In honor of “Survivor: One World’s” men vs. women theme, it has been decided that XFINITY TV’s “Survivor” guy Gordon Holmes should lead a team of “Survivor: South Pacific” guys against a team of “Survivor: South Pacific” gals.
The Rules: Each week a representative from each team 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 two players will earn. For example, if Troyzan is voted out this week, Andrea’s team will receive 5 points and Cochran’s will receive 10 points. At the end of the season, the team with the most points will be named the “Survivor: One World” Power Rankings Challenge Champions.
Last Week: Oh boy. Last week’s vote could have gone a variety of different ways. Unfortunately for Manono, it ended up with Jim Rice’s number one pick, Jonas, being sent home. Dawn Meehan had Jonas in spot ten. The current score is now Team Salani 56, Team Manono 35.
Quick Note: I’m well aware that Andrea Boehlke wasn’t a member of the “Survivor: South Pacific” cast. However, with the violent beating the guys have been receiving at the hands of Dawn, Sophie, and Christine, I thought it’d be nice to have a reminder of a time when the Power Rankings didn’t cause me emotional pain.
Wanna Play? Tag Gordon (@gordonholmes) in your own Twitter Power Rankings. If you do better than the male team you’ll get a special shout out in next week’s Power Rankings.
Current Score: 56
Got any advice for Andrea? Drop her a line on Twitter.
Current Score: 35
Got any advice for Cochran? Drop him a line on Twitter.
|1. Two words: GIRL. POWER. I like “Survivor One World” because I’m a raging feminist and I love seeing chicks in control. Okay I’m not a raging feminist, but I like that the girls have the power. Sue me. Kim is really proving herself as a savvy player and seems to be in a great spot in this game. She also has an idol…go Kim!||1. Kim’s edit is frustratingly perfect. She always has a serene smile on her face and a zen look of determination in her eyes. She gives flawlessly diplomatic answers at Tribal Council, effortlessly finds a hidden immunity idol, and creates two viable alliances that leave her options open. All this, and she still finds time to luxuriate, sprawled across the fishing boat. Kim’s not going anywhere — in fact, I think she’ll win.|
|2. Chelsea is totally Kim’s hot wing woman, but with a mind of her own. (Editor’s Note: Mmm…hot wings.) I love the Chelsea-Kim duo; I think they complement each other nicely. The girls have the numbers on their side; they just have to watch out for Troyzan’s idol possibly shaking things up in the next few weeks.||2. Kim’s right-hand woman. As long as Kim is still in charge of things — and she is — Chelsea is safe.|
|3. Wait. Another strong, smart female castaway? Can I get a what-what? Alright! I honestly see these girls sticking together and I’m okay with that. Also, Sabrina is my sister’s name, so that is an extra 50 points in my book.||3. Sabrina was hugely visible in the first few episodes of the season, but she’s kind of faded into the background recently. Still, she’s level-headed, smart, and in a majority alliance. Safe!|
|4. I think it comes as no surprise that I adore Kitty Kat. Kat likes me (check out her pre-interviews) and therefore I like her and predict she will get 5th place like me and we will be best friends forever. Gordon, you can be invited to the wedding. Cochran, you can come too.||4. I’m still smitten with Kat-the-Kitten. After a rocky start in the game, Kat proved herself to be capable in last week’s challenges; I wouldn’t be surprised to see her win a few immunities before the game ends. She doesn’t seem to be a part of the inner core of the women’s alliance, but she was a member of Nu-Salani, and so she is presumably closer to the core than the next two women are.|
|5. I love Troyzan. His love for the game of “Survivor” is so apparent, and I was stoked that he found an idol last week. He is clearly strong in challenges and likeable, he just has to find a way to make things happen within the dynamics of the game. Dear men, don’t get Pagonged/Ometeped/Upolued!||5. Anyone else warming up to Alicia again now that Colton’s gone? Alicia’s promised that the backstabbing is going to begin sooner rather than later. There’s no need for Alicia to get too aggressive anytime soon, though–she’s been reunited with her women’s alliance, which now controls a majority of the votes in Tikiano.|
|6. Although her buddy Colton is gone and took his immunity necklace as a souvenir, she still has her homegirls of the original Salani so I’m thinking she is safe. Alicia is a bit of a wildcard for me; she seems like the girl most likely to stir things up so I’m excited to see some Alicia strategy brewing in the next few weeks.||6. This will be a pivotal episode for Christina. Does she stick with the women, where she’s apparently at the bottom of the totem pole (kind of like Edna or, arguably, me, last season)? Or should she flip over to the guys, where she also risks being number six? The men aren’t solid, though (as evidenced by last week’s vote) — the cracks could give Christina the Cockroach some much-needed leverage in this game.|
|7. Jay “no coffee for you” Byars seems to be more chummy with the girls than some of the other dudes, but sooner or later he is bound to be targeted for being a challenge threat. Jay is also not bad on the eyes, so maybe (hopefully) the girls will keep him around. For my sake.||7. Michael seems like the man most on the outs of the old Manono tribe. He doesn’t have any allegiance to his old tribemates. I could see him agreeing to vote with the women (not that they need him) just to secure another few days in the game, which can be invaluable.|
|8. Christina is hard to place. She wasn’t a part of the original girl alliance and Alicia seems to have some vendetta against her. Hopefully she can weasel her way into some solid alliance, because I’m a definite fan of hers!||8. While I’m sure there’s a big part of the women’s alliance that would like to get rid of Tarzan for being such an abrasive, unpredictable guy, he simply isn’t a threat at this point in the game. In actuality, he’s the perfect sort of guy to bring to the end. Also, please note that I resisted making any sort of “poopy pants” jokes about him.|
|9. Right before Jonas left the island, he quipped to the tribe that Michael is the strongest guy and SHOULD be the one going home. Did this perhaps put a bug in some ears? Only time will tell.||9. As the only person who didn’t vote for Jonas last week, Leif could be in danger. And yet, I don’t think he’s most in danger because he seems so easily-intimidated; the majority alliance could pressure him into anything.|
|10. I have a question. In last week’s reward challenge, WHY would you have Leif dig the first hole? Does this make any sense? I’m baffled. Although I don’t think Leif will be targeted for being a challenge threat, he is not one of those people you want to be sitting in the final 3 with. Unfortunately Leif is just on the wrong side of the numbers.||10. The promos for this week’s episode promise that a power player will shockingly be taken out. Outside of Kim, Troyzan is the only guy who could really be considered a power player. He has the idol, won individual immunity and reward, and has bonds with the old members of both Manono and Salani. If the promos aren’t being too misleading, then, I could see Troyzan being taken out — possibly in a rather humiliating fashion, with the idol still in his hands.|
|11. Don’t even get me started on Tarzan’s underwear. The more he defended “THE STAIN” the more I started to feel queasy. Tarzan doesn’t really have an alliance so I don’t know how much longer people are going to humor him. I actually really enjoy watching Tarzan—I find him endearing and unintentionally hilarious.||11. The promos are known to be misleading, though, so I expect Jay to go. He could be considered a “power player,” as he’s a member of the Nu-Salani alliance, and he’s the sort of amiable, buff guy that frequently turns out to be an early merge boot. It’s a toss-up between Jay and Troyzan, but I think Troy has a little bit more story left in him. If Jay goes, though, I fear the rest of the season will just be the women predictably eliminating the men. As someone on a season with a Pagonging, I know that isn’t exactly a recipe for riveting television.|