With T-minus 10 days to go before the Survivor 42 finale on May 25, fans are excited to predict which of the six remaining contestants has the best chance of taking home the million dollar prize.
In the face of wild speculation, none other than Drea Wheeler, the Texas-born Montrealer who was voted out in the last episode and is now the 5th member of the jury, has been weighing what to expect in the last two episodes.
Here’s what you need to know:
It might be hard for fans not to notice that the Taku 4 – Omar Zaheer, Maryanne Oketch, Lindsay Dolashewich and Jonathan Young – made it into the final 6 fully intact, while the other two former tribes, Ika and Vati, made it decimated to the point where only one of each remains. However, all of their comrades seem to have been so busy taking out each other that they seem to have missed the imminent threat of the Taku 4. And despite her strategic skills, that included Drea.
In an ET Canada interview with Survivor 41 winner Erika Casupanan, Drea revealed the truth behind her famous “ever-watching” monologue at the Tribal Council on Wednesday night. When asked by Erika if she had anything to suggest she might be sitting on the chopping block, Drea replied, “I knew Taku was closer than we thought. They started revealing it a little bit more.”
While she didn’t reveal much more about the Taku 4, she added that she knew both Lindsay and Jonathan were close to Mike Turner, the last remaining Daddy member, which is why she knew they’d be there the night after her likely to be An attempt to use the Knowledge is Power perk failed.
When it came to Omar, whose betrayal of Drea was the main reason she went home, Drea emphasized that the reason she and so many others trusted him so much was because he was playing a very “emotional game”. . “He got so close to us on a personal level that we never thought he would even use those things against us,” Drea said of her compatriot. “So I wanted people to know that… he’s using that trust against you.”
In her exit interview with EW, Drea detailed her reasoning for even telling him about the perk, describing his gameplay towards the end as “sloppy”:
In an interview with TVLine, Drea gave a surprising response when asked who she thinks the main player “to watch out for” is: her old Ika ally Romeo Escobar (despite her comments about him in last week’s episode) . “I think Romeo is an outsider,” she explained, adding that she hoped her parting words “[spark] a light under him” and get him to play a flashier game before the end.
“Seeing him in his confessionals was a completely different player than what I actually saw in the game,” she said. “I hope he produces more of this and that we see him flourish because I thought he was going to die!”
When asked by Erika on ET Canada what she was primarily looking for as a judge, Drea replied, “Gameplay. I want fun. i want to know what you did What were your movements? Even if I wasn’t privy, tell me how you made big moves in this game… It’s a game I respect… and I want the best player to win.”
Will that person actually be Omar – or Romeo – should they make it to the end? Well, maybe her parting words really reveal more than meets the eye… on the other hand, anything could happen in Survivor.
“Survivor 42” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. The three-hour finale will air Wednesday, May 25, 2022.