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An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Cook Islands, Episode 7 - The Oddest Person Outby Teeuwynn Woodruff -- 11/08/2006
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Flica’s Final Words
“I just want to say thank you to everyone. I’ve had a wonderful time. It was the adventure of a lifetime and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I want to wish Ozzy good luck and I’ll be rooting for you, brotha! To my whole tribe, thank you for making this experience what it was. Have fun and I hope to see you later.”
Jessica goes on to say she wasn’t even concerned with why her tribe voted for her. Someone had to go and maybe it was just her turn. Someone had to go and she’s all right with that. She doesn’t hold it against anyone. She hopes they continue to make right decisions throughout this journey. Flica acknowledges that she might not have played the game as hard as she should – although she doesn’t seem to care much about it. She didn’t want to change who she was and she had a lot of fun, and that was what was most important to her.
Flica thinks it’s most important to be an individual and be herself. What she wanted was to have the adventure that she had dreamed of – and she did! She loved fishing and the ocean and the outrigger, and she has wonderful memories. She’s thankful and would do it again in a heartbeat.
When obviously prompted, Flica says that she learned that she can’t really get out and schmooze with people or conform just because she’s around people who are different from her. She thinks she’s more stubborn than she realized, just wanting to be herself.
It’s pretty clear that Flica really didn’t come on Survivor to play the game. She looked perfectly okay with being voted out by her tribe and she loved the adventure.
Flica, The Day After
Flica looks like a cleaned-up version of herself on the game. She’s a cute roller chick! Flica hopes that people realize that being out on the islands is the best way to play the game. She says that way, no matter what, you end up winning. The Cook Islands are a beautiful place to be and she hopes people realize she played the game well just by enjoying herself.
Begin rant. Okay. Right. I’m sorry, Flica, I don’t think people should acknowledge that you “played the game well.” You didn’t. You didn’t really play at all. I think it’s great that you got what you wanted out of the experience, but that does not in any way, shape or form, even if it were dressed up with a monkey in dreadlocks on top, mean that you played the game well. Ahem. Back to our regularly scheduled interview.
Flica goes on to say that she and her tribe were different kinds of people with different goals. She had a hard time not being herself, and “opening up to people in a fake way” was just not something she wanted to do. When she found out that they wouldn’t listen to her no matter what, she stopped trying. Flica believes people were fake from the start. Her tribemates didn’t seem comfortable answering questions about themselves and their personal lives. To her, it seemed like people were wishy-washy, fake, and not comfortable with who they were.
Flica thinks she was too passive to start. She had some anxiety coming into the game because she didn’t really identify with Candice and Parvati, and Adam was a frat boy. And Jonathan was some older writer who says he’s an actor. She was definitely the outsider. Flica was happy when they merged because there were new folks to talk to and get to know and wanted to listen to what she had to say. Flica thinks she played the game pretty well (sigh!). She thinks she just didn’t have enough skill with manipulating people on a day-to-day basis. Flica thinks that the others had more experience with that and she thinks that shows something about their character. She’s glad she doesn’t have that and that she’s “too trusting.” Oh, Flica, people can play a game in a certain way without it meaning they act that way in real life.
Flica says it’s hard being in the game and having no one to trust. She thought she trusted Jonathan, but then she realized he was lying to her. Once they merged, she could trust Ozzy and Cao Boi. Before that, she was alone. Flica thinks the game is interesting because it takes people out of their normal element and puts people in a place where they can’t escape this “craze” where they have to constantly think about what other people are thinking of them. It makes them crazy!
Flica really thinks of the place she was in when she thinks about Survivor. She doesn’t think about the people. She loves what she got to experience on Survivor – new things that sparked her interest. She has a new passion for the ocean and being underwater. She got to snorkel for the first time here. Even the food made her appreciate things more. She’s been a vegetarian for a long time and she got to try new things out here. Flica hopes she left some of her spirit with her tribe. She wants someone from her tribe to win, even if they manipulated her. They were better at that part of the game than her. She just hopes she showed them how to relax, take a breath, and enjoy the experience, too.
Flica seems like a quirky, nice person. But she definitely wasn’t a top Survivor player. She does seem to genuinely have no ill feelings over her eviction and seemed to truly enjoy her experience on Survivor.
Who Voted For Jenny?
This is an interview with Jenny the day after Raro voted Cristina out of the tribe. Jenny says she expected Cristina to vote for her, but someone else voted for her, too. She knows Nate would vote for her – but he wasn’t there. She knows it wasn’t Adam because he spoke so highly of her and how she did at the challenge yesterday. She completely trusts Rebecca and Parvati, so all that was left is Brad. In the back of her mind, Jenny has always wondered if she could trust him. She asked Brad if he voted for her, but he denied it. She gave him the opportunity to come clean. Waking up this morning, she and Rebecca couldn’t sleep because they knew they had a “sly one in the bunch.” It was a shock to her. But Jenny has more people she can trust in this tribe than Brad.1 2 Next-->
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