Originally Posted by WilliamR
Tai discussed this on camera. He said it was Jason and Scott making all the decisions and never asking him what he wanted and he knew in that group he was bottom three and could be voted out, they were using him. He said if he switched, then maybe the other group would see him as someone they can now trust and he would have a better standing in that group then bullied around. Plus he still has his idol so he can use it to keep going.
Exactly .. it was evident and clearly / stupidly, the Meatheads were basically ignoring Tai and just using him to further themselves in the Game .. had Tai given up his Idol and saved Scot, his value to them would have diminished substantially if Tai had remained in the Game .. when Tai said something to the effect of "I'm not here to make good friends" .. that really was the tell, IMO .. he was talking about Scot and Jason ..
If Tai had given up the Idol, he and Aubrey were then tied on vote outs, this increasing the odds that Tai would be voted out on the re-vote since he would not be voting ..
Tai made the smart move, because, after all .. it's Outwit, Outlast, Outplay .. which he very neatly accomplished on all counts .. I believe the icing on this Cake was Tai also cast his vote at Tribal against Scot if memory serves ..
Survivor Nation celebrates this Brilliant Move ..
.. Live to Play Another Day, Because Things Can Change Rapidly ..