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|Reward challenge: Is there one?
|Probably not. It's been a while since
a two-hour finale was devoted to three people. Here, the
episode covers three full days, and requires an F3 boot
on the second day. There's potentially space for an RC,
but more likely they'll opt for the now-traditional reflection
on departed contestants, rather than coming up with yet
another reward, and exiling someone for under 24 hours.
|Exile: Is there one?
|Again, probably not. (See above). Unless we see
vidcap evidence to the contrary.
Climbing a wall - Aras wins, Terry booted
|It's not obvious that this challenge
is necessarily the IC, but it's clearly from the final
three episode, because there are only lanes for three competitors.
Notably, Terry and Aras are shown, so they're obviously
safe in the F4 episode (which shows only that neither hands
over their respective immunity necklace).
The challenge appears to involve using a small number of
pegs to plug into holes on an inclined wall, and use them
to climb to the top. Presumably, something must be done
to retrieve the pegs in the first place, because Danielle
is well behind, not yet on the wall. Also, for the same
reason, the part shown cannot be at the start, but may
in fact be near the end. Aras has a slight lead over Terry,
but slips and loses ground. Oh, the drama! Who will win?! (Hint:
Well, ChillOne says
Terry makes the final two. We've heard Aras and Danielle
are the final two (as has Wickchix). So we'll say Aras
wins, and Terry gets the boot. Finally.
|Jury vote: Aras vs. Danielle
to the most important question: Who wins the million
One of Aras or Danielle. But beyond that, we have no
So... on to the guessing. CBS has claimed (in the ad for
Thursday's penultimate show): "Don't miss the stunning,
surprise finale." Honestly, would anybody
be surprised if Aras won? We think not, although maybe
they're hoping people will be surprised if Terry comes
For most of the season, we thought Aras would win. And
indeed, we do have one fairly solid tip that suggests
he ought to be the favorite. And maybe he actually is.
But along the way, we've been struck by how the editing
has consistently seemed to undercut Aras's abilities
as a leader, while highlighting Danielle's ability to
turn votes around, and/or affect the outcome of votes
(booting Bobby, turning down Terry's hidden idol overtures).
So we'll play along. If the Survivor editing team wants
us to think Danielle might have a chance, here's a
a heap of hand-waving arguments as to why Danielle might
The boots from Courtney
on have been tied to the following/preceding boots by
fights: Courtney fought with Shane, his boot followed
hers. Cirie wanted to mess up Shane's plans, and backstabbed
him: Cirie followed Shane out. Cirie also wanted to interfere
with Terry, and fought with him at the start of Ep13:
Terry (F3) follows her (F4). And the late post-merge
focus has been on fights between Aras and Terry. Logically,
Aras should thus follow Terry, leaving Danielle to claim
Then there's the Exile Island shot at right. Note the
water has been false-colored green. That's because it's
meant to represent the order of the final three finishers,
by original tribe. At the bottom (3rd place) is La Mina
orange (Terry). Next is Viveros green (Aras, 2nd place). And
on top, emerging through the clouds: the clear skies
shining Bayoneta blue (Danielle, 1st place).
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We have no idea how the jury
votes will come down, although we think it's fairly likely
that Courtney will vote for Aras, and Bruce for Danielle.
The rest could go either way.
Is there anything to all this drivel? Probably not. We'll
be rooting for a Danielle win, because it would be more
interesting. Do we know that happens? Nope.
poster dissimilis has
fairly unequivocal evidence that Aras
and Danielle are
indeed the final two. Additional details from dissimilis's
Terry votes for Aras
- "Courtney looked giddy in
the jury box, so I'm assuming Danielle got raked
over the coals."
Based on this new information, things certainly look
good for Aras.