(12/15/04 11:50 pm)
SURVIVOR INSIDER: Vanuatu, Episode 14
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Chris Worked on Twila
Description: Hours before the Final Tribal Council decides his fate, nervous Chris assesses his chances against Twila. He has just spent the day with her, trying to get her ďworked upĒ enough to blow her chances with an outburst.
Chris (Confessional): I look pretty good. Spent a little time on my own and just reflected on the game and everything thatís happened. Got to go on a walk with Twila Ė me and Twila decided to go on a walk and maybe venture into some places weíd never been, and ended up going down. We ran into where the Yasur camp was at the beginning of the game, which was really neat because Twila was familiar with the area. I think she liked going back there and seeing her old camp. Seeing the hut the women built and the kind of life that just 9 women put together.
And they did a good job. They had a fire hut. They had a really good little bungalow that they built to live in. They were real close to the creek. They really put their camp in a good location. It surprised me how capable they were of making a life there.
Twila immediately took us up into the jungle and found some sugar cane where she knew itíd been growing previously in the game. That was nice. A little energy boost.
Basically, I wanted to go for the walk with Twila basically to work with her on Tribal Council tonight. The jury and how she might react to the jury questioning us about the game. She was pretty quiet. I think Twilaís stressed out. She realizes that she played a hard game. She definitely made some enemies. She made it to the Final 2, but I donít think Twilaís feeling real confident about her position in the Final 2 with me.
I didnít get much out of her. I worked on her a little bit. Messing with her head. Letting her know Ė I was a little bit persistent that Iím not going to take any verbal abuse. Tried to get her worked up a bit.
Twila Ė I donít know. Sheís been thinking all day. I think sheís been feeling a bit of stress. Sheís pretty worried about tonight. She hasnít had much to say about it. Sheíll talk about anything but Tribal Council tonight. So there was only so much I could do. Just working her.
Iíd really like her to shed some of that attitude tonight towards Ami or Leann. Itíd definitely help to solidify my number one spot for the million bucks. I think Twilaís got a different game plan. I think sheís going to go in looking for some remorse and votes that way.
Iím extremely concerned. I chose Twila. I did it Ė I chose Twila, itís been a couple weeks ago. Long before, there were 6 or 7 left. I chose Twila because of how she played the game and the enemies she made. I worked the vote. I was playing Twila for the jury and how the jury would react to her being in the Final 2. I donít know. I donít know if Twila can pull it off. It definitely concerns me. I can sit here and think to myself, ďIím in a great position right here.Ē I definitely got the head up. I think Iím in the lead to win this. And then I get to thinking, Twilaís ready to go in there and try to steal some votes for sure.
The closer Tribal Council gets, absolutely, the more concerned Iím getting. Anything can happen. I donít know what the 7 jurors are going to base their vote on. I hope they base their vote not so much on game but maybe on more of a personal standpoint and how Twila came across. Iím real confident with 2 of the votes, of course. Iím real confident with Chad and Sarge. I played the game from Day 1 with them and we were tight.
In the back of my head, I just keep thinking ďThat Womenís Alliance.Ē That whole tight alliance they carried clear to the Final 7. That Ami, Leann, Julie, Eliza, Scout, all of them, might say, ďThe only way we can show this alliance worked Ė the only way we can prove this women alliance worked is for a woman to win this game.Ē And just out of spite, out of some kind of redemption because it ainít a Final 2 with women in it, they can vote for Twila. Thatís definitely a possibility. And thatís a possibility thatís come to mind in the last hour.
The closer Tribal Council gets the more scenarios that run through my head. Iím just going to have to go with it. Iím just going to go to Tribal Council and go on. Take it on the chin. Hopefully I made the right choice (laughs). Cause I keep thinking, like Iíve been thinking Iím going to go crazy before it even gets here.
Twila on Day 39
Description: Mere hours before the Final Tribal Council, Twila defends her actions in the game and speculates about her chances with the Jury. Though sheíll try her best to convince them otherwise, she thinks the Jury may not be with her.
Twila (Confessional): Day 39. Fantastic feeling. Itís almost over.
A little apprehensive about tonight. Nervous about Tribal Council tonight. So yeah, Iím a little nervous. Yep. Chris did a number on the girls when there towards the end before we changed on him. He played big-brother-little-brother syndrome. Did a bunch of stuff. And then the guys, seeing their expression on them when they saw he won immunity one more time in a row, I think Sarge is for Chris, definitely. So thatís what Iím thinking. Yeah.
I played the game to win. Iíll say that till Iím 100 years old. I played the game to win. I play to come out here to make friends. I talked a mouthful out of my ass a couple of times, Iím sure. I made one major regret that I had in the game, and besides that - I didnít come out here to make friends. And now at the point of the game, itíd kind of be nice if you did.
I swore on my sonís name and I broke that promise towards Ami and Leann. They just keep running it in the ground and Ami made some pretty rough comments about it. Iím tired of hearing about it. Like I said, itís between me and my son and the man upstairs. Thatís all Iím worried about.
Nah, I think at Tribal Council, the jury pool that I have is pretty hardcore themselves. I donít see it flopping. I honestly - Scout might be the only vote I get. That bothers me. Iím going to do my best to change it tonight, and reassure them I was just in it for the game. If I was back home Ė I lied more in the last 39 days than I have in the last 10 years. Thatís not me. So if I can convince them of that.
Itís a game. I come out here to win. I didnít come out her to kiss ass or hoo-haw round about it. I did what it took. If I had been in the alliance with Ami Ė for one thing, Ami was too strong. For two, Ami wouldnít have took me with her. She would have took Julie and Leann with her first, no matter what our alliance was. I feel that, anyway. Look where Iím at and where I couldíve been. So I played the game. So I can say I played the game.
I donít know. Some of the things thatís been said. I look at Sarge and Chad being buddies with Chris first Ė I feel like heís going to get his vote, their vote. And then let Ami and Leannís a follower of Ami, and whatever Ami more or less says and does, she does it, and I feel like they know, or one or the other of them knows theyíre not going to vote for me or something. So itís all, like I said. They told Eliza and Julie both to try to keep me out of the Final 2 no matter what because they werenít going to let me win a million dollars. So, no, I ruffled some feathers. It might have done me in.
I think the only thing that is my real downfall in playing the game, again, was bringing my son into it. I think theyíll use that as a stepping stone to squash me. To make sure - If I was on the jury Ė it was reversed Ė and I would probably swear this Ė Iíd vote for the person that I thought played the game the best. That is just me.
And I feel like, out of Chris and I, I played the game the best. I honestly feel like I deserve the million because I did play the game the best. I didnít suck up to anybody. I didnít pretend to be something that I wasnít. I kind of had to play the game between Sarge and them for awhile, and then between Ami and them for a while. It was part of the game.
But I didnít act fakey and phony in the sense that I didnít try to come out here and something that I wasnít. Iím not a prim and proper girl. Iím a tomboy. Thatís what - I donít mind it. People back home donít seem to mind it. So that donít bother me none. I donít care what these people think. Maybe thatís a bad attitude to have or a bad way to look at it. I fight for everything I have in my life, and I just donít Ė stuff donít faze me, I guess.
Edited by: DCReads56 at: 12/16/04 1:20 am