Fans who tuned in for the latest installment of "Survivor: Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites" were treated to an out of nowhere move during Tribal Council. Malcolm convinced alliance member Reynold to part with his immunity idol just as he was about to play it for himself, thereby sending fellow alliance member Michael Snow to the first seat of the jury. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with the castaway about his recent ouster and memories of his time on the island.
Snow insists that as straightforward as the voting appeared to viewers at home, he was still caught completely off guard when he was voted out. "Really, honestly, even when [host Jeff Probst] started pulling out my name, I was like, 'No, this is going to be somebody else.' Not until he said Michael was voted out did I realize it was me," he said. "In retrospect, and moments later, it wasn't a surprise. I was just so into the game and playing so hard, I didn't think. I wasn't playing a paranoid game. I wasn't surprised, but in the moment, I was like, 'No way.'"
Equally surprising was Malcolm's last second move to convince his alliance member to throw immunity his way. "I knew that [Reynold] would probably play the idol, and I told him to. I said, 'Dude, you got to play the idol. We're in trouble, and that will help us hopefully get our vote through.' But when Malcolm jumped up, it was a total shock to me. I don't know if Malcolm planned that, or he was so scared he jumped up in the moment," Snow explained.
He continued, "At that point, it felt like [Malcolm] was running scared. I was wondering if Malcolm had screwed us over, but watching last night, it seemed he was running scared. It came down to the idol, and the fact that Reynold showed Dawn the idol was the key to the whole thing, them switching their vote to me. At that point, I didn't know what part Malcolm played in it with him jumping up; I didn't know if he had screwed us over."
Perhaps one of the memories that will stick with Michael from his stay on Caramoan was Corinne referring to him as her "gay," latching onto him as her gossip buddy and confidante. "I loved it. I mean, Corinne and I are not friends because I am gay. You know, Corinne is hilarious and all about the quips and coming up with hilarious things to say, and she wants to be funny. That's how she entertains people, whether on the beach or on TV. it didn't bother me one iota," Michael said. "In truth, I think she was nervous about [how calling Michael her "gay" would be presented and received]. She was worried, but it wasn't a big deal."
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