Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kim Spradlin Wins "Survivor 24: One World"

On tonight's "Survivor 24: One World" season finale 29 year old bridal shop owner Kim Spradlin was crowned the winner and awarded the $1 million prize. The episode began with the penultimate Immunity challenge, which consisted of walking across a balance beam maze, retrieving five bags of puzzle pieces from a cargo net and then using those pieces to solve a jigsaw puzzle. Once the puzzle was completed, the castaways had to decipher a riddle on the puzzle that would give them three numbers to open a combination lock. Kim got off to a bad start on the challenge, but made a come from behind victory to earn her third immunity necklace. Back at camp, Kim and Sabrina debated whether to vote out Alicia or blindside Chelsea. At tribal council, Kim stuck with her original alliance and Alicia was voted out, becoming the eighth member of the jury. The next day, the final four reminisced about the castaways who were voted out, before meeting up with Jeff for their final Immunity challenge. The castaways had to use a long pole to maneuver ten wooden bowls around a metal structure. They then had to balance all ten bowls on top of each other without letting any fall. The challenge was neck and neck between Christina and Kim, with Kim ultimately pulling out the win & her fourth individual immunity. Back at camp, Christina essentially gave up and accepted her fate of being voted out. At tribal council, that's exactly what happened, as Christina was unanimously voted out and became the final member of the jury. On Day 39, after the traditional final three breakfast, Kim, Chelsea and Sabrina 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 New York for the final vote reading. By a vote of 7-2 Kim beat Sabrina and was named the sole Survivor. Chelsea didn't receive one vote. Kim was also voted Fan Favorite and was awarded another $100,000. Jeff then confirmed that the next season will be "Survivor 25: The Philippines" and will feature three tribes with three returning castaways who were all medically evacuated.

What did you think of the finale? Are you happy that Kim won or were you rooting for someone else? Leave a comment below!