While they may not have wanted to, the alliance stuck together in Survivor: Borneo Episode 12, voting out Sean. That leaves a final four of Kelly Wiglesworth, Richard Hatch, Rudy Boesch, and Sue Hawk.
The alliance is now done. For real. Now it’s time for them to eat their own. Despite the fact that the four of them have made it to the final four, they don’t trust each other at all. Kelly tried to play both sides because she wasn’t really in the alliance (except she really was). Sue originally wanted to join up with Kelly to get rid of Rich, but then Sue decided she didn’t like Kelly any more, so she chose instead she’d rather go to the end with Rich. Rudy is also looking to take Rich to the end.
They’ve received pictures of each of their former tribemates, so they think the next challenge will be personal questions about them. Rudy doesn’t know, and he doesn’t care. He was just asking what Sean did again. I thought everybody knew he was a doctor. The alliance of three remains intact, and they’re hoping once again to get rid of Kelly, who still hates everybody.
The immunity challenge is called fallen comrades. It’s a quiz game to find out how much they’ve learned about each of the castaways. The challenge takes place at tribal council in front of the jury.
Who received only 1 vote at the first tribal council?
Stacey. Rudy and Sue are correct.
In treasure island relay, name the Pagong members who ran the following legs: swimming, floating bridge, paddle, run, and dig.
Colleen, Greg, Joel, Gervase, and Gretchen and Jenna. Rich, Sue, and Kelly get 1 point.
Whose shirt is this?
Jenna’s. Kelly gets it right.
What state is Gervase from?
New Jersey. Sue, Rich, and Rudy get a point.
Whose blue bandana is this?
Greg’s. Kelly gets it right.
What are the names of these two girls?
They’re obviously Jenna’s daughters, Sabrina and Sadie. Sue and Kelly are correct.
Other than the raft and personal belongings, what three items did Pagong bring with them when they moved to Tagi beach?
Mosquito net, cooking pot, and blanket. Rudy, Kelly, and Sue are correct.
Name the two Survivors from Pagong who did not compete in the obstacle course.
Gervase and Colleen. Rudy, Kelly, and Sue are correct.
Sean was the chief resident of what department in the hospital?
Neurology. Rudy, Sue, and Richard are correct.
Going into the final question, Sue and Kelly are tied at 6, and Rudy has 5. Richard is out of it with 3.
In order, list the Survivors voted off the Pagong tribe.
BB, Ramona, Joel, Gretchen, Greg, Jenna, Gervase, Colleen. Sue, Richard, and Kelly are correct.
That brings them down to the tiebreaker for Kelly and Sue. What is Sonja’s last name? She was in Tagi (for 1 episode).
Christopher. Kelly is correct. Kelly wins immunity. She uses this as an opportunity to suck up to the jury, telling them she’s interested in them and likes them.
Immediately following the challenge, it’s time to vote. Their plans have been dashed for a third time, so they need to have a plan B.
The girls stick together to vote out Rich, while the boys stick together to vote out Sue. Kelly and Rudy will be allowed to vote again. It’s obvious Rudy’s not going to turn on Rich, but will Kelly vote out Sue?
With two votes, Sue has been voted off the island. She’d rather still be on the island, which is a lot easier than driving a truck through Chicago every day.
At 4AM on day 38, Jeff arrives at camp to wake up the final three. He takes them on a boatride. Upon arrival, they will walk past the staffs of their fallen comrades, then walk on burning coals to reach the final immunity challenge.
The challenge is called hands on the immunity idol. The last person with their hand on the immunity idol wins immunity. An hour and a half has elapsed, and Jeff has gone to get some oranges to tempt them with. Rich is thinking that he’s probably never going to outlast Kelly, and he hopes both of them recognize what he’s done to get there. With that said, he’s out of the challenge. Years later, we would see Mike Boogie imitate this move (except in that case the dumb blonde who was up against him had such a short attention span that she eliminated herself, ending the challenge about 15 seconds after it began). Later, Jeff returns with some lemonade. They will now start rotating positions every 30 minutes. Now that 4 hours have passed, Jeff asks Rich about how he hopped down and put the weight on Rudy’s shoulders. Seconds later, as they’re rotating around the pole, Rudy loses concentration and removes his hand from the idol. Kelly wins immunity.
Rich and Rudy both think Kelly’s wisest decision here is to keep Rich around. Despite that, Rich has played a great game, and unless you’re one of those people who supports someone who’s won immunity a bunch of times, there’s not a lot of reason to believe Kelly could beat either of these guys, since she’s played a poor game despite her 5 immunity wins. Trying to play both sides blew up in her face because she just wasn’t smart enough to pull it off. It’s a classic overplay.
With the lone vote against him, Rudy has been voted off the island. He doesn’t blame her.
Now that they’re leaving, they burn their camp to the ground. It’d really suck if Jeff came to them with a twist right about now.
Kelly just wants to get through the firing squad. Rich doesn’t think any of these people are vindictive. Wait for it.
Rich is proud of the game he’s played and would be happy with $100,000, but he really wants the million. It would change his life (years later in prison).
At the final tribal council, the two contestants first are allowed to make opening remarks.
Kelly wants people to know it’s a game. She hopes they’re not going to be judged on how they chose to play that game. Huh? Rather, she wants to be judged on the type of person she is.
Rich doesn’t care about who the best person is, and he doesn’t think anybody really knows who he is anyway. His approach was about strategy from the beginning.
Gervase asks if there’s anything they would change. Rich was too comfortable believing he could trust what was said. Kelly wouldn’t have joined the alliance (the one that got her this far). She also found it hard casting some of the votes she did.
Jenna wants to know who they would put in their place. Rich would choose Rudy due to his integrity, loyalty, and gameplay, and he would also choose Greg, who he felt could have been big competition. Kelly would pick Sonja and Gretchen because they were strong women. Sonja? Really? This may be enough to swing over the female votes, however.
Sean doesn’t have any questions. He thanks Kelly for keeping the camp afloat, and thanks Rich for teaching him some things about himself along the way.
Colleen asks what three character traits are essential to get to the final two. Kelly responds faith, strong will, and likeability; Rich responds self awareness, observation, and ethics. Colleen is amused by Rich’s answer since he didn’t do so well when it came to answering questions about people’s kids’ names. He wasn’t there to make friends. Instead, he was observing on the basis of gameplay.
Rudy just wants everybody to know how dumb he feels after the mistake he made at the final immunity challenge.
Greg asks for a number between 1 and 10. Rich: 7. Kelly: 3. That is all.
Sue has no questions. Just a rant. Rich is openly arrogant and pompous, but she respects him because he’s worked hard to get where he’s at. However, since he’s unable to admit his failures without going into a whiny speech, that makes him a bit of a loser in life. Kelly sucked at the rowing challenge, getting beat by Gervase, who could barely swim. Anyway, Sue had been willing to let Kelly sit next to her because she was her friend, but because she lied to her, that showed she’s two-faced and manipulative. That’s why she fails all the time at life. With all that mean-spirited nonsense out of the way, here’s what it all boils down to. Kelly will not get Sue’s vote. She hopes that’s the one vote that makes her lose the money. If she ever passes her in life, she would not give her a drink of water to save her if she’s dying of thirst. The island is full of only two things: snakes and rats. They owe it to the island’s spirits to let it be the way mother nature intended, for the snake to eat the rat. Bitter much?
Gervase has voted for Kelly, but he’s gotta get something off his chest. What Sue just did can be summed up easily: sore loser. It was okay for her to play the game, but it wasn’t okay for anyone else to play. She played both the rat and the snake herself. Then, after she was eliminated, she had to blame someone, crying and belly aching about her defeat.
With 4 votes, the Survivor: Borneo winner is Richard Hatch. They came very close to making a horrible decision, but in the end, the jury made the right choice, awarding someone for playing the game well, instead of someone who just happened to win a bunch of challenges.