Survivor: One World Recap

I'm No Dummy

By Kim Hollis and David Mumpower

April 19, 2012

He's got his Russell hat! How can he lose?

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Chelsea wins some donuts for $160, while Sabrina takes chips, salsa and a margarita. Kat is jealous, because for her, it’s not about eating. She just wants to spend some money! Leif gets a protein drink and some bananas for $100. Kim gets to take a shower and brush her teeth for $40. A BLT, chips and a Coke go Kat, who proclaims, “There’s bacon on that!” Yes, that’s the “B” in “BLT,” Kat. On the plus side, at least she seems to have mastered bidding in $20 increments, a concept that was giving her some trouble in the shower round.

Peanut butter and chocolate go to Kim, who totally takes it from Alicia, who is not willing to go over $200.

Tarzan reveals that he has needed money for three months to replace the shocks on his Jeep, so he’s not spending any of his cash. What kind of plastic surgeon is he – the indicted kind?

Alicia gives up every bit of her cash for a letter from her father. He seems much nicer than she is. After hearing her read it, Tarzan spends his Jeep repair stash for his letter from home.

Troyzan does indeed spend as much as possible on the advantage in the Immunity Challenge, even though the girls do try to get Christina to outbid him. He’s pissy as hell about it.

Kat spends $160 on a cake that has a note with it. The note says it is for the entire tribe to share, and they have 60 seconds to eat it. With that, the auction comes to a close.

Troyzan’s Immunity Challenge advantage is that he automatically moves to the second stage. He now has a one in four chance rather than a one in nine chance. Troy also decides that he might as well search all over the island for another hidden Immunity Idol. He does so in full view of the other Survivors, who are now worried that he may have one.

Probst takes away Chelsea’s Immunity Idol, because freedom from elimination is now up for grabs. For some reason, Leif and Tarzan have painted their faces like skulls or something. Their tag team is not going to win the women’s championship. The challenge itself has them untangling some ropes to get to a ring at the end. First three to finish will join Troyzan in the second round of the challenge. Tarzan, Kim and Christina will be moving on. Tarzan does…wait for it…a Tarzan yell. Nobody wants to be his Jane.

Next round has the contestants bouncing coconuts from a trampoline onto three small ground targets. Tarzan hits one, then Troyzan hits two. Kim and Tarzan also get up to two. Troyzan takes a deep breath and hits his third target. Then, Tarzan defies the odds and becomes the second finalist. This is the least likely event to occur since…well, since Tarzan got cast on the show.


For the final around, the guys have to play a modified version of Toss Across, but they need a slingshot and a coconut to hit their goal. Troyzan gets an early lead, but Tarzan soon gets close. Both guys can hit one of two squares to win, but Tarzan fails to come through for…well, we don’t know for whom. Himself? The women? Who knows?

Troyzan screams a lot and effectively goes all Cee Lo on the group (you know what we mean. He really hates their ass.) He threatens them with the fact that he’d only been playing at 50% of his capability up to now, but they should totally be scared of him. We’d think he was experiencing some roid rage if he didn’t look like he weighs about 140 pounds right now.

So, since it’s not time to play “It’s Anyone But Troyzan,” we’ll watch the girls decide which other man to eliminate.

Tarzan continues to surprise us tonight. He’s the voice of reason after the challenge, telling Troy that he should be noble in victory. Troy’s display was undignified and unsportsmanlike, but he plays it off as just being competitive.

Kim and Chelsea discuss options, and it basically comes down to getting rid of Tarzan or Leif. Since they want Tarzan to be with them at the final (even if they’re not saying it), Leif is the logical selection. Of course, Troyzan has to do what he can to get numbers on his side. He tries to rally Leif, Tarzan, Christina and Alicia to his side in an effort to oust Kim. Once again, he’s got the right idea, but it doesn’t really appear that he has the influence to make it happen.

Tribal Council is essentially a whole lot of arguing. Even Probst gets sick of it, and there’s no need for us to rehash it because it’s all be noted above already. Basically, it’s going to come do to Christina and Alicia deciding whether now is the right time to make a move. Also, Tarzan has been pretty much falling in line with the women’s alliance, so it’s not as easy to make him switch as you would think.

And yet, Tarzan actually gets three votes at Tribal Council. That’s not enough to eliminate him, though, because Leif gets four. His torch is extinguished, and Jeff points out to the Brothers ‘Zan that they’re obviously in a position where they must win immunity, go home, or “find a way in”. If Troyzan does manage to win Immunity next week, things could actually get interesting since we’re sure people want to take Tarzan to the final.

Next week, Troyzan continues to be confrontational, while editing makes it appear as though some rifts are occurring within the power group at last.

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