What a showdown!! Thrilling - Natalie's moves were so heart stoppingly edgy. I was freaked and very iffy when she ejected Baylor - I was 100% convinced they were unbreakable and was very fond of Baylor - but then afterwards I accepted it because Baylor did.
I thought Natalie made a mistake though - I thought she should have kept Baylor instead of Missy but that was because I didn't realise how disliked Missy The Wicked Stepmother was.
Reed's speech was such a shocker - there were no signs that that's how people were feeling about her - and yet the crazy thing is I'd just finished badmouthing Missy when he started it.
It was because of what Baylor said just before... when she spoke about the difficulties they've faced, how her and Missy have seen three different men come and leave their lives - as if the men where Baylor's life partners too! It suggested that Missy's used Baylor as an emotional crutch and I have HUGE issues with parents who do that.
Poor Baylor, she was crushed by Reed and we'll never know what happened between them all when she joined the jury behind-the-scenes.
Turns out her Ponderosa video is the only one that doesn't exist. It was marked private when the show first aired in the US so no-one saw it and it's still private so it isn't available. There's no explanation anywhere as to why.
Which means we're stuck with Keith, who did much better than I imagined he would. I never for a moment thought he would win but there were definitely moments where it seemed he might.
Thankfully Natalie took care of business with such savviness and strength that she broke a Survivor record by winning the most number of challenges of all the women on the show. 13 in total.