Juror Reveals That ‘Survivor 41’ Finalist Had a ‘Tantrum’

A juror for the ‘Survivor’ Season 41 finale tells Entertainment Tonight that the finalist had a tantrum and kicked sand on some of her fellow contestants. The jury member reveals how she was ultimately dismissed from the show, saying: “I don’t know if it’s because I’m old or what.”

The “will survivor come back” is a question that has been asked by many. The juror revealed during the trial that the finalist had a “tantrum.”

Survivor 41 final 3

YouTube Deshawn Radden, Erika Casupanan, and Xander Hastings, the three Survivor 41 finalists, during Final Tribal Council.

Deshawn Radden was notorious for being unable to control his emotions during his time on “Survivor 41,” which caused him considerable sorrow from the other players. This emotional instability caused several jury members to criticize Deshawn and his performance in the season’s Final Tribal Council, culminating in Erika Casupanan’s 7-1 victory.

Shan Smith, the eighth-place finisher who was blindsided by Deshawn in this season’s dramatic tenth episode, recently came out against Deshawn and disclosed additional details about his conduct at Final Tribal, including that he had a “tantrum” that was omitted from the program.

What you need to know is as follows:


‘Same Old Baby, Insecure, Volatile Mentality,’ Shan says of Deshawn.

Shan got down with Lauren Beck last week to talk about her journey on “Survivor,” including how it felt to approach the three finals as a jury member – Deshawn, Erika, and Xander Hastings. While she said that Deshawn’s betrayal of her in the final eight left her “deeply upset,” as well as the fact that the move didn’t make sense to her, she also stated that she went into the Tribal looking for answers, and that she thought Deshawn would be able to deliver them.

Instead, Shan added, he went into a type of “shutdown…again, another sulking mode” while she and other jury members – including Liana Wallace and Ricard Foyé – quizzed him on the terrible judgment. Shan went on to explain that he “threw a tantrum” that night, and that it became so ugly that host Jeff Probst had to intervene:

In Final Tribal Council, he launched another outburst. It was so distracting that Jeff had to call it out, but they edited it all out… There was also another scene when I told Deshawn, ‘You’re sulking again!…’ that didn’t broadcast. You’re going to have the opportunity to win a million dollars! Instead of wallowing in self-pity, simply tell us your plan, for you have offended us! So, tell us about it!’ I’m sulking once again.

Shan added that Deshawn reasoned that he couldn’t say anything to persuade anybody, which Shan characterized as “the same old baby, insecure, volatile attitude that we were getting again.” This solidified her decision not to support him in the election. “In whatever capacity,” Shan stated of her erstwhile buddy, “I do not want you to be the winner of this season.”

Shan claimed that when it came to Xander, both Evvie Jagoda and Tiffany Seely – his top two friends throughout the game – had expressed that he “didn’t do much thinking” and “burned bridges with them when he didn’t need to,” which he found irritating since he “needed those numbers.” She remarked, “That plan didn’t make any sense to me.” As a consequence, Erika was declared the winner.


Deshawn’s game was ’emotional’ and’sporadic,’ according to Liana.

Deshawn Radden and Liana Wallace in Survivor 41

YouTube “Survivor 41” episode 11 features Deshawn Radden and Liana Wallace.

Liana, another of Deshawn’s erstwhile buddies whose game was ruined by Shan’s blindside, had similar things to say about him. She did say, though, that she went into the Final Tribal with an open mind, despite having the “strongest opposition” to him. “I felt like his game was really passionate and inconsistent, and it made no sense,” Liana said about Deshawn.

She also said that she asked Deshawn to explain his blindside of Shan (a question that didn’t make the final edit), but he was unable to provide a satisfactory response. “And so…it was just like, it just doesn’t make sense,” Liana continued. It wasn’t even beneficial for your gameplay, and I’m not being spiteful, but how could that make sense for your game? And he couldn’t even respond to it.”

After defeating Heather Aldret in an intense and dramatic fire-making fight, Deshawn thought he was “certainly” going to win. Deshawn realized, however, that he was not a favorite to win as soon as the jury started interrogating him.

Deshawn finished second, with the support of his buddy and ally Danny McCray. Danny said in his voting confessional that he voted for Deshawn because he thought his game was “more purposeful, [and] more risk-taking” than Erika or Xander’s.

“Survivor” airs on CBS every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Season 42 is set to debut on March 9, 2022.


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