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By Justine Elias
Updated May 03, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
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What to expect of the ”Survivor” finale

When Richard Hatch became the $1 million Survivor last year, he had months to get used to the idea — and to keep the secret. But the winner of ”Survivor: The Australian Outback” will have no need to fake it (the last episode airs Thursday, May 3, 8 – 10 p.m.). Show host Jeff Probst will read the final tribal council vote — and the name of winning contestant Tina Wesson, Keith Famie, or Colby Donaldson — live just before 10 p.m., with the ultimate Survivor discovering the truth exactly when the rest of us do.

Why the change? Well, even the year’s top rated TV game show, created by producer Mark Burnett, has been obliged by a wave of imitators to come up with something bigger, better, and more amazing. So in the final episode, one of the three finalists will be ejected in the first hour or so. Then the two remaining will face a jury of their cast off peers — and as last year’s runner up, Kelly Wiglesworth, discovered, it doesn’t take much to turn a friend into an enemy. (Remember Susan Hawk’s famous ”rats and snakes” kiss off?)

At 10 p.m., the $1 million winner, plus the other 25 players, will assemble for CBS ”Survivor” 2 reunion special, hosted by Bryant Gumbel. If the first ”Survivor” reunion show’s the guide, look for a heavily made up, modishly dressed bunch (the ”S2” players were, after all, a more telegenic cast than the ordinary folks of the first) being questioned about their experience. One thing that won’t be revealed, though, is where the follow up series will be filmed: CBS is keeping that a secret, though the current rumors point toward Kenya and the Amazon. We’ll keep you posted.

So, what do you think of the end of ”Survivor 2” — and the planned ”Survivor 3”?

Read All About Survivor for EW.com’s comprehensive coverage.

Get ”Survivor” 2 news from Time.com.

And visit People.com for more ”Survivor” 2 coverage.

Survivor: The Australian Outback

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