Rob and Stephen are live after the finale, with Rob broadcasting on location at the finale after Denise Stapley is crowned the winner of Survivor Phillipines. Stephen felt it was Denise or Malcolm’s to win, depending on who won immunity at the Final 4. He felt Malcolm’s advantage at the challenge was not a very good one, as a second chance does not help anyone who is bad at the challenge to begin with.
Rob and Stephen debate what would have happened if Malcolm had voted out Denise at Final 5. Rob admitted he had been hard on Denise in the last few weeks, but felt she became a winner at the Final 4.
Rob and Stephen then discuss Denise’s merits as a winner, comparing to other winners, including Sophie Clarke. Then they talk about how big of mistake Malcolm made by hemming and hawing when Denise talked to him about making a final alliance. They also talk about the jury, and overally the thought the jury was pretty tame for the most part, but felt Penner had a good speech even if it was a bit hammy.
Then Parvati Shallow makes an appearance on the Know-it-Alls and reveals that she is happy with Denise as a fellow winner. She went to every tribal council, and didn’t really make any enemies. Parvati does admit that she thinks Malcolm would have been a better winner, and she appreciated his sex appeal on the island.
Then Baker’s Dozen blogger Andy Baker gives Rob his take. He was rooting for Skupin, but thought lately the evidence was pointing toward Denise and didn’t want to admit it. Next, Rob and Stephen talk about Penner bringing up how Lisa Whelchel was on the Facts of Life during his jury questioning. Stephen thinks it was a bit unfair of him to do that, but Rob points out that he didn’t bring it up at Ponderosa– he waited until Tribal Council. They also talk about Kalabaw’s missed opportunity, when they voted out Katie instead of Denise. They feel that was the big mistake of Jeff Kent and Penner and would have changed the course of the game. They also talk about whether Malcolm really would have beaten Denise, as only Jeff Kent raised his hand at the reunion to indicate that he would have switched his vote.