It became official last week that Survivor: Winners at War was my favorite season of Survivor. Last week’s episode only solidified that statement.
Jeremy Collins is one of my favorite players that has ever played this game. His win on Survivor: Cambodia was legendary, resulting in an emotional final tribal council as he revealed his wife’s secret pregnancy. He would end up winning in an expected unanimous vote and it would turn out to be one of my favorite moments in Survivor.
For the past two weeks, Jeremy has been on the hot seat and for good reason. He’s a likable guy who’s managed to somehow make it to the merge. His fellow Survivor veterans know how dangerous he is and they want him gone.
Thankfully, he had an unlikely ally in Tony Vlachos who decided to upheave the status quo and put a monkey wrench in the entire system. Tony, now equipped with an Immunity Idol, had a sense of power that he didn’t previously have and so he decided to change things up a bit in a way that none of his alliance saw coming.
After the Immunity Challenge which Tony would win for the second time in a row, it seemed like everyone was gunning for Jeremy and that Jeremy would be sent packing but thanks to a last-minute switcheroo involving Jeremy, Michelle, Tony, and if I’m not mistaken, Denise, Sophie, the secretly most dangerous person on the island who also had an idol, was sent to the Edge of Extinction in a stunning blindside that left her visibly shaken.
Sophie, a player who’s never had to have her torch snuffed, was taken out in an epic blindside that no one saw coming. I was so excited! For weeks, I had been waiting for the moment when these players realized how dangerous Sophie was and they finally got her. That was hands down the best blindside I’ve seen in years.
And, emerging from the smoke, is Jeremy, still in the game, still in the hunt for that two million dollar prize. That is a total relief. What’s going to happen next week? I can’t wait to find out.
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