‘Survivor 41’ Contestant Reveals He Saved Another’s Life

“Survivor 41” has been known as out for its lackluster edit, spotlighting some contestants in favor of others, even to the detriment of the story. Due to the truth that an hour-long episode can solely cowl a lot, some comparatively necessary moments have been omitted, together with one scene within the premiere the place Brad Reese probably saved his tribemate, JD Robinson, from drowning. Here’s what it is advisable know:

Brad Thought He Would Get the ‘Captain America’ Edit for his Actions

In an interview Monday with Lauren Ashley Beck, “Survivor 41” contestant Brad Reese revealed an fascinating story that viewers of the season did not get to see, a lot to Brad’s dismay.

Apparently, on the primary day of capturing, as the whole cast was scrambling amidst the marooning, Brad swam to his tribe’s (Ua’s) raft, just for his tribemates to inform him that they have been nonetheless lacking a participant. Brad then seen that his 20-year-old tribemate, JD Robinson, was nonetheless struggling behind him within the water. He defined:

I look and there is JD, and I imply actually, he has all these garments on, so he is weighed down. And I imply he is going up and down– and my first thought was, “Scuba dive him to security’ … [so] I dive proper again in and I swim over and I seize him and I pull him and push him … and we get to the raft, and I assist him up into the raft.

Brad went on to say that after that heroic rescue, he thought, “Man, that is [a] Captain America edit!” Alas, after all, the viewers was not proven this intrepid act of heroism, and Eric Abraham, the “Survivor 41” first-boot who was a part of the joint interview with Brad, even mentioned of the occasion, “Until Brad simply mentioned it, I had no thought it occurred.”

Brad and JD Are Still Close

Although JD ended up taking part in Brad’s blindside on Day 7, each Brad and Abraham mentioned that they bonded most carefully with the “Survivor 41” pre-jury boots, which included JD (who was eradicated proper after Brad). Naturally, they mentioned, this bonding occurred as a result of the pre-jury boots have been the one folks they actually obtained to spend a lot time with.

Though Brad additionally spent 7 days along with his Ua tribemates Shan Smith and Ricard Foyé whereas within the recreation, he hasn’t spoken to them because the day he was eradicated, and would not plan to. He described Shan’s recreation specifically as “crossing the road.”

Brad described the pre-jury boots, which, together with Abraham and JD, included Sara Wilson, David Voce, Genie Chen, and Sydney Segal, as “superior.” “They’re simply unbelievable folks,” he mentioned. “Very, very enjoyable.” Abraham added that he additionally retains in touch with all of the pre-jury boots. “There won’t ever be two weeks that go by the place I will not attain out to certainly one of them and say, ‘Hey, what is going on on? How you doing’?” he mentioned.

Brad added that he’s truly additionally in touch with third-place finisher Xander Hastings, although they have been by no means on the identical tribe. He mentioned, nonetheless, that Xander, who’s at the moment engaged on creating an app, is commonly fairly “busy,” and “on the run.” Shortly after the finale in December, Xander posted a collage of images on Instagram which included a few of him and Brad collectively at Brad’s Wyoming ranch.

“Wait, was the true prize the chums we made alongside the way in which?” Xander wrote within the put up. “No, it is nonetheless the million {dollars}, however mates are value taking part in for too.”

“Survivor” airs Wednesdays 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. The two-hourseason 42premiere will air on March 9.


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