Survivor Micronesia: Fans Vs. Favorites

Stir the Pot!, Part 1

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst

May 14, 2008

Smile with your teeth if you're not going to vote for Amanda.

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Hello, good people, and welcome to the Finale of Survivor: Micronesia - Fans Vs. Favorites. It's been a long season filled with some of the sloppiest game play and some of the dumbest moves/non-moves in the history of the game. With all that being said, this has also been one of the most entertaining seasons of Survivor yet. While I can't say it's the best season ever, I can say with some confidence that it's top three. All it will take is a great finale, capped by a solid final Tribal Council and a deserving winner to bump it all the way up to number two behind only the very first season. Previously on Survivor, in a season lousy with stupid moves, Erik surpassed them all. In a stunning turn of events, he actually took the immunity necklace off his neck and gave it to Natalie at Tribal Council. Completely shocked that their plan actually worked, all of the ladies voted for Erik sending him over as the sixth juror. What we're left with is Natalie as the lone Fan and the three-headed monster of Amanda/Parvati/Cirie. This certainly seems like a daunting task for Natalie. It would seem that only an immunity win will keep her alive to the final three. Let's get to the finale.

The episode begins with an elongated "Previously on..." segment. We all know what happened, so I'll skip to the meat of the episode. The show begins with the ladies dancing and celebrating being in the final four. None of them can believe Erik actually fell for the immunity thing. As they dance and sing and laugh at all the blindsides they've caused, we go to the credits.


We come back to the game to see the three Faves talking about how easily they got rid of the guys. Can I just real quickly say that I think it needs to be mentioned that they suckered all the guys into their trap, but all of them were young, single guys. I'm thinking of players like Joel and Penner and if I ever get on there. We'd have never fallen for any of that nonsense. Older married guys, we don't care if you cry. We don't care if you yell at us. Come on, not one of these ladies can hold a candle to the verbal ass-whipping I can get at home. What are they gonna do to us if we don't do what they want? That's right. Absolutely nothing. They may have gotten rid of the guys, but that's not a testament to how dumb guys are, it's a testament to how dumb THOSE guys are. Not a whole lot in terms of game or strategy is discussed for a while. Parvati gets some coconuts and tell us how glad she is the guys are gone. Natalie is concerned about being the only Fan left. But she feels that she has a bond with Parvati. She thinks they complement each other well. Sounds like she might have a little bit of a crush. Tree mail shows up and suggests there will be no reward challenge this time and that it will be immunity instead. Cirie tells us that winning this challenge is huge for them as the outcome will determine who sits on the jury as the final three. The plan is simply to not let Natalie win.

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