In the end, the right guy won.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Would I have preferred to see Christian or Davie take the million dollars? I would have. If they had made it to the final three, I totally would have wanted either one of them to win and I imagine that they probably would have.
But, as so often happens on Survivor, they didn’t make it to the final three precisely because their tribemates realized they were unbeatable. Nick wouldn’t have made it to the final three if he hadn’t won the final two immunity contests. Fortunately, Nick did make it and he I don’t think his victory was ever in doubt.
At the final tribal council, the jury was respectful. I was expecting a bit more bitterness but, instead, the majority of the questions were intelligent and Nick and Mike both offered some compelling arguments about why they felt they deserved the title of sole survivor. Less impressive was Angelina, who was selected for the final three solely because everyone knew that they could beat her. Angelina talked about the rice, again. (I was proud of Davie for calling her out.) She talked about how she nearly killed herself getting the immunity idol that she would later use in an effort to humiliate Alison. That “hundred foot ladder” was actually an eight foot ladder and she didn’t find the immunity idol as much as Mike and Nick just let her have it.) Angelina ended up with zero votes. Mike got three votes, from Alison, Kara, and Christian. (Alison and Kara had been allied with Mike from the start while I think that Christian …. well, I’m not sure why Christian voted the way that he did.) The rest of the votes went to Nick.
All in all, it was a good ending. Considering that the season’s theme was David vs. Goliath it seems appropriate that the last David standing won!
With Survivor coming to an end, that means we’re going to have a month without any reality tv shows to cover. Celebrity Big Brother starts on January 21st and will run through February 13th and I’ll be covering it over on the Big Brother Blog. Then, the 38th season of Survivor will start on February 20th, and I’ll be covering it on this site. Finally, the latest season of the Amazing Race will finally premiere on May 22nd and, again, I’ll be covering it on this site.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting this season! I was pretty skeptical when the season began but it turned out to be a memorable one and, most importantly, it featured a good winner.
Have a great holiday season and I’ll see all of you next year!