Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Survivor: San Juan Del Sur Season Finale and Reunion Blog Party
Oh my. It's the season finale tonight! On a Wednesday even. How odd is that? I'm personally hoping for a Natalie win because she's the only one who's been consistently PLAYING the game. Of course, I don't always get my way in these things. We'll see, I guess.
Tonight is a two hour show followed by an hour of reunion. I'm really not sure how well I'll be able to do with the updates. Last night I was quite ill and still a bit iffy today. But I'll try my hardest to update this entry with the major events as they air here on the East Coast. Refresh the page to get the latest!
As always, the real party is in the comments area ... please join us there!
Here's the latest on the blog pool from the Lovely Lifeguard Laurie:
Baylor = Glenn, maquinn78, Sharon S
Jaclyn = CYW Coleman, rbennie
Keith = Donna in FL, PDX Granny
Missy = Ed in Ohio, Monty924, Sharon N
Natalie = Jennasmom, Kelsey NY
Val = Brenda, Nickelpeed
John R = Cheryl NC, MikesGirl, Terry in TX
Drew = Delee, Petals, SueGee
Kelley = Babs Dud, ML, Russ
Dale = Brian, Margo
QUIT -- Julie = Donna NY, meb
Josh = crob61, Rochelle, Jackie
Jeremy = Becky, Nana in the NW
Wes = Buzzmaam, ORKMommy, sanra
Reed = David, Kathy, Lynn1
Alec = Karen in Case, Merrilee
Jon M = Donna in Alabama, Laurie
Survivor fans ready?
Ah, a recap of the season so far starts us out.
Aw, Jaclyn is crying. Too bad, so sad. Baylor and Missy want a final three with them and Natalie.
Reward Challenge - Attached to a rope, unspool rope, build a bridge, use sandbags to knock down blocks. Playing for an advantage in the upcoming immunity challenge. Missy cannot compete with fractured foot yet remains in the game.
KEITH wins reward! He sends Jaclyn to Exile Island.
This is being done a bit differently this year with Jeff segments live from California interspersed with show segments.
Keith's advantage is a practice table for the Immunity Challenge. Once he walks away, he can't return. It's an odd doohickey transferring balls via spoons.
Immunity Challenge time. Keith didn't do great in his advantage tries, but at least he has a heads up. Missy is actually going to compete in this. (About time as she should have gone out rather than skipping challenges!)
Keith WINS individual immunity, guaranteeing him a spot in the final four!
Jaclyn tries to work on Natalie to team with her to vote out Missy. Baylor wants Natalie to give her idol to Missy. Don't do it, Natalie!
Tribal - Not overly exciting prelude. Jaclyn is pretty sure she's going home.
The Tally -- Natalie plays her idol for JACLYN! (Jaclyn had promised not to vote for her in the next tribal.) This was the last time the idol could be used.
Jaclyn, Jaclyn, Jaclyn, Baylor, Baylor!
The jury is thrilled! Baylor is voted out! She goes graciously and even says it was a good move.
Missy is taking it surprisingly well, too.
The plan is to vote out Keith if Natalie or Jaclyn win -- he's the bigger threat.
Immunity Challenge time again. It's very physical. Missy won't be able to play. There are obstacles and puzzle, then raising a flag.
OMG! Jaclyn WINS immunity!
Uh-oh. Jaclyn is thinking Natalie for the vote out. oh noes!
Tribal, the tally --
Keith, Missy, Keith, Keith.
Keith is gone. Rats, guy did his best and got far. It's an all female final three!
And, best of all, Natalie is still in it. The power shifts to the jury.
Final Tribal Council, jury questioning.
Missy -- Humbly sit here, I could be there. You will affect the rest of my life, loyalty was my game. Voting out Jon biggest move, broke my foot.
Jaclyn -- Ups and downs like real life. Felt alone, still fought. Align with others, middle position. I took over the reins. Brings up her medical condition which doesn't allow her to bear children.
Natalie -- I feel I deserve it. I have outwitted, outplayed, outlasted the other two. Went from surviving to trying to win. (Great speech!) She admits that had they made the right decision last night, she would have gone home instead of Keith. (Did I say great speech?)
Jon -- Jaclyn, present a big move or decision she was solely responsible for making and affected the game. She says the Josh out vote.
Keith -- Nat, how does it feel that the last words you ever spoke to me was a lie? Nat says that she knew if it wasn't him, it would be her. He sticks on the lying aspect and how he didn't lie.
Alec -- Nat, biggest one move and impact? Voting you off, she says. She explains the chain of events.
Alec -- Missy, mother? I directed people to vote who I wanted out.
Baylor -- Mom, much more than a game for us. We've been through the wringer. (On and on.) Most incredible thing you've ever done. Love you.
Josh -- Jaclyn, reason you're here on your merit or choices from stronger players. She talks of Jon being her stronger player. One move yours and no one else? Voting you out.
Wes -- What was it like to play with your loved one? Eh. Natalie is so proud to make it this far.
Jeremy -- Student of the game. Likes big move. Best player is going to win. Give Natalie her credit. Don't be mad.
Reed -- Nat, loved watching your gameplay, congrats. Enjoyed getting to know Jaclyn. Missy, you cast yourself as motherly, really wicked stepmother of the tribe, feels entitled. Lights into her!
Jon writes down Jaclyn, Jeremy wrote Nat, Baylor voted Missy. No surprises there!
Onto Los Angeles --
The tally: Jaclyn, Natalie, Jaclyn, Missy, Natalie, Natalie, Natalie!
NATALIE WINS (as she should)!!!
Next season teaser -- White Collar, Blue Collar, No Collar -- Survivor Worlds Apart