Tree Mail: "If your steady hands work to perfection, maybe then you'll win protection. But lose control and it won't matter, sit back as your dreams, and your dishes, shatter."
FIRST IMMUNITY CHALLENGE OF THE NIGHT: The final five castaways have to balance several ceramic dishes, one at a time, on the end of a long, waddly balancing arm.
1. Sandra Diaz-Twine
2. Jerri Manthey
3. Russell Hantz
The first contestant definitely in the Final Four is...
...Parvati Shallow again!
TRIBAL COUNCIL #16: By a unanimous 4-1 vote...
...Colby Donaldson is eliminated after coming up just short in the most recent EC. The other vote went to Sandra. And with that, a Villain will win this season.
FINAL IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: While blindfolded, they have to collect the four necklaces that matches the design of each station in the giant maze before getting out.
The winner of this challenge and the first finalist is...
(Note: At the end, he, Jerri & Parvati were next to each other!)
SEMI-FINAL TRIBAL COUNCIL: The first vote goes to Parvati, while the second one goes to Jerri. One of these two women got the other votes and therefore becomes the final member of this cycle's jury...
...and it's Jerri. That means that either Russell will finally get a much-deserved win on this show, or we will have a two-time champion!
(Note: Russell misspelled Jerri's name as "Jerry"- LOL!)
Colby: He questions Russell for saying that it didn't require any luck to go all the way in this game, and then Parvati for what she does well outside of the challenges.
Coach: He's implying that he might vote for Russell.
Amanda: She asks Sandra how well she plays out her strategy better than Russell & Parvati.
Courtney: It appears she'll vote for Sandra because she's friends with her.
J.T.: He asks each of the finalists if they've done enough to earn the $1,000,000.
Danielle: She talks about the lack of skill from Russell, and asks if he would change any part of his strategy. When he says no, she probably won't vote for him.
Jerri: She's 100% undecided on who to vote for.
Candace: She tells Russell he's told extremely dirty lies in all the time he's been on the show. Additionally, she thinks Parvati has been playing the game under his thumb.
Rupert: He tells Russell he took the easy way out by being very manipulative. Second, he feels worse about his gameplay while listening to Sandra's remarks.
MILLION DOLLAR TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC, finishing just out of the money (as far as the voting goes, anyway) as the third-place finisher with no votes at all is...
...RUSSELL. Maybe he should think about marrying the best "Big Brother" contestant to not won their top prize, Janelle Pierzina.
Anyway, it's time for the moment of truth.
BY A FINAL VOTE OF 6-3, THE LADY WHO HAS JUST BECOME THE FIRST TWO-TIME "SURVIVOR" CHAMPION IS...
...FROM THE PEARL ISLANDS SEASON, SANDRA!!!!!!!!!!
The Sprint Player of the Season vote came down to Rupert & Russell...
...AND RUSSELL HAS WON THAT VOTE FOR THE SECOND SEASON IN A ROW, GIVING HIM A NEW CASH TOTAL OF $300,000!!!
BTW, earlier in the reunion part of the finale, he thought the main flaw with this game is that he wanted part of the MDTC voting to come from America.
Next season will take place in Nicaragua; all three finalists will appear on "The Early Show" tomorrow morning, with Sandra also appearing on "Live! With Regis & Kelly" that same day.