After three months of big twists, surprise eliminations and smashed hourglasses, Survivor Season 41 is nearly at an end.
On Wednesday, December 15, the show will air its finale – and after two immunity challenges, two tribal councils and a fire-making, we will have our winner for 2021.
Across that episode, which starts at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. on CBS, the final five will be whittled down to a final three (or possibly a final two) before one Survivor takes home that life-changing prize.
As ever, Survivor fans have been making predictions about who they think will make that final.
Who will make it to the Survivor finale?
One thing we know for sure: Our final five is Deshawn, Erika, Heather, Ricard and Xander. This was decided in the December 8 episode during the tribal council after Danny went home. After the first vote saw Deshawn and Danny split the vote three-to-three, a revote saw the latter go home.
Though Deshawn narrowly scraped in the final five, his chances of going further seem slim. The stunt where he called out Erika for saying she might not take Heather into the final went down badly with the other contestants (one called it a “truth kamikaze”), and a jury win seems unlikely. However, anything can happen on Survivor, and an immunity win could change everything.
In the post-episode discussion on Reddit, fans were in agreement that DeShawn’s game is messy – and that messiness will not help him win over the final jury. Some sample comments:
“Deshawn is a messy player. Why did he not tell Heather before tribal council if he wanted to do something. This move did not look favorable to the jury, clearly.”
“DeShawn has had terrible management these last few weeks. Ricard or Erica blow the other 3 out of the water if one of them is there at the end.”
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The cast of ‘Survivor’ Season 41. Pictured: Jairus Robinson
“‘Truth kamikaze’ was right. He’s bombing the jury management phase.”
“Deshawns game is very confusing to me. I was just thinking he was a really good player for convincing Erika she needs to take out heather. And then that play at tribal was just abysmal. I think he’s a really good people person and is able to gain a lot of information because of that, but he doesn’t use that information correctly.”
What fans cannot agree on, however, is what the final will look like. Though a final three is expected (with Ricard, Xander and Erika looking like the most possible three), some think there will be …….