Slip Through Your Fingers is the season finale of Survivor: Thailand.

Story

Day 36

Day 37

Day 38

Day 39

Challenges

Challenge: Try Again
The Survivors would compete in an obstacle course that used elements of past Challenges. First, they would have to dig deep into the sand to retrieve a wicker ball and race over a bamboo balance beam. Next, they would have to push the wicker ball through a fishnet and place the ball on a pedestal. The next stage consisted of solving a puzzle, which would release a knife. They were then to take the knife and cut a rope that released a bag of material that would help them negotiate their next task of retrieving a key from inside a jail cell. The final stage was a surprise Thai delicacy, and the first person to consume it would win Immunity, thus ensuring themselves a spot in the Final Three.
Winner: Brian Heidik

Challenge: Slip Through Your Fingers
Castaways must hold a Thai pose while holding coins between their fingers. If they run out of coins, they are out of the challenge. Last person standing wins immunity.
Winner: Brian Heidik

Tribal Council

Day 37

Tribal Council 13:
Chuay Jai
Voted
Against
Voter
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Helen (3 votes)
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Brian, Clay, Jan
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Jan (1 vote)
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Helen
VOTED OUT:
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Helen Glover

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Helen) Cause and effect. You caused this effect.

Brian Heidik


(voting for Helen) You got busted, uh, talking on both sides of the fence. You're a hell of a cook and I'll miss you, but I will kiss the cook later in life. Good bye.

Clay Jordan



Final Words

Wow, that was a shock, um, especially since I asked, uh, Brian directly if I should plan on coming back tonight, and I was given an emphatic yes. So, I guess of the three knives in my back right now, uh, that's the one that smarts the most. So, uh, the three of you that are left, break a leg, and I mean it.

Helen Glover



Day 38

Tribal Council 14:
Chuay Jai
Voted
Against
Voter
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Jan (1 vote)
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Brian
VOTED OUT:
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Jan Gentry

Voting Confessionals

Brian's vote was not shown to the camera during his voting confessional.

(voting for Jan) You've come a long way, a long, long way. Congratulations. It's been my pleasure.

Brian Heidik



Final Words

My experience on Survivor has just been totally surreal. I didn't know I could ever be here 38 days in a bat cave with rats and snakes. If there's one thing I've learned is don't listen to the word "you can't do something," don't quit. I'm a teacher-- I don't want any of my students to ever quit anything.

Jan Gentry



Final Tribal Council

Tribal Council 15:
Jury Vote
Voted for
Winner
Voter
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Brian (4 votes)
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Helen, Jake, Jan, Ted
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Clay (3 votes)
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Erin, Ken, Penny
RUNNER-UP:
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Clay Jordan
SOLE SURVIVOR:
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Brian Heidik

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Clay) I'm actually voting for Clay tonight. I'm basing my vote on honesty, and Clay, I feel that you have been honest to everyone. On the other hand, I do not feel Brian has. Good luck.

Erin Collins


(voting for Brian) You know, this would have been a very, very easy decision. You messed up, Brian. You messed up. You assumed that what we were writing in the sand was a scheme against you. It wasn't. It was a scheme against Clay, not you. You need to check yourself. I know that there are people out there that remain committed to their word. My word was my bond, and it's pitiful that you didn't know that. But that you are the lesser of the two evils.

Ted Rogers, Jr.


(voting for Clay) I think that, uh, of the two that are left, um, that Clay really took the time to get to know me as a person in the twelve days I had with them, and Brian never did.

Penny Ramsey


(voting for Brian) Brian, what happened between you and I happened between you and I, but in the context of the game, I'm a bigger person and can look beyond what happened to me. You deserve to win. You had a work ethic that was great the entire time out here. Several of the team challenges, you almost singlehandedly won on your own, so for that and your work ethic, you get my vote tonight. Good luck. Hope you win.

Helen Glover



Final Results

 John
16th
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 Tanya
15th
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 Jed
14th
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 Ghandia
13th
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 Stephanie
12th
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 Robb
11th
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 Shii Ann
10th
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 Erin
9th
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 Ken
8th
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 Penny
7th
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 Jake
6th
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 Ted
5th
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 Helen
4th
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 Jan
3rd
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 Clay
2nd
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 Brian
Winner
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Trivia

  • This episode marked the first time there was an all-male Final Two.
  • This is the first time that the eventual Sole Survivor won the Final Immunity Challenge.
  • Jeff Probst has stated Brian, Clay, Jan Gentry, and Helen to be "the least likable final four ever."[2]
  • The episode title is said by Jeff Probst while introducing the Final Immunity Challenge, making reference to the set up of the challenge itself and possibly losing the game.
  • This is the first finale episode not to feature the jurors providing added commentary during the Final Two's journey to the Final Tribal Council, replacing it with Brian Heidik and Clay Jordan discussing their own chances at earning votes.

References

Survivor: Thailand Episodes

"The Importance of Being Eldest" · "The Great Divide" · "Family Values" · "Gender Bender" · "The Ocean's Surprise" · "The Power of One" · "Assumptions" · "Sleeping with the Enemy" · "Desperate Measures" · "While the Cats Are Away" · "The First 30 Days" · "A Big Surprise... and Another" · "The Tides Are Turning" · "Slip Through Your Fingers" · "Reunion"

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