Survivor 41 ship star Sydney Segal didn’t hold back when asked how she feels about the game changes this season.
Sydney was eliminated in episode 7, which aired on November 3, 2021. The tribal council that sent Sydney home was certainly eventful. Revealed advantages, false idols, and last-minute conspiracies between castaways made for an episode to remember. In a recent interview, Sydney shared her thoughts on a certain twist on “Survivor 41”.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in November 2021, Sydney revealed that she is not a fan of the groundbreaking hourglass twist introduced at the end of Episode 6. The twist gave the shipwrecked Erika Casupanan a historic power that enabled her to control the outcome of the final immunity challenge, guaranteeing immunity for herself and the losing team, and forcing the winning team to participate in an individual immunity challenge.
“I mean, it’s not even a twist – it’s a lie,” Sydney told Entertainment Weekly. “We are told one thing and then something else happens. And I think it achieved exactly what it wanted to achieve. This challenge was meant for strong players to win. And then this hourglass twist should get a strong player out of the game. “
Sydney became a target early in the game. Her bold personality and paranoia worried her comrades in the Luvu tribe about keeping her in the game. Sydney told Entertainment Weekly that the hourglass twist helped eliminate it.
“I’m under threat from so this hourglass got me dirty. But congratulations CBS on achieving what you wanted to achieve. And that was to get a very strong player out of the game. “
In episode 7, Sydney became the first player in the history of “Survivor” to take advantage of the “Shot in the Dark” benefit, which gives players a ⅙ chance to guarantee safety for the week by risking their vote. Players can choose to exchange their vote for a scroll that reads either “sure” or “not sure”. If the player scores “the safe” scroll, all votes cast against him in the tribal council do not count.
Sydney unfortunately drew an “unsafe” scroll and was eliminated from the game. In an interview in November 2021, Sydney told Parade magazine that she didn’t regret using her “shot-in-the-dark advantage”.
“It was a calculated risk that I definitely don’t regret,” Sydney told the publication. “I really didn’t think it would be a close vote. I thought it would go either way. So I think, ‘I just don’t think my voice is going to be that important.’ Then, given the look of the people who were left, the idols and virtues that were floating around, and then where the alliances settled, I’m smart enough to know that one person is left, ”she said.
Sydney repeated her thought process in a video Posted on the official Twitter account “Survivor”. Sydney told fans that she will never regret making “survivor” history as the first player to ever play the advantage.
“It’s a good metaphor for the way I played the game. I showed my confidence as if reading the room clearly. I thought there was a really good chance I would go, so I’m not going out blindly, “Sydney said on the Twitter video.
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS. Season 42 of “Survivor” will air in spring 2022.