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'Survivor: Palau' Down to the Final Four

By DERRIK J. LANG

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - It's down to the final four on CBS' "Survivor: Palau," which concludes Sunday. If you ask the long-gone castaways who now make up the show's jury, it seems muscled, gray-haired New York firefighter Tom Westman has already hosed down his competition.

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"Tom is your prototype for a hero," host Jeff Probst told The Associated Press at the beginning of the season. "He seems so sincere," said Stephenie LaGrossa upon her ousting from the game. "He seems like he's looking out for your best interest. Really, he's just playing the game awesome. He's playing everyone."

Westman, 41, a Brooklyn firefighter and father of three, lives in Sayville, N.Y. He's made no secret of his prowess, winning three out of five individual immunity challenges and leading the Koror tribe to demolish the Ulongs in every immunity challenge

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In a No Holes Bared, Head to Head competition Final Two of Tom and Katie, I think Katie will come out on top since the "Strong Competitor" status has historically been the kiss of death in this game.

Examples :

Colby in Australia

Rupert in Pearl Islands

Matt in Amazon

Lex in Africa

All of the other seasons had so-so or "who cares" finalists (if I remember right)

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I maybe mistaken but I don't think of the listed players above... none of them except Coby ever made it to the final two... so, that could be the difference for Tom... if he makes it to the final two... they'll reward him for being a true "survivor".

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I agree with Suds and CeciMom - Jenn will be next - Then I have bad vibes about Ian's future. So it will end up Tom/Katie.

Tom will be the exception. He has played the best game. He seems like he's looking out for your best interest. Really, he's just playing the game awesome. He's playing everyone. You just have to reward the strength. Survivor is not a "clean" game. Besides, his image as a Fire Fighter is "HERO".

Katie's image is ..... :?: and manipulative and B...h! :!:

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I just wanted to say thank you too all the posters here at MortysTV. No matter how much we debate/conversate/bicker/fight/agree/agree to disagree about Survivor... I personally love all the comments because it shows me the passion we all have!!! Morty's has the best posters even when if we get our knickers in a frenzy... we still have a family here, dysfunctional as it is at times. :P

It's been an exciting season to me and I'm really getting pumped up for tonights show!!! Less than 10 hours to go... Woo Hoo!!! Time for lunch, nap, get together with the neighbors for a BBQ and then off to see my favorite finale night. (I actually love BB show better but, nothing beats Survivor's Finale Night!!! imo)

Special thank you to the writers of Survivor this season. You've all done an outstanding job and I wish I had been able to help out more... but, you've all done sooo much better than I could ever think of doing. Thanks again.

Also, thank you to Gaytor, Cappy and Ranster for helping organize the writing team... all of you had to rally the troops a time or two or three... :D and you've done an outstanding job.

Have fun tonight, I know I will. (I'll be cheering for Katie to lose... LOL)

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FROM CNN: Entertainment

Is 'Survivor' Tom Westman invincible?

Show has its conclusion Sunday

Friday, May 13, 2005 Posted: 1957 GMT (0357 HKT)

Tom Westman gets a necklace from Jeff Probst after winning an immunity challenge -- a familiar position for the New York firefighter.

Tom Westman gets a necklace from Jeff Probst after winning an immunity challenge -- a familiar position for the New York firefighter.

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's down to the final four on CBS' "Survivor: Palau," which concludes Sunday. If you ask the long-gone castaways who now make up the show's jury, it seems muscled, gray-haired New York firefighter Tom Westman has already hosed down his competition.

"Tom is your prototype for a hero," host Jeff Probst told The Associated Press at the beginning of the season.

"He seems so sincere," said Stephenie LaGrossa upon her outsing from the game. "He seems like he's looking out for your best interest. Really, he's just playing the game awesome. He's playing everyone."

Westman, 41, a Brooklyn firefighter and father of three, lives in Sayville, New York. He's made no secret of his prowess, winning three out of five individual immunity challenges and leading the Koror tribe to demolish the Ulongs in every immunity challenge -- a "Survivor" first. More so, Westman's strong alliances and strategic relationships have kept him from coming under fire. He hasn't received one vote against him.

"Tom positioned himself as leader when we were two tribes," said Caryn Groedel, the most recently eliminated contestant. "He kept his leader status when we were one tribe. He was just a good player."

"It all started back when we won the very first challenge and we were making a decision whether to go to a new island or stay with the old," said Janu Tornell, who quit the game but remains a jury member. "I remember saying, 'Let's go with the new.' But my voice wasn't heard. The voice that carried over (was Tom saying) 'We're going with the new, Jeff."'

In a game where over-the-radar power players are usually booted way before the finale, Westman is an anomaly. Gung-ho pilot Hunter Ellis was drowned out in episode three of the "Marquesas" season. Bulky strongman Rupert Boneham was sent off the plank during episode ten of "Pearl Islands."

"One reason I didn't target Tom is because I saw him as a buffer," said Gregg Carey, who was sent packing thanks to Westman. "I wanted to make my move at the very last moment. I knew I'd be susceptible once he was gone."

Westman and his allies Ian Rosenberger, Katie Gallagher and Groedel sent Carey home first. Most of the eliminated contestants speak sweetly of Westman, but there's at least one jury member who is not a Tom fan.

"Quite honestly, I find him bossy and dominating," said hairstylist Coby Archa, the first jury member. "Everyone followed him around like little rats and he was the big cheese. They were too weak to stick up for themselves."

Westman, Rosenberger, Gallagher and nanny Jennifer Lyon will duke it out as the final four contestants. Historically, whomever wins the last immunity challenge, typically a test of endurance, will choose the player to go up against as the seven-person jury decides who wins the $1 million prize. Viewers will have to tune in to the live finale Sunday to see if the hero really does win in the end.

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