Liked the "sheet of integrity" mention. Reminded me of Mike & Mike in the morning from ESPN. Definitely think that S22, S23, & S24 were a worse stretch of Survivor season's. Good news is that including S37 going all the way back to S28 Cagayan 8 of 10 season's have been all new players. And 2nd Chances was pretty good. Much better than Game Changers, S27 Blood vs Water, or S26 Caramoan imho.
I think y'all sort of underestimated how often Dom has mentioned his family. He mentioned them in the very first hour of the show about why he started making better choices in his life. He mentioned them the episode before the family visit, the family visit meeting, and the recent episode comparing the Fijian kids to his own. Wendell had his father in the first hour, his dad int he family visit, and the gf scene.