‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’: Boston Rob Mariano Reveals Where He Hid the Fire Tokens He Found

In an exciting Edge of Extinction bit, the voted out castaways searched the island for fire tokens. Rob Mariano took to his Instagram to reveal where he hid his tokens, so no one found them when they searched him. 

[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information revealed in Survivor 40: Winners at War Episode 7.]

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Boston Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich Mariano | Robert Voets

Boston Rob Mariano voted out of ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’

Initially placed on the Sele tribe, Boston Rob Mariano almost immediately selected Parvati Shallow as his number one ally and invited Ethan Zohn into their “old school alliance.”

Not wanting to play Boston Rob’s game, Michele Fitzgerald and Jeremy Collins blindsided Ethan to the Edge of Extinction. He remained on the bottom until a tribe swap placed him alongside former tribemates Adam Klein and Ben Driebergen in an expansion tribe with ex-Dakal members, Sophie Clarke and Sarah Lacina.

He made his two allies abide by his renowned “buddy system,” and forbid them from having any side conversations with the ladies. His controlling gameplay upset his tribemates, and they unanimously sent him to the Edge.

Boston Rob Mariano found three tokens on the Edge of Extinction

After reuniting with his wife on the Edge of Extinction, the castaways could earn a fire token by finding an advantage and selling it to a player in the game.

Tyson Apostol correctly solved the riddle and figured out where it was located. He then sold the Idol Nullifier to Parvati because he knew Rob bequeathed his tokens to her. With the one fire token he received from the transaction, Tyson decided to buy a massive jar of chunky peanut butter.

They had another opportunity to earn fire tokens the following day that didn’t require a riddle. This time, there were four tokens scattered about on the top of the island, and the first to get to the currency pocketed them.

While the camera followed Tyson finding one, Boston Rob went to a few different sites and found three. He then asked his Heroes vs. Villains ally what the tokens looked like and consented to a strip search to prove he didn’t find anything.

After the episode, Boston Rob answered a few top questions on his Instagram, including where he hid the tokens before agreeing to a search.

Boston Rob Mariano reveals where he hid the tokens

According to the five-time player, he placed them by a tree in high grass because they would be “a needle in the haystack,” making it impossible for anyone else to find them.

Therefore, when Rob met back up with Tyson, he could easily empty his pockets and pull down his pants without anyone knowing he already had them.

The Redemption Island champ’s daughter wanted to know why he asked Tyson what the fire tokens looked like since he already found them. Rob then explaining asking someone a question you already know the answer to is a great way to see if they’re lying.

Therefore, when he “put Tyson on the spot,” he knew the Blood vs. Water winner told him the truth. Finally, many viewers wondered if Rob informed his wife, Amber, that he found the tokens.

He explained he knew she didn’t have them when he questioned her in front of everyone and did tell her once they were alone. Survivor 40: Winners at War airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.