and the Final Four"
Filmed August 3-5,
Airs Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004
Guide: - Tonight, the game concludes with "a very heated
and emotionally honest" two-hour finale, according to host
Jeff Probst, that yields "tears, anger, hurt feelings, healed
feelings and a surprising winner."
TitanTV: The final immunity challenge is a test of endurance
that involves a bow and arrow.
CHALLENGE/ Some sort of maze/race/puzzle-type deal - Chris wins?
one appears to be a combination of gathering stuff (survivors racing
towards the big wall), and perhaps assembling things (the four
trays behind Probst at the start). This would appear
to favor speed and agility (Eliza) and possibly puzzle-solving
(everyone but Chris). Since there
no pigs in sight, we'd say either Eliza or Chris would be the prohibitive favorite here, although there's so little
it's hard to say for
As is being discussed at MeSS, the wall appears to be symbolic
of a volcano. On the wall are a series of red paths, all of which
end in golden necklace-looking things (the real immunity necklace
is visible on a pole at the base of the wall, see picture below).
From the second picture-in-picture promo, ably capped from HDTV
signal by Snewser (click
for Snewser's vidcaps), it's clear that the wall is a vertical
maze, and the Survivors have to climb around on platforms inside
the golden things. Perhaps the golden things contain
various puzzle-type items
have to eventually assemble on the trays? Close-ups of the various
components are below (thanks again, Snewser).
In the picture-in-picture promo, a TC marching shot is shown, featuring
Eliza and Twila, neither apparently wearing the immunity necklace.
Eliza is wearing her Mom's shirt again, for the first time since
when it was given to her. Twila appears to be wearing her buff
on her head, which suggests this is (new) footage from the finale,
since Twila wore her buff on her left wrist at the Ep11 TC. The
is this the Final Four TC, or the Final Three TC? If it's F4, Chris
seems the most likely to have won immunity. This seems the simplest
assumption, so we'll go with a Chris F4 immunity win (for
CHALLENGE pictures/ Click thumbnails above to view larger
these the ultimate final two? First two boots?
is CBS trying to tell us something here? Or none of the
CHALLENGE/ Bow and Arrow Endurance - Twila wins?
per usual, there are no previews of this available, although it
seems safe to assume it will be preceded by the tired tradition
of flashing back to all the previous booted contestants, which
will be framed this season as visiting with their "spirits." Either
that or the title refers to an all-night drinking competition for
the final three. Sadly, the former is more likely.
As for the challenge itself, TitanTV says "The final immunity
challenge is a test of endurance that involves a bow and arrow." (sjoy pointed this out at MeSS). This would appear to favor both arm strength
and arm endurance. So Chris's
and Scout's knee should not hold them at a disadvantage, if they
are still around. Chris or Twila would seem to be the favorite here,
though, and Twila won the last endurance challenge.
But you never know, this could be a stunning Scout win, too. There
is a shot in
with a bow and arrow, so that will have to suffice for visuals for
F4-Scout; F3-Eliza; Chris wins jury vote over Twila
lot of people claim to know one or more of the final two. And
since some claim the exact opposite pair as others, it's not
yet clear what's up. We'll do some digging and get back to you.
of many possible boot orders, but not the right one
When in doubt, swim in DarkRivers:
- F4 boot: Scout (this makes sense, as she's next best-liked
after Chris, who is immune)
- F3 boot: Eliza (Twila picks Chris)
- Jury winner: Chris. Survivor is a social game
(ask Jenna Morasca), and Chris gets along with everyone. Twila,
in contrast, not only
doesn't get along with women (five of whom are on the jury),
but has actively burned bridges with Ami, Julie and Eliza. On
top of that, Chris has managed to Survive in a merged tribe,
despite being outnumbered 6-to-1. Neither is likely to wow the
jury with their eloquence, so Chris should comfortably emerge