Survivor 46

Next Time On Survivor – Episode 10

Steph Lauw makes her predictions for the next episode!


Welcome to Season 46’s Next Time On Survivor weekly feature on the Inside Survivor site! If you’re new around here, I’m Steph from sunny, tropical, humid Singapore. This is a tiny space where I give my best attempts at understanding preview trailers and make my predictions for the show’s next episodes.

The NTOS trailer begins with a small clip of Liz saying, “These people are making my mind crazy,” and showing her crying, venting her frustration, and simply being exhausted. In another preview, we see Liz mid-outburst, screaming, “I’m pissed!” and an angry voice-over, likely from the same sequence, “Q blew up my whole game!” 

Liz was left out of the vote at last episode’s tribal council, being the only one who voted for Q during the revote while the other players voted for Hunter. Seeing how it’s been established that Q wants to eliminate those who aren’t on the same page as him, Liz should expect him to target her sooner or later. This shouldn’t be that big of an issue, though, given Q’s lack of pull at this point. 


The bigger frustration here must be being excluded by the other players despite wanting to strategise and make impactful moves. In the last episode, we heard Liz’s disappointment when the Tevin blindside she orchestrated was overshadowed by Q, and how she hasn’t been eating much due to her allergies. Her outburst at the challenge is probably a cumulation of multiple things.

While I find Liz’s feelings extremely valid in the circumstances she’s in, I fear that they will just cement her position amongst the players as a volatile, explosive character who is difficult to work with. 

The next portion of the NTOS trailer focuses on Q, who has severed the Yanu alliance ties with Tiffany and Kenzie. Not many others trust him either, as Venus puts it in the preview scene: “Everyone hates Q right now.”


I feel Q’s game is gone; there’s no way he’s winning as he’s lost the respect of so many players. If he’s allowed to stick around, it’ll just be for the numbers. I don’t even believe that the players will take the risk keeping him as a goat to easily beat as he’s just too chaotic and untrustworthy to put up with until the finale. 

While Q is the obvious and easy target, the NTOS trailer shows Maria trying to exploit this. She tells Q, “Everybody’s coming for you. But you can change that.” And she states in a confessional that “This could be a game-winning move.”

I think this is linked to Kenzie’s proposal in the last episode to vote Tiff out. We saw Maria gladly on board with this plan and it wouldn’t be a stretch to include Q as a number to achieve this, as he has also proposed getting Tiffany out. With the number of players dwindling, the threat of Tiffany’s idol only grows. It would be a good time to blindside her, especially since she seems rather set on voting Q out. 

As such, my choices for next week’s target will be between Q and Tiffany. What do you think will happen in Episode 10? Leave a comment with your predictions! 

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Stephanie Lauw

Stephanie is an English literature and film graduate from Singapore who spends too much time analyzing her favorite TV shows. Besides patiently waiting for an Asian version of Survivor she can take part in, Stephanie enjoys dabbling with music, sound production, and writing, and would travel across the country for good Ayam Buah Keluak. Steph writes Inside Survivor’s weekly Next Time On Survivor feature.

2 responses to “Next Time On Survivor – Episode 10”

  1. I was worried this wouldn’t happen this week. I agree with what you said. I think that it is between Q and Tiff. If Tiff plays her idol she stays if not she is gone. And I can see her not playing it cause she doesn’t know that Kenzie is targeting her. And Kenzie can get her like Hunter not to play the idol

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