"Survivor" is the most strenuous reality television shows to ever be aired, pushing the contestants to their limits both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, the votes aren't always based on the best game play. Sometimes the castaways vote based on the popular vote alone. There have been seasons where people won that didn't have a good physical or social game. They won simply because people couldn't see past friend loyalties, or their distaste for another. Season 24 is quickly shaping up the same way. These are some of the cast members that will be saved by, or fall victim to, the popular vote.
Kat was really lucky to have gotten in on a five-person female alliance on day one. Her tribe didn't get to see her perform in the first immunity challenge because the competition was called off due to Kourtney Moon's wrist injury. They did get to see her in all her glory in the second immunity challenge. Edorsson performed so poorly that Monica Culpepper jumped into the water to be able to show Kat how to maneuver through the challenge. Kat caused her tribe to lose that challenge, and many believed she should have went home for it; however, they didn't vote her off because she was a part of an alliance.
Matt doesn't know it yet, but he is on the verge of being affected by the popular vote. When Colton Cumbie felt he was in danger of going home and was lonely, he decided to tell some of his tribe about his immunity idol. Right away he managed to swing the tides and put Matt on the hot seat. Colton managed to get Jonas Otsuj, Leif Manson, and Troy Robertson all to agree to send one of the stronger members home. Quinlan was saved on Episode 2 because the guys won the immunity challenge and avoided tribal council.
Monica has been on the outs from the very beginning. She wasn't lucky enough to be in the large female alliance, so she has to fight for her spot. She showed in the second immunity challenge that she was a force to be reckoned with, but it may not matter. If she's going to go anywhere this season, she's has to find some footing in her tribe. Right now, it seems her fate is sealed. If the five keep voting together, then Culpepper could be the next to go.
In a perfect world, those that deserve to win would, but on "Survivor" it's just about being saved by or falling victim to the popular vote.