Ricard Foyé was one of the vital common contestants on “Survivor 41,” and certainly proved his strategic acumen all all through the season. Although he was promptly eradicated on the last 5 because of his risk degree, followers of the sport have remembered him ever since as one of many legends of the season.
Recently, host Jeff Probst despatched Ricard an artifact testifying to his, and plenty of followers’, love for Ricard, and presumably teasing a return to the show.
Here’s what you could know:
Probst to Ricard: ‘You Were This F*@king Close!’
Ricard revealed on Instagram Thursday that host Jeff Probst despatched him the tribe seashore “flag” of Ua, the tribe of which Ricard was a component throughout the pre-merge length of the sport. On the “flag,” which is basically only a wood plank, Probst wrote a message to Ricard, which reads:
You have been this.. f*@king shut!
In response, Ricard wrote: “Ua Tribe Beach Flag arrived right now, signed by boo thang Jeff. It is an efficient day.”
Probst made his admiration for Ricard and his recreation clear whereas on the island, saying to Ricard throughout Tribal Council the evening he was eradicated that “It sounds such as you got here out right here with a number of emotion that you just needed to preserve bottled up, and that you have discovered issues about your self, and that you’ll go dwelling to be a special particular person than once you got here out right here.”
After Ricard mentioned he “totally imagine[d]” he was “one of many best gamers on this recreation with out being a winner,” Probst hinted that he believed this, saying, “Oh, a few of our greatest gamers won’t ever win the sport. It’s simply the way in which it goes.”
Three-time “Survivor” participant Benjamin “Coach” Wade additionally responded to Ricard’s put up, revealing that Probst had given him souvenirs from two of his seasons: “Heroes vs. Villains,” on which he positioned twelfth, and “South Pacific,” by which he was the runner-up.”Aren’t the souvenirs from our seasons one of the best?” Coach mentioned. “I’ve the Upolu flag [from “South Pacific”] and the bench Jeff sat himself on from HvV.”
In Reality, Ricard May Not Have Been so Close
Although Probst appeared assured that Ricard was “so f*@king shut,” it’s not, actually, totally clear that Ricard was assured a win had he made it previous that Tribal Council. First off, he nearly definitely would have needed to both overwhelmed Xander Hastings within the aggressive last 4 immunity problem, or gained a fire-making problem towards whomever Xander selected to compete towards him.
Ninth-place “Survivor 41” finisher Evvie Jagoda has additionally mentioned that she is uncertain as as to if Ricard would have overwhelmed precise winner Erika Casupananhad thefinal 3 included each of them, and that it might be a detailed vote in any state of affairs. She defined:
[Ricard’s game] simply did not translate as a lot [to the jury]– simply because once more, clearly he gained the challenges, however the challenges will not be in entrance of the jury, and we get to all of the votes, and it appeared to me like Erika’s driving a number of the votes. Maybe Ricard would’ve gained, however for me personally, it wasn’t so apparent.
Eighth-place finisher Shan Smith has additionally spoken about how harm she felt by Ricard’s betrayal, together with her remark instantly after her elimination that Ricard “has my $1 million vote” made underneath the misunderstanding that Ricard didn’t take part in her blindside. Shan has additionally praised Erika’s Final Tribal Council efficiency, sayingin a current interview, “Erika was a positive winner … she knew we gave all people else no selection. We must vote for her. That was her transfer.”
In any case, there’s little doubt that Ricard will likely be one of many first invited again for any potential future all-star season, and he has already acknowledged he would like to return.
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. Be positive to catch season 42 when it premieres Wednesday, March 9.