The latest “Survivor” castoff Jeremy Collins didn’t hold back when it came to discussing his shocking exit from the show and what he thought about his other tribemates. Most notably, Jeremy thinks that Alec Christy is playing the worst game and Drew Christy is a liar for throwing Jeremy’s name under the bus after his elimination back in Episode 4.
Gold Derby readers were notably shocked with Jeremy’s elimination, as the Massachusetts firefighter only had 9/1 odds of going home according to our exclusive “Survivor” racetrack odds. All of our users who correctly predicted Jeremy’s elimination earned game points based on the odds they locked in throughout the week in our “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” prediction contest.
When I asked Jeremy whether Keith Nale is playing the worst game because he broke the firefighters’ alliance, Jeremy fired back that Keith is “a bad player,” but that Alec is playing the worst game. Jeremy explained that what we don’t see on TV is Alec just lying around camp all day, complaining and moping around. Alec does no work around camp and never tries to further himself in the game through alliances.
So what is Jeremy’s beef with Drew? As you may recall, Drew threw the Immunity challenge back in Episode 4 that ended up getting him eliminated. Drew then spoke to Gold Derby and other outlets and said that other members of his tribe, including Jeremy, were all in on it.
“I’m so glad you asked this question, Marcus,” Jeremy said. Here’s what really happened: Drew asked some of his tribe members, including Jeremy, whether or not they could throw the challenge, and they all told him not to do it. Despite their tribe losing, Jeremy wasn’t 100% sure whether Drew threw the challenge until he watched Drew’s bad performance on TV and realized the truth.
What other surprises did Jeremy realize while watching the show each week from the comfort of his own living room? The big one was John Rocker, who Jeremy revealed he was initially ready to go to the final two with. Jeremy was under the impression that Rocker lied to him in the second episode about trying to keep his wife Val Collins safe, but as he found out by watching the show, Rocker did indeed try to save her.
Regarding Jon Misch and Jaclyn Schultz, the Barbie/Ken couple who were responsible for the alliance flipping on Jeremy, he says that he can’t understand their reasoning. If Jon was worried about going to the end with Jeremy and losing to him in a jury vote because Jeremy was “a firefighter with two kids who was struggling,” then why would they want to go along with Keith and Wes Nale, who were also struggling firefighters? We’re just as confused as you, Jeremy.
If Jeremy was asked back to do another season of “Blood vs. Water,” he said that he wouldn’t want to go with Val, but instead his twin brother. In fact, the original plan was for Jeremy and his brother to do “San Juan del Sur” together, but the twin backed out so Jeremy had to go with Val, his second choice.
I also asked Jeremy to clarify what would happen if one of the jury members broke the rules of silence at Tribal Council. He laughed and said he had no idea what would happen, because “That’s never happened before!”
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Watch all of our ‘Survivor’ Slugfests:
#29.00 ‘Preshow Smackdown’ | #29.01 ‘Suck It Up and Survive’
#29.02 ‘Method to This Madness’ | #29.03 ‘Actions vs. Accusations’
#29.04 ‘We’re a Hot Mess’ | #29.05 ‘Blood is Blood’
#29.06 ‘Make Some Magic Happen’ | #29.07 ‘Million Dollar Decision’
#29.08 ‘Wrinkle in the Plan’
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