Abi was the most hated person on the show this season. So what did they do to this person who nobody was going to vote for? They voted her off the island 3 days before the end of the show in Survivor: Philippines Episode 13.
About par for the course for this lackluster final four of Malcolm Freberg, Denise Stapley, Michael Skupin, and Lisa Whechel. I’m struggling to find anybody to root for (or against). The only thing I have to go on is that Skupin is an idiot and a moron (and also a moron). Not one of them has done anything to impress me all season.
For the reward challenge, they will race through a series of obstacles, collect bags along the way, and use the pieces to solve a puzzle. The winner will receive an advantage in the final immunity challenge. Not liking this twist. Skupin’s got a bit of a lead over Malcolm and Denise, while Lisa stays in last the whole time. It will all come down to the puzzle. Michael falls out of it quickly. It comes down to Denise and Malcolm, and Malcolm wins reward.
These people had plenty of chances to get rid of Malcolm but failed to do so. Now they’re kicking themselves because he was already probably going to win to begin with, and now he has and advantage to boot.
Denise attempts to get Malcolm to commit to a final three deal, but he refuses, saying he’ll give her an answer eventually. What’s up with people this season who are so unwilling to lie that they just refuse to give any answer at all? Jonathan already lost the game on that basis.
Now that Lisa and Michael have made final three deals with both their competitors, they just have to vote with whoever wins immunity. It’s not like either of them think they are going to win.
For the last time, immunity is back up for grabs. They are each given a wooden cylinder that has been cut into pieces, and they will have to balance a ball on that. Additional pieces will be added every 5 minutes. Malcolm’s advantage is a second chance. I’m not sure how big an advantage that is in a challenge like this, but it’s an advantage nonetheless. Malcolm drops during the second round, using his advantage early. Malcolm drops again, and now he’s out. Denise drops, too. Remarkably enough, that brings us down to Michael against Lisa for the third round. They both survive that, Lisa just barely. Lisa drops in the fourth round, and Michael wins immunity.
Denise and Malcolm realize that they have to vote to get rid of each other. Lisa wants to get rid of Malcolm because he’s a threat, while Michael wants to keep him for the same reason, which Lisa calls stupid.
At tribal council, Lisa answers that there is no reason for her to take Malcolm to the end.
With 3 votes, Malcolm has been voted off the island. An angry Malcolm congratulates Denise as he leaves.
Denise says she will not make any apologies for being part of the final three, and as a member of three tribes, she has been at every single tribal council.
Lisa acknowledges her strategy was not very pretty, and she didn’t really play until her brother came. Skupin discusses how he survived, despite being a returning player with a target on him from the start.
Artis refuses to congratulate them. He preaches about how he held true to all of his alliance, mostly because he was voted out so early.
On the other hand, Carter has kind words for them.
Lisa clarifies to Pete that she didn’t know Artis was going home. Denise says she should win because she worked with the fractures of an incompetent tribe.
RC has glowing comments for Lisa, but like Carter, she asks Michael about her being eliminated, which he says he knows nothing about.
Malcolm says Lisa’s got him thinking about voting for her for the first time. Then he lays into Denise for no apparent reason.
Skupin tells Jeff about one of the more compelling reasons for voting for him. Unlike the other two, people actually wanted to vote him out, yet he survived anyway.
Abi doesn’t like any of them.
Jonathan’s not far off her sentiments, albeit a bit more articulate. Now for something he’s been holding in the whole time. Lisa was a television star. In response to that, she asks whether he told them what he did when he was a teenager.
Denise Stapley is the Survivor: Philippines winner in the landslide that we expected. Going back to last week, they should have kept Abi. Skupin’s pretty much the only person surprised by this turn of events.