Last night’s episode of survival was pure classic tv and a blindside no one saw coming with Michaela’s reaction being the icing on the cake. From the looks of things, the merge is going to happen next week. With 6 Gen X’ers and 7 millennials left, it’s pretty much anyone’s game. Ever since Adam and Jay’s betrayal to vote out Michaela and Figgy, the millennials only have a one person advantage over the Gen X tribe. For my money, one of the millennials will be going home next week because it’s survivor. It’ll be too easy if a Gen X member goes home and blindsides happen. Instead of voting out a Gen X’er, the close advantage might come back to haunt Adam and Jay. Looking at the remaining 13 castaways, it could be anyone’s game. Everyone is (mostly) smart and they have to be careful not to be carried to the end. So here are my power rankings after last night’s episode.
Jay beautifully executed a plan to vote out Michaela right before the merge and he was definitely right. Michaela was a threat, both physically and mentally. If she stayed in the game, she would’ve taken it right to the end and won. With the immunity idol as well, he could be in the power position when we reunites with his fellow millennials.
Knowledge is power. That’s was Zeke has right now. He knows from the Gen X tribe that David has the idol but he’s also a millennial. Would he turn on his old tribe? Who knows? He has a close bond with David and he was the main provider for millennials and that reliable person to go. It’s tricky for Zeke how to take his game to the end. Something tells me he might not be best friends with David forever…
The reason why I have Hannah so high on the rankings is because she’s the swing vote. It’s looking like she wants revenge after that Michaela vote. Her target: Jay. She’s not playing a good game right now because she’s too trusting of others, gullible and I hate to say it, weak. Her ranking could go down after this but we’ll see if she does a complete 180 in next weeks episode
The other castaway with an Idol, David could be a potential threat after the merge happens. He just really needs to be careful what he says to the people around. It’s great he has an alliance going on with Zeke but he also needs to remember his tribe. He needs to play a good game where the jury sees it respectable to earn the $1,000,000. If he promises too many things, it could get ugly and everyone won’t like that.
Ken is a good socialist. He knows how to talk to people well. His presence just makes him very likable and easy to trust. He managed to get Adam to flip sides and he’ll probably do the same to Hannah next week. Out of everyone in the Gen X tribe, Ken is the quiet threat that no one realizes. Making small, settle moves can make big impacts in the game and he’s doing it well.
Back when Michelle was in the cool kids alliance, Michelle shows the potential she had with the Mari vote. Now that Figgs is gone, I wonder if she could regain that momentum when she reunites with Taylor and Jay. Jay has the power now. She’s been quietly working behind the scenes. But, I don’t think she will impress me until she votes out Jay and Taylor.
Out of all the millennials, Adam is on the bottom. Why? Because of the Figgy vote. I’m not sure if Jay or Michelle is upset about it but I know Taylor is and he’s coming to get him. He hasn’t really made close alliances in the game but when he does, he’ll probably be in the bottom. I’m not seeing a strategic side of Adam so far in the game.
Hopefully after the Figgy vote, this will knock some sense into Taylor. But, I have my doubts. I think he’s just in it for the experience and not for the game at all. After the figgy vote, it looks like he wants out and reunite with his love. His only cushion right now to stay in the game is Jay and Michelle. I could probably see him against Jay in the final 2 with Jay winning it all. That would be poetic.
I had high hopes and dreams for Will but slowly, but surely it looks like Will is just going for the ride. I’ve seen him back bone Michelle and Jay for the blindside votes but those weren’t his moves. He’s reliable. He’ll do whatever you want him to, but it’s not his game. He’s young and he’ll learn. I think he’ll stay loyal to the very end but if he wants a chance, he needs to blindside one of the power people.
Bret and his fellow castaway Sunday were spared in last night’s episode. However, he’s not really gaining everyone’s trust from the millennials on the Ikabula tribe. Hiding the fact he’s a police officer is rubbing the millennials the wrong way. I’m sure Bret is their #1 target after the merge.
Jessica has shown some of her weak points so far in the game but hope is not lost for her. She still has the legacy advantage. If she is still there in the remaining days of the game, she can play it. The other person that knows about it is Ken, her #1 ally in the game. She’s also playing a quiet game
12 & 13. Chris and Sunday
Chris and Sunday haven’t really stuck out to me. Not really much to say for them 2.