Fitting in the Edge of Extinction meant losing context as to who voted out whom in Survivor: Winners at War episode 1. Thankfully, we now have some answers.
One of the worst aspects of the Edge of Extinction twist for Survivor viewers (of which there are many) is that there is so much more content that needs to be filled to tell a story properly. Having to bequeath a fire token once you’re voted out and share a glimpse of what it’s like to be voted out means we no longer get to hear Jeff Probst’s parting words.
Another thing we don’t get to see thanks to the Edge of Extinction is who voted out whom. For the Winners at War premiere, it was impossible to determine during the airing which was voting for whom. Of course, there were some clear cut examples based on the context of who was directing each vote, but as we saw after the Sele vote, Michele being out of the loop was only established on Day 3.
Thankfully, the Survivor YouTube channel has uploaded the votes for both the Sele and Dakal Tribal Councils, starting in chronological order to the events of the episode. The first video showcases exactly who on Sele was targeting others while a potential split vote plan was in the works as the cover against Adam and Denise.
Adam, Ben, Danni, Denise, Ethan, Parvati, and Rob voted for Natalie on the Sele tribe, while Natalie and Michele voted for Denise, and Jeremy voted for Adam. The idea of people being blindsided by multiple plans came at the second Tribal Council from the Survivor: Winners at War premiere, as Dakal came prepared to split the votes just in case Amber found the idol she was searching for the first few days.
Kim, Mick, Sandra, Tyson, Wendell, and Yul voted for Amber on Dakal, while Sarah, Sophie, and Tony voted for Kim to potentially split the votes, and Amber voted for Nick, showing just how much game awareness she had at the time. With Sophie being Yul’s second in command at the moment, it’s clear that it’s a deliberate choice to make Kim the person who goes home had Amber pulled out a trinket.
With Amber sending a fire token to her husband, the battle of these champions is about to turn into a war. If the episodes themselves don’t share the vote going forward, we’ll make sure to highlight the Survivor: Winners at War voting information on our website.