Everyone must agree to Jeff Probst, this is the greatest season ever. A much deserving "Best Reality Show" award for the next Emmy's.
A big thank you to all who read my survivor recap and to all those who shared their thoughts and we'll hope to see you again on Survivor Nicaragua!
Right after Tribal Council, Russell and Sandra argued about using her idol without him knowing that she has one. Sandra defends herself and asks if she needs to hurry up and tell him everytime she got a hidden immunity idol. Later, Russell started talking to Parvati about she didn't telling them that she knows about the idol. Parvati said she didn't know but Russell just didn't believe her. This brought him talking to Jerry and Colby that she's lying and has to go next.
This is really Russell's downfall. He says what he wants, he does what he wants, he likes to control every move of his tribe, he just doesn't listen. To be the best player, you should know this social aspect part of the game, and not just pure strategic gameplay.
We have the first individual immunity of the game. A concentration task wherein they need to balance those plates, same challenge from Survivor China. Colby needs this challenge to win as he is still the only hero left and he knows he is next as everyone remaining are the villains and they know that almost all from the jury are from the Heroes tribe.
Sandra was the first one out, followed by Jerry. Russell out next and it's between Colby and Parvati. It was a surprise as this is the only challenge that Colby lasted longer, but Parvati should have the better endurance and concentration ability to win this one.
Colby then delivered his "surrender speech" and saying that it's his last resort as he is trying to get sympathy to let them save him. Haha! He talked to Russell and try to give him another option of voting Sandra out.
But everyone in the camp is aware of letting him in the end at the final three means him winning this season, so it was a unanimous vote.
You're move is too late Colby, sorry!
The final four then finally got their map to collect and give salute to their fallen comrades along this season before going to their final individual immunity challenge.
This is really one of the best moments each season, Russell even mentioned when they were on Danielle's post that he didn't regret voting him out. His ever "either you're with me or against me" line was also mentioned on Boston Rob's post. Jerry lit it on fire.
Then we have our final challenge, everyone is blindfolded and they need to get some sort of wooden medals along the maze and the first one to get the immunity necklace wins.
It was a very close fight for Jerry, Parvati and Russell. Parvati hit a lot of bumps along the maze while Jerry is concentrated on finding every medals, but Russell got the immunity necklace first and wins the final immunity.
Now he is in control,
Russell promised Jerry a final three with Sandra upon returning to the camp. Not until Parvati came to Russell and he is still with Parvati as the final two, he brought up that he will vote Jerry out because he knows he will get her vote. And that sends Jerry as the final jury.
At this point, It was really a matter of time before either Parvati or Sandra wins...not unless Russell made an apologetic speech on the final tribal council...
They had their feast as the final three! Russell said he's going to vote for Parvati if he is on the jury but Parvati said she's voting Sandra if she was.
Parvati and Sandra were left alone while Russell is away, and Sandra took Russell's hat and set it on fire!
Is that how really she hated Russell that doing a foul move like that is worth doing? Or there will really be a time that being on the villains tribe means you also have the villains attitude inside?
That's such a bold and foul move from Sandra.
When Russell came back looking for it, both were in denial. They did the final ritual before going to tribal council.
Here we have our final tribal council where the final three will have a chance to plead to they jury to get their votes. Sandra was first and she played the she-does-everyting-on-herself-trying-to-get-rid-of-Russell card.
Oh and what else can she say instead?
Russell is next and he brought up that most of the time, it was luck that gave others stay longer in the game but not in his case. He said he just played hard and he apologizes if does anything along the game.
Now we'll see later if the jury seems to accept that it was a sincere apology
Parvati then defends herself and saying that she just played the ultimate social strategic game by bringing Russell as his pet dragon, because she knew everyone looks to her as a threat and needed someone to defend her.
Russell was quite dismayed upon knowing he's just Parv's pet. Haha!
Colby asks Russell about how luck is needed in the game. Russell answers well not atleast for him, making him called Delusional by Colby if he really believes he didn't need any amount of luck in the game.
You should trust Colby about Luck, Russell. If there's any one in the jury who knows about luck, it's him. Oh, i forgot that Russell won't just listen. Hehe!
Everyone was looking at Coach while he was talking. He referred to Parv as the manipulator, Russell as the schemer and Sandra as the coattail rider. Good point for Coach when he wished he was in Sandra's place because he played well as a warrior on every challenges and is much deserving than her.
Coach and Courtney really made more sense as eliminated castaways huh?
Amanda just asked Sandra how is her strategy better than the others. She answered that it could have been better because if not Russell won't be sitting next to her. She mentioned that everytime she wants Russell out, all heroes came to him instead, that she can't get them to vote with her.
I think that point of Sandra just made the jury to have a kind of regret voting for her.
Not much on Courtney as we know she is Sandra's closest ally.
JT then made another good point talking to Russell about if he is aware of the difference of getting in the end of the game and winning the game. Russell said he just played the game hard and hoping that everyone on the jury will respect the way he just played the game.
"Well, well, well, well Villains, Hello." Danielle literary just made everyone not to vote for Russell. She asked Russell that after he heard everything the jury said, if he will change his game. He just answered he's not sitting there to tell her what she wanted to hear, that he'll just say the truth, and that he played the game hard to be in the end.
You've just lost the plead there Russell.
Jerry is next and said she didn't really still know who to vote for. Parvati then brought up that Russell wanted her out because he knew he is going to get Jerry's vote.
Candice referred to Parvati as a spouse on bad-abusive relationship with Russell and that she wanted to help her but she didn't do anything to get out of that.
Nice one Candice! haha!
And here's Rupert looking to Russell saying how bad he played the game. Then he mentioned that he is sorry for not voting with Sandra to get rid of Russell early in the game. He also agreed that Parvati deserved to be in the final three.
The jury then casted their 1 million worth vote and below is the tally shown :
3 Votes for SANDRA = Candice Courtney Rupert
3 Votes for PARVATI = Jerri Danielle Coach
It's safe to say that Russell is not getting any votes. Please head to my second part of this recap HERE