Sunday, May 12, 2013

John Cochran Wins "Survivor 26: Caramoan"

On tonight's "Survivor 26: Caramoan" season finale 25 year old Harvard graduate John Cochran was crowned the winner and awarded the $1 million prize. The episode began with the final five castaways leaving tribal council after Brenda was voted out. Erik got very dizzy and needed to be looked at by the Survivor medical team. They determined that he was in a starvation state and couldn't continue on in the game. Just like that the final five became the final four. The next day the remaining castaways competed in the final Reward challenge, which consisted of building a house of cards while balancing a board with a rope. Cochran ended up winning the challenge and was awarded an advantage in the last Immunity challenge. Back at camp, Dawn was again paranoid that she was going to be voted out and needed Cochran to reassure her that they were going to the end together. The next day, the final four reminisced about the castaways who were previously voted out, before meeting up with Jeff for their final Immunity challenge. The castaways had to retrieve and untie three bags of puzzle pieces and then assemble said puzzle correctly. Cochran's advantage came in handy as he didn't have to untie the bags and ultimately led to him winning the challenge. Since Cochran had immunity, both Eddie and Dawn made their pitches as to why Cochran should take them to the final three. At tribal council, Cochran decided to stick with Dawn and Sherri and they all voted out Eddie, making him the seventh and final jury member. On Day 39, after the traditional final three breakfast, Cochran, Dawn and Sherri made their way to the last 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 unanimous vote of 8-0 Cochran beat Dawn and Sherri and was named the sole Survivor. Malcolm edged out Brenda for the title of Fan Favorite and was awarded $100,000. At the end of the show Jeff teased that the upcoming 27th season would be called "Survivor: Blood vs. Water", which essentially confirms reports that the next season would feature returning castaways competing with or against their family members. Keep checking back for more info on the next season as well as any spoilers that may be leaked.

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