“Please keep watching the show!” pleads “Survivor: Game Changers” castoff Malcolm Freberg to his fans who are planning to boycott after his shocking elimination in this week’s episode. This was Malcolm’s third time playing after finishing fourth in “Survivor: Philippines” and ninth in “Survivor: Caramoan.” He continues, “If you stop watching, they’re not gonna keep making it. And if they stop making it, I can never come back and win. So everybody needs to change their minds about that, really quickly.”
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Malcolm was voted out in a memorable tribal council in which two tribes (Mana and Nuku) went to tribal council with the task of eliminating one person. Thanks to J.T. Thomas whispering in Brad Culpepper’s ear that Sierra Thomas was the target, Tai Trang used his hidden immunity idol to save Sierra. That negated all six of the votes cast against Sierra, thereby sending home an emotional Malcolm.
“J.T. and rational thought don’t often collide,” he jokes when Gold Derby asks for his theory as to why J.T. spilled the beans to the opposite tribe. “I think J.T.’s plan was to tell the other tribe to vote for Sandra Diaz-Twine. I think that’s what he wanted to do. I don’t know why he told them about Sierra. To my dying day I won’t understand this one. It doesn’t make any sense to me, and that’s where obviously it all falls apart.”
Also in our “Survivor” podcast, Malcolm chats about the earlier decision to vote out Tony Vlachos, why he wanted to go to the end with “meat shield” Caleb Reynolds, who would have been eliminated if there had been no double-tribe twist at tribal council (hint: Sandra and Aubry Bracco don’t get along), and who he’s rooting for to win the $1 million prize.
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