As viewers saw during the first episode of Survivor's two-hour event on Wednesday night, Aubry, a 32-year-old marketing director from Hampton Falls, NH, who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, was voted out of her Manu tribe on Night 13 of the game with an idol and a secret extra-vote advantage in her pocket.
Aubry was absolutely blindsided and never saw the betrayal coming from her tribemates, whom she had accused of sitting around and drinking "Kama cult Kool-Aid."
So now that she has underestimated her fellow players and is stuck on a resource-lacking island known as the Extinction Island, what will come of her two advantages in the game?
According to Probst, neither Aubry's idol or extra-vote advantage will still be in play and available for her to use if she manages to win a spot back into the original game.
"Nope. Both of them are done. Bye-bye. El gonzo," Probst toldEntertainment Weekly.
However, Probst's response did not seem to clarify whether Survivor producers physically took the items from Aubry, or if she still retained them and could then, theoretically, attempt to convince other castaways that the now-powerless items are still genuine advantages that can be played.
Aubry was targeted because she's a returnee as well as an intelligent player. She had made it to the end on both Survivor: Kaoh Rong and Survivor: Game Changers, although she's never actually won the game.
But this time, Aubry found herself in a power position -- rather than scrapping as an underdog like in her two previous seasons -- and let her guard down. She didn't even make it to the merge, but she still has a chance to rejoin the game.
As viewers previously saw on Survivor: Edge of Extinction, Lauren O'Connell discovered a hidden Immunity Idol at her Manu camp and then buried it in the sand to prevent another castaway from finding it.
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Lauren likely realized the risk involved when placing an idol among one's possessions at camp, as another skeptical and sneaky player could easily search through a fellow castaway's things and find it.
So what will happen if another player stumbles across Lauren's hidden Immunity Idol in the sand?
Probst revealed to EW the idol will belong to its original founder unless he or she willingly gives it away to someone else.
"When someone finds an idol, it is their idol, regardless of whether they hide it in their personal bag or bury it in the sand. An idol can never be taken from you," Jeff previously explained.
"So, if another player discovered an idol that had already been found and then 'hidden' in the sand, they could not use the idol, nor could they re-hide it or destroy it."
If a castaway therefore discovers Lauren's idol, he or she would presumably be informed bySurvivor's crew the idol had already been claimed and belongs to someone else.