Hali Ford is ready to make some bigger moves on Survivor: Game Changers.
Hali is certainly one of the least recognizable castaways returning for Survivor: Game Changers despite first appearing just four seasons ago. Hali was a fun secondary character in Survivor: Worlds Apart with a number of great quotes and confessionals, but she didn't stand out as much as many of her fellow castmates.
Starting off on the No Collar tribe, Hali developed a quick bond with Jenn Brown and Joe Anglim. This turned into a powerful triforce and even when Joe was separated from Hali and Jenn at the swap, they remained loyal to each other and reunited at the merge.
While not offering much strategic insight, Hali's intense patriotism and multiple references to the Constitution made her a memorable character all the way through the pre-merge and into the merge. Hali stayed close to Jenn, Joe and Shirin Oskooi but the majority alliance picked each of them off one by one, starting with Hali. She became the first member of the jury and was part of the coalition that voted for Mike Holloway to win the game.
Hali is aware that she didn't play the most active game in her first season of Survivor and she's ready to rectify that by playing all-out in Game Changers.
"My head and heart were everywhere but in the game last time. This time, I'm going balls-to-the-wall. If it's a crime to play Survivor with abandon, take me to jail after the final Tribal Council," Hali says in her CBS bio. "We've got some heavyweights in this game and I'm ready to claim their titles."
It's only been a few years since she played in Worlds Apart, but she has some newfound confidence in herself and her game-playing abilities.
"I'm back with a honed sense of self, a new passion for 'Survivor', and a vendetta from my wasted last game," she notes.
Hali's archetype as an unassuming, potentially under-the-radar female has certainly worked well in the past, from Amber Brkich in All Stars to Parvati Shallow in Micronesia to Kelley Wentworth in Cambodia. Can Hali join this group of females who drastically improved on their second seasons?
Survivor: Game Changers premieres Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.