‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’: Why Fans Are Defending Wendell Holland’s ‘Showboating’ in Puzzle Challenge

Wendell Holland
Wendell Holland | Robert Voets

Wendell Holland on ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’

Almost two years after he won Survivor: Ghost Island in one of the closest votes in the franchise, Wendell Holland returned to compete against 19 former champs in Survivor 40: Winners at War.

Season 13 Cook Islands champ

Survivor: Ghost Island champ Wendell Holland has rubbed fans the wrong way lately with his “cocky” demeanor this season, and they don’t like the way he treats ex-girlfriend and tribemate, Michele Fitzgerald. During the most recent immunity challenge, Wendell continually called out to Jeff Probst in a way ally Nick Wilson described as “showboating.” Fans are defending Wendell’s reasoning for calling out to Jeff in the immunity challenge as they understand why he did it.

[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information released in Survivor 40: Winners at War Episode 7.]

Wendell Holland | Robert Voets

Wendell Holland on ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’

Almost two years after he won Survivor: Ghost Island in one of the closest votes in the franchise, Wendell Holland returned to compete against 19 former champs in Survivor 40: Winners at War.

Season 13 Cook Islands champ Yul Kwon almost immediately started a “free agents alliance,” which consisted of himself, Sophie Clarke, Nick Wilson, and Wendell Holland.

The race for $2 million is intense and castaways are starting to make big moves! Which tribe will sprint their way to victory during this week’s immunity challenge? Find out this Wednesday at 8/7c! pic.twitter.com/Atk0pZu2a0

— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) March 23, 2020

They were going strong until Yul, Nick, and Wendell swapped to NuSele, joining Michele Fitzgerald and Parvati Shallow. The three voted together to send Parvati to the Edge of Extinction, but the group divided once Wendell made it clear he was willing to do anything to win.

NuSele put off by Wendell Holland ‘showboating’ in puzzle challenge

In Survivor 40: Winners at War Episode 7, the castaways competed in an immunity challenge, first seen in David vs. Goliath. The contestants had to fill a sizeable disc-shaped bowl with water and then pour it into a shallow well, which released a bag of puzzle pieces when full.

Then, the first two teams to complete the puzzle on the disc-shaped bowl earned immunity and avoided Tribal Council. While carrying the container to the well, Jeff Probst pointed out how much water they lost, and Wendell told him to “not exaggerate.”

Probably not the best time to brag… #Survivor pic.twitter.com/gKSEPW1a9I

— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) March 26, 2020

The expansion tribe, Yara, quickly won, followed by NuDakal and NuSele, who were neck and neck. When Wendell and Michele had two pieces left, he told Jeff Probst

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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