Then There Were Four"
Filmed Dec. 10-12,
Airs Sunday, May 11, 2003
It's down to the Final Four, and no one knows what to expect. The
men are busy targeting Jenna, but she vows to turn things around.
Meanwhile, Rob finds his anxieties at an all time-high.
Guide: In the two-hour episode, the four remaining players are
whittled down to two and the seven-person jury decides the winner.
It's a toss-up when we get to the final two, reports
host Jeff Probst. It's not a sure thing. How people answered
the questions at the final tribal council had an impact on whether
they got a vote.
Four IMMUNITY CHALLENGE/ A-Maze-ing: Jenna wins? Butch booted?
Entertainment Tonight (below), showthis one is a blindfolded maze
race of some kind. The overhead shot shows silve-colored round
things on the ground in the maze, possibly to be retrieved by
the contestants. Otherwise, the maze doesn't look particularly
complex, so it's unclear what the point is.
As for the winner and bootee, the most solid info for this episode
is the Offshore Betting Spoiler, which revealed that Matthew and
Jenna are in the final two. How can this happen? A few ways. One,
Jenna could somehow pull off two straight IC wins (an idea Matt
and Rob thought unlikely in Ep12 - see Markopolo's
transcript of the Yahoo! Platinum footage). Alternatively, Matthew
could continue his challenge dominance. But then he'd have to
boot both of his potential final two allies, one after the other.
This seems unlikely, in light of Matthew's apparent loyalty to
Rob. More likely, Jenna finds a way through the maze to
The boot (obviously) could also go a couple of ways. With Jenna
inexpicably immune, the guys have to race to figure out who to
boot. Rob could get ousted here, after sowing the seeds of mistrust
with both Matthew and Butch. But more likely, since Rob and Matthew
have already discussed their desire not to reward Butch for his
complete lack of gameplay, everyone turns on Butch here.
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Luckily, Matthew's production year came fitted with buff-piercing
Probst explains the maze to the soggy contestants.
And they're off. Round disk things on the ground.
Three IMMUNITY CHALLENGE/ Fallen Comrades? - Jenna wins? Rob booted?
paraphrase in TV Guide: "The big change this time, explains
Probst, is that the concluding vote takes place immediately following
the last immunity challenge." This actually refers to the F3
vote, not the jury one. But it does suggest a return to the final
three slot for Fallen Comrades, as it was in the Outback. MarioLanza
at Survivor-Central has imagined what this might sound like.
Either Rob or Matthew, who were neck and neck in the previous tribe
quiz challenge, would seem to be shoo-ins to win this one, which
might suggest Rob's already gone at this point (since he's not in
the final two). But as long as there are no questions about Christy,
Jenna might be able to pull this one out. She is, after all,
rich in pageant and sorority experience. We're really not sure why
this is important, but Jenna and Probst seem to think it is. So
we'll go with that, which is the easier assumption. If so, she finally
gets her wish: Rob gets booted.
VOTE and ULTIMATE SURVIVOR/ Matthew?
offshore betting story says this is Matthew versus Jenna.
Someone at SIA seems awfully
confident that Matt wins this, despite ChillOne's pregame sense
that "Jana" (aka Jenna) was better liked. From the way
these two have been shown in the last few episodes, however, that
seems like a logical conclusion, though.
The voting would appear to have a few sure votes: Christy and Butch
will probably vote for Matthew; Heidi and Alex will probably vote
for Jenna (Heidi definitely will). That leaves three toss-ups: Dave,
Deena and Rob.
- Dave is hard to predict. He seemed to be tight with Heidi,
so by default, Jenna should have been a friend. And he had the date
with Jenna, which he seemed to enjoy quite a bit. But he was a hard
worker and hung out with Butch and Roger. So he probably appreciates
Matthew's efforts around camp. And guys tend to vote for guys over
women, unless the guy stabbed them in the back. Probably a slight
edge to Matthew.
- Deena, the lawyer, also keeps her cards close to her chest.
She was all for a woman winning during her in-show confessionals,
and in post-game interviews, didn't sound too fond of Matthew. She
also appreciates strategy, which Matthew admits is not his strong
suit, while Jenna loudly proclaims her own alleged prowess. Unless
Deena is intenionally faking everyone out (which is possible), she
would seem to lean toward Jenna.
- Finally, Rob could be a wild card himself. For all his
on-screen alliance with Matthew, he has bad-mouthed him privately
at every opportunity (although the same can be said for Jenna).
If Matthew can avoid having to turn on Rob, the vote would appear
to be in the bag. But if Matthew votes him out, and Jenna is involved,
Jenna will get the strategic credit. Again, a slight edge to Matthew.
That makes it a 4-3 Matthew victory, but a flimsy one at that. Jury
votes are notoriously difficult to predict, and unseen game events
could easily change a vote or two. Where it comes down is anyone's
guess. But we'll go with Matthew winning, somehow.