In an all-winners season of Survivor, even the Survivor greats were bound to make game-ending blunders. Here are the top four worst moves of Survivor: Winners at War.
Let’s take a look at the top four worst moves of Survivor: Winners at War.
The buddy system doesn’t work without buddies
On the swapped Yara tribe, Boston Rob was left with his old Sele nemeses, Adam and Ben. While one Sele the men had actively worked against each other, Rob was willing to let bygones be bygones, realizing that the three of them had a numbers advantage over Sarah and Sophie. Adam and Ben agreed, and Adam suggested voting out Sarah.
While Rob was happy to have reached a consensus, he knew that it was only a matter of time before the girls started trying to brew paranoia between them. As a result, he decided to bring back the buddy system, a strategy that led him to victory in Survivor: Redemption Island.
Unfortunately, his fellow Yara tribe members quickly became annoyed with this clear method of intimidation, and at that night’s tribal council, he was sent to the Edge of Extinction by a 4-1 vote.
As Adam said in a confessional in Episode 5, to play Survivor, you need room to actually play the game and maneuver, and according to Adam’s recent Reddit AMA, had he had the freedom to play that round, he was willing to try to swing the vote in Rob’s favor to keep their numbers advantage.
In Adam’s words: “Long story short, Rob imprisoned himself, and the only person willing to keep him in the game.” Unfortunately, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.