3. Why didn’t the group consider splitting the votes just in case someone had an Idol?
"It's a complicated answer, so bear with me. Splitting the votes is a risky move because, if a couple of folks get it wrong and the folks that are targeted throw a couple votes in the right direction, it can derail the whole thing—and the wrong person goes home. It takes a couple of hours to strategize and lock that down.
We honestly didn't know Idols were in play. Wentworth and Jeremy had Idols, but didn't tell anyone. We scoured the island looking for Idols and clues but no one found anything.
The other thought was that Ciera Eastin probably thinks that she's going home. Wentworth would have no clue because Ciera got just less than half the votes at the prior Tribal. So why don't we load up Wentworth and she'll never suspect it. Right?
Joe Anglim and I wanted Stephen Fishbach out. Tasha Fox and Jeremy said let's go with Wentworth—she's the only one at the bottom that has a chance at winning Immunity. She's a threat, and we'll deal with Fishbach in a few days.
We weren't gonna split the votes because, honestly, we didn't think Idols were in play. What a mistake, huh?"