This is it y’all! The finale of Survivor David vs Goliath is here, and I’m so excited to see how things unfold. Will my predictions and analyses ring true? Let’s find out now!
Literally everyone is up in the middle of the night looking for the newly hidden immunity idol. Angelina ends up finding a clue but LOSES it! She takes the ladder that she was instructed to dig up and ends up floundering around for far too long before meeting up with the others. For once, she sells them a sob story about how she fell and hurt herself and the others actually believe her. She cries on demand. Probably like she does when pulled over by cops. She plans on finding the idol later.
The challenge for reward and immunity is a physically demanding one that ends with a huge puzzle. Everyone gets to the puzzle with Alison and Nick really far behind. Everyone is pretty neck and neck and anyone can win despite Kara and Angelina leading. Nick comes from behind to win and chooses Angelina and Mike to eat spaghetti back at camp. He makes a remark about enjoying it with his “Jabeni crew” which is exactly what Davie was worried about when joining an alliance with them. Alison is in tears over having not been chosen and her name always being a target.
The reward happens to be taking place right where Angelina’s immunity idol is hidden. Angelina and Nick are pushing for Alison to leave, but Mike is thinking Davie would be a better target. Nick would prefer to not be the last David left. Angelina ends up telling her Jabeni alliance about the clue and enlists them for their help. Mike laments having to do any work as he CLENCHES his wine glass tightly. LOL This is a hilarious scene! Angelina ends up finding the idol as she screams Jabeni! She reminds us how women don’t typically find idols in Survivor, and her story comes full circle! Too bad she doesn’t really need any immunity as she’s probably a goat.
We proceed to have a tug of war between Alison and Davie. Angelina revels in behaving like a mobster to Alison and makes her cry. Mike and Kara would rather get rid of Davie who they think has played a much stronger game. They are thinking smart. Will Mike be able to convince Angelina to switch her vote?
We get to the meat of the debate tonight with Alison and Davie being the prime targets. Jeff reminds Alison of her bad blood with Angelina and how that could spell doom for her tonight. Angelina rubs it in Alison’s face that she could have voted her out the last few votes, so you never know how things shake out. Davie reminds us that as numbers dwindle, blindsides could make jurors bitter…
Jeff reveals the votes: Davie, Alison, Alison, Davie, Davie, and the last vote is for Davey who says they could have at least spelled his name right! LOL He also says whoever orchestrated his vote has his jury vote! I’m so sad, but Mike did that and has played an excellent last 3 rounds! He brought the remaining Goliaths together to get rid of Davie. In live time, Davie says more black people need to watch Survivor, and he’s not wrong! We learn that Davie was a last-minute cast. He’s so cute and so genuine I love him! He’s the winner we needed this season!
We get back from tribal council, and Nick is understandably pissed. He literally throws his torch to the ground and throws a temper tantrum. Angelina 100% blames Mike for the Alison vote while trying to calm Nick down, but Nick is ready to fully blow Mike’s game up and doesn’t trust his Jabeni alliance. He resents the fact that Mike has been controlling the last several votes. That’s called playing the game aggressively, Nick. Alison and Kara call him a childish little boy for his temper tantrums, but wasn’t Alison just whining about her state in the game not just days ago? Mike says that he might have to consider taking Nick out at the next tribal council if he tries to blow his game up.
The immunity challenge is one of those challenges where you have to transfer water into a small hole in order to get a key. Alison is in the early lead and has already reached the puzzle. Nick ends up catching up to Alison and then beating her in the puzzle to win his second immunity in a row!! I’m sure Alison is crushed.
Villains vs Villains: Angelina
Angelina has decided that she wants to create a fake dramatic situation to make herself look better in front of the jury. She wants Kara and Alison to vote for her so she can play her immunity idol to look good. This makes no sense. Mike also has the same feelings as everyone at home by saying there is no place for these theatrics. Angelina is actually mean-spirited in her attempts to make Alison’s boot sting.
Mike proceeds to tell Kara about Angelina’s stupid plot, which I think is even more stupid. WHY DOES EVERYONE TELL KARA EVERYTHING?! He then goes on about how Angelina came onto Survivor to be a diabolical villain and that there should be a Survivor season called Villains vs Villains: Angelina. LOL While this is super hilarious, he digs his own grave as Kara ponders voting out Mike instead of Alison. She naturally does exactly what Mike told her not to do: tell Alison, and they hatch a plot to take Mike out. Kara is making money moves right now, and once again, Nick can’t really take credit for this vote either.
Nick ponders about how big of a threat Mike is in terms of the jury. He realizes that Mike could even beat him in a jury vote. Nick is happy to feel like the power is in his hands at such a pivotal time in the game. He and Kara debate on who is the bigger jury threat between alison and Mike and vow to vote together. Alison finds the fake idol that angelina made, and everyone does fake reactions to a ridiculous situation. Angelina revels in her mean-girlness. Ironically, this stunt of hers will only make her look WORSE in front of the jury.
Final 5 Tribal Council
Davie walks in with a floral shirt and red pants looking like a WHOLE SNACK! We get an audible “dayum!” from Angelina as she watches him walk in. Most of the conversation revolves around jury perception. Alison reminds us that she’s been a target but then exposes Mike as a bigger threat. Mike accuses Alison of having no dignity on the way out the door, and I audibly gasp at Mike’s sheer fucking hypocrisy. Does he honestly expect her to lay down and just be voted off?! I’m disappointed in Mike’s sour reaction to Alison coming for his neck. Jeff points out that Alison has fought with a lot of people.
It’s time to vote. Mike gives a really snarky vote against Alison. His sudden attitude towards Alison is pretty disgusting I must admit! Kara votes for a mystery person saying she can’t give Angelina the satisfaction of playing her idol correctly. Alison plays her fake idol, and then Angelina plays her real one. Angelina haughtily says she has the votes against Alison, but she wants to guarantee her spot. The jury rolls their eyes. Jeff reads the votes. Mike, Alison, Alison, and Alison is finally voted out.
The Stupid Final 4 Immunity Twist
I already have anxiety looking at the last final immunity challenge. It’s the infamous one where you have to drop a ball down a shoot and you must catch it before it falls. Eventually more balls are added to the winding shoots. This challenge is so tense I can’t take it. It’s Nick vs Kara, and they both look strong. Nick ends up winning his third immunity in the row, and he’s in the final 3! Kara is in tears at failing in the challenge. Nick now has the choice to bring one person to the end with him, facing the other two to a fire-making challenge.
It doesn’t make sense why Nick (or anyone else that could have won) wouldn’t just take Angelina to the end, but let’s sit here and waste time complicating an easy decision. Ironically, the final David has control over the last 3 Goliaths. They each give pitches saying they won’t win. Nick decides to be open about his decision and tells Mike and Kara that he is bringing Angelina to the end.
Kara begins practicing for the fire making challenge and let’s us know that everyone has always underestimated her performance. Mike, on the other hand is very anxious about making fire and says it has been his biggest nightmare. He admits that he’s afraid of being afraid and needs to summon his inner goliath in order to come out ahead. Both he and Kara succeed in their practice fires.
Final 4 Fire-Making Tribal Council
Alison looks super cute as she struts in on the jury. Nick makes it official on bringing Angelina to the final 3. Kara says it could be a great competition while Mike is visibly uncomfortable. I’m rooting for Mike, because I think he’s played a better game than Kara. This challenge is so stupid and really doesn’t give the Final Immunity winner the option to choose who he brings to the end with him. I’m still bitter. Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this twist that is here to stay. Anyway, Mike gets a steady fire and is trying to keep the base going. Kara gets fire a few times but it goes out. Mike ends up beating Kara leaving us with a Jabeni Final 3. Angelina has tears in her eyes seeing Kara leave.
Sappy Self Reflections & The Final 3 Breakfast
Angelina tears up about how she’s learned she doesn’t have to be polished and perfect all the time, and that her flaws are ok too. She’s learned so much about herself and is so happy to have made it far. Nick is proud of the game he played and will not hold back in letting everyone know that he was a true underdog. He talks about being the only kid in law school who grew up in a trailer. The breakfast looks really yummy! Mike says he definitely pushed himself in the game and has enjoyed being a storyteller of the experience he had 39 days. He says his social game has been stellar, and he will take credit for advising the players who drove the game.
THE FINAL TRIBAL COUNCIL
Nick says he outwitted by building many 1-on-1 alliances with nicknames which allowed him to build connections. He says his big move was against John. He retorts that Nick’s game tapered out after that point, and he wants to know what he did after that point. Nick stumbles with his answer by admitting that he was blindsided many times afterward.
Angelina jumps in to defend her relationships and how her social game has adapted after she was in the doghouse. Despite being in scapegoat position with both Goliaths and Davids after the merge hit, she was able to evolve her game and make inroads with players like Nick, Carl and Mike that were able to take her deeper into the game.
Mike lists all of the final 2 deals he had, and Gabby says it was transparent. Alison then calls Mike out on how biting his comments have been. We are reminded about Mike’s biting words towards Alison and how he regrets those nasty comments. He admits that he felt really insecure throughout the game.
Gabby gives props to Angelina for being the last woman and talks about on how misogyny could negatively affect her chances. Good point! We do typically view assertive women in a negative light, especially when compared to men who behave in similar fashion. Angelina admits that she sounds “interviewy” and guarded because of this but can be really authentic in 1-on-1s.
Davie wants Angelina to explain why she’s a David and Nick why he’s a Goliath. She says she was fearful of so many elements of the game such as challenges and surviving. She goes on to explain in much dramatic detail how she dug to hell and back for a ladder then climbed Mount Everest to find the immunity idol. Davie realizes that’s where her fake tears came from! Alison interjects to ask why Angelina tried to embarrass her with the fake idol and Angelina lies.
Nick says that his Goliath came out with winning 3 immunities in a row. He also talks about his natural ability to connect with people and how that helped him with information.
Angelina reflects on being a military wife and knowing how tough she could be. She’s happy she was able to pick herself up in the game and place herself back in a position of strength and triumph. Nick says he went through many ups and downs similarly to Angelina. He lets us know why he’s a lawyer in real life and tells us the story about fighting for drug-addicted people to get help instead of going to jail after the overdose of his mother. He reminds us that he was the biggest underdog in the game. Mike tells us his emotional journey of finding out what he stands for in the game. He cries and says that it’s not about the pot of gold but the rainbow at the end.
The Final Vote
This is gonna be a close one between Mike and Nick, and I honestly have no idea who will win but would genuinely be happy with either of them. It’s time to vote. John votes for Nick to win. Dan trips as he goes to vote. I hate him. Gabby cries over her vote while Davie prays. They are all so ridiculous. LOL Christian votes for Mike. Fast forward to the vote reveal in LA. Looking at the entire cast, is it bad that the biggest thing on my mind is NATALIE!?
Anyway, back to the vote: Nick, Mike, Mike, Mike, Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick and the winner is NICK our last remaining David! Christian, Alison and Kara voted for Mike while the rest voted Nick. This is the ending the producers wanted! Are you happy with how things ended up with our hero trumphing against the Goliaths?! And are you excited about the next season?! Thank you for your comments and support all season. I really appreciate you all. As always, don’t forget to follow me on my social media platforms to stay in touch with me throughout the entire week: Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Twitch!