Krashing Down ‘Survivor One World’ Episode #9

Episode 9: “Go Out With a Bang”

Boy oh boy episode nine of Survivor One World made me want to blow a gasket!  How could the men have screwed up this badly?  They made so many million dollar mistakes in this game, and it reiterates my point on how huge numbers are.

You Play To Win The Game

After last week we seen Kim maneuver her way into disbanding Michael.  Following the departure of Michael it left Jay, Troyzan, Leif, and Tarzan left for the males.  Leif and Tarzan have no credibility in this game and are just people to take to the end.  Therefore you would THINK Jay would be like, “wow I’m the next to go.”  There was a small reward challenge in watch Tarzan basically won for his group.  Following the reward challenge the ball really got rolling.

Kim, the mastermind of this game, got her troops of girls together to plot a hit on Jay or Troyzan.  Basically it was one of those, “whoever doesn’t win immunity” situations.  With a hidden immunity idol still in play they had to be careful.  Chelsea felt very reserved making this vote, not wanting to be a liar.  If big moves hurt you, why did you sign up for this game Chelsea?  She is a prime example of how you can make it far in this game by aligning with the right people and doing nothing.  So we get to the immunity challenge and it is an endurance standing competition.  In true Survivor fashion Jeff had plenty of food items to lure the castaways down.  Slowly but surely all the girls were dropping out of the challenge for food.  With the girls having numbers and feeling confident, you’d think Jay HAS to win this.  Nope he jumps down, “trusting his girl alliance” for some chicken.  You seriously just gave up a million dollars for chicken?  Jay wins the idiot award for this season of Survivor.

Chelsea ends up winning the challenge as a way to prove herself worthy.  I suppose, every dog has its day.  I’m still not sold on her as a legit player.  The girls get together and decide the votes need to be split just in case an idol is played.  Troyzan and Jay should know that this is most likely happening and be ready.  Luckily for Troyzan he has an idol and is ready to play it.  Troyzan, a heady player, warns Jay that this is happening and he will play an idol tonight.  What does Jay do?  He IMMEDIATELY runs to Kim like she’s his mommy and tells her.  Really dude?  Really… They voted off Jonas, a likeable guy.  They voted off Michael a strong AND likeable guy.  So no way they will vote out you right?  This episode made me want to punch a hole in the wall.

An Uphill Battle

With Jay tipping off the girls, any play Troyzan had was defeated.  He wanted to rally people to vote for Kim but just didn’t have votes or time.  Five votes went to Jay instead of splitting it ensuring his exit.  They also snuffed an immunity idol as Troyzan played it.  The men sure have squandered everything in this game.  I take it back to win they decided to give up immunity and vote Bill off.  They were willing to sacrifice numbers, and essentially willing to give up a million dollars.  One man stands a chance to win this game, in the name of Troyzan.  He has to start searching for an immunity idol ASAP, assuming there is a new one.  He also has to keep winning immunity.  I think he can put a run together, and I hope he swings the game.  Kim’s reign may also be short lived.  I believe Sabrina is smart enough to know she has to axe Kim at some point in order to make the big move to win this game.  Next episode it’s Troyzan vs. everyone!  Can’t wait to see if he can pull a Fabio win streak from a few seasons back.

Player Of The Week:  Kimberly Spradlin

Player Of The Week Standings:

1.  Kim – 3 Wins

2.  Sabrina – 1 Win

2.  Christina – 1 Win

2.  Troyzan – 1 Win

2.  Michael (Eliminated) – 1 Win

2.  Matt (Eliminated) – 1 Win