TV Club: Survivor celebrates its 500th episode as Game Changers begins

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • Welcome to the 500th episode of Survivor! That is an insane number of episodes, especially for a show that is still so consistently entertaining.
  • With 500 episodes also comes the side effect of the show consistently overreaching to create a season theme, and Game Changers is no different. Jeff says some of these people make “quiet moves” – so quiet we can’t remember them at all!
  • This season has a “legacy advantage”: Immunity that can be used at 13 and six remaining players only. If you get voted out, you can will the advantage to someone else …

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