‘Survivor 42’s’ Zach: Rocksroy Was ‘Pissing Everyone Off’

The premiere episode of “Survivor 42” noticed superfan Zach Wurtenberger voted out first, after the Ika tribe got here in final place in the course of the first immunity problem. Although it appeared as if Zach was given the boot for not doing nicely on the problem’s puzzle portion, he has spoken out lately about how the tribe dynamics on Ika have been rather more difficult than that.

In disclosing what the tribe dynamics have been like on Ika, Zach additionally revealed his – and his tribemates’ – true ideas on Rocksroy Bailey, the oldest member of the Ika tribe, and so they aren’t precisely flattering. Here’s what it’s essential to know:

Zach: 30 Minutes Without Rocksroy Was ’30 of the Most Fun’ Minutes of My Life

In exit interviews, Zach didn’t draw back from revealing what his fellow tribe mates actually considered one another. Of Rocksroy, the 43-year-old keep at dwelling dad, Zach mentioned that there have been tensions between him and all the remainder of the tribe, not simply the youthful three.

Per TVLine, Zach mentioned that “within the half-hour that he was not engaged on the shelter” close to the start of the sport, Rocksroy was “completely pretty. He was a enjoyable man and nice to speak to.” However, as the times progressed, relationships between Rocksroy and the remainder of the tribe started to bitter, as seen within the episode.

In his Rob Has a Podcast exit interview, Zach spoke of an occasion in the course of the first three days when Rocksroy was away from the remainder of the tribe, and so everybody else merely let unfastened and had numerous enjoyable with out him round. He defined:

There was one second the place Rocksroy will get taken away for confessional, and swiftly we’re enjoying ‘Survivor’ with out Rocksroy for perhaps like half-hour, and that was 30 of essentially the most enjoyable [minutes] of my whole life. Where we actually have been all like, ‘Let’s go to the seashore!’ We, like, jumped into the water, we have been swimming round.

It was when Rocksroy returned, Zach mentioned, that the enjoyable ended, and everybody had to return to the shelter. ‘We see Rocksroy coming again to camp,” Zach defined, “and we’re like ‘Oh! Everyone again to the shelter! Everyone again to the shelter!’ So that was my expertise with Rocksroy.”

Rocksroy Still Has Strong Bonds Despite Tensions at Camp

Despite the strained relationships Rocksroy held with a lot of the remainder of the tribe, and the seemingly constructive bonds Zach shared with them, Rocksroy nonetheless held extra sway over the tribe than did Zach. Despite that, nevertheless, his title was nonetheless being thrown on the market after Ika misplaced the immunity problem.

“Rocksroy was simply pissing everybody off,” Zach mentioned in an EW exit interview. “So Rocksroy’s title was on the market.” Nonetheless, it was Rocksroy’s strategic bonds – specifically those he held with Romeo Escobar and Drea Wheeler – which saved him. Zach even talked about that his bonds with these contestants, particularly Drea, have been so well-hidden, as a result of they have been all the time butting heads.

“I do not assume I spotted how a lot energy she actually had on the market,” Zach mentioned of Drea, per RHAP, “particularly with Romeo and Rocksroy. I did not even understand they have been working collectively as a result of they butted heads so usually.”

Zach added that though he was tight with Romeo, Romeo was tighter with Rocksroy, which is finally what led to his downfall. “Even although I used to be going to guard him over anybody, he was going to guard me over two individuals,” Zach mentioned of Romeo. “He was clearly tighter with Drea and Rocksroy … He undoubtedly was preventing to maintain me, nevertheless it was not over Drea and it was not over Rocksroy.”

“Survivor” airs Wednesdays 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.

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