“Survivor 41” Power Rankings Round 5 – Swap/Merge/One World/One What?! Edition

“Survivor 41” (CBS)

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The Rules: Each week, Michele Fitzgerald and Gordon Holmes will create separate power rankings. The ranking of the person who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the players will earn.  For example, if Evvie is voted out, Michele will receive two points and Gordon will receive three. The person with the most points at the end of the season will be declared the “Survivor: 41” Power Rankings champion.

Last Week: Michele Fitzgerald had Genie in spot eleven. Gordon had her in spot twelve. So, the current score is Team Fitzgerald 42, Team Holmes 44.

Quick Note: The Power Rankings place the players in order of how safe they are heading into the next episode, not how likely they are to win the entire game.


Team Fitzgerald: 42 Team Holmes: 44

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1. Danny: In my #1 spot always and forever. 1. Liana: So…it’s not a merge, but buffs are dropped, and it’s never happened before. My bet is it’s a merge in that they’re all at the same camp. But. they are randomly split into teams for an immunity challenge and the losing team goes to Tribal. I guess. I dunno. Ranking this week suuuuucks. Anywho, Liana can steal an idol if push comes to shove.  And if she’s been paying attention, she knows where all three are.
2. Evvie: Still in the coveted power position. 2. Heather: I get I’m taking a big risk with my rankings this week, but honestly, what reason does Luvu or whatever weirdo merged/unmerged tribe have to get rid of Heather? None.
3. Deshawn: From his relationships on his tribe, to his “relationship” with Evvie, he has options no matter what next week has in store. 3. Evvie: Evvie is all about opportunity. She can work with her core duo, she can rope in Xander. She can even get back in touch with her old buddy Deshawn. Feeling good about Evvie.
4. Liana: “Knowledge is power.” And in Survivor 4.1, if you can’t get it yourself, steal it. Liana is now rich with information and advantages, it’s about how she spends it. 4. Deshawn: We’re in for a mystery on Wednesday, but Deshawn seems like he’s in a good place. He can work with anyone from Luvu and he’s not going to be seen as that tribe’s biggest threat.
5. Naseer: I have never moved someone so aggressively up and down in my power rankings. But Naseer keeps swinging back and forth from bottom of his tribe to the top and this week is no exception. His new union with Danny and Deshawn means he finally will hold some power moving forward. 5. Shan: A weird week for Shan. She managed to take control of the idol, but she kept the strategist over the loyalist. Not sure that’s the best move as Ricard knows where are her bodies are buried. She’d be much lower if she didn’t have that idol in her pocket.
6. Shan: Her and Ricard could be lowest on the totem pole or highest opportunity to use as numbers. They are both smart and strategic so together they could be a real force. 6. Sydney: It makes sense for Erika and Sydney to put their silent feud aside while Luvu figures out how to survive whatever happens.
7. Ricard: Me being obsessed with him aside, I think he is smart enough to wiggle out of any tight spots. 7. Ricard: Do you still have Shan’s extra vote? Is it now your extra vote? You might need it.
8. Erika: Last week I was concerned about her, this week with the men aligning, I am even more concerned. 8. Erika: If it is some kind of merge, will we see a Luvu vs. Ua/Yase split? A 6 vs. 6 vote with extra votes and idols and Knowledge is Power advantages getting tossed around? Is Erika the most likely to flip? Too many questions. Ow…my brain…
9. Sydney: The men have seen the writing on the wall and with her being one of the gals she could be in trouble. With the weird mix ups and if she is separated from Danny and Deshawn I worry she’s in trouble. 9. Tiffany: Tiffany and Sydney didn’t get along during their trip to Excessive Advantage Island. Could that come back to bite Tiffany during the swamerge?
10. Tiffany: I don’t know if Tiffany will win but her eye rolls definitely take first place. 10. Naseer:  He finally got invited to hang out with the cool kids…but…they probably know that his AstroTurf line was to activate an idol due to Deshawn’s time with Evvie. If Naseer lies about having it, I could see them trying to flush it.
11. Xander: He. Is. Busted. Everyone now knows everything he has and we are entering a part of the game that could get individually physical. People won’t want him around for long. 11. Xander: Liana is probably pretty sure where the other idols are, but she definitely knows where the Yase one is.
12. Heather: If we go into a merge she would be ok. If we go into a swap situation she could be in trouble. I am not sure. 12. Danny: It kills me to do this, but being a challenge threat after a swamerge is a big liability. If Danny ends up at Tribal, he very well could be going home.

Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @GordonHolmes