‘Survivor: Nicaragua’ Power Rankings – Round 6

The Rules: Each week, “Survivor: Tocantins” and “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains” star Benjamin “Coach” Wade and XFINITY TV’s “Survivor” recapper Gordon 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 players will earn. For example, if Sash is voted out this week, Coach will receive 3 points and Gordon will receive 2 points. At the end of the season, the person or team with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Nicaragua” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: NaOnka got her Christmas wish early when La Flor sent Kelly B. packing, while the youth movement at Espada proved they have no interest in keeping their tribe strong by booting Yve. Team Dragon Slayer had Yve in spot 11 and Kelly B. in spot 12 for a total of 23 points. Gordon had Yve in spot 15 and Kelly B. in spot 10 for a total of 25 points. The current score is now Team Dragon Slayer 72, Team Truth Seeker 78.

Now, let’s have a quick word with our competitors…

Benjamin “Coach” Wade: Ode to the Truth Seeker…
He started out slow with nary a chance,
And lured us in to his little dance.
With cunning and wisdom and a bit of trickery,
He put us in place with his mind full of skulduggery.
But this isn’t over, nay not by a long shot,
But the King and I had better be on our toes, or win we will not.

Gordon Holmes: I’m not going to lie. That was beautiful. No Randy this week?

Coach: This week I am all on my own, with The King MIA. I am not sure where he is and if anyone out there has heard from him let me know. He has either A.) gone to Vegas and eloped, B.) on a Smuggler drinking scotch binge or C.) back on “Survivor 23: Brains vs. Brawn.” So, for this week as I am on my own I will be giving each player an adjective: one word only. And the order isn’t changing much, and I don’t think it will until both tribes merge.

Gordon: I can’t imagine my boss letting me get away with writing only one word, so I’ll be writing in typical Truth Seeker style. I wouldn’t mind writing in haiku form one week though…

And before we start this week’s contest, let’s honor the most recent castaway…

coach

Coach’s Requiem for Kelly B.: Something was not quite right from the start. You didn’t fit in, and were treated like a pariah. If it was because of your leg then a pox on your entire tribe for doing it to you. If it were for other reasons then, well, I guess we will never know. Sorry to see you go.

Coach’s Requiem for Yve: Sexy, smart, strong. What the heck. I think that you made that first alliance with Marty and Jill but then after that you did not change or work the second alliance. You seemed to be out of the loop in terms of the voting strategy and that was all it took. And that, my dear, is the key to “Survivor.” It is a game of evolution and change and you have to keep up.

TEAM DRAGON SLAYER

Current Score: 72

TEAM TRUTH SEEKER

Current Score: 78

brenda .. chase
#1: Machiavellian. #1: I can’t wait for the merge so the kids can start turning on each other. I think a lot of the game is going to hinge on if Chase is going to let Brenda push him around.
chase . sash
#2: Country. #2: What’s Sash up to trying to get the immunity idol from Marty? He isn’t in any real risk of Marty turning the tables, so it’s worth a try. And this show has a history of people doing stupid things with immunity idols.
sash . brenda
#3: Insidious. #3: I don’t think Brenda throwing Marty under the bus was a smart move last week. Sure, Marty’s probably not going deep into the game, but I could see him making it to the jury.
fabio . kellys
#4: Good hearted. #4: If I bet you $20 that Kelly Purple Kelly would say more than seven words in the next episode, would you take it? Didn’t think so.
benry . benry
#5: Methodical. #5: The show is going to be rough for a while. They’ll pick off older folks till the merge. Once the toddlers have to turn on each other, that’s when it’ll get interesting. Look for Benry to start making moves then.
jane . naonka
#6: Hick. #6: NaOnka’s super safe for now. And I wouldn’t be surprised if she starts to get that Russell Hantz immunity where people want to go to the finals with her because she’s so abrasive.
kellys . fabio
#7: Subtle. #7: Randy’s right, he really does have that Matty vibe where he’s just going to do what he’s going to do and people are willing to accept it. And if he does win, I’ve got a couple of bridges he can buy with the million.
alina . marty
#8: Chuckerish. #8: If I had to guess, I’d say the reason Marty stuck around last week was because Brenda and Sash were worried that Kelly B. could get Fabio to vote with her if she’d stuck around. Marty’s safe the next time he goes to tribal and that’s it.
holly . alina
#9: Enigmatic. #9: I’m still not convinced that NaOnka is super fond of Alina. NaOnka’s all buddy-buddy now, but once she gets Brenda back her tune could change.
naonka . holly
#10: Golden. #10: If Holly comes back and makes a run at this, it’ll be the biggest comeback since Chris Daugherty won Vanuatu after almost being voted out in the first episode. If she makes the merge, she could slide under the radar a while.
dan . jill
#11: Out of his element. #11: If the kids don’t see Jane eating that fish, then Jill’s a goner. They’ll split the vote between her and Marty to flush the idol and she’ll be on her way home.
marty . jane
#12: Shrewd. #12: What the what?! Jane, you were in a good spot in La Flor and now you’re sneaking off to eat cook a fish? That never goes well. That’s “Survivor” 101.
jill . dan
#13: Outsider. #13: Dan is the reason why I hate tribe swaps. There’s no reason for the youngins on either tribe to care about winning immunity because they have plenty of older fodder to go after. I only have Dan last because I think the kids actually like Holly.

Quick Note: Follow Gordon on Twitter for breaking “Survivor” news and updates.

What Do You Think: Who’s going to win this round; Team Dragon Slayer or Team Truth Seeker? Are the older players done for? Where is Randy?

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