What a season! What a final few episodes!
Part 1 – Final 6
Kimmi trying to make a big move and remove Spencer or Jeremy, good on her, what else was she to do?
Spencer won immunity so Jeremy was the target but he didn’t fully believe it.
Wentworth played her idol… Jeremy played his just in case despite believing Kimmi. Only Jeremy and Wentworth had their names put down! All votes cancelled. First time in Survivor history!
As it stands the remaining contestants can only vote for Tash, Keith or Kimmi. Even split of votes for Tash and Kimmi.
Jeff explains that if it was to happen again it would go to rocks BUT here’s the catch… due to Survivor tiebreaker rules Tash and Kimmi become immune joining Went, Jeremy and Spencer as safe. Resulting in Keith going home as he would be the only one left to draw rocks!
No brainer yes? Nup. Keith suggests the unthinkable for Kimmi to stay and him leave! Hero status rising, foolish move status exceeding.
Alas, Wentworth needs Keith so she opts to boot Kimmi. Talk about a roller coaster.
Part 2 – Final 5
It is pretty simple now, out of Keith and Wentworth they must win immunity. Keith goes close but Kelley takes it out. Keith may as well pack his bags.
Jeremy is on high alert and creates a back up plan. Remove Spencer. Kudos to Jeremy, never get comfortable. Keith appears to be one board.
Hang on! Wentworth has a plan, seeing as all idols have been different she makes one of the best fake idols you will ever see and gives it to Keith, telling him to play it at tribal and show it off when needed.
Tribal rolls around and it is incredibly frustrating. All Keith has to do to stay is whip out that fake idol, throw it around his neck and their would have been at least an 80% chance that Jeremy or Tash would have got flustered and voted for Spencer.
What does Keith do… he holds onto it! Oh my to-tos! Keith goes home. Kelley can’t believe it. If she was smart she should have kept it and played it on Keith herself, but no, she trusted the guy who despite his loveliness consistently has brain fades when it matters most.
Part 3 – Final 4
The mission for a the final challenge is simple. For the alliance of three, beat Kelley, for Kelley, beat everyone.
The final immunity is a terrific one, it is fair and anyone can win. It is the whirly ball thingy-ma-jig. You watch a ball thread through a spiral and wait for it to come out of one of two exits, after a certain time you throw in another ball.
Unfortunately for Wentworth she stumbles at the last hurdle. It comes down to Jeremy and Spencer, the stakes are high as I am sure Wentworth could argue they have just as good as chance as her to win.
Spencer drops his balls in a bit too close for comfort and it ultimately costs him. Jeremy wins his first immunity of the season… at the perfect time!
Off to tribal. Wentworth throws up the boot Spencer motion, Tash as she has done all season just sits their hoping it is ‘anyone but me’. Spencer then forgets he is on Survivor SECOND CHANCE and reverts back to the same arrogant twerp most viewers and contestants despised. In a few breaths he belittles Wentworth and then threatens Jeremy. If he votes Spencer out he will vote for Kelley to win. Jeremy plays it cool and doesn’t buy into the plea.
Votes roll around. Wentworth goes home, oh so close, what a terrific season by her! Her main flaw was not aligning with the power players early. No reason she couldn’t have been in Tash’s spot, but she sided with Ciera, massive error.
Part 4 – The Final Tribal Council
I will say one thing, this wasn’t a terrific tribal end to an amazing season, but this was probably because everyone had played before and their seemed to be a mutual respect for the majority of moves.
The highlights included:
One of the most arrogant players in Savage calling Jeremy and Spencer arrogant! Oh the irony. Take the beanie off and sit down.
Abi brought up notes then asked a simple question.
Kass and Spencer continued their distaste for each other, Kass offered a beer-olive branch. What the hell is going on? Someone go for the throat!
Tash doesn’t get to answer many questions, amazingly she was this seasons goat.
Fishbach says a lot of words but it doesn’t really make an impact.
Joe… well he just looked good.
Then the clincher. Jeremy tells everyone about his baby. Boom give that man a cheque.
Going into the vote it is a two horse race but it doesn’t appear like anyone cares about Spencer.
Part 5 – The Winner Revealed
Jeff reads the votes… Jeremy wins in a clean sweep! 10-0-0.
Wow. That was a surprise! Not that Jeremy won, but the fact that no one voted for Spencer or Tash. Spencer feels the pain.
Why did Jeremy win then? In a year where everyone knew that people would backstab and do whatever they could, Jeremy was one of the very few to work hard on building real relationships with people.
If you look back at any stage he had alliances with: Savage, Joe, Fishbach, Keith, Kimmi, Tash and Spencer. He wasn’t mean or didn’t make promises to Wentworth, Kass, Ciera or Abi.
Take a bow JC.
As for my pre-season predictions I had Tash, Jeremy and Wentworth as Super Chances. Spencer as Half-a-Chance. I’m happy with that.