Last night on the Survivor 2014 finale the last three Tribal Councils sent the final castaways to Ponderosa, including one shocking blindside, and formed the Jury to vote and reveal the Sole Survivor. Find out who won the challenges, who was voted off, and who won Survivor 2014.
We live blogged the full episode recap here on the site too, but here are the highlights on challenges, eliminations, and who won Survivor in last night’s season finale.
- Players must unravel rope, build a bridge, & toss sandbags
- Reward is an advantage in the next Immunity Challenge
- Keith destroys the competition
- Jaclyn sent to Exile Island
- Keith received an advantage of pre-game practicing
- Players must use paddles to move 3 balls along a game table
- Keith wins Immunity & a spot in the F4
Tribal Council – Eliminated Castaway:
Ahead of us tonight we have a three-hour season finale starting with the two-hour final episode before the reunion show where all the castaways of the season will return for more discussion on what we’ve been watching play out on Season 30.
Last week Natalie pulled off her mission with a Jon blindside leaving Jaclyn on her own and dividing Missy and Baylor away from Jon and Jaclyn. Keith remains in the running as the underdog and on a solo mission to reach the end. Three more Tribal Councils to go before it’s all over and Jeff reveals who won.
Things pick up tonight as the final five Huyopa castaways return from Tribal Council where Jon was just voted off. We get to see how Natalie plays this off with an understandably upset Jaclyn, but will Jaclyn give more blame to Missy?
Initially Jaclyn is overwhelmed and congratulating the other players on the blindside, but things soon turn to yelling and shouting. Jaclyn “snaps” as she admits and “goes off on Natalie.” Yeah, she definitely did and it leaves the other players stunned.
Baylor and Missy discuss their plans for moving on to Final 3 and it sounds like they want to get to the end with Natalie while shutting out Keith and Jaclyn at the challenges. Let’s see if they can do it.
Players must unravel a rope tethered to their waist. With enough slack they’ll cross a bridge and then throw sandbags to knock off blocks. First player to finish wins the reward of an advantage in the Immunity Challenge.
Jeff explains to Missy that there’s just no chance she’ll be able to compete. She agrees and heads to the bench as the other four get started.
Keith and Natalie take the lead as they start to work on building their bridge to the next stage. Jaclyn finally gets through her rope tangle issues and joins the rest of them, but she’s really having a hard time.
Four challenges await us tonight on Survivor finale 2014 when the last of the San Juan Del Sur castaways face off for the million dollar prize. Here’s our preview of what we’re seeing so far with our last round of Survivor spoilers for the season.
The first challenge will be “Pole Dancing” though there aren’t any polls, but it just sounded better than “Corral Dancing,” explained John Kirhoffer. Castaways will be tied with a rope that they need to untangle to reach the other side of the playing field. They’ll need to build a small, shifting bridge to get to a pile of bags used to topple over blocks on a distant table.
First to finish this Reward Challenge will get one of the best rewards of the Survivor season, according to John, but he won’t give any more details than that. Considering we see one very dolled up Jaclyn in the preview clips I’m thinking she’s the winner on this one.
Next up we’ve only got a few photos to work from and there isn’t much revealed. However, unlike that last Survivor competition where I can’t imagine Missy competed well, she’s clearly getting in to this one. Maybe there’s a fixed station here for the castaways and little moving about required.
We can see the players have wands which are fixed in position through rings and appear to be used for moving balls from one side of the table to the other. Reminds me of the old Mouse Trap game or some sort of Goldberg Machine. They’ll need to have steady nerves and a lot of focus to pull this one off.
That leaves just two more challenges and the only preview shots we have are of the four stations required for each. That should mean we’ve now got the last two challenges of the season, but no indicators which is the Reward and which is for Immunity.
However, this does reveal one more Survivor spoiler for us here: Keith makes it to the F4. From the preview clip we see Keith assembling a puzzle which appears below high on the platforms.
Whoever gets voted out of Survivor in the first round tonight, it won’t be Keith. The underdog stays alive. Kudos. Combo that with Natalie’s Idol that she’ll need to play before F4 and she’s in too. Either Baylor, Jaclyn, or Missy goes to Ponderosa in the first round.
Who do you think has the best shot at winning each of these Survivor challenges?
Tonight on Survivor’s finale event the final five castaways will battle it out in two more rounds of challenges and Tribal Councils in pursuit of a seat at the final Tribal of the season where the Jury will vote to crown who won Survivor 2014.
Capping off a season filled with flipping alliances and a healthy count of blindsides we’ll find out who has played the best game and convinced the Jury that they deserve the title and million dollar prize.
Should it be Baylor, Jaclyn, Keith, Missy, or Natalie? Two of them will be cut along the way and form a seven-member Jury with a big choice and we’re expecting tough questions in the final Tribal Council round Q&A.
Get ready to join us tonight starting at 8PM ET for the final episode of Survivor 2014 plus the Reunion Show afterward. Can’t wait!
Survivor 2014 Finale preview ‘This Is My Time’:
CBS has released their latest Survivor 2014 promo and it teases that along with three last Tribal Councils there will be one final blindside. Now I don’t think Keith would be considered much of a blindside nor Jaclyn after Jon’s blindside, so could it be Missy on her way out the door in the next Tribal Council?
Why anyone would risk keeping Keith over the injured Missy is beyond me, but maybe that’s a choice they’ll consider. If I were Natalie I’d get rid of Keith and Jaclyn in either order since Keith does well in comps and Jaclyn starts with Jon’s vote. Keeping Missy and Baylor together means they can’t vote for the other and then would the Jury really consider them major players in the game when compared to Natalie’s performance?
Don’t forget that Natalie still has her Hidden Immunity Idol, but then again it’s not like that kept Jon safe last week, did it? This should be a very exciting Survivor 2014 finale!
Check out the pics below from the latest promo for some still shots. Notice Missy’s crutches cut from tree limbs. Someone (production) put some time and effort in to those things. Then also notice Jaclyn in her new bikini looking very refreshed. Could she have won the Reward Challenge and earned a trip to the spa and some new clothes/swimwear?
Survivor 2014 Finale preview: