‘Survivor’ 41: The Truth Comes Out As Show Enters Final Stage

by Anna Dunn

As Survivor 41 enters its final stages and narrows down to the final six, the truth about the contestants is coming out. Apparently, fans can prepare for a major “truth bomb” in episode 12 that’ll really shake up the game. According to a CBS press release from last week, fans can expect to see some truths bubble to the surface. It’ll all go down at tribal council that could lead to plans changing last second.

The episode is titled “Truth Kamikaze.” Here is the synopsis:

“Castaways need to alter their plans after the winner of the immunity challenge throws a wrench in their next big move, on the CBS Original series SURVIVOR,” it reads.

As we’ve seen a lot of this season, people who win immunity challenges are often motivated by the fear of going out. Typically, those most in danger of leaving tend to find it in them to win. So with one person winning immunity, the entire landscape of the game can change.

It’s how we saw Liana go home last week. After Danny won immunity and Deshawn had to play a game at tribal that would either immediately send him home or keep him safe for the night, Liana fell victim to the new four-person alliance of Xander, Heather, Erica, and Ricard. There was nobody left to pick off.

Ousted Contestant Liana Wallace Explained Some Decisions following Her ‘Survivor’ Exit

In her exit interviews, Liana Wallace talked about her biggest game decisions. She also discussed why she chose to make the moves that she did. For her, her strategy was all about playing authentically.

“Something really important to me coming into the game was that I played with authenticity. And something I really valued was me and Shan’s relationship,” she said. Liana and Shan became close as soon as they met. After a long hike where they discussed their backgrounds and race, the two formed an incredibly tight connection that lasted throughout the game.

“That day I was weighing a lot of things,” she said of the day on the mountain, “And I wasn’t sure if I should blindside Shan or keep her as my ally. And anytime you’re giving truths to another player, you’re taking risks, right?”

“I really wanted to build this sense of trust with [Shan]. And I did trust her and thought that was a way to do it. That’s the way I played the game. And I wanted to have that authenticity. That’s something that, again, I gambled with,” she continued.

On top of the close relationships she formed, Liana is also known for her particular dislike for Xander hastings. But she’s gone on to say he’s a “total sweetheart” and that her frustration with him came only from the game. After all, she tried to convince people he was a huge threat and nobody really seemed to listen.

If you want to catch the next episode of Survivor, tune in next Wednesday at 8/7 central on CBS.