So in a few recent blog posts I was beginning to doubt Porsche. I began to doubt the whole dumb floater act who was just hanging out and waiting until she needed to turn it on. The words she’s been using to people sounded more like a gamer and less like a floater. She’s been paying attention to things, thinking up some strategies, and actually doing better in competitions. When she won the PoV then HoH, I was leaning more towards being a really good player just acting dumb, until I saw what really happened in the HoH room during the Pandora’s Box part.
See, during the live feeds, they cut away some stuff which forces us live feeders to watch CBS.. DR sessions, most challenges, etc. This was one of the things we had to sit around and wait for, which is why I’m posting about it now.
Anyway, I wasn’t ready to throw her under the bus quite yet. Pandora’s Box is a tricky thing, and even the way she described it was like a golden chest shaped like the deal or no deal cases. Would I have opened that? That’s really tough to say. However, when you see on the screen two things of $5k and a few glasses of champagne, and you’re sitting in the BB house with numbers in your favor, you don’t open the door… period. What you see above could very well be described as Porsche pushing away her chances at winning $500k because without opening that door, I was giving her a solid 80% chance to win. Everything was in her favor, and a smart player would have seen that.
There have only been two newbie HoH winners for a total of three wins (Kalia won twice). In her first run, Kalia completely screwed up her strategy, was intimidated by Jeff and ended up voting out her own alliance member. In Porsche’s first run, her results may end up being worse as there is a very good chance she’s going to find herself on the block next week sitting against her best friend Kalia, and pushing the door is the main reason.
Every player seems to make a key mistake a season, some hurt their chances, some don’t end up too bad, while others are crucial. I think long after that $5k is spent, Porsche will look back on that day and have deep regrets.
It likely cost her $495,000.