Naseer Muttalif Was Almost the First Boot of ‘Survivor 41’

Luvu was a dominant tribe within the pre-merge portion of “Survivor 41.” Winning each single tribal immunity problem, the six fortunate Survivors, which included eventual winner Erika Casupanan, have been in a position to keep away from each Tribal Council till the merge, the place Sydney Segal was promptly voted off.

However, who would have been voted off had Luvu misplaced the primary immunity problem, as they virtually did? Turns out, the reply might have altered the course of the complete recreation going ahead.

Here’s what you must know:

Naseer Almost Got Voted off After Calling out Danny & Deshawn

In the “Survivor 41” premiere, Luvu got here from behind on Day 3 to win the season’s first immunity problem, sending Ua and Yase to Tribal Council. Thus started the tribe’s endless successful streak. However, who of the tribe’s six members – Sydney, Erika, Naseer Muttalif, Heather Aldret, Deshawn Radden, and Danny McCray – would have been despatched packing had Luvu not narrowly achieved that spectacular victory?

According to Naseer, in a January interview with season 39 contestant Lauren Ashley Beck, he would have been the primary voted out had Luvu misplaced that problem as a result of dynamics of the tribe at that time. As viewers of the season will recall, Naseer was on the rocks with half the tribe earlier than the immunity problem after calling out Danny and Deshawn in entrance of his different tribemates for going out idol hunting. After Sydney reported this again to the 2 males, they turned in opposition to him. “We had a deal that we weren’t going to search for an idol till [Deshawn and Danny] got here again,” Naseer mentioned. “Then they went and appeared for an idol … I got here and advised [Sydney, Heather, and Erika], so it backfired on me. So, on the primary day I’ll be going residence, I’m positive.”

He added thathis solely probability at salvation might have been uniting with Erika and Heather to power a 3-3 tie, although a good pair siding with a lone wolf to power a tie on the primary vote is nearly unprecedented, and would have been a extremely dangerous (and unlikely) transfer on Erika and Heather’s half.

“I felt [regret] instantly,” Naseer mentioned of how he felt after calling his tribemates out. “I ought to have waited and …mentioned, ‘Hey, I noticed that you simply guys have been making an attempt to go on the opposite aspect of the seaside, what was the rationale’?”

Naseer Wanted to Form an Alliance With Erika and Heather, however They Wouldn’t Accept

Survivor 41 Heather Erika Naseer

Naseer added that he tried to solidify an alliance with Erika and Heather “for 11 days” – nearly the complete pre-merge portion of the sport – however Erika wouldnot settle for it till proper earlier than the tribes merged. Naseer defined:

Erika, she performed an important recreation … [But] I used to be misreading how she wished to play. So … I attempted with Erika for nearly eleven days… On the eleventh day, she got here and mentioned, ‘Okay I’ll vote with you and we are able to vote Danny out.’ I’m like, ‘No. Eleven days you did not discuss to me, [now] you wish to [join you]?’

Naseer added that Deshawn and Danny weren’t the one ones idol searching. Apparently Heather, amongst others, additionally started looking for idols very shortly after arriving on the seaside that first day. “The first 20 minutes [in] they have been searching for an idol!” Naseer mentioned. “And I noticed Heather was searching for an idol too! She was throughout. So I’m like, ‘wow, wow, wow.’ We are right here simply half-hour into the sport instantly going to seek out an idol right here, so let’s say the reality.”

“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. Be positive to catch season 42when it premieres March 9, 2022.

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