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An "Insider" Look at Survivor: One World, Episode 6, Part 2 – We All Scream!by William Ingram -- 03/26/2011
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Welcome to a recap of the special “Insider” videos for this season of Survivor. Each season, CBS posts a variety of behind-the-scenes videos, special interviews, and extended footage at their website and I’m here to tell you all of the juicy details that you may have missed by watching only the broadcast episode. My partner in this effort, Andy, is in charge of <recapping half of the videos while I do the other half.
“We Know What Winning Feels Like”
Sabrina tells us that, after her tribe got the tree mail saying that the reward challenge would be a kid’s game, everyone was thinking games like tag or dodge ball or kick ball. But, she says, it was something much cooler; it was bouncing a coconut off a trampoline onto some targets. Hmm, I’m not sure where she or the producers grew up, but I don’t recall any coconuts or trampolines in my backyard and neither did any of the other kids in the neighborhood.
Anyway, she says that she doesn’t have very good aim so this wasn’t her strong suit. That’s why she sat out of the game. She rooted her tribe on from the sidelines. And when Troy hit that last target, her tummy started rumbling and she couldn’t wait for the ice cream.
Now that she has had her fill of ice cream, she says that she feels bloated and pregnant. She then adds the shocker that she is lactose-intolerant. But, she says, she doesn’t care about that right now and will deal with the discomfort later. She was happy for the break from everyday camp life.
“It Felt Really Good”
Troy is one of the older players in the game, and he worries that he just hasn’t been able to excel in challenges like he thinks that he should. He knows that the other players see it when he stumbles and they might hold it against him eventually. So he knew that he had to do really well in today’s reward challenge.
Fortunately, he did. He scored two hits, including the final, winning hit. He says that, before he threw the coconut, he envisioned the coconut hitting the target and his whole tribe rushing him to celebrate. He then opened his eyes and everything happened exactly as he envisioned it.
Later, as they arrived at the ice-cream shop for their reward, he says that he couldn’t believe it. For the fifteen or so days they’ve been in the game he has had nothing sweet to eat. It’s all been salty food such as clams, fish, and even the rice is salty because the women are heavy handed with the salt supply. So he was very excited to see the sweets.
He says that he’s just a plain old chocolate-and-vanilla kind of guy so he just got vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup. But he got lots and lots of crushed nuts on top because nuts are protein and that’s one element that has been lacking in their diet. He doesn’t think the rest of the tribe realized the proper strategy of hitting the protein like that. He had three heaping bowls of ice cream and nuts.
“I’m a Vanilla Girl”
Chelsea starts off by saying how shocked she was to see that the other tribe had voted off Monica. She thought that, at this stage of the game, the strategy was still to vote off the weak players. So maybe Monica was voted off for a different reason. Chelsea shrugs.
She describes the reward challenge and adds that climbing up those blocks was hard, especially if you have short little legs. She figured that the men would do better overall but says that, actually, the women scored more goals then the men.
She was really stoked about the ice-cream reward. She says that there were many flavors and toppings and soda for making floats. It was just everything you could imagine. Personally speaking, when CBS showed close-ups of the ice cream, it was getting very melty and I really hate ice cream that is all gooey. I like my ice cream so cold and firm that it is almost crunchy.
Chelsea says that the reward was more important for the ability to relax and bond with the other tribe members than it was for the ice cream itself. And as for the ice cream, she says that she is a plain vanilla girl and only tried that flavor, although she added every topping that she could.
She thinks that she ate the least amount of ice cream of anyone. She was shocked that some of the guys ate five or six bowls! She just didn’t want to risk getting sick and getting dehydrated or anything. In fact, she tells us that she assumed that she’d be hungry every day all the time in this game. But she really hasn’t been hungry at all. The small helpings of rice for breakfast and dinner are more than enough for her.
“I’m a Good Competitor”
Kat also describes the coconut-bouncing challenge. She is rather happy with herself that she managed to knock out one of the targets. Her goal all along in this game was to accomplish one significant thing in each challenge and she has. She’s knocked out a target, broken a tile, solved a puzzle, and so on. She thinks that it makes her a good competitor.
She feels bad for the Manono tribe. In that challenge, they looked pathetic, despite their final score being somewhat respectable. Their problem is that they seemed defeated already and had no energy to even try very hard. Kat notes that the smallest person on the tribe, Leif, was the only one trying very hard and he leapt up that stack of boxes faster than anyone else on either tribe. She describes his skill at the game as “being like a fly on the wall.” Hmm. I’m not sure Kat knows what that phrase means.
She thanks her lucky stars that she made it onto the Salani tribe and hopes that her tribe can stay strong for a very long time. She says that it is an amazing feeling to just keep on winning like this.1 2 Next-->
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