Last evening, after a extremely fractured pre-merge Tribal Council, Lydia Meredith turned the sixth particular person voted out of “Survivor 42.” Shortly after she left, it was introduced that the eleven remaining castaways had formally made the merge.
However, some viewers have been left a bit of confused on the splintered 6-2-2-1 vote, and particularly as to why Lydia’s closest allies Hai Giang and Mike Turner ended up voting for her, regardless of Hai’s obvious finest efforts to save lots of her earlier than Tribal. In latest exit interviews, Lydia revealed her ideas on final evening’s episode that finally culminated along with her messy elimination, together with how her elimination helped to solidify a sure alliance of 4.
Here’s what it is advisable know:
Lydia on the Taku 4: ‘There Was No Way That I Could Have Broken That’
In her exit interview with Rob Cesternino, Lydia, who turned 22 throughout her time on the show, mentioned that she felt just like the edit precisely portrayed what occurred within the frantic two days main as much as the fateful Tribal. “The those who have been form of on the outs have been positively on the outs,” Lydia mentioned. “I used to be very a lot within the know of all of that.”
Things modified, nonetheless, within the “later half of the day, proper earlier than Tribal,” when “King Omar,” as she put it, determined to shake issues as much as defend his alliance. “[The plan] was switched by King Omar, [he] completely flipped the script – he was not gonna let his alliance go house. And good for him.”
Lydia confirmed in an interview with TVLine that that Taku 4 are certainly fairly sturdy, and that their bond was solely strengthened as soon as it was she who went house and never Jonathan Young or Maryanne Oketch.
“I do not suppose [Taku] was going wherever,” she informed the outlet. “Those 4 have been very tight, and I believe they have been attempting to make it appear to be they weren’t. After that vote, it actually solidified them as a 4.”
She added in her exit interview with Parade that “clearly, watching it again, Taku was very sturdy. There was no means that I might have damaged that.”
Lydia added that issues turned complicated throughout the “alliance of eight” that we noticed final evening. In the episode, Hai,Jonathan, Omar, and Drea Wheeler have been proven coordinating and discussing their “alliance of eight;” the opposite 4 have been presumably Lydia, Lindsay Dolashewich, Maryanne Oketch, and Romeo Escobar, all of whom (minus Lydia, and Omar, who could not vote) voted united in final evening’s Tribal Council.
Lydia, nonetheless, appeared to be as confused concerning the eight as a lot of the viewers, saying within the interview that she “could not inform you who the eight was at [that] level.”
Lydia Recalls Her Confusion at Hai’s Betrayal: ‘I Could Have Easily Just Been an Easy Goat’
In the episode, it appeared pretty clear that Lydia can be protected by Hai, her #1 ally who was decided to go to rocks for her again on Day 7, and Mike Turner, who mentioned final evening that he would “take a bullet” for Lydia. However, by Tribal Council, each of them ended up voting for her, in an obvious strategic determination which was not proven to the viewers.
When requested in her interview with Cesternino whether or not she felt betrayed by her Vati tribemates, Lydia replied that, regardless of her closeness with Mike, who she mentioned was “like my dad on the market,” she did not really feel betrayed by him, as they “weren’t actually working collectively strategically.”
When it got here to Hai, nonetheless, Lydia mentioned that she was extra confused after being voted out by him than she was bitter. “I used to be similar to, ‘I actually do not perceive’,” she defined. “‘I might have simply simply been a straightforward goat…[an] simple quantity … But not any exhausting emotions, as a result of it is a recreation and he was enjoying his personal recreation.”
Whether Hai’s determination to sacrifice Lydia will show to be the fitting one will solely be seen in future episodes.
“Survivor 42” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. The three-hour finale airs Wednesday, May 25, 2022.