Sunday, May 15, 2011

Survivor: Redemption Island - Season Finale Blog Party

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The show will be starting in about five minutes here on the East Coast. As it airs, I'll update this post with major news while sharing some opinions on what I see both here and in comments. Of course, the comments area is where the real party is! Everyone is welcome to join in, the water's fine! Oh. And bring snacks. Snacks are always good.

Remember to bring your drinks for SAM events -- every mention Phillip makes about being a SAM (special agent man), we drink. Even if it's close. I hope everyone has their designated drivers with them! We're into the penultimate evening of the series.

I don't know how the Redemption Island Four will work out. I guess we'll see. I have a feeling Matt or Rob will win the fan prize -- Matt because of his exile on Redemption for nearly the entire season or Rob because he's played a fantastic game. Phillip, of course, will be toasted with shouts of "SAM" throughout the country. Let's watch ...

They got tree mail for the final duel -- three will go on the jury, one back into the game. They have to balance a vase with their foot on a teeter-totter doohickey. Last vase standing wins.

Grant's out. Oh, geez ... Matt is out. Mike is out. Andrea goes back into the game! Who woulda thunk it?

Andrea is planting the seed they should vote Phillip out. Now the women actually outnumber the men -- bad news for Rob and Phillip!

Immunity -- Walking across a balance beam collecting bags of numbered tiles. They then must arrange the tiles in order - 1 to 100. Ashley, Rob's nemesis, won immunity. This can't be good for him. But he has one last chance to use that idol. He might need it.

Uh-oh -- Rob doesn't think he needs to use the idol. He wants Andrea out and the four (sans Andrea) supposedly made a deal. Ashley and Natalie have their pact. Now the girls are thinking of taking Rob out. Duh. About time someone thought of it!

Tribal Council. Rob uses idol! The votes: Rob, Andrea, Andrea, Andrea ... Andrea is gone once again, this time for good. Rob would have been safe as his lone vote came from Andrea. These folks are so dumb!

Rob told the girls he's going to win the next immunity and take the both of them to the final three ... leaving SAM out.

Final immunity challenge -- maze race, four bags of puzzle pieces, solve word phrase. Ashley stayed on Rob's heels throughout the maze. They're "working together" but not really on the puzzle - Rob wins Immunity with Only You Are Safe. Rob is all emotional.

The girls think Phillip is going. I think Rob wants to keep him, get rid of Ashley. Rob told Natalie he wants Ashley out. It's working. Natalie just lied to Ashley and said the plan is Phillip.

Tribal Council. The tally: Ashley, Phillip, Ashley, Ashley ... Ashley is outta there!

Phillips plan with the jury is to put salt on the wound reminding them why they're on the jury and he's in the finals. I don't think that's a great approach, do you? But he did burn the pink underwear (calling them "plum" colored). That's good.

JURY: Opening statements first --

Natalie - Made it 39 days, best game I could, social skills, Rob and I from the beginning. Been loyal, youngest female winner if you vote for me,

Phillip - Rob's appearance changed strategy, thanks him. Stealth strategy. Rob was mastermind and I implemented it, loyal to Rob.

Rob - Was competitive, put together alliances. Hard worker, did my part. What really matters is what the jury thinks. Trying so long -- ten years to get to the top. All about his wife and child. Hope he gets the vote.

The questioning:

Andrea - Phillip, you're weird. Who is the real Phillip Sheppard? You don't know me, if you don't don't vote for me. Natalie -- Betray, weird relationship with Rob.

Ashley - Sick of hearing Phillip's voice. Argues, Phillip refuses to shut up. Natalie - betrayed me. Natalie claims she was the bigger threat. Rob - you deceived a lot of people.

Grant - Natalie, alliance with Rob? Dynamics of alliance. Rob says if Natalie did what she said, it would be to the end. Rob didn't want to go to end with Grant because he'd kick his ass.

Ralph - Natalie, can't do anything without Rob. Phillip. you let me down. The feathers. Do you like me? Phillip does.

Matt: Rob - Where is the line drawn? Liar, etc. How do you keep yourself together? Rob - it's necessary. Harsh but effective.

Julie - You three should be humble, none of you played a respectable game. Do you think your parents would be proud? Nat, servant to Rob. Phillip, none of us like or respect you.

Mike: Closer to God, friendhips, inner peace. You learned to decieve and trick, anything else? Natalie - Learned a lot, just out of high school, strong and capable, confidence with life. Rob - need to stop playing s, no more after this. Phillip - blessed, can stand on my own, an outcast, left home at 16, a beacon the Sheppard family.

Steve: Natalie, commend at 19, Rob hat off to you, Phillip I'm sorry for you shameful for who you are and what you've grown into.

Dave: Cut off Phillip. Rob did everything. He controlled all of you, you all bought it, ruthless but brilliant. Easy to say who deserves to get your vote tonight.

David votes for Rob, Ralph for Phillip. No other votes shown. Off to NYC.

The votes: Rob, Phillip, Rob, Rob, Rob, Rob --

Boston Rob finally won Survivor!!

Boston Rob and Matt got 76% of the fan vote. The winner is Rob.

Redemption Island again next season -- South Pacific, two returning players. Hmmm ...

238 comments:

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Becky said...

Hey, I am here with my Border Buttermilk (Margaritas) and waiting for Phillip.

Jackie, I laughed when I saw "Phillip, of course, will be toasted with shouts of "SAM" throughout the country. Let's watch ...

And I know at least three (Petals, Monty and I will type one one: DRINK!

In case I forget to mention it later, Jackie, thanks for hosting us again. This is such a neat place to meet.

monty924 said...

Hello Becky and Jackie. I posted but it hasn't shown up. Hmm

I have wings and beer. Help yourself.

Splash

monty924 said...

I miss Russell. Can't wait to see him at the reunion. :(

Petals said...

Hey guys, SPLASH!!!! Havin a SAMy party at my place. WOOHOO!
Have Corona, ready to DRINK!!!!

Petals said...

Hey Jax, Becky, Monty!

Petals said...

Monty, me too. I am team Russell. i would have loved to see how Russell reacted to SAM.

monty924 said...

That deserves a DRINK!

monty924 said...

Russell and SAM would have been a hoot to watch.

SueGee said...

Hi everyone! With the time difference I will be jumping in and out of the pool tonight - fixing dinner and waiting for the "spoilers" LOL. I don't know what I would do without knowing ahead of time!

I will grab a nice cold beer and drink when you guys tell me to. Then I can do it all over again in three hours

Sue on the Left Coast

Becky said...

The only thing I am not looking forward to is the "memory walk". I wish the long drawn out beginning by Jeff would be enough. Hey, Petals. Sorry you two, I can't stand Russell.

monty924 said...

Did anyone catch the Ponderosa clips this week? Fuzzy Ralph actually comes off as likable in them. Go figure!

Delee said...

Hi y'all! I would share but doubt many care for scrapple with maple syrup!

Here's to many SAM's...skol!

Petals said...

Becky, I agree. The memory walk is a cheese fest.

Becky said...

Hey, Sue, you will be looped by the time it airs there!

My first post should have read one word, not one one.

Becky said...

Hey, Sue, you will be looped by the time it airs there!

My first post should have read one word, not one one.

monty924 said...

Forgot, there's plenty of Ranch, Blue Cheese and Celery for the wings. :)

Becky said...

I bet Rob can play the II this week since they will bring one person back into the game.

monty924 said...

Sounds like my Ashley might just hang in there. CBS is pushing it again this week. :)

monty924 said...

He should be able to play it. Jeff always announces when its the last time to play it and he didn't at last tribal.

Becky said...

I hope Matt or Mike win the last RI duel.

Petals said...

GO MATT!!!!!!

Petals said...

GO MATT!!!!!!

Petals said...

NOOO!!!!

monty924 said...

Poor Matt :(

monty924 said...

Go Andrea!!!

monty924 said...

Girls should team up now!

Petals said...

Frickin NO WAY! I am drinking out of disgust. Grrrrrr......

Petals said...

Everyone - vote Mattie for America's favorite.

Donna in AL said...

Hey all

I feel an all girl against Rob coming!!

Donna in AL said...

Matt does deserve the America's favorite.

Becky said...

I went to the site, but did not see a link to do it. Don't know who I want to win it. I guess Rob because of his game.

Petals said...

Hey Donna, have SAMy drink ready?

Jackie said...

Delee - I like Scrapple!

As for the show ... although Andrea is a bit of a lone wolf, the women now outnumber the men. Hmm ...

Jackie said...

I think the voting is closed on fan favorite.

monty924 said...

Voted for Matt. The link was there the other day???

Jackie said...

But now, with the finale tonight, it's closed. If memory serves, they shut it down hours before the finale.

Donna in AL said...

Ok, Andrea is playing the game now and planting seeds...

I want Rob to win but don't think he will make it to the end.

SAM drink ready!

Becky said...

Darn, darn, darn. You know what the say the road to Hades is.... paved with good intentions.

Petals said...

CBS.com still has the link for voting...GO MATTIE for Favorite!

SueGee said...

Did I miss any SAM's while I was away?? Do I need to drink and catch up??

Sue on the Left Coast

Donna in AL said...

I know Rob is cocky but he plays the game the whole time!
And I lurve, love luv to hear him talk... that accent for this Southern gal is just the bomb!

Rochelle said...

I FINALLY MADE IT TO THE PAR-TAY!
I have loved this season - will be sorry to see it go...

I don't know if Rob can win if he gets himself to the end. I'd like to see him win, if Matt can not.

So bummed about Matt, but I am sure he will win the fan fave $$

Philip is dreaming if he thinks anyone will vote for him, evil villain strategy or not. He may get to the final three, but there's no $$ involved in that... to get there and get zero votes I'd find humiliating. Just ask Russell.

Becky said...

If Rob wins Immunity I bet he gives the one he found to Phillip. If he is smart he will.

SueGee said...

Btw, if anyone is hungry, I went to the Farmer's Market yesterday and dinner tonight is Salisbury Steak with creamed potatoes and peas.

Sue

Petals said...

We are loving Rob, still.
Anyone but SAM!

monty924 said...

Go Pool Girl!!!

Petals said...

Sue, I am too nervous to eat, but that sounds GOOD!
I need to DRINK from nerves.

Becky said...

WOW! Rob is so screwed.

Donna in AL said...

Sheetfire! where did that come from?

monty924 said...

She's certainly stepped it up here lately.

Petals said...

uhoh, buh bye Boston.

Rochelle said...

WHY the hell did Rob look like he was stacking so slowly when it got to those last few rows. He's a smart guy - he could have grabbed at least two at a time in the right hand instead of transferring one at a time from left to right.

Do we think the girls will do it?

Becky said...

Monty, looks like you were correct.

Rochelle said...

Donna, I went to LIKE your comment by accident, lol

Donna in AL said...

Funny Rochelle!

Doesn't Rob still have an idol? He better use it this time.

Sydney said...

Sue, that dinner sure sounds good!

I brought a frozen Marg machine. I figure we'll need it... who's no salt?

Petals said...

Big Brother promo, WOOHOO!

monty924 said...

Yes, Big Brother commercial. I want summer here tomorrow. :)

Jackie said...

Woohoo, a Big Brother promo!

SueGee said...

Dinner was good and there is plenty left for all. My dh had surgery this week and I am running out of "soft food" ideas.

Sue

Petals said...

Hey Syd!

Sydney said...

Oh Rob, use use use the idol = why not if it's your last possible time?

Becky said...

DRINK!!!

monty924 said...

DRINK

Jackie said...

SAM!

Sydney said...

Sue - creamed corn heated up put over a well done baked potato is good. Cream of Mushroom soup... you've probably thought of all these.

Sydney said...

HI Petals, and all

Becky said...

Petals, where are you. Hey, you were already drinking.

Petals said...

Rob can play his idol, right? Am I thinking wrong?

Donna in AL said...

SAM.... Drink!

Becky said...

Yes, he can play the hidden idols.

Becky said...

DON'T do it Rob. You don't need to take it home!

Petals said...

I drank! Yes, I've been sipping all along (hehe).
I am tripping that the game took this turn. I barely know these girls, they dont deserve to win.

Petals said...

wooo Mattie looks good with his hair washed.

Becky said...

DRINK!

monty924 said...

DRINK again

Jackie said...

SAM SAM SAM

Rochelle said...

what is wrong with Rob - he's played it 4 times, yes. And he's an expert -- then he should know the minute you get overly confident and arrogant, you're done.

Sydney said...

Last week and even before Rob was saying his wife and child were motivating him. Now he's saying he's a gambler? WTF!

Joe in NY said...

These guys are so dumb, they won't even vote for Rob (although he has the Idol anyway)

monty924 said...

If he doesn't play it, he's a fool!

Joe in NY said...

Rob will play it, it's just his usual bluster. I don't dislike Rob but I've never really warmed up to him completely because he is a bit full of himself...he's much more like Russell than he probably wants to admit. He's just friendlier than Russell.

Petals said...

eeek. Auughhhh!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Petals said...

Buh bye! Good move Rob!

Joe in NY said...

told you they were too dumb to vote for Rob (not that it would have mattered). It really is like the six Ometepe's just want Rob to win. How exactly do Natalie and Philip etc. think they are going to win a jury vote?

Sydney said...

Ok, so he knows how to make good TV too?

SueGee said...

I am so glad the Redemption Island thing is over! I was so afraid they would stick someone back into the game at like the Final 3. I hope they scrap that next season.

Sue

Joe in NY said...

This season was, to me, in the bottom third of all the Survivor seasons. The Redemption Island twist was a big nothing as the two returning players were immediately voted out again and had no impact on the game. There was almost no strategy or big moves other than the intentional loss to boot Russell which ended up being suicide for that whole tribe. The rest of it just went according to plan. Might be in the bottom 2 or 3 seasons of all time...at least to me.

Petals said...

Joe!! BFJOE!!! How are the babies? Where have you been??

Sydney said...

Joe, do you think that he will indeed get the winning votes from the jury in the end. His word put almost all of those people there... though this crowd is so good natured that they may be the types to respect his outwit outlast outplay and give it to him unanimously.

I asked Joe but what does everyone think?

monty924 said...

Sydney, we might have a chance with Ashley. Who knows? :)

Rochelle said...

Philip suspected Rob had it all along. Do we believe that?

monty924 said...

Stealth R Us... close enough! Down the hatch!

Petals said...

Very astute analogy, Professor. Now get on this floatie, mister.!

Petals said...

Stealth - DRINK!

Anonymous said...

Did he use the idol?

Becky said...

Wonder if Rob will be the second blind side that Jeff mentioned?

Petals said...

Anon - yes!

Becky said...

Poor Nat... she hasn't a clue.

Anonymous said...

so were they voting him out?

Petals said...

I am so worried it will end-up as Rob & Phil in the finale, and eeep - that is scary.

monty924 said...

She'll never find those bags again. Why in the hell did she do that?

Petals said...

Go Rob!

monty924 said...

Oops, I was wrong, LOL!

Sydney said...

OMG, Monty, I had totally forgot who we had in the game. I was for Rob all the way.

Sydney said...

drinking here! (not really)

YA ROB!

monty924 said...

Well, there goes Ashley! Darn it!

Delee said...

So happy for ROB!!!!

Petals said...

Hell to the YES!!!!

Donna in AL said...

whoo hooooo! Rob, he's got a heart, he's crying!

Rochelle said...

Jeff is loving that so many want to play this game so bad that they are reduced to tears if they win or lose.

PS: Nice to have your mate love you like that!

Becky said...

I am glad! I am so glad. Do you think Rob will keep his word to Ashley -- no. He will take Natalie who has done nothing but vote and Phillip.

I want him to win. He has played a remarkable game.

Sydney said...

um, Monty, make that I had totally forgotten... duh

Jackie said...

I'm seeing some comments from people who can't watch the show. If you go to the main blog entry, I've been constantly updating the show's happenings.

Joe in NY said...

Sydney, it all depends on (ironically) the other tribe that now dominates the jury. But why wouldn't they reward him? I mean the other two (whomever they are) didn't do them any favors.

RyzandShyn said...

I'm so happy for Rob! Survivor finale and commercials for Big Brother...whoo hoo

Petals said...

Jax is da'bomb!

Joe in NY said...

Hi Petals,

How are you?

monty924 said...

Well there you go - the kiss of death!

Petals said...

Syd - what'd you think of Ashley's bikini? That was kinda cute, asymetrical, flappy things?

monty924 said...

Then again, maybe not. My head is spinning, LOL! And it's not just SAM that's doing it. :)

Becky said...

So, how will the vote go?

Joe in NY said...

These guys suck...what did they think they were doing for 39 days?

Ironic that Rob used the Russell strategy: bring along the two women till the very end. LOL

monty924 said...

Fingers crossed - here goes!

Petals said...

Joe, been missing you, man!
VOTE OUT SAM! Wait, how would I finish this beer?
Matt & Andrea are bookends.
Ashley has praying mantis shoulders.

monty924 said...

DRINK up!

Jackie said...

SAM!

Joe in NY said...

How funny would it be if Phillip won the whole thing?

Petals said...

Drink!

Becky said...

I got kicked off line! I did drink.

Becky said...

It would be funny if Phillip won. I wouldn't care for it, but won't begrudge him if he does.

monty924 said...

Aw, hell! Close but no cigar, Sydney. Go Rob now all the way. Unless it is like Jeff said and the jury is made up of Bitter Bitches. Rob deserves this, but then so did Russell. Argh!

monty924 said...

I have a bottle of Teguila to shoot when SAM reveals his proof at the Reunion. The jury would really have to be bitter bitches to give it to SAM. Just sayin'...

Donna in AL said...

The jury should respect that vote because Ashley admitted she thought she could beat Rob in the end!

Sydney said...

well, Ashley, that was not such a smart thing to say.

Sydney said...

Monty, who is SAM? and why are we capitalizing? In the dark...

monty924 said...

Donna and Sydney, agreed! Dumn thing to say when Rob was the one holding immunity.

monty924 said...

Fallen comrades coming up. Is SAM going to have a COACH moment here. Why yes, I believe he is.

Rochelle said...

Philip looked awfully self satisfied to be in the F 3.

Becky said...

Oh, now we get to see Phillip is out of his mind. He will shoot himself in the foot. Like he will win them over.

Petals said...

drinking on the wackadoo principal.

Jer from Kansas said...

Why do these women listen to Rob? The guy has them eating out of his hand. Well if you play enough times I guess you got to win.

Becky said...

I think they should retire Rob and Russell for good.

monty924 said...

Will Phillip say Fransessqua on the fallen comrades?

Petals said...

oh Phil, shut up!

Rochelle said...

i bid you a doo doo

Becky said...

Oh, wonderful! Do you think CBS felt our love for the memory walk?

Donna in AL said...

I thought they did the fallen thing before this council... no?

Rochelle said...

Thank god they are not doing the hour on everyone who's left - that's my least favorite part.

monty924 said...

DRINK!!

Becky said...

Darn both Natalie and Phillip are boosting Rob's worth.

Petals said...

Wow - no way to determine which way the wind is blowing.

monty924 said...

So no fallen this season. Who would have thought they'd ever do away with that segment?

Jackie said...

SAM is Secret Agent Man -- every time he brings it up, we drink

Joe in NY said...

Phillip credits Rob with getting him to the end. Natalie credits Rob with getting him to the end. They just get dumber and dumber, don't they?

RiseandShine said...

Maybe they'll do the walk before they go to finale?

Becky said...

I think they did the memory thing at the beginning of the show -- when CBS figured we would hang through it just to wait for the real show to begin. I think they knew that we would all get up and go to the bathroom (after all the toasts to SAM) or to grab a snack if they left it to right before the Jury met with them.

So, who do you think will win?

Petals said...

Can we drink when Phillip is an A**?

Petals said...

PLay it Rob!

RiseandShine said...

Whiney big shouldered Ashley

monty924 said...

Fuzzy looks like the Mountain Climber on the Price Is Right!

Petals said...

Yeek, Mattie.

RiseandShine said...

That's harsh

monty924 said...

Bitter, bitter, bitter!

RiseandShine said...

Very mean council

Becky said...

Drink!

monty924 said...

I can see Ralph's vote is going to Phillip.

Petals said...

Wow. Matt is glowing in his Christianity. It is lovely on him.

Petals said...

DRINK!!!!

Becky said...

So, will Rob win it? Dave did a great closing argument -- ever the lawyer.

monty924 said...

You're damn straight, David! Rob deserves this. Now will they vote for him? If SAM wins, I'm going to hurl!

Petals said...

Awesome! Thank you Dave!

RiseandShine said...

That would be hard to argue with, Dave.

Becky said...

I really liked Mike's address. And yes, Matt does glow.

Margo said...

hi guys I'm here. It is 3 am where I am and I thought the game would be over. GO ROB!!

Becky said...

Hey, Margo! Boy, that is a true Survivor fan.

Donna in AL said...

Not a one said congrats on getting to the end.

Rob was humble.

RiseandShine said...

Matt looks the best rested and healthiest of all, he IS glowing

Rochelle said...

that guy - what's his name? Looks hot (and totally different) shaved.

monty924 said...

He did it!!!

Becky said...

Good! Now no one has to hurl.

monty924 said...

Jeff said it, but that counts! DRINK

Rochelle said...

I'm sure you've all talked about this a thousand times but do you think Philip was an agent?

Margo said...

3hat!!! who won!!!!

RiseandShine said...

Good.

monty924 said...

Becky, I was keeping my fingers crossed that I didn't have to (hurl), but was prepared for anything, LOL

RiseandShine said...

Rob won

Sydney said...

HEY MARGO!!!!! wooooo! How's London?

monty924 said...

Rochelle, he's supposed to show proof tonight. :)

Jackie said...

Rochelle - Mike?

Margo - ROB won.

RiseandShine said...

Poor Margo...lol...got it?

Margo said...

woohooo
!!!

Sydney said...

Ah - That's who SAM is - thanks

Thrilled Rob won!

Margo said...

This is ssilly. I'm sitting here in the dark at 3 am r=talking to Mom who also is not sleeping wondering who won Survivor. Ha ha FINALLY the bitterness of the jury did not blind them to vote for the best "player" Mom says maybe Rob will disappear into obscurity. I laughed....she does not like him at all. I thibk he us ahoot and so deserved that win,
Margo.

PS the pool is not on this computer if someone wants to post the congrats after the show airs on the left coast.

Becky said...

Wonder if Russell will concede that Rob is the true, real master of the game? Nah, I don't think so.

Petals said...

Awesome outcome. So excited to watch Big Brother in a few weeks.

Margo said...

g'nite everyone!!

Margo

Becky said...

Margo, have you slept any tonight? As for is Phillip really a former SAM, who knows? I bet if he was he left the service for "medical mental reasons".

Becky said...

'night, Margo.

Donna in FL said...

Did they do a fan favorite this time?

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