Hey "Survivor" fans, we're getting to the end of a very entertaining season that has been filled with crazed people and more than a few exciting tribal councils. Will the fun continue through the next two episodes? Well, it's time to see.

Tonight's show opens with the dawning of Day 35 -- a day that is minus Andrea, who was blindsided by her Alliance of Six. Now it's down to the Alliance of Five and the One Amigo.

Eddie is a little sad. He and Andrea had a relationship, and now he feels certain that he's going next. Cochran is feeling vulnerable, wondering if he has an expiration date. And he might. Dawn, Brenda and Sherri talk about who to vote off should Eddie win immunity. Brenda thinks it should be Cochran, but Dawn is torn because she and Cochran are in a strong alliance.

Meanwhile, the unpredictable Erik, who looks near starvation, says he's in a beautiful prison. He needs food and the coconuts in the tree are calling his name. That isn't a metaphor. He thinks the coconuts are laughing at him. He decides to climb the tree to shut them up, and ignoring the fact that the tree is tall and the coconuts are giggling, he starts a slow shimmy up a very tall tree, fearing he may fall and break his leg. Judging by the height of the tree, it would be more than a leg.

In the end, the coconuts win. He can't reach them and eventually gives up. But here's something to cheer them up. A treemail with video letters that hint, broadly, that a family visit is approaching. We see Brenda's father, Dawn's hubby, Sherri's husband, Cochran's mom, Eddie's dad and Erik's brother.

Reward challenge

Turn on the tears. The family members arrive. Brenda tells her dad she has followed his advice and been humble. They are both crying joyfully and it actually makes Jeff Probst cry for the first time ever. The reunions are sweet and full of happiness.

The challenge involves family members competing together to unscrew posts, running in small circles. Then they will use the posts to build a fence and untie bolos -- short pieces of rope with balls on both ends -- and throw them to loop them over the rails. First team to loop three wins a floating barbecue 50 yards offshore.

Brenda and her dad rock and win the reward. She picks Dawn and her husband to join them.

A big surprise awaits, though. For the first time ever, there are other family members waiting off camera. Brenda is faced with a choice. Have her sister join them at the barbecue, or give up her reward and let the other castaways enjoy the barbecue with both of their family members. Unfortunately, this also means Dawn gets left out, too.

Brenda gives it up for the team. While everyone has a great time visiting and eating on the float, Brenda and Dawn are miserable back at camp. They can hear the happy voices wafting across the water and Dawn is losing it, as usual. She is angry that she lost out and that she'll have to spend the night with people who not only got to visit with their families, but who also got to eat.

When the survivors wade back to shore, everyone thanks Dawn for her sacrifice, and then start plotting on how to get her out so all that good will she just earned doesn't win her the million dollars.

And just like that, it's back to the game.

Immunity challenge

Today's challenge involves standing on the edge of log platform, holding a trapeze type bar behind their backs. They will lean forward and every now and again, Probst will crank out more rope, lowering them closer to the water.

Cochran is the first out. After 25 minutes, the strain is too much and Eddie goes, followed quickly by Erik and Sherri.

Dawn tries to strike a deal with Brenda. She hasn't won immunity and Eddie is out, so it doesn't really matter who wins. But Brenda is stubborn and declines the deal. Probst lowers them some more. They both look pretty stable, but then Brenda can't hold on any longer and Dawn wins immunity for the first time in her "Survivor" career.

Brenda later tells the camera that she's not one to give up immunity and had she been competing against Eddie, she would have hung in there much longer. She sort of hints that she let Dawn win, saying that someone as paranoid as Dawn needs to be given special treatment. Uh oh, do we hear the faint sounds of the horns of irony?

Brenda is gleeful. Her plan is to take out Eddie and then Cochran. When she asks the Alliance of Five if they are in agreement, there is silence. Cochran later tells the camera he would rather take out Brenda, and Sherri suggests that it's a good idea. He goes to Dawn who also agrees, but she brings up the fact that if Eddie wins the next immunity challenge, they would be at the mercy of who he wants to take.

Dawn tells Cochran that last time, she didn't play her own game and she needs to this time. She is rethinking voting out Brenda, but on the other hand, she doesn't just want to follow Cochran because he screwed her over last time.

Tribal council

Probst discusses the challenge. Dawn is thrilled to have won. Brenda is happy for Dawn. Talk turns to the reward challenge and what Brenda gave up. Dawn says it buys Brenda a lot of good will. Sherri says Brenda is now considered a saint and no one would do anything to her now. The horns are playing louder now.

Cochran says Eddie is the easy vote, but it may not be the smartest vote.

And speaking of votes, Probst is reading them: Eddie, Eddie, Erik, Brenda, Brenda and Brenda.

Saint Brenda turns to her tribe and tells them that she was honest with them, and genuine with them. After her torch is snuffed, she looks back, pats her heart and says "It hurts." We then hear her sobbing as she takes the final walk. Nobody looks particularly happy.

Next time: Uh oh, looks like one survivor gets injured -- perhaps by a snake -- and is pulled from the game. Join us Sunday for the finale.