For a couple "Survivor: Worlds Apart" episodes, it looked as if Joe Anglim might be able to pull off the unthinkable.
Targeted for elimination at every vote -- when your nickname is "Joey Amazing," people don't like to keep you around -- Joe was spared pre-Merge elimination when the Joaquin-Rodney romance somehow made them into an alleged power couple. Then he won two consecutive Individual Immunity challenges and it seemed fair to wonder if he would ever lose.
"100 percent," Joe told me regarding whether he began to believe he could run the Individual Immunity table. "I was very confident that I could possibly go all the way."
And in Wednesday's episode, even though he lost Individual Immunity, it briefly looked as if the combination of an elaborately designed fake Idol and Jenn's desire to semi-quit might earn him at least one more day in the game.
Joe admits he doesn't know what he would have done strategically if he'd gotten that reprieve.
He did not. Mike was briefly confused by the fake Idol, but he wasn't fooled and Shirin made a play to get on Mike's good side, leading to Joe's elimination.
In this week's "Survivor" exit interview, Joe discusses the "kryptonite challenge" that ended his Immunity streak, his ideal fake Idol design choices and the questionable Reward participant selection from the previous episode.
[Note that this interview was conducted via email due to my travel schedule, hence a couple places where I wasn't able to have direct follow-ups.]
Click through for the full Q&A...