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Survivor Winners at War


Survivor Winners at War Spoilers and Discussion

All they did was win, except when they lost.

We’ve all waited for this season: Survivor Winners at War, pitting 20 former sole survivors against one another for two million bucks.

In total among the survivors, there were 21 total seasons won (thank you, Sandra) and 34 combined seasons played. That’s a lot of days on a reality TV show when adding it all together, and of those who have played, this is a talented collection. Well, for the most part. Winning Survivor is no joke and winning it twice is a bigger deal (again, thank you, Sandra). What would it mean for Sandra to win it a third time? The queen would most definitely stay queen.

See some spoilers below and follow this season with us.

Last Season on…Survivor! Island of the Idols

That was a rough one. For one thing, Janet didn’t win. We also had several real-world issues creep their way into the show, such as issues of race and sexual harassment. The latter became a dominant theme of the season with one particular survivor, who shall remain nameless, getting both handsy and, eventually, himself kicked off the show.

In the end, Tommy Sheehan scored one for redheads everywhere by taking home a very, very predictable victory. They barely tried to conceal Tommy’s “winner edit,” but did on occasion throw some doubt into the mix.

Survivor Winners at War Cast

Survivor Winners at War Cast

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Survivor Spoilers!

Survivor Winners at War 1st and 2nd Boots: Natalie and Amber

We are two tribal councils into this season and neither Boston Rob nor Sandra have been targets. Hell, not even Parvati, America’s favorite reality television ice queen, drew any attention. Poor Rob, in that his dear Ambuh was sent to Bitter Betty Island, formerly ruled by Reem. His reaction next week should be…worthwhile.

Subplot to watch: Rob and Sandra were playing Survivor against each other last season on Island of the Idols. Sandra knew she was going to be on this season, but claims she did not know Rob would. The game never stops. Then, of course, we have the “Poker Alliance” in which several former winners played on one of those late-night ESPN The Ocho Texas Hold ‘Em games and joked about being in an alliance. Well, well, well. The more Kim protests it’s not a thing, the more the others will be convinced it is.

Before Amber went to Bitter Betty Island, however, Natalie got sent there. She hooked Sandra up with her idol, which is her only memorable moment so far. You know, other than getting voted out first.

Survivor Winners at War 3rd Boot: Danni

The second week (third episode) of Survivor was a big letdown. They built me up into thinking Ben was going home, and then they keep him. In fairness, there are much better targets than him. Maybe Probst asked him back for this all-winners season to rig another one for him so they can say “see, he was a legitimate winner!” (Chrissy got SO screwed; I’m still not over it.)

Good Move: Denise finding the halved idol.
Bad Move: Denise suggesting that Parvati should have anything to do with it, quickly tabled by Adam.
Good Move: Jeremy buying his safety for one tribal.
Bad Move: Danni making herself the target and getting voted out; Ben tried to make himself the target very hard at tribal, but then the whispering started.

Meanwhile, Boston Rob is running the game, even though he boned his team in the challenge, forcing a random TSA bag check among all the members of the tribe right in front of Probst. Another good move was Denise hiding that half-idol and making sure nobody suspected it was her. She made up for the stupid suggestion about Parvati in a big way.

Also note: all three people voted out so far have been women.

Player Evaluations
Adam: The voice of sanity in Denise’s world.
Amber: Already playing the “it’s been too long since I played” card.
Ben: Just wait until he starts finding at least one idol every week. Then you’ll wish you got rid of him.
Danni: Obviously not good.
Denise: Secret ninja of the week.
Ethan: On the sidelines holding the clipboard this week.
Jeremy: Probably made the right move selling his fire token for safety, given he is near the bottom of his tribe.
Kim: Not sure she made the right decision trusting Sophie, but time will tell.
Michele: She had maybe one or two lines.
Natalie: Still gaming, and Bitter Betty Island has more to do with the game this time.
Nick: He was visible on camera at least once.
Parvati: The longer you leave her in there, the more powerful she becomes.
Rob: His wife is gone, he’s played four previous times, is one of the most well-known players ever, screwed up the immunity challenge, and had his tribe empty their bags out of paranoia…and hasn’t gotten a vote yet.
Sandra: Waiting for her to bust loose.
Sarah: And this time, Cops-R-Us is going to work! Really?
Sophie: Not sure what to make of her yet.
Tony: Very irritating.
Tyson: Can confirm he has definitely been on this season.
Wendell: Pretty sure those are the same blue boxers he wore on his first season.
Yul: Expert papaya extractor.

Survivor Winners at War 4th Boot: Ethan

Why read our views on this week’s episode when you can watch them?

Survivor Winners at War 5th Boot: Tyson

The Reality Yard, Episode 2: Tyson is the fifth boot and we have thoughts.

Survivor Winners at War 6th Boot: Boston Rob

Survivor Winners at War 7th and 8th Boots: Parvati and Sandra

Survivor Winners at War 9th Boot: Yul

There will be no recap video this week as our fearless correspondent is under the weather. However, we do have his notes which he would have read aloud.

  • Bitter Betty Island/Extinction is an old-school Survivor convention
  • Good for Rob calling Sandra out for her bad move last week
  • Never would have guessed Sandra would be the first to tap out, but then again, she IS the sit-out queen
  • Michele: they never change; let him go
  • Look at these people scattering for fire tokens up the hills like rats in a maze
  • Boston Rob, you sneaky sneak – not bad for a “portly chap”
  • Shut up, Ben
  • Stop digging, Adam
  • I will always love, admire, and respect Probst throwing shade at contestants in the middle of a challenge
  • Wendell spiked the football before he got into the end zone; just call him Desean Jackson
  • Becoming more obvious by the day that Wendell won his season riding Dom’s coattails and then being the less-problematic finalist
  • Yul probably was the smart vote: he’s too smart and Wendell is going nowhere
  • Is Wendell officially the villain of the season? We’re getting there

Survivor Winners at War 10th Boot: Wendell; Tyson Returns

We are planning to be back next week with recap videos. Our correspondent isn’t sick, just busy, and editing videos is hard. Enjoy the notes:

  • They’ve got the urge to merge but there’s a battle back first – and all I can think is that for a middle-aged guy, Rob’s beard really isn’t very full
  • You shouldn’t even be here, Ben #chrissywasrobbed
  • Boston Rob is mad! Yet, it was very nice that Ambuh was looking out for him
  • Some will say it was the peanut butter that gave Tyson the strength to get through the challenge – I don’t know what to say to those people
  • No, Sarah, the “greats” aren’t at that table with the feast: they’re watching at home or they’re on Bitter Betty Island
  • Jeremy plotting to be Wendell’s number one by moving Nick out of the way, feels like a jealous ex trying to get rid of the new girl
  • Yeah, you’re all wet during this challenge but at least none of you have coronavirus
  • Nice, they’re playing sixth grade student council elections: boy and girl must win
  • Denise is a bad bitch (and if you know what that means, it’s a compliment)
  • A wild Nick appears! And appears! And appears!
  • Sophie: too smart, gonna win
  • Jeremy: Doesn’t want to be seen as driving the bus; Also Jeremy: Driving the bus
  • Who’s Jeremy going to kiss up to now?

Survivor Winners at War 11th Boot: Adam

Watch the brand new YouTube recap video. We could use the clicks.

Survivor Winners at War Repeat the 5th Boot: Tyson

If it’s a Survivor recap, we did a video. Enjoy.

Survivor Winners at War 12th Boot: Sophie

No video tonight due to things that are none of your damn business, thank you very much, but we have obtained the notes on this episode. Back to video for next week and the finale.

Sophie was voted out 4-3-2 (Jeremy, Michele).

  • You knew it was coming: Tony was pissed at Jeremy for leaving in the last tribal, and it wasn’t just him
  • We’ve litigated this before but in the long run, Jeremy is screwed unless he starts finding idols every week or someone emerges out of the blue as a bigger target before each vote
  • Tony just seems like he’s ahead of most people in this game; after all, Nick believed him when he said he hadn’t checked the well for the idol
  • Tony: shade queen extraordinaire
  • Oh WORK the runway, honey
  • Maybe Tony isn’t so far ahead of the pack; suspicions are running high
  • As he peered at the white flag, Adam would be well within his rights to tap out at this point; I respect him hanging in there but we all know how this movie ends: without 2 million bucks
  • “Evil Donathan Vampire” — don’t see it
  • Tony was VERY excited about extortion, maybe too excited, but it’s not so fun when you’re the one getting extorted, is it?
  • Look at Tony, the fundraising king of Survivor, and all he had to do was tell about half the people left on the show
  • Tony won again? You better start repaying the backers, buckaroo
  • Cops R Us R calling the shots, and you know it
  • YES, throw Ben’s name out there; it’s music to my ears even if it’s insincere BS
  • I appreciate Sophie throwing shade at every “look at me, I get a 100 on every test” princess I knew in high school
  • Oh Sophie, she was too smart for her own good, and she got a lousy boot episode because everyone was talking about Tony and very little about her

Survivor Winners at War 13th Boot: Kim

The end of Kim’s game wasn’t the reason we made this recap video, because we were going to make it anyway. Here’s the April 29 review.

Survivor Winners at War 14th and 15th Boots: Jeremy and Nick

Just one episode remains, which means only two videos left for this season. The second-to-last Survivor recap of Season 40 is right here for the taking.

Survivor Winners at War: Tony Wins

We started the finale with six survivors left, and now, there’s just one Sole Survivor: Tony Vlachos, for the second time ever. Find out how Tony won the all-winners season and what we think of it.

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