Last Week: Kim picked people to join her on reward and clearly blew it, Christina was the back-up boot and Sabrina made sure she knew it, and on his way out of the game Troyzan told Kat to “do it.”
39 Days, 18 People, 1 “Survivor” Blog
Let’s see where the tribe currently stands…
The Tikiano Tribe (wearing black)
Alicia - 25, Special Ed Teacher
Chelsea – 26, Medical Sales
Christina – 29, Career Consultant
Kat – 22, Timeshare Rep
Kim – 29, Bridal Shop Owner
Sabrina – 33, High School Teacher
Tarzan – 64, Plastic Surgeon
Troy’s farewell proclamation to Kat is the talk of the camp after Tribal Council. Kat claims to not know what he was talking about. In her defense, she doesn’t know what a lot of people are talking about.
Alicia thinks Tribal proved that Christina isn’t terribly bright and that’s a reason to keep her around. Oh, so she shouldn’t throw herself in the fire like Colton had suggested? Good to see attitudes can change.
The next morning, Tree Mail arrives in the form of a Sprint EVO 3-D phone. Uh oh…family members can’t be far behind.
True to form, the phone is loaded with videos from their families. We’re treated to footage of Sabrina’s brother, Alicia’s sister, Chelsea’s dad, Christina’s dad, Kim’s sister, Kat’s cousin, and Tarzan’s wife who are all apparently on the island.
Sure enough, all of the family members show up at the reward challenge. Oh man, Christina’s dad recently had a kidney transplant and has only been give five-to-ten years left to live. It’s gettin’ dusty up in here.
Sabrina’s brother is jacked. If this is a team challenge, look out for them.
When Kat’s cousin comes out, she crawls toward him like a dog for some reason. She’s hilarious. I’m starting to love her.
Things get uber-emotional when Tarzan’s wife comes out, and everyone recognizes it. Sabrina even says that she’s playing for herself and Tarzan.
Reward Challenge: The players and their loved ones will be attached to a rope that is wound around a series of obstacles. First team to get to the end wins a barbecue with their loved one.
Team Kim, Team Alicia, and Team Chelsea jump out to a big lead while Team Sabrina can’t even get out of the starting gate. So much for my pre-game prediction.
It gets close at the end, but Kat and her cousin manage to come from behind and win.
Probsty allows her to take someone with her, she chooses Kim. Seriously?!
He allows her to bring one other person and she goes with Alicia. Even more seriously?!
This is normally where I’d say, “Does she even watch this show?” But, she was literally a part of this exact situation three days ago.
Kat explains her decision by saying that she has been meaning to get drunk with those two. That’s some strategy…I guess. Everybody else agrees that she should have taken Tarzan and his wife.
Later at the reward, Kat pitches the idea of booting Sabrina before Christina because at least Christina knows she isn’t in a final alliance. The others seem on board with this plan.
Kim tells her sister that she thinks taking Kat and Alicia to the final three is her best bet. Her reasoning is that Alicia isn’t well liked and that Kat is someone who would squander the million dollars in a year. Wow, so Kat really is the female Fabio.
Back at camp, Sabrina is furious that Kat didn’t pick Christina and Tarzan for the reward. They even go so far as discussing a side alliance that boots Kat next.
Quick Aside: I’d be pretty annoyed if my girlfriend took the super-long flight to Samoa only to get to spend 20 minutes with me.
Immunity Challenge Time: The players will lean over the water on a ledge while hanging onto a rope. As the challenge goes on, the rope will extend. The last person standing (er…leaning) wins immunity.
Sabrina is the first one to go, and Kat does a not-so-subtle happy dance. Tarzan falls a minute or so later.
Alicia drops out next.
This challenge seems like it’d be unfair to people with longer arms, right?
Chelsea is the next to go, she’s followed by Christina. It’s down to Kat and Kim.
At the one-hour mark, Kat finally drops. Kim wins immunity.
Back at camp, Kat talks about how embarrassing it is to lose to a 28-year-old. As a 35-year-old with an impressive immunity challenge record, I think I love her less now.
Politicking around camp centers around Sabrina vs. Kat. Alicia was originally on board the boot-Sabrina bandwagon, but Kat’s strong challenge performance has her considering switching sides.
Kim, however, thinks Sabrina is more likely to win over a jury.
That night at Tribal Council, Probst calls Kat out for picking Kim and Alicia for the reward challenge. Kat thinks it was the toughest choice she’d ever made in her life.
Kat then says she chose Kim and Alicia based on who she’d have the most fun with.
Sabrina thinks Kat will look back on that choice and regret it.
Chelsea thinks Kat uses her age as an excuse every time she messes up.
Tarzan says the pick didn’t bother him because he appreciates that Kat is young and naïve.
Alicia was shocked with what a challenge threat Kat has become.
Sabrina says that her jury vote wouldn’t necessarily go to the best player.
Kat thinks blindside votes are fun and exciting. Yeah, Michael said something similar right before he was blindsided.
Voting Time: Kat votes for Sabrina, Sabrina votes for Kat, and the rest of the votes aren’t shown.
J-Pro tallies and returns. We’ve got one vote for Sabrina, three votes for Kat, and the twelfth person to leave “Survivor: One World” is…Kat.
Whoa…Kat’s in tears as she walks away. So much for fun and exciting…
Verdict: It seems like the only real drama left is; who’s Kim going to take to the final three? That usually doesn’t lead to thrilling TV.
Who’s Going to Win: There’s no way Kim doesn’t walk away with the big check.
Power Rankings Update: Sophie Clarke had Kat in spot six while Andrea Boehlke had her in spot five. Therefore, Sophie has earned a spot in next week’s finals against Dawn Meehan.
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