Tonight's two hour season finale started out with an extended review of the entire season. It was a mediocre season of this so-called "reality" show, with many of the truly likable characters leaving early, and the annoying cast members sticking around for weeks and weeks. It should be mentioned that this tends to happen on Survivor, with the nice guys finishing last.
There was a bit of infrared "back at camp" shots of the final four contestants chatting about the Tribal Council. After a mercifully long commercial break, the show returns to "Morning at Camp".
(Stephenie and Bobby Jon not shown as they were surprise additions to the cast)
The day starts off with some silly "Tree-Mail" note about the cast members being "part of the Mayan history..." Yeah right. But then a group of native Guatemalans show up to perform a sacrificial offering to their Mayan ancestors. All is well and good until a live chicken is produced. There's a degree of unease among the non-natives with Steph asking Rafe if they were going to kill the chicken. Rafe responds:
Indeed they had, and then they placed the carcass on the fire as an offering to the native gods. Steph wants to know if they would get to eat the chicken when all the mumbo jumbo is finished, and is basically told that it's bad juju to eat a sacrificial animal. Despite this, once the natives have left the camp, Lydia and Steph return to the sacrificial fire and snatch the burnt chicken. The three ladies (is that the correct term, I wonder?) chow down. Rafe is the only contestant unwilling to break the sanctity of the sacrifice, much to his credit.
That night the area is hit by a strong storm, thunder and lightning and profuse rainfall, and speculation rises that "the gods" are angry. Feh. Still, they shouldn't have eaten the chicken.