Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Survivor: Kaoh Rong Season Finale Blog Party


Survivor fans ready? It's the big season finale with folks I wouldn't have predicted in the final four. As the show airs, I'll update this entry with the major happenings -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Please join us there. We like snacks. And beverages. Don't forget the beverages!

Lifeguard Laurie has been keeping up with the pool --

Aubry Braco - Jennasmom, Glenn
Cydney Gillon - Leo Lionharted, PDX Granny
Michele Fitzgerald - Brian TCC, Kelsey NY
Tai Trang - Margo, anonymouse

Jury
Neal Gottlieb
Nick Maiorano
Debbie Wanner
Scot Pollard
Julia Sokolowski
Kyle Jason 
Joseph Del Campo (medical evac) - Grandi, Petals

Let's get this show going! Not to mention, the party ...

The scene is set in Los Angeles. A mention was made that Mark the Chicken made it further than any other chicken without being eaten. Jeff promises us a first time new twist which could mean the difference between winning and losing for a castaway. Hmm.

Now it's just recapping all the difficult times.

At camp Tai is worried ... worried that people will get mad about Mark crowing and blame on him, worried that he can't use his idol as they're at the Final Four, worried if he can win anyone over other than Aubry.

Aubry thinks that Michele is the one who's the biggest threat for winning jury votes.

Michele thinks Tai is dangerous. Cydney thinks everyone wants to take her to the final three.

Reward Challenge is on! Obstacle course, puzzles and a locked box. Steak, vegetables, drinks and a protein bar are the reward.

Aubry wins Reward! It's her first individual win. She's offered the opportunity to bring one person ... or not. She chooses Cydney. Hmm. She says it's so they can beat Michele in Immunity. But, of course, we know that Michele and Cydney are big allies. Hmm.

Meanwhile, Michele is working on Tai to vote out either Aubry or Cydney. She wants Aubry and gets Tai to agree with her. Once again, he's willing to try for the million at any cost even if it means betraying his one true alliance.

Time for the Immunity Challenge. Race into ocean, retrieve a key, stairs, another key, race back out, drop a ball, key, puzzle. Aubry led for until the puzzle, then Tai (and Michele) took over the lead. Cydney and Aubry are out of it for all it's worth.

Michele wins Immunity!

Aubry (of course) wants to target Cydney, but doesn't quite trust Tai, either. They think a tie and the fire-making to solve it. Meanwhile, Cydney and Michelle talk. Michele wants to target Aubry because she would do better with the jury than Tai would. They want to bring Tai into it. Aubry is right to worry.

Aubry promises us she won't go down without a fight.

Tribal Council. Uh-oh. Tai mentions alliances are out the door now. It's a me game, not a we game according to Cydney.

The tally:
Aubry, Cydney, Aubry, Cydney -- it's a tie! Onto the fire-making challenge? I don't know. I do know we're onto a commercial.

The votes won't change and it is fire-making -- Cydney vs. Aubry.

Aubry wins and Cydney goes to the jury!

Michele thinks Tai gave Aubry a million dollars by voting Cydney.

They find out it's a final two, not three. There's one more challenge and the winner chooses who they're taking with them.

Immunity is NOT up for grabs. They ARE the final three! They get to plead their case to the jury. But they will vote someone out. The winner gets to vote out a jury member. Interesting.

They have to balance on wobbly (huge springs) platforms while stacking balls and stands with a pole.

Michele wins! Not only does she get to vote off a jury member, she gets to be the one to tell them.

Michele is thinking of taking Joe out as she's sure he would vote for Aubry. Tai brings up Neal, who might persuade the others more than Joe. Aubry thinks that Tai might have more power with the jury than they think. She suggests Scot.

Jury questioning time! Michele reads the announcement -- the jury member voted out won't be here for the questioning, nor the vote. After much reasoning why the vote of whom ... Michele votes.

She takes out Neal. Whoa, he tosses some insults at her comparing her to a whining little puppy. Nasty dude. The right choice? He tells us that both Tai and Aubry played better than Michele.

The castaways get a scale and a mirror. Yikes all about! They get their last day feast. Each one tells us about their game, why they need to win and their fear of the jury.

Mark accompanies them to the jury questioning.

Nick: Giving advice, some animosity, Michele show intelligence, Tai awareness, Aubry confidence. Be honest.

Debbie: Tai, inexplicable switching votes, multiple personality? Tai says he didn't. Protected Aubry when Scot and Jason targeted his ally. Stayed true, but had to make a big move. Aubry - I helped keep you in the game, would you do the same? Yes, heat stroke, gamewise you were too much of a threat. No questions for Michele.

Julia: Michele, you were the weakest link on the Beauty Tribe, brought along as a number after the merge. I was proud of you when you made the big move to vote me out. Michele said she had to prove she was capable. Tai - you started out strong, huge threat, things went crazy, deteriorated. He says he followed his alliance to the end.  Nothing for Aubry.

Joe: Michele, know what your game is about. Tai - Selfless, hardworking, truthful. Why you, not Aubry? Tai talks of idols, getting Scot out. Aubry - how did your game differ? Tai came to her with info, if Tai didn't have her, nothing would have gone on, she had the right side for votes, he didn't.

Jason: Truth time. I don't know who I'm voting for. Michele, you weren't in on the Scot vote. When did things change? She says she worked her way in and didn't flip-flop like Tai did. Tai - Why did you leave us (Scot and Jason)? I got scared, got scared of your relationship with Scot.

Cydney: Aubry - Always a plan to get me out? Aubry says it was supposed to be Michele, but she had immunity. Michele - Did you know that it would be a tie. I wanted to be here with you, says Michele.

Scot: Tai, got an idol, didn't use it, didn't use your advantage right. Aubry - started out well. Why would I vote for you? Because you're a competitor and I am in my own way. Michele - You out-toughed those two. Well done, Michele.

Jeff gives the three a chance to talk:

Aubry - Managed to change, tried hard, played my heart out.

Tai - Game is hard, believes in goodness and humanity, each is a hyacinth plant floating on water. Teary.

Michele - I was playing an intelligent game, had to fight her way against roadblocks, believed in self. Proud of herself.

Jeff gives Tai a chance to set Mark free and they all say goodbye to their chicken.

It's onto Los Angeles and the cleaned-up final three.

The votes:
Michele, Aubry, Aubry, Michele, Michele, Michele.

Fellow Jersey Girl Michele wins Survivor: Kaoh Rong!

Whoa ... in the reunion, pop star Sia gives Tai 50 grand for himself and another 50 grand to the animal charity of his choice.

Drew Carey segment about the Survivor people on The Price is Right to air Monday 5/23 at 8pm. 

Next season will be set in Fiji. 33rd season, 20 castaways, Millennials vs. Gen X.

342 comments:

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Becky said...

Hey Jackie and other fans. Jackie, we appreciate you giving us a place to meet and enjoy our shows. Thank you.

Nickelpeed said...

~~~~SPLASH~~~~ Hi Jackie, Vincent and Becky!!!! I'm so excited~~~

Petals said...

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

WhooooHOOOOOOOOOO! Finale PART-AYY, people!

*bowing to my hosts* Ms Jackie and Master Vincent!

I brought a 20pc Long John Silvers fish bucket, hushpuppies and cole slaw. Plus my usual keg of "STellllaaaaAAAA" Artois!

Welcome everyone! XOXOXOX

SueGee said...

Howdy to everyone!!! I brought a bunch of Casper's Hot Dogs, a local made foot-long treat that is the best!! The grill is ready to go, so I will pass them around as they are requested!!

For anyone interested, Joe (yes Petals, that Joe) is live on the Survivor Facebook page right now from backstage at the reunion show


SueGee

Jackie said...

Hi, guys!

Petals said...

I'm rooting for lil Tai (and Mark)

Becky said...

Hey, Penny and Petals. Pass me a Stella, please. I brought peanuts and pretzels. Let the party begin.

SueGee said...

Pass me a beer too! It was HOT here today (94) but cooling down now

Nickelpeed said...

I have chips and dip and Moscoto.

Hi SueGee and Petals! Fish bucket sounds great!

Petals said...

*sliding a Stella to Becky*

monty924 said...

Hey everyone... I made a big pot of chili hoping that it will bring the warm weather back. Diving in..................

Laurie said...

Hello everyone! Looking forward to a great night. This sure was a strange season, wasn't it
Thanks to Jackie for giving us this gift. Remember, we can thank her with our words and we can support her with our dollars!!

Petals said...

I hope they let Tai keep Mark.

SueGee said...

Oh Monty - Chili dogs!! Anyone got some grated cheese??? I got the onions!

Nickelpeed said...

Did anyone get the look at the possible returnees to Survivor Season 34? Tough list. Some I don't think needed to come back.

Becky said...

Hey, SueG. Oh, and a special hey to Master Vincent.

Petals said...

Laurie - thanks for reminding me! I need to put some $$ in the coffer for Vincent's catnip! :)

Ed in Ohio said...

Finale! Wow 3 hours! I'll probably be in & out at times

monty924 said...

Sounds good SueGee. Did any of you watch the live stream of the Green room on FB? Petals, your boy Joe (not the silver fox Joe, but man bun Joe) hosted it. They all clean up so nice. :))

Pinky said...

Hi Jackie! Hi everybody!

Ed in Ohio said...

Footlong chili dog & Stella sound too good to pass up!

Petals said...

OH! Before I forget - SET YOUR DVRs for next Monday, Tues & Wed! The all stars from BB, Survivor and TAR will be on special prime-time editions of The Price is Right! My lovely Janeygirl, funny Brittany, Cool Jeff, James, etc will be on the BB show. And my boyfriend Joe, Rupert, Rob, and WOO will be on the Survivor one. Not sure about the TAR people.

Petals said...

*passing Stella to Ed*

Becky said...

Hey, Ed. Who was on the list, Petals?

Nickelpeed said...

Did anyone notice that there was no family meet up this year?

Nickelpeed said...

That sounds cool, Petals. Prime time. Got to remember that. Thanks Petals.

Nickelpeed said...

I don't think they'll let Tai keep Mark. With the bird flue being a problem, they probably will not let it him take him back to US.

SueGee said...

I was just peeking at it Monty. Hard to figure out who is who when they are all cleaned up LOL. I will be chatting here most of the show, but will have the basketball game on here a bit later. Chat will be over just when the show starts here!!

monty924 said...

Thanks for the heads up Petals. Have to set the DVR

Nickelpeed said...

Man, this one is difficult. Aubry has been doing well. Wow.

SueGee said...

Grab a beer and a hot dog Pinky!

Petals said...

Here is a link to the Prime Time Price is Right, with all contestants

http://parade.com/472671/joshwigler/survivor-big-brother-amazing-race-the-price-is-right-photos/

monty924 said...

Aubry is coming on strong at the end

Ed in Ohio said...

Three women & Tai/guy!

Petals said...

wow - that was nail-biter!

Nickelpeed said...

I just do not like Aubry. She just rubs me the wrong way. But she did this really well.

SueGee said...

You think if they vote Tai out, they will go back and eat Mark?

monty924 said...

I agree, Penny

Becky said...

I'm glad that she didn't take Tai. Those other two would kill Mark if he wasn't there.

monty924 said...

I have a feeling Mark survived from Tai's comments in the green room before the show

Petals said...

I hope so, Monty! It'd be a Survivor first.

The pool water is perfect tonight, Jackie (and Lifeguard Laurie)

Nickelpeed said...

She's alienating Tai, though. I'm hoping Tai and Michelle talk. I do not dislike Michelle. She's an underdog. I hope she steps up, now.

Becky said...

Hey, Pinky.

Pinky said...

Aubrey is underestimating cydney. I think Cyd could win this thing.

Nickelpeed said...

I wonder what the last minute change is. Isn't their another surprise coming?

Becky said...

I don't like Sydney. She rubs me the wrong way.

Petals said...

Do we think Tai will win Fan Fave?

monty924 said...

I wonder what the big surprise will be tonight? Jeff hinted that it had never been done... could it be a tie at the final vote?

Pinky said...

Yeah Nickel - some new twist we've never seen before. Hmmmmm

monty924 said...

Pinky, Cydney could absolutely win this.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, even this challenge is long and hard.

Becky said...

Come on Tai!

Nickelpeed said...

There was a fan fave??? I missed it if there was. Darn.

Petals said...

I tell ya - the real stars of this show are the cameramen, the challenge-makers and the editors. Because after all these years, this show is still as awesome as ever!

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, Aubry is coming on strong now. She's really going for it.

Pinky said...

Go Tai!!!!!!!!

Petals said...

Penny, I dunno if there was. Sometimes there is...

Petals said...

dammit, Tai! C'MON!!!!

SueGee said...

All the voting on TV shows lately seems to be by tweets...that always sucks for those of us on the left coast

Ed in Ohio said...

Puzzles are usually an equalizer

Petals said...

(I would have collapsed lock)

Petals said...

oops - collapsed after ONE lock. This is very physical!

Petals said...

slow n steady, TAI... easy baby...

monty924 said...

Agree, Petals. THe challenges are still cool after all these years. Come on Tai!!

Nickelpeed said...

I really like twitter. Only thing bad about it, they do not give you enough letters to say everything.

Becky said...

Come on Tai!

Ed in Ohio said...

Hey SueGee, Good Luck to your Dubs tonite! I'm hoping for a Cavs / Warriors rematch

SueGee said...

saw a preview of this challenge when I was watching Ponderosa. They set up the challenges and then the staff actually does them to make sure there are no loose ends.

Petals said...

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeps.

*finishing another StellA!*

Nickelpeed said...

I'd like to see Michelle do well. She's the underdog right now. I'd be happy if either Tai or Michelle win.

SueGee said...

Thanks Ed. That would be a good rematch

monty924 said...

Woohoo for Michelle

Ed in Ohio said...

Michelle.....my Belle!!

Becky said...

Oh, no, I hoped Tai would win it.

Nickelpeed said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boy, that really put a monkeywrench in their plans.

Petals said...

wow. I hope she sticks with Tai

SueGee said...

Pass me another one too Petals

Pinky said...

Tai may be screwed now.

Becky said...

They will vote Tai out. Tai would be the one to take. He has double crossed so many people he will be in trouble.

Nickelpeed said...

I guess Aubry and Cyndey got too stuffed on their reward. It slowed them down.

Pinky said...

I think they should target Aubrey. She has been so strong and will probably win if they don't get her out now.

Nickelpeed said...

I hope they don't do that. Maybe there could be a tie. Hopefully, Tai and Michelle vote one way and the other two vote another way. I really do not want to see Tai go.

Becky said...

STELLA, please!

monty924 said...

These Stellas are going down to easy. I'll be under the table before the final tribal.

Nickelpeed said...

I agree with you, Pinky. Aubrey has been coming on really strong. Problem with Tai, though, is he made some enemies on the Jury.

Ed in Ohio said...

Penny, A "tie" for Tai!

~~Silk said...

Lurking....

Nickelpeed said...

LOL...Ed...I noticed that after. heeheehee

SueGee said...

I like that Ed....

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Silk, how's it going?

Nickelpeed said...

No, Tai, don't do it.

Ed in Ohio said...

Crunch time! Odd Man/Woman out!

Nickelpeed said...

Little does she know, Aubrey would vote her out in a second.

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, I want to know what the twist is...right now!

Nickelpeed said...

Aubrey is a smooth talker.

Ed in Ohio said...

Looks like Aubrey........but there's always that editing!

Nickelpeed said...

I think there are too many on the jury who are angry with Tai. So, I think he'd be the best one to keep.

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, this is a nail bitter. Who will they choose?

Becky said...

At least Tai didn't betray Aubrey.

Nickelpeed said...

Fire time!!!! Cydney did practice. Did Aubrey?

Ed in Ohio said...

Tai made it a TIE!

Becky said...

Penny, wasn't Aubrey on the Brains? She's a smart chick.

Nickelpeed said...

oops, Cydney did not practice

SueGee said...

Tai for the Tie

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, Aubrey was on the brains. Yes, she's very smart.

SueGee said...

Aubrey was a brain

monty924 said...

Aubry will probably win the fire starting

monty924 said...

I hope they go to matches again, LOL

Nickelpeed said...

I think a tie is a coward's way out. That means they don't want to make the decision.

Becky said...

I hope.

SueGee said...

Cydney was a brawn,Tai a beauty and so was Michelle I think

Nickelpeed said...

Aubrey could win it all if she wins this.

Petals said...

Hi Lurking Silk.

Is my BKnNY also lurking?

monty924 said...

Even though I don't like her, if Aubry goes to the final she deserves to win

Nickelpeed said...

Dang, Cydney is out of this.

SueGee said...

Pretty sure I read that it is a final 2 this year right??

Petals said...

*late Stella for Becky*

monty924 said...

WOW

Nickelpeed said...

I hate to see cydney go. Come on Cydney, do not give up. Wow, Aubrey lost it all.

Nickelpeed said...

Hand me one of those Stella's. This is nail biting.

Petals said...

OMG!!! wow.

Petals said...

Passing Penny a STELLA!!!

(and another for me, LOL)

Nickelpeed said...

Well, Aubrey made it. I think she'll probably take it all. She fought so hard. Poor Cydney.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh my. All the brawn are gone.

monty924 said...

Tai and Aubry will take each other. Michelle needs to win one more time

monty924 said...

Yep, Penny. Two beauties and one brain left.

Ed in Ohio said...

Tai has had a 'hand' in a lot of the outcomes

Anonymouse said...

Go tai. And taking Aubrey would be dumb, you saw them all root for her.

monty924 said...

He has, Ed. Tai deserves a lot of credit for his game too, but I think he's made too many enemies on the jury. Interesting final three.

Anonymous said...

Go Audrey! Love her!

Becky said...

I think Michelle will win if all three go. She never betrayed anyone, just cruised along. Sally Sweetheart.

Nickelpeed said...

Is it a final 2?

Anonymous said...

Audrey should win!

Petals said...

wow. They really pulled the huckster card with the Cydney mom thing. Guess there is a Go Fund Me account already in place? *sigh*

monty924 said...

It is, Penny.

Ed in Ohio said...

Yea Monty, Tai & Aubrey probably played the best game but I don't care for either of them. I like Michelle but she's got to be a huge underdog.

Becky said...

Petals, I am LOL at your last comment.

monty924 said...

At least I think it is... too much time left for a final 3

Petals said...

hehehe Becky

Nickelpeed said...

Aubrey is very resilient. But, I think you're right, Monty. If Michelle doesn't win another, Tai and Aubrey will take Michelle out. Tai is right, I think it's a Final 2. Or there is a huge twist. Can't wait to see what it is.

Nickelpeed said...

Endurance challenge?

Petals said...

*KNOCK KNOCK*

~~~~~~ a lil kid at the gate of the pool, selling fresh fruit~~~~~

I bought 2 pineapples and a small sugarbaby watermelon.

*cutting-up fresh fruit for the part-AY*

monty924 said...

Holy smokes... they tricked us. Bwahahaha

Petals said...

C'mon TAI!

monty924 said...

This is awesome!! Yeah, Go SURVIVOR

Petals said...

what a weird group for the F3.

Nickelpeed said...

Interesting...a jury member? Get rid of Scott or Jason! Or if the beauty are smart, they need to vote out a brain.

Petals said...

wow - FUN twists this season.

Next, Jeff will be telling us that MARK gets to vote. "Mark is the 8th member of the jury!"

SueGee said...

Yummy Petals. Do inject something into that watermelon first!!

Nickelpeed said...

Yep, who would have thought, huh, Petals.

Becky said...

WOW! What a great double twist! They have really upped the show this year. A great season.

Ed in Ohio said...

In a 3 way final, I don't see how Michelle can win it all unless Tai & Aubrey split the votes

Petals said...

With all the twists & changes of this season, I hope they will SPARE US that cheesey trip down memory lane, where they re-live the eviction of each fallen contestant. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Mark would definitely run to Tai. LOL

Crap, Michelle.

Nickelpeed said...

Crap for all of them. Yikes.

Petals said...

Hmm...women handling the balls better than the guy.. hehhee

SueGee said...

Certainly some badblood between the jury and the finalists...

Nickelpeed said...

I hope they won't do it either, Petals. Just too sappy. I wonder why they skipped the family this year?

Petals said...

this is a real ball buster.

you gotta have BALLS to finish this challenge

Gotta handle these balls delicately...

Petals said...

*balls*

hehhehehehhehhee

monty924 said...

WooHoo Michelle

Petals said...

Oooh Yeah, Penny - they DID skip that super-emotional family thing. AND they skipped the auction, didn't they>?

Becky said...

Michelle didn't do much all season until the end of the game. Then she caught on fire.

monty924 said...

Balls, balls, balls

Petals said...

Note to Michelle's future husband - She can stack balls, man!

Petals said...

LOL Monty!

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, at least they didn't lose their position in the F3. Problem is, whomever she votes out, she will make the others of one particular group mad. She's lucky Aubrey isn't on the jury.

monty924 said...

Petals, I was going to type what Cartman said on South Park, but I thought better of it, LOL

Petals said...

right Penny!

I love these twists. Wonder how/if they will impact future seasons. It's almost like "expect the unexpected"

monty924 said...

I bet she votes out Debbie or Joe

SueGee said...

Michelle has played an excellent game. You guys have forgotten how often she was the target only to wiggle out of it. Never one of my favorites, but I think she may have some votes

Nickelpeed said...

I would, Monty. I would vote a Brain out.

monty924 said...

Yeah, forgot about Neil. He was rooting for Aubry

Nickelpeed said...

You are so right, SueGee. She has gotten herself out of tough situations.

Petals said...

I am thinking that the jury will NOT vote along 'party lines'. I think they will have long-forgotten the B/B/B tribes and just vote on the person.

Becky said...

Usually they serve them a nice meal before Tribal.

Nickelpeed said...

She needs to take out a brains. Aubrey is too convincing. She needs to got with her gut.

monty924 said...

Vote out Debbie and the Jury will love you, Michelle. TRUST ME, lol

Becky said...

She should have watched the jury when they were doing fire.

Nickelpeed said...

Geeze, I really miss spelled a lot. I should have said, she needs to take out a brain. Aubrey is too convincing. She needs to go with her gut. LOL

SueGee said...

You got that right monty

Petals said...

MOnty - bwahaa

Nickelpeed said...

Aubrey is so intelligent. Very well spoken.

Nickelpeed said...

LOL - I just read your comment, Monty. So very true.

Nickelpeed said...

She's going for Scott or Jason.

monty924 said...

This is great

Petals said...

the tipsy, cougar-Petals in me is lusting after neil. LOL He appeals to my Eastern-European-loving-tennis-player type

Nickelpeed said...

I hope she surprises us. Should be a brain.

monty924 said...

Smart girl... took out a brain

Nickelpeed said...

OMGosh! Yes! Good choice. What a nasty remark.

Becky said...

She picked wisely.

Ed in Ohio said...

Wow ! What a guy!! see ya

monty924 said...

It was and Neil's comment proved it, LOL

Petals said...

OMG , what an a-hole thing he said. I am NOT cougaring on him now. Jerk!

Nickelpeed said...

My gosh. She's there, he isn't. SO, she played a much better game. She won when it mattered.

monty924 said...

I agree, Ed. Everyone has ragged on Scot and Jason but Neil just showed his true colors. Good for Michelle!!

Anonymous said...

Go Neil!! Neil is right Michelle didn't play a good game!

Ed in Ohio said...

Neil = No Class!

Petals said...

wowowowowow

Hey everyone, lots of fresh fruit and Stella ...

monty924 said...

Ed, he was arrogant at Ponderosa too. Great choice from Michelle and you could tell she loved it after his comment. Kudos to her.

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