05:17 PM EDT 05/24/2016
Originally posted 04/14/2016 10:05AM
"I plan on making it as miserable as possible for everybody. I think if I can control how they feel, I can control how they think." –Russell Hantz, Survivor: Samoa
Originally posted 04/07/2016 03:30PM
"The women are tired of the guys pulling the strings the entire game. And now we're taking control" – Caryn Groedel, Survivor: Palau
Originally posted 03/30/2016 10:00PM
"The merge is where you make or break if you're going to have the numbers for the rest of this game" – Josh Canfield Survivor: San Juan Del Sur
WATCH: Survivor's Merge Episode Changes the Game as Jeff Probst Reveals Why This Is 'One of The Scariest Seasons'
Originally posted 03/30/2016 06:50PM
And now the game changes.
Originally posted 03/23/2016 10:00PM
"The most common reason people lose this game is not making the move they have when they could have because they got too comfortable." –- Spencer Bledsoe, Survivor: Cagayan
Originally posted 03/17/2016 02:10PM
"In life, as in Survivor, you've gotta know when to kiss ass, you've gotta know when to kick ass." –Tony Vlachos, winner, Survivor: Cagayan
How would you play Survivor: naughty or nice?
It's an age-old Survivor question, though the terminology varies. "Old school" vs. "new school." Last season, Jeff Varner divided his tribe into "beach people" and "shelter people." The naughty new-school beach people were on the shore scheming. The nice old-school shelter people were in the woods providing.
You'd think by now everybody would be devious snakes. Rob Cesternino quipped in The Amazon: "We'll see if these guys that are building the shelter are all gonna be here to use it for more than six or nine days." Spoiler: They weren't. That was 13 years ago.
Nevertheless, this episode still came down to schemey Anna vs. provider Tai.
Originally posted 03/16/2016 05:40PM
Alecia Holden, a 24-year-old real estate agent from Dallas, was inexplicably put on the "Brawn" tribe of Survivor: Kaoh Rong. It didn't go well.
Holden never quite fit in with the rest of her tribe. From the start, she was on the outs with former NBA star Scot Pollard and Michigan bounty hunter Kyle Jason. The clashes grew increasingly personal – and viewers have taken to social media to blast Pollard and Jason for actions they thought were misogynstic and disrespectful.
But Holden tells PEOPLE that she is far from a victim in the tribe dynamic – although you shouldn't expect her to invite her former tribemates over for dinner.
Survivor's Caleb Reynolds Reveals His Temperature Hit 107 Degrees Before He Was Removed from the Game: 'I Was in the ICU for 5 Days'
Originally posted 03/16/2016 04:50PM
Sometimes, it was the contestant's own fault, like when Mike Skupin fell into a fire during 2001's Australian Outback. Sometimes, it was due to illness, like when Panama's Bruce Kanegai found himself severely constipated.
Other times, the blame falls on the producers. In 2012, contestant Kourtney Moon broke her wrist during an ill-conceived challenge that had contestants jumping from a 25-ft. tower into a net.
But no Survivor has been quite as brutal and chaotic as last week's episode, where contestants spent nearly an hour digging in hot sand for bags of balls.
Three contestants had to be treated for some sort of heatstroke or heat exhaustion. While two of them recovered, Army vet Caleb Reynolds was evacuated from the game.
Reynolds, 28, tells PEOPLE about his horrifying experience – and how he's preparing to play the game again.
Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: 'Brutal Challenge' and a Medical Emergency Test the Castaways in New Ways
Originally posted 03/09/2016 10:40PM
This week on Survivor, everybody almost died. After a brutal challenge in scorching 118 degree Cambodian heat, three contestants zonked out from heatstroke, and Caleb took a (Russell) Swan dive that ended with a medevac.
Originally posted 03/09/2016 03:45PM
No big deal, right?
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