Erika Casupanan was revealed because the winner of “Survivor 41” final month in a landslide 7-1-0 jury vote, beating out runner-up Deshawn Radden and fan favourite 20-year-old Xander Hastings. Although the jury ended up unanimously praising Erika for her gameplay and character, it seems that their constructive emotions towards her weren’t at all times there.
Recently, fifth-place finisher Ricard Foyé revealed one thing which could shock some followers: Erika was the #1 goal of many gamers throughout the sport; particularly, the members of this season’s “All-Black Alliance.”
Here’s what you have to know:
Ricard: Shan ‘Did Not Like Erika at All’
In a January “Deep Dive” interview with Rob Cesternino, Ricard talked about his determination of who to take with him after successful the ultimate 8 reward problem. He ended up deciding on his longtime good friend and ally Shan Smith, in addition to Heather Aldret and Xander. In the interview, he defined he selected on Heather over her tight ally Erika as a result of it could have been too suspicious to decide on Erika, her primary ally, who he additionally described as “the person who all people hated.” Ricard defined:
I felt like if I picked Erika, the person who all people hated, it could be too suspicious once I might use the truth that Heather had not been on any rewards as a simple, “that is my excuse, she hasn’t performed something.” “Like, come on, give her a sandwich. Give her a bit of pizza.”
When pressed about why Erika was hated a lot, Ricard responded that he did not know why, however implied that it was seemingly game-related, somewhat than private. “They,” Ricard mentioned, referring to Shan’s allies Deshawn and Danny McCray, “at all times needed her out. So there was at all times this piece of, they did not belief her.”
Ricard added that Shan particularly “didnot like Erika, atall,” saying that that was partly why he did not deliver Erika on the reward. “And in order that was additionally a little bit piece of it,” Ricard mentioned. “If I had introduced Erika alongside it could’ve pissed off Shan. Although Shan additionally hated Heather, she did not see her as a risk in any capability, so it is like, ‘effectively I introduced the lesser of the 2’.”
Shan Still Ended up Voting for Erika within the End
Although Shan might not have preferred Erika throughout the sport, she ended up not solely voting for her to win, but in addition grew to become considered one of her most vociferous advocates, together with Ricard and Heather.
In some latest interviews, Shan has mentioned that she felt like Deshawn and Xander not solely gave very poor Final Tribal Council performances, but in addition had poor or sporadic gameplays. As a consequence, Shan mentioned in a latest interview with Lauren Beck, “Erika was a certain winner…she knew we gave all people else no selection. We must vote for her. That was her transfer.”
This will not be the primary time rivals throughout the sport ended up making amends earlier than season’s finish. Famously, Christy Smith voted for Jenna Morasca to win season 6, “The Amazon,” regardless of her obvious hatred for her throughout their time on the island collectively. Similarly, Terry Deitz had many vocal conflicts with “Survivor: Panama” winner Aras Baskauskas, however ended up voting for him to win, saying in his voting confessional, “I’m simply so used to writing his title down. Of the 2 of you, you might be head and shoulders, the winner. Congratulations.”
It is value noting that the opposite individuals who Ricard famous as being Erika’s prime advocates within the sport – Danny and Deshawn – did not vote for Erika. Deshawn was within the finals along with her, and Danny voted for Deshawn. However, Danny did reward Erika throughout Final Tribal Council as “completely wonderful,” saying that she “performed the sport that I actually needed to play, and tried to.”
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. Be certain to catchseason 42when it premieres March 9, 2022.