Interview: Kelly Remington talks ‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’

For fans of slick Idol play and Tribal Council blindsides, Wednesday's (April 1) “Survivor: Worlds Apart” episode was a season highlight.

Probably Kelly, the Blue Collar stalwart who fell victim to the Jenn's Idol shocker and had her torch snuffed, wasn't quite as enthusiastic, but at least Kelly realizes what she did wrong.

Looking back on her “Survivor” ouster, Kelly admits that she was so irked by her post-Shuffle Nagarote tribe that she could could only be bothered to play nice with them for a few days, but couldn't maintain that diplomacy after the Merge, leaving no doubt that she'd flipped and putting a target on herself. She still thinks, though, that voting her out was a personal decision and not a strategic move.

She's probably right.

In her exit interview — a slightly truncated conversation due to travel and timing on my part — the New York state trooper also discusses the impact of her challenge head injury and the amusement of watching Mike try and frequently fail to let her win a pre-Merge Immunity Challenge.

Click through for the full Q&A, in which I dwelled more on the lack of painkillers than I might have if I'd had a better sense of my reduced time…

HitFix: Okay, your torch is snuffed. You leave the Tribal Council area. How quickly do you grab for the Tylenol or Advil?

Kelly Remington: Oh no, it wasn”t too bad. Honestly my head was fine. I was more concerned with just grabbing something cold to drink instead of the Tylenol or Advil. I didn”t have a headache at that point. I was good.