“Survivor: Island of the Idols” Power Rankings Round 3 – Love Is Blind Edition

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The Rules: Each week our 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, Reem and Aubry will receive seventeen points and Gordon will receive sixteen points. At the end of the season, the team with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Island of the Idols” Power Rankings Challenge Champion!

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Last Week: Reem Daly and Aubry Bracco had Vince in spot sixteen, while Gordon Holmes had him in spot eighteen. So, the current score is Team EOE: 21, Team Holmes 30.

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.

Reem and Aubry’s Score: 21

Any questions for Team EOE? Drop them a line on Twitter: @thereemdaly and @aubrybracco

Gordon’s Score: 30

Any questions for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes

1. Tommy: 

Aubry: Calm, cool, collected. I think he’s everybody’s therapist, and that can be a good place if you can manage it.

Reem: See you at the merge, Tommy!

1. Missy: I’ve never felt so good about a winner pick before. She’s making all the right moves. Now that I’ve said that, with my luck, I have to figure out what to ask her during this Thursday’s exit interview.
2. Elaine: 

Aubry: She’s like a member of the family – with the guys and the women – that’s good.

Reem: Agreed.

2. Tommy: It says a lot about this game that we love that people have to worry about being too liked. That’s where I see Tommy right now. There’s a definite flow to this tribe and he’s going with it. Buuuut…Molly was going with it too.
3. Lauren: 

Reem: Great job on the puzzle! Keep it up.

Aubry: I haven’t heard her name, and that’s fine at this point in the game.

3. Kellee: Vince’s exit just shines more light on how well you played your trip to the Island of the Idols. It’s just too bad you didn’t learn that super valuable sneaking around lesson.
4. Missy: 

Aubry: I love how level-headed she is and how she’s open-minded to just about everyone. I just hope she’s not perceived as the head of her alliance and too big of a threat too soon.

Reem: I love her. She’s a huge threat, but I see her being around for awhile.

4. Lauren: You made a big move in getting rid of Molly and it doesn’t seem to have put a significant target on your back. Well done.
5. Kellee: 

Reem:  I think she’s good for now. I see her in for awhile.

Aubry: She’s safe to the merge, for sure! After, though, I could see her being a physical threat. Nice work in the challenge!

5. Elizabeth: I gotta wonder what really went on with Karishma’s injury. Helping someone when they’re sad/hurt is “Survivor” social game 101. Maybe that lesson would have served Elizabeth better than “fire building” and “poor wager making.”
6. Janet: 

Aubry: She was like Kevin Costner in “Waterworld” in that challenge!

Reem: I see her swimming her way to the merge.

6. Jason: Speaking of important lessons, the way Jason handled being on the outs on day one should be required viewing for all future “Survivor” contestants. Names are getting thrown out, but he’s safe and secure.
7. Elizabeth: 

Reem: Great swimmer.

Aubry: Great swimmer literally and figuratively within the girls’ alliance. I hope it doesn’t make her too much of a threat before the merge.

7. Janet: Kudos for going toe to toe (fin to fin?) with an Olympic swimmer. Add that to your fire-making and strategizing and you have a player to contend with.
8. Aaron:

Reem: Not sure what you said or did, Aaron, but nicely done, because you’re still here.

Aubry: I have the same exact feeling.

8. Elaine: Are you not suplexing Karishma? That’ll make her feel more welcome.
9. Jason:

Reem: Keep up the good work! Stay neutral.

Aubry: He’s managed to lessen his target. If he stays calm, he’s good to the merge.

Reem: If he stays calmer than Noura, he’s fine.

9. Chelsea: C’mon there, super fan. You know what happens to power couples. You may need to send Dean packing immediately to clear your name.
10. Tom:

Aubry: People have figured out that what you see and hear from Tom is what you get. As a known entity, he’s sticking around for awhile.

Reem: I think Tom is going to be around awhile, but he needs to be careful of how he delivers things.

10. Tom: The bad news is your name came up. But, the good news is that people came to your defense.
11. Chelsea:

Aubry: You’re in a great spot. Don’t let a dude ruin it.

Reem: Keep your eye on the prize, not the guys.

11. Jack: It looks like you’re back in everyone’s good graces after a potentially disastrous first vote. And, you aren’t making waves too soon like Jamal.
12. Jack:

Aubry:  I think one Tribal off will give him just the time he needs to find his way back in.

Reem: I want to see him on Island of the Idols, I don’t know why, but I do. I think he would just be so happy.

12. Aaron: I didn’t hear your name getting thrown around, which shows that you were able to settle back in after what happened to your poker buddy. The question going forward is probably; how attached are you to Dean when his name is next?
13. Jamal:

Aubry: Rogue wave, coming through! If you keep your distrust of your tribe under wraps now, though, you could use it to your advantage come a swap. Be smart!

Reem: I hope that he can hide his feelings better than me because he could go far.

13. Noura: We didn’t get too much from Noura last week, but it’s clear her tribe wouldn’t miss her if Probst gave her the snuffer treatment.
14. Dean:

Aubry: Verbal slip-ups and a showmance on the horizon spell impending doom.

Reem: On the next, Oprah “People Who Can’t Keep Secrets…”

14. Jamal: Maybe it’s just me, but if I found myself on the wrong end of a vote this early in the game, I’d let a Tribal or two pass before making any noise.
15. Noura:

Reem: Noura. DUDE. (Laughs) I mean, what are you doing? Stop shining the light on yourself.

Aubry: Debbie, is that you?

15. Karishma: Why’d you have to use the word “sorority”? That’s kind of an attack word. You should have taken it on yourself as to why you don’t feel like you’re fitting in. My brain tells me you’re fine due to the strength of the women’s alliance, but my gut tells me otherwise.
16. Karishma:

Aubry: I hope she’s feeling on the up-and-up physically, but she needs to find a way to lessen her target and connect so she can blend in.

Reem: Don’t look like you’re iffy if you’re feeling on outs or they’ll get rid of you before the merge.

16. Dan: It’s going to be a hard sell to keep you around versus Jamal’s challenge strength.
17. Dan: 

Reem: They’re on to you.

Aubry: That used car salesman comment has got to hurt. That said,  I’m in the market for a used camper van. Can you help?

17. Dean: They finally let you talk and you propose a split vote in front of the entire tribe? And now, it looks like you’re trying to start a showmance with Chelsea? Toss the rice in the fire and smuggle in some beef jerky while you’re at it.

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