The first player eliminated in any “Survivor” season usually doesn't leave a good impression or a bad impression. Since their torches were snuffed after only an hour-ish of screentime, our reaction to that first booted castaway is usually a little more… Neutral?
Apologies to So Kim.
At least the first “Survivor: Worlds Apart” contestant sent home doesn't try to defend the questionable web of, um, deception that she and Joaquin spun to their fellow White Collar tribemates to attempt to justify their choice at the season-opening Honest/Deceive choice. So and Joaquin decided to pick “Deceive” and collect an Immunity Idol clue and a small bag of beans — instead of a bigger bean bag and no clue — but returned to camp and claimed that they'd actually selected an imaginary third option, “Neutral.”
“You mean the worst lie that's ever been told?” So laughed when I asked how that particular prevarication came to be told.
It probably wasn't that lie that got So sent home, but it made her seem untrustworthy, which was enough to put a target on her back when White Collar lost inaugural Immunity Challenge of the season.
In her exit interview, So talks about the move to pick “Deceive” and then the resulting lie, as well as her own amusement at discovering that even without a clue, Carolyn was able to find that Immunity Idol. Not surprisingly, So wasn't all that enthusiastic to find herself in the White Collar tribe, but she protests that this isn't a repeat of the fate that befell the Brains tribe in an earlier “Survivor” season.
Oh and which member of her White Collar tribe did So already recognize? Well, probably the same one that many “Survivor” fanatics recognized.
Click through for the full Q&A. You'll probably find yourself wishing we got at least a few more weeks of So on “Survivor”…