Sunday, December 16, 2012

Survivor: Philippines - Season Finale and Reunion Show Blog Party

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Why oh why do they schedule a three-hour show to air after football on a Sunday evening? ARGH! As I type this up to post, the football game in question is in overtime and 60 Minutes has yet to air. They had already delayed the start of the finale here, scheduling it to start at 8:30pm ET. 

Anyway ... as to tonight's show, I don't think I'd mind if any of the final four won. For me, each comes with their own merits. Skupin, horribly burned in his first shot at the show, would be on the top of the world if he won. Lisa has grown tremendously since Blair days and honestly seems like a very nice person. Malcolm is just darn good, as is Denise. My personal favorite for the win would be Denise. How about you?

Once the show starts, I'll update this post with major events. However, the real fun is always in the comments area. Come join in!

Okay, the game just ended. It's 7:52pm ET here. Expect Survivor (and me!) to start at about 8:55pm ET ... and end near midnight. Sigh.

After a shortened 60 Minutes and an Obama speech from Newtown, we're on at 8:56pm ET. Did I call it or what?

Recap blah-blah-blah. Now it's time for the Reward Challenge -- race through obstacles, collect bags, solve dragon puzzle. Winning the challenge gives the winner an advantage in the final Immunity Challenge. Malcolm wins!

Fallen comrade walk time. Ritual, of course.

Immunity Challenge time. Balancing a ball on a wooden "pole" made up of wooden pieces added to make it longer as time goes on. Malcolm's advantage is that he can have a second shot if he drops the ball. He does drop it first and resets.

Malcolm is OUT! Even with the advantage, this wasn't a challenge made for him! Argh ... now DENISE is out! Lisa is out. SKUPIN WINS IMMUNITY!

The tally: Malcolm, Denise, Malcolm, Malcolm. Aw, the kid is gone! He played a very good and honorable game. Well, as honorable as Survivor can be.

Jury time --
Denise is proud to be there and built alliances, workhorse, valuable in challenges, made moves. Survived every single TC. Outwitted, outplayed and outlasted.
Lisa - we did it in different ways. Strategy wasn't pretty, run, fall down, get up, played own game. Brother told her to trust her gut.
Skupin - Returning player not expected to progress, did things with fire because his back was against the wall, respected core of the game, love the game.

Jury:
Artis -- Cannot congratulate them as they had holier than thou actions. Karma is a bitch.

Carter -- Good job, Lisa. Good job, Skupin. Skupin, when did you know I was going home. Skupin says so likeable, friendships in the game sometimes have to be separated.

Pete -- Lisa, hiding behind not voting for people when she knew they were going home. She said she didn't know. Denise said going tribe to tribe, etc. Worked with fractures in the tribes.

RC -- Wanted Lisa out because she was sneaky and sweet, proud of her. Skupin said he thought Penner was going home, not her.

Malcolm -- Denise, stop appeasing everyone. Why do you deserve it more? No appeasing! There is value playing social game, playing the game although it may come across as appeasing. 

Jeff -- Bitterness. Three kinds of people -- make things happen, watch, clueless. Skupin said he makes things happen. His name came up so much. Lisa -- didn't float? Her Malcolm blindside moves. 

Abi -- All about her, most unlikeable, heart broken. Asks why she should vote for Lisa. Lisa said loyal until things disintegrated. Michael, outwit, outplay, outlast. Denise apologizes if she was truly traumatized.

Penner -- Congratulations! Denise -- I'm confused. You've shown the world you're a bitch. Skupin -- Your name hasn't been written down as much as you say. Lisa -- Friend, close ... share? He says she was a television star. Exposes her. Two have been ridden in, yoked like oxen ... 

RC - Lisa
Penner - Denise
Carter - Skupin

Well, it won't be unanimous this time!

Onto live in Hollywood!

Moment of silence for the victims in Newtown.

The votes:
Lisa
Denise
Skoopin (Carter's vote)
Denise
Denise
Denise

DENISE HAS WON SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES!!!

Closest vote ever on the 100K favorite, Lisa and Malcolm in the running. Lisa won!

Next season -- fans and favorites again. 

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Anonymous said...

757p start of 60 Minutes! How stupid is this...midnight finish! May Tivo it and watch other things! Grrrrr!
Delee

SueGee said...

I will be baaack in the words of our former Governator!! I wouldn't miss it for the world! You will still be hours ahead of here!

I agree with you for the most part, I love Malcolm and Denise and either one should win. Look back to their original tribe and all they had to go through. I hope they are true to each other. (I had almost forgotten about Russell until I was voting fan fav the other night) Next, in my mind, should be Skupin and finally Lisa. She whinned way too much!

I'll keep the beer cold for another hour and be back.

SueGee on the Left Coast

Sharon S said...

The Memorial Ceremony for Newtown is on here in CT. Such a very sad situation. It will be another hard day in school on Monday (Friday, as news began to break, was difficult).

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone!!!! I LOVE Survivor Finales, but it will be a late night!!!

I cannot log in to my account for some reason. Am going to have to reset my password. Grrr

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Memorial is on right now, too. Breaks my heart. I cannot even imagine...

Anonymous said...

obama is giving a speech now?? the heck?

monty924 said...

Made it home before the start. Watching the memorial service right now and still so sad over it all.

Petals sends her love. She had emergency surgery today and won't be here tonight. Send up a prayer or two for quick healing.

~~~Splash~~~

Becky said...

Hey, everyone! FINALLY!!!

Joe in NY said...

I have 180 exams to grade...so I'm just sort of listening. Not rooting for anyone so I won't be disappointed. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Finally on!!!

monty924 said...

I really don't care who wins... I like them all :))

Becky said...

I want Malcolm or Denise to win. However, that said, I will be happy with any of the four.

monty924 said...

Did anyone watch Abi's Ponderosa clips? RC was brutal to her!

Becky said...

What's up with Petals. Prayers going up for her quick recovery.

Becky said...

I haven't had time to watch the clips since Abi was sent packing. I am glad that RC got to unload on her.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, Joe, that's a lot of exams!!! Good luck concentrating! O_O

monty924 said...

Unload she did, lol. Everyone else was pretty lukewarm to her, but RC hasn't hid her disdain for Abi the entire time at Ponderosa.

Sharon S said...

Hope Petals is okay. Joe, I don't envy you -- had a student teacher up til last Thursday, so I am in a rare spot of little to look it in terms of work.

Nickelpeed said...

I don't care who wins, either. The four I liked made it to the end.

Nickelpeed said...

Hope Petals is okay. Hope she feels well soon.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh gosh, this one is big. Whomever gets this will win - I'm betting.

monty924 said...

The advantage that Skupin has is everyone will take him to the end thinking he won't win being a former player/vet.

Nickelpeed said...

Yay, Malcolm!!!! Let's see how it does it or him!!!

Nickelpeed said...

oops *for* him. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Yep, she's realizing now that Malcolm probably will not take her....

Nickelpeed said...

But, Lisa, it doesn't matter who you go with...if you take Denise, you lose; if you take Malcolm, you lose. I hate to say that, but it's true...

Nickelpeed said...

No you can't Mike. I really do not think you can beat either one of them. JMO.

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, I'm talking to myself...anyone else there? LOL.

Anonymous said...

I think strategically, Lisa played a better game...she tried to make moves. She also managed to outlast when people in her own tribe didn't want her. Denise survived a dying tribe but didn't make, or even try to make any moves. She followed Malcolm. What she did have going for her, is her athleticism.

Jackie said...

I would think that the only real competition for the win would be Malcolm or Denise. If one is in the F3, he or she should win. If both, not sure which one really has the edge.

monty924 said...

I don't think Lisa could win, but I woudn't count out Skupin.

Anonymous said...

who won immunity?? please tell me it was malcom?

monty924 said...

I don't know why, but I like the fallen walk and the final 3 or 2's breakfast at camp on the last day.

monty924 said...

Haven't played it yet, Anon. It's coming up here next.

Becky said...

Angie, you are VERY well rounded! LOLOLOL

Ed in Ohio said...

Jumpin' in! Better late than never.

Thoughts & prayers remain for Newtown tragedy.

Get well wish to Petals too!


Malcolm is now a marked man. Usually the strong survive, but on this show you become a target.

Nickelpeed said...

LMAO! Becky! That's exactly what I said out loud! hahahaha

Nickelpeed said...

I liked Penner this time around. I was sad he didn't make it further.

Anonymous said...

I miss Penner. He should've won.

Jackie said...

Anon - The Immunity Challenge hasn't happened yet.

monty924 said...

Wish it were a new final immunity challenge. Don't like repeats.

monty924 said...

Wow, not that's an advantage.

SueGee said...

Hello to everyone! Jumping in an out of here tonight as dinner beckons..

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Becky said...

What was his "advantage"?

Becky said...

Nevermind.

Becky said...

It paid off.

Anonymous said...

who won???

monty924 said...

Malcolm drops his ball. Reset!

Ed in Ohio said...

That's not an advantage!! That's a second chance!!!

Becky said...

Malcom is in trouble. If he doesn't win, he is gone.

Becky said...

I think they will vote him out. How about you?

monty924 said...

Nerves got to him. Malcolm out and will likely go to Ponderosa at TC.

Sharon S said...

Wow...impressed with Lisa on this one.

Nickelpeed said...

OMgosh. I would have never thought it's be these two. Wow..

Nickelpeed said...

I also think Malcolm is gone, too

Ed in Ohio said...

Lisa's really surprising me!

Nickelpeed said...

I really feel sorry for Malcolm. I've never seen any one shake like that. Poor guy.

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, who's it going to be?

Nickelpeed said...

Shut up Jeff. Dang it!

monty924 said...

Skupin wins final immunity... Woohoo!!

Anonymous said...

I love Jeff...but I hate when he gives that play by play. If I were a Survivor, I'd yell at him to be quiet lol.

Anonymous said...

Lisa was very impressive...very focused and in the zone.

Becky said...

Penny, I LOL when I read what you said to Jeff. I bet they wanted to tell him that!

Ed in Ohio said...

One of the two strongest competitors (Malcolm, Denise) is probably about to get voted out. Strange game??!!

Anonymous said...

malcolm plays in next season don't think he wins

Ed in Ohio said...

Malcolm & Denise game play was more 'physical' while Skup & Lisa played more with their 'wit'.

Nickelpeed said...

It is a strange game. Who would have thought these 4 would even be there? And, 2 of the strongest are in danger. Yes, very strange game.

Becky said...

Anon, how did you find out that Malcolm plays in the next game?

Nickelpeed said...

But you won't, Mike. You cannot win against either of them. It doesn't matter what you do. Just saying.

Ed in Ohio said...

Oh oh Skup's gettin' a big head!

monty924 said...

He can't keep Malcolm. He doesn't stand a chance against him. I still believe he has a chance against Denise.

Anonymous said...

omg malcom and denise open your eyes....vote for lisa, force a tie

monty924 said...

Here we go!!

Nickelpeed said...

Now, Lisa is trying to play the game. She should have been doing this a long time ago.

monty924 said...

What a look of contempt.

DRINKING

Becky said...

Okay, Petals is not here, so I will say it -- Abi's attitude still hasn't changed. She is a sour puss -- so drink up.

Ed in Ohio said...

Abi! Let her hair down!!

Nickelpeed said...

I don't think he has a chance against Denise, even. He loses no matter who he takes. The two women will vote Malcolm. I do not think any of the will vote Lisa. It could be a tie between Malcolm and Denise. This will be interesting.

Anonymous said...

list is out all returning players

Becky said...

Malcolm has beautiful eyes.

Ed in Ohio said...

I think Jeff has taken up too much of an 'influential' role at these tribal councils.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh my, maybe Lisa could be the one voted out. Wow.

Nickelpeed said...

Oooooh, poor Malcolm. He's played so well. Dang it.

Ed in Ohio said...

Malcolm and Denise were forced to vote against each other

Nickelpeed said...

This is very sad. Dang it. He played his heart out. Notice he only congratulated Denise. She will get his vote.

monty924 said...

He's just plain beautiful period, Becky. :))

Bye Malcolm :(

Anonymous said...

no they werent they could have forced a tie i bet either would have beat lisa in a tie breaker

monty924 said...

Oh Abi

DRINKING

Nickelpeed said...

Certainly he knew he was a threat? I know he had to have realized by forming an alliance with Mike and Lisa he knew he played a better game and they would have to decide sooner or later?

monty924 said...

Anon, Denise knew she couldn't beat Malcolm. Why would she have voted Lisa?

Ed in Ohio said...

I think Abi actually looked better sans make-up! Bottoms Up!

Anonymous said...

because there was no guarantee that they were going to vote malcom out, and they aligned from day 1, was sad to see them turn on each other

monty924 said...

I'll drink to that, Ed. CHEERS

Ed in Ohio said...

Cheers Monty!

One thing I always look forward to is to see how 'different' some of the contestants look on the finale/reunion show.

monty924 said...

Oh, I know. They all put weight back on and look totally different.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh Mike - I do think Denise will win. I just think the jury will see Denise as the best choice. I know there were some who did not like Denise, so it won't be a blow out, but I do think she'll win.

Ed in Ohio said...

Would the Jury really vote for Lisa? And what if they found out she was on Facts of Life? Penner knew who she was right?

monty924 said...

This isn't tree mail, it's tree meal ~Lisa

Good one!

Margo said...

Ya know all 3 finalist are over 40!

Becky said...

I don't think that Penner will blow her cover.

monty924 said...

Yes, Penner knows who she is. I don't think Lisa really stands any chance. I think it's a toss up between Skupin and Denise.

Their answers to the jury questions and their statement to the jury will decide this one. Which is as it should be.

Nickelpeed said...

Ed - it depends on who they prefer. Many of those on Mike's team could not stand him. And, Malcolm is mad at both Mike and Lisa. There are some who could not stand Denise, so the votes are really up in the air. The only reason I think they will all get some is because of what the others have said in the past. I think she will get a few votes.

Becky said...

I don't think Lisa will win either. I think Denise deserves the win.

monty924 said...

Pretty cool Margo. Now that you mention it, I think that's a first.

Ed in Ohio said...

To be honest if I was on the jury I'm not sure who would get my vote. Malcolm seemed to be the only clear cut choice.

Becky said...

Do you think Abi will vote for herself?

Nickelpeed said...

Here we go!!! Ought to be good - really good! Can't wait to hear Abi. Jeff ought to be interesting, too.

Nickelpeed said...

I think Denise will win. I do not think Lisa has a chance at all.

Ed in Ohio said...

40+ ^5

You're right Nickelpeed that's one way to look at it.

Nickelpeed said...

Lisa talks too much. But, she made a good point.

monty924 said...

All good arguments

Ed in Ohio said...

This is a tough call! I could see making a case for all 3 of them.

Nickelpeed said...

The thing is, we look at each of these players in different ways. We look at who makes a bold move all the time. Just because they didn't make big plays, does not mean they do not deserve to win. They are here, they beat all the others. They outlasted tribal council every time. Not one of us would have thought Lisa, Mike or Denise would make it to the F3. Not once. At least I didn't.

Anonymous said...

they all did well presenting themselves

monty924 said...

And here comes the bitter jury comments. Just ask a question, Artis!

Ed in Ohio said...

Sour Grapes!!

Nickelpeed said...

Boy, Artis isn't bitter is he?

He hated Mike, never considered him an alliance.

Nickelpeed said...

No deep questions?

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Final Three
Denise : Buzzmaam, Karen in CA
Lisa : Gaylos, Nana in the NW, Terry in TX
Skupin : Donna in FL, Lars

Jury
RC (Roberta) : ChicMc, PDX Granny, Sharon S
Jeff : DKNYNC, Jennasmom
Artis : Delee, ML
Pete : Becky, Rbennie
Jonathan : Brian, JonMD1267, Tammy G
Carter : Deb, Pam M in NJ, Syd
Abi-Maria : Chrob61, meb, SueGee
Malcolm : Dewan, Margo

monty924 said...

RC's laugh is like nails on a chalkboard.

Ed in Ohio said...

RC has a funny laugh!

Ed in Ohio said...

Monty Great minds again! LOL

Nickelpeed said...

OMGosh, that was - ouch!!!

monty924 said...

And who still thinks Malcolm is a sure vote for Denise? lol

Nickelpeed said...

Very good question. And, man, they are working hard to prove they are the one to win. LMAO!

Becky said...

Malcolm is really bitter. Sounds like Jeff is too.

monty924 said...

Drink ready

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, Malcolm is finding things out throughout all of this. The look on his face. Wow.

Ed in Ohio said...

DRINKIN"!!

monty924 said...

Abi's non-verbals are great! DRINKING

Nickelpeed said...

This season has been everything about loyalty. Abi never believed once Lisa was loyal, but she was, every step of the way. Abi is very, very bitter. The time frame is so short between the first jury member and the last.

Nickelpeed said...

Love Penner. Liking him so much better this time around.

monty924 said...

Penner is great too! DRINKING

monty924 said...

Hey, he just mentioned SAM

DRINK AGAIN

Ed in Ohio said...

This might be the most bitter jury in recent memory

Ed in Ohio said...

I knew Penner was going to out Lisa!!!

Sharon S said...

Wow - Penner is being nasty

Nickelpeed said...

Whoa!!!! He ruined it. That's terrible. Penner, same old Penner. I'm disappointed. He just took a possibility for her. Disappointed.

Becky said...

I can't believe that Penner did that.

Has there ever been a jury as bitter as this one?

monty924 said...

Well Penner certainly made it interesting. Whew!

Becky said...

Ed, I hadn't read your comment before I posted the same thing. Bitter, bitter, bitter.

Rochelle said...

Now why the hell did Penner out her like that. She tried very hard to keep a poker face. What did I miss... she betrayed her when she voted him off?

Sharon S said...

Be interesting to see what Penner has to say for himself in the reunion, if I can stay awake for it. (Not that I shouldn't be going to bed..have to be at school early for a faculty meeting about the shooting.) :(

Nickelpeed said...

No, she didn't play best game. But after listening to everyone, I think she had a chance, now, she will not get one vote. How horrible. Don't like him all over again. :-(

Anonymous said...

I'm so disappointed in Penner. I really thought he was above the pettiness and respected this game!

monty924 said...

I think there have been far more bitter juries, but Penner pushed this one very close. I think his remarks just colored the jury as the most bitter. Artis was pretty nasty too.

Ed in Ohio said...

The winner is going to earn their million$$ after that jury assault. Sadly though the other two just had to endure that.

Margo said...

I thought Lisa was gonna win until Penner told the jury she was a TV star. That was 25 years ago and people did not get paid what they do now. I bet she has little or none of that money left.

Nickelpeed said...

Now, I wish I had given her all my votes for favorite player. I am so mad at Penner. THAT will be the ONLY reason she will come in 3rd. Very bitter.

monty924 said...

She doesn't Margo. She's said she made investments that didn't go well. That money is long gone.

Rochelle said...

I thought Lisa was going to win too Margo, after hearing the jury... until Penner.

monty924 said...

I'm almost out of booze. They keep showing that scowl on Abi's face. DRINKING

Rochelle said...

One for Lisa

monty924 said...

Carter, lol SCOOPIN

Nickelpeed said...

Margo, I agree. I didn't think she had a chance at all until I heard how the other jury members attacked Denise and Mike. I thought - "Wow, Lisa does have a chance." Now, she won't. Nothing at all.

Rochelle said...

And now Jeff takes the run and sprouts a cape and FLIES to NY on the depth of his dimples!!!!

monty924 said...

Here comes the LATE LIVE show!

Rochelle said...

That was supposed to be URN not RUN

Nickelpeed said...

Penner made this a very unfair voting process. Who is going to reward a child star? They're going to think she has all kinds of money even though she lost it all in the 2008 stock market crash.

monty924 said...

Nice

Nickelpeed said...

How very nice.

Ed in Ohio said...

Lisa looks terrific!

monty924 said...

Congratulation DENISE!!!

Anonymous said...

what a shame.

Rochelle said...

Wow, that happened so fast. Only 5 votes determined that???

Nickelpeed said...

She actually did deserve to win. She endured a lot. Played a good game.

Becky said...

Good, she deserved it!

Rochelle said...

Ed, agreed, Lisa looks great
I'm sure good things will come out of this for her. And I didn't imagine Denise as a mom of a youngin' like that!

Ed in Ohio said...

She earned it. I would've been happy with any of the 3

Rochelle said...

Canb't wait to hear what Penner has to say these months later.... What a dick

Rochelle said...

Denise deserved it, yes

Jackie said...

I think when they reveal the rest, all of them will be Denise. The Carter misspelled Skoopin vote was probably the only one for him.

Margo said...

a well deserved win

Becky said...

The rest of the votes must have been for Denise.

Ed in Ohio said...

Yea Rochelle it would be nice if Lisa could get a new acting gig. Hope something opens up for her.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, Denise would have won no matter what.

Rochelle said...

WOw Penner looks so different!

Sharon S said...

Penner looks so different.

Becky said...

Denise is rather pretty. Penner is nice looking. Rotten thing he pulled at Tribal.

Nickelpeed said...

Did any of them know Jeff was a baseball player? I wonder if he tells everyone. LOL

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Wow! I think the right person one. She was amazing.

Jackie, thanks for hosting us again this season. You do throw a great party.

Sharon S said...

I love Lisa.

Rochelle said...

Yes, Jackie, thank you so much for hosting this blog again year after year. And thanks to all who comment here. Hope you ALL are having or will have a wonderful holiday!

Becky said...

Bring out another case of booze. They are going to talk with Abi.

What does she do for a living? Torture small animals? Beat old ladies out of their grocery money?

Jackie said...

Thanks, guys! YOU make it fun!

Nickelpeed said...

I am so happy you have this, Jackie. It's great! You are wonderful!! Thank you!

Nickelpeed said...
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Becky said...

Jackie, I want to join everyone else in thanking you for hostig us through the reality shows.

monty924 said...

Let me add my thanks to Jackie. What a fun place to hang on out for our CBS shows. :)))

Ed in Ohio said...

Count me in too! Thanks Jackie & all of you Great Pool Partiers!

monty924 said...

LOL @ Becky

Anonymous said...

I do believe Denise worked really hard and deserved the win. Any of them did. I just think it was pretty crappy that Penner shot Lisa's game all to pieces! I would've been happy with Skupin or Lisa. I think she came on pretty hard in the end. And I think Denise cruised. Penner's comments about 2 riding in with the other? That was Denise and Lisa riding in with Skupin. Surprise.

Jackie said...

Aw, shucks. SAM!!! Drink!

Ed in Ohio said...

Lisa's a winner in my book!

Rochelle said...

Is Lisa shouting?

Anonymous said...

LOVE LISA!!
Wish I didn't vote for Penner for fav player. (grumble)

monty924 said...

I think we'll get SAM back next season. Haven't seen the list yet, but you have to figure he'll play again.

Rochelle said...

Becky, your comment about Abi cracked me up!

Jackie said...

I saw the list. We'll see SAM as well as one from this season ... if the spoilers are true.

Rochelle said...

Jackie, can you tell me who SAM is? I have bot been able to watch much of this season, so am not in on the joke

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