|"What About Me?"|
|The final five.|
|Episode Number:||15/15 (300)|
|Original Release:||December 19, 2010|
|Viewership (in millions):||13.59|
|Previous:||“This Is Going to Hurt”|
|Next:|| “You're Looking at the New Leader of Your Tribe”|
What About Me? is the season finale of Survivor: Nicaragua.
Fabio and Dan thought that Holly was the biggest threat, so their goal was to get a 3rd vote against Holly. In the Immunity Challenge, Fabio fell behind, but managed to come back afterwards and win immunity for the second time in a row. Chase, Holly, and Sash all agreed to vote off Dan, but that didn't stop Fabio or Dan from trying to get Chase or Sash to flip. At Tribal Council, Dan made a last ditch effort to get Holly out by saying that her story and personality is enough to sweep the jury. That did not convince either Sash or Chase to vote off Holly, and Dan was voted off 4-1 and became the 8th member of the jury. Fabio likely voted off Dan because he felt like there was no point in voting off anyone else, and turns out that Dan voted against Chase, claiming "he wants nothing to do with him".
Fabio, Sash, Holly, and Chase did the fallen comrades tribute per Survivor tradition. Fabio knew that this is the most important challenge and that he really needed to win this. Sash put Chase and Holly's worries about Fabio winning immunity once again at bay, saying that he would not win. Holly was the first to go out in the Immunity Challenge, followed by Chase. It came close, but in the end, Fabio won the Final Immunity Challenge to secure his spot at the Day 39 Final Tribal Council as one of the final 3. Holly tried to get Chase to vote off Sash, feeling that Sash has a lot of friends on the jury (likely referring to Marty, Brenda, NaOnka, and Purple Kelly). Sash, however, felt that Holly needed to go. Chase and Holly came clean to Fabio, saying that if he didn't win the challenge, he would've left. Sash, however, said that Fabio would've been safe either way. At Tribal Council, Fabio revealed what Chase, Holly, and Sash told him, and Fabio, Chase, and Holly were pissed off at Sash for lying, but at the same time it was made clear that Holly would have a good chance at winning if she made it to the end. So in the end, Fabio and Chase sided with Sash and Holly was voted off 3-1, becoming the 9th member of the jury, and the game was rid of the last female, and older player, standing.
On Day 39, Fabio, Sash, and Chase enjoyed the traditional Day 39 breakfast. Before heading off to the Final Tribal Council, the trio burned their camp site. At the Final Tribal Council, Chase focused on being open with the jury about how he played the game. Fabio told the jury that he was always open with everybody, had not backstabbed anybody, and had earned his spot in the Final Three. Sash emphasized that he was remorseful about the alliances that he had broken, but that the friendships he made were important to him. Chase was mocked by several members of the jury for his rash decisions. Chase and Sash charged Fabio with never knowing what was going on. Still, the jury chose Fabio as the title of Sole Survivor over Chase and Sash in a 5-4-0 vote. Sash received no votes, Chase gained the votes of Alina, Brenda, Holly, and Jane. Benry, Dan, Marty, NaOnka, and Purple Kelly voted for Fabio to become Sole Survivor.
Immunity (Day 37)
Challenge: Donkey Dig
The Survivors will each race out to a station where they will find a question about Nicaraguan history. They will select their answer from two choices and select the corresponding bag and race back. If they are right, the bag will contain valid puzzle pieces. If they are wrong, the pieces will be black and fake, and the castaways will have to go back and get the correct bag. Once they have answered all three questions and collected all three bags of puzzle pieces, they will use the pieces to solve a puzzle (the Survivor: Nicaragua logo). First person to solve the puzzle wins immunity.
Winner: Fabio Birza
|Immunity Challenge: Donkey Dig|
Chase, Dan, Holly, & Sash
Immunity (Day 38)
Challenge: Balancing Point
With one hand they will balance a sword on a shield. With their other hand, they will stack (unevenly sided) coins on the handle of the sword. As the stack of coins gets higher, it will get more difficult to balance. When the stack becomes too high, the coins may fall and they will then be out of the challenge. The last person standing wins final immunity.
Winner: Fabio Birza
|Immunity Challenge: Balancing Point|
| Tribal Council 15:|
Dan (4 votes)
Chase, Fabio, Holly, & Sash
Chase (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
In the aired episode, voting confessionals were not shown. Dan did not say anything when he voted. Complete confessionals retrieved from CBS' YouTube account.
|“||(voting for Dan) Gonna miss you Uncle Dan, it's been fun.||”|
|“||(voting for Dan) You will win if you get to the end. But you won't.||”|
|“||(voting for Dan) Sorry Uncle Dan but um, everybody thinks you're a threat.||”|
|“||(voting for Dan) You're an undercover threat in this game but I look forward to seeing you in New York.||”|
|“||I switched my vote tonight to Chase to tell him how much I dislike the guy. I want nothing to do with you. Holly, you're a crook. You stole my shoes. They ought to cut your damn hands off. Sash, you're just like a whining little girl… wah, wah, wah, and you're a liar. I wish them the worst, and I can't wait to cast my vote.||”|
| Tribal Council 16:|
Holly (3 votes)
Chase, Fabio, & Sash
Sash (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
In the aired episode, voting confessionals were not shown. Complete confessionals retrieved from CBS' YouTube account.
|“||(voting for Sash) You're the biggest liar I've ever met.||”|
|“||(voting for Holly) I know we swore we'd never put each other's names down but I don't have any other choice right now.||”|
|“||(voting for Holly) I've enjoyed playing the game with you but I have no other option but to send you home tonight.||”|
|“||(voting for Holly) I'm sorry Holly but I truly believe that you're a great woman and you could very possibly get a lot of votes on this jury.||”|
|“||Day 5, I wanted to walk away from this game. Here I am making it through Day 38, so never give up. One thing I know is that my family and my true friends back home are going to be truely proud of me.||”|
Final Tribal Council
| Tribal Council 17:|
| Voted for|
Fabio (5 votes)
Benry, Dan, Kelly S., Marty, & NaOnka
Chase (4 votes)
Alina, Brenda, Holly, & Jane
Sash (0 votes)
| SECOND RUNNER-UP:|
| SOLE SURVIVOR:|
NaOnka's vote was not shown during her confessional.
|“||(voting for Fabio) Chase is the dumbest player to ever play this game and Sash is a weasel. Fabio man, I love you and I loved your game. I believe everything you said tonight. You are awesome.||”|
|“||(voting for Fabio) It's been a pleasure.||”|
|“||(voting for Chase) Chase, you impressed me today. You came in here like somebody I have never seen before. You had your game-face on today and I was so impressed by you. Congratulations.||”|
|“||(voting for Fabio) Come on Fabio. Come on I want you to do that for your mom.||”|
|“||(voting for Chase) I hope that you win and I am really proud of you, congratulations.||”|
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- Holly gives Dan new boots to replace the ones she stole. Dan appreciated it and thanked her.
- When about to reveal who won the Fan Favorite Award, Jeff Probst told NaOnka that she wasn't anywhere close to being in the running. He then revealed Jane won the $100,000 by a huge margin.
- Former football quarterback Terry Bradshaw was in attendance at the reunion and Jeff asked him some questions about Jimmy Johnson.
- This episode marked the 300th episode of the whole U.S. series.
- This is the first time since Survivor: Gabon where the Sole Survivor was decided by one vote. This is currently the most recent season where the Sole Survivor was decided by one vote.
- This is also the first time the Final Three is all of the same gender. In this case, it is all males.
- As of this episode, every contestant received at least one vote against them that counted except for Kelly Shinn.
- The episode title is said by Dan Lembo in a conversation between Holly, Fabio, and Dan. Fabio is questioning Holly if she would prefer to go to the final three with him or Chase, to which Dan quickly interjects "What about me?".
|Survivor: Nicaragua Episodes|
“Young at Heart” · “Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All” · “Glitter in Their Eyes” · “Pulling the Trigger” · “Turf Wars” · “Worst Case Scenario” · “What Goes Around, Comes Around” · “Company Will Be Arriving Soon” · “Running the Camp” · “Stuck in the Middle” · “We Did It Guys” · “You Started, You're Finishing” · “Not Sure Where I Stand” · “This Is Going to Hurt” · “What About Me?”