Strange episode last night.
For about ten minutes, I was convinced that Laurel was finally going to go through with her oft-stated threat to turn on Dom and Wendell. When Wendell lost immunity despite being the first to finish his puzzle (he finished first but Laurel was the first to call out Jeff’s name), I thought it was the set up for one of those perfectly ironic Survivor blindsides that we all know and love.
Instead, the opposite happened. Laurel suddenly decided that it wouldn’t be fair to vote out Wendell, seeing as how he actually did finish his puzzle before she did. That nice of Laurel, I guess. But it also shows that she lacks the killer instinct to win this game.
There was a little bit of drama, due to Donathan. Donathan saw Dom handing Wendell a piece of paper that Wendell was planning to use to make a fake idol. Donathan, being Donathan, immediately had to know what Dom was handing Wendell and then he had to run around the camp and let everyone know what he saw. As a result, the target briefly shifted from Kellyn to Donathan.
It was a strange tribal council. I’m assuming that everyone went there planning to vote out Kellyn but, as soon as Donathan started shooting his mouth off about how everyone needed him, it was obvious that some people started to reconsider that plan. The first vote was:
Angela, Sebastian, and Kellyn all voted for Donathan.
Dom, Wendell, and Laurel all voted for Kellyn.
Donathan voted for Dom.
This led to a tie between Donathan and Kellyn so there was a revote. Kellyn and Donathan could not vote. Everyone else had to vote for either Donathan or Kellyn. The first vote that was read was Sebastian’s vote for Donathan. Donathan immediately stood up as if he was preparing to leave. However, the second vote was for Kellyn. Donathan promptly sat back down. All the other votes were for Kellyn and just like that, Kellyn’s reign of whiny terror was over. Of course, Kellyn being Kellyn, she had to attempt to give a monologue before leaving.
On the one hand, I’m glad that I won’t have to listen to Kellyn give a final speech to the jury because you know that would have gone on forever. On the other hand, I really do have to wonder why the rest of the survivors don’t seem to understand that Dom and Wendell are huge threats to win the game.
So, the finale is next week! We down to six finalists. We’ve got:
Donathan, who does not have a chance of winning but who could be dragged to the end just because he’d be easy to beat
Sebastian, who hasn’t really done much but at least appears to be having fun
Angela, who I always forget is on the show
Laurel, who has had so many chances to shake up the game but who has wimped out every time
Dom, who seems to be in a good position but who might have upset some people on the jury
Wendell, who seems to be the front runner to win.
Going into the home stretch, Dom and Wendell have immunity idols while Sebastian now how an extra vote.
My prediction for the finale is:
The final three will be Dom, Wendell, and (assuming that they repeat last season’s twist of determining the final member of the final three through a firemaking challenge), Sebastian. Out of those three, I think Wendell would win.
We’ll see if I’m right!