'Survivor: Winners at War' Season 40: Yul voted out and fans are upset another old schooler has left the game
Disappointed that Sandra was the first castaway to leave EoE, fans hoped that this week it wouldn't be an old school contestant getting voted off. But sadly, their fears came true
The last old school player gets booted to the Edge of Extinction on 'Survivor: Winners at War' and fans are not taking it well.
When 'Survivor: Winners at War' Season 40 premiered, fans were excited to see their favorite 'Survivor' contestants return and battle for a chance to be the greatest and take home the $2 million prize. But what they didn't expect is to see their favorite old school contestants be targeted and get voted out one by one.
The same trend continued this week when the series returned for an all-new episode titled 'We're in the Majors'. Kicking off right where they left last week, as Parvati Shallow gave the rest of the 'Edge of Extinction' crew the rundown of her elimination, Sandra Diaz made her way in with an even better story.
But the second she found out about the challenges on EoE, Sandra decided to raise the flag and quit the competition. “I’m not very good at the challenges. Everybody knows that. I feel I would be wasting my time,” she shared.
Disappointed that Sandra was the first castaway to leave EoE, fans hoped that this week it wouldn't be an old school contestant getting voted off. But sadly, their fears came true. Following Sele's loss at the immunity challenge, the tribe took out the last old school player remaining in the game. How did it happen? Well, he caused his own downfall. He tried to strike a deal with his tribemates, Michele Fitzgerald and Nick Wilson. He proposed an idea where they split the votes between him and Wendell Holland.
And when eliminated, Wendell would bequeath his fire tokens to Michelle for betraying his trust. And what did Yul Kwon want in return? "I would have some risk because my name gets written down, [and] I would like some compensation. I would like to get a fire token."
This deal struck a bad chord in Nick and Michelle's mind because Yul was becoming a strategic threat. Arriving at tribal council, Yul admitted that he felt challenged by the new rules and had to lie more than he did on his last season in 'Survivor: Cook Islands'. "The game has evolved. It's much more complex, much more fast-paced. I've had to lie more already in this game than I did the entire time on Cook Islands," Yul shared.
But what he didn't expect was that this very tribal council might've been his last. After the players were done voting, Yul received all three votes eliminating him from the island, sending him to Edge of Extinction.
Watching another old school player get the boot, fans on Twitter were upset to see another great contestant go. "The possibility of seeing Yul be voted out for the first time is honestly what scared me most about an all winners season. My worst nightmare came through #survivor," a fan wrote.
"Tonight’s #Survivor vote out definitely stung @yul_kwon is a very kind and generous person and someone we should follow his example. His gameplay and character are admirable I hope you get to come back from the edge," a fan said. While another shared, "NO!!!!!!!! YUL WAS IN MY TOP 3 WINNERS TO WIN SURVIVOR!!!!!! YUL YOU BETTER GET BACK IN THE GAME!!!!!! I'M SO SAD!!!!!!"
"What is wrong with everyone on #Survivor?? I thought they were supposed to be smart?!! Voting Yul instead of Wendall???? What the ugh!!!" a fan wrote. Adding to that another said, "Yoooo i’m pissed. first parvati then yul. the sele tribe is DEAD TO ME. #Survivor."
"Yul got robbed before the merge.. can they literally cancel the season it’s not worth it anymore," a fan shared. Another wrote, "So pissed Yul went home. Why the hell did they save Wendell over him? He seems so arrogant & condescending, especially to Michele! I see people praising Wendell, but he just seems like an ass! No more old-schoolers. Flawed theme! #Survivor40."
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'Survivor: Winners at War' Season 40 airs every Wednesday night only on CBS. Check your local listings for more information.