‘Survivor: Game Changers’ has a ‘dark cloud’ because of Jeff Varner/Zeke Smith incident, say 25% of readers

Do you agree with Andrea Boehlke that “Survivor: Game Changers” had a “dark cloud” around it because of the Jeff Varner/Zeke Smith incident in which Varner outed Zeke as transgender? In our poll last week, 25% of our readers agreed that Season 34 was “way too dark.” However, 27% voted that “this season is amazing” while the other 48% of poll respondents found themselves somewhere in the middle. Who will win “Game Changers” and join the “Survivor” winners list? Have you updated your “Survivor 34” predictions yet?

The fallout from the Varner/Zeke moment was massive, with Varner being fired from his job and Zeke writing a passionate, tell-all account. Gold Derby heard from both men following their respective eliminations, so be sure to to listen to our Varner exit interview and our Zeke exit interview to see how the controversial event changed both of their lives.

According to our season finale racetrack odds, odds-makers like you give Sarah Lacina leading 8/15 odds to win “Survivor: Game Changers,” followed by runner-up Cirie Fields with odds of 6/1 and Aubry Bracco next in line with 10/1 odds. The bottom three players in our rankings are Brad Culpepper (11/1 odds), Tai Trang (33/1 odds) and Troyzan Robertson (100/1 odds).

In Gold Derby’s reality TV forum, our readers are currently debating what might happen during the season 34 finale. Read some of their fun responses below, and then be sure to sound off by joining the discussion.

AWDubay1986: “I think they have given Cerie a good edit and that she is the one to beat this season, I don’t know how its going to go and am excited to see how it pans out.”

Ms. Caramel: “I am so afraid for Cirie. She deserves to win but they are going to get her out at the next tribal council I’m sure of it.”

EmmyLoser: “I think Sarah still wants to keep Cirie, and probably would like to end up with Cirie, Tai and herself in the final tribal. The real problem now is the idols, and of course the question of where Tai’s loyalty lies, which is ALWAYS a question with Tai.”

vinny: “From the looks of the preview, Brad looks like he is going to backstab [Tai] so I’d imagine by tricking him into giving one of his idols to another person because he feels safe? That’s the only way I could see that going down.”

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Gold Derby readers just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click “Save” when you’ve settled on your choices. You’ll compete to win bragging rights and a place of honor on our leaderboard. Be sure to read our contest rules and sound off on the season of “Survivor” in our reality TV forum.

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