In a game that's all about forming alliances, J'Tia Taylor essentially blew up her own chances of winning in Week 2 of Survivor: Cagayan, when she dumped out all but a few grains of her tribe's rice in a moment of frustration. Despite the fact that she managed to (shockingly) not get voted out immediately afterwards, J'Tia's torch was finally snuffed in this week's episode.
"I have no regrets," J'Tia tells TVGuide.com of the rice-throwing incident. "It was kind of like my 'go big or go home' moment."
At this point, she's done both. Read our full exit interview with J'Tia to get her full explanation regarding the rice, and thoughts on how Jeff Probst may have influenced her tribe's decision to toss her on Wednesday's episode.
Survivor: Cagayan contestant Brice Johnston certainly isn't worried about burning bridges with his former teammates after his elimination on this week's episode.
"My tribe was just very, very boring," Johnston told TVGuide.com this week. "I don't really remember their names. But they were boring. They had not really much personality and they weren't really playing the game."
Garrett Adelstein earned himself a place in the Ill-Advised Moves on Survivor Hall of Fame this week, when he became the second player voted out of Survivor: Cagayan after leaving his immunity idol back at camp.
"I think that was probably pretty clearly a mistake," a chagrined Garrett tells TVGuide.com.
In the first moments of the Survivor: Cagayan premiere, Miami Marlins manager David Samson was designated the leader of the Brains tribe. An hour later, he was being blindsided at the first Tribal Council, having his torch snuffed just three days into the competition. What went wrong?
"As a person who loves to watch Survivor, learning the difference between watching and playing was a very eye-opening experience for me," Samson tells TVGuide.com. "I was very happy there were no returning players. I felt that it was very cool to have 18 new players, all discovering for themselves the difference between the couch and the island."
Check out our full interview with Samson below to get his take on the ongoing struggles of the Brains tribe (or the "anti-Brains tribe," as he puts it), the group's decision to keep J'Tia over either him or Garrett, and what he would have done differently.
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