Last Call For Tennessee Bartender

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On Night 15, Silas Gaither, the 23-year-old bartender from Germantown, Tennessee, was voted out of the Boran tribe.

Silas, leader of the young Samburu alliance, was thrown a curve ball when the unpredictable nature of SURVIVOR revealed itself. Each tribe was asked to select three of its "best" members, "best" meaning whatever they might interpret that to mean. When the three chosen members from each tribe showed up at a neutral location, they were informed that they were now members of the other tribe.

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Silas became a member of the Boran tribe, which intentionally threw the Immunity Challenge in order to vote him out. Leaving the Tribal Council, Silas looked back at his time in Africa, saying, "The twist in the game was amazing. I kind of had my cards lined up the way I wanted them to get through the merge. I couldn't recover from it. I was a threat to Ethan and the rest of the group. I planned on winning the whole thing."

Silas's Last Words

I don't know where to begin. Unbelievable game; excellent game. I'm not too good at gambling, and the twists of the game were amazing. I kind of had my cards lined up the way I wanted them going into the merge, but I was with the two people that we were about to kick off, and I just couldn't recover from it. I was a threat to Ethan and the rest of the group. I think they saw that--at least, I hope they saw that if that was the reason--and voted against me here.

But it's tough to be sitting here. I had planned on winning the whole thing, obviously. You come here to win, and that's basically why I came out here. But it was an unbelievable experience, an unbelievable game. I'd play the game tomorrow, I'd play it next year. It's unreal! I wish everybody had an opportunity to play this game.

The Final Vote

Silas Gaither - 5
Frank Garrison - 1



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