(in which Dom gets a new microphone after 70 episodes and it's somehow worse than the old one...)
Despite NPCs from Tata the Bushman to the 'Strayian medical team getting more airtime than half the Favourites, the season looks to be revving up. With one time US Marine and all-time attention whore Shamar removed from the game and another challenge loss sending them to Tribal Council, the Fans - the misfit men in particular - are forced to confront the timeless Survivor question of strength versus loyalty. Did they make the right choice, and what does this mean for them going forward? Meanwhile, as Phillip, Andrea, and Cochran all reprise some old themes to compensate for a lack of action, are we about to see a meltdown of historic proportions, or is this an uniquely frustrating case of editorial misdirection? We discuss these questions and more on a late (
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