Survivor recap: Mudslingers

Chaos Kass is unleashed yet again while Tony makes a dangerous move and Spencer moves one step closer to victory
Ep. 12 | Aired May 14, 2014

HERE'S MUD IN YOUR EYE The players got down and dirty for pizza


22. Survivor: Africa (Winner: Ethan Zohn)
Some great challenges. Not that much else was great.

23. Survivor: Guatemala (Winner: Danni Boatwright)
One of the more unlikable casts so far. (Remember Judd? Jamie? Stephenie's evil twin?) Rafe was good for a few laughs, though. Especially on rope obstacles.

24. Survivor: Vanuatu (Winner: Chris Daugherty)
I don't blame producers: The battle of the sexes worked well the first time around.

25. Survivor: One World (Winner: Kim Spradlin)
Look, I have total respect for Kim’s game. Like Tom in Palau and Rob in Redemption Island, she excelled strategically, socially, and physically. Unfortunately, that is really the only good thing I can say about this season. And that’s too bad, because I do think the “One World” concept was a solid one. But, man, what a thoroughly uninspiring cast. Colton was more a horrible human being than a classic villain, and the rest of the players were mostly either completely forgettable or people you wish you could forget. I worry I am being generous by putting it even this high, but out of respect for Kim, it will go here for now.

26. Survivor: Thailand (Winner: Brian Heidik)
The fake merge and brutal last challenge — where the final three had to hold coins between their fingers in a crazy painful pose — keep this dud out of the bottom spot. Barely.

27. Survivor: Fiji (Winner: Earl Cole)
With the exception of Yau-Man and Earl, a true bummer of a cast, and the ''Haves Vs. Have-Nots'' twist was one of the worst creative decisions in Survivor history. Speaking of awful creative decisions…

28. Survivor: Nicaragua (Winner: Jud "Fabio" Birza)
It’s at the bottom for a few reasons. 1) Splitting the tribes up by age and the Medallion of Power were both enormous flops. 2.) Like One World, Thailand and Fiji, just too many unlikable players. 3) Two people quitting with only 11 days left. 4) No big memorable moments. Even Thailand had the fake merge and Fiji had the big Yau-Man/Dreamz free car deal gone bad, but what was Nicaragua's signature moment? Unfortunately, it was people quitting, and that was memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Okay, there it is. Remember, it's just one person's list. But I'm sure you have your own and look forward to reading it in the message boards. But first, make sure to check out our weekly Q&A with Jeff Probst, where I put the Hostmaster General on the spot and ask him who would get his vote for the million dollars at this point. You'll also want to click on the video player below to enjoy an exclusive deleted scene with Spencer from last night's episode. And our InsideTV Podcast exit interview with Trish will be live on Thursday afternoon. Finally, for Survivor scoop sent right to you, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

But now it's your turn. Who do you think should win and will win Survivor: Cagayan? And where does the season rank for you when compared to all the others? Hit the message boards to let us know and I'll be back next week with another scoop of the crispy!

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