The Survivor: Edge of Extinction finale was a wild ride Wednesday night, and fans were left with mixed emotions. A grueling 27 nights after being voted out, Chris won his way back into the game from the Edge of Extinction. He survived a couple of tribal councils with some help from hidden immunity idols, and then won the final immunity challenge. With his spot in the final three secured, Chris then did something nobody saw coming: gave his immunity necklace away so he could go against Rick Devens in a fire-making challenge.
It was a bold move and the first time anyone has given up their immunity to compete in the fire-making contest. Devens had been dominating the game, and was the clear favorite to win — that is, until Chris took him out. With Devens out of the way, and Chris's bold move fresh in the minds of the jurors, all that was left was for Jeff Probst to read the votes.
Chris took home the $1 million prize and became the first contestant to win after being voted out of the game. But fans were upset that Chris won after spending most of the show on the Edge of Extinction.
Chris, the person voted out THIRD and who was handed a free idol at final 6, just beat Gavin, the person who was never voted out and received not a single vote against him all season. #Survivor pic.twitter.com/zPg3PjvY2x— Andy Herren (@AndyHerren) May 16, 2019
But Devens isn’t going home empty-handed, thanks to international superstar Sia. The singer-songwriter is a huge fan of the show and has been known to donate money to her favorite players. This season she donated $15,000 to Joe Anglim for cutting his hair and donating it to charity, $15,000 to Aurora McCreary for "making it through foster care," and $100,000 to Devens because he played a "killer game."
Hey @AuroraMcCreary I'm giving you ,15k just for making it through foster care. I love you, keep going!— sia (@Sia) May 16, 2019
Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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