Ami’s out of Survivor Vanuatu, which will conclude live on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Ami’s out of Survivor Vanuatu, which will conclude live on Sunday, Dec. 12.
The apparent mastermind of the Survivor Vanuatu women’s alliance was voted out last night, leaving four women and one man as the show approaches its final two episodes. After winning a Pontiac (gee, never saw that coming, considering that every other commercial is for frickin’ Pontiac), Eliza enjoyed a reward with Ami and Chris, and seemed as though she might flip, banding together with Ami and Julie and forcing a tie vote. But alas, she stuck with the group, and Ami took a walk. The series will conclude with a two-hour finale and one-hour reunion. But because it’s scheduled to end on the same day as The Apprentice 2‘s three-hour finale, CBS has moved up the finale to Sunday, Dec. 12. According to a press release, the finale will be live from LA.

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