South Pacific Insider Episode 8
Secret Scene: Christine
Christine tries to catch a fish on Redemption Island.
<Christine waits, and throws a spear into the water>
Christine: Aw, rats.
Christine (solo): Redemption Island is pretty rough, because when you have a tribe, each person has a niche. But out here, I'm everything. So I have to fish, which apparently I'm not very good at, and whether or not I'm good at it is irrelevant, because I have to do it.
Christine: Alright fish. Come and get it.
Christine (solo): As I was waiting for the fish, I looked up and I saw a gecko. I just aimed my spear there, and I got him, just like that.
Christine: Oh God, I've never killed anything in my life. Ugh, I feel so bad. But I gotta eat. Sorry, fella.
Christine (solo): The gecko was the first animal I've ever killed, so it was a little sad, but it's either me or him, so he had to go. I decided to use the gecko as bait. Hopefully now I'll be successful at getting the fish.
<Christine lowers the bait into the water>
Christine: They're taunting me. There's fish everywhere.
Christine (solo): I so wanna fish so badly. I hate those fish. They're just smarter than I am, or faster than I am, something; I don't know. I tried by the lake with the spear, the hook, and the net.
Christine: I'll get you, my pretty.
Christine (solo): Nothing. Nothing. I don't know what it is about this. And now that I can't catch one, I want one even more.
Christine: I want you. I'll kill you. <uses spear>
Christine (solo): Being unsuccessful catching fish really kind of dampened my spirit, so tomorrow I'm gonna try in the ocean. Get the mask, get the spear, and I'm gonna have fish tomorrow.
Clash of the Competitors
Before the duel, Christine admits she is nervous but still ready to compete against Ozzy.
"Last night, I got a visitor unexpectedly. They had a Tribal Council last night, and surprisingly, Ozzy was voted out. He told me it was supposed to be Cochran, and at the last second Cochran pulled out an idol he did not know about, and Ozzy's name was written down. So, he arrived here, very angry, very frustrated, and was explaining to me how angry and frustrating he was. It was a side of Ozzy I've never seen."
"Ozzy wasn't one of the people I wanted to see, only because he's a true, true competitor, and he's good at a lot of things, so it's going to make the duel today that much harder. But I don't want his past to affect my focus, either, so I'm just going to focus on the challenge today."
"It's going to be a clash of the, the competitors today. He has proven in the past that he is a great competitor, that he wins challenges. On the other hand, I have proven that I also can win challenges on my own. So it's going to be a tough one today, for both of us, I think. We're both super-determined. He has his emotional, personal reasons for winning, and I have my own emotional, personal drive to win. It's going to be a show, I think."
"I think Ozzy could be the toughest competition I've had out here. Mikayla gave me a run for my money. She's a very physical person, she's athletic, she's got her head on straight. She was tough, but Ozzy could be tougher, because he's got experience behind him, as well."
"It's going to be a showDOWN, baby."
Christine the Day After
Christine reflects on her time in the game after she lost the duel on Redemption Island
"I'm not so much a bad-ass as I'm someone who speaks their mind. Some might equate that to a bad-ass, but I just speak my mind, and if I have something to say, I'm going to say it. I did that in the game, and ultimately that was my downfall, but I'll never change. I tried to lay low, I really did in the beginning, but if I see something and don't like it, I'm going to say something. That's the way I am and that's the way I will be."
"I think the game has changed me a bit. I feel I have a renewed sense of pride in myself. I feel I'm able to do things I didn't think I could."
"I feel that Redemption Island almost defined me. I feel that Redemption Island and Christine are almost synonymous now. It became my home. It became what was familiar to me. I became, I started to really like it and enjoy it, and I had fun there towards the end."
"I am very proud of how I handled myself there. I had some bumps in the road, I certainly hit rock bottom, but the strong side of me told me to pick myself up, suck it up, get a crab, and get going. And that's what I did."
"The low point was the fourth, maybe the fifth day at Redemption, just being completely isolated from people, being by myself, being very lonely, and having to do everything that needed to be done, by myself, where, at the beach, people had different jobs to do. At my beach, I was every job. The first few days, I was getting acclimated and organizing myself. Once that was done, I realized I was all alone. That's when I hit rock bottom. But I had to pull myself up from my bootstraps, or my flip-flops, and work through it."
"When Ozzy first came into my shelter the night before, my first thought was, 'Oh boy, my days might be numbered here on Redemption Island.' If I had to lose to anybody, at least it was the king of all challenges. I did my best; he just did better."
"I think the social game was the most difficult part for me. At home, I surround myself with the people that I love, that I get along with, that I have something in common with, that I like. Out there, I was surrounded by people that I liked, people that I didn't like so much. We had to work with each other and sometimes we didn't work that well. Sometimes, people don't like to share their crayons."
"I think the one thing, the only thing I'm looking forward to, is seeing my family. Everything else is just kind of there. I could do without a computer; hate them anyway. I could do without my cellphone for sure; can't stand the ring of that. My car, I don't care. My pillow - eh, bamboo isn't all that bad. I just want to see my family and hug 'em and go bike-riding with them, go to the beach, hang out, just be with them, and talk to them. Everything else is peripheral."
"I'm so very grateful for this adventure, and I'm grateful that I learned about myself, learned how strong I really am. I'm also grateful for my new friend that I made here. I know we're gonna be friends for a long time. Stacey and I are just salt and pepper. We go well together and I know I have a friend for life, and I'm so grateful for that."