Tonight on the Survivor finale we expect host Jeff Probst to confirm the spoilers reported that the next go around, Season 29, will bring in new castaways with the familiar twist of playing family vs alliances.
The twist last year made for great fun, but I’m really over the retreads showing up on Survivor so this is a welcome change. It could also mean we’ll see Redemption Island again which is a downer, but I guess you can’t win them all.
Update: Yes, Redemption Island will return, but Jeff promises a few twists on it.
As for the following season, Season 30, that’s supposed to be back to yet another all-stars with Survivor: Legends. Nuts.
What do you think about the return of Blood Vs Water? Could this twist work as well with new players instead of a mix of old and new like we saw last time?
Four Castaways. Three Tribal Councils. Two Hours. One Sole Survivor! The Survivor Cagayan finale is here and we’ll soon know whether Spencer, Tony, Kass, or Woo walks away winning Survivor tonight.
Picking up where the last episode left off, we just saw Tony flip on his close ally, Trish, and his Idol supply has evaporated. Lucky for Tony, the rest of the players don’t know his Special Idol is nothing but a paper weight at this point.
The other thing the castaways don’t know is that this season has a Final Two for Survivor’s last Tribal Council instead of a three-seater. Can’t wait to see how that changes their game plans in the final round of strategy with the extra Immunity Challenge. Keep with us as we live recap tonight’s finale.
Back at camp the F4 congratulate each other on making it that far. Now the castaways are scrambling to figure out what’s going on with Tony’s Special Idol. Tony claims it’s a guaranteed spot for him at F3, but that’s a complete lie. Heh, Kass says she doesn’t quite believe it’s still usable at F4, but will she call his bluff?
Surprise! It’s family-visit time. We have been waiting for that all season and it’s happening really late in the season. Family that arrives: Kass’s husband, Spencer’s sister, Tony’s best friend (he wanted his wife to be there), and Woo’s cousin.
The final four enjoy a picnic including peanut butter (Woo is very excited) when Woo breaks out the next Immunity Challenge hint. Now they’re back to talking with family for some strategy and planning.
Now in a break, Jeff takes us to the Green Room for some backstage action. All the castaways are there watching and oh, there’s Quitter. Not sure why they’d bring back someone who quit the game, but sure enough Quitter is sitting on the couch next to an almost unrecognizable Sarah.
Immunity Challenge #1
Immunity is back up for grabs. The final four arrives at the beach with their loved ones. They’re just watching though.
Players must perch at the top of a pole where they’ll pour water in to a chute to lift a buoy with a key. The key is used back at the beach to unlock puzzle pieces so they can be the first to finish.
The poles are shaking all over the place. Tony is nervous and I don’t blame him. I’d get way dizzy up there.
Kass gets a full bucket and then completely misses the whole thing. Ouch. Now it’s Tony and Spencer tied up. Just as I speculated in our spoilers, Tony could lead on this one. Yes! Tony is first but he can’t swim so he won’t jump in!
Spencer has his key and jumps in to head back to the beach and we have a repeat of last week’s challenge order. Now Woo has his key. Kass is way, way behind. She finally has it and leaps toward the beach.
Everyone is up at the beach working on their puzzle and just as you’d expect, Spencer has the lead. Woo and Tony are close. Family continues to shout tips to the players. Apparently that’s okay to do.
Kass is making a huge comeback. Spencer seems trapped in the same place while Kass continues to do incredibly well. Oh boy this is close!
Immunity is up for grabs. Twice! During tonight’s Survivor Cagayan finale we’ll get to see two more Immunity Challenges as the final four castaways battle it down to a surprising Final Two scenario.
The first of two challenges will involve some water works. Four castaways will be perched upon poles out over the water where they’ll have to hoist up buckets filled with water to pour them in to tubes below.
From there the players will race in to the beach to complete a puzzle station. First to finish locks down a spot in the Final Three. Based on released photos and previews we’ve already speculated on the order this one could go.
The next challenge is called “Roundabout” and looks even harder. The main portion of the challenge is a vast maze with seemingly limitless number of turnstiles. The trick is that not all of them work.
The final three players will have to race through the maze collecting medallions. Once they have a full set the player can return to his or her station to open their treasure chest. Inside are cogs to complete a gear puzzle needed to turn the crank and raise their flag. First to finish gets a seat at the Final Two and can help pick who goes home just shy of the big finale.
Get ready for tonight’s Survivor 2014 Cagayan season finale and join us back here tonight starting at 8PM ET to find out who will win Survivor!
Tonight on CBS the final Tribal Council vote will reveal who will win Survivor 2014 Cagayan out of the remaining final four castaways. While we wait for the official Survivor results, let’s consider the possibilities.
With so many possible combinations of a final two, let’s discuss the individual players and what sort of chances they could have at winning over the Jury.
Kass – Chaos Kass has made some incredibly entertaining though often questionable moves throughout the season. We’ve seen her flip on alliances over and over whether it’s a numbers-leading one or a rag-tag coming-together to oust an obvious front runner. Kass doesn’t care, she’ll stab ya square in the back. While that might be entertaining (both in a good and bad way) for those of us at home, I don’t see it possibly winning over anyone at the final Jury.
If Kass makes it to the Final Two I just don’t see any chance of her winning. She might snag a vote or two, but she’s wronged so many people in seemingly pointless moves that it’s unlikely people will reward that behavior with a vote.
Spencer – Talk about your underdog of the season. Since starting out on a losing tribe with the Brains flailing around like a chicken with its head twisted off by Jeremiah, things just weren’t going his way. Yet here is Spencer, just steps away from the end. He’s won challenges, found an Idol (and subsequently wasted it), and worked over competitors in ways to keep himself here when he was the most likely target. That’s what it’s all about, right?
If Spencer makes it to the end he’s got a strong case for the Jury. There is only one Brains member there now, but he really would have few, if any, enemies among the rest. Would they pick a clean game over a dirty one like Tony’s or an even friendlier one like Woo’s? Maybe, but again if he’s there against Kass I’d say it’s a solid win for Spencer.
CBS has released a new preview look at tonight’s Survivor Cagayan finale Immunity Challenge “Roundabout.” This will be the second challenge of the night and its winner will be guaranteed a spot in the Final Two.
Just as we saw earlier in the Immunity Challenge sneak peek for tonight, the final three castaways will have to navigate a huge maze with plenty of obstacles along the way.
Turns out those turnstiles aren’t all real and will force the players to turn around and seek a new path to the medallions they must collect to move on to the next puzzle. Once all their pieces are found the players can open up their treasure chests, start organizing the cogs inside, and race to be the first to raise their flag.
If the Final Three turns out to be Spencer, Tony, and Kass then this could be a big chance for Spencer to make it to the very end with a shot at the million dollar prize.
Watch the Dream Team for one last competition in the Survivor Challenges preview below and see who you think has the best shot at completing this Immunity Challenge.