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Pia Miranda Infuriates People Who Don't Understand How 'Survivor' Works

Following last night's heartbreaking Tribal Council, many fans of 'Survivor' have outed themselves as not understanding how the game is played.

In case you missed perhaps one of the most heart-wrenching moments of TV this year, the people's King Luke Toki failed to secure his fifth Individual Immunity win, meaning his chance to win the title of Sole Survivor had slipped through his fingers.

Heading into Tribal Council Luke only had two options: convince either Pia Miranda or Baden Gilbert to vote with him, sending them to a fire-making tiebreaker.

While Baden seemed set on voting with his long-time ally Harry Hills, there was a glimmer of hope with Pia.

Acknowledging how hard Luke had played the game, what the win would mean for not only him but his family, and recognising the sacrifices he had made in saving her earlier in the game -- Pia was torn between her head and her heart when it came time to vote.

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Despite his emotional plea, Pia voted for Luke causing mass outrage and igniting a backlash from people who apparently don't understand how 'Survivor' is played.

Had Pia voted for Luke, going into the fire challenge she was almost certain Baden had no chance of winning, meaning she would be sitting in a final three with Harry and Luke -- two major players.

If she and Luke went to the final two together, it's our opinion that she almost certainly had no chance of taking out the win.

For a 'Survivor' superfan like Pia... what was the point of the 50+ days spent out deprived of food, shelter and wi-fi if she was just going to hand the win to Luke?

Still, despite the backlash, Pia posted a heartfelt message explaining her actions.

"I didn't expect to have to make a decision that tore me apart like this but Survivor will do that to you," she wrote.

"Harry, Baden and I made a choice that was strategically right but morally painful. So send me all your snake emojis and know that I get it."

While the people who have apparently not understood how 'Survivor' works are furious at Pia for correctly playing the game and taking out the biggest threat in the game -- it could prove to be a winning move for her.

Amid the fluster, Luke also posted a message of support for Pia, hitting back at anyone who thought Pia didn't deserve to make the final three after making the move to get Luke out of the game.

At the end of the day, it's important to remember: this isn't Jonathan LaPaglia's Best Friend's Race. It's 'Australian Survivor'.

The grand finale of 'Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders' Continues On Tuesday September 17 at 7:30pm, only on 10, 10 Play and WIN Network.

Featured image: Network 10.