Another one bites the dust! The contestants on this season of ‘Survivor’ have suffered a lot, but last night took a turn. So, who went home? Well, we’re chatting with them right here.
First thing’s first, how did you feel after you headed out?
Joe: I’m fine now! It was a couple days healing up when I got back to Ponderosa because of the situation I had. I had a wonderful time with the people that were there though. I was just so focused on that sautéed meat! I probably ate three feet of that stuff and I’m not a big meat eater.
On social media, many felt that you were just kind of riding Aubry’s coattails to the final – do you agree with that?
Aubry and I, from day one, we set up an alliance. She was worried about us being targeted if we were always together; so not to do that, we were pretty much passing ships in the night. It wasn’t like I was Aubry’s minion; but she was the one doing the field work, making the contacts. We had agreed to do that. The old guy, if they raise up and go big, they get eliminated. So we agreed she’d do the ground work.
Who do you think is the biggest threat left in the game?
I think everybody was a threat! Tai played a wild game back and forth. Cydney is a very intelligent, very sharp person. I would have thought she was definitely a threat. Michele and I were very friendly; there could have been a different alliance there formed in the next days — you just never know.
Some of the men came off as bullies — where did you fall into that?
By the time we got together [at the merge], I don’t feel Scot and Jason had that same feeling. To me, it seemed they kept to themselves, and I kept to myself.
Do you have any regrets — besides eating too much meat?
You talk about a 72 year old guy, who had 50 years difference between everyone — the legs, no matter how great in shape I was, are not 20-year-old legs. Maybe I would have played more aggressively, but I wanted to go along with the game plan that Aubry and I had. As an older person, I didn’t want to put a target on my back.
Would you come back and do it again?
In a heartbeat, if CBS or Jeff called me, my bag’s already backed. I know it’s crazy! It’s addictive; most people who do it would say the same.