thinks so too :smileC:
Final Three IMMUNITY CHALLENGE/ Danni wins, picks Stephenie? Rafe booted We've been told Danni wins this challenge, and picks Stephenie
(instead of Rafe) to accompany her in facing the jury. Which makes sense, and fits with ToothOfTime's final four list.
BOOTS/ Lydia- 4th place; Rafe- 3rd place; Final two: Danni and Stephenie
How the jury votes will essentially be a referendum on Stephenie, voting for or against her, as opposed to an endorsement/rejection of Danni. In Danni's favor: reaching the final two from an extreme minority tribe position (as Chris did in Vanuatu), athleticism, getting along with everyone, and so on. Danni doesn't seem to have many negatives, although three of the jurors were only in a tribe with her after the merge, at which point she was in an opposing alliance.
For Stephenie, she stabbed Jamie and Judd in the back (probably Lydia as well, unless Danni wins the final four immunity). Plus, she's a returning player. But she played the game hard, and managed to be at the head of a dominant alliance throughout the game. Similar characteristics to Palau winner Tom Westman. Unlike Tom, however, she didn't pick an unpopular tribemate as her final two opponent. Stephenie's key Ep1 quote may turn out to be: "But I do have that nervousness that maybe they'll see me as too threatening, or maybe I'm not as spectacular as they thought I would have been."
How will the votes break down? We'd guess Rafe is a sure vote for Steph, and perhaps the only one. Lydia and Bobby Jon are possible Steph votes (especially in light of their glowing views of her in Ep1). So Steph only needs one other vote to fall her way to win the million. For what it's worth, we've heard Steph was much better liked than has been shown on TV. Whether that translates into votes remains to be seen, however.
As for Danni's votes, Gary is likely to pick her, since they were in an alliance together (although he was with Steph as well), and they share a similar religious background. Judd will probably vote Danni to pay Steph back for booting him. Then there's Jamie. He was strongly anti-Steph in Ep1 ("How am I going to win a million dollars now that she's here?"). But he was later in an alliance with her. And then was unceremoniously removed by her. Probable Danni vote, making three penciled into Danni's column.
The remaining vote is Cindy. She's been pretty quiet throughout the show. She was not a part of Danni's original Nakum alliance, and only peripherally part of Steph's new Nakum one. Whom does she favor? Hard to call. She's close to Rafe, but we haven't really seen her interact at all with Steph, and only fleetingly with Danni. At this point, we'd lean for a Danni vote though. So in all likelihood, Danni wins.