On tonight's "Survivor: South Pacific" season finale 22 year old medical student Sophie Clarke was crowned the winner and was awarded the $1 million prize. The episode began with the final duel at Redemption Island, where Ozzy and Brandon faced off to see who could hold onto a large pole the longest. After 40 minutes, Brandon was the first to fall and was eliminated from the game for good. With his sixth straight win, Ozzy was finally allowed to re-enter the game. Back at camp, Coach told Ozzy he still planned to take him to the final three and would even be willing to give him his hidden idol if he won the next immunity challenge. At said immunity challenge, the castaways competed to build a house of cards on a wooden board while balancing their board with one hand. Ozzy knew he had to win and in the end he did just that, earning himself immunity & a guaranteed spot in the final four. At tribal council, Albert, Coach and Sophie decided to vote out Rick, fearing the jury would give him the million if he made it to the finals. Also at tribal, Ozzy spilled the beans about Coach offering to take him to the end. Back at camp, Coach voiced his displeasure to Ozzy about telling the others their plan to go to the end together. Ozzy said he did it because he was burned in past seasons by people he thought he could trust. The next day, the tribe competed in their final immunity challenge, which consisted of racing through various obstacles to retrieve five bags and then using the pieces in those bags to solve a puzzle. Ozzy got off to an early lead, but struggled once he got to the puzzle. That allowed Sophie the chance to catch up and ultimately overtake Ozzy, winning the all important immunity. At camp, Ozzy made one final plea to Coach to force a tie at tribal council which would allow him to face off against Albert in a fire making challenge. Ultimately, Coach decided he couldn't keep Ozzy in the game and he was unanimously voted out, becoming the ninth and final member of the jury. On Day 39, after the traditional final three breakfast, Coach, Albert and Sophie made their way to tribal council where the jury grilled them before they made their decision. After the votes were
cast, we joined Jeff live in Los Angeles for the final vote reading. By a vote of 6-3 Sophie beat Coach & was named the sole Survivor. Albert didn't receive one vote. Unsurprisingly, Ozzy was voted Fan Favorite and was awarded $100,000. Jeff also confirmed that next year will be "Survivor 24: One World". Check out my old post here for all the scoop on next season.
What did you think of the finale? Are you happy Sophie won or were you rooting for someone else? Leave a comment below!