Francis Bacon said “Knowledge is Power” – but for Troyzan, this was not the case. At the start of the merge until the previous episode, Troyzan transformed himself into a threat – the biggest threat as a matter of fact. There’s too much power in him (being smart, being analytical, being physically competitive in challenges) and in order for Kim (pictured above) to smoothly execute her plans, he must be gone first. At last, the right moment came for Kim. Troy could not win an immunity in a row and in an instant, Kim was seven steps closer to success.
Troyzan was not the “Terry of Survivor Panama Exile Island” that I was expecting him to be. He looked distracted all throughout and like a wink, Tarzan convincingly outplayed him. That’s why; as expected, it’s time for him to go. The women-alliance was not naive to keep him. Should Cristina was voted-out instead of Troy, it could have been more memorable.
Though, the stand-out character here was not Troyzan. It was not Kim either. It’s the pig. It’s hard to imagine that it’s only a pig who would give them a real workout. If given more airtime, the pig could certainly outwit, outplay and outlast them whoever is sitting beside him, right?
Alright, I’m kidding but seriously, in one or two years from now, I could remember this episode because of the pig. Rating: 7 of 10 stars!
THE GOOD & THE BAD: With Troyzan out the loop, the women-alliance began to break. Kim and Chelsea were still solid but Kim was gunning against Sabrina, which I found a little confusing. I couldn’t understand why Kim was feared of Sabrina when her biggest competitor for the title is Chelsea. Sabrina can seem to convince the jurors to vote for her but for what reasons. Does she deserve the title? Did she play a very risky game similar to Kim? The answer is either no or I’ll have to watch it yet. Sabrina started this game strong. She was with an alliance that’s unbreakable but after the switch, I could only a Sabrina who was a follower than a leader.
Perhaps, in the next episode, it would be crystal clear to me why Kim considered her a threat more than anyone else.
WHO STANDS OUT: Alicia was neither a physical or social threat. Still, she was playing a superb game. If Kim was the ring leader and the most competitive in challenges, Alicia was “quietly” sitting closer to her. Alicia was in a safe position at the moment. She’s waiting for something before digging deep. If the time comes and if she wanted it, she could easily tear the bond between Kim and Chelsea. Though, I still can’t see how she’s going to convince the jury to let her win the title.
Of course, without a doubt, Kim is always a stand-out. Not only that her flat and sculptured abs looks hot, she’s also hot in challenges. By winning last week and this week Immunity Challenges, I realize Kim does not only play an intellectual strategic game, she’s also an achiever. The situation tells me Kim is aiming for more – and in a not so similar way, I am also waiting for more HOTNESS.
THE UNLUCKIEST: To be young doesn’t mean you’re bad at creating better decisions. Age is simply a number and it’s not a perfect excuse for failures in life. This was Kat’s big mistake. She regularly thought she’s too young for the game. She’s using her age as an excuse when the reality reveals otherwise. Kat was a young adult at 22 and if she wants to get things right, she has to behave like a grown-up.
EPISODE RATING: 8 of 10 stars!
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