‘Survivor: Winners at War’: Fans are Shocked the Contestants Want to Keep Ben Around Over Jeremy

Survivor: Winners at War Episode 12 saw Jeremy Collins’ name brought up yet again. However, fans are shocked that so many contestants continuously want to vote out Jeremy over Ben Driebergen

[Spoiler alert: Survivor 40: Winners at War Episode 12 spoilers ahead.]

Ben Driebergen and Jeremy Collins talking on 'Survivor: Winners at War'
Ben Driebergen and Jeremy Collins talking on ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ | CBS Entertainment

‘Survivor 40: Winners at War Episode 12’: Who went to the Edge of Extinction?

From the previews for episode 12, it looked like Tony Vlachos was heading out this week. However, Kim Spradlin-Wolfe made the mistake of trusting Ben again. Ben quickly told Tony later that Kim was gunning for him. Ben seems to trust Tony, but when he found a hidden immunity idol in front of Tony, he blatantly tried to hide it. 

Ben also refused to speak even a word to Jeremy for almost the entire episode because of the Sophie Clarke blindside the week prior. Throughout the season, Ben’s gameplay is chaotic at best; however, everyone keeps him around. Fans understood it in the beginning, but they are shocked that he is still in the game at this point. 

Kim, Denise Stapley, Michele Fitzgerald, Sarah Lacina, Nick Wilson, and Ben were all planning to write down Jeremy’s name at tribal council. However, the tables turned when Tony somehow — slowly but surely — talked Sarah, Ben, and Nick into voting for Kim. Kim went home in a five to three vote, with no advantages played.

Fans want to know why no one is voting out Ben Driebergen on ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

“I’m honestly shocked as to why NO ONE wants to get rid of Ben,” one viewer tweeted. He just snitched about people’s plans, and people are still thinking Jeremy like STOP!!!!”

Not only do the contestants not want to vote him out, but they continue to stay in an alliance with him. 

“The fact that people are still trying to be in an alliance with Ben is so annoying,” one fan tweeted.

Kim told Ben that they need to vote out Tony this week. Moments later, we watch Ben tell Tony that Kim is throwing his name down.

“Ben has to be the most frustrating player ever,” added a fan on Reddit. “He is so incompetent and has completely ruined this season.”

Fans want to know what Ben’s gameplay is on ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

One fan pointed out how Ben would like to take out Jeremy because he is a threat at challenges. Then Tony went on to win three immunity challenges in a row, and Ben still wants to vote out Jeremy. They aren’t sure what Ben’s gameplay is. 

“Is Ben just chaos?” questioned another fan. “He seems to just go around blowing up everything. Does he have a game plan, and we’re just not seeing it?”

No fans had a clear answer for what Ben is thinking. It looks like at this point; only Ben can tell us what’s going on in his head. 

“He’s leaking information from both sides, so it just seems random,” added another viewer. 

Although the closer it gets to the end, the more valuable Ben becomes. He might be a straightforward person to beat in the final tribal council. If the castaways can get past his erratic behavior, he is worth keeping around from that standpoint. 

Find out who wins the title of sole survivor for Survivor: Winners at War on May 13, 2020, during the season finale and live virtual reunion show.

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