TV Club: Survivor: “My Word Is My Bond”

After episode upon episode of boring status quo punctuated by horrible personalities, we’re finally starting to see what can happen with this cast when people play like they have something to lose. Mike’s monster immunity dominance has created something more than a weird inverse underdog narrative: It’s finally forced game’s boring main alliance to shake things up and do some strategic thinking for once. The result in this episode is a great blend of an exciting challenge, some satisfying strategic maneuvering, and the emergence of Mike as a sabotaging agent of chaos, which comes together for the best episode of the season so far.

From the episode’s outset, it has a strategic energy other episodes this season lacked, even if that energy was “Mike needs to go at all costs.” Everyone spends so much time worrying about Mike that they forget to actually worry about …

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