'Survivor: Caramoan's' Michael Snow: Phillip has 'a really strong game,' Cochran a 'really smart game'

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survivor-caramoan-michael-snow.jpg Michael Snow was voted off "Survivor: Caramoan" in a pretty big blindside, since Malcolm thought for sure he was getting voted off and got Reynold to give him the Idol, which he then played without needing to. Snow tells Zap2it that he was pretty surprised in the moment and that he hopes Eddie and Reynold can go far in the game.

Are you glad you went on "Survivor"? Was it everything you hoped or expected it would be?

"Yeah, I'm so glad. It was something that I wanted to do, I'm a big, big fan of the show. I really wanted to go out there and give it a shot. It was everything that I thought it was. There weren't a lot of surprises ... I just took it in and enjoyed it and had a great time and played really, really hard."

Did it feel a little unfair, putting a bunch of newbies against people who had played before?

"Not on the first day. I didn't realize the first few days what an advantage they had. I realized that a little into the game. I don't want to be a bitter Betty, but man, they really had a lot of advantages. I'll just leave it at that. It was tough. Imagine playing a game of basketball and you know how to play, you know what the rules are, but they throw you on the court with people who pay all the time. It's tough."

Last night's Tribal Council was insane. What were you thinking when you were there?

"It's funny, everyone seems really confused by it. I was like, 'I hope our plans work.' I wasn't really sure that it would. I really didn't think we had a shot, but I thought the second thing that would happen, if we can't get Andrea out, would be Reynold or Eddie going home. The fact that Malcolm jumped up and grabbed the Idol and my name started coming out, I was like, 'Dammit!' It sucked ... I was like, 'Wait no, it was supposed to be somebody else!'"

Did you have any inkling at all that you were going home?


"Yes and no. I was surprised immediately, but two seconds later, I was not surprised. I knew it was all about the Idol. They were scared to death of those Idols. That informed a lot of their votes. I knew it was all because they didn't think I had the Idol and they didn't think the guys would give me the Idol. Basically, I wasn't surprised, but in the moment, I was."

Were you really on board with Reynold's "bro-down," as he called it?

"Hell yeah, man. I didn't really have a lot of sources at that point. I had been trying so hard to get in wherever Corinne and I were gonna go ... my only option was to be somebody's swing vote or to get working with the guys, so I started working with the guys."

When you were voted out, who did you think was the strongest player left in the competition?

"I would say ... that's a good question ... I would've thought it would've been Malcolm, but he was in such a precarious position at that point. I'd have to give it to Phillip or Cochran, man. Phillip had a lot of control. He was playing a really nutty game, but a really strong game. And Cochran was playing a really smart game."

Were you rooting for anyone in particular to make it to the end?

"I was rooting for the guys, Eddie and Reynold. They had been underdogs for so long and they were still there. I really started to pull for them because those other jerks voted me out. My heart went to Eddie and Reynold, hoping they could pull it out for the Fans."

"Survivor" airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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