5. The Final 3 find out the biggest surprise of the season.
Following Tribal, Michele worried that Cydney's exit meant she and Tai had basically just handed the prize to Aubry because nearly everyone on the jury respected the former Brains Tribe member's game. But before the trio could crunch any numbers at Ponderosa, a major twist was introduced.
First, Jeff confirmed they were indeed the Final 3, which brought smiles, hugs, and a couple sobs. However, whoever won the final challenge would have the unprecedented opportunity to vote out a jury member of their choice, which meant they could potentially extract a vote not expected to be in her—or his—favor.
Following a tense challenge, Michele won the advantage after Aubry fumbled, but it was anyone's guess who the New Jersey bartender would choose to eliminate from the jury.