"Boston" Rob Mariano from Survivor: Winners at War (Season 40)
Many of these strategic game moves are bold, cutthroat, and intentional, while others are total accidents.
For example, when you stand out as one of the most iconic Survivor legends among a cast comprised entirely of Survivor winners, you know the target on your back is going to be huge.
Boston Rob found out how big that target really was when, after a Tribe Swap during Season 40, he tried to take on a bunch of new school players and couldn't quite corral them the way he was used to. Rob attempted to create a "buddy system" to keep everyone in camp and unable to strategize, but his bright idea ultimately backfired at Tribal Council.
With his long Survivor history, it's clear Rob fully expected to stick around and you can see the surprise in his reaction as Jeff read the votes.
STREAM: Boston Rob's Shocking Exit On The Survivor: Winners At War Episode "The Buddy System On Steroids" On CBS All Access
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