Survivor 43: Why Cody Should Betray Jesse
The most powerful alliance at Survivor 43 has been the duo of Cody Assenmacher and Jesse Lopez, but Cody may have to betray Jesse if he wants to win.
A large percentage of the active strategy survivor 43 has been put into action by the duo of Cody Assenmacher and Jesse Lopez, but the pair may have to part ways if Cody wants to get the money. The two have forged a strong alliance together, especially considering their different backgrounds. Cody is a free-spirited elevator salesman who moved to Hawaii from Iowa, while Jesse entered the game as a political science PhD student who turned his life around after becoming a member of a band in his youth.
Cody and Jesse have controlled the game for several key moments of the season so far. They started as tribesmen in Vesi and have coordinated several blinds, the most recent of which was when they kicked out their former Vesi member Noelle Lambert. They successfully avoided detection by their competitors until Noelle’s vote, when Mike Gabler became apprehensive about Cody and Jesse’s powerful partnership.
Cody needs to betray his closest ally, Jesse
Despite how well the two have worked together, Cody’s best bet to win the game is to eliminate Jesse. The main reason Cody has to face his ally is that, should the two of them make it to the Final Three together, the jury will likely credit Jesse as the mastermind behind the operation that got them there . Noelle’s vote solidified that notion when Jesse seemed to take credit for the move by apologizing to Noelle on the way out. Jesse taking over the mastermind will lead to him gaining more respect from the jury, while Cody can be seen as a follower and simply an agent of Jesse’s plans. Cody might let Jesse slide for one or two more Tribal Councils, but he needs to cut his friend early if he wants a chance to separate his game from Jesse’s while also getting a major resume point by taking out the most strategic player. of the game game
There have been many cases of survivor duos that reach the end of the game only to have one member of the partnership dominate the other in a jury vote. Some of these couples include JT Thomas and Stephen Fishbach TocantinsTyson Apostol and Gervase Peterson a Blood vs Waterand John Cochran and Dawn Meehan a caramoan. JT, Tyson and Cochran got jury credit, while their closest allies were left out of the voting. Survivor: Ghost IslandThe power duo of Wendell Holland and Domenick Abbate dominated play and tied the jury vote, but third-place finisher Laurel Johnson broke the tie to give Wendell the win. If Domenick had eliminated Wendell earlier, he would have definitely won the match.
If Cody wants to avoid becoming the next Stephen, Gervase, Dawn, or Domenick, he’s going to have to cut Jesse down before too long. Cody has been an active player, but it remains to be seen if he possesses the killer instinct needed to activate his closest ally to win the game. Loyalty can only get a player so far in the game survivorand it seems that the only option to win Cody will be to betray the loyalty that Jesse has.
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