Survivor featured the merged Nuinui tribe voting out and blindsiding Tevin Davis during the "craziest" and "dumbest" Tribal Council ever during the Season 46 episode that aired Wednesday night on CBS.

Tevin, a 24-year-old actor from Goochland, VA who currently resides in Richmond, VA, was voted out of Survivor 46 on Night 16 of the game through an 8-2 vote at Tribal Council instead of Venus Vafa, a 24-year-old data analyst from Hill, Ontario who currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.


Tevin was voted out after Q Burdette, a 29-year-old real estate agent from Senatobia, MS who currently resides in Memphis, TN, had volunteered to be everyone's vote at Tribal Council. However, the tribe chose not to let him quit and cut him loose.

"I was absolutely blindsided, which is actually kind of epic!" Tevin gushed in his final words.

"I was a little bit confused tonight about Q's antics
, but I'm so happy that in absolutely everything I've done here, I have shown myself."

Tevin added, "And I'm so thankful for the opportunity to do this thing I've been watching since I was a little boy. It was a dream come true and God is so good."

The Survivor broadcast began after two castaways, Tim Spicer and Soda Thompson, were voted out at back-to-back Tribal Council sessions.

On Night 14 of the game, the merged Nuinui tribe reunited at camp after they had been split up into two groups of six for the two Tribal Councils.

Ben Katzman, a 31-year-old musician from Miami, FL, insisted that he was okay and there wasn't much to hash out, but he had lost his good friend, Tim, at Tribal Council. Ben cried about losing his "rock" in the game.

Q Burdette was trying to figure out if he wanted to bring someone else into his alliance of six. He called himself "a game changer," and he intended on making big moves in this Survivor game.

Kenzie Petty, a 29-year-old salon owner from Gibraltar, MI who currently resides in Charlotte, NC, meanwhile, was surprised that Venus was still in the game.

Kenzie claimed that no one trusted Venus or wanted to work with her on Survivor, and Tiffany Nicole Ervin, a 33-year-old artist from Franklin Township, NJ who currently resides in Elizabeth, NJ, was also upset that Venus was still in the picture.
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Venus then announced how she had wrongly put faith in Soda and Tevin, and how Tevin's actions would come back to bite him in the ass.

Tevin laughed in a Survivor confessional about how Venus was trying to take credit for taking Soda out of the game. Tevin said he had voted for Venus just in case Venus or Soda had a hidden Immunity Idol to play.

Tevin also said he had promised Soda that he'd never write her name down, and so he wouldn't be blamed for betraying her.

"Right now, I'm letting Venus be cocky, but soon, you'll understand -- when your torch is snuffed and you're going home," Tevin boasted in a Survivor confessional.

Liz Wilcox, a 35-year-old marketing strategist from Luther, MI who currently resides in Orlando, FL, was also annoyed that Tevin and Venus were trying to take credit for what she believed was her move. Liz admittedly had a big ego, and so she said she was ready to take action.

On Day 15, Charlie Davis, a 26-year-old law student from Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA who currently resides in Boston, MA, realized that Q was driving votes and was already thinking about his endgame and Final 3 allies.

Q then spoke to Charlie and Hunter McKnight, a 28-year-old science teacher from French Camp, MS, about working together, and Q spilled the beans about wanting a strong group of six.

The group of six was going to be made up of two former Nami in Hunter and Tevin, two former Yanu in Q and Tiffany, and then two former Siga in himself and Maria Shrime Gonzalez, a 48-year-old parent coach from Dallas, TX.

Charlie thought this "six" was really shaky, however, because Tim had originally been a part of it. According to Charlie, Maria thought it was a really solid group and she liked the plan of moving forward in Survivor with them.


Charlie, however, didn't want to get stuck in a Final 6 with people whom he couldn't beat in the end. He also didn't want to be expendable to the group at some point.

During a fun game of Hide and Seek in the jungle that day, the castaways were trying to figure out who could be undetectable and particularly sneaky. Maria made a headband out of tall grasses, and Ben and Hunter ended up being the most difficult people to find.

Q realized that Ben and Hunter could play Survivor undercover and end up taking a shot at him, which raised red flags for him.

Later on, Venus attempted to do some damage control and bury the hatchet with Tevin. Tevin congratulated Venus on her Soda move, allowing her to think that it was her move, but he was just putting on an act.

Venus asked Tevin what he envisioned for the rest of the Survivor game, and Tevin just noted that he was playing moment to moment. Venus asked him to be more open with her, but he didn't seem up for that.

Liz noticed that people were starting to view Tevin as the mastermind in the tribe, and so she pointed out how she needed to take his place and Tevin had to go next.

Tiffany then spoke to Tevin about how Venus wasn't a power player and she wasn't really a threat to anyone in the Survivor game. Tiffany didn't want to just go after obvious targets, and Tevin called his behavior "shaky" given she wasn't aligning with what "the six" wanted.

Tiffany had been Q's No. 1 ally in the game, but he didn't appreciate her trying to keep castaways -- who were outside of "the six" -- in the game. That wasn't the game Q wanted to play.

"If you want to go off and do your own thing, then you're probably not going to last in this game a  lot longer," Q bragged to the Survivor cameras.

Tiffany told Q that she'd like to go after Maria or Ben next, but he thought she was making a mistake by trying to keep goats around.

Q warned Maria that Tiffany had mentioned her name, and so Maria was determined to vote Tiffany out of Survivor. But Q let Maria know that Tiffany had an idol, which built trust between the pair.

Q and Maria then spoke to Charlie about targeting Tiffany next. Q proceeded to tell Tevin and Hunter that he wanted to blindside Tiffany.

Q felt like "a mob boss," telling the Survivor cameras, "I want to keep my alliance making decisions that I want them to make under my control and under my role... They dare not say a name in my organization. If they do, I'll send them packing."

On Day 16, the merged tribe met Survivor host Jeff Probst for the next Individual Immunity Challenge of the season -- a Survivor classic.

For the challenge, each player was required to hold onto a pole for as long as he or she could. Once a person dropped, he or she was out.

The last person standing would be guaranteed a spot in the Final 9. The next person voted out would be the ninth person out of Survivor 46 and become the second member of the jury.

Jeff then brought out a giant bag of rice, saying there was enough of it to last the tribe through the end of the season. However, the rice was going to cost four players sitting out of the challenge and giving up their shot at immunity.


Jeff said he wasn't willing to negotiate, but then he changed his mind. He said four people could sit out of this challenge or two people could compete but agree to give up their vote at Tribal Council that night.

"I'm going to say, 'Hello no,'" Liz announced.

No one seemed willing to sit out or give up their vote, and Charlie declared how the castaways were ready to compete.

Q, however, stepped forward and volunteered to sit out, and then Liz joined him.

Since nothing was happening, Jeff began counting down from 10. In the end, there was no deal, which marked the first time in this new era something like this happened.

Once the challenge commenced, Q was the first person out, and then he was followed by Liz, Kenzie, Ben, Maria, Tiffany, and Tevin.

After 15 minutes, Venus, Hunter and Charlie were left in the challenge. Venus dropped out next, and then after 20 minutes, Charlie was hanging on just by his fingers.

Charlie tried to negotiate for rice, but it didn't work. He attempted to crawl back out, but then he fell off and Hunter won the challenge. Hunter even proudly held onto the pole with his legs while he released his back and hung backwards.

Hunter won Survivor immunity, after showing off, and then he planned to vote out Tiffany.

The Survivor challenge pissed Q off because the tribe had given up rice when everyone knew they were competing against Hunter, who could hide 20 feet up a tree for a very long time. Q vented about how no one was going to beat "Tarzan" in that challenge.

Once the tribe returned to camp, Q and Tevin then agreed on voting for Tiffany, who had been messing with the "six" alliance. They thought Charlie, Liz and Maria would go for the vote as well.

But Liz wanted to take the lead, and so she suggested blindsiding Tevin. Venus, who thought Tevin was a big threat, was totally onboard, and then Ben and Kevin talked about a Tevin blindside as well.

Kenzie said Tevin had charisma and was so likeable, which meant he needed to go in this Survivor game.

Tevin had an extra vote in his pocket, and so Tiffany thought it would be smart to get rid of him as well. Tiffany proceeded to pitch the idea to Q since they were tight in Survivor, but Q didn't approve of the plan.

"If you don't vote Tevin, people will be looking at you next. You better get onboard," Tiffany argued.

Q didn't like his plan being changed last minute, and it didn't sit well with him. Liz then told Q that only Hunter and Tevin were going to be left out of the Tevin vote.

But Q wanted to gain control again, and so he warned Hunter that all of their allies had flipped on them and wanted Tevin out. Q didn't want to ruin his game by trying to save one person, but Hunter agreed that keeping Tevin around was good for their alliance.

Hunter, trying to get ahead of what was going on, was about to talk to people about the plan, but that spooked Q, who was afraid to be blamed for spilling the Survivor tea.

While Q and Hunter scrambled, Venus noted that Tevin was still going to be the vote.

Hunter, Charlie, Maria, Q, and Liz then all talked amongst themselves about what they should do. Hunter said he'd like to keep the original vote and vote for Tiffany, but Liz wanted Tevin gone.

"I have no idea what's going to happen because of all this chaos happening in the eleventh hour," Charlie lamented in a Survivor confessional.

Charlie liked the idea of getting out Tiffany, but then Maria let Charlie know that Tiffany had an idol. Charlie therefore thought Tevin was the better option, especially because he had orchestrated Soda's blindside. But Tiffany had also thrown out Maria's name, and Maria was his No. 1.

The alliance of six was split, and so Charlie felt like he and Maria were going to be the deciding votes.

"This alliance has zero legs," Charlie told the Survivor cameras. "It's going nowhere. It's the loosest use of the word 'alliance' that has ever existed, but once again, Maria and I have to commit, and we have to make a decision."

At Tribal Council that night, Q announced that he wanted everyone to vote him out so the group could start playing the game fresh. Tevin wasn't buying it and thought Q's request was totally out of the blue.

Jeff pointed out how the cast had just talked about how competitive this season was.

Tiffany admitted she was confused because Q was a Survivor competitor, and Q insisted that, while he wasn't giving up, he felt partially responsible for something that wasn't sitting right with him. Q said he didn't want to steal anyone's Survivor dream.

Q therefore volunteered to get voted out, but he was also going to be a vote for a group of people in the Survivor game.

Most of the group agreed that Q's ouster wouldn't start the game over and help anybody, but Tevin said if someone wanted to leave -- and not compete for $1 million -- then that person should go.

"I feel like he just doesn't want to be on the bottom," Ben could be heard saying.

Tribal Council then came alive with Tevin out of his seat and people running around whispering things to each other.

Tevin's Survivor alliance suddenly worried that Q was going to do this again down the road, and then Maria, Tevin and Charlie discussed sticking to the original plan and just voting Tiffany out. Q, however, joined the chat and mentioned how they didn't have enough votes to get that done.

"He's annoying the f-ck out of me right now," Liz lamented to Tevin and Maria of Q.

Tiffany then approached Charlie and asked him to keep it real with her. Tiffany asked if people were putting votes on her, and Charlie whispered, "That's what they wanted to change it to after Tevin."

Charlie told Tiffany that he knew she had an idol but she shouldn't play it because she was going to waste it. Tiffany appeared shocked, especially when Charlie let her know that Q had given him that information. Tiffany proceeded to tell Kenzie that Charlie knew about her idol.

"Oh my goodness, this is the dumbest thing ever," Hunter announced out loud.

"I don't know what to do," Tevin openly complained.

"I've never seen anything like this. In one of the craziest Tribals ever, it's time to vote," Jeff declared.

Tiffany was shown casting her vote for Tevin to hopefully flush his extra vote, and when Hunter voted, he muttered to the Survivor cameras, "Whatever."

Tevin apparently voted for Venus and wished her good luck, and Charlie just shrugged his shoulders in the voting booth.

Jeff proceeded to tally the votes, and Tiffany chose not to play her idol.


Jeff read the votes in the following order: Venus, Tevin, Venus, Tevin, Tevin, Tevin, Tevin and Tevin. With six votes, that was enough to kick Tevin out of Survivor 46.

The Survivor episode's closing credits later showed that Tevin and Hunter had been the only castaways to vote for Venus, and Tevin did not use his extra vote.

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