Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Finale Part 2
It's My Night
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analysis HOFer
December 16, 2013
With no break, we go straight back to camp and Tina tells them that she is shocked that she didn't get the vote. She realizes that she has her back against the wall and she has to win immunity if she wants a chance. Monica is jabbering on nonsense about being blindsided by Tyson giving his idol to Gervase. That they must not have thought she was 100% with them. Seriously? It was the last chance to play it and there was a legit chance Gervase could have gone home. Only a complete idiot would have not handed the idol over. The final challenge morning sun rises and the girls are ready for the final challenge. Tyson is worried about today's challenge as well as this is the first time in a long time where he hasn't had some kind of protection. He and Gervase talk about how huge it is for one of them to win the necklace today.
And here is it, the final Probst Sighting of the season! I was expecting a simple test of wills final challenge, but what we have is possibly the biggest challenge set they've had all season...maybe several seasons. The players will have to race through six obstacles, collecting puzzle pieces. They'll get two sets and then run up a bunch of steps to dump them off. Next, it's down a huge water slide to go get more pieces. Once they have all six bags, they can start their puzzle. When completed, the puzzle will give them clues to the numbers that will open a combination lock, releasing the Immunity flag. First person to release their flag wins immunity and a guaranteed spot at the final Tribal.
Right off the bat, Monica and Gervase have their first two bags. As Gervase tries to pass Monica on the stairs, she hip checks him to keep him behind her. Like, really? You thought she'd just let you pass?? Tyson is right behind and Tina is falling out of it a little. The decent thing is that Tina is stellar at puzzles and if the puzzle is hard enough, she can catch back up. Monica is the first person up the stairs with her second set of pieces with Tyson right behind. Gervase comes down the slide for his last set, while Tina struggles to get up the stairs with her second set of pieces. Tyson, Gervase and Monica are first, second and third up the stairs with the last set of piece bags. Tina is almost completely out of it at this point.
Finally, Tina gets back to the top with all her pieces. Monica and Tyson are making a lot of progress on the puzzle, while Gervase starts to fall out of it. Tyson is the first person to finish the puzzle and quickly takes off down the water slide. Turns out one of the combination numbers is the number of steps they covered. Tyson counts the steps as he climbs and starts entering numbers and with a yell of joy (his first real outbust like that) Tyson wins the final Immunity Challenge!