Survivor Winners at War episode 9: Who voted each other out?

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A series of pratfalls provided us with a clear target for Survivor: Winners at War episode 9’s Tribal Council, but who gave the backup votes is important.

This piece will discuss the events of Survivor: Winners at War episode 9, “War is Not Pretty,” including the voting results from the chaotic Tribal Council.

It’s going to take a lot to overcome the chaos that surrounded the most recent episode of Survivor: Winners at War. Adam Klein finally got voted out after what seemed like the billionth time his name came up as a target. However, he seemed to be stirring a pot that saw Sarah’s name be chosen as a potential voting focus for those on the out, and Sarah didn’t take too kindly to it.

However, despite the linearity of most of episode 9 (seriously, we saw two challenges from the active players and one from the Edge of Extinction), all it took was one whisper to escape a one-on-one conversation for the names to be dancing from mouth to mouth. The easy split seemed to be between Nick and Adam, but the fact that Adam was able to get people to listen to an idea of targeting Sarah made it seem simple.

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The reason why Sarah was even a player in those conversations is due to her behavior after the Reward Challenge. She offered up her spot for a succulent Chinese meal reward to him as a nice thing to do on his birthday, and she even said in private conversations (and in a personal confessional) she did it out of the kindness in her heart.

Unfortunately, no good deed goes unpunished in Survivor, and it might be a reason why she received a vote during Winners at War episode 9. Here are the voting results, broken down by player and who received votes from whom:

  • One vote for Sarah Lacina (Adam)
  • Two votes for Nick Wilson (Sarah, Denise)
  • Eight votes for Adam Klein (Nick, Sophie, Tyson, Ben, Michele, Jeremy, Tony, Kim)

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The fact that Adam was the only one to vote for Sarah showcases just how far off the mark he was when it was finally his time to go. He had known where the dice landed every round until his last. Sarah and Denise don’t seem to be on the same page that often, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a split vote situation just in case he played an idol. Still, that’s not a good spot for Nick as he tries to claw his way back to safety.