They’ve Got All Their Lives to Live, They’ve Got All Their Love to Give…

The current season of Survivor: American Newspapers has been, put mildly, a doozy. Compared to past seasons, the outback has been more threatening, the on-air romances have been more disturbing, the hygiene has been more lacking. And the season’s only partway over. (Who’ll get voted off? Who’ll end up forming alliances in an attempt at survival? Who’ll be forced to eat worms? Stay tuned!)

Though it remains to be seen which papers will survive and which will, alliances and worm-eating notwithstanding, be voted off the island—and the season so far has been nothing if not surprising—’s Tim Melvin has some guesses about the show’s finale.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.