Jeremy reacts to being blindsided by unanimous vote
the Goliath tribe have reigned supreme, dominating the beaches of Fiji with their competitive strength and immunity challenge dominance since Survivor: David vs Goliath first began. but their nine-day lead came to an abrupt halt this week when the favoured tribe was forced to head to tribal council for the first time this season, resulting in a major clash of egos and the ouster of 40-year-old New york attorney Jeremy Crawford.
after snooping through tribemate dan rengering’s jacket to find an immunity idol and urging his tribe not to discuss strategy so early in the game, the opinionated player began to raise suspicion throughout the group of Goliaths, who started to view Jeremy as a long-term threat.
despite their complete frustration with season villain and publishing ceO Natalie cole, who alienated herself through her aggressive attitude, they ultimately chose to blindside Jeremy with a unanimous vote instead. but not before Natalie and Jeremy squared off in a heated tribal council, where they attempted to sell the other as the biggest threat.
“they could probably sell last night’s tribal, because it was actually a lot longer and Natalie and I went at it a lot more,” crawford said with a laugh the morning after his elimination episode aired.
“but it wasn’t too intense to watch because Natalie said what she had to say, and I said what I had to say. I like open dialogue, whether it’s loud or not. I like it when people can say things to your face.”
although his exit was a well-executed surprise, Jeremy still had a feeling he would see his name written down at tribal council, as he had a hunch that tribe member angelina Keeley had been plotting to vote him from the game due to a comment he made off camera.
“angelina lobbied to get me out, because I made a flippant comment about her having a showmance with Jon (Hennigan) and she didn’t want that on the air. because she’s a newlywed,” he said, which is a bombshell that wasn’t edited into the show.
but while he doesn’t blame Natalie for his elimination, he does blame her for losing the immunity challenge, that put them in the predicament in the first place.
“Me and Natalie did not have an issue directly. every time she had an issue with someone else, I would go and talk to her. even by the end, when we lost that immunity challenge, we lost because Natalie wouldn’t sit out. and she wouldn’t sit out, because she felt alienated. She let the engineer and the graduate sit out and in real life, that should have been enough to get her out,” he said.
as viewers anticipate next week’s tribe swap, Jeremy believes that Natalie’s attitude will catch up with her no matter where she ends up on Wednesday. “I think she is unaware, so I think she’ll continue the same course because I don’t think she has a real game strategy. the next time I think they have an opportunity to get her out, they’ll take it. and when she meets people on the davids, I think she’ll rub them the wrong way just like she did with us.” survivor: David vs Goliath airs Wednesdays on Global and CBS.