‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’: Fans Are Living for Tony Vlachos’ Ladder Scene

by Jeremy Spirogis
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In one of the entertaining scenes of Survivor 40: Winners at War to date, returning winner Tony Vlachos designed an unstable 20-foot-ladder to succeed in breadfruit within the timber, and followers reside for it.

*SPOILER ALERT* This article accommodates data revealed in Survivor: Winners at War Episode 2.

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Tony Vlachos’ ‘Survivor’ profession

In 2013, New Jersey-based police officer competed in Survivor: Cagayan (Brawn vs. Brains. Vs. Beauty) initially as a part of the Brawn tribe. He performed an especially aggressive and flashy recreation and is understood for making a “spy shack” the place he eavesdropped on his tribemates.

Additionally, Tony incessantly flipped on his allies and located a number of hidden immunity idols, particularly one with “special powers.” He then satisfied Woo Hwang to take him to the Final Tribal Council over Kass McQuillen, who’s somebody Woo would have beat.

Due to Tony’s clearly dominant recreation, he received in an 8-1 vote. He returned for six seasons later for Game Changers and instantly tried to play the identical ferocious recreation.

The Cagayan winner then tried to construct with an alliance with the returning winners, however two-time champ Sandra Diaz-Twine satisfied the tribe to vote the police officer off of the island on Day 6.

Tony Vlachos returned for ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

As one of the entertaining winners, Tony got here again for his shot at $2 million and one other sole Survivor title. In the premiere, he claimed he was on “probation” and wouldn’t run round on the lookout for idols to decrease his tribemate’s suspicions of him.

It didn’t work for All-Stars winner Amber Mariano who felt like Tony was nonetheless as much as his outdated methods, however they voted her to the Edge of the Extinction throughout their first Tribal Council.

His tribe received the immunity problem within the second episode; due to this fact, he averted elimination once more. Even although viewers didn’t get to see Tony at a Tribal Council, the present included a phase of him retrieving breadfruit for his tribemates.

Fans reside for Tony Vlachos’ ladder scene

After the tribemates unsuccessfully tried to succeed in the breadfruit, Yul Kwon lastly acquired one by rigorously setting up a protracted bamboo keep on with a rope round it. On the opposite hand, Tony constructed a virtually 20-foot-tall ladder that Sophie Clarke described as bamboo tied along with a “flimsy piece of twine.”

He then had a number of tribemates march it from the shelter to the woods, and leaned the unstable creation in opposition to a tree. Sophie and Tyson Apostol thought he was joking, however they quickly realized Tony genuinely believed it might work.

When the police officer stepped on the primary rung it broke, and he hilariously requested somebody to present him a hand. After a bit enhance, Tony “simply” walked up the ladder, “simply” threw the breadfruit all the way down to his tribemates, after which “simply” walked again all the way down to camp.

Several followers on Reddit known as the scene “pure gold” and reiterated how a lot they “love” Tony and his antics, despite the fact that they’re uncertain he’ll win.

Others noted they appreciated the ladder scene as a result of they loved it versus watching 15 minutes of contestants discovering benefits. Edge of Extinction fan-favorite, Rick Devens, weighed in on Twitter, writing, “Tony is the gift that keeps on giving.”

Superfans believed it’s a metaphor as a result of the Cagayan winner’s “ladder shouldn’t work. It’s tenuous, harmful, constructed with simply sufficient smarts, a heaping quantity of blind hope, and a bit little bit of string.” Even so, Tony “wills his way to success.”

Additionally, they loved watching the variations in how Yul and Tony approached the breadfruit as a result of how reminiscent it is of their different yet successful game strategies. Watch Survivor 40: Winners at War on Wednesdays at Eight p.m. EST on CBS.

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