10 Best Survivor Blindsides Of All Time
When it comes to Survivor, we love a good blindsided move that throws the entire game in a new direction leaving room for anything to happen! Well, everyone loves it, that is, except for the poor sap who’s blindsided. We’ve put together a list of our favorite blindside moments in Survivor history—we’re still picking our jaws up off the floor over some of these moves.
10. Savage Gets Taken Out (Survivor: Cambodia)
Season 33 was rife with smart gameplay and big, ballsy moves, and saw more than its share of blindsides nine weeks in. But when Kelley Wentworth, Ciera Eastin and Abby-Maria Gomes (a.k.a. the “Witches’ Coven”) found themselves at the bottom of the pecking order and Kelley suspected she would be the one voted out, she produced her hidden immunity idol, which she had told nobody about, and surprised even her alliances, sending big man around camp Andrew Savage home—but not before he flipped them the bird on his way out.
9. Rupert Is Sent Home (Survivor: Pearl Islands)
This was a big one, as Rupert Boneham was about the biggest personality the show had seen to date. When he was blindsided—he had suspected there might be a tie, but didn’t foresee his newest ally, Lillian Morris, voting against him—the disappointment in his big teddy-bear eyes was almost enough to make a grown man or woman cry. But he did go on to compete in three more seasons, and while he never won Survivor, he did win a million dollars on a special episode of Survivor: All-Stars, called Survivor: America’s Tribal Council, where he took 85% of the public vote.