coby Lost, by David Bloomberg: Coby came into the ninth episode in a surprisingly strong position. He appeared to be on the outside but a new outsider was joining them. Another outsider had essentially checked out of the game. And Coby wasn’t really an outsider because of the plan Gregg had come to him with. So with all this going for him, why did Coby lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 9: Coupling, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Are Gregg and Jennifer in the best position to make the final two? They could be, if they're thinking ahead. Professor Sadow hopes that the fact that they sold their secret ally Coby down the river means that they have a grand scheme in mind. Either that, or they're just stupid.
Surviving Palau, Episode 9: “I’m Baitman!”, by David Bloomberg: Stephenie is the lone remaining Ulong. Certainly producers won’t make her live alone, right? Right? As the game begins to change, how do the various members of Koror handle it? And why has Coby taken on the new superhero identity of “Baitman”?
Survivor: Palau, Episode 8 MVPs: Alone!, by Betsy Wasser: With only two people left on Ulong and one of them sent home this week, it’s not exactly hard to narrow down who the MVP is there. That said, Stephenie absolutely deserves the win. Who on Koror will join her?
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 8: Watch the Beak!, by Mike DeGeorge: It's an Ulong-fest in the Insider this week! Bobby Jon discusses his time on the island and his thoughts on Stephenie. Also, he and Stephenie predict what will happen at that night's Tribal Council. Meanwhile, in the Ulong-less section of the show, Coby dishes on the dirty tribe.
Survivor: Palau - Who Will Go in Episode 9?, by Wesley Rice: Stephenie is literally a tribe of one, so once again the big question surrounding the episode is HOW will someone get kicked out just as much as WHO. Will Tribe Steph take out someone from Koror, or will Episode 9's Tribal Council be really, really quick? Wesley has the predictions, as always with no spoilers!
Losing Like Nobody Has Lost Before: The Ulong Tribe from ‘Survivor: Palau’, by David Bloomberg: After the first series of Survivor, “Pagong” became a verb. Now, after the tenth, we can expect the same to happen with “Ulong.” This was a tribe that was never really a team – and it showed as they lost every single immunity challenge, a feat that has never even been approached before and might never be again.
Survivor: Palau - I Believe We Have a Winner, by Ken Kellam III: With the game down to nine, is there a clear-cut winner? Ken thinks so, but there are plenty of other questions he doesn’t have an answer for, at least not yet.
“I Just Wasn't Going to Quit”: An Interview with Survivor’s Bobby Jon , by David Bloomberg: Bobby Jon was the second-to-last member of Ulong to be sent home. What was the experience like? How might things have been different in other circumstances? How did he feel about people quitting while he worked hard? Bobby Jon discusses all of these issues and more in his interview with RealityNewsOnline.
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 9, by Jeffrey Clinard: For the first time in Survivor history, a tribe is down to only one member. What advice can Jeffrey give to Stephenie, the sole surviving member of Ulong? And how should the members of Koror proceed in the game at this point?
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 8, by Brian Towers: Time for Bobby Jon's turn to fight Dalton and Jenna for a little airtime, in CBS.com's talk show, Survivor Live. Does Bobby Jon turn into a caveman in front of Jenna? What does he think about Stephenie voting for him? And what was the problem with the puzzles? It's all here.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 8: Game On!, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Finally, we're reaching a point in Palau where Koror are going to have to strategize. With so many days without having to boot someone, the dyads and triads are firmly established. How will they affect the game? Who is in the best position? Professor Sadow has all the details!
Survivor: Palau – Why Bobby Jon Lost, by David Bloomberg: Bobby Jon could start a fire quickly at camp, but when it came time to do it under pressure, Stephenie beat him out. Certainly his loss can’t be explained that simply, though, right? Why did Bobby Jon lose?
Surviving Palau, Episode 8: “The Tribe Definitely Did Not Speak”, by David Bloomberg: With only two members remaining on Ulong, certainly there will be a merge this week. Right? Well, we can tell you this: There is a gross food challenge and a challenge that tests both physical and mental ability. Who gets their torch snuffed? Read on to find out.
Survivor: Palau MVPs, Episode 7: The Little Tribe That Could… Not, by Betsy Wasser: Is there anyone left on Ulong who qualifies as a Most Valuable Player? And who was the strongest of the strong Koror tribe? Betsy answers these burning questions with the Most Valuable Player awards.
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 7: Puzzling Performances , by Mike DeGeorge: Ibrehem is gone, and he's got a lot to say about his tribemates, his religion, and his time on the island. In addition, we get more about The Great Shark Hunt, Stephenie's doubts about Tribal Council, the challenges, and much more!
Survivor: Palau - Who Will Go in Episode 8?, by Wesley Rice: Not only is there a question of who will go, but how. Will there be a merge? If not, how will the final Ulong be chosen? If Ulong pulls out a win, which Koror will go? Wesley has the predictions, and as always, with no spoilers!
Survivor: Palau – Advice for the Remaining 10 , by Jeffrey Clinard: Now that Ulong is down to only two members, what advice does Jeffrey have for them if they want to have any hopes of remaining in the game? And what does Jeffrey have to say to the Koror challenge monsters?
Survivor: Palau – Survivor Live Recap, Episode 7, by Brian Towers: Ibrehem is the latest guest on Survivor Live, the CBS internet talk show. Many questions are raised in this edition, not the least of which is why Jenna is so focused on Tom’s shark. But the real question is whether quiet Ibrehem has a chance of getting a word in edgewise.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 7: The Weak Shall Inherit the Game?, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! With the merge almost certainly approaching, Professor Sadow says the game is split in a way that favors not the mighty, but those who seem to be in the worst position. Certainly he couldn’t mean… the Ulong?! Read on to find out!
Survivor: Palau – Why Ibrehem Lost , by David Bloomberg: Ibrehem believed he had an understanding with Bobby Jon, but that understanding didn’t pull him through when it was down to only three on Ulong. What could Ibrehem have done differently to stick around? Why did Ibrehem lose?
Survivor: Palau – Too Much Togetherness?, by Ken Kellam III: Previews for the last episode of March mentioned a first, but for Ken, it’s a last as well. Read on as he explains, and of course, asks a whole lot of questions – such as whether too much togetherness is a bad thing.
Surviving Palau, Episode 7: Big Fish/Little Fish , by David Bloomberg: In the wild, the big fish eat the little fish. On Survivor, Koror eats the big fish and Ulong gets the little one. Will Koror keep on taking bites out of Ulong by winning yet another immunity challenge? Or will the solid threesome on Ulong stick together enough to push on through?
“Broke Ass People Like Me Deserve a Chance to Win”: An Interview with Survivor’s James , by David Bloomberg: On Survivor: Palau, James definitely said whatever was on his mind. But what was on his mind after he left the game? What alliances – if any – were in play at Ulong? What was his strategy? Read all about it right here in this interview!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 6: Cracked Shot , by Mike DeGeorge: The unusual Tribal council last week definitely had an effect on the Koror tribe, although it's probably not the effect you think. Also, how does James react to being voted out and what did he learn? All this and more, inside!
Survivor: Palau - Who Will Go in Episode 7?, by Wesley Rice: It's March Madness on Survivor! Which castaways can become the cinderella story, and which one will mess up your brackets? Wesley has the predictions, and as always, with no spoilers!
Survivor: Palau, Episode 5 & 6 MVPs: Two For One, by Betsy Wasser: MVP fans, you are in luck – this week, Betsy hands out MVP awards for both Episode 5 and Episode 6. Believe it or not, there is a valuable player on the struggling Ulong tribe, along with a potential upset on the powerhouse Koror tribe.
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 11, by Jeffrey Clinard: With Ulong down to only three tribe members, is there anything the tribe can do to turn things around? And what should Koror do to keep their winning streak alive? Read on for Jeffrey's words of wisdom for the members of both tribes.
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 6, by Brian Towers: It's the Survivor Live we've been waiting for! The long-awaited Jenna-James no-holds-barred smackdown happens this week. Or does it? Does Jenna confront James about all the problems she has with him, or does she fold like a house of cards? Find out inside!
Survivor: Palau - I'm Done... Know What I Mean, Vern?, by Ken Kellam III: Last week, Ken discussed the observation by a reader that James resembled movie character Ernest P. Worrell. Now that Ernest, er, James is gone, Ken imagines what it would be like if Ernest described his experiences in the game to his invisible friend, Vern.
Survivor: Palau – Why James Lost , by David Bloomberg: James was fairly secure in his position within Ulong – at least, he thought he was. In fact, he thought he was enough to call out Ibrehem after the previous Tribal Council, and to shoot off his mouth pretty much whenever he felt like it. Was this the main reason James lost, or was there something more important?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 6: Not Ulong for the World, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! As the almost unbelieveable incompetence of Ulong continues, Professor Sadow turns his attention to the merge. Assuming there are any Ulong left, how will they integrate into the new tribe? Will they be Pagonged, or will they somehow turn the game around? Professor Sadow has all the angles, inside!
Surviving Palau, Episode 6: To Be or Knot To Be , by David Bloomberg: Ibrehem survived last week, but what are the ramifications back at camp? Can Ulong use their “listening skills” to actually put together a challenge win? Or will they continue their stretch of being the losingest tribe ever?
“I Was Frustrated By My Performance”: An Interview with Survivor’s Willard, by David Bloomberg: Willard, the first member of Koror to be voted out, said that he was not able to compete as strongly as he thought – what happened to prevent it? How did he prepare to be on Survivor? What does he think Koror’s strength vs. Ulong’s weaknesses were? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more in RealityNewsOnline’s interview!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 5: The Willard and Angie Show, by Mike DeGeorge: With two bootees and four (FOUR!) Tribal Council votes, it's no surprise what kind of videos we'd find on this week's Insider. What WAS a surprise was how interesting Willard and Angie's post-elimination interviews were. Check them out, inside!
“We Just Didn't Work Well Together”: An Interview with Survivor’s Angie, by David Bloomberg: The adage says you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. That is certainly true of Angie, who was almost booted in the first episode because people thought she was weak. Instead, she made it to the fifth Tribal Council, and was only voted out then because of a twist in the game. Read on to find out what she has to say about her time on Palau.
“Stupid Coconut!” – An Interview with Survivor: Palau’s Jeff , by David Bloomberg: Jeff was voted out after telling his tribemates he couldn’t continue due to a coconut injury. Why didn’t he try to stick it out on the show? What did he think about the way his tribe competed? Where is his relationship with Kim? All this and more is covered in our interview!
Survivor: Palau - Who Will Go in Episode 6?, by Wesley Rice: Last week, Wesley went 0 for 2 in his predictions. Using only publicly available information and no spoilers, can Wesley rebound and correctly figure out who will be the next boot from Survivor: Palau?
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 12 , by Jeffrey Clinard: War! What is it good for? An entertaining season of Survivor? Between physical warfare, tactical warfare, and psychological warfare, Palau has got it covered. How does it figure into the advice Jeffrey gives the remaining twelve Survivors?
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 5, by Brian Towers: Two guests, Willard Smith and Angie Jakusz, join Survivor Live this week. Will either of them be able to get in a word edgewise with hosts Dalton Ross and Jenna Morasca? How does each (of the hosts) feel about the unusual boot circumstances this week? Find out inside!
Survivor: Palau - March Sadness , by Ken Kellam III: The NCAA’s Big Dance is underway, but Ken feels like his favorite player has been declared a “healthy scratch” for the duration of the tournament. Read on to see why he feels a little slam-dunked.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 5: Votes, Votes, Votes , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Finally, some strategy, even if it is flawed! Someone made a major strategical error in this week's episode, and it could end up costing them. Who was it? And what about Koror and Ulong's decisions at Tribal Council? Professor Sadow lays it out, inside!
Survivor: Palau – Why Angie Lost , by David Bloomberg: Angie probably went into Tribal Council feeling she was pretty safe. But surprises happen quickly on Survivor. Why did the attention turn to her after Ibrehem was given immunity? Why did Angie lose?
Survivor: Palau – Why Willard Lost , by David Bloomberg: It’s all too easy to point to Willard and say he was voted out simply because he was weak in challenges. Seldom are things quite so simple. But if it’s not just that, what else was it? Why did Willard lose?
Surviving Palau, Episode 5: Twistin’ the Night Away , by David Bloomberg: Come on baby, let’s do the twist – and twist, and twist, and twist! The contestants arrive at a challenge to find out there is one twist. Then one of them is left twisting in the wind. But then there are plenty more twists to come! After all is said and done, who will be going home? Certainly Ulong wouldn't vote out big, strong Ibrehem, would they? Read on to find out!
Survivor: Palau – Who Will Go in Episode 5? , by Wesley Rice: It’s time for a return of the popular column that predicts – using only publicly available information and no spoilers – who will be the next person voted out on Survivor. Wesley jumps right in as he figures out who is most vulnerable from each tribe. Certainly there’s no circumstance under which Tom or Ian might go, right?!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 4: All Play and No Work…, by Mike DeGeorge: Kim always had a lot to say on the island, and her Insider footage is no exception to that rule. We also get lots of reaction to last week's Immunity Challenge AND this week's, not to mention a lot of commentary about the state of Ulong. It's all right here!
Survivor: Palau, Episode 4 MVPs: Two Pair , by Betsy Wasser: On both Koror and Ulong, there were pairs of players who dominated this week. Those players will share the coveted MVP awards. Who are they? Read on!
Survivor: Palau – Advice for the Remaining 14 , by Jeffrey Clinard: So far on Survivor: Palau, Koror is dominating Ulong, having won every Immunity Challenge. What, if anything, can Ulong do to turn things around? Jeffrey Clinard dispenses his usual wise advice for both the rocking Korors and the struggling Ulongs.
Survivor: Palau, Episode 4--- Live from Palau, it's Survivor Night!, by Ken Kellam III: Which castaways in Survivor: Palau remind Ken of Saturday Night Live? Read on as he looks for answers to these and other questions.
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 4, by Brian Towers: Kim Mullen, Survivor Palau's last bootee, talks to hosts Dalton Ross and Jenna Morasca about her time on the show. What did she really think about her tribemates? Did she think of herself as lazy? Brian Towers has all the news.
Survivor: Palau – Why Kim Lost, by David Bloomberg: Since the second week of Survivor: Palau, Kim has been a target on the Ulong tribe. Each Tribal Council, though, she has managed to escape through somebody else’s actions. This week, it finally caught up to her. Why did she stay on the chopping block for so long? Why did Kim lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 4: The Smug Shall Inherit the Tribe, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Shocking as it may seem, all is not lost for the members of Ulong, or for the minority (in more ways than one) members of Koror. How can they turn their fortunes around? Professor Sadow has the answers!
Surviving Palau, Episode 4: Idiot, by David Bloomberg: Sometimes, there are reality TV contestants who are just so stupid, a recapper runs out of words to describe them. Tonight, that happened to David when it came to Kim. All too often, though, the idiots stick around, as Kim has done for two weeks running. Will she continue to avoid the vote? Read on to find out!
An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Palau, Episode 3: Swimming With Sharks, by Mike DeGeorge: Mike is back with his review of CBS.com's Survivor Insider footage. This week, we hear about Jeff's regrets and Kim's frustrations - could the two be related? Who else got injured this week? And what was the deal with Jeff and Kim, anyway? It's all here.
Survivor: Palau, Episode 3 MVPs: A Man Among Men, by Betsy Wasser: At tribal council, members of the Ulong tribe described Tom as “a man among men.” Is Tom the man? And who is the most valuable member of Ulong?
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 15, by Jeffrey Clinard: How do you give advice in a game where one tribe's politics haven't come into play and the other tribe's politics are all over the place? Worry not, as Jeffrey, RNO's Survivor advice columnist finds a way!
Survivor: Palau, Episode 3: Taking One for the Team?, by Ken Kellam III: Is Jeff the ultimate team player, or just the ultimate wimp? Ken explores the answers to this and other questions.
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 3, by Brian Towers: Survivor Live hosts Jenna Morasca and Dalton Ross welcome the latest boot, Jeff Wilson. How is his ankle doing now? Does he have any regrets? Why did he vote for James? All this and more are discussed... inside!
Survivor: Palau – Why Jeff Lost, by David Bloomberg: Sometimes it might seem silly to write about why a person lost – such as in the case of Jeff, who asked his tribe to give him the boot. Still, things are not always as simple as they seem, as evidenced by the fact that the vote against Jeff was not unanimous. So just like every other week, it’s time to find out why Jeff lost.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 3: Moving Targets, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Ulong has two lame castaways. One came up lame physically, with a bum ankle, while the other is just lame, period. How does this affect their challenge performance? Who on Koror is setting themself up to be targets? Who is showing us how NOT to play the game? Professor Sadow has all the details.
Surviving Palau, Episode 3: Ring Around the Rosie, by David Bloomberg: The Survivor producers have been coming up with some good challenges this time around, and tonight’s episode showcases a couple of the best. But in a long game of ring around the rosie, who will fall down? And will it mean the end of a budding relationship?
Survivor: Palau Episode 2 MVPs: Flinty Resolve, by Betsy Wasser: Last week, while the Koror tribe impressed Betsy, no one on the Ulong tribe made an especially good impression. This week, that changed.
Survivor: Palau – How Did Angie Get Picked Last?, by Ken Kellam III: How did Angie go from being dismissed as a weak link to being considered a force to be reckoned with, all in two episodes? Join Ken as he tackles these and other issues.
Strategic Overview of Survivor: Anchors Away, by Jeffrey Sadow: The Ulong tribe thought they were making the right decision by dropping weak player Ashlee, but Professor Sadow isn’t so sure it was the best strategic move. Plus, he suspects that one member of the Ulong tribe is a devious power player.
Survivor: Palau, Episode 2 Survivor Live Recap – Little Fish and Bad Energy, by Brian Towers: Why did Ashlee ask her tribemates to vote her off the island? What did she think of the budding relationship between Jeff and Kim? How was the fish? Hosts Dalton Ross and Jenna Morasca put these and other questions to Ashlee in this week’s edition of “Survivor Live.”
“I Might As Well Be Memorable”: An Interview with Survivor’s Wanda, by David Bloomberg: Wanda only got, in her words, “one lick of the ice cream cone” that is Survivor. However, she has plenty to say about her time on the show, short though it may have been. What was her strategy? What would she do differently? And what are some of the lyrics to the many Survivor songs she’s made up? It’s all right here!
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 16, by Jeffrey Clinard: Whether they’re working together to recover sunken flints, pairing up with “cuddle buddies,” or deciding to form a “democratic” tribe, the Survivors started to jockey for positions this week. What sage advice does Jeffrey have for the remaining members of Koror and Ulong as they struggle to find their way?
Survivor: Palau - Why Ashlee Lost, by David Bloomberg: Before being voted off, Ashlee went into a physical downward spiral. But some people have made it past those to continue - and in one case even win - the game of Survivor. What happened to cause her alliance to turn on her? Why did Ashlee lose?
An Insider View of Survivor: Palau, Episode 2: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?, by Brian Towers: The Insider clips from Episode 2 of Survivor: Palau give us a bit of a contradiction. Did Ashlee want to be sent packing, or is she upset about it? Read on to find out what’s in all the clips!
Surviving Palau, Episode 2: Pulling Your Weight, by David Bloomberg: Fire represents life - but Koror lost their fire last week. Will they be able to pull that weight off the bottom of the ocean? Meanwhile, one of the challenges involves pulling quite a bit of weight, and several players aren’t pulling their own weight. Does it cost them?
"I Promised My Son That I Would Be Honest With Everyone, Including Myself": An Interview with Survivor's Jolanda, by David Bloomberg: We didn’t get much chance to know Jolanda, but in this interview with RealityNewsOnline she tells us how she planned to play the game, why she was dedicated to being honest, why she couldn’t hold back, and much more!
"If You Really Try to Win Then You Have to Be Willing to Lose": An Interview with Survivor's Jonathan, by David Bloomberg: Why did Jonathan jump out of the boat so early? Did he make any allies at all? Why was Coby plotting against him? Jonathan talks about all of these questions and more in this interview with RealityNewsOnline.
Survivor Palau: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 1 - You Don't Know Wanda, by Brian Towers: We've got a new Survivor column this season - a recap of the Survivor Live internet talk show! This week, we have a long talk with the three evicted Survivors and find out what they really think about the twist!
RNO Roundtable: Was the Wanda/Jonathan Exit Just Another Twist or Crossing the Line?, by RealityNewsOnline staff: Survivor has given us a long list of twists in its nine seasons shown so far. However, the first episode of Survivor: Palau presented a new one - two people who were sent packing without so much as a torch to snuff. Is this just another twist or has Survivor crossed the line? Opinions are varied, and nine different RealityNewsOnline writers share their thoughts here.
Survivor: Palau Episode 1 MVPs: Pick a Winner, by Betsy Wasser: With just one episode of Survivor: Palau down, some players are already standing out as especially valuable to their tribes. However, one tribe seems to have far more valuable players than the other.
Survivor: Palau - Advice for the Remaining 17, by Jeffrey Clinard: With, without a doubt, the most unorthodox first episode ever, it seems these players need Jeffrey's advice more than ever. Never fear, because he's on the case, dispensing valuable advice to those still in the game.
An Insider View of Survivor: Palau, Episode 1: Preparation, by Brian Towers: It's one of the most controversial twists in the history of Survivor! Thanks to the Insider footage, we get to hear what the ousted Survivors thought about it! Who was perhaps the most prepared Survivor ever? Who did the show for their son? Find out all this and more, inside!
Survivor: Palau - First Impressions, by Ken Kellam III: The latest edition of TV's first competitive reality show isn't even down to 16, and already the questions have started. Join Ken as he kicks off yet another season and tries to sort it all out.
Survivor: Palau - Why Jolanda Lost, by David Bloomberg: Jolanda was the first person voted out of Survivor: Palau. She went from being a winner of individual immunity to taking on a leadership role to causing her tribe’s loss in the first challenge. What caused the turnaround? Why did Jolanda lose?
Survivor: Palau - Why Wanda Lost, by David Bloomberg: Wanda seemed to be a happy-go-lucky person. She stayed happy, but wasn’t so lucky. Her tribemates did not vote her off, but they did not vote her on either. Was it because of her singing, or was there something more? Why did Wanda lose?
Survivor: Palau - Why Jonathan Lost, by David Bloomberg: Jonathan was not technically voted off of Survivor: Palau, but he was not “voted” on either! No matter what we call it, the fact remains that Jonathan lost, and so it’s up to David to see if he can figure out why, even given the small amount of information we know.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 1: Choose Your Strategy, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! The first episode of Survivor is usually a wash, strategy wise. But this episode definitely featured its share. How can the events of this week's episode help Willard survive the rest of the season? Professor Sadow has all the details.
Surviving Palau, Episode 1: Easy Come, Easy Go, by David Bloomberg: So you’ve made it all the way past the auditions and rounds upon rounds of tests and interviews. You are on Survivor! Yay for you! But wait! There’s a twist. Two people are going home without so much as a Tribal Council. If that isn’t enough, there is another “easy come, easy go” moment after the first challenge. What’s it all about? Read on to find out!
RNO Roundtable: 'Survivor: Palau' 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.
What Palau Survivors Should Have Learned, by David Bloomberg: Over the course of the past nine 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 still succeeds, like Vecepia, but more often they work more or less perfectly, as they did for Brian and Chris. Building on all nine series, here is an newly updated look at what the Palau Survivors should have learned if they have been paying attention.
Strategic Predictions for 'Survivor: Palau', by Jeffrey D. Sadow: Another Survivor season is upon us, and that means Professor Sadow's statistical method. This year's batch of contestants put Sadow's methods to the test, but that won't stop him from trying to best his correct predictions of two of the final four from Vanuatu. Who makes the cut in Palau? Find out inside!
'Survivor' Winner Rich Hatch Agrees to Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion, by David Bloomberg: Remember when Richard Hatch won a million dollars on the first Survivor? Well, the IRS remembers too – but Hatch neglected to put it on his tax forms, according to a two-count indictment filed today. Hatch has already filed paperwork indicating he plans to plead guilty. Get all the info right here!
'Survivor: Palau' Players Revealed, by David Bloomberg: CBS has announced the 20 newest Survivor players. They range from a NYC fireman to a Miss Ohio to a dolphin trainer. Who looks like they will be tough to beat? And which of them are the all-important models? Read on to find out!
'Survivor: Palau' Location Information Revealed, by Dan Bollinger and Louise “Wezzie” Craven: Want to find out something about Palau, the site of the next Survivor, before the show begins? Read on to discover where various parts of the series were filmed, possible tribe names, and much more!