It only took two episodes for the villain-y villainous villain that is Russell to be sent home.
You see, the Champions faced their first tribal council during tonight’s episode of Australian Survivor.
At the start of the episode, USA villain Russell showed his tribe his lil’ immunity idol (not a euphemism).
“I am the master manipulator. It’s amazing how good I am at this game,” he told the camera in a villainous voice while stroking an evil-looking cat on his lap.
His tribe members then had to rethink their plan to vote him off the island.
But then Russell decided to deploy the brilliant strategy of not using the immunity idol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ at the tribal council.
Then he got sent home.
Russell be silly.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
The Aussies were smarter than you thought Yankee #SurvivorAU
— Sia Nas (@sianassongs) August 2, 2018
I’ve seen every single episode of Survivor ever – both American and Australian – and that was one of the greats.
The fact that Moana Hope vanquished Russell Hantz is truly head-doing. #SurvivorAU
— Tom Hackett (@ResidentRainman) August 2, 2018
— kitt (@kittwilldo) August 2, 2018
What is it that they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? #SurvivorAU
— Ana Paula ???????? (@ANAPAULARJ) August 2, 2018
Amazing! The “best” Survivor villain was outwitted and outplayed by a bunch of Aussie champions! If that’s not Australian, I don’t know what is! LOVE THAT! #SurvivorAU
— Miss Rhi ???? (@remotetragic) August 2, 2018
shook that two consecutive dumb white dudes have been voted off in the first two episodes this season is a feminist icon #SurvivorAU
— Harrison Cartwright (@hazandstuff) August 2, 2018
So it turns out Russels best move was getting eliminated #SurvivorAU
— Emily Smith (@emilyjadeds) August 2, 2018
@russellhantz “I made the right move, it just didn’t work” – totally agree mate – FINALLY someone who came to play and not sit around the fire singing Kumbaya. Huge loss to the series – thanks for shaking things up my friend ???????? #SurvivorAU
— Matt Dawson (@mattsta247) August 2, 2018
“I made the right move it just didn’t work”- Me when I tried to explain my test results back in highschool to my teachers and parents #survivorau
— Adam Monaghan (@MrAdamMonaghan) August 2, 2018
— Mandy ???? (@mandymhandley) August 2, 2018