The most up-to-date season of CBS’s “Survivor” resulted in a shocking, and considerably controversial, win for Canadian communications supervisor Erika Casupanan.

Although many followers have been shocked at Erika’s win, with some saying the win ought to have gone to third-place finisher Xander Hastings, Erika’s edit was additionally very low-key for a winner, and diehard followers of the show know that edits can create a warped perspective of what went on in the course of the recreation. This grew to become clear throughout and after final season’s finale, when lots of the season’s jurors and finalists got here out swinging in protection of Erika and her recreation.

This was highlighted most not too long ago when ninth-place finisher Evvie Jagoda mentioned a little-known anecdote that occurred at this season’s Final Tribal Council which did not make the edit. Here’s what you’ll want to know:

Naseer Openly Declared He Was Changing His Vote

One ingredient of Erika’s recreation whichfansand contestants alike have praised is her Final Tribal Council efficiency. Diehard followers of the show know that each one Tribal Councils, together with the Final Tribal Council, go on for hours greater than we see onscreen, so it’s unimaginable for viewers to get the total image of how the finalists introduced themselves. Nonetheless, it was clear from the comparatively temporary glimpse we did see that Erika gave a dominant efficiency, arguably the very best of the three.

It was sufficient, apparently, to persuade tenth place finisher Naseer Muttalif to vary his vote for Erika on the Final Tribal Council, a change of thoughts which he proclaimed vocally to the remainder of the cast. According to Jagoda in a latest “Deep Dive” interview with Rob Cesternino, though Erika could have been the favourite going into the Final Tribal, she did choose up a minimum of one vote by the tip of it.

Naseer, who Evvie stated didn’t get alongside very properly with Erika throughout their 17 days collectively on Luvu and Viakana, introduced brazenly partway by means of the Final Tribal, “Erika,I promised you I might by no means vote for you, however I’m altering that tonight – I’m voting for you!”

Shan: The Jury Had ‘No Choice’ But to Vote for Erika

Naseer, who Evvie described because the juror “least prone to vote for [Erika],” was seemingly planning on voting for Xander, given their shut connection and Naseer’s reward of him throughout Final Tribal (the place he advised Xander he had a “very form coronary heart,” and was pleased with him). However, Erika’s efficiency clearly swayed him.

Erika additionally imparted the story in an EW interviewshortly after the season finale. She stated that she went into the Tribal Council not believing consider she would get Naseer’s vote, as a result of they’d a “actually difficult” relationship on Luvu. However, as soon as Naseer made his declaration, she stated, “I keep in mind pondering in Tribal Council, ‘Oh, I’ve Naseer on my aspect. That is an achievement. I by no means thought I used to be gonna get Naseer’.”

Eighth-place finisher Shan Smith reiterated the truth that Erika was the frontrunner on the Final Tribal Council in an interview Thursday with “Survivor: Island of the Idols” contestant Lauren Ashley Beck. She portrayed runner-up Deshawn Radden’s Final Tribal Council efficiency largely negatively, and stated that Xander did not have an efficient gameplay. “She knew that we gave everyone else no selection. We must vote for her,” Shan stated. “That was her transfer, I really feel.”

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