As we know based on the preview for this week’s Survivor 41, there’s a swap/merge coming up, but with a twist.
And now we have the details on the twist, from several reputable sources. Of course, until it actually happens, this kind of information is always consider a rumor. We believe it to be true, but take the information as you will.
Based on multiple sources, the twist this week will put the 12 remaining castaways into two teams of five, either by rock draw. Two players will not make it to one of the teams and will sit out of the challenge that comes right after. The winning team gets immunity, but everyone will go to Tribal Council, with the losing team vulnerable.
The winning team will then send one of the two players not chosen on the journey to the ship wheel where they will be given the task of choosing to keep the immunity in the winning team’s hands or give it to the losing team.
Whichever team ends up without immunity will then participate in another immunity challenge. One of those five will win immunity, meaning only four castaways will be eligible for elimination at Tribal Council. But who votes? according to the rumor, all 12 players vote on which of the four will go.
Let me say this again, this is a rumor, and it seems a bit messy, and not really a sophisticated idea, so I’m not sure if I believe it all. The biggest hole in this is, why do two people sit out and if one person goes off to the ship wheel, does that mean the other person just does nothing throughout all of this? Seems like quite the benefit for two people just based on a random draw.
That all being said, check out the photo from this week’s episode. The players are indeed participating in a rock draw. So we are leaning toward believing this twist. But that doesn’t mean we like the idea …
So either this is a wild idea Jeff Probst had in a fever dream, or it’s just a false rumor. We will find out on Wednesday night, one way or the other.
One thing is certain, though, and there is a twist involving this swap/merge, so we can definitely expect something we’ve never seen on Survivor before.
What do you think of this possible twist? Do you believe it, and if it’s real what are your feelings on it?
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