Every week here at Inside Survivor we will be gathering a selection of behind the scenes information relating to the latest episode. Most of this information comes from the exit interviews of the recently eliminated castaway. The information is linked to the original sources within the article, but the majority comes from Parade, People, Entertainment Weekly and Xfinity – with a little bit of Redmond sourced info sprinkled on top.
A rather short edition of What You Didn’t See this week, as the edit didn’t mislead or hide a great deal. Unlike in previous weeks, like with the Shirin and Peih-Gee vote-offs, where a number of important un-televised moments helped contribute to their elimination, Jeff Varner’s downfall happened pretty much as we saw it.
But still, there were a couple of interesting things left out of the edit…
Weasel Woo Strikes Again – last month here on Inside Survivor we revealed the origin of the “Weasel Woo” nickname. Well, apparently the Weasel was back up to his old tricks in Cambodia. At the reward challenge, after Savage had won for the tribe, the five Angkor members collected their winnings from the table (barbecue set, sausages, marshmallows, etc.it’s). As they were leaving with their winnings, production signalled for them to come back and return the food. This isn’t unusual – the food displayed at reward challenges is often just for set purposes. The Angkor tribe were told that fresh food would be sent to their camp instead.
However, after being told to return the food, Woo grabbed the sausages and started stashing them in tribe members’ bags. He also began eating the marshmallows. Production approached Woo and confronted him about it. He admitted to the act and returned the sausages. Production then ordered a full tribe bag search.
Varner’s Broken Toe – while the episode showed us Varner injuring his toe during the immunity challenge, the edit played down how bad it actually was. His toe was black and doctors thought it was broken. It was so painful that Varner spent the majority of his last day resting on the beach, unable to walk around on his swollen foot. “I literally laid there all day because I was in such pain, and they don’t give you any meds or anything.” (Parade Interview)
Free Juicy J – over on Bayon, Jeremy was feeling compassionate (and a little mischievous), and he let Juicy J (not the rapper from Three 6 Mafia – but one of the tribe’s chickens) free from its cage. This led to a hilarious game of catch the chicken at camp Bayon – which can be seen in this great secret scene.