I don’t know what’s worse in a competition, pure quitters like NaOnka and Kelly Purple, or people who throw challenges. In the game of Survivor, I’d have to say those who throw challenges for a few reasons. Every season, the “recruited” to “applied” ratio is getting more and more in favor of the recruited – those who were approached by Survivor producers to be on the show for ratings. Kelly Purple is an example of someone who was recruited – most likely due to her very strong personality (sarcasm alert) – so it’s no wonder she bailed when it started getting rough on her. She went to get publicity to help her modeling career, mission accomplished, so it was time to stop the torture and leave the game. You can blame the producers for a quitter more than the quitter, especially in the case of a recruit.
Those who throw a challenge though, it’s hard to forgive in this game, especially this early in. Anyone who has seen more than 5 minutes of the shows 1 million seasons knows things can turn really quickly, and one thing you don’t want to do is willingly hand over numbers because someone makes you a sad panda in camp. When you factor in it’s been like a week since the show started and only 2 people have been voted out, those on Zapatera are a bunch of dumb shits so far.
Before I keep going off on that, other stuff did happen this episode, including the first person officially eliminated from the game, which is weird to see on the 3rd episode, but I kind of like it so far. Matt and Franchesqua were set to “duel” on Redemption Island (which doesn’t appear to actually be an island), and the loser will be sent home for good, with the winner living another day. Both tribes had two people randomly selected to go witness the first challenge for some reason. Andrea was one of those chosen which made her happy allowing her to see her new bff/boyfriend (that she’s known a week) at least one last time before he’s sent back to the real world. This also gave her a chance to let him know she didn’t vote for him, just in case he made it back she can have a good alliance… as if that were ever in doubt.