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Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17



Castaways compete in an all-new immunity challenge; a new twist is unleashed into the game; one castaway is crowned sole survivor and awarded the $1 million prize.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Itís Wednesday... the semester is over, grades are in, and Iíve got nothing to do.

This is the first episode this season Iím watching live.

Iím holding on for Ben.

Which means heíll lose.

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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Didn't realize this was the finale until I started watching
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Here's an interesting article about the "casting" they do for the finale audience.

https://www.realityblurred.com/reali...llers-casting/

In short:
The interviews Jeff Probst does on Wednesday’s finale won’t be spontaneous conversations with audience members, but with carefully cast people—fans who meet very specific criteria.

That criteria is specific, curious, and frustrating, as the show is defining very narrow types of people and presenting them to the public as fans of the final five.

For example:

Fans of the four male finalists can be either male or female.
Fans of Chrissy cannot be men nor childless women; they must be “moms between 40 and 50.”
“Super fans” of the male finalists may not be restricted by sex, but they are being cast by age. Devon’s fans have to be either kids or ages 16 to 35. Fans of Mike, however, can be 18 to 45.
Hopefully Probst doesn't spend too much time talking to audience members.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

That ď∩Ē is going to haunt Ben forever!
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

^ Or not.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Yup.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Tonight is actually episode 14 and 15



I just realized that I never made a thread for episode 13 last week. Guess no one noticed.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

I like the new format for winning the final immunity challenge, and I am glad they are trying it again next season.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Here's my problem with Ben winning. After final 7 he didn't have a single alliance again in the game, and he didn't win a single challenge. I have never thought being good at Survivor Scavenger Hunt should be the sole reason you should win. And truthfully in the past it has only been good enough to get you to final four, but now, hey, you don't even have to have an alliance or win the final four immunity to win.

Of course, he's going to win b/c of his story, but for me this isn't about his real life story. It's about playing Survivor and finding a bunch of immunity idols and the show inventing a new twist to get you in the final three just isn't good enough for me.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

It seems that Chrissy will be on the next season of another hit reality show:
Spoiler:
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Weird season.

I don't think they'll ever go back but the endless twists and idols just makes chaos. I assume it is done to avoid a season where a tight alliance just dominates. The problem is it changes the skill and social part of the game and makes luck a significant factor.

Ryan was useless. The edit early on made him seem like a key guy, but in hindsight that seemed more like a favorable edit and Probst trying to build up the 'Super fan' of the season.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Well considering that they literally buried that last idol and clue next to where Ben slept I don't know how much luck was involved. "Here Ben. Here's another idol"
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Originally Posted by mwbmis View Post
Here's my problem with Ben winning. After final 7 he didn't have a single alliance again in the game, and he didn't win a single challenge. I have never thought being good at Survivor Scavenger Hunt should be the sole reason you should win. And truthfully in the past it has only been good enough to get you to final four, but now, hey, you don't even have to have an alliance or win the final four immunity to win.

Of course, he's going to win b/c of his story, but for me this isn't about his real life story. It's about playing Survivor and finding a bunch of immunity idols and the show inventing a new twist to get you in the final three just isn't good enough for me.
Several former "Survivors" are calling bullshit, -my favorite is "Sorry, Chrissie, The Producers have spoken!", -and I tend to agree.

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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

This season was like an NBA game where it was all worthless and barely watchable until the last few minutes. And those last few minutes were strictly because production realized they had a snoozefest on their hands so they literally changed the rules on top of planting idols at the feet of the only root-able person. I mean, I'm glad Ben won, only likable one plus losing a million dollars because of an upside down u .. how many times a day would you lament that for the rest of your life. Ryan did nothing and Chrissy was an entitled bitch who thought people were too stupid to realize she was only feigning friendship to garner votes; she was so transparent in her phoniness.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Fire making challenges are hardly anything more than a glorified game of chance that one of your sparks just happens to hit your husk right and light something. There's absolutely no skill in it, it's literally two people slashing haphazardly until one gets lucky that their spark landed better, first. It's just dumb. Having a f3 spot decided like that feels like a jump the shark moment,reminds me of when Mark Cuban had a reality show and the first elimination was decided by a game of Jenga. That was my 1st and last episode of that show
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

One other thing I found funny was Ryan taking pride in never being in danger - which towards the second half of the show was about him pretty much being a non threat and folks knowing he had zero chance to win challenges. And Ben not bothering to blindside him because he was one less threat in immunity challenges He earned his spot in the final 3 because Crissy knew he had no prayer of making a fire and beating Ben and was a nonfactor at the final tribal.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

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I mean, I'm glad Ben won, only likable one plus losing a million dollars because of an upside down u .. how many times a day would you lament that for the rest of your life. Ryan did nothing and Chrissy was an entitled bitch who thought people were too stupid to realize she was only feigning friendship to garner votes; she was so transparent in her phoniness.
I didn't like any of them. I know Ben's personal story is what it is, and I'm sure it's a huge factor in his winning, but I thought the Ben that I saw playing Survivor on my TV screen was kind of a dick. I liked him the least of all of them.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Did the audience girl who wrote down her guess for the winner ever get acknowledge again? Weird.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Originally Posted by SunMonkey View Post
Did the audience girl who wrote down her guess for the winner ever get acknowledge again? Weird.
Yes she did and yes, she voted for Ben.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Originally Posted by SunMonkey View Post
Did the audience girl who wrote down her guess for the winner ever get acknowledge again? Weird.
Yeah they showed her after Ben won, and she had picked Ben.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

That last secret advantage turned out to be more of an advantage for Ben than Chrissy. Funny how that worked out...
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

The jury was 8 people this time. What would have happened if the votes had been split evenly between 2 contestants?
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

Does anyone have a screenshot of the final immunity challenge win by Chrissy? Someone on another board posted that one of the "S" was flipped in Chrissy's puzzle.
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Re: Survivor (S35E13) -- Finale & Reunion Show -- 12/20/17

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Does anyone have a screenshot of the final immunity challenge win by Chrissy? Someone on another board posted that one of the "S" was flipped in Chrissy's puzzle.
I went back and looked, you're right... look at the "S" in "HEROES"... it's flipped... but the case could be made that it's readable (like "E" and "H" and "O").


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