‘Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers’ Final Round: All About the Ben-jamins Edition

‘Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers’ (CBS)

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Finale Rules: For the finals, each player will rank the remaining Survivors in the order in which they think they will finish. The first contestant is the winner, the second received the second most votes at Tribal, etc. Each correct placement is worth two points.At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Aubry Bracco had Ashley in spot four, I had her in spot five. The current score is Team Bracco 101, Team Holmes 110.

Aubry’s Score = 101

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Gordon’s Score = 110

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1. Ryan: Ryan has been quiet the last half of the season, but he is in a Final 3 that seems committed and determined to get to the end together. That said, he appeared to make some strong relationships at the beginning, and despite the dips in his game, he can claim he had control at points. If he goes to the end in a Power 3 with Devon and Chrissy, which seems most probable, Ryan seals this win. 1. Chrissy: This will probably be a controversial winner pick. She hasn’t been very popular in my exit interviews, but the truth is; she’s won challenges and she’s made a lot of moves. Aaand…now Ashley thinks Chrissy is telling Devon what to do. She could steal this.
2. Devon: Devon’s in a good spot to get to the Final 3 — he seems the type to be in everyone’s endgame plans AND he seems a bit underestimated. He’s done a heck of a job finding a way to go back and forth within alliances this season, but that Ashley burn could cost him so late in the game, and I don’t get the impression people around him feel they have seen his game. 2. DevonThat Ashley thing might come back to haunt you. You haven’t been a challenge force and I don’t know if you can take credit for any of the moves you made while partnered with Ben and Lauren. 
3. Chrissy: Chrissy has a resume, but she’s rubbed people the wrong way. Plenty of people are courting her for a spot in her Final 3, so it’s likely she gets there. The only problem? Once she gets there, she’s going to be facing a jury that doesn’t feel too emotionally connected to her. 3. Ryan: Your best bet to win this thing is to get to the end with Chrissy and Mike and hope that Chrissy has rubbed too many people the wrong way. But, I don’t think you have the pull to get Mike to the end. So, you’d better pray he wins immunity at final four.
4. Ben: Ben’s got an uphill battle to the end since he’s Enemy #1. That said, I played with Brad Culpepper, and I’ve seen what happens when someone who is a force feels like they’re on the bottom — sometimes, they become unstoppable. I knew my game was over when my alliance turned on me and voted out Andrea instead of Brad. Ben last episode gave me flashbacks to Culpepper’s revenge tour. If Ben gets to the Final 3 he wins hands down, but it’s going to be tough. He may go the way of great players past — think David Wright, Kelley Wentworth, etc. 4. Mike: Swing vote, never been in control, probably not great at making fire, never won a solo immunity challenge…Mike might be a good person to take the finals, but the people that need him don’t have the power to make it happen. At least he’ll be fun on the jury.
5. Mike: By far and away, Mike is the Final 5 member with the least blood on his hands. This guy is an endearingly awkward Teddy Bear. If he gets to the end, and that’s very possible given he’s not a super-overt threat at the Final 5, he might just have the likability factor to pull it off. I smell a come-from-behind upset from Mike. 5. Ben: Surely everyone wouldn’t be dumb enough to let Ben run around the forest without an escort, right? Surely everyone wouldn’t be dumb enough to let Ben run around the forest without an escort twice, right?


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