Each Thursday after Survivor, Rob Cesternino talks with the latest player who got voted off Survivor. Today Rob speaks with the latest player voted out of Season 33. Then Jordan Kalish returns to play another round of the “This Week in Survivor History “Quiz Show “.
Exit Interview with Zeke Smith, the Latest Players Who Got Voted Off Survivor Millennials vs. Gen X.
In this week’s Exit Interview, Rob welcomes the 11th member who was voted off, Zeke Smith. Rob discussed how he anticipated this interview would be with David Wright and Zeke believed so too. Zeke commented how he didn’t suspect Hannah Shapiro or Will Wahl betraying him. Zeke walked into tribal council believing that he had persuaded Will to stick with him. However, Zeke believes Will to have wanted to put in motion the “pendulum strategy” which led to the flip.
Will & Hannah’s Scheme
Did Zeke know if Hannah was working closely with Will? Zeke believed they were, but never saw them plotting together. Zeke also mentioned how Will originally had animosity toward Hannah. In the end, Zeke did see Will and Hannah always going to the woods together and speculated they were plotting some kind of strategy.
Does Zeke have any hard feelings about Will flipping on him for the sake of his resume? Zeke mentioned how has difficulty finding what to say about Will’s move. Reaching out to Will, Zeke tried to reason that their alliance would be beneficial for both of them. In the end, Zeke believes that his young age and inexperience led to Will flipping on him.
Fallback from Zeke’s Flip?
With Zeke mentioning Will’s young age, Rob asked if Will’s flip was the result of him witnessing Zeke’s flip against Chris Hammons. Believing there was some merit to that reasoning, Zeke also mentioned how there were other flips that Will experienced that could’ve influenced his decision. Although Zeke did give Will praise for being a good player, he believes that experiencing all of the flips made Will eager to take part in that strategy.
Did Zeke have hope for Justin “Jay” Starrett to play his idol and save him? Zeke claims that he suspected that Justin wouldn’t play his idol to save him. In the end, Zeke believes that Justin will need the idol for himself down the line.
Thoughts on Ken
When asked what Zeke thoughts were about what Ken McNickel had to say, Zeke believed Ken is an anomaly in his alliance. Zeke elaborated that Ken’s decisions were motivated by loyalty and honor. When asked about his relationship to Ken, Zeke explained that he had the hardest time befriending Ken. Playing styles contributed to their difficulties, as Zeke believed he was more practical while Ken was more emotional.
Rob explained he had difficulty understanding the strategy for Zeke’s alliance. Zeke explained that Hannah flipped because of David’s emotional vulnerability. Zeke also mentioned how Hannah didn’t feel secure with Zeke. Another factor that played into the draw was the misinformation that Zeke’s alliance had. Further elaborating, Zeke believed that Hannah was the most expendable in that scenario.
Gen X Civil War
What made Zeke go to David Wright’s side instead of Chris Hammon’s side. According to Zeke, David was a bigger threat than Chris was. Zeke also mentioned how he disagreed with most of Chris’ strategies of who to target. Feeling a close bond with Sunday Burquest and Bret LaBelle, Zeke believed that it was the best move for him.
Falling out with Adam
Zeke and Adam Klein seemed to of had a falling out since the beginning of the season. Zeke explained that their friendship was more tenuous than the show let on. First, Adam and Zeke were constantly butting heads over what strategy they should follow. It then escalated in a bit of a rivalry between the two. At that point, throwing Adam under the bus seemed to be the only option for Zeke in the end. This contributed to the mistrust that Adam and Zeke had for one another, which led to their falling out. Later on, Rob takes on Jordan Kalish’s “This Week in Survivor History Quiz Show,” and tries to preserve his winning streak.