Part 3 of the Tony interview:
I guess the spy nest was a bigger factor than we initially thought. Apparently, since the camera crew doesn't follow people when they go to the bathroom, Tony would decide to climb on his tree and spy on people after going to the bathroom. There is no film footage of this, but he did overhear Nick asking Ben to blindside him, but Ben was against it. This is when Tony decided to bring Ben to final 3 instead of Nick.
Tony said that if he makes a pregame alliance, he won't flip on it no matter what. He said his pregame alliance was with Sarah and Sandra, and if Sandra beat him 16-0 at the end, then so be it. He told Sarah that Sandra was grimey for trying to get him out, which is why Sarah used that word against him later.
Sarah was extremely mad at Tony after the Sophie vote out. She told everyone that she was willing to go to rocks, knocked his bag of the tree, pulled on his water bottle, etc. The only way he convinced her was by telling her about how Sophie spilled the beans about him playing double agent and that Sophie never trusted him to reveal that she had an idol. He also knew that due to the bonds he had created with the people on the other side of the alliance, she wasn't going to turn them against him at that point. Her only option was to work with him.
Tony confirmed that prior to the Kim vote out, he had already convinced Ben back at camp to vote out Kim instead of Jeremy. However, the reason why he started the whispering was to flip Nick. He took a chance that Nick would flip after he pretended like Kim was coming after him (Tony).
Tony said that Jeremy was loyal to him for many reasons. Apparently, before the Kim vote out, Tony actually gave his idol to Jeremy to save himself back at camp. However, after Michelle gave him the 50/50 advantage, he asked for the idol back.
Nick was mad that his alliance went overboard with the whole Denise quitting at tribal to ultimately vote him out. Tony said that it wasn't an act and that Denise had checked out and basically told everyone just tell me who to vote for. He just didn't trust Nick at that point.
Tony hates the edge. He said if he hadn't checked off all the boxes with his game play, someone playing only 5 days of Survivor could've won because of the real bonds they form there. Also, when Natalie came back she told everyone that people at Extinction disliked her and were putting rocks into her pocket to make it seem like she had an idol. He didn't buy that. Tony also used a cop trick on her, where they were having a normal conversation, and then all of a sudden he asked "do you have an idol?". When she stuttered, he knew that she did.
Back to reverse psychology. When Tony told Natalie, then why don't you go up against me in the fire making challenge, he did that because he was scared of facing her, but wanted to act confident. When Natalie would walk up to him and Sarah practicing making fire, he would purposely put out his fire and pretend like he was horrible at it. This made Natalie think he was trying to hide his great fire making skills, even though he was really bad at it. When he walked up to Michelle and noticed her starting the fire very quickly, he would act confident and say that's good, but you need to get the fire going in 2 seconds. Deep down he was nervous as heck.
Tony praised Michelle's game a lot. He said she should've gotten votes and was fantastic at final tribal. He also noted that the reason she was left out of decisions was because he was too afraid she would use that information to turn others against the vote. Tony was also wearing a "Meesh" shirt during the interview to support her.
He said that he was able to make big moves because he never thought about the $2M. Other players had that on their mind the whole time, which led to them playing it safe.
Tony does not like the excuse players use about playing the hand they're dealt. He said it's possible to win this game even with a big target on your back. You need to keep adjusting your strategy to the surroundings.