2. Did you consider secretly passing on your Immunity Idol to Aubry or anyone else before leaving the game?
Neal: "Of course, I considered it. This infection started on Day 15. By Day 18, I was fairly convinced that I was going to get pulled from the game. I asked the producer, 'Can I pass it off? Will I get pulled?' but it came down to a few things.
One, that night with Aubry and I on the beach, she made it clear—and it was the wrong time to say it—that she would slit my throat if need be. It didn’t go over well. I was not in the right emotional state. Second, is that by me going out, it gave her life because she was likely going home that night.
[The Idol] is just one physical thing that I could hold on to and still feel like I had a part of that game that I truly believed I was going to win. It’s a trinket that I will pull out until I’m old and gray and remember those 19 glorious days. But, when I was on the boat thinking about it, I absolutely regret not giving it to Aubry."