‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’: Boston Rob Mariano Admits It’s ‘Sad’ That He Wasn’t ‘Picked to Play’ in Bonus Scene

by Jeremy Spirogis
Survivor Boston Rob Mariano

The Yara tribe promptly and unanimously despatched Boston Rob Mariano to the Edge of Extinction after he imposed the “buddy system” on them. In a bonus scene, the five-time competitor admits it’s “sad” that the “new schoolers” don’t need to play the sport with him.

[SPOILER ALERT: This article accommodates data from Survivor 40: Winner at War Episode 8.]

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Boston Rob Mariano, Natalie Anderson and Amber Brkich Mariano | Robert Voets

Boston Rob Mariano returned for ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’

Nearly 10 years after his Redemption Island victory, Boston Rob Mariano returned alongside his spouse, Amber, and 18 different former Sole Survivors for Winners at War. Initially positioned on the Sele tribe, he rapidly aligned with Parvati Shallow and made her his primary.

Then, they invited Ethan Zohn into their alliance and branded themselves the “old schoolers.” After Natalie Anderson’s elimination, Boston Rob and his allies took out fellow old-schooler Danni Boatwright who voiced her intention to blindside Parvati.

Adam Klein additionally got here up with a plan to get rid of the Micronesia winner however spilled the beans to her two closest allies in an try and play each side.

Not desirous to play Boston Rob’s recreation however keen to show Adam a lesson, Michele Fitzgerald and Jeremy Collins then blindsided everybody by sending Ethan to the Edge.

In a tribe swap, Boston Rob ended up within the majority with former Sele members Adam and Ben Driebergen. The five-time participant then instituted the “buddy system” and forbade his allies from speaking to ex-Dakal tribemates Sarah Lacina and Sophie Clarke.

Even although it seemingly labored, his tribe unanimously voted him to the Edge that evening. 

Boston Rob Mariano misplaced the primary duel to get again within the recreation

Once on the Edge of Extinction, Boston Rob reunited together with his spouse and buddies Tyson Apostol and Ethan. Although he didn’t discover a hidden benefit to promote to anybody within the recreation, he did find three out of fireplace tokens that had been scattered across the island.

The Redemption Island champ then hid the in-game forex and pretended like he couldn’t discover any and allowed the castaways to strip-search him. A few days later, the gamers on the Edge got a menu to purchase benefits from earlier than they competed of their first competitors to get again into the sport.

Amber gave the token she acquired from the log problem to her husband, who purchased a bonus within the problem and an idol to guard him if he received his method again in.

The battle-back competitors got here right down to Boston Rob and Tyson, who had been neck and neck, and the Blood vs. Water champ pulled out the win. Once they returned to the Edge, a bonus scene captured how the gamers felt after the loss.

Boston Rob Mariano admits it’s ‘sad’ that he wasn’t ‘picked to play’

While Danni admitted dropping the problem was “discouraging” as a result of she needs to be having fun with the feast with everybody, she informed the confessional she’s going to “suck it up and get ready for the next opportunity.”

Parvati additionally shared the identical sentiment in her confessional and defined it’s “crushing” that she has to “starve for 17 more days” earlier than one other alternative to get again into the sport.

On the island, Boston Rob informed the Edge gamers to choose their heads up as a result of they nonetheless “have another chance.” He then defined he looks like a child who didn’t get “picked to play” because it appears nobody needs to work with the old-fashioned gamers. The five-time competitor additionally admitted it made him a “little sad” as a result of he “wants to play.”

In a confessional, Boston Rob defined it “sucks” he’s on the Edge whereas the sport continues to be occurring, however plans on turning his “garbage hand into a winner’s steal.” Survivor 40: Winners at War airs Wednesdays at Eight p.m. EST on CBS.

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