This week on Survivor: Caramoan Fans vs. Favorites, Hope Driskill of the Gota tribe was voted out of the game after a three-way split at Tribal Council.
When Survivor: Caramoan returned to CBS on Wednesday night, pre-law student Hope Driskill found herself on the wrong side of the Survivor numbers within her own tribe as the Gota feud between Reynold and Shamar continued to fracture alliances.
After losing immunity to the Survivor favorites, the Gota tribe was forced to Tribal Council where the votes were split between Hope, Eddie, and Shamar in an effort to flush out the hidden immunity idol. When the second votes were cast, Hope was sent home, leaving both Reynold and Eddie with even less numbers in their alliance than the week before.
The next day The Deadbolt caught up with Hope to learn more about her time on Survivor: Caramoan, what she thought of Shamar’s strategy, and what, if anything, should could have done to stay in the game.
THE DEADBOLT: So, what was going through your mind when Shamar told you the plan about the way they were voting?
HOPE DRISKILL: That was one hard scene to watch last night. But in that moment, thinking back to that particular day, our tribe was in chaos. I mean, there was so much paranoia, so much anxiety, so much strategizing going on, and no one really trusted anyone. You just didn’t know what to think.
When I was sitting there in the water with Shamar, he’s essentially laying out the plan of their alliance splitting the vote between Eddie and I in an attempt to what I translated as flushing out the idol.
So, he’s sitting there telling me this. In the back of my mind I know that he really dislikes Eddie and Reynold, but I kind of thought he disliked me as well. I was on his “no talking” list. I couldn’t understand why exactly he was telling me his own alliance’s plan, and I didn’t really trust him. I stuck with my gut, remained loyal to my alliance, and didn’t do what Shamar suggested I do.
THE DEADBOLT: What did you think about his earlier decision to leave before he changed his mind?
HOPE: I mean, that’s just Shamar. I think the most upsetting and frustrating thing for me was that I wanted to be there so bad. In my opinion, I don’t think Shamar really even wanted to be there. He kept saying he wanted to go home and he was making life miserable for everyone.
It was so frustrating because I wanted to put him out of his own misery and we all should have sent him home. So yeah, it was incredibly frustrating.
THE DEADBOLT: Since Eddie got so many votes, do you think you should have made a move and switched alliances to side with Sherri?
HOPE: You know, looking back on it, I guess I could have done that and the numbers would have switched. But like I said, no one knew what was going to happen. Part of the exciting thing about the game of Survivor is all of these unexpected turns and twists that could potentially happen.
I’m a loyal person. That’s how I played the game. I wanted to stick with my alliance and just really keep my fingers crossed that the others would come to their senses and switch over with us. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it worked out.
Do you feel that Hope should have made a big move this week on Survivor: Caramoan? How sould Hope have played things differently?