Survivor: San Juan del Sur
S29E14 “This is My Time”
Reward Challenge: Each player is attached to a long rope, they race to unspool enough of the rope to allow them to reach the end of the challenge, then they build a bridge they cross over, unknot sand bags which they toss to knock blocks off a table. Missy sits out. She has a hard cast on her fractured ankle. On Day 36, Keith wins reward. Keith sends Jaclyn to Exile. He wins an advantage in the next immunity challenge.
Immunity challenge: Use 2 small paddles to maneuver a ball through a series of obstacles. First person to get 3 balls through to the end wins immunity. Missy is competing this time. Keith has 2 balls to the end before anyone else has their first. Keith wins his 3rd immunity. Day 37, he is guaranteed a place in final 4.
Missy, Baylor and Keith plan on voting Jaclyn. Jaclyn promises Natalie she will not vote her out in the next round if she keeps Jaclyn past tonight. Back at camp, Baylor asks Natalie to play her idol for Missy at tribal. That would bother me, there is no good reason to play the idol for Missy, but there might be a good reason to play the idol for herself. And Natalie might make a big move and play the idol for Jaclyn and get out either Missy or Baylor and break up that voting block.
Jeff questions Jaclyn and she acknowledges it’s hard with Jon gone because she has no one she can trust. Probst asks if anyone fears an idol coming into play, and Missy says she is confident about the idol because she knowsw who has it. Keith and Jaclyn didn’t know Natalie had the idol so that took them by surprise! Jeff wants to know if there is anything Jaclyn can do to save herself, and Missy says it is her time to go. Before Jeff reveals the votes, Natalie plays her idol for Jaclyn. Day 37 the 3 votes for Jaclyn don’t count, and Baylor is voted out.
Race down a 4 story tower, maneuver through 5 obstacles collecting bags of puzzle pieces. Race back up the tower and complete the puzzle – with 3 shapes missing. Those 3 shapes are back at the bottom of the tower and reveal numbers that are the combination to a lock back at the top of the tower. Missy sits out this challenge.
Natalie has a head start on the puzzle and Keith is right behind her the whole way. Jaclyn is so exhausted she has trouble getting the puzzle pieces out of the bag. And then Bam! Jaclyn finishes first, and takes a huge fall on the way down the tower. Natalie is finished and heads down also. On day 38 Jaclyn wins immunity!
Keith says Natalie saved Jaclyn in the last tribal, and thinks his time has come, but he makes his pitch saying he believes taking him to final 3 would be better for Jaclyn and Natalie’s game. Jaclyn considers voting Natalie out because she has played a good game, is a threat with the jury, and she blindsided Jon. Day 38 Keith is voted out. Bye Keith.
Facing the Jury
Opening statements from the final 3 – each make a case for why they deserve to be the sole survivor. And the jury gets their chance to address the final 3.
Jon asks Jaclyn a question about her biggest move. Keith asks Natalie a question about her deceit as a strategy. Alec asks Missy and Natalie a question. Baylor, umm, I didn’t listen to Baylor, I think she just talked to her mom and cried. Josh asks Jaclyn if she was carried to the end by Jon. Wes wants to know the best experience of playing with a loved one. Jeremy cheers for Natalie. Reed congratulates Natalie on her game. He tells Jaclyn he enjoyed meeting her. And he calls Missy a wicked stepmother and I don’t think he will be voting for her. But if you get a chance to watch his speech, you should!
Survivor 29 is over. I am not going to make it through the reunion tonight. I’m already up past my bedtime 😀 I will watch it tomorrow and if anything happens that hasn’t happened 28 other times at the reunion, I promise I will blog it later.
Congratulations Sole Survivor Natalie 5 – 2 – 1
Runner up Jaclyn (votes from Jon and Reed)
2nd runner up Missy (vote from Baylor)