Jeremy Crawford talks 'Survivor': There are no limits to what Angelina Keeley will do or say to get her way (Exclusive)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/16/2018
Jeremy Crawford was eliminated from Survivor: David vs. Goliath after the Goliath Tribe lost its first Immunity Challenge during the latest Season 37 episode on CBS.
Jeremy, a 40-year-old attorney from Clover, SC, who currently resides in New York, NY, became the third castaway to leave the game on Day 9 after the Goliath tribe sent him packing through a unanimous vote at the second Tribal Council session of the Survivor season.
Jeremy, however, cast his vote for Natalie Cole, a 56-year-old publishing CEO from Los Angeles, CA.
"I'm proud of the game I played and I'm proud of the connections I made... I learned more about who I am, so for me, it was kind of a win. But if you got to go home, go home on a cold, rainy night," Jeremy said following his ouster.
During a recent exclusive interview with Reality TV World, Jeremy talked about his short-lived Survivor experience and vote-off. Below is the concluding portion of his interview.
Reality TV World: Putting yourself in your tribemates' shoes, do you think they made the right strategic decision in taking you out instead of Natalie?
Jeremy Crawford: I think they made a choice of taking me out before Natalie, but I don't believe the reason they gave last night was why they did it. But I think it was a [good decision] in the end, because I think I'm the strategic player, you know?
But I don't think they saw -- the thing about Goliath is all of the girls were strategic players and I don't think I shined more than anybody else. Even though I went out, I don't think that's how I was perceived, but maybe I'm unaware of how I was perceived out there.
Reality TV World: Besides Dan Rengering's hidden Immunity Idol, was there any talk or suspicion of anyone else having one?
Jeremy Crawford: It was idol-mania in the Goliath tribe every five minutes, but I found Dan's idol -- Dan probably found that idol on the fourth day. And I probably found it in his bag on the fifth morning.
So, [Alison Raybould] and [Angelina Keeley] kept looking all the way up to my elimination. So right up until the day of Tribal Council, they were looking for idols.
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I knew that Dan had it, [Mike White] knew that Dan had it. But the only people we thought might have it would be Mike, but Mike assured me he didn't have it. But then people didn't know whether he had it because they didn't know if he was out there or not.
But too many people went looking for [an idol], so I think people knew it had been found but they just didn't know who had it. But Alison and Angelina, they kept looking for it the whole time and never stopped.
Reality TV World: You and Natalie really got into it during last night's episode. Why do you think you butted heads so much and are there any hard feelings on your part today about everything that went down?
Jeremy Crawford: For me, it was a lot [because] I was the only one who was really trying to, like, include Natalie in the group and try to make the group understand how she operates, because no one was telling Natalie anything to her face.
She assumed every negative thing I said to her -- or what she perceived to be negative -- was coming from me. And I was like, "Ooh, that's not where it's coming from."
But, you know, it's kind of like when somebody dies and the doctor comes out to tell the family that the person had died and the first thing they do is turn their vengeance towards the doctor. And the doctor is like, "Hey, I didn't do it. I'm just telling you the message."
Well, that's kind of what it was, and so, I think some of it was just me in disbelief that this person I had really been trying to help, you know, was really trying to throw my name under the bus.
But I didn't -- I don't -- have any hard feelings because I don't think Natalie had anything to do with the vote. I think Natalie was just as surprised as I was when I got voted out. It was a coin toss for her and it was a coin toss for me.
Reality TV World: Would you say Angelina is the biggest threat in your Goliath tribe right now considering she was able to convince everyone to take you out? I know you said the women were running things, but was Angelina in control of the women?
Jeremy Crawford: I think Angelina and Alison, well, I think from the very first day Angelina, Alison, [Kara Kay] and [Natalia Azoqa] were all the biggest threats in the Goliath tribe.
Of those four, I thought Alison, Kara and Angelina in that order. But I think Angelina will do anything, say anything... to get her mission across. So I think that makes her the biggest threat. There are no limits with her.
Reality TV World: How were you cast on Survivor this season. And based on Mike saying this game meant a whole lot to you, I'm assuming you'd want to play again if given the opportunity?
Jeremy Crawford: I sent in a video, and yes, I would play this game again if given the opportunity.
Reality TV World: So was it your first time applying for Survivor that you made it on the show?