Lusth won the final immunity challenge and scored a spot in the Final Three, with Kwon, who had the hidden immunity idol.Forced to vote one of their own out, Lee and Oakley tied with two votes against each.Lusth was seen as a threat by allies Lee and Oakley, who went to Kwon in an attempt to vote Lusth out.But Lusth won immunity once again, forcing the expulsion of former Raro members.Lee won the fire-making tiebreaker, securing a spot with Kwon and Lusth.At the final Tribal Council, Lusth was praised for his athletic skills, yet criticized for being a loner.On Survivor: Cook Islands, Lusth was originally a member of the Aitutaki (Aitu) tribe, which represented Latinos.
Yet, he was not part of the dominating alliance of Yul Kwon: Candice Woodcock, Becky Lee, and Jonathan Penner and Lusth lost his original tribemate, Mansilla.
Lusth played a large part in the next three straight wins and the Rarotonga (Raro) tribe saw their numbers were dwindling.
However, when Probst announced an offer of mutiny, the Aitu tribe was left shocked and decimated, as original Raro members Woodcock and Penner returned, thus making Raro eight members strong.
The mutiny sealed Lusth in his alliance with Oakley, Kwon, and Lee, and the Aitu Four dominated subsequent challenges.
Following the tribal merge, Lusth remained loyal to the Aitu Four and voted with his allies to send Nate Gonzalez, Woodcock, Penner, Parvati Shallow and Adam Gentry off, despite times when he considered aligning with Shallow.