Survivor Fiji: You've Got A Puzzled Look (season finale)
I love the blinded maze challenge it brings a bit of humor to the proceedings watching everyone stumble around. Cassandra is the very opposite of a challenge monster (challenge minnow perhaps). Yau-Man, Boo and Dreamz all stumble around pretty effectively but Yau-Man wins immunity.
Boo's last gasp plea is against Dreamz which make me wonder why no one targets Cassandra. She's total dead weight, a placeholder, only there because she is a vote and a body. This season many commenters on this blog have commented on how Jeff leads the discussion at tribal and thereby influences votes. That is definitely in play tonight but it's a bit pointless. We all know who is going home. Earl plays his idol just because it is the last chance he can.
Cuteness points to Earl for saying that he and Yau-Man are like "Rush Hour." Dreamz gets honor points for saying he is going to try and win the immunity challenge even though he has to surrender the necklace to Yau.
The river tour of fallen Survivors reminds me how few of these people I liked or even remember. Not a great season overall even though the last few weeks have been interesting. Alex's sound clip is so self-aggrandizing it make so glad he didn't end up in the finals.
Wow, the final immunity challenge is a torture challenge involving both a rack and water torture.It's a bit painful to watch and it seems like one of those challenge were a slight error might decide things as often happens in the final challenge. Cassandra goes first of course. I was surprised she held on as long as she did. Poor Yau with his tiny bird wind arms. Earl falls out of the challenge leaving Yau-Man and Dreamz. Now Yau-Man must not trust Dreamz otherwise he would have immediately dropped but he did eventually drop. Dreamz has the necklace. Oh now it's on...
Dreamz looks like he is going to barf. Yau-Man fondles the necklace but suspects he's not getting anywhere near it. Now Dreamz starts spinning his fiction about how much he has suffered and struggled and how he might be giving up one million dollars since there will be 3 people at final tribal. Of course if he doesn't do it will anyone vote for him to have $1 million? I don't think so but who knows? One topic, one choice, what will Dreamz do? He keeps it. So much for my faith in humanity.
Poor Yau-Man. Earl and Cassandra help vote him out. I had heard spoilers about this so I wasn't surprised but I still cried to see Yau-Man go. So unfair. Even Boo looks to be crying too.
Onto final tribal. Grrr, first question in and Dreamz mentions the fact that he was homeless. It seems to me that Cassandra is having a hard time explaining her presence in the final three. Her justifications are all passive, I listened, I empathized, blah, blah, blah. And with good reason. Ooo and Mookie is mad (and incredibly hot). Alex is also very mad although not quite so hot in my opinion. He lawyers the hell out of Cassandra and Dreamz. Boo gets on Dreamz about being a bad Christian. Yau-Man gives Dreamz the chance to admit he changed his mind but Dreamz doesn't, he blusters around. At least Earl admits the truth he could not win if he took Yau-Man.
Turns out he was right. Earl is the unanimous winner. He was really the only choice. Cassandra did not take on an active role and Dreamz's actions make it impossible to vote for him.
At the reunion show Jeff tries manfully to figure out what Dreamz knew or didn't know at any given time. He never figures it out and neither have I. Yau nails it went he says that sometimes Dreamz is a genius and sometimes he has no idea what is going on. Overall the reunion show doesn't bring any big surprises except perhaps for Gary's massive Survivor Fiji tattoo. Scary.
This episode is a solid 6. Dreamz's decision made it compelling watching but after that it just sort of fizzled out.
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