FEAR, BASICALLY. IT’S A TOUGH PRINCIPLE, BUT FEAR KEEPS PEOPLE LOYAL. IF THEY’RE AFRAID THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO LOSE, THEN THEY’LL DO WHAT YOU TELL THEM TO DO: The last time I rooted for someone this much in a reality tv finale, it was the Battle of the Davids on Idol. Before that, you might even have go back to season two of The Amazing Race (Chris/Alex v. Tara/Wil), but let's all agree on this one -- Rob Mariano has to win tonight.
He has given us so much amusement over the years, across so many seasons -- as both a competitor and as a narrator of his own game -- and has done such a masterful job this season ... I want to see him finally claim title of Sole Survivor and the million dollars, and I want to see if Survivor can have a jury that respects the game he plays. If only for the clip below, involving Lex during All-Stars ... dayenu.