Despite (or perhaps because of) Jenna’s whining about how she wanted to go home, the others chose to vote out her closest ally Heidi instead in Survivor: Amazon Episode 13.
That brings us down to a final four of: Butch Lockley, Jenna Morasca, Matthew von Ertfelda, and Rob Cesternino. Between the lot of them, only one person deserves to win, that being Rob. It’s hard to make a case for any of the others.
Upon returning to camp, Jenna again repeats that she’s ready to go. The others are happy to oblige, but they had to get rid of Heidi, the person they considered the bigger threat. The next morning, however, Jenna says she hopes to win immunity.
The immunity challenge is to go through a maze while blindfolded. They will use symbols to guide them through the maze and gather four necklaces, one for each of the elements. Matthew has the first necklace. Jenna and Rob follow him. Butch is out of it. Jenna’s getting groped left and right, but it’s okay because they’re blindfolded. Rob has his second necklace. Matthew is next to get his second. Jenna follows. After that, Butch and Matthew team up, although Matthew’s pretty much just wasting his time because this won’t do anything to help since it’s a close race between the first three, with Butch having no chance. Matthew has his third necklace. Jenna’s right on his heels. Butch finally scores his first. It’s a battle between Jenna and Matthew and who can get the last necklace first. Jenna gets her final necklace and wins immunity.
Rob tells Matt to vote for Butch. Jenna tells Butch she would like to get rid of Rob, since she still hates him for getting rid of Alex. Matt’s response is that Rob has played the game, whereas Butch hasn’t screwed them but hasn’t really done much of anything. So Matt goes to Jenna and makes a secret alliance with her. He has not made a decision yet whether to stab her back or not.
With 3 votes, Butch has been voted off the island. The other two have kept a far more dangerous person in the game.
Breakfast on the day of the final immunity challenge is their biggest one of the season. Who does this help more?
Before they get to the festivities of the day, they get a scale. Matthew has lost 16kg (35 pounds). Rob has dropped about a pound a day down to just north of 130 pounds. Jenna has dropped to 46 kg (101 pounds) from a start of 118 pounds.
A seaplane will take them to a canoe, which they will use to get to a small hut with various decorative items to get dressed up for the final immunity challenge.
Heading into that, Matt says he’s considering throwing the immunity challenge just so he doesn’t make an enemy. Jenna has already said she’d be mad at him if he didn’t honor his word, although she’s been mad at Rob for a long time anyway.
The final immunity challenge will play out in front of the jury. It’s an endurance competition as usual. They will stand barefoot on a narrow wooden perch, while holding a headdress above their heads. If they fall or their headdress touches their head or body, they’re out. Matthew is out pretty quickly. If you’re gonna throw a challenge, don’t make it that obvious. Rob wants to make a deal, but Jenna is not interested. Rob is the next to fall. Jenna has won immunity.
Jenna claims she will be taking her best competition. Well, then, that means she will bring Rob with her.
With 1 vote, Rob has been voted off the island. This ends his streak of voting for every person who has been voted out. So much for Jenna’s lie about taking the best competition. That brings us down to a rather pitiful final 2. Jenna played an awful game more often than not (giving her immunity idol away, telling Dave all her tribe’s secrets, asking to be voted out so Heidi could stay). As for Matt, at least he admitted he had no clue what he was doing, although he learned a lot about the game from Rob as it progressed.
While Jenna has some friends on the jury, Matt’s been an outcast pretty much from the start of the game. Whether her victory would be a joke or not, it’s basically a foregone conclusion.
Jenna opens by saying she doesn’t have much to say, except that she’s played the game morally. I hate it when people get this far and pretend that they haven’t done anything wrong.
Matt says he’s shown that he’s dedicated to the tribe and is a serious competitor. He, too, claims he’s maintained a level of morality and integrity.
Butch asks whether they have lied. Yes or no. Jenna says she did lie to Deena about voting against her. Matt admits to lying to non-jury member Roger, as well as Alex.
Rob wants to know why the person next to them does not deserve to be there. Matt responds that Jenna has not done as much as everybody else to contribute at camp. In addition to her poor work ethics, she expressed a desire to give up on multiple occasions. Jenna’s response is that Matt has not played the game from the beginning (just tagged along with an alliance, like she did), doesn’t need the money, and doesn’t care about the people.
Alex asks about regret. Jenna’s biggest regret is trusting people she shouldn’t have. Matthew regrets being naive at the start, supporting Ryan instead of just going along with the group.
Heidi wants to know if there is someone more deserving. Matt thinks Rob deserves his seat (or Jenna’s) for being an amazing strategist. Jenna agrees that Rob should be in the final two. Heidi asks if that’s the only person. It’s obvious she wants her name mentioned. Not gonna happen.
Deena goes back to Jenna’s opinion that Matt does not need the money. Is that how the decision really should be made? If Jenna were on the jury, that’s what she would do. As for Matt, she viewed his expression “may the best man win” as chauvinistic, as if it were a saying he invented or something.
Christy asks Matt his reaction when he found out he was competing with a deaf woman. He thought she was going to be like everyone else. From Jenna, she didn’t like her statement that being beautiful is a handicap. In the category of poorest choice of words in a reality show, the nominees are…
Dave asks what modern influential leader they emulated throughout the game. Really? Well, I guess that’s about the kind of question we should expect from a rocket scientist. Matt’s response is Colin Powell and his concept of versatility. Jenna does not have an answer of a modern leader, but she emulated her mom.
In closing, Matt says he realizes he has lied and does not belong on a pedestal. Jenna says she’s worked hard at camp, despite maybe not being the strongest person.
Matthew thinks he received 2 votes, from Butch and Christy. Jenna knows she got votes from Alex and Heidi, but thinks the rest went to Matt.
By a vote of 6-1, the Survivor: Amazon winner is Jenna Morasca. Matt only received Butch’s vote. Not even Christy went against her wicked stepsister, instead following the girl power that’s prevailed throughout much of the season.
Jeff suggests that, for the first 36 days, Jenna acted like a selfish, spoiled only child. She agrees, adding the term annoying to the mix. But in the last three days, she actually became somewhat more likeable.
Heidi and Alex were voting based on friendship and had no interest in how the game was played, but there is enough support for Rob from the jury that he probably would have won had he gotten to the finals.