While Cole had no idea that his actions were such a topic of conversation throughout camp, he knew his fate was sealed as soon as he lost the immunity challenge.
"JP [and I] had a discussion before the challenge, that if it came down to just me and him in the challenge that he would throw it for me, and make sure that I won, because he wanted to make a move with me at the next tribal council and get rid of Ben," he recalled, though things of course did not turn out that way. "Right after the challenge, Devon came up to me and told me basically like, 'Hey man, I think you're a great guy. We're buds, but I'm about to vote for you tonight, and so is everyone else, because you're a big challenge threat.' So I was like, 'Well, there's no way for me to stop this, so I'm probably going home.'"
As far as Cole was concerned, there was nothing he could do to save himself -- and while he admittedly made missteps, he's not sweating it.
"I had a great ride. I enjoyed it the whole time," he confessed, before revealing his three regrets. "My first one was telling Joe about where to find the idol. I wish I would have gotten that for myself. The next one was telling Jessica's secrets. I wish I had not done that. I didn't realize how emotionally that affected her -- I felt really bad seeing her cry on TV. That was pretty sad. And then I wish that I had hidden that plate with spaghetti [during the reward, to hide the clue to the idol that Ryan found]. That was pretty bad."