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'Survivor: Heroes vs Villains': Russell & Rupert 2gether 4ever! (Or not.)

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The penultimate episode of Heroes vs Villains featured shifting alliances as the final six started positioning themselves for the very end. My full recap (complete with updated rankings of every Survivor season from first to worst) will be up at midnight (UPDATE: Click the link to jump to Dalton’s complete Survivor recap), but if you have already watched and can’t wait to sound off, then read on after the jump for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Thursday’s episode of Survivor: Heroes vs Villains.]

In an episode brought to us by the fine folks at Sprint, the contestants were reunited with their loved ones for a reward challenge. There were tears, cheers, and lots of jeers courtesy of Colby, who showed more interest in yelling at his brother than he has shown in this entire game. Jerri won a trip to the blowholes with her sister, and brought along Parvati, Sandra and their loved ones. Guess who wasn’t too happy about that? Feeling snubbed, Russell made a new final three pact with Rupert and Colby and they vowed to get rid of Parvati. One problem: Parvati the endurance queen won immunity. Russell then slid back over to the Villains, Sandra pulled a hidden immunity idol out of her bra, and Rupert was voted out, staring Russell down on his way out. (How intimidating!)

That leaves five contestants left heading into Sunday’s finale. For a complete breakdown on how they’ve played and their chances of winning, and to find out where Heroes vs Villains ranks when compared to other seasons, check out my full recap at midnight. In the meantime, enjoy the special pep talk below that Rupert recorded before the game to cheer himself up in the event he was voted out. Also hit the message boards to let us know whom you think has played the best game this season. (My vote: Parvati.) And for all the Survivor scoop, follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.

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