Survivor David vs. Goliath: Nick Wilson reveals unseen alliance names

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Nick Wilson entered Survivor: David vs. Goliath with a plan to incorporate Big Brother-like alliances into his strategy. Here are some names cut from TV.

There have been many CBS reality television crossovers. Plenty of Survivor and Big Brother players have competed on The Amazing Race, we’ve seen two Big Brother players compete on Survivor and we’ve even had a winner of Survivor originate as one of the Twinnies from The Amazing Race. Yet, it seems like Nick Wilson has adopted the strategy of a game he’s never been on for a game he’s currently competing in for a million dollars.

As showcased throughout Survivor: David vs. Goliath and explored further in-depth at The Hollywood Reporter, Kentucky public defender Nick Wilson has quickly established partnerships and alliances with those on the island by giving players nicknames akin to Big Brother alliances. It started with the Mason-Dixon Line, while he and Elizabeth became The Thoroughbreds.

However, beyond the additional Mike White partnership to create the Rockstars, a few more of Nick’s alliance names came up. For starters, the establishment of the merge’s Strike Force alliance saw Alec and Nick work together, becoming Surf ‘n’ Turf. Carl and Nick were The Rattlers on David beach due to Texas Rattlesnakes. Somehow, we saw nothing of John and Nick partnering up, but the two will defend their tag-team championship as The Torch Snuffers.

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Again, those are just the alliances that he’s willing to share in a family-friendly environment. However, if you look at Davie Rickenbacker’s Instagram account, you would learn about another alliance that didn’t make it to television. It combines Davie and Nick‘s name’s together, and that’s more than enough of a clue if you’re paying attention!

Still, it does make for an interesting discussion about the social clout of making alliance names. It makes it more real, as you have a tangible thing that has more weight to it. However, if Nick has so many of these partnership names and he has to see the majority of them voted out, he could be spinning too many plates at once, with them all crashing down at the Final Tribal Council if he’s not too careful.

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You should read the entirety of THR’s interview with Nick Wilson, as it covers a lot of what’s going on in his mind at that stage in the game.