We are only two weeks in to Survivor: One World but at this stage it is clear (unfortunately) that the guys are winning the battle of the sexes. But there is also another divide in each of the camps. With the girls it is the young and fit vs. old and frankly minging; in the boys, it is the young and fir vs. the misfits of all ages.
There are several virtual outcasts from the boys’ team: short guy Lief, gay guy Colton, two Tarzans and sushi chef Leif who is so short he often gets overlooked. Maybe we’re just blinded by the Tarzan in a tiny blue thong shaking his junk in the jungle.
On last night’s episode, as we predicted, Colton realized that he and his fellow oddballs don’t fit in and proposed what he called “the Misfit Alliance,” anointing himself their king since he has a hidden immunity idol (the one Sabrina gave him last week), and he proposes to use it to blindside two guys in the so-called Frat Boy Alliance: Mike and Matt.
That was probably last night’s most significant event on Survivor, but the girls also filled the boys in on the departure of Kourtney due to her broken wrist, rather than anyone having been voted off.
We are starting to see people’s personalities come out, and for nice, the baddy is a woman: Alicia. Is she really a special ed teacher? Or is she just a special teacher that everyone sends the kids they don’t like to, to have her mock them?
Acting all apologetic for snapping at Christina during the first tribal council se then said,
“If I had saw her swimming in an ocean and she was drowning, I probably would look the other way.”
Of Nina, the retired L.A.P.D. cop, she said,
“Nina looks like a bag of rocks…. She’s not moving.”
I preferred Sabrina’s witty quotes, especially when, after losing the do-it-yourself reward challenge and allowing the boys to win a tarp for their shelter, high school teacher said,
“We needed a tarp like a fat kid needs cake.”
Sabrina doesn’t Colton, who is trying to cozy up to the girls because most of the boys hate him. Is he a double agent, she worries, which probably invests an awful lot more respect in Colton’s intelligence than it really warrants.
Ok, so Sabrina is setting a lousy example for her high school students back home, but gosh she’s funny.
After winning the reward challenge, the boys do a double whammy, also winning the immunity challenge. Each team had to line up on a narrow balance beam over water and one by one walk to a platform past their teammates, without touching more than one person at a time and without falling into the water.
Those who broke the one-touch rule had to jump into the water and start all over again. For some strange reason, Kat (the youngest member of the female tribe and clearly the most ditzy) followed her teammates into the water, even though she didn’t break any rules. Twice!
Before heading to tribal council, Nina tried to talk her tribemates into voting out Kat, “a dumb blonde” because of her lousy performance at the immunity challenge. The purpose of the game, Nina says, is to “outlast, outwit… but you can’t when you’re witless.”
Is it just me or is having the sexes split allowing the women’s caustic comments to surface me clearly this season?
At Tribal Council retired cop Nina was sent packing.
After getting booted, Nina made a farewell prediction about the girls: “I think they’re in deep trouble and I think the guys are gonna take them apart, piece by piece.” So far, it looks that way, but there’s still a long way to go.