In episode 9 of “Survivor 41”, which aired on November 17th, the shipwrecked Naseer Muttalif was taken by surprise by his close allies Shan Smith and Ricard Foye. Naseer was originally a member of the Luvu tribe, but became closely allied after merging with Ua tribe members Shan and Ricard.
In an interview with Parade in November 2021, Naseer revealed how he felt about being taken by surprise by Shan and Ricard.
“I don’t think that was the right way to vote me out. I was a loyal, solid number for them, ”Naseer told Parade. “I thought voting was a breeze; Ricard and Shan would vote for Heather. I don’t have to waste my idol and Shan doesn’t have to waste her extra voice. “
Naseer told the magazine he had gone to the tribal council with confidence, but things did not go according to plan. The November 17th episode entitled “Who’s Who in the Zoo” saw the first tie at the Tribal Council this season. Naseer and Heather received the same number of votes, so everyone had to vote again. The second time, Naseer received the majority of the vote.
It turns out; Shan used her additional vote on the tribal council. She cast one vote for Naser and one vote for Heather to tie the votes. Then she cast her sole vote for Naseer in the second ballot.
Subsequently, Naseer revealed that the elimination had completely blinded him.
“I felt safe. I knew I was a solid alliance for them; I was loyal to Shan and Ricard, ”Naseer told Parade. “It felt right that day. I left the challenge with Shan the day before to get the rice so we built a relationship. Sometimes you have to trust someone and have a human connection. Obviously that wasn’t the right person to trust. “
Shan’s decision to use her additional vote on this week’s tribal council met with mixed reactions from Survivor fans. Some fans thought it was an innovative way to use the extra voice. Others said it was a waste of an extra voice.
Other fans defended Shan’s decision, trying to justify her logic. A Twitter user wrote, “Shan used her extra voice because she and Ricard weren’t sure if they could trust Heather / Erika. If Erika / Heather chose Shan, Naseer chose Heather, Shan / Ricard picked Naseer, and Naseer used his idol, Shan would go home. ” Another fan wrote: “Really fun split. Any idol use aside, if they didn’t use the extra voice for Naseer & Erika & Heather to villain it would be a 2-2-1 & E / H [Erika and Heather] would retain power over the vote. “
As if the betrayal of his alliance members wasn’t bad enough, Naseer was eliminated from Survivor with an immunity idol in hand. Naseer found the immunity idol before the merger, but never used the idol. In an interview in November 2021, Naseer told Entertainment Weekly that his dream was to find an immunity idol.
“That was my dream. One day I’ll be on Survivor and find an idol. I’ll keep it that way [a] Secret for the entire tribe, ”said Naseer of the point of sale.
Naseer kept the idol a secret for a while, but this season players who found the three hidden immunity idols had to say a strange sentence in front of the other players in order to activate the idol. Naseer’s sentence was: “Confused as a goat on artificial turf”. After all three sentences were spoken, the idols were activated. The sentences were bizarre and difficult to incorporate into casual conversation, so the players who found the idols struggled to keep them a secret from other castaways.
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.