This is pretty dang impressive. Forget using your shirt to open a beer bottle. Bottle openers? Waste of money. This guy just needs a chainsaw.
Well maybe she actually owns it. Regardless this woman got pulled over in her batmobile (how cool is that?). Not because she is in lingerie, but because she was wearing “improper” footwear. HA! Batman can do better.
Episode 14: “Perception Is Not Always Reality”
The finale of Survivor One World was about as bland as they come. Maybe it was because I wanted to see something happen that never did. Regardless nobody can argue that the wrong player won this season.
For the first time in Survivor history the final five was comprised of all women. You could argue that only one-two of them deserved to be there. Kim had done a masterful job of getting every remaining castaway wrapped around her finger. Not one person in the world would argue she doesn’t deserve to win this game. However in this age of bitter Survivor juries I figured Sabrina could give her a legitimate run. At the first immunity challenge everybody appeared to be in it. Even Christina put up a fight for once. At the end Kim once again proved to be the boss of this game claiming immunity. With a big vote at hand, it appeared to either be Alicia or Chelsea going home. This is a point of the game where whoever you vote off you want to know will still vote for you in the finals. I think Kim made the right choice here by targeting Alicia. Chelsea, though well liked, had no chance of winning this game. The tandem of Sabrina, Chelsea, and Kim stayed true to their power alliance and voted off Alicia.
Early Bird Gets The Worm
Kim’s early strategical play gave her a foundation for an end game. However it could all go for not if she did not win immunity. In the final four now, her immunity idol could not be played. This could be the ONLY opportunity the other ladies had to get rid of Kim. However it was just simply too late. Not one of them were capable of stopping Kim in challenges. Not one of them may have even wanted to stop Kim most of this game. They wanted to let her do the work and win at the end. I can understand this play, ask Natalie of Survivor Samoa. However I’m not sure if any of them had a legitimate plan. Sabrina was the best bet, but boy did she prove me wrong. In the final challenge Kim once again prevailed, just edging Christina. I felt like at this moment Kim HAD to orchestrate a vote on Sabrina. However she wanted to stay true to her friends and voted off the worthless Christina. Kim versus Christina/Chelsea would have been a 9-0 sweep in my opinion. Kim made her long term moves early, the others followed. You can still win this game that way, but you have to find a way to break the trends.
Getting It Right
In recent Survivor history strategies have changed. It has become that you don’t have to play the best overall game to win. But you have to play the best day to day survival game to win. It is all about social skills and keeping people on your side. I have been preaching all season that Kim would have trouble winning this game based on her game play. I felt as if Sabrina could thwart Kim and throw her under the bus at tribal. Sabrina could come on with powerful words and really sway a jury. Instead it almost seemed as if it was a love affair for Kim. Sabrina made her opening statement saying she is living in a poor area and needs money. Uh, WHAT? That is a sure fire way to get absolutely no votes! She completely blew any marginal chance she had right there! The jury’s final statements were awfully dull, and all the drama was sucked up. It was a straight forward Kim victory 7-2, in Survivor One World.
Don’t get me wrong I am happy Kim won, and deserved it very much. She played the best strategical game and physical game. She won four individual immunities. She made it to the end as a power player, while never even being threatened. Everybody in the jury thought she was on their side. It was actually really fascinating watching this girl operate. I just didn’t think they would let her win. Her social game had a few flaws and I swore it would bite her back. Thanks for proving me wrong Kim! I’m really proud that this jury got it right.
Final Thoughts On The Season
Kim goes down as an all-star caliber player. I would like to see her brought back to play with more stiff competition. She won this season fair and square, but against lesser opponents. We have seen far more difficult seasons of Survivor to win. I’d love to see how Kim would operate against more devious girls such as Parvati. Moving onto next season, we can only hope for better. I love that Survivor brought back the old feel from years past. I believe the game format is on the right track. I love that we could be going back to the old days of say five to six years ago. The lacking part of this season and maybe even last, are the waste characters. Waste castaways are pawns needed for any contestant to win. However I feel like they have been flooding the game, and the final five. It has almost become a strategy to be a waste player just to hang around to the end. I beg CBS casting agents to do there best to find Survivor diehards only to play. They may not look as good, speak as well, or be as athletic. However I guarantee you they will do whatever it takes to win. We saw that fire in Troyzan and Kim. However did we see it in anyone else?
Survivor Philippines is coming this fall, and as always I can’t wait. Till next time Survivor fans!
Player Of The Season: Kimberly Spradlin
Final Player Of The Week Standings:
1. Kim – 6 Wins
2. Sabrina – 2 Wins
2. Troyzan – 2 Wins
3. Christina – 1 Win
3. Michael – 1 Win
3. Matt – 1 Win
Jennifer Lopez is set to hit the road with Enrique Iglesias but will it cut into her ‘American Idol‘ time?
E! Online recently asked the diva about the upcoming tour and JLO responded with,
I have some movie things in the works and I have the tour. I love the show and it hurts me to think about not doing it, but I’m just taking it kind of day by day. We’ll see.”
Jennifer also has to juggle time for her three-year-old twins. As we know Idol will go in with or without their judges. Is it too early to speculate a possible replacement?
Episode 13: “It’s Human Nature”
In the last hour long episode of Survivor we didn’t discover much. I felt as if the power players (if you call them that) in this game failed to take advantage of another opportunity.
Qualifications For This Game?
I’m really starting to scratch my head this season, wondering how certain people got chosen for this game? I hate to bash the casting team constantly, but they really missed here. Chelsea, Tarzan, and Christina have absolutely nothing to offer this game. Yet they weaseled their way into the top six. I’m not going to say they DON’T deserve to be this far. I’m a believer if you’ve made it this far, you deserve to be this far. They are just not good television, and won’t win this game.
Tarzan decided he wanted to play a strategical game for the first time this season. He started trying to float final three ideas into Kim’s and Alicia’s head. His idea? “Take me to the final three, I won’t win the game.” Boy Tarzan, HAVEN’T HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE! Come on, do you think people buy that nonsense? The game of Survivor evolves as do the top players. If you start spouting classic shady lines, people will not believe you. Well at least they shouldn’t!
At the reward challenge Chelsea won. Yet again she had a tough decision to make. She promised that she’d take Christina on the reward. Instead she took her buddies Sabrina and Kim. Nice Chelsea, nobody knows who you want to go to the end of the game with now. Christina was highly upset as you can imagine, and I highly suspect Chelsea lost a jury vote. But then again Christina is so much of an idiot at this game that she makes Chelsea look like a mastermind.
Final Five Dynamics
Alicia came through with a stunning victory in the immunity challenge. After being victorious they pondered two ideas. The first was to have Christina, Tarzan, and Alicia place votes towards Chelsea, based on her selfish reward picks. That MAKES SENSE. It would force a three to three tie, and a revote would occur. There is absolutely no way Kim would have put her fate on the rocks as a second tiebreaker. Therefore she would have flipped her vote to Chelsea. After that Alicia would become the strongest player in this game. However Alicia just talks the talk. She hasn’t walked the walk once in this game. She followed the leader and voted out Tarzan. Now Alicia is at the bottom of the numbers and deserves to be voted out next. You have to play to win this game… I cannot stress it enough.
With the five girls lleft I still think this is a two person game. Kim continues to manipulate every player into thinking they will go to the end with her. She even got Alicia to vote off her own pawn this past week. It will be hard to vote Kim out, since everyone needs to ride coattails. I’m all about staying under the radar. However at this point of the game, those who make courageous moves win the game. The nemesis for Kim is Sabrina. Sabrina hasn’t angered many people. She is viewed as leader and has great speaking abilities.
I don’t think anyone can argue Kim is the deserving winner of Survivor One World. However she has orchestrated every vote, of every person on the jury. Being seen as THAT person, can be really hurtful in jury votes. Did Kim have a choice? That’s debateable. I think she could have made Chelsea a fall person and throw her under the bus maybe to save grace. Maybe she could have kept Tarzan or Leif around, to not anger all the guys? It’s hard to say.
My prediction remains the same as it has been for weeks. Sabrina wins this game six votes to three. Finale Sunday! =)
Player Of The Week: Kimberly Spradlin
Player Of The Week Standings:
1. Kim – 5 Wins
2. Sabrina – 2 Wins
Troyzan (Eliminated) – 2 Wins
3. Christina – 1 Win
Michael (Eliminated) – 1 Win
Matt (Eliminated) – 1 Win