Originally Posted by WilliamR
Unbelievable. The one time they have to make a change in the game yet they don't do it. Christian really must be stupid to think she makes it any further when it is just women left............
Originally Posted by blitzen102
Christine is a complete idiot for
A) Not bidding $500 for the challenge advantage
B) Not flipping when she saw the writing
Same for Alicia on the not flipping part.
No, I don't think she is a "complete idiot" because:
A) I suspect she rightly trusted that even if Troyzan were to benefit from the clue, she was still ahead of Leif and Tarzan in terms of voting-out order. And it wouldn't have been easy to take such a quick decisive action to toss ALL of your money away on a single non-food item. Especially when you're desperate for food and you are surrounded by many others who have already bid/won food of their own. Plus, I recognize her personality type and aggressive decisiveness just isn't something she is good at, especially within the context of a stressful environment. She only bid as high as she did because of the goading of the others.
B) Unless she were to have a solid agreement in place with Alicia to flip over to Troyzan's plan, I wouldn't dare flip either. And given the hostility of Alicia towards her in the past, I would be very hesitant to take an active approach with Alicia, in hopes of persuading her to go along with Troyzan's plan. I would be fearful that Alicia would use that against me by tattling to Kim & co. that, "Christina can't be trusted, she tried to get me to flip". Though it would only be a modest improvement, tattling would ensure that Alicia remains at worst #5 in the pecking order and Christina the first woman to go. I say, "at worst", because part of me suspects that Alicia thinks highly enough of herself that she imagines fitting in the top 4 somewhere.