Tony was definitely the most deserving of winners, but I would have loved for an all-women Final Three. Not saying Natalie would have won that way, because Sarah would have definitely been more deserving of the win over her and especially Michele. If Sarah had pulled out the fire-making win, she would have won hands down; maybe even Michele, but it would have been tougher for Michele to beat Sarah. It is interesting that given she knew these people would be in the jury that Natalie did not cultivate more friendships/bonds on EOE.
I also read in a post-finale interview with Michele that four jurors, including Nick and Wendell, said they wanted to vote for her, to come in second, but the concern was they'd be creating a situation where Natalie could win it all. And Michele said she rather them vote for the person they truly wanted to win than give her some stray votes.
I don't know what her relationship was really like with Wendall, not with all the edits etc.. But I really hope Michele finds someone who appreciates her, she has a kind heart.
Ok you are on an island with 12 people who have nothing to do on EOE if you are quiet for a week who cares. By that point everyone is tired and edgy and from what Nat said Wendell and Adam spent all day lying on the beach. Who cares if you are not talking. I think that is Boston Rob taking a shot at Nat. The man can be a misogynistic control freak and he wanted Tony to win and that is that. Whoever was in the final four or the final three deserved to win it just depended on the circumstances. I am biased against Tony because I work with a lot of charming outgoing guys just like him and they are only out for themselves. Tony may not be like that but that is how he comes across to me. I guess, I wanted someone to shake up his tight 4 alliance and I guess I was rooting for her, for the win. Over all it was a very good finale episode. I just want the next season to be made up of fresh faces.
Just my take on the Finale. I think this version of EOE was like the last version. There was one person who was the clear favorite to win amongst the jury and the person coming back from EOE had to take that person down to win. Chris had to take Rick Devens out if he wanted a shot to win and he figured he was the one most likely to beat Rick in making fire, so he took that gamble, knowing if Rick was sitting at the end, he would win. This time it was Tony who was the clear favorite amongst the jury and he was going to win if he was sitting at the finale. I think Rob knew that and his comment to Natalie was exactly right. The only way she could win was if Tony wasn't in the final three. I don't know how Natalie was at making fire, but she might have had a better shot at beating Tony there. But Tony had to be gone for Natalie to have a shot. I'm not sure who would have won if Sarah had beaten Tony in making fire, but it would have been interesting to see. Although, I didn't necessarily want Tony to win, I thought he played the best game all around and he deserved to win.