Krashing Down ‘Survivor One World’ Episode #11

Episode 11: “Never Say Die”

Talk about a frustrating episode of Survivor!  My worst nightmare appears to be coming true, as the castaways have forgot how to think for themselves.  I’m finding that people are playing to not be voted out, rather than to win the game.  This scenario always makes for a dull end of the season.

Million Dollar Decisions

Survivor is filled with numerous million dollar decisions.  Sometimes it could voting out the wrong person.  Sometimes it could be not making someone feel welcome.  In this case, Kim promised Kat that she could come along if Kim won reward.  Turns out at the reward challenge Kim won.  Following Kim’s decision she chose Chelsea and Alicia instead.  What?  Why would you take your biggest alley on a reward?  Kim has played a masterful game, but she has ticked some people off along the way.  She needed to stay on good terms with Kat, for a jury vote.  One jury vote lost, is a million dollars down the drain.

Play To Win Or Play To Stay?

I feel like a lot of castaways this season have simply played to stay alive.  Troyzan last week proposed an idea for Alicia, Leif, Tarzan, and Christina a guaranteed final five shot.  Instead they wanted to stick with Kim’s plan while being at the very bottom of an alliance.  This type of thinking makes zero sense to me.  You have to make at least one legitimate move to win a jury vote.  Well with this go around Kat was the girl in question.  Sensing blood, Troyzan tried to convert her over to his ideals.  Kat continuously kept saying she was tired of being seen as a weak player.  THAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!  Jeez these girls make me want to punch a hole through my wall.

Goodbye To An Awesome Competitor

Troyzan absolutely had to win immunity and he failed to advance passed the first round.  After that, the rest really didn’t matter.  Immunity was claimed by Kim, as she has completely dominated this game.  Troyzan made his last attempts to sway a ticked off Kat, but as usual she wouldn’t bite.  Troyzan was everything you want out of a Survivor contestant.  He’s a huge strategist, athletic, loves the game, and great for the camera.  The show will not be the same going forward without him.

Russell Hantz Factor

The more people Kim orchestrates to vote out, the further I think she is getting away from victory.  She needed more girls on the jury.  While it’s hard to fault Kim’s logic or game play, it may be impossible for her to win.  Russell had it all figured out, but he ran into a bitter jury.  With EVERY member of the jury right now being a male, it just doesn’t seem logical.  Kim can win one way and one way only.  Her final three needs to feature a combination of, Chelsea, Tarzan, or Christina.  I have a feeling Kat gets votes thrown her way, because she is an oddball of the group.  I know for a fact Sabrina can beat her with a final jury speech, plus a likeable personality.  Kim is on thin waters right now, but I think she will make it to the end.  Sabrina is most likely to go next unless she can win immunity.  Finally Alicia, holds a chance to do something but will she ever become a leader?  Till next time!

Player Of The Week:  Kimberly Spradlin

Player Of The Week Standings:

1.  Kim – 4 Wins

2.  Troyzan (Eliminated) – 2 Wins

3.  Sabrina – 1 Win

3.  Christina – 1 Win

3.  Michael (Eliminated) – 1 Win

3.  Matt (Eliminated) – 1 Win

-Krash