Wigler: Everything happened so fast, so walk me through it. Put us in your shoes. Going into Tribal Council, what was the game plan?
Michaela: Here’s the crazy thing. Going into Tribal Council, the almost unanimous plan was to vote out Aubry. All the scrambling you all saw on the beach, that’s because there are certain pockets of people who wanted to vote out Sarah. Me being one of them. But the people who wanted to vote out Sarah never came and talked to me.
Wigler: Like who?
Michaela: Brad, Troyzan, Aubry and Tai were trying to get together to vote for Sarah. But Aubry and Tai were the weird ones. What ended up happening is either Aubry or Tai backed out of the plan, and then it was a race of who is going to get to Sarah first and let her know. Aubry gets to Cirie, and Cirie thinks that she needs to tell Sarah what Aubry just told her. Cirie trusts Aubry, but Sarah trusts Tai. Now Cirie wants to get rid of Tai for some reason. Cirie becomes hellbent on getting rid of Tai, to the point that she wants to take Sarah’s advantage and steal Sarah’s vote just to vote out Tai. It’s just too much. But we hungry at this point. I don’t know. (Laughs.) It’s just too much extra. But Cirie was hellbent on getting rid of Tai, and the majority was supposed to vote Aubry, and when the advantage fell through, Sarah’s all on the fritz, and she’s like, “I don’t want to get rid of Aubry now. I want to get rid of Cirie.” But somehow, the whispers go from Aubry to Tai to Cirie to Michaela, and Michaela gets four votes and goes home.