I think I ask this every season, but it seemed even more improbable this go round, given how Troyzan was shown going on about how he absolutely had
to get that Advantage/Power In The Game item heading into the auction.
Since the first person to go to $500 automatically wins the item, why would Troyzan risk being outbid in the first place, given how he had stated that he didn't care about food at all, and that the only thing that mattered was the "Item of Power/Advantage"? Okay, maybe he wanted to have some left for food items later, "just in case", but as soon as someone with $500 dollars (that would be Christine) started bidding against him, and since she was clearly being egged on by the women to go the distance, why wouldn't Troyzan just immediately jump-shift the bid to $500? Was he actually willing to gamble that Christine wouldn't
be willing to spend all of her money? Of course, as it turned out she wasn't willing to do so, and yet why take the risk?
This is why I wonder if this part of the auction was reshot after Troyzan simply put up the $500 bid right off the bat....? He seemed to be enjoying the bidding, teasing with Christina, instead of heating up and getting worried about losing the auction. Certainly it's possible that it went down exactly as we saw, but if so then hunger must have really gotten the better of Troyzan's judgement.
What do y'all think? Am I mad? (hehehe) Or just conspiratorially minded? (We know the answer to that!)