SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the winner of Survivor: Redemption Island.
After 39 days, 11 duels, two returning cast mates and the introduction of Redemption Island, the latest season of Survivor came down to the final eight castaways for Sunday's two-hour season finale.
In the season's final duel, Andrea Boehlke outlasted...
James "JT" Thomas may have won Survivor: Tocantins, but after Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, he will now forever be known for his strategic, but ultimately disastrous move of giving an immunity idol to a member of the other tribe. Not only did JT give an immunity idol to someone he didn't know, on the other team, but he gave the idol to Russell Hantz, a player infamous for his ability to find immunity idols without clues, and arguably one of the most powerful members of the Villains tribe. The 25-year-old Thomas spoke with TVGuide.com about his widely ridiculed game play, the lack of trust on...
Survivor often has boiled down to power struggles between perceived good and evil. So it made sense to host/executive producer Jeff Probst to celebrate the show's 10-year anniversary and 20th season with the Heroes vs. Villains edition.
"Heroes vs. Villains was a great idea from the get-go and I think we all knew it," Probst says. "It captures what Survivor really has become about, the good versus the bad."
Jeff Probst offers glimpse of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Signing on also proved to be a no-brainer for many former castaways, even past winners such as...
As the final two Survivor contestants argued before their fellow players about who should win the game — and the million-dollar prize — the long-running partnership between James "JT" Thomas, Jr., and Stephen Fishbach looked frayed. JT had chosen Stephen over the less-formidable Erinn Lobdell to join him in the final two, but Stephen admitted under questioning that he might not have done JT the same favor. "I just feel like a fool," JT said, looking hurt. The other players sided with him, unanimously making the 24-year-old cattle rancher, from Mobile, Ala., the winner. (Don't feel too bad for Stephen; he still gets $100,000 for being the runner-up.) Now though, JT tells us his hurt wasn't totally authentic — and helped him lock up votes.
In Survivor's season finale, we find out whether the partnership that brought Stephen and J.T. to the final four can survive until the end, and who wins it all. As an added bonus, we find out whether Coach passed a lie detector test about being captured by Amazonian natives before the game.