Survivor Winners at War episode 12: Who voted each other out?

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When it looked like things were dire for one player, the Survivor: Winners at War episode 12 voting results showed a straightforward vote without idols.

In this piece, we will explore the Survivor: Winners at War episode 12 voting results for “Friendly Fire,” while providing the full results of the show’s Tribal Council.

We’re going to take a much longer look at whispering at Tribal Council later this week (we’ll update this when it’s out), but I cannot stand its use as a hook to create plot suspense. The entire leadup of this week’s episode gave us the insight to make us feel like Jeremy needed to use his newly-acquired 50/50 coin flip, yet that seemed to all go to the wayside after tribal.

Initially, it looked as though Tony Vlachos was public enemy number one to those on the bottom, with Denise, Nick, and Michele likely shifting allegiances all the way to the end as a trio. This round, they liked to get out Tony via Kim’s lead, but since everyone either dropped out of the Immunity Challenge in exchange for peanut butter, chocolate, and cookies, they had to go to plan B.

Ben also heard Kim’s plan to go after Tony, and once the Cagayan winner secured safety (and caught him finding an idol), all bets were off. He let Tony know the plan to blindside him was on, which let Tony try to spin a yarn to get Kim Spradlin the target and move it off of Jeremy. After Nick fumbled his words, illustrating to Tony that plan was correct, he even tried to get Ben to target Kim late in the evening.

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While all this happened, Michele’s feelings of sadness towards Jeremy’s game also suddenly came to the forefront after laying dormant for roughly two-thirds of the season so far. She even handed Jeremy her 50/50 advantage to play at Tribal Council just in case he thought the votes were going his way, even letting him know in a way that she would be voting against him.

At Tribal Council, though, it looked like the whisper festival served more of a distraction and a justification for Jeremy to play his power. At another point, Tony even felt worried that votes would go Sarah’s way, asking her publicly if he should play his idol on her. Jeremy was also itching to play his 50/50 coin but ultimately decided against it.

These are the Survivor: Winners at War episode 12 voting results, broken down by player receiving votes and who voted from whom:

  • Five votes for Kim Spradlin (Jeremy, Tony, Ben, Sarah, Nick)
  • Three votes for Jeremy Collins (Denise, Michele, Kim)

Just when you think Survivor: Winners at War episode 12 shows the votes going in a clear-cut direction, the actual voting results are shocking. Why were Nick and Michele on opposite sides of the vote despite working together when, two votes prior, they weren’t working together yet voted on the same side? Why would Michele be on the outs of this vote yet still give Jeremy an advantage and vote for him, as well?

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If anything’s clear, we’re going to need as many interviews as possible after this season is over to parse all the details.