|"Say Goodbye to Gabon"|
|Episode Number:||14/14 (242)|
|Original Release:||December 14, 2008|
|Viewership (in millions):||13.77|
|Previous:||"The Good Guys Should Win in the End"|
|Next:|| "Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start"|
Say Goodbye to Gabon is the season finale of Survivor: Gabon.
Challenge: A-Mazing Gabon
The castaways would have to dig a hole under a wall, cross a maze made out of planks, and untie a series of knots that would open a gate that led to a maze with 25 Gabonese huts. In three of the huts would be a bag of puzzle pieces. One puzzle bag at a time would need to be retrieved from the maze and dropped off at the finish platform. Once all three bags were retrieved, the first castaway to correctly assemble the puzzle would win.
Winner: Bob Crowley
Challenge: House of Cards
The castaways would be given 200 wooden tiles. The first castaway to use the tiles to build a house of cards 10 feet (3.0 m) tall would win. If after 30 minutes, no castaway has built the house of cards to over 10 feet (3.0 m) tall, the castaway who builds the tallest house of cards at the end of the time limit would win.
Winner: Susie Smith
| Tribal Council 14:|
Ken (4 votes)
Bob, Matty, Sugar, Susie
Susie (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(votes for Ken) I don't know if this really is going to be a blindside or not but I guess we'll see cause I could be going home. Good luck Ken, love ya.||”|
|“||(votes for Susie) Susie, I'm real proud that you got this far, and I hope you the best.||”|
|“||(votes for Ken) Sometimes you're Smeagol and sometimes you're Gollum, good game but it's all inferno? I'll ever know?||”|
|“||(votes for Ken) Kenny, your game is no longer effective, your time in Gabon is over.||”|
|“||(votes for Ken) Ken, you shouldn't have done that.||”|
|“||Definitely game over for Kenny. And just like in a video game, sometimes it doesn't go your way and you lose. I thought I did extremly well in this game. I was playing a lot of people and in the end I got played myself and hope for them the best. They got me good.||”|
| Tribal Council 15:|
Bob (2 votes)
Matty (2 votes)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(votes for Bob) You know, in a short amount of time, Bob, you've made an impact on my life, and I truly respect the game that you have played.||”|
|“||(votes for Bob) You are exactly Run Around, hey, you played an awesome game, total respect for you.||”|
|“||(votes for Matty) Hey Matty, a little love from my friends, you may have a little competition tonight.||”|
|“||(votes for Matty) Dude, I meant it when I said I love you, but I also love Bob, and I've saved you each once, so now I'm going to leave it up to fate. Good luck with the fire challenge.||”|
|“||I've learned more about myself and about life in the last 38 days than I ever have. I grew up quick. And I'm grateful to have this opportunity, and I wouldn't trade it in for the world.||”|
Final Tribal Council
| Tribal Council 16:|
| Voted for|
Bob (4 votes)
Charlie, Corinne, Marcus, Randy
Susie (3 votes)
Crystal, Ken, Matty
Sugar (0 votes)
| SECOND RUNNER-UP:|
| SOLE SURVIVOR:|
|“||(voting for Susie) Susie, you and I were friends from Day 1, and we are friends on Day 39. Spend it wisely.||”|
|“||(voting for Bob) You did an awesome job surviving in Africa. I'm just not sure how you survive the real world.||”|
|“||(votes for Bob) All three of you, KISS MY ASS!||”|
- When Jeff started talking with Corinne, the audience booed her and she responded by blowing them kisses.
- Bob won the Fan Favorite Award over Sugar and Matty.
Behind the Scenes
Life at Ponderosa
- The final three are glad the game is over. They arrive at Ponderosa and have some fun by eating, drinking and dancing with the others. The next day, everybody is ready to go home and talk about their experience playing Survivor.
- The Day 37 Tribal Council is the only time when Susie's name was written down on parchment and she didn't get 3 votes.