After 39 days, challenges, duels, and arguments over both rice and race, Survivor: Redemption Island finally has its winner. My full recap will be up later (UPDATE: Click here to see Dalton’s full Survivor: Redemption Island finale recap) , but if you can’t wait to sound off on what happened and who won, then read on after the jump for more [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched the finale of Survivor: Redemption Island.]
The fourth time was the charm for Boston Rob Mariano, as he finally won a season of Survivor, beating Natalie and Phillip in the final three of Survivor: Redemption Island. The episode began with Andrea reentering the game after beating Matt, Mike, and Grant in the final duel at Redemption Island. And then she was promptly voted out again as the women once again refused to make a move against Boston Rob (although it would have been futile since he played his Hidden Immunity Idol). Rob then won the final immunity challenge, guaranteeing his victory since he was the only person in his alliance that did one lick of strategizing. Ashley was sent home next, setting up Rob’s inevitable march to the title and the money. In fact, the most shocking thing about the finale was the absence of the Fallen Comrades montage.
My full recap will be up soon. In the meantime, check out an exclusive deleted scene from the finale below, and tell us what you thought. Did the right person win? And did Natalie and Ashley’s refusal to make a move frustrate the heck out of you? Hit the message boards and let us know. And for more Survivor news and views all year round, follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.