Wit, skill, and just plain know how it what Sophie Clark used to out smart and out maneuver her competition in this season’s finale of Survivor on CBS. Held in the South Pacific, the winner is a 22 year old medical student from Willsboro, NY. Clark states that “I think I had my finger on the pulse of the game the whole time,” after it was announced she won.
While watching the finale, I was at first a little skeptical about the whole thing since I am not much of a reality TV fan but some friends talked me into it and soon I began to lighten up once they clued me in on some of the history behind the show. For example, the infamous Uncle Russell who has frequented the series often but never won is such an interesting character that he was interviewed during the finale. His nephew Brandon was one of the competitors who just happen to give his immunity to another player (Albert) that made it to the final three. That a huge mistake.
Then there is Coach Wade. This season was his third attempt on the show. As the leader of his tribe, his big mistake was thinking that he could remain loyal to everyone. Guess what, he couldn’t, and that came back to haunt him when the jurors had to vote for the winner. Last be not least is the fan’s favorite Ozzy. Perhaps because Ozzy spent more time on Redemption Island than anyone else, he won more challenges than anyone else. He certainly increased his strength and endurance while he was there which made him a more challenging opponent. But all of his hard work paid off and he didn’t walk away empty handed. Fans rewarded him with the Fan’s Favorite prize of $100,000
Overall I must admit that the finale was exciting, exhilarating and so pleasant to watch a woman win Survivor. Go Sophie! You are the Sole Survivor.