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"In the End, There Can Only Be One"
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Season Survivor: Dominican Republic
Author User:Gavin316
Episode Number 13/13
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This is the thirteenth and final episode of Survivor: Dominican Republic

Previously On Survivor...

Challenges

Immunity Challenge: Obstacle Puzzle Maze
The final four will all start out in the center of the maze, and they will each have to make their way out to eight points on the outside of the maze, where they shall retrieve a rung for their ladder, located in the center. The first person to get to all the endpoints, retrieve all his or her rungs, get back to the center, and build the ladder will win immunity.
Winner: Rodney

Immunity Challenge: Hands on a Hard Idol
The final three have to keep one hand on to the immunity idol while standing on a small log. The person who lasts the longest wins Immunity.
Winner: Rodney

Story

Night 36

The final four (Esther, Rodney, Jill, and Wild Bill) return to camp after having just voted out Denise.

Bill thanks Rodney and Jill for keeping him around. The four of them then cheer over making it to the final four.

At the beginning of the game I was the oldest person in the game and I am in complete shock that I am still around. I am so happy to have made it to the final four. I just have to hope that I can make it to the end because I would really hate to go out in third or fourth place.

–Esther


Well this is not my ideal final four, but it is the final four we ended up with. I would much rather have had Damion with us over Wild Bill. But it is what it is, I just hope that I can somehow make it to the end and win this whole thing.

–Rodney


Oh gosh, I totally can’t believe that I’ve make it to this point in the game. I am just so happy to be here with Rodney and Esther. This is a dream come true!

–Jill


I’m the last member of the Payabo Tribe still standing in this game. Even I have to admit to being shocked by that. I mean if my former tribe had any brains I should have been gone well before the merge. But lucky for me they did not and because of that I have a chance of making it to the final four.

–Wild Bill



Day 37

Day thirty-seven begins with Esther and Jill heading off to the well to get some water. On their way to the well their conversation turns into a talk about how the game may go.

Quote1I am feeling really concerned about the vote tonight. I just cannot figure out where Rodney’s head might be at. He has not really talked to me much since the Damion vote and so I am wondering if he is trying to distance himself from me.Quote2- Esther

Quote1If I were you, I would totally not worry about Rodney. He has told me time and time again that he wants you and me in the final three with him.Quote2- Jill

Quote1Yes but was that before or after we voted Damion out? I know that vote just crushed him and if I am being honest, I kind of wish we had not gone through with it.Quote2- Esther

Quote1Yeah I kind of agree but, we totally wouldn’t have a chance of getting to the finals with Damion in the game. There was just no way that he would have taken one of us over Rodney or even Bill.

It sucks that he went…but he totally had to go. Just like Denise had to go last night, she would have whopped any of our butts in the finals.Quote2
- Jill

Quote1This might seem like a very odd thing to say, but I sometimes wish I did not make it this far into the game. I just…I just hate to see all of these people’s dreams crushed when we vote them out. Especially the people that I have grown fond of, it is just so difficult to see them go.Quote2- Esther

Quote1Well if we are lucky, me and you totally only have to do it two more times. Then we’ll go from there.Quote2- Jill

I know that I am in good with Jill, she and I have been friends since the start of the game. Heck, I consider her to be my daughter out here. However, I just feel so vulnerable with Rodney and Bill. I just do not think either one of them particularly wants me around and so I am not sure what is going to happen to me going forward in this game.

–Esther


Immunity Challenge:

The final four contestants arrive at the challenge site and Jeff explains the rules of the Immunity Challenge. He then asks Jill, to give him back the Immunity Necklace. Jeff reminds them that the winner of the challenge will be safe from the vote at Tribal Council and will be the first member of the final three. While anyone without Immunity will be eligible to be the thirteenth person to be voted out of Survivor: Dominican Republic.

The challenge begins and Jill seems like a woman possessed as she already has two of her rungs before anyone has their first. Jill then seems to have trouble getting through a section of the maze and this helps the other three get back into the challenge.

Everyone manages to be in the lead during various stages of the challenge (yes even Esther) but in the end it comes down to a race between Rodney and Bill. Rodney is just quicker at building his ladder, he then climbs to the top and wins Individual Immunity!

After Jeff puts the Immunity Necklace around the neck of Rodney, he reminds Jill, Esther, and Bill that Rodney will be safe from tonight’s vote while one of them will become the sixth member of the jury.

The final four returns to camp and Wild Bill does not look happy at all.

Man if I had only been just a little bit quicker in today’s challenge…I might have won and been safe from the vote. Now I have to kiss major league butt and try to get one of the three of them to vote with me.

It is probably going to be mission impossible, because they’ve been together since day one, so I just don’t have that relationship with them. But I’m not going to give up, after all I am Wild Bill and I am the perfect final two goat…

–Wild Bill


Jill and Esther go into the shelter and both agree that it is only fair to give Bill a shot at talking to Rodney. Rodney and Bill head out towards the beach to discuss the vote.

Quote1Hey man good job on winning Immunity today…Quote2- Wild Bill

Quote1Well you gave me a run for my money so you should be happy with your performance as well.Quote2- Rodney

Quote1Yeah but I failed and it really was a do or die situation for me. I didn’t do and now I must die a Tribal Council tonight. I’m sure you realize why I want to talk to you right?Quote2- Wild Bill

Quote1I have an inkling as to what you want to talk about…Quote2- Rodney

Quote1Okay, all I really want to say is that me and you both know that I ain’t got no chance of talking either Jill or Esther into keeping me. Me staying in this game don’t benefit either one of them because they’re dead set at taking each other to the final two.

I’m not going to even bother wasting my time talking to those two broads because it won’t do me any good. Right now I am the odd man out, I don’t have any ties with any of the three of you. I mean we’ve been working together because it has been mutually beneficial for both of us to work together and I believe that is still the case right now.

Because next round you’re going to be the odd man out if you don’t win Immunity and that is a fact. So what I propose is for us to keep on working together. I want to force a tie in the vote tonight so I at least have a chance at making it to the final three.

Your best game move right now is to try and keep me in this game. Think about it, if I go and you don’t win Immunity…well brother you’re going to be making the walk of shame. But if I stay and Esther goes well then you have two people who would be more than willing to take you to the final two should they win Immunity.

You’re biggest threat in the game right now is Esther. If she is gone from the game, you will have the golden ticket to go to the final two and you won’t even have to win Immunity to get there. Just think about it, there is no way Jill would choose me over you and if you save me there is no way that I would choose Jill over you.

Simply because I don’t want to see Jill win this game, I want you to win. So there it is, there is my pitch. If you vote for Esther tonight and I beat her in the tie-breaker challenge then it will be smooth sailing for you brother. Just think about what I am saying to you, that is all I ask.Quote2
- Wild Bill

Back at the shelter Esther nervously wonders why Bill and Rodney have been talking for so long. Jill tells her not to worry and that Rodney is probably just hearing Bill final plea out as a courtesy because Bill had helped him out in the game.

Esther does not think that is the case, she is sure that they are plotting to get rid of her. She (Esther) then tells Jill that she hopes that Rodney does not force a tie in the vote because she is terrible at making fire and she knows that she will lose to Bill if they are forced into competing in a fire making challenge. Jill tells her not to worry about something she has no control over.

Rodney returns to camp and Esther hurries over to him. She (Esther) tells Rodney that it is her turn with him and he jokes about how he has never been this popular in his entire life. Esther and Rodney walk out of the camp and she (Esther) starts questioning Rodney about what he and Bill were talking about.

Esther flat out asks Rodney if he is thinking about voting to keep Bill in the game. Rodney says that he is not going to lie to her, he is obviously thinking about it because it would help his game out more. Esther says that having her in the game is also good for him (Rodney) because there is no way she can win the final Immunity Challenge and so he would only have to beat Jill in order to win the challenge.

Rodney laughs and says tells Esther that with his luck either her (Esther) or Jill would win the final Immunity and then he would be up a creek without a paddle. Rodney then ends the conversation by telling Esther that he wants to keep all of his options open and he will make his decision when he needs to make it.

Tonight’s vote is by far and away the most crucial vote for me. I hate being the swing vote here but it is what it is. I just have to hope that I make the best move for my game.

–Rodney


Tribal Council:

After settling into their seats Jeff brings in the members of the jury Hector, Kendra, Sully, Damion, and Denise who was voted out at the last Tribal Council. Denise shoots a dirty look at Wild Bill who has a big grin on his face upon seeing her take her seat in the jury section.

Jeff starts off Tribal Council by asking Wild Bill if it is tough being the only member of the Payabo Tribe in the final four. Wild Bill says that it is because Rodney, Jill, and Esther have been together since the start of the game and so he feels like an outsider because he was not part of their original tribe. Bill then goes on to say that he feels that because of the bond that the other three have, he is the odd man out and he will be the next member of the jury. That is unless Rodney votes for him to stay tonight.

Jeff asks Rodney what the pros and cons are of keeping Bill around. Rodney says that the major pro in keeping Bill around is with the exception of Damion, the entire jury hates Wild Bill and would probably not vote for him to win. The camera cuts to the jury and we see both Hector and Denise nod in agreement to this statement.

Rodney also tells Jeff that another thing Bill has going for him is that he would take Rodney with him to the finals if he won the Final Immunity Challenge. Whereas he knows neither Jill nor Esther would take him if he was in a final three with them. Rodney says the major con would be that if he were to keep Bill in the game, it would mean that he would have to vote out an ally that he has been working with from nearly the start of the game.

Jeff asks Esther if she is concerned about the vote and Esther says of course she is. Esther then says that anyone besides Rodney who is not concerned is a fool. She (Esther) then says that after hearing what Rodney has just said, she is very concerned about her position in the game tonight. Jeff asks Esther if being the oldest woman in the game has been beneficial towards getting her to where she is right now in the game. Esther says that being the oldest person is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because nobody views her as a threat to win challenges but it is a curse because she feels that if she makes it to the finals, people will vote for her due to her age.

Jeff asks Jill, about why she should keep Esther around if she is such a huge threat to win the game. Jill says it is all about loyalty. Once she makes a promise with someone she keeps it. The camera cuts to the Damion who rolls his eyes and shakes his head.

Jill then says that since day one she and Esther have been watching each other’s back and that she has no intention of changing that now. Jill adds that even though she knows Esther is probably the biggest threat to win the game, she would gladly take second place against someone as awesome as Esther. With that last comment it is time to vote.

Once the final castaway returns from voting, Jeff goes off to tally the votes.

Jeff returns with the urn and begins to read off the votes. The first vote is for Wild Bill. Wild Bill shrugs his shoulders and nods his head.

The second vote is for Esther, who looks over at Bill and smiles.

The third vote if for Wild Bill. Bill wipes some sweat off his brow as his left leg nervously bounces up and down.

The fourth vote is for Esther. Esther does not seem at all surprised over this outcome.

Jeff informs Esther and Bill that there will be a tie-breaker challenge and that the two of them must build a fire. In order to win the challenge the fire must be high enough to burn through a rope about their fire.

Wild Bill and Esther take their spots at their fire making stations. Jeff calls for the challenge to begin. Both Wild Bill and Esther struggle to even make a flame at the start of the challenge. Esther keeps on nervously looking over to see how Bill is doing but he is not making any progress either.

Soon Esther is able to get a tiny spark and she quickly adds more wood to her fire. The fire keeps growing until it burns through Esther’s rope. This means that Esther has beaten Wild Bill in the elimination challenge. Therefore Wild Bill becomes the sixth member of the jury and the thirteenth contestant to be voted out of Survivor: Dominican Republic!

We see a shot of Denise and Hector high fiving each other as Wild Bill walks over to get his torch snuffed out.

Night 37

Esther, Rodney, and Jill return to camp after having just witnessed the elimination of Wild Bill. Rodney asks Esther for a hug and she agrees.

Quote1I just wanted you to know Esther that my vote against you was not personal. It’s just that I knew you would never take me to the finals if you won the next Immunity Challenge and if you were gone and Jill won it…well I was pretty sure she would have taken me over Bill.

I just wanted you to know that there were no hard feelings on my part and I had to do what I had to do to help out my game.Quote2
- Rodney

Quote1You do not have to worry Rodney, I was not planning on holding that against you because I realized that was the one real move you could have made it that situation. I cannot fault you for doing something that could have benefited you.

Well now that that is out of the way. How about the three of us get some sleep because we are going to have a long day tomorrow.Quote2
- Esther


Day 38

It is now early in the morning on day thirty-eight. The final three are standing around talking about their time in the Dominican Republic. Esther says that the three of them should try to make this day special and try to put the game behind them so that they can enjoy their remaining days in the Dominican Republic.

Rodney wanders off and as soon as he is out of ear shot, Esther and Jill discuss the fact that they have to beat him at the Immunity Challenge. Jill tells Esther that if she wins Immunity she will take Esther with her to the finals. She (Jill) says it will be a tough thing to do but she knows it is the right thing to do. Esther agrees and says that the only way Rodney will be in the final two is if he wins the final Immunity Challenge.

I feel very secure with Jill being in this game. I know going into the final Immunity Challenge that I have a sixty-six percent chance of making it to the finals. Those are good odds, but there is still that thirty-three percent chance that Rodney will win the final challenge and I may end up becoming the last member of the jury. Today is going to be very exciting to say the very least, I just hope it is more exciting for me and less exciting for Rodney.

–Esther


The final three then retrieve treemail, the treemail tells them to follow a map to a place where they can honor their fallen comrades in the Rites of Passage Ceremony. Upon reaching the location the final three come upon a torch with a tag on it that reads “John”.

Rodney smiles and shakes his head.

Great guy, too bad he didn’t know enough to keep his mouth shut.

–Rodney


He should have totally learned to swim before he came out here too.

–Jill


Esther, Rodney, and Jill laugh over that comment as Rodney picks up John’s torch.

My mouth has been giving me problems my whole life. That being said I do not regret saying what I said. My beliefs are what make me who I am as a father, a husband, and a preacher. And I would not change who I am for any amount of money.

–John


The next torch is Carly’s.

Oh gosh, I was not a fan of hers at all. The only time she wanted to talk to me was when she wanted to be saved.

–Jill


She got the raw end of the stick in this game. Had she not been so vocal in her support of John’s freedom of speech, she might have stayed in this game for a long time.

–Esther


I liked her, she was a really cool chick and I enjoyed hanging out with her.

–Rodney


Jill puts her hands on her hips and shoots Rodney a dirty look. He nervously smiles at her as he picks up Carly’s torch and the three of them continue down the path.

Well I was basically voted out of this game because I stood up to a bully. I am not ashamed of that nor do I regret it.

–Carly


The third torch is Sherri’s.

Bill told me that she was voted out because she was one of his allies.

–Rodney


Esther grabs Sherri’s torch and the final three head up the path to the next torch.

I played this game hard and strong and the only reason why I was voted out was because I wasn’t one of Hector’s sheep.

–Sherri


The next torch belongs to Martha.

She was totally hands down the meanest person I have ever met.

–Jill


It hurt me how she decided to be so cruel to me. I thought she and I were friends but I suppose we were not.

–Esther


I have to say that she had by far the biggest impact on the game. I mean without her the Core Four would have never been formed and the three of us would not have been where we are right now.

So something good did come out of her craziness.

–Rodney


Jill grabs Martha’s torch and the three of them proceed up the path.

I got, got by some shady folk who I thought were looking out for me. In a game like this it does not pay to be outspoken and because I was outspoken I was voted out.

–Martha


The fifth torch belongs to Thom.

Denise said that Thom was one of the kindest men she had ever met.

–Esther


Esther picks up Thom’s torch and the final three head further up the path.

I really did enjoy my time in the game. I met two people in Hector and Denise who I just know are going to be lifelong friends. So I might not have won the game but I feel like I have won something better because money will go away but friendships are forever.

–Thom


The sixth torch on the journey belongs to Mark.

I am glad that he and I could mend fences before he left the game. I truly enjoyed having him around…such a nice guy.

–Esther


Yeah he was totally a sweetheart…well except for when he refused to talk to us. Then he was a total jerk…

–Jill


The guy was a space cadet.

–Rodney


Rodney grabs Mark’s torch and the three of them head further up the path.

This game was a great personal journey for me. Towards the end of the game I went to some very dark places and I did not like being there. As soon as I realized that I started to enjoy the game once again. It is unfortunate that I was voted out shortly thereafter.

–Mark


The seventh torch belongs to Jenny.

I really wish I had the chance to get to know her more. She was a real blast to hang out with.

–Rodney


Getting rid of her was very much the best move for us to make at that time.

–Esther


Jill picks up Jenny’s torch and the final three are on their way to the next torch.

Throughout the game I wanted to make a huge game move. It just sucks that a huge game move was made against me.

–Jenny


The next torch belongs to Hector.

Hector totally seemed like a super guy.

–Jill


Yes he did, but he had to go because he was clearly the leader of the former Payabo Tribe.

–Esther


I do not regret one moment of my time spent out in the Dominican Republic because I enjoyed each and every moment. Sure I had to spend my time with some unpleasant people but for the most part I enjoyed my time out here.

–Hector


Rodney picks Hector’s torch and the final three continue to the next torch.

The ninth torch belongs to Kendra.

This chick was a beast in the challenges.

–Rodney


I totally got the vibe that she did not like me.

–Jill


I made some costly mistakes in the game and because of those mistakes I am on the jury. That being said I did really like my time in the game and I think I have grown as a person because of the game.

–Kendra


Esther takes Kendra’s torch and it is on to the next torch.

The tenth torch belongs to Sully.

I cannot really say much about him because he never even bothered to talk to me.

–Esther


Well I will say he was very good at challenges. I guess there's that...

–Rodney


I cannot believe just how much voting Thom out messed up my game. Had I kept him in the game I might have been going for the million dollars. Oh well…it is what it is.

–Sully


Jill lifts up Sully’s torch and the final three continue along the path to the next torch.

The eleventh torch belongs to Damion.

I totally feel so bad about voting Damion out, I hope he forgives me.

–Jill


My relationship with him started out pretty rocky and I guess it ended that way as well. But I do like him and I hope he and I can become friends once this whole thing is over with.

–Esther


He was such a great guy; I am not sure how I would have made it through this game if it wasn’t for him. He’s my boy; I just wish he would have made it to the final four with us.

–Rodney


I’m a little angry over being voted out of the game by people that I trusted. But they did what they felt was best for them and truth be told I can’t really fault them for that. Know what I’m saying?

–Damion


Rodney picks up Damion’s torch and the final three continue to the next torch.

The next torch belongs to Denise.

Such a remarkable woman, I know after the game she and I will be good friends.

–Esther


She was a fighter, I’ll give her that much.

–Rodney


I never really expected to get as far into the game as I did. Honestly, I thought I would have been one of the first people out of the game.

So I am very happy with where I finished. Granted I would have rather won the entire thing, but that was something that was not meant to be for me.

–Denise


Esther picks up Denise’s torch and the final three make their way over to the last torch.

The final torch belongs to Wild Bill.

The man, the myth, the legend, Mister William Wild Bill Gokey. He made this game very interesting.

–Rodney


Totally and one thing that surprised me was how good he did in challenges. I would have never thought he would do so well in them, especially after he told me he quit smoking cold turkey.

–Jill


My mother once told me if you do not have anything nice to say about someone, then do not say anything at all. I will just leave it at that.

–Esther


Well I had joy, I had fun, I had seasons in the sun. I can’t complain about being the last member of the Payabo Tribe simply because I know how much it must bother the other people that were on my tribe.

I played the game the way I wanted to play it and I am proud of that fact. People may not like me but I don’t really care because I kicked ass and took names during my time in the game!

–Wild Bill


Rodney grabs Bill’s torch and the three of them head to a fire pit where they throw all of their fallen comrades’ torches. The final three then watch the torches of the former castaways burn before heading to the final Immunity Challenge.

This next challenge is totally going to decide my fate in the game. I am not sure if I really want to win the challenge because then I would have to choose between my two closest allies. I kinda just want one of them to win it and take me to the finals with them.

–Jill


I have to win Immunity tonight, I just have to. I cannot make it this far into the game only to lose. If that were to happen I think I would have rather have been voted out on day three instead of making it this far and getting voted out.

–Esther


This is the most crucial challenge of the game for me. If I don’t win there is no doubt in my mind that I will be heading to the jury.

I just have to man up and win this challenge that way I can decide my fate in this game.

–Rodney


Immunity Challenge:

The final three contestants arrive at the challenge site and Jeff explains the rules of the Immunity Challenge. He then asks Rodney, to give him back the Immunity Necklace. Jeff reminds them that the winner of the challenge will be safe from the vote at Tribal Council and will be receive an automatic bid to the final two; the winner will also decide who they will take with them to the final two. The other two castaways who do not have Immunity will be eligible to be the fourteenth person to be voted out of the game and the final member of the jury.

The final Immunity Challenge begins and it is clear as day right from the start that this challenge is not going to favor Esther. Almost immediately she begins complaining about how her back is hurting her. Rodney teases her and says…

Maybe you should drop if you are in that much pain.

–Rodney


Esther smiles at him and says that she can tough it out.

We now get time lapsed footage of the challenge and said footage stops at the one hour mark. Jeff walks over to where the final three are and begins talking to them. Jeff asks Esther how her back is doing and she tells Jeff that her back hurts but she is determined to stay up on her log for as long as possible. Jeff then asks Jill how long she thinks she can stay in the challenge. She (Jill) laughs and says as long as it takes.

Rodney starts laughing and says that if anything Jill should just drop out right now because the challenge is basically being played for the right to take her to the finals. He says that only he and Esther really have to compete in the challenge because they are the only two who are in danger of becoming the final member of the jury. Jill tells Rodney that she understands what he is saying but he could just be telling her what she wants to hear. She (Jill) then Jeff that she would much rather try to win the challenge and know that she is going to the finals.

More time lapsed footage of the final three is shown and said footage stops at the two hour and twenty-seven minute mark. It is at this point that Esther’s legs start to wobble and tears well up in her eyes. She finally can take no more and she drops out of the challenge.

She then goes over and sits down on a log, near where the challenge is still going on, and begins to sob. Jeff walks over to where she is and asks her what is wrong.

My back…it was…it was killing me. I just could not stand up there any longer. It stinks so badly to make it this far only to now have the fate of my game in the hands of two other people. I really wanted to win this challenge.

–Esther


Both Rodney and Jill shot words of encouragement to Esther and that seems to cheer her up a bit. Jeff then tells Esther that she should have nothing to be ashamed about as most women her age could have never made it as far as she has. She smiles and then looks off at the ocean.

Once again there is time lapsed footage of Jill and Rodney. The footage comes to a stop at the three hour mark. It is at that point that Jeff asks Jill and Rodney to walk around and switch the logs that they are standing on while keeping their hands on the idol. Jill and Rodney comply and they switch logs.

Jeff asks Jill how she is holding up, she says that she is fine but her right leg is starting to hurt a little. Jeff then asks Rodney the same questions and he says that he is fine as well, but he finds this challenge to be a little boring and he was hoping that Jeff would bring out a dancing bear to entertain them. Jill, Esther, and Jeff laugh at the sheer absurdity of Rodney’s comment.

It is once again time to speed through the challenge, this time the time lapsed footage stops at the three hour and fifty-four minute mark. It is at this point that Jill takes her hand off the Idol to swat away a fly. She does not even realize what she did for a moment and then when she does she tries to put her hand back on the idol. It is too late as Jeff declares Rodney the winner of the Final Immunity Challenge!

Both Esther and Jill try to put on their most supportive faces as Jeff puts the Immunity Necklace around Rodney’s neck, but it is easy to see that neither one of them is exactly thrilled over the fact that he won.

Jeff reminds the ladies that one of them will become the seventh and final member of the jury and that Rodney has the rest of the afternoon to decide who it will be.

The final three arrive back at camp and Esther says tells Rodney and Jill that she is grateful to both of them, for being there for her throughout the game. She tells Rodney that his decision is an easy one and that he should take Jill with him to the finals because she deserves to be there. She then excuses herself and says that she is going to go to the beach for some alone time so that she can collect her thoughts.

Shortly after Esther leaves Jill and Rodney being talking about the vote.

Quote1I totally can’t believe I lost that challenge over a darn fly. That thing was flying around my face for so long. I just hate flies because they are so nasty and icky and now one of them is the reason why I lost immunity.Quote2- Jill

Quote1Yeah, I sorry about laughing when you tried to swat the fly away, I was just shocked that you did that. I mean if I am being honest…I thought you were going to be up there all damn night.Quote2- Rodney

Quote1Me too, but I guess we’ll totally never know.

Um…could we move on and talk about your vote?Quote2
- Jill

Quote1There is no need to. I was being one hundred percent honest at the challenge when I said that I wanted to take you to the finals with me…Quote2- Rodney

Quote1Oh gosh…that’s the thing though. I am not sure I want to go to the finals…Quote2- Jill

Quote1Are you serious? Why not?Quote2- Rodney

Quote1Because it will totally break my heart to see Esther having to sit there on the jury, knowing that it was my fault she got there because I had to swat at a fly. I would rather see you or her win the money…Quote2- Jill

Quote1Don’t be ridiculous…I mean yeah it is going to suck to have to vote out Esther. But at the end of the day, I can’t beat her in a final two. Hell I’m not sure if I can beat you either, but I think I have a better chance of beating you.Quote2- Rodney
Quote1Well if you don’t think you can me either me or her… I would rather have you keep her over me.Quote2- Jill

Quote1Why would I want to do that? It makes no sense whatsoever to keep Esther the kindly grandmother in the game. Shoot, if I keep her I will probably only get Damion and Wild Bill’s votes.

At least if I take you, there will be more votes in play for me to get. I just can’t risk taking her to the finals. I can’t believe I am saying this but I am sorry….but I have to take you to the finals.Quote2
- Rodney

Jill is hands down one of the kindest, most loving people I have ever met. But she has to be just a little bananas if she thinks I am even going to think about taking Esther to the finals with me.

Did I just cross into the Twilight Zone because I don’t see Rod Serling around here? Think about how insane that is to ask to be voted out at this point in the game. I can’t believe she just asked me to do that.

–Rodney


Tribal Council:

After the final three settle into their seats Jeff brings in the members of the jury Hector, Kendra, Sully, Damion, Denise, and Bill who was voted out at the last Tribal Council. Bill just looks at the final three with a blank stare.

Jeff begins Tribal Council by talking about how the act of swatting a fly away cost Jill the Final Immunity Challenge. Upon hearing this we see a shot of Kendra on the jury rolling her eyes. Jill sheepishly says that her mind wandered during the challenge and for a brief moment she had forgotten that she was taking part in the challenge and due to that she ended up losing the challenge.

Jeff congratulates Rodney on winning Immunity for the second time in a row. Rodney says that he cannot begin to tell Jeff how important the Immunity win was for him. Rodney then goes on to say that had he not won the Immunity Challenge, he would be the one that was going to be going home.

Jeff then turns his attention towards Esther asking her what she said to convince Rodney to keep her in the game. Esther says that she does not expect Rodney to keep her in the game because even though they have been in an alliance, they were never really close. She (Esther) then goes on to tell Jeff that the Yuna alliance was really two alliances of two working together. She (Esther) says that one alliance was her and Jill and the other was Rodney and Damion. Therefore, Rodney has no allegiance towards her and so she really could not give him much of a pitch to keep herself in the game.

Jeff then asks Jill if she thinks that Rodney was sincere when he told her at the Immunity Challenge that he was going to take her to the finals. Jill responds to Jeff by telling him that she has no doubt that Rodney wants to go to the finals with her and he even told her so when they got back to camp. However, she told Rodney that she is not sure if she wants to go to the finals with him. We then see shots of various people on the jury who all seemed shocked over this revelation. Jeff also seems dumbfounded by this response.

Jeff asks Jill to repeat what she just said so he can be clear, and so Jill tells him (Jeff Probst) that she is not sure if she wants to be in the finals because of how she is getting there. She (Jill) feels as if she let Esther down and because of that she would rather have Rodney take Esther to the finals with him and not her.

Esther, who is sitting to the right of Jill, pats Jill on the knee and says that while she appreciates that Jill would be willing to give up her chance at a million for her, she would never be able to live with herself if that were to happen. She (Esther) then tells Jill that she (Jill) should not feel bad about the challenge and that she (Esther) is indeed going to be heading to the jury it is not Jill’s fault and she (Jill) did not let her (Esther) down.

Jeff then asks Rodney what are the pros and cons of taking each woman to the finals with him. Rodney smiles and says there really are no pros in keeping Esther in the game because she would crush him in the finals. He then says that he thinks Jill would beat him as well but he thinks that there may be more votes up for grab if he brings Jill to the finals with him and if that is the case he could manage to eke out a victory.

With that final comment it is time for Rodney to vote.

After Rodney returns from voting Jeff goes off to get Rodney vote.

Jeff opens up the voting urn and reveals the final vote which is for Esther. This means that Esther is the seventh and final member of the jury and the fourteenth person to be voted out of Survivor: Dominican Republic.

Esther hugs both a crying Jill and Rodney before she walks over to Jeff to get her torch snuffed.

Day 39


Day thirty-nine begins with Jill and Rodney are sitting near the fire talking about how neither one of them envisioned being in the final two at the start of the game. Rodney tells Jill that he always felt that he would be early jury and he almost was had it not been for Wild Bill flipping to their side. Jill laughs and says that she thought she would not see the merge, especially when Martha was in the game because she did not think anyone would have the courage to get rid of Martha. Had Martha stayed in the game and remained in power of the Yuna Tribe, Jill thought that the Yuna Tribe would have probably lost every Immunity Challenge.

The talk then turns to the jury and who they (Jill and Rodney) will vote for them. Rodney says that Damion and Bill are probably going to vote for him and he believes that Esther and Denise will end up voting for Jill. Jill agrees and says that, that means Hector, Sully, and Kendra are the toss-up votes. Jill claims that she does not think she will get Kendra’s vote because she does not think Kendra liked her very much.

Jill then changes the subject and thanks Rodney for choosing her to go to the finals with him. She (Jill) tells Rodney that her not wanting to go to the finals the day before was more about feeling guilty about not being able to go to the finals with Esther. Rodney says it is fine and he understands where she is coming from.

The final two then head over to treemail where they have a note telling them that there is a breakfast prepared for them. They head over to the beach and on the beach is a huge spread of various breakfast foods. They sit down and eat; Jill says that she never thought that she would have missed eating bacon as much as she did. Rodney says that the orange juice is the best tasting orange juice he has ever had in his life.

Oh gosh, the breakfast was absolutely amazing this morning. But as much as I loved it, I totally couldn’t help but think of the final Tribal Council tonight. I am so nervous about tonight because I have no idea if the jury is going to be cool or a bunch of bitter Betties.

–Jill


For me this whole day has been me trying to think how the jury will think. I am not the smartest guy out there but I think I have a good read on most of them. If they vote the way I think they are going to vote I think I will either lose by one vote or win by one vote.

Then again I am no Nostradamus here, so I could be wildly off base and I could end up getting my ass kicked. I guess I won’t truly know until Jeff reads the votes. Either way I am going to enjoy the last few hours out here and try not to stress about this too much.

–Rodney


Rodney and Jill are now shown packing up their stuff and getting ready to head to Tribal Council. The two of them hug and Rodney asks for a good luck kiss. Jill pouts for a moment like she is shocked that he has to audacity to ask such a thing of her, she then smiles and gives Rodney a peck on the cheek. She (Jill) then says that he has to give her a good luck kiss as well and he laughs and says she is too grimy to kiss right now.

He says he will owe her a kiss after she showers when the show is over. Jill puts her hands on her hips and pouts at Rodney. Rodney laughs at her for a moment and then says, “Psych!” Jill playfully punches him on the arm as he (Rodney) kisses her on the cheek and with that the two of them head off to the final Tribal Council.

Final Tribal Council:

Jill and Rodney enter Tribal Council and they take their respective seats. Jeff welcomes them both to the final Tribal Council. Jeff then brings in the members of the completed Jury Hector, Sully, Kendra, Damion, Denise, Bill, and Esther who was voted out at the last Tribal Council.

Jeff then explains to the Jill and Rodney what will happen at the Final Tribal Council. Jeff then beings the proceedings by asking Jill and Rodney to make their opening statements.

Oh gosh, let me be the first to say that I totally can’t believe I am sitting here on day thirty-nine in the final two. This game has been a rollercoaster ride for me and if it wasn’t for Esther and later Damion and Rodney, I’m not sure if I would be sitting here talking to you guys.

I don’t want anyone to think that I don’t deserve her though because I do and I played my butt off to get to where I am. I mean going into the merge, the Yuna Tribe was down in numbers and yet we still managed to have three of the four of us make it to the final three.

I hope this doesn’t sound mean or anything but I am a big reason as to why you are all on the jury. Throughout the game whoever I voted for, with the exception of Esther, was the person who was voted out. I totally shaped the game the most and because of that fact and that fact alone I think I deserve to be the winner tonight. Thank you.

–Jill


Hey there folks. I sit here telling you that my road to the final two was not very smooth at all. In fact there were a lot of damn potholes along the way. I nearly managed to blow my tires out a couple of times will coming down this road and…okay I’m done with the clichés.

Seriously though, I have spent a large amount of this game fighting to stay in this game. I was originally supposed to be voted out all the way back on day twelve but I managed to stay in the game after I convinced Esther and Jill to form an alliance with me and Damion. After that I was not in any real danger until the merge.

When the merge happened we were down in numbers and I felt very vulnerable. After all nobody from the former Payabo Tribe wanted anything to do with me. That is why after the Jenny vote I along with Damion sold Esther and Jill on working with Wild Bill. Had I not made that move I am not sure where I would have ended up.

After getting through that my game was not in real jeopardy until Damion was voted out of the game. Once that happened I truly felt that I might not be long for this game. But I brushed that dirt of my shoulder and fought to stay in the game. I may have not been the one who sent everyone home but I am the person who has won the most Individual Immunities.

All that I ask from you the members of the jury is that you look at the game that Jill and I played. If you like the way she played then by all means give her the money. I you liked the way I played the game…well then I would truly appreciate your vote. That’s all I have to say…thank you.

–Rodney


The first juror to question the final two is Hector. Hector stands up and smiles at both members of the final two before he begins to speak.

Before I get to my questions, I would just like to congratulate the both of you on a job well done.

–Hector


Thanks…

–Jill


Thank you Hector.

–Rodney


My question is for the both of you. Please give me three reasons why I should give the person that is sitting next to you the million dollars.

–Hector


Oh gosh, well first off he won more Individual Immunity Challenges than anyone else and he won them when he needed them the most.

Secondly…ah…he is a total nice guy who could really use the money.

Um…oh gosh…there is so much I would like to say about you but I don’t want to like oversell you. He is a very funny guy…yeah those would be my three reasons.

–Jill


Well first and foremost she is a very kind woman who mostly thinks of others before she thinks of herself.

She is loyal to a fault, I mean she had plenty of chances to screw either Esther or I over and she never did.

And finally she looks great in a bikini!

–Rodney


Jill looks embarrassed by Rodney’s final comment and she hits him with a playful slap to the arm and Hector laughs and says…

Well I’m a married man so I really can’t comment on that, because if I did my wife would kill me. I do want to thank the both of you for your candid answers and I wish you both the best of luck.

–Hector


The next person up is Kendra.

Rodney I really have nothing to ask or really say to you other than you are probably going to get my vote tonight because you are the better alternative.

Jill I have a two part question for you. Part one; is it at all possible for you to being a sentence without saying the words oh gosh?

–Kendra


Jill looks at Kendra for a moment before sadly looking at the ground.

Yeah…

–Jill


Kendra begins to mockingly applaud Jill’s answer because Jill did not use oh gosh to start off the sentence.

Wow I guess you really can begin a sentence without saying oh gosh…who would’ve thought that? Okay my second question is, is it true that after you graduate college you want to become a television reporter?

–Kendra


Yes...

–Jill


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Kendra returns to the jury box and Sully high fives her.

Wild Bill is the next castaway up to ask his questions.

{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Wow and people say that I am a jerk…okay my first question is for Rodney. Who was the best drummer out of the following three, Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts, or Keith Moon?|Wild Bill}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Keith Moon.|Rodney}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Good answer…oaky Jill, if you had to replace both you and Rodney in the finals who would you put in the place of the two of you and why would you put them there?|Wild Bill}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|I would put Esther and…um…wow this is totally tough…I guess I would put Damion. I would put Esther there because she has been one of my closest friends out here and she is like a mother figure to me. As for why I would put Damion in the finals…well he was part of our group and he was the only one of us not to make it to the final four…so I would have loved to see him here in the finals if it wasn’t me and Rodney here.|Jill}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Cool, well then good luck to the both of you.|Wild Bill}}The next juror up is Sully. He looks really annoyed to be there.

{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Okay, I want to start out by saying that I really do not want to vote for either one of you but you’re the only options I got so I guess I have no choice in the matter. I am just going to make a statement to the two of you, you can either respond…or not…I don’t really care at this point.

Jill, I have no clue how you made it to the finals and why people were fighting to take you to the finals. I mean I am really not sure what you have done to get to where you are. Also, just yesterday you said that you didn’t even want to be in the finals. Why should I give you my vote if you were so willing to not be in the final two in the first place?

Rodney apart for a brief conversation here and there, you never took the time to get to know me bro. I guess you were just too cool for school. That’s hardly good jury management there. Also, I am not sure how much I respect the fact that you won three Individual Immunities.

After all you didn’t exactly win your final two against tough competition. You beat two women and a dude who just quit smoking the day before he came out here. So it’s not like you beat any challenge beats out there buddy. I guess you wanted to get rid of all of the challenge beasts so that you could win those challenges at the end. Can’t say I blame you.|Sully}}Rodney does not look at all happy over what Sully just said.

{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Okay Gilbert, let me say that communication is a two-way street. You never really went out of your way to talk to me either. I never thought I was too cool to talk to you, in fact I always tried to make an effort to include you in any conversation that I was having if you were around. You chose not to take part in those conversations.

As for my Immunity wins being tainted because of the lack of competition. Well I am calling b.s. on that statement. After all Bill won Immunity twice and Jill won Immunity once, so it is not like I was facing off against weak people. I just happened to beat the people who were left in the game when I needed to do so. There is no shame in that.|Rodney}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Um…I would like to say something to. About what I said at last night’s Tribal Council…I just want to say that yesterday was a very emotional day for me. I had to watch as one of my closest allies voted my other closest ally out of the game and there was not a thing I could do about it.

I just wanted everything to be all right for everyone and that is why I said that I would rather Rodney take Esther to the finals over me. It was just a temporary feeling but it was what I was totally feeling at the time.

I am glad that Rodney decided to take me to the finals with him and I have no regrets about anything other than swatting that damn fly away at the final Immunity Challenge.|Jill}}Denise is the next person up.

Denise stands in front of Rodney and Jill for a moment without saying a word.

{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|I have two questions for the both of you. First of all is there anything going on romantically between the two of you? I mean from my perspective I can cut the sexual tension between the two of you with a knife…|Denise}}Both Jill and Rodney look embarrassed by this question. Rodney looks at Jill and they both start to laugh.

{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Um…I mean Rodney is an attractive guy and all but there is totally nothing going on between us.|Jill}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Yeah and I am not sure why you would even think that…|Rodney}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Well I don’t believe either one of you but fair enough…let’s move on to my other question. I want the two of you to tell me why is it that you deserve my vote?|Denise}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Oh gosh…well like I said before whenever I voted for someone that person went home. I totally shaped the way this game was played.|Jill}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Well to be honest with you I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not…but point taken. Rodney?|Denise}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|I am a Survivor in the truest sense of the word in this game. My back was against the wall plenty of times and I always managed to talk my way into staying and even though I was a huge target, I have only ever had two votes cast against me. Plus as much as I hate to beat a dead horse, I did win Individual Immunity three times and I think that has to count for something as well.|Rodney}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|I am not sure if what you just said is really game winning worthy but I guess we will see.|Denise}}Damion is the next to stand up and ask questions.

{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|What’s up, I’m glad y’all made it to the final two. Rodney I really don’t have much to say to you because you and I both know you’ve already got my vote locked down. About all I will say is I hope you win this son.

Jill…baby girl, I love you like a little sister. You know what I’m saying? So when you voted me out it stung a lot. I didn’t see it coming but I think I understand why you and Esther did what you did. But if you could please tell me so that I can be sure…well it would be much obliged.|Damion}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Um…well here is the thing, getting rid of you when we did was because me and Esther really did think you were going to vote Esther out. You voted for her twice and you were mad at her about the Reward dinner so it really was that far out to think that you would try it again.

It turns out that Denise was totally lying and I kind of regret not asking you if it was true or not. But then again you were a huge challenge threat so by getting rid of you, it gave the rest of us a chance to win challenges.|Jill}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Good luck y’all. You know what I’m saying?|Damion}}Esther is the final member of the jury to say her peace.

{{Node-count limit exceeded|tribename|Rodney I know you know how I am going to vote tonight so there really is no reason for me to ask any questions. Therefore, I would just like to make a statement about the both of you.

Jill, I love you like a daughter. You are such a lovely young woman who is probably the most loyal person I have ever met. Anyone who has directed negative comments to you tonight are probably just jealous because you are in the final two and they are not. Please do me a favor and do not take what the others have said to you to heart.

Rodney…what can I say? Even though you voted me out I do think you are a very nice young man. I was glad to play the game with you and I truly hope we can be friends outside of the game.

I thought both of you played your hearts out to get to this point and you both belong right where you are. God bless the both of you.|Esther}}After Esther returns to her seat in the jury, Jeff tells the final two that it is now time to vote. He reminds them that they want to see their name written down tonight. With that Hector is the first one up to vote. We only get to see who Damion and Esther vote for as those are the two obvious votes. After Kendra, who was the last voter, votes Jeff goes off and gets the urn.

Jeff returns and thanks Jill and Rodney for a tremendous season. Jeff then informs the castaways that they will have to wait until they return to the States in order to find out who the winner is.

Reunion Show:

Jeff enters the studio as the audience cheers wildly. He (Jeff) makes his way down the aisle with the urn tucked under his arm. He finally reaches the stage and he begins his spiel. It is now time to read the votes.

The first vote is for Jill.

The crowd cheers and Jill smiles.

The second vote has Rodney’s name written on it.

The third vote has Jill’s name written on it.

Rodney’s name is written on the fourth parchment.

Rodney’s name is written on the fifth parchment and he looks as if he is ready to jump out of his seat upon seeing his name for the third time. Jill, who is holding hands with Rodney, pats Rodney’s hand.

The sixth vote has Jill’s name written on it and she seems absolutely shocked by this. Rodney whispers something to her and she giggles.

The final vote is shown to have Rodney’s name written on it.

This means the winner of Survivor: Dominican Republic by a vote of four to three is Rodney Burish!

Rodney leaps out of his chair (or stump) and he hugs Jill as the confetti drops from the ceiling. After hugging her he rushes off stage to hug his family. We then see the pre-jury contestants file on to the stage as we head to commercial.

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Tribal Council 13:
Sabana de la Mar
First Vote (Tie) Tiebreaker Challenge
Voted
Against
Voter
Participant
Finish
Esther Ryan
Esther (2 votes)
Wild Bill Gokey With BeardRodney Burish With Beard
Wild Bill, Rodney
Esther Ryan
Esther
Won
Wild Bill Gokey With Beard
Wild Bill (2 votes)
Esther RyanJill Landry
Esther, Jill
Wild Bill Gokey With Beard
Wild Bill
Lost
Eliminated:
Wild Bill Gokey With Beard eliminated
Wild Bill


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Either way you take it I want you to know I still love you and this is purely a game move.|Rodney}}{{Node-count limit exceeded|sabanadelamar|Oh gosh, I am totally sorry about this Bill but me and Esther have been BFF’s since the start of the game and I can’t write her name down.|Jill}}

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But they weren’t and so I became the last member of the Payabo Tribe. I can take some solace in knowing that Denise and Hector are probably pretty pissed off that I was the final member of the Payabo Tribe left in the game. |Wild Bill}}

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Members of the Jury
Hector Guzman Jury Photo
Hector
Kendra Brolin Jury
Kendra
Sully jury
Sully
Damion Pendergarst jury
Damion
Denise Kessel
Denise
Wild Bill Gokey With Beard
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Tribal Council 14:
Sabana de la Mar
Voted
Against
Voter
Esther Ryan
Esther (1 vote)
Rodney Burish With Beard
Rodney
VOTED OFF:
Esther Ryan elimination
Esther


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{{Node-count limit exceeded|sabanadelamar|I still think you are a great woman Esther, but I know that I have no shot of beating you.|Rodney}}

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Members of the Jury
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Hector
Kendra Brolin Jury
Kendra
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Sully
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Damion
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Denise
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Wild Bill
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Tribal Council 15:
Jury Vote
Voted for
Winner
Voter
Rodney Burish With Beard
Rodney (4 votes)
Sully juryDamion Pendergarst juryKendra Brolin JuryWild Bill jury
Sully, Damion, Kendra, Wild Bill
Jill Landry
Jill (3 votes)
Esther RyanHector Guzman Jury PhotoDenise Kessel jury
Esther, Hector, Denise
RUNNER-UP:
Jill Landry eliminated
Jill Landry
SOLE SURVIVOR:
Rodney Burish With Beard
Rodney Burish

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Members of the Jury
Hector Guzman Jury Photo
Hector
Kendra Brolin Jury
Kendra
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Sully
Damion Pendergarst jury
Damion

Denise Kessel jury
Denise

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Wild Bill
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Yuna
Th John Dissmore-1
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Esther Ryan elimination
Esther
Rodney Burish With Beard
Rodney
Martha Hughesbw
Martha
Damion Pendergarst elimination
Damion
Carly Pattinsonbw
Carly
Mark Heiden eliminated
Mark
Jill Landry eliminated
Jill
Payabo
Sherri Goulet eliminated
Sherri
Hector Guzman eliminated
Hector
Denise Kessel jury.jpg
Denise
Gilbert Sullivan B&amp;W
Gilbert
Jenny Chang eliminated
Jenny
Wild Bill Gokey With Beard eliminated
Wild Bill
Kendra Brolin eliminated
Kendra
Thom BradleyB&amp;W
Thom

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  • Well there you have it, Survivor: Dominican Republic has finally come to an end. It took me long enough, there is no way I thought it would take me nearly a year to write this when I first started to write it. I hope the readers enjoyed it.
  • Rodney was always supposed to be the winner of the show. However, the boot order changed drastically since I first started this. My first final two was going to be Rodney and Damion, then it was going to be Rodney and Martha. I really did not see how someone with Martha’s attitude could get that far in the game so I scrapped that. Plus Bill was supposed to be the jerk of the season and he was always meant to go far into the game so I just could not see having two jerks get that far.

After the Martha idea was scrapped, I was thinking about going with Bill and Rodney but I thought against it. I finally settled on Jill as being the final two runner-ups.

My original Final Four was going to be Damion, Esther, Rodney, and Wild Bill. Then I replaced Bill with Martha but as I said above I decided against her lasting that long. At one time I wanted Hector in the Final Four but I could think of no realistic way of him getting there.

  • I will admit that I was not happy as to how I wrote the Final Tribal Council. I am not sure why, but I just do not like it. Maybe it is because I rushed it out in order to finish this before Blood vs. Water premiered. I just feel as if the jury questions were really weak. I don’t know maybe they are not and I am just being a little critical on myself.
  • I would like to do one more of these at the very least, but I am not sure if I will. So if this is the only one I do on here, I would just like to thank everyone who has taken the time or take will the time to read this.