|"The Final Showdown"|
The Final Immunity Challenge.
|Episode Number||15/15 (171)|
|First Broadcast||May 14, 2006|
|Previous||Call the Whambulence!|
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The Final Showdown is the season finale of Survivor: Panama.
Challenge: Wall To Wall
The contestants must race to the top of a three-story climbing wall using four individually-shaped pegs. First, they must make their way through a table maze. Once at the end of the maze, each will release a bag containing their first two pegs and move to a spinning wheel. Reading the clues, each must spin the wheel clockwise, counter-clockwise, and clockwise again like a combination lock to find the one bag that contains their final two pegs. With the help of the pegs, the players must get to the top of the wall and place their pegs in the proper slots, which will raise a flag. The first person to raise their flag wins.
Reward: A protein-enriched meal specifically made to nourish the winner for the Final Immunity Challenge.
Winner: Terry Deitz
|Reward Challenge: Wall To Wall|
Aras & Danielle
Challenge: Balance Of Power
Starting on the largest of a series of floating platforms, every fifteen minutes the Final Three will move to the next smaller platform. As the platforms get smaller, it will get tougher for the Survivors to maintain their balance. Only their feet can touch the platform. If their hands touch the platform or they fall off, they are eliminated. The last person standing wins.
Winner: Danielle DiLorenzo
|Reward Challenge: Balance Of Power|
| Tribal Council 12:|
|First Vote (Tie)|| Fire Making|
Danielle (2 votes)
Cirie & Aras
Cirie (2 votes)
Danielle & Terry
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||Well, my time here is up. I lasted far beyond my highest expectations. I hope that my family is proud. Sorry, guys. I let you down. I couldn't get the fire going but I feel I can still hold my head up high. So, I am extremely proud to be out on Day 36.||”|
| Tribal Council 13:|
Terry (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||The biggest mistake I made was not keeping the game in my own hands and relying on somebody else to take care of it for me. That's what got me. Third place is not bad for a 46-year-old guy. I hope I made my friends and family proud. Terry Deitz is not a perfect guy. There is always room for better change.||”|
Final Tribal CouncilEdit
| Tribal Council 14:|
| Voted for|
Aras (5 votes)
Austin, Cirie, Courtney, Sally & Terry
Danielle (2 votes)
Bruce & Shane
| SOLE SURVIVOR:|
|“||Danielle, what a great pleasure to have shared this experience with you. I know you're gonna hold this position with due honor, and you'll touch a lot of people's lives. The best years of your life have yet to come.||”|
|“||I am just so used to writing his name down. Of the two of you, you are head and shoulders the winner. Congratulations.||”|
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- This is the second episode to begin at Tribal Council, following What the...? (Part 2).
- This is the second season finale to feature a tiebreaker challenge, following The Ultimate Shock.
- This is the first season finale to begin with a tiebreaker challenge.
- This is the first season finale that has a Reward Challenge before the Final Immunity Challenge, followed by A Slippery Little Sucker, Million Dollar Question, and Last Push.
- Out of all of these, Panama's is the only one to have it at the final 3.
- This is the first, (and only) time an injury occurred on the final day of the game.
- This episode marks the last time that the contestants sitting at the Final Tribal Council were able to make a closing statement.
|Survivor: Panama Episodes|
The First Exile · Breakdown · Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners · Starvation and Lunacy · For Cod's Sake · Salvation and Desertion · A Closer Look · An Emerging Plan · The Power of the Idol · Fight for Your Life or Eat · Medical Emergency · Perilous Scramble · Bamboozled · Call the Whambulence! · The Final Showdown