This week on Survivor: Philippines, seminary student Roxy Morris of the Matsing tribe became the latest casualty after spotting a budding Survivor romance.
Only one week after Zane Knight was voted out of Survivor: Philippines, Roxy Morris became the second Matsing tribe member to be voted out of the game. Although Roxy felt secure with her tribe, the tables turned this week when tribe mates Malcolm and Angie formed a close alliance while cuddling at night.
To Roxy, Malcolm and Angie became a threat simply because of their close relationship. In an effort to get Angie out of Survivor and the Philippines, she tried to convince de facto Matsing leader Russell Swan to help lead the charge to break up the new Survivor couple.
As fate would have it, however, the members of Matsing turned on Roxy, including her only ally, Russell Swan.
Going into Tribal Council, did Roxy think her alliance with Russell was solid?
“Absolutely,” Roxy told The Deadbolt about Russell potentially being on her side before Tribal Council. “I was guessing since I can only trust him as much as I can. But I thought he was on my side.”
Although Russell agreed with Roxy that Angie had to go, he did cast a vote for his ally. Still, Roxy doesn’t see it as deception or betrayal.
“Even after watching the episode,” Roxy continued, “I realized that he made his best effort, I think. He even went up to Denise right before Tribal Council and said she’s seen some stuff. I’m really seeing some stuff going on between Angie and Malcolm and she’s making some good points. He really backed me on those things.”
As fans learned on Wednesday night’s Survivor: Philippines, it was Matsing tribe member Denise who became the swing vote.
Unfortunately for Roxy, Denise had already formed an alliance with Malcolm.
“I think Denise’s decision to vote against me was just a personal decision,” Roxy elaborated. “When the mind is made up, the mind is made up. I don’t think it was a matter of thinking Angie is tougher than I am, or anything like that. I really did believe that he was on my side. In a game where you only have five people left, it’s either you or with the crew that has three, or the crew that has two. You want to be on that side.”
As for her allied tribe member turning on her in the end at Tribal Council, Russell “was bullied, if I would say, to kind of have to vote the other way,” Roxy added. “I do believe, and still believe, at that particular time he was on my side.”
So, what does Roxy think Angie adds to the tribe now that she’s on the outside looking into Survivor: Philippines?
“Zero,” Roxy said about Angie’s value to the tribe. “None at all. Yeah, it’s like good luck to them. She doesn’t really add any value at all. She brings Malcolm some sort of comfort, but that’s about it.”
What did you think of this week’s vote on Survivor: Philippines?