Survivor Winners at War episode 5 sneak peek: Tribe Island

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It’s here where the game began for 20 castaways, as the Survivor: Winners at War episode 5 sneak peek video teases where the game will be mixed up.

Don’t worry, Survivor: Winners at War viewers who might anticipate spoilers coming out of the sneak peek; much like everything that comes with a tribe swap, it’s surrounded in Fort Knox-type security. Seriously, outside of knowing that Michele and Wendell are on a tribe together (something that is relatively lax considering the show’s history involving swaps), there’s little to see.

That makes the micro-reactions and introspects so interesting in the Survivor: Winners at War episode 5 sneak peek, as each could offer a hint of where things are going for certain players heading into the unknown or possibly tease their ironic demise. For example, “The Buddy System on Steroids” is an episode title that would suggest things going the opposite of poorly for Boston Rob, as episode titles are often quotes pulled from players within the same episode.

If Boston Rob actually pulls off “The Buddy System on Steroids” by improving what he did in Redemption Island, then it will make the reflection on his poor Marquesas showing ironic. Meanwhile, Ben Driebergen wants his tribe to “stay blue, guys; stay true,” which could prove to be the opposite if Michele and whoever’s on Sele 2.0 happens to vote out one of their own.

Taking a closer look at reactions, Michele gave the biggest “shocked” face to hear Tyson was the last person voted out at Dakal, while Boston Rob looked downright morose. He’s the only one on Sele not keeping up a positive face at Sele heading into the swap, while Kim and Sophie are often outwardly smiley about this new opportunity to change things up.

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Sandra might be the most down on the tribe swap in preparation for possibly leaving Dakal, as she has only been voted out after being tremendously swap-screwed in Game Changers. With the possibility of three smaller tribes and a Hidden Immunity Idol in her pocket, it might not matter if she can sneak through to the merge. I imagine it’s hard not to get a bit nervous regardless of those assurances.