The juror removal twist is a power given to one player to remove from the jury someone that they believe would not vote for them at the Final Tribal Council.
According to host Jeff Probst, production had been talking about adding the juror removal twist for many years, but "...It just felt too soon to do it seven years ago, so we waited. And waited. And I think the timing was right.(...) Even though it ultimately did not have an impact on the vote, the idea is a fun one, as it gives players in the game an unusual bit of power."