‘Survivor’ Exit Interview Season 44, Episode 4: [Spoiler] Voted Out
The next accommodates spoilers from Wednesday’s episode of Survivor.
On this week’s Survivor, a brand new tribe member shook up the sport for Tika, inflicting the material of its majority alliance to tear. After dropping the immunity problem, former Soka member Josh had an idol to guard himself, as drama between Carolyn and Yam Yam led to a really unstable night time at Tribal Council. When all was stated and completed, it was Sarah Wade, the administration advisor from Chicago, who discovered herself swiftly lower from the sport. (Read a full recap here.)
Under, Sarah unravels the difficult Carolyn/Yam Yam dynamic and explains why she didn’t no less than attempt to play her faux idol.
TVLINE | You talked about in your last phrases that you simply had been becoming a member of a “particular membership of unhappy, unhappy folks” who all went residence with idols of their pockets, however when did you be taught your idol was faux?
SARAH WADE | I discovered that when everybody else was completed with the sport. It was actually the most important reduction I’ve perhaps ever felt. After, whereas I used to be sitting at Ponderosa, I used to be like, “I simply hope greater than something that it’s faux. I do not know whether it is, however that would supply me a lot reduction.” And to search out out that it was, I used to be like, “Oh my God, thanks.” It sucks to be bamboozled, but additionally, it removes a ton of remorse.
TVLINE | Why didn’t you attempt to play your idol after Josh performed his?
So at Tribal, Carolyn and Jam Jam had been going backwards and forwards. After that, Carolyn and Josh had a convention. They had been whispering to one another, and it appeared like regardless of the plan was, they had been altering it. In my head I used to be like, “That’s most likely factor. Carolyn and Yam Yam battle, after which there’s a change of plan.” Hopefully in my head, I believed, if it was going to be me, hopefully it’s now Yam Yam. Or perhaps Carolyn’s sticking with the unique plan and Josh will go residence. However in that second, I used to be like, “Hopefully this has eliminated the goal from me.” I additionally simply didn’t wish to play scared, however I believe that it’s… you might want to play with extra concern than I performed with.
TVLINE | I couldn’t inform if the Carolyn/Yam Yam drama was performative for Josh, or if a variety of that was actual, stemming from Carolyn’s frustrations. Are you able to give me any perception into the way you perceived the connection between these two?
At Tribal, Yam Yam, Carolyn and I had gone in saying, “We have to look not unified.” We assumed Josh needed to have come no less than with some kind of benefit, perhaps an idol, as a result of in any other case it’d be unfair to return solo to a tribe. We wished to make him really feel actually comfy, so it was a part of the plan for us to not appear like this robust three at Tribal. However then after they did begin going at it, I used to be like, “Is that this actual?” I began to imagine it. And I believe that’s a lot of Carolyn’s energy. Irrespective of how actual that was, it was what sort of flipped and made the state of affairs what it was. She has that energy in how she will be able to categorical herself. Nonetheless actual it was in that second, it actually tricked us.
And I believe their dynamic typically, they received alongside so properly. I believe they understood one another so properly, and also you see them speak about that in numerous confessionals. They actually get one another. However with that, they’re each very expressive and really sincere with one another. They’re very clear with how they’re feeling always, and I believe that varieties a extremely robust bond, nevertheless it additionally results in frequent conflicts. It was a part of our life at Tika.
TVLINE | Do you could have any concept why Josh focused you and never Yam Yam?
You may see a little bit of it within the episode, however I most likely hit him with an excessive amount of of my true ideas, like once I requested, “Aren’t you a surgeon?” and he has this lie that he’s a private coach. I additionally talked to him individually. I pulled him apart and was like, “It’s a must to have an idol. I do know they wouldn’t ship you right here with out an idol.” So I believe it was conversations like that the place I used to be most likely too clear with what I knew and what I considered issues, which made me a goal for him.
TVLINE | Was there something you suppose you might have completed to forestall being voted out final night time?
In all probability one million issues! There are such a lot of issues that may occur. There was a second the place Josh — it was perhaps like 10 minutes earlier than we left for Tribal — we had been sitting subsequent to one another by the hearth and he goes, “Carolyn simply advised me that you simply guys are focusing on me.” And I used to be like, “Why would she say that?” However I believe that in my response to him, I may have perhaps completed one thing extra to carry him again with us. However both method, I believe he really did suppose that the plan was Carolyn as a result of he was prepared to provide Carolyn the idol. I don’t know precisely. However I do suppose there’s most likely extra I may have completed with him.
And with Carolyn, we by no means had been BFFs on the market. You may inform we’re very totally different and I love her for therefore many issues, however we simply don’t click on. So I believe with that, it could have needed to be extra of a long-term feeling to provide her, that we actually had been shut and aligned and helpful to maneuver ahead collectively.
TVLINE | What was the toughest half about enjoying on this new period of Survivor?
I believe the toughest half might be simply the entire unknowns. There are such a lot of enjoyable twists and turns and dropping votes and totally different journeys, and all of these variables turn out to be issues you could’t management. So it makes the sport so, so thrilling, nevertheless it additionally makes it so opaque since you don’t know what you’re working with a variety of the instances.