Well, that’s that.
Last night, the 40th season of Survivor came to an end. Natalie won the right to reenter the game. Denise and Ben were voted out in the next two tribal councils. Natalie won the final immunity challenge and selected Michele to come with her. Sarah and Tony made fire and Tony’s fire burned through the string first. Tony made it to the final three and he won the title of sole survivor.
There were 16 jurors, basically the entire cast with the exception of the final three and Sandra. Tony received 12 votes. Jeremy, Tyson, Parvati, and Ethan all voted for Natalie. No one voted for Michele, which I think was unfair. Michele played a good game but I don’t think the jury ever saw that and she didn’t make her case loudly enough during the final tribal council.
In the end, though, Tony deserved the win. Of the final three players, he played the best game. Really, from the merge onward, Tony pretty much controlled the game. There were some angry people on the jury but most of them were able to set aside their hurt feelings and base their vote on gameplay instead of emotions. I think that’s the advantage of having a jury made up of returning players instead of newbies.
It’s going to be a while until we have a new season of Survivor. Because of the COVID-19 lockdown, the show’s production has been temporarily suspended but, last night, Jeff Probst promised us that Survivor would return and I’m looking forward to it. Winners at War was a good season and it was one that reminded us of why we love Survivor. Don’t get me wrong. I hated the Edge of Extinction twist and I would have thrown a fit if Natalie had managed to win the game. And I still think they need to do a season without idols. But, with all that in mind, Survivor 40 was still a blast, featuring all of the twists and blindsides that you could hope for from a season of Survivor.
Well, that concludes this round of Survivor coverage. Thanks for reading and commenting! Next week, our coverage begins of The Amazing Race.
As for Big Brother, I don’t know when it’s coming back. Whenever I hear something, I’ll post it.
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