'Survivor' legend shockingly eliminated thanks to her own immunity idol

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

A transaction of epic proportions went down Wednesday on Survivor. Two-time winner Sandra Diaz-Twine, a.k.a. the Queen, thought she was going to take advantage of Denise Stapely but Sandra’s maneuvering ultimately led to her downfall.

Sandra approached Denise and offered to trade her immunity idol (which was only good for one more tribal council) for Denise’s two fire tokens. Sandra told Denise she was going to be eliminated and an immunity idol was her only chance of being saved. But what Sandra didn’t know was that Denise already had an immunity idol. The trade gave her a second.

During the double-elimination tribal council, fan-favorite Parvati Shallow was the first contestant to be eliminated. During the second tribal council, Denise played her newly acquired immunity idol just as Sandra expected. But Sandra didn’t expect Denise to also play her other immunity idol for her friend Jeremy, who was also on the chopping block.

In a shocking turn of events it was Denise who voted Sandra out. The move surprised fans everywhere and many took to Twitter to congratulate Denise and crown her as the new “queen” of Survivor.

Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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