Survivor 2015’s biggest threat Joe Anglim had his torch snuffed Wednesday night, making him the second member of this season’s jury.
The day after the not-so-surprising vote, Joe sat down for his exit interview to talk about his game. In the end, he thinks he may have played too hard at merge and fought too hard to stay instead of surrendering.
“I want to say that I felt like I played a good game,” Joe says. “I’m proud of myself. I learned a lot about myself. But at the same time, in terms of the objective of this game, I came up short.
Joe, a fan of the show, realized that he was playing with some tough competitors, so he’s just focusing on the experience.
“I wanted this so bad for so long,” Joe says. “I tried to enjoy it, but at the same time you get lost in what’s happening. It’s so much harder than I ever thought. The game is just bigger — bigger than me. This season … it was an honor to play with so many gamers. I felt like everyone was bringing their A-game. It’s a lot easier sitting at home.”
“I’m happy … I wouldn’t change it for the world,” he says. “I’m proud that I made the jury. I did things in this game that I wanted to do my whole life.”
Survivor 2015 last night sent another castaway to Ponderosa to join the Jury and Merica moves on to find its Sole Survivor. Find out what happened with a fake Idol and that lead to an interesting situation at Tribal Council.
Last week we said goodbye to Hali Ford, sigh, and now we’ve got Jenn Brown looking for a way out of a seemingly hopeless situation. Better not be any quitting tonight from her! Meanwhile we’ve still got Rodney hot on the trail of picking off Mike but Joe and his crazy success can’t be far from any of their minds.
The luxury is chocolate this week. Schoolyard pick gives us Jenn, Rodney, Joe, Will, and Carolyn on Red. On Blue we’ve got Mike, Shirin, Tyler, Dan, and Sierra.
This is brutal as player after player is taking hard, HARD hits on this water obstacle course. Blue has a good lead, but this could go either way.
Teams are working to draw in the floating rings and things are close as the teams go back and forth on tying it up with the five rings they have to draw in from the platform.
Blue wins Reward! Jeff says this was the biggest celebration he’s seen all season (yeah, this has been a very low-emotion run). Jenn is down about losing but Joe reminds them that this is what they signed up for and it’s what they face to play Survivor.
Players must hold a block between their head and a frame above them. No touching the structure around them. Just balance, balance, balance and endurance.
Carolyn is out quickly with Will not far behind. There goes Shirin. Seven remain. Rodney goes with Dan next. Joe is not in a good spot at all and can’t last much longer.
There goes Sierra leaving us with four including Joe, Mike, Jenn, and Tyler. And Joe’s streak is over. He’s out.
The Survivor 2015 Jury has begun for Worlds Apart with Hali Ford taking the debut spot, but she won’t be alone for much longer. Tonight on Survivor another castaway is voted off and it looks like we’ll have fun watching that play out.
One castaway is set to make their own fake Idol and that could be what’s given Hali that shocked look in the photo above if it all falls apart once they reach Jeff Probst at Tribal Council. At least we hopefully won’t see Jenn Brown quit like she suggested in this week’s episode preview.
Tonight’s Survivor challenges will bring back the balancing act for Immunity and a brutal water obstacle course for Reward that’s going to leave a lot of castaways banged up before they get to the end.
This week’s Survivor 2015 Reward Challenge is “O-Black Water” and it looks like we’ll have a lot of bumps and bruises coming out of this competition for a new luxury prize.
Teams are made up of five castaways on each side of the competition where they’ll traverse the water field one at a time. Each player will have to swim to a tall ladder, slide (or fall) down to the water, run across a water net, and then cross a floating balance beam.
Then in a reverse of what we’re used to see, teams will have to bring rings back to their float rather than tossing them out at a pole in the water. So yeah, there will be a LOT of opportunities for falls and injuries.
Immunity is up for grabs and this one is simple, but definitely tough. Castaways will position themselves with blocks balanced between their heads and a board above. Last one standing with their block still in place will sit safely at the next Tribal Council.
After three straight Immunity wins I think many of us are expecting Joe Anglim to put on a good show tonight, but will he surprise us with an early exit? In the sneak peek clip below Joe is wobbling right away and that is not a good sign.
Check out the pics below plus the video and then join us back here Wednesday night for Survivor 2015 as we live blog the new episode.