Going into this three-hour finale extravaganza for 'Survivor: Redemption Island,' one man has been running this game since Day One. "Boston Rob" Mariano single-handedly orchestrated the elimination of the opposing tribe and managed to keep his own alliance of six strong until the end.

At every turn, he had total control of the game, but toward the end it became more and more difficult to keep control. Ashley and Natalie have been considering their chances without the Rob-father, and there's still that element of Redemption Island, which has four people on the cusp of returning to the game.

In other words, more than a month of dominance may not amount to much. Tables can turn almost immediately. Eight people went into the finale. One person emerged the million dollar winner. Could "Boston Rob" be stopped?