December 17, 2006 10:12 PM by Joe Reality
The first immunity challenge on the Survivor Cook Islands finale was a combination rope obstacle course and puzzle challenge. Jeff Probst told the survivors that in thirteen seasons of Survivor that this was the most difficult puzzle they’ve ever had. Ozzy won the first immunity challenge and with it a guaranteed spot in the final four.
Before tribal council, Adam tried to stir things up by suggesting to Ozzy and Sundra that they vote for Yul to force him to use his hidden immunity idol. However, the four former Aitu tribe members remained loyal to each other, and Adam Gentry became the sixteenth person voted off Survivor Cook Islands.
The second and final immunity challenge on the Survivor Cook Islands finale was an endurance challenge. The survivors stood on a perch that diminished in size at certain time intervals. Jeff Probst revealed that three and not two survivors would be going to the final tribal council to face the jury. After remaining on his perch for over two and a half hours, Ozzy won the final immunity challenge.
Before tribal council, Ozzy told Yul that the fairest thing to do was to vote a tiebreaker between Becky and Sundra. Yul offered to give Becky the hidden immunity idol so that she could protect herself, but they both worried how this would look to the jury. When the tribal council vote resulted in a tie between Becky and Sundra, Becky did not have the hidden immunity idol to play.
The tiebreaker challenge was to build a fire high enough to burn through a piece of twine. After both Becky and Sundra failed to make fire with a piece of flint, Jeff Probst stopped the challenge and told them that they were going to matches. Sundra ran out of matches, and Becky succeeded in building a fire high enough to burn through the twine and won the tiebreaker. Sundra Oakley became the seventeenth person voted off Survivor Cook Islands.
At the final tribal council, Yul, Becky, and Ozzy faced the members of the jury. Most of the jury took it fairly easy on Yul and Ozzy, but a couple jury members questioned Becky on why she deserved to be in the final three. Jonathan provided some theatrics by accusing Yul of telling half-truths and by labeling Ozzy as being arrogant. Jeff Probst read the jury votes and Yul received five votes compared to Ozzy’s four votes. Yul Kwon was announced as the winner of Survivor Cook Islands.