• Mon, Jul 30 2007

So What Happens to the Survivors When They Are Voted Off the Island?

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I’ve been told before that they are not allowed to disclose any production information about Survivor, even after they are done with the show. However, I have a “top secret” source that filled me in on what really happens. Here’s the scoop:

First, I found out that it makes a difference, whether the person has lasted long enough to be a part of the jury. The jury folks stay in the production camp near the Survivors, because they have to be available to be at every tribal counsel. They sleep on cots and it’s more comfortable than if they were still a part of the tribe, but it’s not super-luxurious, by any means.

If they are eliminated before the jury begins to form, they are immediately taken to the far side of the island and told to put on a large, dark “hoodie” with the hood up. That way, no one can tell who it is unless they are supposed to know. Then, they wait to be transported by boat, or whatever necessary means to the sequestor site.

The sequestor site is not even near the production location, so that they will not be spotted and give away the order of elimination at all. Then, on the way to their destination, there’s a counselor-psychologist-type person that sits with them, telling them how hard it was for them to do what they did and that few people get the chance and that they did a great job, etc. And they make sure the person is mentaly ok after the experience. (Gee, I wonder what the psych person had to say about Shane, the guy that used a piece of wood as his “blackberry” while on the island…?)

They are given a small apartment to live in and each gets about $100/day spending money. And if they have a luxury item that they feel they need in order to pass the time, they generally get that too. Their stay is much more luxurious and they can go to the beach, hang around with each other, etc.

So I think it’s pretty interesting to find out what happens to them after they are eliminated from the game. What do you think? Leave a comment to share your thoughts!

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  • janette

    Thanks, but it’s not real clear to me. The first to get eliminated stay on the island/in the apt (or can’t go home) until the production is over so they can’t reveal info to the outside world. Do they interact with each other? The jury stays near the production (oh, I imagined them in a luxury hotel with cocktail parties every night)… at least you can see they get clean and change their clothes! So obviously they can talk… or are they not supposed to discuss who they think should win, etc. (Boy, there were a few people with anger issues at the last tribal council!) So they all sign up for the whole time, unless out on medivac. And pay is based on how long you last on the island. Thanks so much, any more info greatly appreciated.

  • janette

    Thanks, but it’s not real clear to me. The first to get eliminated stay on the island/in the apt (or can’t go home) until the production is over so they can’t reveal info to the outside world. Do they interact with each other? The jury stays near the production (oh, I imagined them in a luxury hotel with cocktail parties every night)… at least you can see they get clean and change their clothes! So obviously they can talk… or are they not supposed to discuss who they think should win, etc. (Boy, there were a few people with anger issues at the last tribal council!) So they all sign up for the whole time, unless out on medivac. And pay is based on how long you last on the island. Thanks so much, any more info greatly appreciated. Sounds a little like going to Antarctica for the winter. You get a psyche test to make sure you won’t kill anyone while there… but they don’t talk to you to make sure you will fit back into society afterwards!

  • Lynn

    Thanks for the question! Yes, the Survivors that are eliminated before the jury do get to hang out together, go to the beach, etc. They keep them far away from the US so it’s less likely that they will be recognized.

    The jurors have to stay near the tribal counsel, so they can come back for each elimination. And even those who are taken off for medical reasons don’t go home until the show production ends.

    The show also does have a psychologist that talks to them during the whole time, and before they go back home. It’s all very well taken care of.

    ~~ Lynn