‘Survivor’ Power Rankings: Samoa Alumnus Ashley Trainer

The Rules: Each week a member of our “Survivor” All-Star team and your beloved “Survivor” recapper Gordon “Truth Seeker” Holmes 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 combatants will earn. For example, if Jerri is voted out this week, Fancast’s “Survivor” All-Star Team will receive 5 points and Gordon will receive 4 points. At the end of the season, the person (or team) with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Debra Beebe predicted the demise of her Tocantins buddy JT by placing him in the tenth spot. I had him in spot eight. The current score is now All Stars: 85, Team Gordon: 108.

Alright, before we step into the Power Rankings ring, let’s take a minute to check in with Ashley Trainer…

Gordon Holmes: Thanks for taking part in the Power Rankings. What’ve you been up to since coming back from the Samoan wilderness?
Ashley Trainer:
Since coming home I have been working at Target Corp in downtown Minneapolis. I also just moved into a brand new loft that I purchased.  I love living downtown and walking to work. I am also writing a blog each week about my thoughts of this season of “Survivor.” It’s on Realitywanted.com and it’s called Trainer’s Tips!

Gordon: How are you enjoying ‘Heroes Vs. Villains’ so far?
I think this is by far the best season! Even better than watching myself on TV. (Laughs) There have been so many twists and turns this season, I love it. Being a fan of the show makes it even better because I have watched everyone play the game before.

Gordon: We constantly get comments from readers who detest Russell Hantz. Can you give us an idea what the real Russell is like and why people are drawn to him?
Russell is a very charming person in an odd way. He has this thing about him that you trust him and believe him. I don’t think anyone can understand it unless they actually know him as a person. He makes you trust him and he will do anything to make sure that doesn’t stop. The real Russell is a nice guy, he is super funny and fun to be around.

Gordon: And finally, and most importantly, are you annoyed that there hasn’t been a ‘Survivor Smoothie’ challenge yet this year?
I am so annoyed! I got so much slack about that challenge and I wish they would have another one! I honestly don’t think they will though because they did last season.

Ashley Trainer’s Picks
All-Star Team’s Current Score: 85

parvati #1 Parvati: With all the idols she has been playing I think she will make it far. She is getting people on her side by helping them and making them personally indebted to her.
danielle #2 Danielle: She has a strong alliance with Parv and I think this will get her far in the game. Parv seems more loyal to her then to Russ.
sandra #3 Sandra: I think she is so smart and finally realizing who Russell is and how he is playing the game. I think she will convince the other women to vote him off then they will get rid of her.
russell(2) #4 Russell: People are catching onto him and realizing the game he is playing and I think this will end up getting him voted off…
jerri #5 Jerri: She has an alliance with the Villains which should take her to the final five.  She appears, however, on the outside of that alliance and will get voted off before the core alliance.
amanda #6 Amanda: I think Parv will keep her as long as possible but I do think the Villains are going to stick together and that leaves her leaving.
rupert #7 Rupert: I think he will get on Russell’s bad side and BAM he will be voted off. He is smart and catching onto Russell and the second that happens and he voices it, that means trouble.
candice #8 Candice: She is a Hero and I think they will peck them off one by one.
colby #9 Colby: Man, he has to start putting some effort into the challenges! He isn’t physically strong so he isn’t doing much for everyone. Therefore I think he has a big target on his back.

Gordon Holmes’s Picks
Gordon’s Current Score: 108

sandra #1 Sandra: It may look like the Villains have taken control of this game, but I’m not so sure. I wouldn’t be shocked if Sandra became a swing vote. Now that Parvati is out of immunity idols anything could happen.
danielle #2 Danielle: No matter who comes out on top after this episode, I’m sure Danielle will be safe. Being the third member of the power alliance means you won’t be the first target if things go south.
amanda #3 Amanda: Could the Villains be looking to add a fifth vote? They can’t trust Sandra. Amanda might be a decent choice to fill that role.
jerri #4 Jerri: I’m putting Jerri in the same boat as Danielle. They’re both solid with the power alliance and will be able to coast for a while.
candice #5 Candice: The game isn’t going Candice’s way. But there is a bright side; she’ll be one of the last Heroes sent home, so she’ll have some room to try to find an angle.
parvati #6 Parvati: What? Why is Parvati so low in the rankings? She pulled off the move of the season last week…but it may have cost her Russell’s trust. And you know how Russell gets when he thinks he can’t trust someone.
russell(2) #7 Russell: As long as Sandra is still in the game, Russell is not safe. It would be very easy for her to team up with the Heroes.
colby #8 Colby: Russell must love love love the idea of being able to boot one of the most famous good guys in “Survivor” history. In fact, the only thing he would love more than that is…
rupert #9 Rupert: As I was saying, the only thing Russell would love more than that is being able to boot THE biggest good guy in “Survivor” history. Buh bye, Rupert.

More “Survivor” Fun: Check out my Exit Interview with James ‘JT’ Thomas Jr. and find out Who Former Survivors Picked as the Worst Villain of All Time.

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