As per usual, the ‘Survivor’ finale will be filled with emotion, excitement and of course, blindsides. But who will win? Host Jeff Probst weighs in!
Survivor: San Juan Del Sur comes to an end on Dec. 17, but before the live reunion hitting the stage in L.A., host Jeff Probst revealed that there was a major moment that totally changed the game for one of the five finalists.
‘Survivor’ Finale: Who Will Be The Winner?
How will the tribe speak? Well, here’s whose left on Survivor before heading into the finale: Missy, Baylor, Keith, Jaclyn and Natalie. But who has what it takes?
Well, not Jaclyn.
“Jaclyn’s game is probably the toughest road, but it would depend on what happens in those last few days because there have been two things happening in the last few seasons,” Jeff told Entertainment Weekly. “One is—with this season being an exception—we are putting a lot savvier players on. And as a result, the jury is voting for the people they think are playing the best game, so I do think its tough to win if you haven’t done some stuff. But momentum can sway people. If Jaclyn could dominate, win challenges, make a big move, she might be able to separate herself from Jon enough to say, ‘Look what I did on my own.’ But I do think the favorites are Natalie and Keith.”
Natalie’s Blindside — The Power Move Of All Power Moves
After Natalie’s huge blindside that got out Jon last week, it’s no surprise that she’s a fan favorite and a front runner.
“She’s made a couple [power moves], but I think that was the big one,” Jeff said. “What I loved about it was how long she’s been planning it. A couple of people asked me on Twitter, ‘Well, if Natalie wanted Jon out so badly, why did she tell him to play his idol a couple of weeks ago?’ But I think Natalie’s big plan is that you have to do each thing at the right time and you have to have certain numbers at a certain point in the game, and then there’s a point where you can get rid of your nemesis. I thought that was a big move.”
Keith: Don’t Underestimate Him
For Keith, he’s definitely got the nice-guy thing going on plus is actually really good at challenges. He may be the oldest — but he’s still fighting right alongside the finalists.
“I can tell you that when we were out there, I could feel it. I could feel the Keith momentum starting a couple of weeks ago with people starting to go, ‘Oh my God. Is it possible that this guy could actually get to the end and win?'” Jeff said.
Last but not least, there’s Missy and Baylor — and the injury that was a “game-changer” for the mother.
“Unless the challenge is standing there—which is could be; late in the game we often have smaller challenges that require more precision or patience, but we also almost always have at least one other very big challenge at the end—there’s no way,” Jeff said. “And that’s going to hurt her, because at the very least you don’t control your own destiny. You can’t win your way to the end. And when you can’t control your own destiny, it makes that final three speech tough. I don’t know what it would take for Missy to overcome that, unless she can find a way strategically to say, “I’m now playing a different game because I can’t rely on my foot.”
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— Emily Longeretta