Survivor One World said goodbye to Michael Jefferson this week when he was blindsided during Tribal Council. All season long, CBS is letting fans ask the ousted contestants questions via Twitter and Facebook. Here’s what fans asked Mike and what he had to say about his Survivor 2012 experience.
Laura B.: Did you have any suspicion on being voted out or were you completely blind sided?
Mike: I would say that I was completely blindsided. I had a good thing going with the Salani tribe and I just didn’t think that it was my time yet.
Cyndi M.: Who do you think was the leader in getting you voted off? And do you think that he or she will make it to the final 3?
Mike: I think that Kim did start the drama with Troy and myself so she did know how to pull his strings but it was a collective effort by the new Salani tribe. It is hard to say who will make it to the final three.
Manjari R.: Do you think you have underestimated women in the show?
Mike: Not at all. I went into this game, in pre-game interviews saying that I know girls stick together, and that is one of the biggest fears that I had.
Roland J.: Mike what was the Hardest part living on the island?
Mike: The hardest part was the constant drama and the bamboo bed.
Janet S.: What did you learn about yourself?
Mike: I learned that I shouldn’t take anything for granted like access to food and water and how great my friends and family are.
Jason L.: Mike will you hold a grudge as most blindsided jurors do?? and who made you the maddest?
Mike: I’m not going to hold a grudge. I think it was actually pretty cool that I was blindsided. I think I’m a pretty smart guy but I had no idea that was going on. I think Troy made me the maddest out there. I think he just cast judgment on me without even knowing me.
Karen S.: Do you think the women will turn on each other before or after they get rid of all the men?
Mike: I think that is tough to say. If they are smart they would take off the men now while they have the chance, but if the numbers were even they might not get that chance.
Michael has a pretty positive outlook on his Survivor One World experience despite being blindsided with an elimination this week.
“I wasn’t the first person voted off,” the clean-shaven ousted contestant said. “That was my biggest fear.”
He admits he dug himself a grade by teaming up with Matt right from the start. He thinks it was a bad idea to stick ony with the strongest guys, so if he had to do it all over again, his Survivor strategy would be a little different.
Working too hard on the island also got the best of him, he thinks. He believes he did too much hard work (gathering wood, etc) for everyone else and should have spent more time strategizing.
Find out how he felt when his torch was snuffed in the video below:
Last night on Survivor One World, the Tikiano Tribe made their biggest move yet. Or at least that’s what I’ve been told. I don’t really get that. I feel like it was just the latest in a long line of dumb moves, at least on the men’s side of the game.
Before we get to all that, let’s back up. At the start of the game Jay and Troyzan are dead-set on a girl going home. Which would proabably be a smart move on their part. But then again, they’re trying to stay loyal to their former tribe which consited of a few girls. Aaaaagh the decisions! Too much for their brains!
Jay gets some tree-mail in a 7-Up bottle, which means Survivor will be whoring 7-Up this episode. So much so that it’s sponsoring the reward challenge. The tribe gathers to hear all about that. They’ll divide into two tribes for the game and they’ll have to slide down a giant water slide, run into the water and obtain large crates that will double as puzzle pieces. The first tribe to complete the challenge wins a trip to the 7-Up Oasis for a barbecue. Burgers, steaks and all the 7-Up you can handle.
The teams divide up as such: Jay, Troy, Kat, Alicia and Chelsea are the green team. Mike, Kim, Sabrina, Leif and Christina are the yellow team. Tarzan sits this one out. He’s probably afraid Chelsea will kill him in the water. That is if she could do so without actually touching him.
The yellow team wins and now it’s time to go wash the 7-Up filth off me. It had its way with me and I didn’t ask for it.
Survivor One World opened tonight on the first luxury challenge featuring a 7Up promotional event: coolers full of 7Up and barbecue for the afternoon. After a sample bottle passed around the castaways were split in to two groups in a schoolyard pick. Blue team: Jay, Troyzan, Kat, Chelsea, and Alicia. Orange team: Kim, Michael, Sabrina, Christina, and Leif. Meanwhile Tarzan sat this one out.
After a neck and neck struggle of carrying huge blocks of wood as puzzle pieces the win went to the Orange team. Troyzan and his team were very close and just barely lost out. On to the next event.
Tonight we get our weekly dose of Survivor One World drama and if this week’s preview is any indication, we’re in for a treat tonight.
According to the preview (posted below), the girls are torn between alliances and the announcer promises “The biggest Survivor shocker yet!” Oh really? What would that be? That someone might actually make a smart move in this game for a change?
The announcer also says that a major player is about to get played. A major player? Name one. Seriously though, who could they be talking about? Alicia? Jay? Tarzan? Confused.
Be sure to check back during the show for Matt’s live coverage and elimination results and come back tomorrow for my complete recap of the episode.