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Quick Note: To spice things up between now and the finale, the two combatants will be playing for DOUBLE THE POINTS! (Exciting, right?)
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 (times two!) will determine the number of points the two players will earn. For example, if Woo is voted out this week, Ciera will receive 12 points and Gordon will receive 8 points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Cagayan” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.
Last Week’s Results: Ciera had Jefra in spot five. Gordon had her in spot six. So, the current score is Team Ciera 80, Team Gordon 87.
Ciera’s Score = 80
Any advice for Ciera? Drop her a line on Twitter: @cieraeastin
Gordon’s Score = 87
Any advice for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes
|1. Tony - Being that Tony has the special hidden immunity idol AND the regular hidden immunity idol…he’s still not going anywhere.|| 1. Tony - The only way Tony is leaving the game this week is if Woo lands on him after falling out of a tree. All jokes aside, getting rid of Jefra was the right thing to do last week. If he didn’t, he’d probably find himself in a situation where he’d have to win immunity at final four to avoid a Kass/Trish/Jefra alliance.
Can He Win? Absolutely. If he can get to the end with some combination of Woo, Kass, or Trish, he probably has it in the bag (of tricks).
| 2. Trish - Trish is playing the game a lot like Monica Culpepper in the sense that she is sticking with her alliance and not budging. But that strategy didn’t win Monica the title of sole survivor. Trish needs to make a move she can call her own if she wants to win.
|| 2. Trish - Fool me once, Tony? Shame on you. Fool me twice? Well…that remains to be seen. I’m betting Trish knows she can’t win against Latasha or Spencer, so she’ll be willing to partner up with Officer Blindside a few more times. But when they get to final four, she’ll have a decision to make.
Can She Win? Yes. I think Trish could probably beat Woo and Kass straight up. And if she reads that the jury is starting to turn on Tony, she could probably get the best of him too.
| 3. Latasha - This girl is killin’ it in the challenges. Tasha is definitely on the outs, but she doesn’t seem to be the main target. According to Woo and Kass, Spencer goes and then Tasha.
|| 3. Kass – Good on Kass for figuring out that Spencer had the idol, but bad on her for not doing more to make peace with future jury members. Sarah, Morgan, Jeremiah, and potentially Spencer and Latasha are definitely not going to vote for her. That being said, she’s probably safe.
Can She Win? I can’t see it. She has experience winning over juries, but not juries who’ve spent the past couple of weeks being upset with her.
|4. Kass - Judging only by the previews for this week’s episode it seems like Kass is putting together a plan to try and get rid of Tony. Which I do love to see people trying to make moves, unfortunately for her Tony has the Idol and no chance of going anywhere. Kass could just be putting a huge target on her back for going against Tony.|| 4. Woo - I love Woo. He’s a funny guy. He’s out there having a good time. He makes fun video game references. But apparently the jury feels differently. Jefra said his nickname around camp was “Weasel Woo.” Spencer clearly still holds a grudge over Clue-gate. He might’ve turned himself into quite a goat.
Can He Win? Nope. The people that hate Tony’s big moves know Woo was an accomplice. The people that like Tony’s moves will see Woo as just a pawn.
|5. Spencer - He survived another week and I love it. Could his time be running out though? This could be his week if he doesn’t win immunity.|| 5. Spencer - I’m not sure who deserves the credit for last week’s blindside. Getting rid of Jefra was the right move, but who knows how much of that was influenced by Spencer convincing Tony that the women were gunning for him? Either way, Spencer isn’t going out without a fight.
Can He Win? Totally. Spencer has been on the bottom for so long and has been such a victim of bad luck, if he can get to the end, he can take the whole thing.
|6. Woo - So far Woo has done a good job at playing under the radar. Winning challenges and being likable but not being too likable and not being a challenge dominator. With this hidden immunity idol in play I believe Tony would use it to get rid of a much bigger threat than Kass and that could be Woo.|| 6. Latasha - Welcome home, Latasha. Back in your cushy spot on the bottom of my rankings. I hope you’re not taking offense to always being last, because it’s actually a big compliment. Right now I think you’re the one person that nobody else can beat at a final Tribal Council. And the only way you’re going to get there is to go Fabio on the rest of the challenges.
Can She Win? If she can get to the end, she can’t lose.
Don’t miss “Survivor: Cagayan” this Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes