Welcome back to Survivor: One World, which we may as well just call “Kim’s World.” Is she the most dominant female player we have ever had on Survivor? She is a strategic mastermind. Every single person out there trusts her. And to top it all off, she wins challenges! Kim for President!
So, of course after tribal Troyzan is upset because he knows he’s a target and it’s still him versus everyone. At this point he must be cursing Jay for revealing his plan back when he actually had an idol he could have used to get someone out. Oh well, so much for that.
Then we hear from mastermind Kim, who says she wasn’t planning on being a target so early on. Yet she says she is just trying to stay calm, keep everyone happy, and get rid of Troy. Her ability to stay calm actually is pretty amazing and I think it is a large part of what makes her such a great player. For me, when I was being targeted, I completely freaked out and needed to run around and scramble and find a way to stay in the game. Kim is the complete opposite. She just stays completely calm and level-headed and doesn’t let anything phase her. I guess it’s partially because she knows she has her minions following her every direction so she knows she’s never at risk (whereas I was ALWAYS at risk).
Then we have one of those super fun reward challenges where everyone has to call out other members of the group. It’s so Bachelor Pad, I love it. I wish Survivor would pull from Bachelor Pad’s mean questions and not only ask things like, “Who does not deserve to be here?” (Group consensus is Christina), but also things like “who has the worst boob job?” Would’ve loved to hear the answer to that.
These types of challenges are always very telling, not only in the answers that are given but also in whose ropes get cut. The question is asked “who would you trust with your life?” Group answer is Kim. That’s a pretty big clue as to who people might vote for come a final tribal council. “Who needs a wakeup call in life?” Everyone says Kat. Ouch. But true, right?
Then, Chelsea becomes the first girl out of the challenge (meaning her doll-sized replica goes up in flames – harsh). If I were Chelsea, this might worry me. In a question & answer challenge in Vanuatu, I was the first girl out and even though we weren’t answering questions about one another, it certainly let me know where I stood with the group. I was pissed.
“Who is biggest poser?” Group says Troyzan. Where do they come up with these questions? I’d much prefer “Who do you think will die alone?” type questions.
“Who does the least for the tribe?” The group says Sabrina! Ouch. That should be worrisome for Sabrina as well as the fact that Kim subsequently knocks Sabrina out.
“Who would you most like to he stranded with?” Even Kim says herself. She's right. Another hugely positive sign for the Kim-master..
“Who do you hope to nev
er see again after the game?” Troyzan. Kim is right and Kim wins reward.
Winning a reward challenge is always a mixed blessing. I was lucky enough to win some group and even a couple individual reward challenges, but amazingly I was never put in the position of having to choose anyone to come with me. (The family visit challenge, no one else got a loved one at camp and the car challenge, the 2nd and 3rd place finishers just got to come on the overnight automatically). It is so hard to make the right decision in a circumstance like that. It’s almost better to not win at all (as I think Kim realized this episode). You don’t want to leave behind someone who is going to be very upset with you who will then ally with your enemies while you’re gone, but then again, you don’t want to snub your friends and have them upset with you, like Kat was when Kim didn’t choose her.
Kim ultimately chooses Alicia and Chelsea.
Kat cries. She claims she doesn't want to be weak or a follower. Troy tries to get in her head. It seems like it’s not impossible because she does say she will vote Kim out if she has to, but I think he takes it a little too far with her. She seems pretty delicate. However, I think at this point, there’s nothing he could have done to stay in the game any longer and no one who would have flipped.
Well, except maybe Christina who seems willing to flip in one minute. Kat tells Kim she is furious and doesn't have anything to say. Kim says she was planning to take her.
Kim then has the audacity to say it is her worst day out there and she wishes she hadn’t won. Oh gosh, Kim, we all feel SO sorry for you. Let’s have a pity party for Kim. Seriously. Poor girl. She is headed towards winning a million bucks and just won an awesome food reward challenge. Don’t complain about that to someone you did NOT take on a reward. Kim’s worst strategic move yet.
Then out of nowhere there is a huge pig at camp. Pigs on survivor, truly the bane of my existence. I loved that they broke out the clown music for the chasing of the pig, though. Brought me right back to Vanuatu.
Then we have the slip n slide, grease covered immunity challenge for our male-viewer’s viewing pleasure. And Kim wins again. Kim swept the episode. Unreal. This hasn’t happened in a while. Sophie was the last female to win two challenges in one episode and I think Amanda was the last to win a reward and immunity in the same episode.
Troy fought until the last minute. He played so hard. Unsurprisingly, though he went home anyhow. Sad but inevitable. I had fun watching him. I always love to see a huge Survivor fan (like me) make it deep into the game. Congrats on a good game, buddy. Maybe next time.
I hope you’ll all join me next week for my recap of Survivor One World. Until then, don’t forget to follow me on twitter @eorlins where I’m always tweeting about reality TV.
Signing off for now, with Kimsanity, xoxo, Eliza.