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Survivor: One World Recap - Finale Part II

Perception Is Not Always Reality Part II

By David Mumpower and Kim Hollis

May 15, 2012

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Previously on Survivor, Alicia was eliminated. This is the happiest we have been since...Tarzan had been eliminated the previous episode. Or Kat the episode before that. Or Troyzan before her. Our point is that there is a lot of dead weight this season. Thankfully, these scrubs are being removed from the competition prior to the final vote, which is refreshing.

Now we are awaiting the last elimination, which most likely will be Christina.

And let's be honest here. The only way Christina will not be the next player eliminated is if she wins immunity. How many times has Christina won individual immunity? Zero. For that matter, Christina hasn't won individual anything unless we count lasagna...and that didn't even air. Christina is gone.

Kim does apologize to Christina for "lying to you for a long time". This is like apologizing to Pepsi for liking Coke better. For her part, Christina handles the situation like a champ. She is clearly impressed by Kim's poker face. Kim is savvy enough to compliment Christina for her resilience. Later, Christina confides that it is time for her to start trying to win immunity and the game. Future Survivor players, take note: Day 36 isn't the optimal time for this.

The lack of conflict this season forces the producers to do some scrambling with the editing. The thankfully gone walk of remembrance for previous players returns. We wince with aggravation at this turn of events. When drying paint complains about boring things to watch, it brings up Survivor's walk of remembrance. So, we fast forward to the challenge.




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Final Probst sighting!

The final competition of Survivor: One World is stressful to watch. We can only imagine how tense participating must have been. The contestants are given an extended pole (presumably to signify the emasculation of the men) they use to manipulate a series of wooden bowls through a narrow, tall obstacle course. Simply completing this aspect is nerve-racking enough but then the individual bowls must be stacked on top of one another. The first person who can stack ten bowls without them tipping over wins immunity and a spot at the final jury.

We mentioned the height of the obstacle, and this is important to the competition. A stepping stool with three stairs must be utilized to reach the lowest as well as the highest points on the metal obstacle. Also, because this challenge doesn't suck enough, wind is a factor. There is an occasionally gusting wind in play that leads to a few "uh-oh" moments for the players.

At the start of the challenge, we obviously expect Kim to win since she has won three out of the last four attempts at immunity. The surprise is that Christina has a knack for this. Her steady hands as well as the resilience Kim mentioned earlier while sucking up comes into play. When Kim and Christina complete their eighth bowls, they are a full bowl ahead of Chelsea while Probst notes that only a disaster (or three) would give Sabrina the opportunity to win.


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