The season finale of Survivor One World last night left Jeff Probst wanting more as Kim Spradlin was named the Survivor 2012 winner! The divorced bridal shop owner from Texas was part of the first all-women finale, who after 39 days had eliminating all the men. The Final Tribal Council was rather tame this season, the 24th for the longest running Reality TV game series. So how did it all play out? Let us recap Episode 14 and follow the ladies of the Tikiano Tribe, the Final Five: Sabrina, Chelsea, Alicia, Christina and Kim, who won.
Jeff Probst hosted the season finale of Survivor One World last night, which named Kim Spradlin as the Survivor 2012 Winner. Image Credit: Wenn.com.
After the show begins with the usual recap from Day One, we rejoin the action on Night 36 as the five remaining women return to camp from Tribal Council. They had just voted off the last man, Dr. Tarzan, sending him to join The Jury. Kim intends to play hard. Alicia still thinks that she is running The Game, not Kim.
On Day 37, Kim and Sabrina hike to fetch today′s tree mail. Along the way, they discuss some strategy options. Sabrina thinks Alicia should be voted off next. Kim suggests that Chelsea may be more popular with The Jury and might need to go. Both agree that nobody likes Christina.
The first Immunity Challenge for the finale is a race across a maze of balance beams. Once across, fetch five bags of puzzle pieces and assemble, which provides clues to which numbers open a combination lock. Christina and Kim are off to an early lead, but both fall off and must restart, putting Chelsea out front. All five ladies get their puzzle pieces and begin assembling. Kim, Chelsea and Alicia make the most progress. After her first attempts to open the combination lock failed, Kim had to go back and give her puzzle a second look. Despite this, she still manages to win.
Back at camp, Kim and Chelsea discuss booting Alicia. Chelsea tells Kim how awesome she is and how Kim should win it all. She′s hoping Kim will protect her with the hidden immunity idol, since tonight is the last time it can be played. Kim and Sabrina then chat about voting off Alicia. But Alicia still thinks that Kim is her pal as Christina, Kim and Alicia discuss booting Chelsea. Which way will Kim go?
At Tribal Council, Jeff asks Alicia what the mood was like at camp after the IC? Alicia said that things were quiet. Chelsea agrees but adds that everyone is paranoid. Kim tells Jeff that tonight will be the most difficult choice yet. That it comes down to choosing between her heart and her strategy. Chelsea claims that tonight′s vote may redeem Kim′s character to The Jury. Its time to vote. We see Alicia and Chelsea trade votes. Jeff gathers the ballots and asks, for the last time, if anyone wants to play a hidden immunity idol. Kim does not. The vote is 3-2 against Alicia, with Christina being the second vote against Chelsea. Kat tells The Jury about ″She (Kim) backstabbed me and Alicia.″
As Night 37 ends as the Final Four return to camp. Christina feels played and betrayed. She still thinks she may have a chance to be in the Final Three, however. Meanwhile, Chelsea knows that Kim saved her. The two friends now discuss another option, booting Sabrina to take the unpopular Christina to the end with them.
Day 38 and tree mail instructs the Final Four to do the usual Fallen Comrade Walk. Name plates from the torches of each booted player are to be gathered and then burned ceremoniously. We get the usual comments from the past players and are generally dull and pointless. The Final Immunity Challenge is a game of balance. Each must stack ten bowls after maneuvering each along a curving channel with a long pole to the top of a springy platform. Kim and Christina are in the lead, neck and neck. But once again, Kim wins, giving her four IC victories in all.
So back at Camp Tikiano, Christina talks with Kim about not being blindsided. Kim agrees and tells her flat out that the vote has been decided and she′ll be booted tonight. Kim lets the others know that Christina is aware of her fate. So at Tribal Council, Jeff is once again surprised to hear that there was no drama after the IC. Even those on The Jury seem disgusted that Christina is rolling over and allowing the others to use her as a floor mat. But Christina argues that Kim, Chelsea and Sabrina have been in an alliance since Day One and that they are very loyal and true to each other. Still, all three ladies say that if they were Christina, they would be doing all they could to stay alive. Christina votes to boot Sabrina, the rest send Christina packing.
Day 39, the Last Day! Sabrina seems very emotional, talking about how she lost her teaching job just before joining the show and how she wants to share her experiences with students. But its all part of her act for The Jury tonight. The ladies get a Continental breakfast via tree mail and celebrate with one last feast. Chelsea is not focused at all on winning the grand prize. She′s enjoyed the whole experience of Survivor. Kim, on the other hand, feels very confident that The Game is all hers.
Night 39 and the Final Tribal Council. Jeff Probst gives his usual speech about how the power has now shifted to The Jury. Each of the finalists makes one last pitch. Chelsea says she trusted Kim 100% throughout The Game. But she tells Jonas that she did not like voting him off and changed her strategy from that point. Kim tells all how she loves The Game of Survivor and is very proud of her strategic moves. She also hopes The Jury will forgive her if they took any offense. Sabrina says that her strategy was to fly low under the radar and even lose challenges as to not be a threat. She then tells her sappy story looking for sympathy.
After all of that, The Jury gets to speak. Jonas goes first, telling Sabrina that she is popular and tells Chelsea that she is the hottest of the ladies. He asks Chelsea for her biggest move? Chelsea says that voting off Kat was her idea. Jonas asks Kim why she did not take Christina to the end? Kim says she weighed the options and figured it could go either way, so she stuck to her alliance.
Christina asks Kim who would she have taken out between Sabrina and Chelsea if there were only room for a Final Two? Kim says she would have booted Chelsea since she thinks she has a better chance of winning against Sabrina. Chrsitina asks Chelsea why she is so mean? Chelsea says she′s not cold hearted in real life.
Jay has no hard feelings at all. He does challenge Sabrina on her strategy. Mike gets more personal with Kim and wants to know why he was blindsided? Kim blames Troyzan for that. Tarzan gives a mushy speech thanking all for taking him along far enough so he could spend some time with his wife. Chelsea tells Tarzan that she is inspired by their love.
Leif tells the finalists that they hurt his feelings when they voted him off. Kim explains that she could never tell how he was going to vote and that is why he was booted. Alicia wastes her moment in the spotlight to brag about how she would have beaten Kim had she been part of the Final Three. Likewise, Troyzan tells Kim that his vote will be decided based on how she answers his question, when did she decide to target him? Kim says it was because of his wanting Jonas voted off so early. Troyzan thinks she is lying. Finally, Kat gets to speak. She admits that she was upset and feels betrayed by the finalists. But then Kat talks about her own life, having faced open heart surgery twice as a child and needing a third operation if she wants to have children herself. So Kat tells Kim that she forgives her and will not waste anytime on anger.
Its time to vote! We see Kat vote for Kim to win and Troyzan vote for Sabrina. Jeff gathers the ballots and then walks away, reappearing on stage in New York City with the whole cast and a live studio audience. He counts the votes and Kim Spradlin wins Survivor One World 7-2 against Sabrina. I think Leif was the only other vote for Sabrina. We then get the one-hour reunion show which was pretty lame this season. After talking with Kim Spradlin about being the Survivor 2012 winner of a million dollars, as well as winning the Sprint $100,000 best player award, Jeff targets Colton and his acidic comments and behavior. Colton admits that he was mean and apologizes. Survivor Season 25 will pit three past players who were knocked out early due to medical emergencies. Three tribes will compete in the islands of the Philippines. So with a fond farewell, we look forward to the next season, Survivor Philippines!