After enjoying a feast for making it to the end of the game, the final three faced the jury for their final Tribal Council. Joe told the finalists to own their games to earn his vote, while Hali asked Carolyn how her role as a mother disadvantaged her in the game; Carolyn explained that she fought hard despite being much older than most of the other castaways. Rodney asked Will how he was true to himself, and Will explained that he used his social game and giving nature to compensate for his lack of Survivor knowledge; he then asked Carolyn to explain the moves she made on her own, and she said it was blindsiding Tyler and Dan. Tyler asked Mike what he brought to the game socially, and Mike admitted that his social game wasn't as strong as he would've liked to be; Tyler asked Carolyn to redeem herself for backstabbing him after 30 days of being closest allies, and Carolyn stated that she had to or else he would've won, but that it was the most difficult decision she made. Sierra asked Will which of the other finalists' traits he wanted; he said Mike's work ethic and Carolyn's analytical skills. Jenn called the jury out for being bitter against Mike's manic, back-against-the-wall gameplay, and pled for them to vote for him to win. Dan chastised Mike for not caring about the jury, and Mike told Dan that he regretted losing his trust after his actions at the Survivor Auction, and apologized to him; Dan accepted the apology. Shirin castigated Will for comments he made about Shirin's family, and praised Mike for defending her, though stated that, as a superfan of the game, she was going to vote based on their games; Shirin likened each of their games to an animal—Mike to an howler monkey, Carolyn to a stingray, and Will to a dead fish. She also dropped the bomb that she made her first million before she was 25 years old and how the moment that Mike stuck up for her meant more to her than making all that money. Her speech might possibly go down in Survivor history as one of the best ever made at the final tribal council.