That’s what matters.
In the season finale on Wednesday from survivor, the game’s top two frontrunners, were left in the dust when Gabler, Cassidy and Owen secured their seats at the final Tribal Council of the year. (Disappointed that Karla or Jesse didn’t make it there? I’ll stand up and say you’re not alone.)
But before the judges could scrutinize the finalists, one last perk tried to shake up the game by giving a castaway a chance to outperform the competition in the Final 5 Immunity Challenge. Plus, another trip to the survivor Refuge! So who got the food, and more importantly, who became the series’ newest Sole Survivor? Let’s break it all down.
ADVANTAGE NOTICE | It wouldn’t be survivor Finale without a final advantage, only this time players will again have to decipher a series of words before they can begin their hunt. Cass hopes to hit Karla because it is her quiet Jonesing to get her former No. 1 out of this game. But Karla takes off first and is able to secure the package while Owen is inches from her! Considering her injuries, that’s pretty big.
IMMUNITY IS TO GET BACK | Karla’s big win gives her a slight advantage in the challenge that requires them to maneuver a buoy through obstacles, carry blocks to a word puzzle, and solve the secret phrase (hopefully unrelated to broccoli). They also play for rewards: steak, potatoes, vegetables, wine and cheesecake.
Karla starts with just 10 of her letter blocks at her target table, saving her a few trips through the challenge. She finishes all her letters first, but Owen gets there first and takes them
cake Steak. He chooses Cassidy to eat, and she convinces him that Karla is the next big target to shoot at.
Meanwhile, Karla stirs things up at camp, telling Cassidy how dangerous Jesse is (who then shares this with Jesse) while trying to get Jesse to choose Cass. Jesse is still holding onto the final immunity idol of the season, but what he does with it will likely shatter someone else’s dream.
tribal no. 1 | Karla tries again to play up Jesse’s big resume, but he whips out Jeanine’s idol, who sits on the jury with the most shocked face we’ve seen since Eliza Orlins. Karla asks Jesse if he’s up to something bigger than her, and the two agree to step aside and “dance” in the corner. Or so. I think it was code for “scheme like your life depends on it”. They want to try and get Gabler to vote for Cass. Pretty soon everyone is standing up and whispering, so this tribal is absolutely live.
As Jeff reads the votes, Jesse plays the idol… for himself. (He’s not a dummy.) The votes come in and “Khaos Karla” becomes the next member of the jury.
FINAL IMMUNITY | It’s about stacking bowls in a spring-loaded contraption challenge, and of course the winner of that gets a quick pass straight to the Final 3. These iterations of the challenge were killing me guys. How many times have we seen this one (and the one-handed-place-the-balls-in-a-metal-contrast)? TOO MUCH TIME.
It’s a showdown between Cass and Owen, but when Owen’s stack falls over, it’s clear Cassidy has it in the bag. Now she has to make a big, multi-million dollar decision. She needs someone to take out Jesse. No ifs and buts. But is Owen or Gabler the right man for the job?
Gabler and Owen both want a big splashy hit, so they both love going in and building fires. But, you know what? You should have considered that DAYS AGO. Instead, Gabler was so focused on stealthy play that he…did nothing? Gabler then says something that made my jaw drop to the floor. He plans to donate the entire prize to charity if he wins. Well that would certainly be a survivor First.
Meanwhile, Jesse tries to convince Cassidy to go against him on the fire task, and honestly, it’s his dumbest, most desperate Hail Mary yet. It’s not happening, bruh.
FIRE | Cass makes her choice and sends Gabler and Jesse into battle. (I covered survivor for TVLine for a few years. Have I ever talked about how much I ABSORB the challenge of starting a fire? Oh I have? Tired of hearing me bitch about it? All right then. Go on!)
In one of the most difficult survivor In recent scenes, Gabler takes the father of the family, Jesse, with him. The poor chap is in tears as he talks about his kids, his lack of a safety net at home and how one wrong move caused everything to collapse on him. Anyone else have feelings for him? With that, the season 43 winner, who could have been, should have been, is wiped out and leaves the game. Too bad.
LAST TRIBAL | It’s not that those three remaining players didn’t deserve the win or that they didn’t play respectable Games, it’s just that they’re not Jesse or Karla. But I need to get over that really fast because after a hearty breakfast, Cassidy, Gabler and Owen face the jury and plead their case.
Gabler plays up his relationship building and how he had multiple opportunities at each stage of the game to reach the ending. Cass says she’s never been on the wrong side of the vote, while Owen, a self-proclaimed misfit and “student of the game,” says he’s clawed and clawed his way out of holes neither of the other two had to.
The jury seems amused by Gabler’s explanations, and they’re also impressed with the Final 3’s physical prowess. They wonder why Cass sent Gabler to the fire, what were everyone’s biggest mistakes, and what role persuasion played in their games Has.
But it depends on the final vote, and the tribe has spoken: Gabler wins the game with eight votes.
What do you think of this Final 3 and did the right person win the money? Write some comments below!
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