The last person to leave the game, the person so close to the end they can taste the money but has their opportunity to plead their case taken away at the very last moment. That person becomes ingrained in their respective season as the final recipient of “The Tribe Has Spoken” and earns a place in a very special group in Survivor history: The Day 38 Club.
Inside Survivor contributor Ian Walker continues the countdown of the updated and revised Day 38 Club rankings. The list takes into account the strength of a player’s game, character, and the power of their story.
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No. 32 – Eddie Fox (Caramoan)
Out of all the names in Survivor history, Eddie Fox holds a unique distinction: he’s the person who has cast the largest number of votes for the player who did not get voted out in a single season, voting for a non-booted person nine different times.
However, Eddie making it to Day 38 while being wrong so many times is nothing short of remarkable. The crazy thing was, Eddie had a decent shot of winning the game if he had been able to survive that last vote and get to the Final Tribal Council, just for being a sweet, easy-going guy.
Alright, I know what you’re probably thinking at this point. “Eddie’s too high!” you’re screaming at your computer screen. “You said it yourself. Nine incorrect votes! He only voted correctly twice! He should be near or squarely at the bottom!” Well, here’s the thing. Yes, Eddie was bad, but he was so bad that he reached comedic levels.
The fact that Eddie could make so many wrong choices in the game and yet still go so far is hilarious and awesome in the best way possible. It’s a feat that deserves recognition beyond being one of the last few spots on the list.
Plus, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Eddie’s biggest contribution to the season, his dog bar confessional. Eddie expressing his desire to open a place where a group of buddies can grab a drink while letting their dogs roam free, and that he’s so genuine and sincere about it, stands out as one of the real comic and lighthearted moments in a downer of a season.
The dog bar confessional is forever linked with Eddie and has burned in the fanbase’s collective memory as his defining moment on Survivor, and for one that is so sweet and innocent, he should be rewarded by not placing him at the bottom of the Day 38 Club ranking.
Stay tuned to Inside Survivor as the Day 38 Club rankings continue over the coming days. Check out the previous entries here.