Spoiler: Maryanne is the one who won Survivor last night. She secured seven out of the eight jury votes
Mike is overjoyed about his experience and says he has “lived his dream”. He gracefully and sincere congratulates Maryanne for her win.
Five people — Maryanne Oketch (Lindsay Dolashewich), Romeo Escobar (Maryanne Oketch), Mike Turner and Jonathan Young — entered Wednesday night’s Survivor 42 finale spoilers bootlist CBS to have a chance at Sole Survivor. But after three Tribal Councils and two immunity challenges, one toe-themed advantage hunt and one Tribal Council, a victor emerged almost unanimously. And that victor was… Maryanne.
Maryanne won seven of the eight jury votes. Mike received the other vote through Jonathan. Jonathan defeated Maryanne at the fire-making last four to make it the final.
It was a victory for Maryanne, an emotional and ebullient player, who had been dismissed earlier in the season as an annoying afterthought. However, she managed to make her mark on the game when she helped organise Omar Zaheer’s blindside, master manipulator. The jury sealed the deal when she revealed at the final Tribal Council that Omar Zaheer had a secret immunity idol. They then awarded the Ontario-born, 24-year-old seminary student for her efforts.
Who was the winner in Survivor 42?
Maryanne is the second consecutive Canadian woman of colour to win Survivor, after Erika Casupanan became the champion of Survivor 41. Canadians were first allowed to participate in the show’s 39th season. They have won the last two seasons that they were eligible. (Season 39 was the last season in which all previous winners were from the United States.
Lindsay, the challenge beast, needed to win the first immunity contest to survive. She solved a word puzzle and gained an advantage in that competition. Mike beat her on the puzzle and Maryanne decided not to use her immunity idol in her favor, Lindsay was sent to jury.
One of the biggest shockers of season was Romeo’s victory in the immunity challenge. He then had the power to choose one person to sit with him at the end. Maryanne was his choice, meaning that the island’s best fire-makers, Mike and Jonathan, would have to compete against each other. One will move on to the final three, while the other will be sent to the jury.
Mike’s willingness to put out fire was rewarded by his victory over Jonathan, who also had a nice flame going. He became a finalist. He was wrong to think that he would get more points from the jury by adding another notch to his belt. The jury was not able to counter Mike’s claim that he played a game on integrity. This allowed Maryanne, who never considered integrity to be her platform, to win the argument.