Congrats to you both! You took advantage of the twist and the storyline was set, you two are the last 2 standing despite being the 2 voted out before any of us.
While I’m not the greatest fan of the twist, you made it work and I have to give credit where it’s due.
Rubes, man you did avoid the target twice. I give you credit for the first go around, some self votes helped you but all in all the thing that saved you was your relationship with Deshon. That caused a tie and we took out the inactive. I gotta give you props for that social connection, without that you are probably out at our first tribal. After you survived a second time from the twist, you switched up your game and had to find new allies once again. I have to admire that as much as I dislike the twist.
Matt, man you’ve done it again. Second time I’ve seen you make finals and I’m glad you did! I unfortunately don’t know a lot about your game as I was never on a tribe with you until the merge. I was MIA that first merge round so didn’t get a chance to talk with you. Last jury vote I screwed you out of the prize, I don’t want to do that this time so I will give you a fair shot at my vote tonight. I’ll be watching closely to FTC, though you will need to be on your A game. I’m not gonna lie, a majority of this jury is not fond of the twist. Luckily for both of you, you’re at the end together so we have to vote someone who took advantage of the twist. While I’m sure you took advantage of the twist just like Rubes, clearly. You were dead in the water and managed to get those people to then work with you or get them out. However, the one thing that pushes me away from voting you is you self voting at that round. If it was a mistake and you forgot, that’s one thing. That was my initial though so I couldn’t hold it against you too much. But in your speech you admit that you self voted on purpose, and even asked Raul to do it. I guess to have him save face with the rest of the tribe. While admirable, it shows a lack of care for the game. From what I gathered, you saw you were not going to stay so you gave up. I’d like you tonight to show me that you did fight that round to stay, but it didn’t pan out. It will be a tough hurdle for you to overcome self voting out, and then returning but you still have a shot.
I wish you both best of luck, and I hope second place gets a prize too!