'Survivor: Heroes vs Villains' Finale Recap: Let Me Tell You About Hard Work
Part Four: And The Winner Is...

The vote was a doozy as well. The editors went as far as revealing six of the nine votes, and that was a close call in itself.

"This is insane," Jerri said as she cast her vote. "I'm going up here going 'Parvati, Sandra, Parvati, Sandra.'" She eventually voted for Parvati.
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"The line between hero and villain was blurred, but you worked hard," Candice said, explaining her vote for Sandra.

"I was wrong about you," Coach said as he explained his vote. "You're a warrior and that's why you get my vote." As he tossed in his vote for Parvati, he went all Coach-y on us again: "King Arthur's journey has officially ended."

Rupert invoked history, explaining his vote for Sandra. "I'm honored to give you a million dollars again," he said.

With Danielle predictably going for Parvati, and Courtney predictably going for Sandra, we're already with a 3-3 tie, and with three votes left, none of which should go to Russell. I mean, I don't see a Shambo figure this year voting for him. But it surely made you think: what if the three other votes were for Russell, and we'd have a three-way tie back at the reunion show?

With that, Jeff leaves with the votes and takes that months-long journey to New York. Of course, I exaggerate. (But it could be true. There wasn't a chopper. Maybe he rowed?) We're back at the Ed Sullivan Theater, with a more-confident looking Russell, and a prettier Parvati and Sandra.

For a moment the 3-3 tie held, until Jeff read a couple more votes. Turns out those three votes Parvati got were the only votes she got.

Sandra Diaz-Twine is the winner of Survivor: Heroes vs Villains. She's also made history: the very first two-time winner in Survivor history. And the best way to end it: she reunites with her husband, who was in the audience.

I actually got it right! But self-congratulatory remarks aside, though, I think Sandra definitely deserved the win. She worked really hard, and the odds were against her more than anyone--and that should deserve more respect that Parvati, or even Russell, claim. Not to say that the two didn't deserve to win either. But more on that later. First, the reunion show...

Reunion show: Who is the best Survivor player ever?



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