Natalie joins Russell from "Heroes vs. Villains", Mick from "Samoa", Stephen from "Tocantins", Sugar from "Gabon", Cassandra and Dreamz from "Fiji", and Becky from "Cook Islands" as the only contestants to reach a final and not receive any votes to win.
By winning season 22, Rob Mariano improved on his three previous finishes. Furthermore, Rob has now played four times and has still never sat on the jury. He was eliminated pre-jury in "Marquesas" and "Heroes vs. Villains", was second place in "All-Stars" and was the winner of "Redemption Island".
Although the final four did participate in the Rites of Passage ritual, it was cut from the episode due to time. It was the first time in the history of the show that this ritual was not shown during a season finale.
Over the course of his four appearances on "Survivor", this is Rob Mariano's ninth time winning individual immunity. Also, Rob has now spent 117 days playing Survivor, more than any other contestant (breaking Parvati's previous record of 114 days).
Throughout the season, Matt spent 27 days on Redemption Island and only 9 days at his tribe's campsite.
Rob: (voting for Ashley at Tribal Council) I've never known anyone that could lay in bed day after day, each day.
Rob: The problem is if I want to get rid of Ashley, I have to get Natalie on board and that is going to take some work.
Rob: I've played this game four times. Do these guys not realize that? Do they not realize that I can pretty much predict what they're going to do and say before they do it?
Mike: (after learning the upcoming duel will be the last) The Redemption Island purgatory is coming to an end.
Rob: (referring to voting off Grant) As much as I like to think I'm a cold hearted, calculating player, it still does get me a little bit, you know? I got a heart in there somewhere.
After the jury's vote, Rob Mariano is the winner of the million dollars.
Andrea and Ashley are both voted out and join the jury in this episode.
Ashley wins the first Immunity Challenge and Rob wins the second.
Andrea wins the Redemption Island duel and rejoins the game while Grant, Matt and Mike become the fifth, sixth and seventh member of the jury.
Rob says the episode's title referring to his alliance's vote for Andrea.