Warning! The winner of "Survivor: Cagayan" is revealed at the end of this story. If you don't want to know who won, stop reading now. Or read a little bit but stop before you get to the end.

Jeff Probst gives us a quick recap. Brains, Brawns, Beauty, mergers, a quitter, alliances formed and reformed and formed again, magical hidden idols, and a whole lot of crazy.

He also talks about the final four: Tony, the New Jersey cop; Woo, the martial artist; Kass, the attorney who nicknamed herself Chaos Kass; and Spencer, the chess master who has stumbled to the end despite the odds.

Then we join the final four returning to camp after unceremoniously dumping Trish from the unholy alliance. They learn that Tony joined in on the vote to get rid of Trish, who had been his strongest ally. He says it was strategically smart.

Tony continues to promote the myth that his magical idol will allow him to play it at the next tribal council. He can't. Like Cinderella at 12:01 a.m., the special hidden idol lost all of its powers with the last council meeting. Kass isn't convinced that Tony will be able to use it next time to guarantee himself a spot in the finals, but Spencer just doesn't know, and that worries him.

The next morning, Kass decides that Tony is an idiot, and that he hasn't had to do much in the game because he was on a winning team right up to the merge.


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A boat arrives on the beach. Kass wonders if it's someone bringing food, but it turns out to be even better. It's a family visit -- Kass's husband, Spencer's sister, Woo's cousin and Tony's friend, and baskets of food. Tony is sad that his wife couldn't come because she needed to stay home with their 4-month-old daughter. He opening weeps and his tears make us dislike him a little bit less.

Woo wants to win so much. He can see himself winning, proposing to his girlfriend, after asking permission from her parents, and starting his family with the $1 million. He'd also open a tae kwon do studio and help his mom, who is disabled after a heart attack.

Kass talks to her husband about how all the women on the jury hate her, but she plans to tell them she played like a man and was a good role model.

Spencer says it's do or die, and he's not going to die.

The players and their loved ones head off for the challenge, but before we head to commercial, Probst shows us the green room, where only the players are waiting, watching the show. They all look so clean and well-fed.

Immunity challenge

Back in the game, Probst says the family members have been invited to watch the challenge. The players stand on posts in the water, where they will use a bucket to scoop up water and fill a tube that causes a float with a key to rise. They then must swim to shore, use the key to unlock puzzle pieces and solve the puzzle.

Kass is very unsteady on top of her pole. It's difficult. The wind is blowing and it's hard to get water into the bamboo pipe. Tony gets the key first, followed by Spencer and Woo. Kass continues to struggle.

Spencer is making progress on his puzzle while Tony is lost. Kass is behind, but she is rocking the puzzle. Spencer is closing in on the solution, but Kass flies through the puzzle to win immunity challenge, right when she needs it the most.

Spencer feels bad about losing but feels worse about losing to a "brain-dead weasel like Kass." Come on Spencer, tell us how you really feel?

The loved ones go home and the players go back to camp. Kass says she has sealed her fate, and will get rid of Spencer and go to the finals with two Brawns.

However, Spencer has a thought. He thinks that because Probst didn't say that one of the final three will have a shot at the million, so he's thinking it's a two-person final, not a three. He wants Tony to vote for Woo, to create a tie. The two would then have to build a fire. Woo wonders if they would have to draw rocks or fight each other, or maybe it would just be a fire-making challenge.

Kass tries to figure out what everyone is doing, but then decides she doesn't care anyway because she has the immunity necklace and she's not giving it to anyone. And off to tribal council we go.

Tribal council

Probst still is amazed by Kass' comeback. She says it was her husband, cheering her on, that pushed her to victory. Trish, on the jury, shoots daggers at Kass. Tony says he was sad that his wife didn't show up, but he was glad to see his friend.

Spencer says his sister was right when she said he was neurotic. He's got a lot of plots in his head. He thinks Tony is the odd man out. Kass would take Woo, and Woo would take Kass, so Tony would have to win immunity to make it into the final two. Spencer, however, says he would take Tony, and he pledges in front of the jury that if he did anything differently, he would take himself out of the running for the million.

Kass ends up confirming Spencer's theory, saying she doesn't think she could beat Tony so would take Woo to the finals.

Tony says, hey, that's just what Spencer said.

But in the end, Tony doesn't heed Spencer's warning and the chessmaster is checkmated.

Probst tells Kass, Woo and Tony that they should try to get some sleep tonight because they will participate in their last immunity challenge the next day.

Back at camp, Kass is happy that things went as planned and Spencer went home, but instead of celebrating, everyone is sort of down knowing that one of them will be leaving. Kass things she'll be taken to the finals no matter who wins immunity.

Kass and Woo make a pact to take each other. Woo says he would be the stupidest player ever if he took Tony to the finals.

Final challenge

Holy cow, it's a massive obstacle course maze. They will race through to find medallions, which are used to open a chest containing cogs, which then must be assembled and turned to raise a flag. Big stakes.

Kass has a lead, but Woo and Tony catch and then pass her, but that logical brain works in her favor and she ends up finishing just a half second behind Woo, who wins the very important immunity necklace, guaranteeing his spot in the finals. Kass is upset, Tony is stoic.

Before heading into the commercial we are treated to another "live" moment with Probst, who interviews a bunch of kids, some of whom weren't even born when "Survivor" started. He tells them and all of the kids at home who are just dying to get on "Survivor," that if the show lasts long enough, they could be contestants. Then he gets a little creepy, telling them that he can hardly wait to snuff their torch. Run children, run.

Back at camp, Woo is so happy, but then he gets an uneasy feeling knowing that he has to choose who to go up against. Tony takes Woo for a walk, where he tries to convince Woo that Kass is the wrong person to take to the final. He plays on Woo's sense of honor, saying if he votes against Tony, he won't be able to say he'd been loyal and honorable.

He also tells Woo that Kass has made big moves and he hasn't, so the jury would favor her. Tony wonders if Woo is buying it because Tony isn't. He'd take Kass, too.

Kass makes her pitch that she's unlikeable and that Tony has played the better game, which will earn him jury votes. Chaos Kass is also Control Freak Kass and she's upset that Woo is in charge of her fate when he hasn't made a decision the whole time he's been there.

Woo can see points in both arguments, and he is stressed. But off they go to council.

Tribal Council

Probst asks Woo how he's feeling. He's honored, grateful and nervous. Was Tony's vote to get rid of Spencer about strategy or loyalty? Woo says he thinks Tony was showing him loyalty, and Tony jumps on that, saying he knows that Woo has played his game based on loyalty.

Probst asks Kass how it feels to have lost a close challenge. Losing is bad, but not having control over her fate is worse. She wonders if Woo will be loyal to Tony and lose the million.

Probst asks what the two had said to Woo, and Woo asks if he can go "off subject." He just wants to vote. He doesn't want to talk about it anymore. So Probst calls the vote. Woo is the only one who casts a ballot, as Tony and Kass' votes cancel each other out.

Probst tallies the vote, and Kass is booted, becoming the last member of the jury. Tony is happy; Spencer is shocked; the rest of the jury is sullen.

Back at camp, Woo explains his decision. He knows it could jeopardize his chances, but it felt right, and he thinks the jury will appreciate it. It's more honorable to go up against the strongest competitor.

The next morning, they are treated to a feast of eggs, sausage, orange juice and sparkling wine. While Woo is cleaning up, Tony spots a rolled-up clue and hides it from Woo.

It directs him to the back of the camp for another surprise. It's a mirror and scale. He checks himself out and sees that he's lost 21 pounds. Then he calls Woo over, who thinks he looks pretty good. He, too, has lost about 20 pounds.

Having faced themselves in the mirror, they head off to face the jury.

The jury

Tony gives his opening statement first. He's here to answer all their questions, but they should know that voting them off was nothing personal. It was all strategy. He also thanks Woo.

Woo says he came in knowing that lying was part of the game and it was difficult for him. He tried to abide by his principles. He got through by thinking about his mom, who suffered a serious heart attack and fought her way back.

First up is Sarah, who congratulates them, but she calls Tony out for swearing on his badge not to vote her out. She doesn't know if she can write his name down.

Jefra wants Tony to own his game, and admit that he backstabbed most of them and had no allegiance to any of them. And the minute he tries to weasel out of it, she's going to write down a W so fast, she's not kidding. Tony says he's owning it, but he doesn't really.

San Jose's Morgan is next. She talks about how she keeps men in her back pocket and wants to know how Tony did it when he doesn't have breasts. He says his was genuine to people. Morgan says she respects Woo for taking Tony instead of someone who didn't deserve to be there. Hello, Kass is sitting right there.

Jeremiah calls Tony out for swearing on his wife and kid, which makes him something that is bleeped out. From where he's from, that's pathetic. He asks Woo if Woo really wants to win the game. Woo says he does.

Tasha is next to launch into Tony. She wants to know how he kept his alliance when he repeatedly broke his promise to each and every one of them. He says he only went against those who were turning against him, except for Trish, who never did anything against him. She asks Woo why he allied with Tony, and Woo says he didn't for a long time.

LJ wants to know who Tony is. Is he for real or just living a fantasy? Tony says he was afraid of LJ, and once LJ agreed to vote off Woo, Tony could then use that as justification for turning on LJ.

Kass, still bitter from her recent dismissal, asks Woo why he didn't take off the dragon's head, and pick her for the finals. Woo says he picked Tony because he felt she didn't deserve to sit there and Tony did.

Trish has one question for Woo. Whose idea was it to vote her off? Woo says it was his because she was such a threat. She thanks him for the compliment, then she turns on Tony, saying he wouldn't have been there if not for her. People trusted her and she used that trust to protect Tony. What's worse, she says, is that Tony swore on the grave of his father that he would never turn on her. She has lost two brothers and she wouldn't have sold their souls and desecrated their memories for a million dollars. Was it worth it to him? Tony tries to explain, but she keeps at him until he admits that yeah, it was worth it. Trish turns away, completely disgusted.

Spencer compares Woo to a dog. He did only what Tony, his master, told him to do, and then he failed to make history by bringing the biggest goat ever to the finals. Kass, the aforementioned goat, gives a look like "I'm sitting right here, people." Why, Spencer asks, did Woo stay loyal to his master? Woo says he was following his beliefs. Spencer then turns to the jury and makes an eloquent argument that Tony played his ass off, found three hidden immunity idols and deserves to win.

Tony appears crushed by what he's heard, but he shows a glimmer of hope at Spencer's endorsement.

Probst calls for the vote. All we know is that Spencer voted for Tony to get the money, and Tasha voted for Woo; the rest of the votes are a secret. Probst gathers the urn, thanks the cast and heads off through the real jungle and into the fake one.

And the winner is

Before reading the votes, Probst says that he can't think of a season where more people came to the game set to win, and that's the way it should be played.

Votes are counted and unbelievably, the Mad Cop takes the title and the money.

What do you think? Did Woo make a mistake? Did Tony deserve to win?

See you in September.