'Survivor: One World' finale recap
Kim Spradlin (center) pictured during the live reunion show in New York on "Survivor: One World." (Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS)
Jeff then runs down each of the remaining contestants. To summarize: Sabrina and Kim are awesome; no one knows why Christina never got voted off; Chelsea is also awesome, plus the guys love her; and Alicia survived despite everyone's expectations (including my own).
After Tribal Council, the women take a moment to celebrate; Alicia takes credit for getting rid of Tarzan, which, no, but whatever. They all realize that, come tomorrow, the game is back on, and it just got a whole lot harder.
After getting Treemail, Kim talks to Sabrina about the fact that Chelsea is pretty much the only one that could beat them. You can tell instantly that Sabrina's not really down with that. I'm not surprised, and Kim shouldn't be either. Sabrina has been loyal and straightforward since the beginning. Sabrina also realizes that if Chelsea gets immunity, she's the next target. Alicia would love the chance to get rid of Chelsea.
Immunity Challenge time! It starts out with untying ropes, then a maze, then a bouncy rope net (which I think is the same net Kourtney broke her arm on) to collect puzzle pieces, which gives clues to the combination lock at the end of the race. That's really a mish-mash of previous challenges, isn't it? Did they just have a bunch of stuff left over? Alicia and Chelsea are the first to the puzzle pieces, but Alicia screws up by not only untying her own pieces, but other people's as well, inadvertently helping them out.
The puzzle tells them to add up the total number of skulls, how many pieces, and how many words are on the puzzle. Kim is the first one done, but she seems to miss counting the cow skull and gets the combination wrong. Alicia also tries, and is also wrong. Chelsea finally gets in the game, and her, Kim, and Alicia are all trying at the same time. Kim wins, and immediately hugs Chelsea. I hope this isn't the end of Chelsea.
It's telling that Kim says, "Every person I send to the jury." She does think she's running this game. She does definitely have some power with this vote. Chelsea brings up using the Immunity Idol if Alicia and Christina tries to get her out. I forgot Kim had an Immunity Idol. If I were Kim I wouldn't be giving anyone else any Immunity Idols at this stage of the game, and I love Chelsea.
Kim is playing both sides, telling Sabrina and Chelsea, and Alicia and Christina what they want to hear. We won't know which side she picks until Tribal Council.
Which, how convenient, here it is now. Jeff brings in the jury, and Tarzan looks pissed, but that could just be how he looks. Jeff tries to get Kim to state where her loyalties lie, but Kim doesn't rise to the bait. Chelsea flat out tells Kim that tonight is a good chance to earn some brownie points with the jury (by staying loyal, I assume).
Everyone votes, but we only see Alicia and Chelsea vote for each other. Kat thinks it's going to be Chelsea. As expected, Alicia and Chelsea tie at two votes each, but Kim stuck with her alliance, and Alicia is the next member of the jury. Kat thinks that Kim back-stabbed her and Alicia. Kind of chatty for a jury member, isn't she? Alicia is takes being voted off surprisingly well, but can't resist getting one more jab in at Christina.
Back at camp, Kim apologizes to Christina for lying to her for, well, the whole game, and Christina, as usual, takes it well. Have we ever seen her get really upset about anything? She just kind of rolls with it, and she's lasted this long when people were talking about getting rid of her in the first week.
Chelsea, in one breath, states how glad she is that Kim stuck with her loyalties, and, in the next, talks about taking Christina to the final three instead of Sabrina. That's what I hate about this game. People are all about loyalty as long as it works in their favor.
Treemail comes, and it's time for the Walk of the Fallen Survivors, where we treat the voted off contestants as if they died, and the remaining Survivors have to find something to say about people they barely remember. I've forgotten about some of these people as well, and I forgot how early Matt went out. He still thinks he played a better game than the people left. Well, bless his heart, he obviously doesn't realize that outlasting is kind of the whole point of Survivor, and how you measure your success in it.
Kim sums Colton up well, "Sorry you went out the way you did, but I'm glad you're not here." I bet you he shows up in another season of "Survivor." Maybe not the next one, but soon.
Final Immunity Challenge! This one is usually an endurance challenge, but this season is an exception. While it is a long challenge, this time it will also take some skill, not just sheer endurance. It's hard to describe, but they have to feed a small bowl through a metal channel suspended on a spring.
Once finished, you have to balance the bowl on a platform on the top, and so on until all 10 bowls are balanced. Dude, Christina is doing really well at this, tied with Kim for most of it. That would be awesome if she won. But she doesn't -- Kim wins another immunity.
So should we even pretend like it isn't Christina going home? Kim already had a chance to get rid of Chelsea, and didn't take it, and Sabrina's anger would be righteous and a thing to behold if she got voted out. And she'd get a chance to talk to every single member of the jury about it, too. Oh, and look, Christina agrees with me as well. You know, Christina is way cooler than anyone else in this game ever gave her credit for. She truly realizes that this is just a game. The editors try to fake us out by having Kim express doubt, but please, it's totally Christina being voted out.
Tribal Council time! Jeff brings in the jury, and I actually think Alicia looks better with no make up and her curly hair. Everybody gives Christina a hard time for not trying to maneuver more. I think Christina is just good at reading a room. There's strategizing, and then there's getting desperate, much like Troy did. Yeesh, this conversation is getting on my nerves; let's just get to the voting already.
And, yup, Christina is voted out and is the last member of the jury. Predictions for the win? I would like Chelsea to win, but I think Kim is the likely winner.