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Survivor: One World Recap — Who Doesn’t Love A Good Blindside?

May 02, 2012 06:51 PM by Ryan Haidet

Don’t you just love it when somebody opens their mouth and then shoves their fat foot right in?  That’s what happened on tonight’s episode of Survivor: One World when Kat said at Tribal Council she was hoping the vote would be a blindside since they’re “fun and exciting.”  Her wish came true as the entire Tikiano tribe voted her goofy behind out of the game.  It was a beautiful blindside that she clearly was stunned to be on the bad side of as evidenced by the death glare she gave to Kim.  As she walked out of the game, Kat was crying and said in her final words that she is going to beg Jeff Probst to let her play the game again so she can redeem herself.  Had she just aligned with Troy a few Tribal Councils sooner, she’d likely still be in the game.  Regretting that move today, Kat?  How did it all lead up to that point with Kat getting the heave-ho?  Read on to find out!

Family Love

As we’ve seen in numerous seasons before, the remaining castaways were given a Sprint smartphone in their treemail.  The phone (shocker) contained messages from their loved ones who were already on the island.  Sabrina was so in love with the message from her brother that she gave CBS the perfect quote to promote their product placement: “I never thought Sprint could be so good to me.”  Makes you want to buy a new Sprint phone, right?  After hearing the message from her father, Christina revealed that her dad had to get a kidney transplant last year.  She said that he only has five to 10 years left to live.

When the castaways arrived at the Reward challenge, all of the loved ones came out one at a time — some more bizarre than others.  When Kat’s cousin stepped out, she crawled over to him like a wild dog.  Then they started spouting off some sort of language nobody there seemed to be able to understand.  Weird.  Right before his wife of 30 years came out, Tarzan dropped proudly to his knee.

Love him or hate him, Tarzan knows how to treat his lady.  This moment really did give me a respect for the cooky, old man.  “I don’t deserve her.  Somehow I got her.  God blessed me.  Just a wonderful thing for us to be able to live together till we die.”

For the challenge, each loved one was attached to their prospective castaway in a race to see which duo could untangle themselves from a ropes course first.  Although it was a close battle, Kat excitedly won the challenge and chose to take Kim, Alicia and their loved ones on the Reward with her to feast on beef, chicken, fish, margaritas and more.  When trying to explain her decision, Kat said she simply wanted to hang out with those two girls because they are the most fun to be around.

Selfish Kat

The attitude toward Kat back at camp turned sour awfully fast as Sabrina and Chelsea — especially Sabrina — were angry she didn’t choose to take Tarzan and Christina on the Reward based on their loved ones’ backstories.  Sabrina thought it would be an easy decision and anybody should have sacrificed having fun so Tarzan and Christina could spend the much-needed time with their family.

When Kim returned to camp, Chelsea told her there was an uprising against Kat and she was now the new target.  But Kim wasn’t so sure because she thought Sabrina was a bigger threat when it comes to jury votes.  After all, Kim said Kat is a person who would be featured on a TV special that showcases people who blow big bucks stupidly and find themselves broke.

Cool challenge

I give the challenge department big kudos for tonight’s Immunity battle.  While it was astonishingly simple in concept, it was one of the coolest endurance challenges they have put together in a long time.  Each castaway had to stand on a log while holding a handle behind their back.  The handle was connected to a rope that was wrapped around a rotating pole.  Every so often Probst would turn a crank that would force the castaways into a more uncomfortable position facing the water.

Sabrina fell off first followed by Tarzan and Alicia.  Chelsea and Christina weren’t far behind, which left Kat and Kim in the running for Immunity.  Kat was vocal that she wanted to win because Kim wins everything.  She even hinted her desire at her competitor by saying, “Come on, Kim,” as they both stared at the water holding on for dear life.  But her plea didn’t work and Kat fell out of the challenge, which gave Kim her second Immunity win.  When it was over, Kim asked Kat for a high-five, but Kat pouted and said “whatever” before eventually offering up a lackluster skin slap.

Kat Fight

Back at camp, Kat was angry she lost to somebody six years older than her before telling Alicia “this game is our game.”  Little did she know her two strongest allies — Alicia and Kim — were in the midst of a plan to blindside her at the next Tribal Council.

And that’s exactly what happened, which made her the first female of the jury joining the five guys who perished before her.  Although Kim was more adamant that Sabrina was a bigger threat, she went along with the plan and sent the self-admitted naive 22-year-old girl out of the game.  It may not seem like Kim was the brains behind this ouster, but I argue otherwise.  Shortly before going to Tribal Council there was a very poignant moment in which she instructed Tarzan how to vote.  “Alright, boss lady,” he said.  If that doesn’t scream power, I don’t know what does.  Trouble is, I’m tired of Kim’s rule.  I want her out of the game so badly.

While Kat’s elimination was very entertaining to watch play out, there is something about her personality — odd to admit this — that I’m going to miss on the show.  She brought life to this rather mundane season.  Now that she’s gone, it’s hard to root for anybody.  I guess I’m now on the Chelsea ship.  Now that I’ve said that, I’m sure she’ll be gone next week.

What are your thoughts on tonight’s episode?  Are you happy Kat was voted out of the game?  Do you like watching Kim control the game?  Do you have a new respect for Tarzan after seeing how much he loves his wife?  Who do you think deserves to win the $1 million prize?  Sound off and leave a comment below!

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7 Responses to “Survivor: One World Recap — Who Doesn’t Love A Good Blindside?”

  1. joe c Says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    No I do not like KIM controlling the game. Another boring season. Ugh. May be I will stop watching. They just kept casting stupid people on the show like none of them have ever watched an episode of survival ever.

  2. arbie Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 2:15 am

    i want kim out too!!! she’s a very good but irritating player. she’s holding the power but she wanted to keep under everyone’s radar. those girls are idiot for not thinking that kim has been manipulating them the whole time. it was sad to see troyzan go. it would’ve been nice to also see christina make a bold move instead of just waiting for things to happen.

  3. stewie Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 5:03 am

    If only Kat could have held on a little longer then she still would be in the game. Some people probably don’t like that she chose her friends after winning the reward challenge but it was her choice since she won. Now that Colton, Troyzan and Kat are all gone I wonder who’s left to create some excitement now. I still can’t believe Tarzan is the only male left.

  4. billy H Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 9:35 am

    YES KIM SHOULD BE THE NEXT ONE TO GO!!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD GET DOWN ON MY KNEES AND BEG THE REMAINING PLAYERS TO VOTE HER OFF NEXT IF I COULD AND I WOULD (IF I COULD AFFORD IT) PAY THE REMAING PLAYERS TO VOTE HER OFF NEXT!!!!!!!!! I JUST HOPE THAT THE JURY AGREES AND DOES NOT LET THAT TRIFFLING EVIL WOMAN WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. karen Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I’m glad Kat went
    this season has very annoying people
    from Colton and Alicia being foul to Christina
    and for the other players tolerating them.
    I for one am rooting for Kim
    she is controlling the game and smart enough to keep her mouth shut at tribal
    those who have been running their mouths haven’t faired so well

  6. barbara Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I was so happy to asee Kat get waht was coming to her. She thinks blindsides are “fun and exciting.” This one WAS INDEED! I love it.

  7. Steffy Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I was thoroughly entertained by Kat getting voted off, yes i will miss all her stupid comments but I can live without considering that was an awesome blindside. Im not so much sick of Kim as I am sick of everyone being blinded by her. This season is probably the the dumbest group ever (Russel Hants would have had a field day with this bunch) From the guys giving up their numbers at the merge to Kat and Christina not flipping to go with Troyzan. By far worst group ever, but i dont think I’ll ever stop watching the show.

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