Another solid episode of Survivor this week! Thank you, CBS- and do not ever stop producing this show ;)!
(SPOILER ALERT-DON’T READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE EPISODE THAT PREMIERED ON NOVEMBER 18th, 2015)
The things I am most excited about:
-Kelley, Ciera & Abi are still alive and happily using their “Coven” bloc to make big moves in the game!
-Stephen’s advantage! Not only can he steal a vote, he can cast an extra vote. This is potentially a game changer! #TeamStephen
-Jeremy has TWO hidden immunity idols. It is safe to say that he will be at the end of this game… I can’t imagine it any other way.
-Kelly Wiglesworth got the boot and has no chance at redemption from Borneo. I was so excited to see her play again but thoroughly disappointed with her lack of presence throughout the season. She seemed heavily influenced by Borneo and really determined to come in and play a game void of alliances and strategy.
However- as we all know, the game has greatly evolved since Borneo.
So, let’s get right to the post-Episode 9 player rankings!
Pre-Merge Boot Order:
- Vytas Baskauskas (Ta Keo)
- Shirin Oskooi (Ta Keo)
- Peih-Gee Law (Ta Keo, Angkor)
- Jeff Varner (Ta Keo, Angkor)
- Monica Padilla (Bayon, Bayon)
- Terry Dietz (family emergency) (Ta Keo, Ta Keo)
- Woo Hwang (Ta Keo, Angkor, Ta Keo)
Post-Merge Boot Order, THE JURY:
- Kass McQuillen (Bayon, Ta Keo, Ta Keo, Orkun)
- Andrew Savage (Bayon, Angkor, Ta Keo, Orkun)
- Kelly Wiglesworth (Ta Keo, Bayon, Ta Keo, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 10/11
Here are my power-ranking in order from least-likely to win to most-likely to win. These rankings are not intended to predict boot order.
I want to note here that I have read no spoilers and have no idea what the true outcome of the game will be.
10. Joe Anglim (Bayon, Ta Keo, Bayon, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 11/11
What are the chances that Joe can win 9 more individual immunity challenges? Although I think he is an amazing competitor and could win several challenges, the odds are against him. He is a huge threat and we know that Stephen will take the first chance he gets to vote Joe out. I am sticking firm in my ranking that Joe is least likely to win this game. IF he somehow did win-out and make it to the end, he totally deserves the money.
9. Tasha Fox (Bayon, Angkor, Bayon, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 8/11
Tasha wasn’t included in this week’s blindside of Kelly, and therefore out of the loop with some of her alliance members. I think this is going to really irritate her, and an emotional player never goes far in Survivor. Tasha is a strong player, but she may be gradually gravitating to the wrong side of the numbers. And I don’t think Tasha will have a strong case to make to the jury as of now.
8. Abi-Maria Gomes (Ta Keo, Angkor, Ta Keo, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 9/11
Abi’s game post-merge is completely different than her pre-merge game. And good for her! Laying low, not ruffling feathers (at least we are not seeing it)… this is so not Abi! But maybe it will give her a better shot at winning this game? And she seems to be in a good ‘alliance bloc’ because I would think Ciera and Kelley would be targets before Abi. That being said, it is hard for me to imagine the jury giving the million to Abi.
7. Kelley Wentworth (Ta Keo, Ta Keo, Bayon, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 6/11
I would truly love to see Kelley win this game, but at this point I think it will be difficult for her to make it to the final tribal. The other players know she is super-savvy and I think she will be a target for the ‘other’ alliance before Ciera or Abi are targeted. That being said- I am still doing the Wentworth dance each week!
6. Ciera Eastin (Bayon, Ta Keo, Ta Keo, Orkun) Previous Week Rank 7/11
Ciera keeps moving up my list! She is super flexible and in a great position to add numbers to other voting blocs. She seems to have a working relationship with Stephen and she escaped the last two votes and was not even a main target. Go, Ciera!
5. Kimmi Kappenberg (Bayon, Bayon, Bayon, Orkun) Prevoius Week Rank = 4/11
Kimmi isn’t very flexible in the game- she has chosen her alliance and she is staying put. This could definitely hurt her as it seems this season is all about flexibility and who you are voting with that particular tribal. Kimmi isn’t happy that Kelly left the game and she seemed to be just as shocked by the blindside. I like Kimmi 2.0 and I think she has a chance to win, but I would not bet on her.
4. Keith Nale (Bayon, Ta Keo, Bayon, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 5/11
Keith is strong and he doesn’t have any enemies. I’ve said it each week and I will say it again: Keith is a boss. He’s not on anyone’s radar at the moment- he should keep truckin’ along without any trouble. Or should I say Tuk Tuk’n along ;)!
3. Spencer Blesdoe (Ta Keo, Bayon, Ta Keo, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 1/11
The last two weeks I have predicted Spencer as the winner of this game. I am pushing him back to spot three this week, though, based on the recent episode. First of all, Jeremy has the second idol and is playing a flawlessly influential game, Jeremy is going to be very difficult to beat. Secondly, Stephen is also playing a strategic game and he has an advantage now. I won’t be shocked if Spencer wins- but he currently isn’t my pick to take the million :(.
2. Stephen Fishbach (Bayon, Bayon, Bayon, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 3/11
It is no secret that I want to see Stephen win this game. I love the way he is playing- he has a strong social game and could probably outwit most of the players any day of the week. Stephen is flexible and we saw him convince Spencer and Jeremy to vote with the “Coven” bloc this week. AND now, Stephen has the advantage! I hope he uses this sooner rather than later to avoid any targets on his back. As long as Stephen stays two steps ahead of everyone else strategically, I think he can make it to the end and will have a strong argument to win the money.
Predicted Winner: Jeremy Collins (Bayon, Bayon, Bayon, Orkun) Previous Week Rank = 2/11
Jeremy is playing a flawless game. He has TWO secret idols. No one has seriously discussed voting him out, and everyone really likes Jeremy. His social game is outstanding. Even though he turned on the large alliance this week and voted with Stephen & Spencer and the Coven, I can see him escaping all heat for this decision.
There you have it- my rankings for this week! See you next week for more Survivor Cambodia Second Chances!
To read last weeks rankings, click here!
Until next time,