Brendan Synnott did not need the million dollar prize. He’s already a millionaire, probably many times over. Brendan came into Survivor: Tocantins with a target on his back (his name had leaked prior to the start of the season, so his fellow castaways already knew about his background) and, yet, played about as good of a game as you could hope for. Being athletic, likable and wealthy is a great combination for life, but for Survivor, it’s not going to put you in a good position. Benjamine “Coach” Wade and Tyson Apostol, despite being in his Timbira tribe, had it out for Brendan from the beginning and pulled enough strings on last night’s episode of Survivor to vote Brendan out of the game. Earlier today, we had the pleasure of speaking to Brendan about Survivor, his gameplay, Coach Benjamin Wade and what Brendan has planned for the future (spoiler – it involves burritos).
Below you will find the full mp3 audio of the interview.
Brendan discussed at length the circumstances in which last night’s vote went down. He thinks that, despite all of Coach’s proclamations, it was mostly Tyson orchestrating the blindside. He was suspicious this might have been happening and said that the vibe at Forza had become toxic in the five days after the merge occured, and everyone was out for everyone.
If he had to do it over, Brendan would have been more open about having the hidden immunity idol early on and, obviously, would have used the idol last night. He contends that he was totally sincere with JT on last night’s episode and that he would have taken him to the final two if he had it his way. That JT chose to side with Tyson and Coach instead of him was understandable to Brendan, because he and JT had just gotten to know each other.
-Interview Conducted by Oscar Dahl
(Image Courtesy of CBS)