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Survivor: Redemption Island — Finale Will Have 8 Active Players

May 01, 2011 01:00 PM by Ryan Haidet

It won’t be much longer until the winner of Survivor: Redemption Island is revealed on Sunday, May 15.  But this season finale is going to be much different simply because of the number of active players still alive in the competition vying for the $1 million prize.  Instead of the common finale where we begin with five contestants, a press release from CBS reveals that Survivor: Redemption Island will go into the final episode with eight players still in the game.  Read on for more details!

You read that number correctly.  There will be eight active players at the start of the final episode due to the added twist of Redemption Island this season.  With eight players, that marks the most potential winners at the start of any Survivor finale in the show’s 22-season history.  When considering the number of contestants (18) at the beginning of the game, the eight people in the finale make up 44.44 percent of the entire cast!

There are currently 10 players left in the game — six still on the Murlonio tribe and four others who have been voted off and sent to Redemption Island.  If you do the math, that means both Wednesday night episodes for the next two weeks will each only deliver single eliminations.

That means a lot is going to be squeezed within two hours of the taped portion of the finale before host Jeff Probst reads the votes live from New York City.

As a reporter, this increase in active players during the finale is going to make my job much more exciting — but busy — as I interview those remaining contestants on the red carpet.  Hopefully we have enough time to chat with all eight in person at the Ed Sullivan Theater shortly after the live reunion show.

Who do you think will outwit, outplay and outlast all the others to become the sole Survivor?  Tune in on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. to find out!  Place your bets!

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2 Responses to “Survivor: Redemption Island — Finale Will Have 8 Active Players”

  1. Dave Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    The best scenario…those on redemtion square off against those remaining as teams, winning side stays…losers to jury.

  2. Will Says:
    May 15th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    As it presently stands there will be 4-Murlonios-formerly Omatepes against the 4-remaining Redemption islands team members. Jeff said only one enters back in the game, which is absurd, simply because the 4-remaining Murlonios will simply vote that person out again. It’s too easily predictable considering the only way the Redemption island member can stay in the game is by winning the final immunity challenge. On the other hand, had Jeff pitted the 4-remaining Murlonios against the 4-remaining redemption island members in a duel team match to determine who becomes the actual final 4, this would give an equal shot at winning. In other words, if the 4 remaining Murlonios don’t win the challenge, they all go to the jury. And if the redemption island 4 win this last team challenge, they become the actual final four, which would have been impossible in earlier seasons. It’s a good twist to an otherwise great, entertaining, but predictable show. People who watch the show know how it’s played, unlike the earlier seasons of Survivor when it was still a new show. But now everyone going on the show knows exactly how it’s played, which is the only reason Boston Rob, after 4 tries has made it this far in the game.


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