Apparently, cool kids finish last. That's the way it's shaping up over at the Fans tribe of "Survivor: Caramoan." Now having gone to their second straight Tribal Council, they've managed to vote off the two female members of the "cool kids" alliance, first with Allie and now this week, Hope.
There was a lot of hope for Hope, but early alliances with Eddie, Reynold and Allie seemed to mark her downfall. Only three episodes in, we never really got to know Hope but we did see Wednesday night that Shamar gave her a way out (meaning a way to stay in the game). Revealing the plan to split votes between herself and Eddie, Hope could have cast a vote Eddie's way and he would have gone home instead of her.
Ultimately though, Hope stuck with her alliance and the vote ended up going as Sherri's alliance had planned: A three-way tie led to a re-vote that sealed Hope's fate.
Here was my exclusive Q & A with Hope Driskill.
Tom Santilli, Survivor Examiner: What do you feel was your fatal flaw in the game? Any regrets?
Hope Driskill: There is so much that happens that never makes it on the show. From the beginning, Matt said he was voting with us and that turned out to not be the case. I think our alliance did what we could do to stay alive. In the end I stayed with my alliance and didn’t turn on anyone. I am a loyal person and that’s how I played.
Who would you categorize as the most dangerous player, or the person you were most worried about in the game, from your tribe?
I viewed Sherri as dangerous in that she plays an incredibly strategic game and is willing to say/do anything to anybody in order to get them to vote her way. Right now I think she is running that alliance.
Despite how everyone viewed Shamar, he mentioned that he sort of bonded with you a little bit. Was that a mutual feeling, or what was your overall sense and relationship with Shamar?
I felt that Shamar did not want to be there. He was physically strong so that was helpful in our challenges but on the other hand he was the cause of so much chaos the rest of the time that it was impossible for our tribe to work together as a team.
He gave you a way to save yourself, had you thrown a vote towards Eddie. Did you ever consider doing that, or just explain your thought process behind not taking his advice in that situation.
There were so many conversations going on with everyone especially the last day before tribal council that it was extremely hard to know who to trust; so I stayed loyal to my alliance. Instead of flipping on my alliance I tried to convince the rest of camp that Shamar had just revealed their plan to me and was clearly an untrustworthy member of their alliance.
As a fan of the game, who were you the most excited to see on the island from the Favorites tribe?
It was so surreal getting to see the favorites walk out if the helicopters that first day. I was probably most excited to see Brenda and Andrea because they were two of my favorite players going into the show. It was crazy to see that I would be playing the game with them.
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