Advertisements Wow! What a crazy final vote! During the entire final tribal I kept thinking to myself that both guys were completely deserving of the win, but I never imagined it would actually come down to a tie. Based on the reactions of some of the jurors, I falsely assumed Wendell was going to take it by a couple votes. Talk about a high pressure situation for Laurel to be in. I haven't watched the reunion yet, but I'm guessing the fact that Wendell protected her with his idol must have been a factor. Since Dominick was in a position of power, he probably should have made a deal with Laurel that he would take her to the final three, but only if she promised she would vote for him in the case of a tie. She may not have kept her promise, but Laurel strikes me as the kind of person who probably would.