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An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China Episode 9 – “They Will Never Trust You 100 Percent”by Teeuwynn Woodruff -- 11/21/2007
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Frosti's Final Words
Frosti starts out by saying his goal – besides winning – was to play the best he could and avoid doing too much backstabbing. He thinks he succeeded with that. He kept his lying to a minimum. Everyone understood what he was doing. “I don’t really have any regrets – except getting voted off.”
Frosti thought they had a good plan going and it was going to work out. Frosti thinks some of his friends will laugh at him when they see he got beat by a sassy New York waitress, a flight attendant, and a lady with a mullet. “I just can’t believe this is the way it worked out.”
Frosti doesn’t believe he deserved to go home tonight, but a lot of people go home before their time. James is a huge threat, but he has all those idols. He just didn’t have the luck or find the right place and time. “But, I’m chill.” He’s known he was considered a threat for a long time. But Frosti did the best he could to stay as long as possible. “But, apparently, that was all in vain.” And he didn’t even get to eat cheeseburgers and mustard.
Frosti says that, back in Chicago, he often looks at the negative in things. But, out here, he’s looked at the positive. He hopes that stays with him once he heads home. He came here hoping to prove that someone who’s younger, smaller, and not as experienced could get the job done. He hopes he’s done that. It wasn’t easy, but as long as you’re willing to face the obstacles you can do what you need to do. He made it through 27 days out here, and that’s still pretty good.
Frosti seems to have a good head on his shoulders. It’s interesting to hear him say that he is usually rather negative at home. He played a reasonable game, but he just couldn’t worm his way far enough into the old Fei Long’s good graces. And there is no doubt that he was a physical threat for immunity.
Frosti, The Day After
Frosti starts by saying that sometimes, when you vote someone off, you’re all glad they’re gone. But, other times, you feel bad and miss them at camp. He wonders which way people feel about him now that he’s gone. Was he one of the people they were sad to lose? Were all of the relationships he made real or did everyone actually hate him?
The hardest part of the game for Frosti was working so hard to get people to trust him, and you have to come to terms with the fact that no matter what you do, “they will never trust you 100 percent.” And he couldn’t fully trust them either. At home you can fully trust people, but “out there” you can’t do that. It makes you paranoid and you can never rest – even when you’re talking about something that has nothing to do with the game. People are always analyzing. There’s no time you’re with another person where you’re completely safe.
Frosti goes on to say that he was truly friends with Courtney. He thinks they got closer out here than they ever would if he had met her in the restaurant in New York. “I probably wouldn’t have gotten the time of day from her.” Frosti really cared about her and wanted to help her. Courtney told him that she would tell Frosti if anything was going to happen and she screwed him over and didn’t do that. But he can’t hold it against her. Frosti was a little hurt, but he knew she would never really be interested in him. She’s 26 and she’s a model who dates other models. But that’s okay. “I just trusted her a little too much.” Frosti says he’s a little too romantic to hold it against her.
Frosti says he had to keep his cool no matter what was going on in camp. “I had to find my own inner harmony every day.” There’s so much backstabbing going on out there. The Confucius quote about the journey of 1000 miles beginning with a single step was very apt for him. This is Frosti’s first step and he thinks it’s a good one.
Reward Challenge: Drum Roll
This is the same clip we saw on the show. Peih-Gee picked James first for her team... because he's generally the best at physical challenges. But this challenge was more up Frosti's alley and Erik's crucial pick easily won them the reward challenge cruise and the fried chicken and mashed potatoes feast that went with it. And frustrated Peih-Gee knows her back is against the wall and is perhaps just a wee bit worn out with losing challenges.
James on his Fight with Peih-Gee
James sadly shakes his head and starts off by saying that the stuff Peih-Gee does is just amazing. He thinks she’d be a little more grounded and quiet since she was so close to going home last time. She shouldn’t blow up at someone – especially him! He actually argues back and when he does, James is probably going to win.
He can’t believe Peih-Gee blamed him for the challenge loss. “It’s never her fault.” But Peih-Gee’s never won anything – or maybe won just once. “Being with her, you’re not going to win.” James says that she has a bad aura and she always blames someone beside herself. Peih-Gee told James he ruined the whole challenge for her.1 2 Next-->
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