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The Sole Survivor is the season finale of Survivor: Marquesas.

Story

Night 36

Day 37

Day 38

Day 39

Challenges

Challenge: Fallen Comrades
Host Jeff Probst would ask the contestants questions about the eliminated contestants and about events in the first 37 days. The first contestant to get ten questions right wins immunity.
Winner: Vecepia Towery

Challenge: Hard Idol
Each tribe member held on to the Immunity Idol while standing on a small pedestal. The person who lasted the longest wins immunity.
Winner: Neleh Dennis

Tribal Council

Day 37

Tribal Council 13:
Soliantu
Voted
Against
Voter
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Kathy (2 votes)
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Neleh, Paschal
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Neleh (2 votes)
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Kathy, Vecepia
TIE:
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Kathy, Neleh (2 votes each)

Rock Draw Tiebreaker
(Vecepia exempt from draw)
Participant Result
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Kathy
Safe
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Neleh
Safe
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Paschal
Out
ELIMINATED:
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Paschal English

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Kathy) Simply an amazing woman.

Paschal English


(voting for Kathy) Kathy, my note-- my vote tonight is for you. Um, I said I would never ever vote against Paschal. It looks like it's going to be a tiebreaker and I'm definitely not ready to leave.

Neleh Dennis



Final Words

It's been an amazing experience. Uh, I've met some wonderful people and made some lifelong friends. And to the competitors that remain, I wish each of them luck. They're all worthy. And to the other jury members, I look forward to being part of you.

Paschal English



Day 38

Tribal Council 14:
Soliantu
Voted
Against
Voter
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Kathy (1 vote)
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Neleh
VOTED OUT:
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Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien

Voting Confessionals

Unavaliable

Final Words

Sixteen total American strangers hit this island. First thing off the bat, we are working as a team. It was done with positive attitudes, integrity, honesty-- that might have been a little shaky at times. It's the relationships and how you can improve upon them that I'm taking away, but I loved it.

Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien



Final Tribal Council

Tribal Council 15:
Jury Vote
Voted for
Winner
Voter
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Vecepia (4 votes)
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John, Robert, Sean, Tammy
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Neleh (3 votes)
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Kathy, Paschal, Zoe
RUNNER-UP:
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Neleh Dennis
SOLE SURVIVOR:
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Vecepia Towery

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Vecepia) (sigh) This was an unbelievably hard decision. I hoped Neleh would really come forward and tell me, "Sorry, I betrayed you. I lied to you." That didn't happen. Vee, you came in the backdoor. You flew under the radar. It's not my style, but you played the game, and I appreciate you answering, uh, answering your questions honestly. And, uh, you go, girl!

John Carroll


(voting for Neleh) More honest, less deceitful, and always completed the race whether she was first or last. Very deserving.

Paschal English


(voting for Vecepia) Yo, we did it, baby. Even though it was a tough road, better you than me, sweetie. You deserve this. I know you're gonna represent. It ain't even about a million dollars, but if you do happen to win (chuckles and imitates Dr. Evil from Austin Powers movies) one million dollars... (laughs) hook a brother up, you know? Help me pay my rent, you know? Hook it up so that we can do this right. But all the love to you, sister. After it's all said and done, we definitely gonna do some chicken and waffles and we'll hook it up, but... God is good, remember that. Whatever the outcome is, you know, put Christ first and it's all gonna fall into place. So, I love you, sister. Keep your head up and good luck.

Sean Rector


(voting for Neleh) Going to make this short and sweet. "V" is not for victory tonight. Neleh is the survivor here.

Zoe Zanidakis



Final Results

 Peter
16th
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 Patricia
15th
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 Hunter
14th
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 Sarah
13th
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 Gabriel
12th
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 Gina
11th
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 Rob
10th
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 John
9th
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 Zoe
8th
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 Tammy
7th
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 Robert
6th
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 Sean
5th
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 Paschal
4th
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 Kathy
3rd
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 Neleh
2nd
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 Vecepia
Winner
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Trivia

  • This is the first episode in which the rock drawing tiebreaker has been used. It would later be used in "Rustle Feathers" and "Million Dollar Gamble".
    • Under the normal rules of the rock drawing tiebreaker, the tied castaways would not draw rocks. However, this provision does not apply at the final four, because only one person would draw a rock in that scenario. As such, Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien and Neleh Dennis both drew rocks. Host Jeff Probst has since acknowledged the mistake.[2]
  • This episode marks the first time that a jury member is absent at Tribal Council when Paschal was revealed to have passed out immediately after his elimination and was hospitalized, missing the Day 38 Tribal Council. Paschal was able to return and serve as a jury member at the Final Tribal Council.
    • While explaining Paschal's situation to the remaining castaways, Jeff Probst turned to John Carroll, a registered nurse, to allow him to give a short explanation of Paschal's condition, marking the first time that a juror has been allowed to speak to contestants still in the game outside of the Final Tribal Council.
  • This is the first finale episode in which members of both original tribes are still in the game.
  • During the original broadcast of the episode, previous castaways Susan Hawk, Richard Hatch, Ethan Zohn, and Tina Wesson together would appear live respectively going into commercial breaks chatting with Rosie O'Donnell.

References

Survivor: Marquesas Episodes
"Back to the Beach" · "Nacho Momma" · "No Pain, No Gain" · "The Winds Twist" · "The End of Innocence" · "The Underdogs" · "True Lies" · "Jury's Out" · "Look Closer: The First 24 Days" · "Two Peas in a Pod" · "The Princess" · "Marquesan Vacation" · "A Tale of Two Cities" · "The Sole Survivor" · "Reunion"
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