This week on Survivor: Caramoan, New York bartender Allie Pohevitz of the Gota tribe became the first fan to leave the game after a heated Tribal Council.
Although Allie formed an early Survivor alliance with fellow Gota tribe mates Reynold, Hope, and Eddie, the Caramoan foursome found themselves on the wrong side of the numbers game to the stronger Gota alliance of Laura, Matt, Michael, Sherri, and Iraq War veteran Shamar.
Among a tribe divided, Allie watched as Reynold called out Shamar for a lack of contribution to the tribe. However, in an effort to solidify numbers on her alliance, Sherri swung Shamar to her side to send Allie home during the second Tribal Council of the season.
The day after leaving Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites, The Deadbolt caught up with Allie to learn more about her time on Survivor and leaving the game early.
THE DEADBOLT: How shocked were you that it was you and not Shamar that got voted out?
ALLIE POHEVITZ: I wasn’t really shocked. I knew it was coming. We had a rough day right before tribal, so I knew it was coming.
THE DEADBOLT: How did you view Shamar’s value as a tribe member? Was Reynold right?
ALLIE: Yeah, he was just a waste. I think Sherri was brilliant for keeping him along. As long as he’s there, he’s going to be a big target.
In my mind, it was, “we have to get rid of him.” It was never, “let’s try to string him along.” It was, “I can’t stand living with him.” Thinking about it now, it was, “how stupid am I?”
THE DEADBOLT: Looking back now, how do you think you should have played things differently?
ALLIE: We were working and it wasn’t just the four of us. We had a few other people working with us. But I think I should have went for a numbers alliance. It doesn’t matter if I like them. It doesn’t matter who it was, I should have went for the numbers. I had no idea going into it that it was going to be my downfall.
How do you feel about Allie leaving Survivor: Caramoan?