Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Survivor: Cagayan - 'It's Do or Die' Season Finale Blog Party


Oh my ... it's down to the end. Four remaining castaways, three tribal councils ahead of us and the reunion show. And, all of this on a Wednesday evening instead of the usual Sunday evening finale.

I know he's controversial, but I'd like to see Tony win. My blog pool pick went last week, so I'm a free agent. I think he's tried hard for the win even though he has some blunders and downfalls. Plus, he's local. Did you know he saved his neighbor's life? An article in the paper explains how that went down.

If not a Tony win, I'd like a Spencer win. I don't think he played the game as proactive as Tony, more of a reactive player. But he did indeed play the game and won challenges, found an idol and more.

I'm not keen on either a Kass or Woo win. I find Kass annoying and don't see her as much else. She hasn't won challenges, hasn't found idols and her claim to fame seems to be being abrasive. Woo, on the other hand, is very likable. I just think he's a follower and a bit of a dim bulb about the game itself.

I guess we'll find out soon!

Here's the latest on the blog pool from the Lively Lifeguard Laurie:
Pool 
Kass McQuillen -Delee, MikesGirl
Spencer Bledsoe - Becky and Monty924
Tony Viachos - Lynn1, Zoetawny
Woo Hwang - Laurie, SueGee

Jury
Sarah Lacina
Morgan McLeod
LJ McKanas
Jeremiah Wood
Jefra Bland
Tasha Fox
Trisha Hegarty

Survivor fans ready for a big night ahead? Got snacks? Got beverages?

Recap, recap ...
Tony feels horrible about voting out Trish, but said that no one could win against her in the end because she was so well-liked.

A boat arrives with Kass's husband unloading a crate. Spencer's sister is there. Tony's best friend showed up instead of his wife. He's teary. She didn't come because of their month-old baby. Woo's cousin came.

The tree mail hints at heights and jumping right in for the upcoming immunity challenge.

Jeff said that this is the best bunch of castaways of any season for getting along as he visited them in the Green Room. He also promises an epic challenge ahead. We'll be the judge of that!

Immunity challenge time! The loved ones watch, but don't participate.

Perched atop of pole in water, bucket, raise a key, swim, unlock puzzle pieces, solve puzzle. Not epic to me! The poles are vey high up and they're freaked, though.

Tony takes the early lead. Then Spencer. Kass is sucking wind at this challenge. Kass is catching up on the puzzle. It's Kass and Spencer in the lead.

OMG! KASS wins immunity!

Kass wants Spencer to go. She says she feels "good" with Woo or Tony.

Spencer has realized it's a final two, not three. He goes to Tony about it.

Tribal council time. Uh-oh, Kass and her mouth did her in. She admitted she would rather be with Woo in the final two. Spencer is her goal now and she might have turned the game against Woo.

The tally: Tony reveals his idol is useless tonight. Spencer, Woo, Spencer, Spencer. Spencer is out!

Woo and Kass make a final two pact.

Final Immunity time! The set is HUGE. Race through a maze of turnstiles, collecting medallions, raising flags. Some turnstiles work, some don't. Kass is ahead. Woo is following Tony. Now Woo is actually in the lead.

All are working on their cog puzzle.

WOO wins final immunity, followed by Kass.

Tony is trying his hardest to convince Woo he has a better chance against him than with Kass, citing his integrity, etc.

Final tribal time ... Woo votes for KASS to go! I think he blew the million, but I'm happy that Tony is staying. He deserves to stay!

Tony found a clue in their final two food basket. It led to a mirror and scale. Both Woo and Tony seem to have good cases for the win. Woo is going to go the martial arts integrity angle.

Final final tribal council in front of the jury.

Opening statements -- Tony will tell the truth. All of his choices were strategic, thanks Woo. Woo cites his integrity as expected. Goes on about his mother's will power in recovering from a heart attack and its inspiration.

Parvati Shallow told Jeff she would vote for Tony although she loves Woo.

Jury questioning ...

Sarah - Tony, swore you wouldn't write my name on your badge. Don't know if I could vote for you. Woo, if we switched places ... he would vote for her.

Jefra - Tony, own your game. You backstabbed us all. She's angry. Admit you're the villain! Tony pleads strategy.

Morgan - You kept men in your back pocket without breasts. How? He offered food, water, but made strategic moves. She respects Woo's decision to take a player rather than a goat to finals.

Jeremiah - Tony, swore on wife and kids. Doesn't like. Do you have a wife and baby. Where I'm from, pathetic. Woo, prove ... do you want to be a millionaire?

Tasha - Tony kept loyal people, but was unloyal. He regrets his decision to vote out Trish. Woo, align with Tony and no others? He trusted me.

LJ - Tony, who are you? Fantasy world in the game or real you? Tony said he's terrified of LJ.

Kass - Woo, why on earth? Didn't make the right move in taking Tony. Woo claims honor.

Next season -- Blood vs. Water II, San Juan Del Sur. Hmm.

Trish - Woo admits it was his idea to blindside her. Tony -- best of buddies. They trusted me, not you. Spent the game putting out Tony flames. Would never swear on a family grave like you did! Was it worth it to you to sacrifice your own father? Yes, it was.

Spencer - Woo, comparison to a dog in gameplay. Followed Tony all through. Good dog. Kass is the goat again. Tony, no questions. Talks to the jury in favor of Tony and how hard he played the game and was the puppetmaster. WOW. He says Tony is the only one who played the game and honored it. Vote for Tony!

Time to vote ... Spencer votes Tony in big block letters. Tasha votes Woo. No other votes are shown.

And now we're in Hollywood! Jeff thinks more players came to play this season.

The tally:
Tony, Woo, Tony, Tony, Tony, Tony!

As it should be, Tony Vlachos wins Survivor!

Huh. Tyler Perry is responsible for the idol with special powers.

The jury says it would have voted for Woo to win over Kass. No surprise there.

287 comments:

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Joe in NY said...

Hi gang.

I kind of miss the Sunday finale.

monty924 said...

Woohoo... it's finale night. I've got the grill fired up even though it's storming. Shrimp and wings. Help yourself!

~~~SPLASH~~~

monty924 said...

Me too, Joe. I guess with the holiday weekend they decided to change it.

lynn1 said...

hi Jackie, Joe & Monty

monty924 said...

Hi Lynn

lynn1 said...

I have fresh homemade crab cakes with remoulade sauce

monty924 said...

Fingers crossed that Spencer makes it to F2, if not then Tony should win assuming he makes it and he probably will.

monty924 said...

Yummy, Lynn. The crab cakes go great with the grilled shrimp.

lynn1 said...

I hope Spencer or Tony wins it all.

monty924 said...

Still no class Kass

lynn1 said...

I love grilled shrimp

monty924 said...

hope the power doesn't go out :((

Sharon S said...

Hi all.
Tony's special idol isn't valid now is it?

Becky said...

Hey, everyone. Jackie, thank you for hosting us for the A-R and S season.

I did watch Amazing Race Sunday at our daughters. The TV and computer were not in the same room.

Petals said...

~*~**~*~*~ SPLASH ~~*~*~*~*~*

hey everyone! Sorry I'm late, I was carrying 2 big bottles of Malibu coconut rum and rolling a watermelon.

Mmmm....starving. Shrimp hitting the spot.

monty924 said...

Hi Becky and Sharon. Sharon it isn't. He's bluffing.

Petals said...

As much as I hate to admit it, Tony does deserve the prize.

monty924 said...

Hey Petals. So glad the drinks got here in time. I have some orange pineapple juice and grenadine. Goes great with the Malibu Rum!

Joe in NY said...

It's an odd final 4. You've probably got 2 people who the jury dislikes (Tony and Kass) and then 2 people the jury might like (Woo and Spencer). The problem is, I think, that the #1 mover and shaker is Tony, the second most active person was Kass, followed by Spencer and Woo. That kind of means it is a total crapshoot with the jury. The best player is the least liked and the worst player is the most liked. LOL

monty924 said...

I agree, Petals. If Tony makes it to final two, he deserves it unless he's up against my boy that is. hehehe

Becky said...

I hope Spencer wins it. If not him then Tony has really earned it. If the two of them are in the finals then it is a toss up as to who will win. Tony has stabbed so many people in the back on the way to the end that it could cost him.

Joe in NY said...

Monty, I don't think it was the holiday that got in the way of the finale on Sunday, it was the Amazing Race Finale and all the series finales on Friday.

lynn1 said...

It would be kind of funny if Spencer, Woo and Kass voted for Tony and he had to leave.I hope they believe him though because I would rather see Tony win than Kass or Woo

Jackie said...

Hey, guys!

monty924 said...

*pineapple... not orange pineapple

Petals said...

Lynn.. mmmm.

Anonymous said...

I'm working, but it's raining like cars and dogs here. Every way home is flooded. I want to go home. :-(

Penny

monty924 said...

Thanks, Jackie for the pool party!

Petals said...

a Spencer/Tony finale would be GREAT!

Joe in NY said...

Kass is such an annoying idiot

Joe in NY said...

Kass really thinks Tony hasn't done anything?

Petals said...

Kass is just plain unlikable, IMO.

Sharon S said...

Monty, thanks for clarifying for me! I would hate to see that kind of advantage for final 3.

Joe in NY said...

That's weird. Don't they usually do the loved ones episode earlier.

Petals said...

This is a fun surprise!

lynn1 said...

Penny please be careful

Petals said...

awww. Damn, I don't know how to react to Has-a-Heart Tony.

Petals said...

Yes, stay put, Penny

Sharon S said...

Woo is getting a lot of air time...

monty924 said...

Woo, is adorable but he won't win this thing. No way!

Anonymous said...

I like Spencer. He had to stay alive. He had no choice. He tried to convince people to make moves. All Kass did was stab people in the back thinking by doing that, some one would bring her. I think Spencer did a lot more to stay in the game.

Penny

Sharon S said...

I agree with the others, Penny; stay where you are safe!

Petals said...

Woo...I love Woo.

Petals said...

Geeminy! I need to go on Survivor just for the diet. LOL

Sharon S said...

Which family member/friend seems to be the best equipped to help their loved won win immunity?

lynn1 said...

I think Woo is adorable but I don't think he should win

Petals said...

Side note: The wildlife photography has been amazing this season.

This may be the group that gets along, but what a boring group.

Becky said...

If the other three vote Tony and he plays the idol then only his vote will count.

lynn1 said...

Becky, the idol is useless

Petals said...

Sharon - Woo's brother would be great for a physical challenge.

Petals said...

BIG BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like Tony. He really isn't a bad guy. I think he just gets a bad rap!

monty924 said...

I agree, Penny. Spencer has a respectable argument to the jury as to why they should vote for him. He's fought to be there the entire season.

monty924 said...

Come on Spencer. You need this one BIG time!

monty924 said...

Well, Tony isn't good at puzzles.

Petals said...

Penny, I think I turned against Tony when he swore on his badge. I'm not a cop, but I thought badges were, like, sacred or something.

Joe in NY said...

Kass might as well just quit and sit it out. It takes her twice as long as everyone else to get it up, then she just misses the tube

Anonymous said...

Go tony!

Sharon S said...

Penny, I agree about Woo's cousin. Spencer's sister might have been good too. I think the other two would have handicapped the competitors if they had played also.

Petals said...

Tony wins everything. *yawn*

I'm pouring some more rum, anyone else?

monty924 said...

Lmao @ Kass. Karma?

monty924 said...

Pour one for my Petals

Joe in NY said...

Kass is so good at puzzles, she should win easily. LMAO

Petals said...

Hey, if Tony really can't swim, how have we avoided water challenges until now??
I mean, usually there are several water challenges that really trip-up the non-swimmers.

lynn1 said...

damn look a Kass

Sharon S said...

drat

monty924 said...

CRAP!!!

Petals said...

un effing believable!!!

Wow, well-deserved Kass.

Becky said...

WOW! I am impressed. I really wanted Spencer to win.

monty924 said...

Well, Spencer's gone. GO TONY

Sharon S said...

"Brain dead weasel" - lol

Joe in NY said...

Color me shocked...she has been horrible at puzzles all season and was sooo far behind.

monty924 said...

Actually they should get rid of Tony, but Kass and Woo are convinced that he isn't liked by the jury and they will both want to take him. BIG MISTAKE

Joe in NY said...

Then again, everyone seems to want her in the final anyway, so she was in no danger. Gotta figure it is Woo or Spencer. If they are smart, they'll oust Spencer. Woo can't make any argument other than he's NOT Tony or Kass.

Joe in NY said...

I'm not sure what I'd do if I were them. If the jury awards game play, Tony is the biggest threat. IF the jury is bitter and votes who they like, then Spencer and Woo are the bigger threats. I think it is just a total toss-up.

monty924 said...

Joe, the smart move would be to vote Tony off. He has this in the bag if he makes it to final 2. I don't think this jury will be another Russell hate jury (other than Kass). It really has more to do with the game they respect and the game they don't.

monty924 said...

Joe, you need to watch the Ponderosa clips and the Survivor Live After Show each week. These people despise Kass and they respect Tony and Spencer's game. They don't say much about Woo.

lynn1 said...

I'm bringing out the Hagen Daz Limoncello gelato. I have a pint for everyone so dig in

Petals said...

does anyone know how I can save my font style & size in my Word?

Petals said...

Lynn, that is so nice. Thank you.

:)

Petals said...

Yeah, Joe. It's a toss-up.

monty924 said...

Let's build a fire, LOL!

Joe in NY said...

boy, she really better not win. She is soooo annoying to me.

That was the briefest round of negotiations they've ever shown around so important a vote.

lynn1 said...

I love the limoncello and it shows!

Petals said...

Trish is still frightening-looking, even "cleaned up"

Petals said...

I have a weakness for Breyers Strawberry. And it shows :)

monty924 said...

Spencer... too much! UGH

Petals said...

ditto Monty. Too much, SHUT UP!

monty924 said...

This is where Tony's bluff pays off for him.

Petals said...

What dumbasses!! Duuhhhhrrrrr

Joe in NY said...

That was as good an argument as Spencer could make...assuming Tony believes him.

Joe in NY said...

Tony's problem is, he doesn't dare burn Woo, does he?

Sharon S said...

:(

lynn1 said...

crap

monty924 said...

Good run, pool boy :(((

Becky said...

Darn, darn, darn! Tony just shot himself in the foot.

monty924 said...

If it's Kass and Woo at the end, I'm turning the TV off. UGH

Joe in NY said...

I think Tony had to go that way. Spencer is potentially the only one who could beat him with a bitter or strategic jury.

Petals said...

Poor Spencer. He played his ass off, but then he shouted his had.

Joe in NY said...

Monty, I agree. Can you think of a worse Final 2 EVER than Kass and Woo?

Petals said...

Yeah Joe. Trish against anyone. She is scary. Her appearance would scare children, and this is still primetime.

Becky said...

Yeah, he was my pool person. I had hoped to have a double win since I had Dave and Connor in the Amazing Race.

Sharon S said...

Becky - lol Were you hoping to stake out an entire section of the pool for yourself with a double win this spring?

lynn1 said...

I am definitely cheering for my pool pick Tony

Anonymous said...

Crap. Don't like Tony, but other two do not deserve to win.

Penny

monty924 said...

Lynn, I'm cheering for Tony now too.

lynn1 said...

If I were on the jury and the final 2 were woo and Kass I honestly wouldn't want to vote for either of them

Becky said...

Tony is poop out of luck.

monty924 said...

Lol@Lynn. I would put a blank vote in the box out of protest :))

monty924 said...

Petals, the jury members have had nothing but nice things to say about Trish. Evidently she played a flawless social game out there. Well, all except for Kass and she still after decompressing has nothing nice to say about Kass, LOL.

Joe in NY said...

Sorry, but I have to cheer for Tony. A Kass/ Woo finale would be unbearable.

Petals said...

Monty, my only thing against Trish is that she called someone fat. That really pisses me off, when someone who is less-than-gorgeous has the nerve to say something negative about another chick. But of course, I am hypocritical, because I am calling her Ramses' mummy (and I am less-than-gorgeous). but I am also not on TV.

Petals said...

c'MON WOOO!

monty924 said...

OMG... what will Woo do? Dammit!

Petals said...

it's anyone's game now!

monty924 said...

Could be a million dollar decision or a million dollar mistake. Take Kass, Woo!

Becky said...

Woo will take Kass.

Sharon S said...

I love how happy Woo always is, and I love his smile right now. I know he hasn't played a strong leadership role, but he deserves a lot for maintaining a positive outlook the whole time. Prob. doesn't deserve the win, but I do like him.

lynn1 said...

Woo please stick with Tony

monty924 said...

Lol, I get what you're saying. We didn't see how Trish was with all of them. It's all in the edit.

Petals said...

On the subject of winning...Novak Djokovic donated 100% of his prize money (from last week's tourney) to hunger relief in Serbia, his home country.

lynn1 said...

I will be so disappointed if Kass and Woo are the final 2. It will be a travesty.

Anonymous said...

This sucks if woo wins this. He better take Tony. Kass & woo suck!

Becky said...

Bye, bye, Tony. Should have taken Spencer up on his deal.

lynn1 said...

Tony needs to pull out all the stops to convince Woo to vote out kass

Petals said...

Lynn, I think that will be the finale. Maybe Tony will win Fan Favorite.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a disappointing ending well that is if woo takes kass which I'm assuming he will.

Anonymous said...

I hope woo takes Tony otherwise this will turn into a bad season. Why of all seasons did they have to go back to a final two!

Becky said...

Sharon, it would have been nice. I wouldn't have staked out part of the pool. Really, I wouldn't.

monty924 said...

Well, we all know that Woo has been impressionable this season! Tony could convince him. Maybe???

monty924 said...

Woo, take Kass and it's a million dollars in your bank account!

monty924 said...

I predict he will take Kass, because Trish said that she wanted a Spencer/Tony final 2 in her interview with Parv on the after show.

Rochelle said...

SPLASH! So late to the party!!1

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Rochelle said...

I finally caught up on all the eps I missed the last few weeks but I am just tuning in now at tribal...

Petals said...

You missed some CRAZY close challenges Rochelle.

Rochelle said...

Kass has played a good game but I don't think I'd know that if I were on the island with her

Petals said...

Is there a fan fave this year?

Rochelle said...

Thanks! I will watch in the next few days Petalzzz

Rochelle said...

Good for Woo, that he does not want to hear from either.

Petals said...

I began the season hating Tony, but damn, I gotta admit - that guy was playing from the minute his foot hit the sand. Heck, Tony played in his sleep! He deserves it.

Joe in NY said...

please don't mess up my season! LOL

SueGee said...

Woo all the way!!

~~~Waving at everyone~~~

Just made it home after a loooonnnnnggg day at work. Time for dinner and then the show will be on here!!

Just think - Big Brother starts in just about a month!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Rochelle said...

Well, I liked Woo a lot from seeing him with those kids. A truly sweet should. Kass or Tony may deserve to win…. Fan favorite… not Tony. He may have outwitted outlasted and out played but I did not like him at all

Rochelle said...

AH shit

Joe in NY said...

oh, Thank God. Nothing would have been worse than her winning

Rochelle said...

I am shocked he did that… Maybe he feels Tony has annoyed more people than Kass has rubbed the wrong way.

Becky said...

Good! She didn't deserve to win.

Joe in NY said...

I don't think Woo deserves the win, but I could live with his winning.

Joe in NY said...

I don't think Woo deserves the win, but I could live with his winning.

lynn1 said...

Thank you Jesus!

Petals said...

and now we FLLLYYYYYY to LA!

Becky said...

Trish is scary!

monty924 said...

It's Tony's in the bag!

Joe in NY said...

Kass thinks Woo made a mistake, but didn't she say just yesterday that she could beat Woo.

Petals said...

Yowzalicious, what will happen?

Becky said...

At least it won't be Kass winning.

~~Silk said...

Why am I reminded of the guy who gave away the immunity idol and then was promptly voted out?

monty924 said...

True, Becky. Joe she did, but I think she knows her goose was cooked either way.

Anonymous said...

Thank God! Tony really is a good guy & great player hopes the jury sees that! Don't know why people don't like him. He was just playing the game. Much nicer then Russell.

monty924 said...

Woo just fell for the oldest trick in the book. He wouldn't get Tony's vote. So what, big deal! He should have taken Kass!

Petals said...

I love that Woo wants to take a real player, so that his victory is real. I love lil Woo.

lynn1 said...

we could make our own million by creating the survivor diet

Petals said...

I have some Moet chilling, one bottle for me and one for you guys, HAHAHA
Kidding - I have 3 bottles. Getting ready for the final vote.

Rochelle said...

Much nicer than Russell Anonymous, but he was just so paranoid and often a bit of a bully. I do know he played the game from day 1 and here he is in the final two. He deserves it more than Woo and I love Woo. But Kass and Tony would have been a better duo to duke it out, both played hard… and in my opinion both were not all that likable as well.

monty924 said...

Here we go! Bitter jury coming up... weeeeeeeeeeeee

Petals said...

Woo is honorable, for sure. He will be able to start his studio with 2nd place.

Petals said...

I agree, Rochelle.

Rochelle said...

ha Monty!

Rochelle said...

Well, I'm amazed at Woo's speech. Maybe he has a little chance….

Joe in NY said...

ooo...he played the sick mother card. Oh no he didn't!

Rochelle said...

I didn't realize this was the finale. Parvarti tools totally different to me

lynn1 said...

Trish and Kass are not very attractive even after they got cleaned up. I'm not trying to be mean or catty just an observation

Rochelle said...

Lynn1 --Trish I bet is beautiful if she gains back weight. Face or figure factors in with her. I thought Kass's hair looked fluffier than I expected.

Jackie said...

I think Kass's biggest gameplay has been being the ultimate thorn in the side of many. I'm glad it's Woo and Tony and hope for a Tony win. He played the best game.

lynn1 said...

Rochelle you are nicer than me! LOL

lynn1 said...

this ought to be good

Becky said...

I agree that Woo is more likeable, but Tony did play a harder game.

I confess that I like Tony better than I did. However I will be happy with either win.

Rochelle said...

Trish looks angry

Petals said...

who else is excited about BB?

Petals said...

Rochelle, Trish is ... scary, period.


@@ oh Geeminy!! She has to remind us that she is attractive? Again? Girl, borrow $5 from Woo & buy some self esteem.

Joe in NY said...

morgan called Kass a goat? LMAO

Rochelle said...

Did she just call Kass a GOAT???

Sharon S said...

I forgot about Jeremiah's unique accent.. translator? translator?

monty924 said...

See? Morgan: Just a goat that doesn't deserve to be there. I bet Kass had a rude welcome at Ponderosa.

Rochelle said...

Wow, could more people vote for woo than we thought?????

Sharon S said...

Tony is going to need a little more therapy than Woo after this tribal.

Rochelle said...

Trish WAS loyal to him till the end.

Petals said...

I would love to see Woo win it.

Rochelle said...

Love Hur, she is pretty and sane.

Rochelle said...

I didn't get what was just said to LJ

Rochelle said...

ooohhhhhh here comes Kass. She's smart tho

Rochelle said...

Woah, did Woo just snow job her?

Rochelle said...

Oh a rat and snake speech! And it's valid!!

monty924 said...

Woo, just shot himself in the foot. He wouldn't take Trish thinking she might win, but he took Tony?

Rochelle said...

GO TRISH

Sharon S said...

I suddenly like Trish.

Rochelle said...

That answer yes…. I think it just killed Tony's options?

Petals said...

Trish'll still vote for Tony, IMO

Rochelle said...

ha Sharon S - all your comments have been making me cackle

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