‘Survivor: Kaôh Rōng’ Power Rankings: On-Fridays-We-Wear-Yellow Edition

'Survivor: Kaôh Rōng' (CBS)

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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 will determine the number of points the players will earn.  For example, if Anna is voted out this episode, Shirin will receive one point and Gordon will receive four points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Kaôh Rōng” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Quick Note: Rankings are not based on who the player thinks is most likely to win. The smart strategy is to rank the contestants based on who is the most likely to be voted out in the next episode.


Shirin’s Score = 0

Any questions for Shirin? Drop her a line on Twitter: @theshirin

Gordon’s Score = 0

Any questions for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes

 1. – Anna: Her Trump cards are her pocket queens, Julia and Michele.  Ah, the importance of being immune.
 1. – Peter: If we’re seeing a remake of Cambodia’s shelter people vs. strategy people, Peter is the Kelley playing smartly in the middle. Let Neal and Elisabeth battle Debbie and Joe for Aubry’s loyalty, while you hang back and partner with the victors. Sneaky, sneaky.
 2. – Julia: We’re seeing a little more Kelly and a little less Beyoncé, but this child is controlling her destiny
 2. – Jennifer: The bug and the blood? Just give her the million already. She’s earned it.
 3. – Michele: You know who else is a bartender with a magical aptitude for herding goats? Aberforth Dumbledore. #HogsHeadInn
 3. – Kyle: Jason, Kyle, Boom-Box Belly, whatever you call him, this dude came to play. He should be a little more careful about calling people out during Tribal though.
 4. – Kyle: That’s levitation, [Gordon] Holmes. How ’bout the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away…with mind bullets?! That’s telekinesis, Kyle [Jason]. How ’bout the power to move you?  …hog-tied in the back of his truck, or with a touching story about his autistic daughter.
 4. – Anna: It might not be the best play to make an alliance right off of the bat, but in a six-person tribe why take chances? Julia and Anna hooked up immediately and brought Michele on board. Are the guys even talking strategy? If so, we haven’t seen it. The ladies can take their pick of whoever they want to sit with them.
 5. – Scot: The only way Scot goes home this week is by medevac or a Tony-esque betrayal by Jason.
 5. – Julia: Kudos to Julie for recognizing the “Beast Mode Cowboy” so quickly. And double kudos for remembering that he was loyal to a fault in the “Big Brother” house.
 6. – Jennifer: Alecia exists.
 6. – Cydney: Cydney attacked Alecia, but she didn’t protect Darnell. That makes me wonder if the others knew how close the two of them were. Good move playing your cards close to your vest.
 7. – Cydney: No Storm in sight just yet.
 7. – Michele: Michele with the compliments. Complimenting Nick, complimenting Caleb…smart strategy to think that people on a “Beauty Tribe” would be fond of flattery.
 8. – Neal: Neal was shown playing nicely with everyone. At Debbie’s command, he rubbed two sticks together without a hole showing great stamina. It may not lead to the fire that represents life in this game, but it’s a safe and protected method.
 8. – Scot: I’m a smart-ass. (That probably isn’t news to my regular readers.) But, there’s one person in my life who can shut that down immediately. When he tells me to quit clowning, I quit clowning. I see a lot of that in Scot. When he tried to shut Alecia down, he meant business. The only time I’d cross him is if it was sending him out of the game.
 9. – Peter: Low-hanging fruit with geriatric tinge is a rotten way to go, but luckily for Peter, Liz is the low-hanging fruit of the youngins.
 9. – Neal: Ice cream pants? Good thing you’re not a sex therapist.
 10. – Joseph: Joe’s fierceness as an FBI agent has literally been written about and published for the world to know. It is known. There was a lot of footage of Joe connecting with Aubry last week. If they join forces, she just needs to point out the bad guy.
 10. – Aubry: I’ve heard that the best way to get someone to like you is to have them do you a favor. Maybe Aubry’s meltdown earned her some points with Debbie. Also, I love it when someone finds redemption on the challenge course. Well played, Awesome Aubry.
  11. – Caleb: http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/panda-cam Much like these pandas, Caleb is strong, harmless, and people seem to enjoy watching him in captivity.
 11. – Caleb: BEAST MOOOOOODE! Caleb is likable and good around camp. He should be safe for a while. And if he can pick up an HOH here or there, he should be golden.
 12. – Aubry: <camera zooms in to Aubry slapping Liz’s knee> “I wish you got to meet me.” Aubry has ordered the hit. Joe: you know what to do.
 12. – Nick: We didn’t really see you conspiring much during the episode, but you were close with everyone when they decided to turn against Tai. You’d better start making moves or the Gondol Gals are going to end your trip quickly. (Fun Fact: The tribes this season have actual names.)
 13. – Nick: The only thing saving Nick right now is Deforest Whitaker.
13. – Tai: Oh, Tai. What’re you doing out there? One second you’re protecting trees and the next you’re ripping them out of the ground. Those chickens had better watch their backs. Anywho, your idol hunt was ill-advised, but Stephen Fishbach survived his.
  14. – Tai: Deforestation: trees are uprooted, along with one’s life in the game, and cleared land is used as pasture for livestock, plantations of hidden immunity idols, and habitation. This upheaval can result in seasonal damage and (bio)diversity loss.
 14. – Joseph: Probably not a good sign when you’re referred to as “low-hanging fruit” by a group of people who are starving. But, if your side loses this week, Debbie will go before you do.
15. – Elisabeth: While Liz had her CPU cores devoted to a risk analysis of Aubry breaking down again, Aubry was beasting a season-long redemption arc in a single episode.
 15. – Elisabeth: When the Brains finally go to Tribal it’s either going to be Elisabeth or Debbie. Elisabeth because she seems to be the leader of the youth movement and Debbie because she’s…uh…unique.
16. – Debbie: I’m not used to hearing a woman talk so much about her conquests.
 16. – Alecia: “Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god…you say ‘YES!’” And when the people in charge of your tribe tell you to stop being shifty, don’t tell them you might or might not have an idol! Oh, if only the cap had been on the marker I was using to do my pre-game rankings when I decided to pick you first.
17. – Alecia: The pen is mightier than the sword, and the ink is mightier than the cap. The people with considerable (body) ink on Alecia’s tribe seem to be the ones wielding swords, pens, and caps. 17. – Debbie: Puzzles lie down for her like lovers, yet she doesn’t volunteer to do the puzzle. Fires burst into flames for her like she’s the Human Torch, yet Neal’s the one rubbing the sticks together. What’s the strategy here, Debbie?
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