Tale of the Torch: Finale Predictions

Dec 16 2012, 12:00 AM by John Powell

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Finale: "Million Dollar Question"


On the next 'Survivor': " The final four survivors scramble to secure their place at the final Tribal Council. Meanwhile, a crucial reward challenge allows castaways to compete for a highly coveted advantage, on the special two-hour season finale Sunday, Dec. 16 (8:30-10:30 PM, ET/7:30-9:30 PM, CT /8:00-10:00 PM, PT), followed by the live one-hour reunion show (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/9:30-10:30 PM, CT/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on Global."


Finale Predictions


Powell's Pick Ratio: 9 / 12


Predicted Finishing Order



Michael Skupin – Sole Survivor

The second time is the charm for Michael. After his time on Australia ended so tragically, fans have wanted him to have another chance to redeem himself and best of all, he didn’t play a safe game this time around. Besides having a target on his back right from the start, he has won challenges and schemed his way through the game with Lisa at his side. Thankfully for Michael, a million dollars can buy lots of band aids.


Lisa Whelchel – Second Place

It took her some time to get out of the gate but once Lisa started playing the game, she was very hard-core about it. She has been the biggest surprise this season as you would suspect that such a big star would have played a more discrete game. Sadly, Lisa hasn’t been able to bite her tongue at camp or Tribal Council. She may have been a little too honest at times and that may have cost her some jury votes.


Denise Stapley – Third Place

Very dangerous due to her ability to read people, Denise has been another well-rounded player. Her alliance with Malcolm is one of the most successful in Survivor history. The problem is, she will have to cut him loose as he is a jury favourite. Denise’s flaw is that her outspoken nature may have rubbed some people the wrong way.


Malcolm Freberg – Fourth Place

One of the most likeable castaways in some time, Malcolm cannot shake his popularity or his ability to win Challenges. The other finalists cannot afford to keep him around. If he doesn’t win the final Immunity Challenge, he will be taking the Walk of Shame. Don’t fret. Rumour has it we will be seeing more of Malcolm next season.



Jury Votes



Malcolm Freberg

Michael - Even though he had a great alliance with Denise, Malcolm is a diehard fan of the series. Because of that, he will vote for Michael to win.


Abi-Marie Gomes

Lisa - Abi has not gotten along with any of the finalists but has gone out of her way to publically attack both Denise and Michael. She hates Lisa the least.


Carter Williams

Michael – Carter has tremendous respect for Michael as he treated him like his own son.


Jonathan Penner

Michael – Penner will be torn between Lisa and Michael but it seems outside of the game, he has become good friends with Michael. Also, he shares the returnee curse with him.


Pete Yurkowski

Michael – He will feel that Lisa and Denise burned him.


Artis Silvester

Denise – Just guessing. A tough vote to pin down as he really didn’t get along with Lisa or Michael.


Jeff Kent

Michael – The two were close for some time in the game.


RC Saint Amour

Michael – From the start, she looked at him like a father figure.



Loser Lodge



Katie Hansan

The male alliance at Kalabaw took her out.


Sarah Dawson

The male alliance at Kalabaw targeted her.


Dana Lambert

Became sick and had to leave the game for medical reasons.



Russell Swan

Not part of the Malcolm, Denise alliance.


Angie Layton

Not very strong when it came to challenges, Denise wanted to strengthen her bond with Malcolm.


Roxy Morris

With no support tried to take out Angie and Malcolm.


Zane Knight

Made too many alliances right out of the gate.