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Final Tribal Council
Survivor Gameplay
Description The Final Two (or Three) plead their case to the Jury to win the game
Appearance(s) Every season

The Final Tribal Council is the final event of the game before the reunion. This is where the finalists face the Jury, who will have a very important decision to make in voting for a winner. The person who gets the most votes from the Jury will win the title of Sole Survivor and the one million dollar prize.

On Day 39, the final two or three generally either clean up, tear down, or burn down their camp as a tribute to surviving until the end of the game. They then trek to Tribal Council one final time.

While remaining present to watch over the proceedings, the host does not ask either the finalists nor the jury any questions, as opposed to an ordinary Tribal Council.

Another change is that in the Final Tribal Council votes are cast not by the remaining contestants, but by the jury, and that they are voting for and not against somebody.

While the players are generally not told in advance how many players will be present at the Final Tribal Council, in Survivor: Tibet, the players were told from the beginning of the game that only two players would make it to the Final Tribal Council.


After the finalists deliver their opening speeches, the jury will given a brief time to think about their speech or question before addressing them. Each jury member has the option to:

  • Ask each of the final players a question (either for one specific finalist, or all of them), which that player must answer.
  • Make a short speech which requires no answer but is meant to throw the finalists off guard, possibly venting all of the juror's frustrations after being eliminated from the game, or telling the jury why they should vote for a certain player.

When all Jury members are finished, each final player will make a closing statement, allowing them to respond generally to the jury's questions and again explain why they would be the most deserving winner. After this, the host will ask the Jury to vote for who they think deserves to win the title of Sole Survivor and the million dollar cash prize. Unlike previous Tribal Council sessions, where players write the name of the tribemate they want to go home, this time, the Jury votes for a winner.

Finalists Jurors Occurrences Seasons
Final Two 7 12 Wales, Australia, Canada, Minoan Empire, Siem Reap, Visayas,
El Salvador, Caracol, Carthage, Hallasan, Kiribati, Poveglia
Final Two 8 2 Chile, Papua New Guinea
Final Two 9 6 Italy, Resurgence, Socotra, Tibet, Mount Olympus, Annihilation
Final Two 11 1 Resurrection
Final Three 7 4 Isla Del Sol, Antarctica, Bora Bora, Mohenjo Daro
Final Three 8 7 Mongolia, Japan, Kerala, Legends, Byzantium, Romania, Egypt
Final Three 9 6 Africa, Tokelau, Sumbawa, San Marcos, Chaos, Rhineland
Final Three 10 2 Skye Islands, Heroes Vs. Villains

See also[]

703 ORG Gameplay

Challenge · Survivor Auction · Immunity Idol · Immunity Necklace


Final Tribal Council · Jury · Medical Evacuation · Quit · Redemption Island · Sole Survivor · Tiebreaker · Tribal Council


Alliance · Pagonging · Perfect Game · Split Vote

Social Dynamics

Tribe · Merge · Alliance · Final Two · Final Three

Game-Changing Twists

Anarchy · Artifacts · Auxiliary Tribe · Battle Of The Sexes · Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty · Crossover · Day Zero · Double Tribal Council · Exile Island · Hero Challenge · Hidden Immunity Idol · Juror Removal · Kidnapping · Labyrinth · Maze of the Minotaur · Message in a Bottle · Mutiny · Observer · One World · Outcasts · Redemption Island · Reset Idol · Return of the Champions · Right to Stay Challenge · Returning Players · Sanctuary · Schoolyard Pick · Spirits · Tokens · Tribe Dissolve · Tribe Switch · Unmerge


Player Of The Season · Season Fan Favorite · Reunion Show · Sole Survivor · 703 Podcast · 703scars · 703 Hall of Fame


Cheating · Confessionals · Buffs · Filming Locations