ALONE, Season 2. History Channel. From Left: Randy Champagne, Larry Roberts, Mary Kate Green, Mike Lowe, David McIntyre, Nicole Apelian, Tracy Wilson, Justin Vititoe, Jose Martinez Amoedo, Desmond White Photo by Brendan Meadows Copyright 2016

‘Alone’ Season Finale: Since Nicole Bailed, Tonight’s $500,000 Winner Will Literally Be the Last Man Standing

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The end of the road is imminent on History Channel hit series “Alone”; who will be the last man standing?

We know now that it will be the last MAN standing, not woman, as Nicole tapped out last week. We were extremely disappointed with her decision, not just because she was the last woman on the island, but more so because we don’t think she was being honest with her reasons. She claimed she felt like her kids needed her; what? She’s been gone almost two months, and NOW, in the homestretch (and, yes, at Day 57, we do think that all of the contestants have some inkling that the end is near), her kids need her?

Also, she was just too weepy about leaving for that to be the real reason. She went on and on about how much she loved it on the island; she also indicated how great she felt, living with MS, and feeling her healthiest. “This is the best possible place that I could be,” she said. She was showing no joy at leaving, at going home to see her kids. Why? We think it was because she was trying to convince herself that her kids were the reason she was leaving, when she knew–and we think everyone watching knew–that she was simply out of ideas of how to get food on the island.

Nicole had it pretty easy food-wise, as compared to some of the others. She set up a gill net and started catching fish. She looked around and found some plant resources. But, when the salmon run dried up, the seals claimed her net, and the winter season took out the resources she had already identified, she was done: Nicole’s toolbox of ideas to get food was empty. We believe THAT, not her kids, is the real reason she tapped out, and she should have admitted it:  She just did not have the skills to go to the end.

Sure, we believe she missed her kids; we believe the others do, too. But, we don’t believe, even for a second, that she tapped out for that reason. One day, maybe she will at least admit it to her kids, as that’s a big burden to lay on their shoulders: Mom gave up her chance to win $500,000 because of us.

Excuses, excuses.

Tonight, the three men left standing–David, Larry and Jose–will go for the grand prize. As they all realize, no doubt, they are beyond the end of last year’s season, when Sam tapped out on Day 55 and Alan Kay became the winner of the $500,000 prize. On Season Finale, “The End Game”:

In the final days of the competition, the remaining participants battle for supremacy. After pushing their minds and bodies to the breaking point, one claims the $500,000 prize.

But, DVR Alert! The Season Finale is broken into TWO back-to-back episodes, beginning with, “Into the Abyss”:

The remaining participants wear thin as starvation and isolation become unbearable; one man faces a potentially deadly situation.

If you are planning to record this two-hour finale night of “Alone,” be sure to set your DVR accordingly, as these are two separate episodes, with “Into the Abyss” airing at 9/8c, followed by “The End Game” at 10/9c.

Who do you think will be the last man standing? We have said more than once, the biggest surprise will be if David wins. He is the underdog, and the man who appears to need it most. And, almost every week, he has appeared to be teetering on the edge of tapping out. But, he just keeps fighting. Jose was already considering tapping out last week, and once someone starts setting his mind in that direction, it is usually a short walk to the beach to catch that boat home. Larry? His negative energy is propelling him week after week; he cannot be discounted.

We don’t know who wins, but our pick of the three? We have to go with the underdog, David; his unwillingness to quit thus far just seems to exemplify what the spirit of “Alone” is all about. What do you think? Tell us your thoughts, opinions and picks in the comment section below.

And, stay tuned!

Remember: The Season Finale of “Alone,” airing on History tonight, Thursday, July 14, is two back-to-back episodes, the first beginning at 9/8c, the second at 10/9c; if you intend to record the night, set your DVR accordingly.

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2 thoughts on “‘Alone’ Season Finale: Since Nicole Bailed, Tonight’s $500,000 Winner Will Literally Be the Last Man Standing

  1. Jose is so cleaver and cool headed, obviously, a real wilderness man. Larry has no filter and so is perfectly honest about why he’s there and gives us allot of information about himself where Jose shows no emotion at all. David is both of the other two men put together to me but without Larry’s profanity. He has both feet on the ground. I think David will win.

  2. WE REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING THE SHOW. WE WANTED DAVID TO WIN MAINLY BECAUSE HE WAS FROM MICHIGAN AS MY HUSBAND AND I ARE ALSO. THEN, BECAUSE WE LIKED HOW HE ROLLED AND HOW HE FORGED AHEAD EACH TIME WHEN HE FELT DOWN. LOVED THE EPISODES WHEN HE CAUGHT FISH AND THE CRABS, WHAT A FEAST! CONGRATS DAVID AND ENJOY LOVING YOUR KIDS. AND SAY, “YES!”

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