Survivor

Say Goodbye to Gabon

Season 17, Ep 13, Aired 12/14/08
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  • Episode Description
  • The final five are Susie, Sugar, Kenny, Matty and Bob. Sugar tells Bob she wants to take him and Matty to the final three. Later when Sugar and Kenny check tree mail, she makes Kenny think she'll take him to the final three. When the tribe returns to camp from the immunity challenge, Kenny feels confident he is safe when Matty approaches him about voting Susie out. But before Tribal Council, Sugar is thinking twice about the vote. The next morning, Susie knows she will be the next to go unless she wins immunity. After Matty gets tree mail, the final four embark on their Rites of Passage honoring all their previous tribe mates voted out. After the final Immunity Challenge, everyone returns to camp and Matty and Sugar both agree to vote out Bob. However, Sugar then thinks maybe they should force a tie and let fate decide who should go. The next morning, the final three wake up on their last day in Gabon. They check their Tree Mail, but find a huge breakfast feast instead. After breakfast, Bob, Sugar and Susie set fire to their shelter and watch it burn. Later that night, the final three head to their final Tribal Council and face the jury's comments and questions.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeff Probst

    Host

  • Bob Crowley

    Himself (Season 17)

  • Randy Bailey

    Himself (Season 17)

  • Ken Hoang

    Himself (Season 17)

  • Matty Whitmore

    Himself (Season 17)

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • I liked the winner, but I would have preferred it to go the other way...

    By amazing_race, Feb 04, 2012

  • Glad that a nice guy won!

    By JPPT1974, Dec 16, 2008

  • Finally a winner that made me happy to watch the show. It has been a long time since they had a winner I liked.

    By QuakertownBob, Dec 16, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (4)

    • After the jury's votes are read, Bob is the winner of the one million dollars.

    • Kenny is voted out and Matty is eliminated after a fire-making tie breaker.

    • Bob wins the first immunity and Susie wins the second.

    • In some markets, this show was delayed by 30 minutes due to a Steeler vs Raven NFL CBS football game.

    Trivia (4)

    • Bob published his autobiography in 2009 titled "Making Waves: The Stories of Maine's Bob Crowley" but was not allowed to mention his involvement with "Survivor". It was later discovered that Bob had previously taught Julie Berry (from "Vanuatu"). He would later retire from teaching in August 2009.

    • Sugar joins Kelly Wiglesworth from Borneo, and Courtney Yates and Amanda Kimmel from China as the only players ever to reach the final without a single vote cast against them during the course of the season and not win the game.

    • Jessica "Sugar" Kiper did not have a single vote cast against her all the way to the final, and received no votes to win at the final. Thus, she holds the unique distinction of playing an entire season without her name being written down at any Tribal Council.

    • At age 58, Bob becomes the oldest "Survivor" winner and is also now the oldest player ever to reach a final, surpassing Kim Johnson of "Africa" (season 3), who was 56 at time of filming. Bob is also the sixth parent and fourth father to win the game, the first in either category since Tom Westman from Palau. He is also the first married winner since Tom.

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