Filmed July 28-31,
Airs December 14, 2003
Letters from home bring a Survivor to tears, but one tribemate
sees it as an opportunity to turn the rest of the tribe against
- A twist in the final stretch brings an unexpected battle for
the Final Four.
- Thirty-nine days ago they swam ashore on the Pearl Islands with
nothing but the clothes on their backs. Darrah, Jon, Lillian and
Sandra have made it this far, but only one will win. Who will be
the Sole Survivor?
TV Guide: The final four castaways are reduced to two and the
jury votes for the winner.
FOUR IMMUNITY CHALLENGE/ Endurance? - Jon wins, Darrah booted
|So the question
here is: what is the "twist in the final stretch" that "brings
an unexpected battle for the Final Four"? Well, any individual
challenge would be expected, so Cerebral
Game Player's suggestion
on EZ is interesting: "Have they ever had a 2 on 2 competition
when they got down to the final 4 and let the winning team
boot a losing teams player? That would be cool."
it happen that way? Anything's possible when a previously-booted
player is in the final four. There had never been a three-person
reward challenge win until this season. So a dual immunity
at final four is not out of the question. Probst shows up early
on Day 37 with breakfast in the
He normally makes that visit bright and early to prepare the
final three (not four) for their day of soul-searching and
misty reminiscences as they prepare for the final immunity
challenge. Why is he there a day early? And why, after filling
herself with OJ and biscuits, is Sandra pissed off about something
when he leaves?
The biggest immunity threat here is Darrah, but we think she
gets the boot. For that to happen, maybe Jon upsets
the women's alliance apple cart by pulling off his first (and
victory here. Discussion of a Singapore
promo at Survivor Sucks
suggests that the F4 leave for Tribal Council with Darrah wearing
so there's a decent chance we'll see a replay of Amazon's F3
challenge there. Alternatively, we might see another resurrection,
this time of the Fallen Comrades challenge, last seen with
Lex getting screwed out of immunity in S3 by a faulty scoring
decision. See Mario
Lanza's parody of this challenge at Survivor-Central.
Either way, Darrah doesn't win, and takes over for
Butch as the invisible
THREE IMMUNITY CHALLENGE/ Endurance? - Lillian wins, Jon booted
what it's worth, an unconfirmed tip we received claimed that
Lillian wins this, and boots Sandra. But it also claimed that
Lillian went to the final two with a man. So use at your own
risk. We do think that F3 composition is correct though, so maybe
the info got garbled along the way. Jon is the ideal F2 opponent
for Sandra, who had previously claimed that nobody wanted to
face Lill in the final two. So we'll guess Lillian pulls
off a stunning victory here, catapulting her to the final two.
bring along? Sandra. So long, Jonny Fairplay.
Good riddance, whoever you are
many spoilers, so much confusion. We have:
(1) SurvivorPhoenix reported
a few weeks ago that they have learned the final two are
Lillian and Darrah. This has been the general feeling on the
boards for quite a while, as well. Seemed solid, but...
(2) PanamaVacation originally reported an older woman/younger
woman F2, with a bearded man at F3. This appears accurate,
although sufficiently vague that just about everyone thought
the F2 female was Darrah. Also...
(3) Online gambling services such as Intertops suspended wagers
on Sandra early on, because they were getting too many bets
for her to win. That could be a sign.
So here's what we think happens:
F4 Boot: Darrah
F3 Boot: Jon
Jury picks: Sandra. Neither Sandra nor Lillian is particularly
popular with the jurors, although Sandra ought to at least have
two solid votes in Rupert and Christa. While Lillian could get
four of the remaining five, that seems unlikely, given the general
sentiment against the Outcast concept. So in all likelihood, Sandra