Who played the best game on Survivor? Natalie won the title and the million dollars, much to Russell’s surprise and consternation.
Did Natalie deserve to win? Of course not. But Russell’s Machiavellian ways were too much for the jury of former castmates to reward. Mick did nothing all season — one of the blandest, non-distinguished players. It’s no wonder he didn’t get a single vote.
So the lesson of this season is it’s not how well you play the game, but whether you do it in a likable and humble way. Russell’s arrogance was over-the-top.
The most annoying player of the season: Shambo. I almost stopped watching many times because of her. As miserable a creature as Russell was, he made the season.
So, congratulations to Natalie, she just needs to realize she won by default.