Sandra Diaz-Twine joined the Survivor: Winners at War cast as the only person who had ever won the show twice.
Someone else is going to win the show for a second time after Sandra decided to quit Survivor 40 during the latest episode of the show.
She noted to the other seven people already at EOE that this wasn’t for her. She didn’t want to wait around for the chance to compete in a competition to re-enter the game.
Sandra was then shown walking to the edge of the island — where she put up the white flag and brought her journey on Survivor 40 to an end.
Following her exit from the show, Sandra has taken to social media to post about her reasoning.
Why did Sandra quit Survivor 40?
The post below was one that Sandra put on her Twitter page following Season 40, Episode 7 on March 25:
I know my strengths, I know my weaknessess. Whether it was right or wrong in your eyes. It was my decision. I stand behind my decision. edge of extinction was not for me.
— Sandra Diaz-Twine (@SandraDTwine) March 26, 2020
She got right to the point and was very straightforward with her answer. She didn’t hide from the decision and it definitely appears like she would do it the same way if she was given the chance to do it all over again.
Sandra had been placed in a very difficult position. After someone gets voted out of the game, they can reside on Extinction Island until a competition takes place where one person gets to return. It meant she would have to beat the seven people already at EOE in a head-to-head competition. Not easy.
It also has to be taken into account that many people are already holding Fire Tokens at EOE, so they have a distinct advantage over the people who arrive later on. That may have been something Sandra also realized before she decided to raise that white flag.
Fans still support Sandra Diaz-Twine
There are a lot of fans who still support Sandra, despite her early exit from Survivor Season 40. Quite a few of them have been posting on social media about it as well.
Some of those fans are former Survivor cast members.
100% support @SandraDTwine's decision. Makes zero sense for her to suffer and wreck her body for a month only to lose a challenge against some of show’s best competitors. Who cares about optics – she has nothing to prove to anyone!
— Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) March 26, 2020
— Brian from the internet (@thefakeBMarr) March 26, 2020
Same with sitting out challenges. Sandra won twice because she knows her strengths and her weaknesses and how to use both to her benefit. Edge is a dead end for her type of player — she knows her game well enough to recognize that! No shame whatsoever.
— John Cochran (@JohnMCochran) March 26, 2020
What we're not gonna do is shame Sandra for choosing to leave the EoE. She didn't quit. At the end of the day it took an ALL WINNERS season for Sandra to no longer be the only two time winner. So queen is still queen. #Survivor
— Aman (@AmanAdwin) March 26, 2020
Survivor 40 rolls on
Next Wednesday on CBS, Survivor Season 40 continues, with the previews showing that the merge is about to take place. It will be very interesting to see who gets voted out next at Tribal Council.
For fans of Sandra Diaz-Twine, it’s possible that she is brought back for the Survivor: Winner at War Reunion Show that wraps up the season, but it’s unclear what CBS will do about filming it during the pandemic.
Survivor: Winners at War airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on CBS.