Eddie asks Sherry if she thinks she was carried to the final three. She says no. He then asks Dawn about her crazy breakdowns. She replies that even though she was having the stress, she made the right decisions anyway. Eddie then wants to know how this game would affect Cochran afterwards. Huh? Cochran goes the flattery route, saying again that he’s below them, and while he has gotten better socially, he’s still awkward. Cochran has to watch it – if he’s too self-deprecating (which he tends to be) he’s going to come off as insincere.
Phillip is next, and of course he mentions that, last time, he was there for 39 days. And do we get a mention of Boston Rob? Nope, not this time. He tells Sherry that she’s no longer a part of Stealth ‘R’ Us; I’m sure she’s devastated. He then berates Dawn for her fits. Ah, he’s that contestant – the one that just has something to say, and isn’t going to ask a question. And, indeed, he congratulates Cochran and admits that he’s going to vote him.
Erik is disappointed that Dawn voted for Brenda; I am too, kind of. Dawn says that the utmost alliance was to Cochran, and everything else came below it. Erik also thinks Sherry didn’t play the game, calling her a "seashell on the beach." She fires right back at him and says she doesn’t need to hear from him, and that he can sit down. That was kind of awesome. Because whether you think she played well or not, she’s sitting there and you’re not.
Michael gives Dawn a chance to defend herself, and she thinks people are coming down harder on her because she developed more relationships than Cochran did, so people blame her more. Cochran admits that he’s glad people are being hard on her, because it looks better for him. He tells Dawn that if he hadn’t been her therapist, she wouldn’t still be in the game. Well, he and Brenda; at least he’s in the final three – look what that got her.
Reynold says that he thinks Dawn was disingenuous; he then asks Dawn what she thinks of him. Her reply: Chauvinistic, good sense of humor and kind of vulgar. He gets her to admit that she kicked his ass in this game. You guys, I think Dawn might win this whole thing.
Andrea is gracious about them ousting her, and she asks Cochran what animal he played most like. He replies a chameleon.
Brenda wants to know why she should vote for him when he ousted her after she gave him his family visit. He says because he saw her as a threat. Brenda then asks Dawn why she betrayed her after they got so close, and if she really would have stayed in the game if she didn’t get her retainer back. She then demands that Dawn take the retainer out and show everyone her missing teeth. Dawn resists at first, but then says she will. It takes her a bit, but she does. Hmm, maybe Cochran will win.
Time to find out! Voting begins, and no one thinks Sherry will win, do they? This is definitely between Cochran and Dawn. We see Phillip vote for Cochran, while trying to take some of the credit for Cochran getting to the end. We don’t see who Malcolm votes for, but we do hear him say that this wasn’t who he thought he’d be voting for. And then Jeff takes off with the votes, and we’ll see everyone much cleaner and prettier in L.A.
And in L.A., Sherry admits that her chances of winning are not good, so who is it? Cochran? Or Dawn?
….and it’s Cochran, who gets all the five votes that we see. I’m glad he won, if only to get something back for all of the hours and hours he’s poured into this game.
And that’s it for the season! This has been the best season for quite a while, there weren’t too many people I wanted to strangle through my TV. Too many Immunity Idols this time around, although it did give us that awesome moment when Malcolm, Eddie and Reynold all had immunity.