This week wasn’t an insane blindside like we’ve seen in the past — but one BFF did turn against another.
After Scot‘s shocking elimination, last night’s Survivor was all about Jason and Julia realizing they were on the bottom of the totem poll, and doing everything in their power to stay alive. So, which one did? Well HollywoodLife.com chatted with the latest castoff exclusively this morning to get to the bottom of the entire tribal.
Heading into the jury, did you think Michele was definitely on your side or did you know you could be going home?
Julia: I’m going to say that yeah, I completely, 120 percent thought that she was on my side. I really wasn’t blindsided; you could see in my face that even during the challenge, I was nervous. I knew I was on the chopping block. I was really blindsided by the fact that Michele voted for me. Michele is truly one of my best friends in the entire world. After I kind of got over it, I realized she had to do that. It could have easily been a three-four vote, but in order to progress her game, she had to. I really respected her move.
Do you regret playing both sides?
Julia: I think that if I was able to play both sides all the way to the end, I would have had a good shot of winning. When it works, it works well, but it’s a dangerous game. My game was very erupt and in everyone’s face. I don’t regret it at all. I was on the bottom of the Aubry/Cydney’s alliance, and at the bottom of the other alliance with Nick. I really needed to stay in the middle and keep my options open. The thing that really kept me on Aubry/Cydney’s side was Michele. She was that glue for me, and I give her huge props for that. Otherwise, that would have been much further out of my toolbox. I had a very bitter feeling toward Aubry since she crossed out my name. Aubry continued to throw around her options, so I did have a little bit more loyalty to Jason. He is loyal to the fault, and that’s something that should be admired. He’s one of the most reliable people out there.
Jason and Scot were portrayed as bullies, but they seemed to respect you, Yes?
Julia: It’s a little bit difficult for me to watch them be portrayed as villains. They have a very aggressive game style, and did the sabotage, and were mean and tough, but I didn’t look at them like that. I looked at them as aggressive men playing this game. I had a great relationship with both Scot and Jason. I had a level of maturity that I kind of clicked with them in a way. They had daughters — we were able to build this father/daughter connection. I really really like Jason and Scot.
Was there anything we didn’t see that you wish was shown?
The one thing that wasn’t given enough credit was my relationship with Michele. It is much deeper than an alliance, than the game. We have a very genuine, true friendship. It was a stab in the heart being voted out. It hurt, but our friendship has just grown. It’s deeper now than it was then.
Who’s the biggest threat left at this point?
Right now, probably Tai because he has the advantage and the idol.
Would you play again?