AND THE TITLE OF SOLE SURVIVOR: All my thoughts to go below the fold. Just hoping to type enough here to make it spoiler-proof for the West Coast, because you deserve to see this fresh. (P.S. Avoid Twitter.)
YES! YES! YES! John Cochran wins a unanimous vote, deservedly, by doing exactly what a Survivor jury wants: he owned his decisions, matter-of-factly and without malice. He won a four individual challenges (three immunity) and ran the strategic game, eliminating each threat before each could move on him.
Overall, a solid A-/B+ season, satisfying in the end and with a solid amount of non-Pagonging strategery, but with that truly unpleasant Brandon Hantz stuff in the middle weighing it down. A good cast makes for a good season, and between Cochran, Malcolm, Dawn and the Specialist, this was a good one. Blood v. Water in four months.