As JP so enthusiastically pointed out, this was the first all female F5. However, of course, there would have been an all female F5 in Micronesia if Erik didn't win immunity.
As much as the female alliance has gotten a bad rap through the years, in actuality, an all male F5 would be a much more ground breaking phenom. There has never even been an all male F4.
In fact, through 24 seasons of Survivor, there has only been an F3 of all men once- S21, where Fabio beat Chase and Stash. However, that is partially only because two of the women from that season quit postmerge.
My Kind of F5
Christina looked incredible in the finale, especially at the IC with her hair to the side.
Her entire edit was based off the F4 TC. A sham, in my opinion. She was completely right. What argument could she make that the F3 didn't already know? When Kim booted Alicia instead of Chelsea or Sabrina, she made her intentions clear.
Christina said that after her personality almost got her booted at the first TC, she went UTR to stick around. Believable if you've seen any of her interviews; she will hardly shut up.
I would suggest that the biggest move of the game actually goes to her. Who else formed an alliance with their biggest enemy? Now THAT is a big move, and something that we've rarely seen.
Even though the finale was predictable, it still was well done. I liked the confessionals from all the remaining players at the beginning, as well as the ones by the F3 after the penultimate TC.
I still don't get why the editing waited until the finale to let us know about Sabrina being laid off or Kim's divorce. Reminiscent of last season. If the players aren't talking about such things earlier, ask them to.
I don't know how Chelsea could have come off any more honorable or lovable than she did in the finale, from her opening confessional to her words at FTC to Tarzan. Truly a beautiful woman, inside and out.
Like Alicia said, "Chelsea will be just fine."
Most pathetic run of ICs that we've ever seen, by the way. The final IC would have actually been to the advantage of a man, if they could have made it there. Height and arm strength both helped.
For the FTC, I was pretty impressed. Jonas was hilarious. Hahaha... best start of a FTC ever. And the hypocrisy and bitterness was all at a minimum. Of course, that was no surprise with 3 likable players at F3.
We've already learned that lesson: you can lie and betray all you want in Survivor, just be nice while doing so.
Props to Kat for maybe the best FTC speech of all time.
Jeff said S24 was a letdown. No surprise since the One World concept didn't work as it was supposed to, and every boot postmerge except Kat was utterly predictable.
However, the seasons with the most dominant winners typically are predictable postmerge. It is called having complete control of the game. Personally, I love to see the game masterfully played, and when you combine that with likable players, you have a great season for me.