Wow, wow. Firstly, I'm shocked that Andrea won the duel on RI! I honestly expected Matt or Mike to be the ones returning. When Matt went out, my heart totally shattered and I really thought that Mike would win it all. But I was SO happy that Andrea came forth to win it! Love the underdogs.
I thought that the Final 5 was the pivotal point in this game. We had 3 girls, and 2 guys. That was THE moment for the girls to make a big move. I really held hope that they would do something about that! I was utterly disappointed when they didn't. Yeah, Ashley and Natalie knew that Rob had the Idol. Couldn't they have voted for Phillip instead? And then when it got down to the Final 4, at least it'd be 3 girls against Rob. If they'd wanted to take out Rob, they'd have a chance. Rather than going to the Final 4, 2-on-2 where it would be so much riskier. I really think that Ashley and Natalie missed out on a big chance to make a big move. That is why I'm so disappointed in this season. No one EVER wanted to take out Rob. Seriously...
That Final 3 was the most boring I could ever see. We have Rob, up against Natalie and Phillip. This is THE no-brainer. Who on earth would vote for Natalie (who did nothing in this game), and Phillip (who was such a nutcase)? I'm surprised that Rob didn't make a clean sweep of the votes and that Phillip actually got a vote. But come on, Rob was winning the whole thing, it's that boring.
I have no complaints against Rob. He played the best game he ever did, and would be one of the most deserving winners EVER. I'm just disappointed in the rest of the castaways who handed him the million dollars on a plate. Those times they could have made moves... They didn't. Even Redemption Island was disappointing. I expected it to shake up the season a little more, but I feel that it almost did nothing to the season, except add in a spiritual element courtesy of Matt. The first time Matt re-entered the game, he got voted out immediately. When Andrea re-entered, she got voted out immediately. It's just... Redundant.
My heart isn't too pleased with Rob winning (cos he isn't a favourite). But my mind says that Rob is ABSOLUTELY deserving. He was such a HUGE target at the beginning, but he rose above that challenge. He made alliances with the right people, and had total control over them. I thought that he played a pretty clean game and those moments when he talked about his family just made me go awwww. I see a different side to him this time. I think 10 years and 4 times of playing Survivor has really grown him as a person. It's incredible, and it's beautiful. I feel that this entire season is Rob's story of redemption. And kudos to him, he did it. Survivor: Rob's Island, out.