Liana Wallace revealed that she knew she was in trouble after a fellow Survivor 41 contestant was eliminated.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly following her elimination, Wallace revealed the moment that she knew things were going south for her. It was during the eighth vote when Shan was sent home that she realized that she was at the bottom.
“So my entire game changes,” she explained. “And I have to figure out who I’m going to pull in and what numbers I have, right? I don’t want to work with Danny and Deshawn because of what they just did, but the reality is, I need numbers. I need anybody. So I try to pull in as many folks as I can. I knew Erika and Heather would be that swing vote, and so my goal was just, ‘I’ve got to throw Ricard under the bus. Ricard is a bigger threat than me. I’m not a threat in immunity challenges.'”
At that point, her “spidey senses” were going off when she was attempting to influence Erika to vote with her. She questioned if she should use her Shot in the Dark but at the end of the day, she needed to see what Sydney would do at the merge vote.
“She inadvertently shot herself in the foot,” Wallace continued. “And I was like, ‘I don’t really want to do that if my vote does matter when we’re down to these numbers. I’m not going to do that.'”
She revealed that she planned to talk about why she perceived Ricard as a threat during the Tribal Council.
“But as you saw, it turned and there was so much going on with the Do or Die thing that I just felt really disoriented,” she explained.
How Liana Wallace Wanted to Depart ‘Survivor 41’
Wallace did not take part in the challenge and didn’t want to risk the Do or Die challenge. Her initial thought was that she didn’t want to exit by people voting her out.
“And furthermore, on top of that, I knew in terms of individual immunity challenges, I was often one of the initial people to go out,” she noted. From past experience, she thought that she would be the first to drop in the challenge. she also hated the little balls.
“So I was like, ‘This is a no for me. You will vote me out of the game, and I’m not gonna take this kind of toss-up.’ And so I felt good about that decision,” she continued. “And I still feel good about it. I was surprised to see that more people wanted to compete given that it was this very volatile thing — we didn’t know how they’d be going out of the game in terms of the Do or Die twist.”
Although she lost Survivor 41, she stood by her decision and its outcome.