Survivor season 35 finale promo boasts ending we’ve never seen before

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On top of the new twist, the Survivor season 35 finale promo also hints at even more variables thrown into the game that will catch viewers off guard.

Let’s be real; the most recent episodes of Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers have done a good job at elevating the intensity of play compared to the first two-thirds of the season. Even if you remove the idols plays, we’re finally starting to see people escape out of their shell and avoid playing a passive Pagonging style that has plagued this season of Survivor.

Thankfully, the Survivor season 35 finale will continue this trend with two eliminations, a Final Tribal Council and a conclusion “unlike any ending in the history of Survivor.” That’s according to the latest promo commercial, where it doubles down on the brand new twist while offering us something else that’s new.

For some reason, I don’t think it’s on par with the new Final Tribal Council rules, as last season we already saw a debate-style format get confirmed for future seasons. Likewise, although it’s most likely, I don’t quite think it’s alluding to the rumored changes to the Final Four selection, where the winner of the final Individual Immunity Challenge decides who joins them at the Final Tribal Council before the other two enter a fire-making challenge.

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For me, it all boils down to the Survivor Game Changers reunion. Even though Jeff asks each cast how would they vote if someone booted right before the FTC was there instead of another player, the mention of a 5-5 possible tie vote meant Jeff Probst got to explain the tied vote rule. In that scenario, the third-place player would go off and vote for the Sole Survivor, deciding who would win the million-dollar prize.

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Furthermore, Jeff Probst explained the rules behind that situation after Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers was filmed. Could it be possible that a Final Tribal Council tie happens this season? We’ll have to wait for the two-hour finale next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.