‘Survivor: Samoa’ Power Rankings Challenge: Week 10

The Rules: Each week, “Survivor: Tocantins’s” Tamara “Taj” George and your beloved “Survivor” recapper Gordon “Truth Seeker” Holmes will create separate power rankings. The ranking of the person who is voted out of that Thursday’s episode will determine the number of points the two combatants will earn. For example, if John is voted out this week, Taj will receive 3 points and Gordon will receive 6 points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Samoa” Power Rankings Challenge Champion and be presented with the coveted Golden Probsty Award.

Last Episode: The LauRussell explosion resulted in Russell taking a numbers advantage and Laura taking a walk. This shocker earned Taj and Gordon 9 points each. The current score is now Taj: 111, Gordon: 118.

Taj’s Picks:

Rank Last Week Contestant Comment
1 10 Russell H.: I have been converted into a believer.  Russell is the new King of “Survivor.”  This guy is priceless.  I owe him a million bucks because after watching the last episode, I’m convinced he’s unstoppable!
2 1 Dave: Dave is cool but not as smart as I thought he would be.  He doesn’t think ahead of the curve at all apparently.  Clearly shouldn’t be leading the tribe.  When he lifted the rock with the HII and still didn’t find it; I knew it was over for Galu.  Start using your head, brother, or you’ll be sitting on the jury.
3 3 John: I love the fact that he knows when to jump ship.  I want him to stay now.
4 4 Mick: Good for Mick winning immunity last week.  Foa Foa clearly has the bad luck jinx on them.  They can’t win a challenge even for a million dollars.  But I like what they are doing now.
5 6 Shannon: Shambo needs to keep playing the dumb old lady role.  Once she begins to assert herself she just may overstep her boundaries.  Good luck!
6 5 Jaison: Luckily for this guy he’s on Russell’s team.  He so reminds me of myself.  I couldn’t win a challenge to save my life!  Continue to support Russell and play until you can’t play anymore.
7 7 Natalie: It was so close!  I was actually nervous like I was sitting in that tribal council waiting to hear my own name.  They are coming for her to reduce Foa Foa’s numbers.  She needs to win an immunity challenge.
8 2 Brett: You proudly told one of your tribe mates that you were willing to sacrifice him for the sake of the vote.  Bad move!  Now you have just put an X on your back.  Hopefully, you’ll be able to change the tides.
9 8 Monica: Your closest ally is gone and you’re weak in challenges.  It’s only a matter of time.

Gordon’s Picks:

Rank Last Week Contestant Comment
1 10
Russell H.: Oof…two weeks without new “Survivor” is far too much. When we last left off, Russell had managed to tip the scales in his direction. His new numbers advantage and his third (count ‘em!) immunity idol puts him on the top of this list.
2 8 Natalie: If anyone had the opportunity to join the 90210ers, it was Natalie. It looks like her loyalty to Russell has paid off. If Russell makes it to the end, look for Natalie to still be by his side.
3 6 Monica: I know what you’re saying, “Gordon, why are you ranking the lone member of the 90210ers so high?” Well, I’ll tell you. Now that she’s the last one left, she isn’t a threat to anyone. The more athletic members of Galu have bigger targets on their backs.
4 7 Jaison: If I had to guess how the rest of the game is going to play out, I’d assume we’ll see a final five of Foa Foa + Shambo and a final three of Russell, Shambo, and Natalie. Jaison should be safe for a while.
5 4 Shambo: I still can’t wrap my brain around Shambo being a power player in this game. If she could have kept her personal issues in check, she could’ve been a threat to take the whole thing. But, she’s rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
6 5 John: John’s flip two weeks ago may have earned him some favor among Foa Foa, but not enough to keep him around for too long.
7 3 Mick: At some point in this game, someone’s going to realize that there are still a lot of physical threats hanging around. Seriously, what’s stopping someone like Mick from rattling off a Colby-esque run of immunity wins?
8 2 Danger Dave: Dave seems to be playing a smart game. He hasn’t really offended anyone. But, I think that now that Laura’s gone he’s viewed as the de facto leader of the former Galu tribe.
9 1 Brett: Did you see the look on poor Brett’s face when he found out Laura was being targeted? It was like when I was four and I found out my sister had buried my security blanket in the backyard. Tie that loyalty in with being a physical threat and you probably end up with Russell’s next victim.

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