‘Survivor 46’ Host Jeff Probst Explains He Has No Tribal Council Votes

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By journalsofus.com


How can one vote? Survivor Without actually voting? Well, that same scenario played out in this week’s episode Survivor 46.


All the begging, pleading and prayers in the world could not save Bhanu Gopal from elimination after he lost his fourth consecutive immunity challenge to the Yaanu tribe. Bhanu’s tribe mates made no secret of their intention to vote her out, and because Bhanu had no immunity ideal and no vote to cast (after losing it in one trip) she had no way of saving herself. was not.


With such a forgone conclusion at Tribal Council – and after confirming the voting plans of all attendees – Jeff Probst abandoned the formalities and instead extinguished Bhanu’s torch without actually writing any names on the parchment. .


Jeff Probst on ‘Survivor 46’.

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The host explained his decision in his latest episode On Fire with Jeff Probst podcast. “It’s very rare to have this kind of tribal where everyone knows what’s going to happen,” Probst says on the podcast. “You have no mystery, you have no uncertainty, and it allows us to do something different.” Provides an opportunity to.”


And something different means that Bhanu no longer has to be tied to such an obvious outcome. “In this case, what it allowed us to do was let Bhanu complete her story on her own terms. And I love how he handled it because he stayed true to himself. He was authentic. It was heart touching. His tribe mates were very accepting, and at the same time, undoubtedly grateful that he was going. But it also allowed Bhanu to bring some level of agency to the conclusion of her experience. Oh! That is the matter. We’re going to snuff out your torch, and your game is over.”


The host says this approach reflects how the makers handled Bhanu’s meltdown throughout the episode, “He is mourning his death in the game….” So let us see this spiritual death through his eyes and through the eyes of his tribe mates and stay out of the way.


Bhanu Gopal on ‘Survivor 46’.

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And contrary to what some people might think, Probst says editing is never trying to make something look better or worse than it actually is. “The main driver for us is always the same. It should be authentic to what the player has experienced and tell their story in a respectful way. We’re not going to bury anyone, but we’re not trying to protect anyone either. it’s not about that. “It’s about showing what happened.”


While some viewers are criticizing someone who is not mentally and emotionally prepared for the game that is portrayed on the show, Probst hits back at that. “For my two cents, if we had a chance to go back and do it again, I would have included Bhanu in the show immediately. Because this is the authenticity we are desperately seeking. And don’t be confused: I’m not saying you should be like Bhanu. I’m saying be yourself and be confident. That is the only drama. Bhanu drives his tribe mates crazy. it was clear. But it’s not because he was a kind, caring person. It drove them crazy because of its lack of gameplay capabilities.


To hear more from the host about the latest episode of survivor 46– Including all the behind-the-scenes work that went into getting a simple song on air – WATCH On Fire with Jeff Probst.


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