QUICK NOTE: XFINITY.com is the place to be for all of your bug-eatin’, back-stabbin’, “Survivor” coverage. During the season we’ll have insightful weekly Power Rankings with Bradley Kleihege, exit interviews, and full episode recaps. Follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute updates.
The Rules: Each week our two combatants 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 Dan is voted out this episode, Bradley will receive five points and Gordon will receive nine points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: David vs. Goliath” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.
Last Week: Bradley Kleihege had Elizabeth in spot nine, Gordon Holmes had her in spot seven. So, the current score is Team Bradley 74, Team Gordon 81.
Quick Note: Rankings are not based on who the player thinks is most likely to win. The smart strategy is to rank players based on how safe you think they are in the upcoming vote.
Bradley’s Score: 74
Any questions for Bradley? Drop him a line on Twitter: @bradley_r_k
Gordon’s Score: 81
Any questions for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes
|1. Kara: I’m a big Kara fan. She’s playing great and fun to watch.||1. Mike: He’s got a foot in the dominant alliance and the potential dominant alliance. There’s no reason to target him and there’s no reason for him to School of Rock the boat.|
|2. John: Continues to stay off the radar.||2. Alison: You’re in the same un-rockable boat with Mike. And, it’s good to see you’ve got some challenge chops.|
|3. Alec: For seeming less than bright at times in the pre-merge, Alec’s social maneuvering impressed me this week.||3. Nick: There’s no reason for the Goliaths to target Nick at this time. And, if for some reason they think of one, Mike probably has your back Rock Star style. (Air guitar…”Wheaaaaar” noise.)|
|4. Alison: For all the crap I’ve given Alison about her quiet edit, I like her character now that we are getting to see more of her!||4. Kara: You’re an episode or two away from earning a coattail rider label. Your window of time to make a move is closing.|
|5. Dan: The target is getting bigger, will he correctly play his idols?||5. John: How is this guy not a target yet? He’s charming, he has a twenty pack of abs…and yet, the Christians and Dans are getting all of the attention.|
|6. Christian: Worried that his social overtures towards the brochachos may not have been as strong as he needs them to be if he’s going to make a run for Day 39.||6. Alec: Alec came to play! And if he maneuvers things perfectly, he could find himself alone with a tribe of people who can’t touch his speed and strength. Well done.|
|7. Mike: Feels like a second-string Goliath.||7. Gabby: I thought your crying at Tribal was to throw the Goliaths off of the Strike Force’s scent, but Elizabeth thinks those tears were very real. That’d make me nervous if I was in an alliance with you.|
|8. Nick: Problematic that his best connection to a Goliath is with Mike who doesn’t seem to have any power.||8. Davie: Why weren’t you invited to the merge episode? It was like “The Office” after Steve Carell left.|
|9. Gabby: Thank you for encouraging Elizabeth to wait to confront Angelina until Tribal.||9. Dan: You’re seriously asking why you’re being targeted while John is around?! John doesn’t have an idol that he let the world know about.|
|10. Carl: If you want to know what Carl thinks just give him some beer.||10. Carl: If things are still split between the Davids and the Goliaths, I could see you being another easy pick-off. That is, if Davie and his idol will let them pick you off.|
|11. Davie: Crickets this week, sadly.||11. Angelina: So much heat on you after last week. If you take a second to relax and remind people of why they should align with you, you should be OK. If you try to force through an agenda, you could be in trouble.|
|12. Angelina: Whew, what a mess. But I will admit, entertaining.||12. Christian: This one hurts me because I love me some Christian, but I could see you going if the Goliaths want to cement Angelina as an alliance member. If this happens, my heart will break into factorials. (See, I don’t use it right either.)|
Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes