The Maine Edge: I know Andrea wouldn't let you out of her sight. Why not dig for the hidden immunity idol with her right there [watching you]?
Freberg: I dug so much before that and my hands were cut, bleeding and bruising. I dug everywhere I could think to dig. So when she showed up it was pretty late in my hunt and at that point I figured I wouldn't get any work done. At that point, I had to just make them believe I had it.
TME: Do you wish you hadn't given up that prior hidden immunity idol to Eddie so you had it for this vote?
Freberg: Yeah. The plan with that whole vote with Phillip [last week] was to not play two idols and to just get everyone so scared that they voted for Phillip and not play any idols. But I probably would have had to tackle Eddie to not play that idol so I could put it back in my pocket. That was the plan but it didn't work out that way.
TME: Do you wish looking back that you hadn't aligned with the three amigos?
Freberg: We shouldn't have announced we were the three amigos. That was the dumbest thing I ever heard. I wanted to punch Eddie when he said, 'Three amigos' at tribal. Eddie made our job that much harder with that [comment]. As far as aligning with them, I planned to take control of the game and they were really my only option, so it's kind of hard to regret it.
TME: You're now the third member of the jury, what does one of the remaining contestants have to do to convince you to vote for them to win the million dollars?
Freberg: There's dozen of different ways to play a winning game. You have to be able to dictate you were the better player out there and explain why. That's all it takes.
Survivor: Caramoan airs every Wednesday night on CBS at 8 p.m.