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‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’ Power Rankings – Millionaire Mike or Carolwyn? Edition

May 19, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: The season might be coming to an end, but stick with XFINITY after Wednesday’s finale for interviews with the final five contestants. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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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.  The person with the most total points for the season will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

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Last Week: Josh and Reed had Dan in spot five while I had him in spot four. So, the current score is Team Josh: 84, Team Reed: 92, Team Gordon 92.

Let’s check in with our three competitors before we put a bow on this season…

Gordon Holmes: So, what’ve you two been up to since we saw you on the show?
Reed Kelly: Since our time in San Juan del Sur, my personal favorite player from season 29 proposed to me on stage during the Broadway Boyfriends cabaret at 54 Below.  No, it wasn’t Missy, it was the ever-cunning Coyopa kingpin, Josh Canfield!  He did a great job of keeping me so focused on prepping for the cabaret that it truly was a #blindside and I could not be more thrilled about it.
Josh Canfield: I’m still on cloud nine and we have now begun to plan the wedding.

Holmes: That’s awesome to hear. How are things professionally?
Canfield: I’ve also gotten back into the swing of theatre.  I recently opened on Broadway in the show “Doctor Zhivago” as Liberius, a morphine-addicted soldier for the wrong side.
Kelly: Professionally, I’m back to doing what I do best: lifting famous girls and kicking my leg for money.  As we speak, I’m getting ready to start rehearsals to bring “Bombshell” (the Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC’s “SMASH” staring Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty) to Broadway.  I’m super excited about getting to revisit this wonderful chapter of my life after having such a blast on “Survivor.”

Holmes: When it’s all said and done, where do you think “Worlds Apart” will rank against the other seasons?
Canfield: Definitely not as good as “San Juan del Sur” ;-), but I thoroughly enjoyed “Worlds Apart” and would probably place it between 10-15 as far as my favorite seasons go.  A lot depends on this finale and who ends up in that final three.
Kelly: I really enjoyed Season 30 and it would definitely make the merge if it were competing against the other “Survivor” seasons: it’s totally dateable.

Holmes: I’ve made my “Second Chance” picks, who are you guys pulling for?
Kelly: I’m thoroughly looking forward to “Second Chances,” especially if Keith gets on and figures out how to actually stick to the plan without talking about it. Other than that; Stephen, Vytas, Spencer, Joe, Mike, and Carolyn are at the top of my list.
Canfield: I’m really looking forward to seeing Vytas, Spencer, Troyzan, Stephen, Carolyn, and Tasha play again! Here’s hoping they all get that Second Chance!

Holmes: Well, before we head into the final round, I really want to thank you two for being such awesome competition.
Canfield: I’m so grateful that I was asked to be a part of the Power Rankings!  It’s fun to voice my thoughts even though I’m often very wrong!
Kelly: I love this game and I love this show.  This whole experience really has been like a fairy tale, and we all know how much I love those too.  Thanks, Gordon and CBS for asking us to do the rankings this season!  #BigSmiles

Josh’s Score = 84

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 92

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 92

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

 1. Mike: I’m hoping Mike is our winner, it would be a great end to a good season.  We have seen him make mistakes, we have watched him go from the top to the bottom of alliances, and we’ve seen his humor and his dark side.  A very well rounded and satisfying winner. #pleasebethesolesurvivor   1. Mike: Who doesn’t love an against-all-odds, fight-to-the-end, underdog story?  I know I do.  I have my fingers crossed that this is what we are building up to.  As far as Mike’s tribe mates go: they’d be foolish to keep him around until FTC if they can help it, because I believe the jury would reward his underdog story too.
 1. Mike: I’m not usually one to back somebody who needs to win out to get to the end, but Mike is a force of nature.  He’s also been eating regularly (if you consider one big meal every three days “regularly.”) The title for his autobiography will be “From Scorpion Dinner to ‘Survivor’ Winner.”
  2. Sierra: She is the perfect second-place survivor, just look at last season and Jaclyn.  They are similarly edited and are even playing a similar game in ways.  The only reason she will get votes is if you have angry jury members who are voting against someone else. #secondplaceisbetterthaneleventh
 2. Rodney: I can’t figure out if the things we’ve seen from him this season add up to a million dollar win; for me they don’t, but he and Will seem tight and maybe that’ll be enough to get him into the FTC.  I sure enjoyed watching Rodney’s madness.  It reminds me of the time I saw [Sports Icon] miss that [Sports Action] and lose the [Year] [Championship Event]. Yeah, Rodney was just like that.
 2. Sierra: Everyone thinks taking Rodney and Will to the end is a solid strategy, but I disagree. Like Rodney or not, he ran the show for a while. Sierra seems like a safer bet to bring along. Her autobiography will be titled, “Barrel Racin’ and Second Placin’.”
  3. Will: Will is the ideal third-place goat, also look at last season and Missy.  He will make it to the FTC because everyone knows he won’t get any votes, and he doesn’t have a loved one with him to toss a sympathy vote. #whoareyouagain
  3. Will: Good for him for getting this deep into the game.  It takes all kinds to play Survivor.  He apparently had just the right combination of “non-threat” in both the social and physical elements; and the right personality for this group to get to where he is.  From where the viewer is sitting, he seems like the quintessential goat, but who cares?  Goats make great money!
 3. Will: Does Will get a single vote? Even one? Does anyone bring up that he never delivered on his day-one promise to have sandwiches for the No Collars? His book is titled, “Where There’s a Will, There’s Literally No Chance This Dude Is Going to Win ‘Survivor.'”
  4. Rodney: If the final 3 is Rodney, Sierra, and Will, who do you vote for? I guess you force yourself to write Rodney even though you would be screaming and crying as you did so.  Rodney’s “Survivor” legacy is complaining, misogyny, and all around negativity. #nobirthdaypartyforyou
  4. Sierra: Feels like she played a solid game of Make It To The End and sometimes that is the best a person can do within the confines of their season.  I’d be totally cool with getting to see her plead her case at the FTC.
 4. Rodney: Rodney is too well-liked to take to the end. There’s a young voting block there. Better to bring someone who never made a move like Sierra. Can’t wait to pick up his book “First Impressions” when I catch his Vegas show.
 5. Carolyn: The only other person who deserves to win besides Mike, that’s why I think it will be one of these two with the first snuffed torch of the episode.  She has maneuvered this game so well, and has made it to the home stretch.  If she finds herself gone, I will look forward to seeing her on S31.  #SecondChances
 5. Carolyn: Has played a fantastic game throughout and looked good doing it, I just worry for her that people have now clearly figured that out.  If I were anyone else still in the game, I certainly wouldn’t want to go up against her in the FTC.  Right now she would be a super-satisfying winner for me.  All in all, this just feels one episode too soon to be making the last order and I’ve done them like 10 different ways; going with this one finally and can’t wait to see what happens!
 5. Carolyn: Mama C. and Mikey T. (“T” for Texas? I don’t know. Stay with me) are the game’s remaining big guns, and only one of them can win that first immunity challenge.  Her title? “A Second Chance? Yeah, Baby!”

Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes

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‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 11 – First-Chance Edition

May 12, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 three players will earn. For example, if Carolyn is voted out this week, Josh and Reed will each receive one point and Gordon will receive two points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

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Last Week: Josh had Tyler in spot four, Reed had him in six, and I had him in seven. So, the current score is Team Josh 79, Team Reed 87, and Team Gordon 88.

Josh’s Score = 79

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 87

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 88

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

 1. Carolyn: She betrayed her closest ally Tyler this past week.  Was it the smartest choice at this point?  Would Tyler have done the same to her soon?  Regardless, she is killing it in this game.  She’s strong in challenges, has made big moves, and still has the idol.  If the others let her in to the Final, she will win the whole thing. #yeahbaby   1. Carolyn: I love that she made the push with Mike to take out the threat, Tyler; wise on her part.  Wondering if anyone else knows about her idol now.  She has several viable options and in addition to that idol.  Without an act of overconfidence, I don’t see her going home this week.
 1. Will: Oh man, Will’s such a lock to go to the end of this game. Seriously, why bother going to immunity challenges? Why go to Tribal?  Just jot down your vote on a spare piece of paper and let Rodney deliver it.
  2. Will: The best goat this season.  I can’t think of one reason that a jury member may vote for him. #golden
 2. Will: Are we just to assume that he is so ensconced in numbers and such a non-threat that he’s just going to sail to the FTC?  It’s always fascinating to me to watch this particular archetype get so far along season after season.
 2. Carolyn: Mama C stabbed her biggest ally in the back last week. Good move? Well, if Mike loses one of the next immunity challenges and they can finally send him home, she’s a genius. If Mike can run through a Tyler-less field and get to the end, she’s going to regret it.
  3. Sierra: She needs to do something, anything, so that she can have content in her FTC speech. #ghost
  3. Sierra: Wondering who is going to align with her to take advantage of her eager vote.  I feel like she is constantly poking around the edges, trying to find her way into a solid sub-alliance.
 3. Rodney: For the love of all that is good with “Survivor,” will someone please bring a birthday cake to the finale? Can Probst lead the audience in a chorus of “Happy Birthday”? I felt terrible. And in spite of his crushing disappointment, at least he was trying to come up with a way to trick Mike into not playing the idol.
  4. Rodney: Poor, sad, angry birthday boy seems to be the man that everyone looks to for decisions, which is really strange to me.  How did he get this position?  By being the loudest, or maybe the most sexist?  Perhaps.  Whatever the reason, it’s worked and he is in the final six eyeing FTC. #loudleader
  4. Rodney: Besides seeing him pout over it being the worst Birthday ever (which I don’t know how any other BDay could top one being celebrated during a game of “Survivor”), we didn’t see much from him in this episode.  Not sure if that means there could be a lot of him coming up in a boot episode or if he goes even deeper.
 4. Dan: Everyone is afraid of Dan’s advantage and this next Tribal is the best time to use it. It turns an even vote into an odd vote and as we’ve discussed before, odd votes are the best time to make moves. If I’m Dan, I pick my two partners and make my move now. If it works, the next vote will be final five and you’ll already have the numbers.
 5. Dan: He is paranoid after votes have been cast his way.  He will make some (more) mistakes this next episode as he tries to do anything to get the focus off of him.  #treadingwater
 5. Dan: I feel people (like Carolyn) would be smart to align with him to capitalize on his advantage and then sit next to him at the FTC.  He needs to start advocating to others the benefits of him being the perfect goat if he’d like to make it to the FTC.
 5. Sierra: So, the consensus among the exit interviews seems to be that most people want to go to the end with Rodney and Will. Makes sense to me, although, I think the jury might like Rodney more than they’ve been showing. But what about Sierra? It seems like she might not get points for her gameplay, but she’s been a prominent part of the Ladies Couch. The jury likes her. If Mike wins immunity, I’d target her.
 6. Mike: He successfully fractured the alliance by playing his idol and sending Tyler packing.  This guy is hanging on for dear life, and will do anything to stay in the game. #lastchance
 6. Mike: He is playing a balls-to-the-wall game right now because he has to and he caused the majority alliance to cannibalize one of their own.  As much as I love rooting for him as an underdog story, I’m not sure if he’ll make it past this week or next.
 6. Mike: Forget the “Second Chance” vote, Merica Mike can win “Survivor: Worlds Apart.” But, he’s gotta be perfect. He needs to find an idol or go on a perfect challenge winning streak, because anyone who decides to throw him a bone and vote with him is playing for second place.

‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 10 – Axis Explodes Edition

May 5, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 three players will earn. For example, if Carolyn is voted out this week, Josh and Reed will each receive one point and Gordon will receive two points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

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Josh’s Score = 75

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 81

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 81

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

 1. Carolyn: I’m still on the Carolyn bus.  She has the idol, she didn’t betray any one at the last Tribal.  She is holding the wheel in this game and I will be a big decision maker in this upcoming vote. #Speed   1. Carolyn: Continues to crush this game.  She’s in an alliance with bigger physical/social threats she can point to, potentially has two sub-alliances set up, and has an idol.  It’s going to take something beyond crazy to knock her out this week.
 1. Mike: Mike killed it last week. The only possible tweak I would’ve suggested would be to let the Axis know he had the idol back at camp where it would’ve given them more of a chance to plot against each other. Now, if you lose immunity this week, don’t try to be cute and not play that idol again. You’ve already put it in their heads that you might not play it.
  2. Mike: Great job, Mike! Wow, what a fantastic play to fracture the opponents of 6, and boy did it fracture.  He has the ball, and he can change this game.  Don’t let us down. #Rudy
 2. Sierra: Is doing a good job stating what appears obvious to us outside the game: Tyler is a big threat.  I really respect this tactic.
 2. Carolyn: The Axis has no choice but to turn on itself this week. Everyone’s in danger… well…everyone except for Mama C. She’s got an idol in her back pocket and she isn’t afraid to use it.
  3. Sierra: Mike’s bluff didn’t cause her to stumble, she stayed strong.  I don’t see why anyone would vote her out right now.  She seems easy-going, and I’m sure everyone will want her to vote with them. #FarFromtheMaddeningCrowd   3. Mike: It’s hard to recover lost trust in this game, but so far him winning immunity has made that almost irrelevant.  Almost.  Loved the bluff at Tribal and completely support him keeping the idol for himself — it’s a better move long-term.  Looking forward to seeing the conversations that ensue back at camp after this.
 3. Will: Nobody’s voting for Will. They need his challenge prowess to help get Mike out of the…phffft…hahahahaha…almost got that out with a straight face. Will isn’t going anywhere because he’s everyone’s end-game goat.
  4. Tyler: Tyler has been consistent, but he realized how little power he had when he got called out at Tribal, and he showed his weakness when he switched his vote.  But I think Mama C will have his back and carry him up this Everest of a vote. #TheLordoftheRings
  4. Will: I’m just not that interested in his game right now, although that vote towards Dan may cause some interesting conflict.  We don’t see much of his strategy beyond that (which I know from firsthand experience doesn’t mean it’s not happening), but I’m still left with a bad taste in my mouth after the past two episodes.
 4. Rodney: Bro, I’m pretty sure you’re safe this week. Although, your talk about going home in the preview has me a little nervous. Unless you were impersonating someone wanting to go home, in which case you nailed it again.
 5. Rodney: Was he in the last episode? If the previews are to be believed he is ready to go and wants to be voted out, but somehow I just don’t see him letting go that easy.  He’s a hothead who will stretch his power to make it another day. #FantasticFour
 5. Rodney: Not a lot on Rodney in this episode so I don’t have a ton to say on this one.  It was just one of those episodes I guess.
 5. Sierra: Sierra is the last person to the Axis of Evil party and it’s pretty clear that she’s buddies with a lot of people on the jury. Add to that her little comment about not having enough votes to flip things at last week’s Tribal and you have the member of the six that is easiest to boot.
 6. Will: Of course Will got scared and flipped his vote to Dan.  He has no idea what he’s doing out there, and he’s just desperately trying to stay above the water. #LifeofPi
 6. Tyler: Got nervous and wrote down Dan’s name.  An understandable yet unfortunate slight that could have ramifications on his game — namely, now having to kiss some big, hairy Dan booty.
 6. Dan: The only reason I can think of to get rid of Dan is if that extra vote makes Tyler and Mama C too nervous. He can’t win if he gets to the end unless he’s sitting next to Will and a popcorn kernel that’s stuck in your teeth.
 7. Dan: Here we go.  Dan is not going to let Tyler and Will get away with voting for him.  He’s angry, he’s big, he has an extra vote, and he will make war in the tribe.  #TheHulk
 7. Dan: Tyler’s vote for him will likely snap him out of his complacency with being part of the “top six” alliance.  If he were smart, he’d start pointing out how dangerous and game-threateningly cunning Tyler is in this game — that is if he can see it.
 7.  Tyler: The seed has definitely been planted that Tyler is going to be a tough player to beat. But, the Axis is going to need all hands on deck to defeat a motivated Mike at the next few immunity challenges. Tough times for Tyler.

‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 8 – ‘Galaxy Quest’ Edition

April 22, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart"/"Galaxy Quest" (CBS/Dreamworks)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 three players will earn. For example, if Carolyn is voted out this week, Josh and Reed will each receive one point and Gordon will receive two points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Everybody knew Joe was a goner so they all had him in spot ten. The current score is Team Josh 68, Team Reed 72, and Team Gordon 73.

Quick Aside: Why is Gordon going with a “Galaxy Quest” theme for his rankings this week? Because there’s talk of bringing the movie back as a TV series and because it’s awesome.

Another Quick Aside: What is “Galaxy Quest“? It’s a 1999 movie that is basically “The Three Amigos” in space.

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Josh’s Score = 68

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 72

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 73

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

 1. Carolyn: Still poised and ready for something exciting.  The other tribe mates better watch out, this one could win it all.  #MamaCisheretostay   1. Carolyn: I’m glad she’s utilizing the people around her like Rodney.  It’s always nice to have multiple ways to the end and she seems like she is doing a great job at trying to set those up.
 1. Sierra is Gwen DeMarco (Lieutenant Tawny Madison): Gwen was bummed out that all her character would do is repeat what the computer said. Well, that’s pretty much what Sierra is doing at this point. This strategy could get her to the end, but if she wants to win the whole thing, she’s going to have to shake things up.
  2. Sierra: She’s the ideal person to take to the final.  She hasn’t done much in the game, and she’s not as annoying as I suppose Dan and Will are.  #ridemycoattails
 2. Sierra: Girl seems to be nestled deep into some numbers.  It would take quite a shake-up to change this currently, which is never outside the realm of possibility on “Survivor.
 2. Carolyn is Tommy Webber (Lieutenant Laredo): In much the same way that Sarris revealed that the actors weren’t really members of a space expedition crew, Shirin revealed that Carolyn might be the most dangerous person in this game. Now, this wasn’t as shocking to Mike as it was to Mathesar,but it’s important to have out there.  And, I’ll bring this shaky analogy full circle by saying that Carolyn could be driving this ship.
  3. Mike: Mike is likeable, strong, and has made moves.  Everyone knows this.  He’ll be a target soon, but if he makes it to FTC, he will end up with a check for 1 million.  #winnersedit?   3. Will: Is sailing along, not really making any waves (well, except for when he rolls listlessly down a slide like a dead body and splashes into the water).  Looking forward to hearing more of his thoughts via this upcoming outburst at Shirin.
 3. Dan is Guy Fleegman: Guy’s character was the “red shirt” that was sacrificed during planetary excursions to up the danger factor. That could’ve been Dan. He arguably should have been gone a long time ago. Like Guy, Dan was able to scramble and find a role for himself on the show. He’ll never be the star, but he could easily be there in the end.
  4. Dan: I’m just really done watching Dan on my TV every week.  Is that bad? Sorry.  It’s just every time he opens his mouth I cringe.  Still, there is no reason to vote him out, except for one’s sanity.  #drivemetoinsanity
  4. Dan: I’m at the point where I kind of cringe every time he starts talking.  He’s a perfect goat, if you can stand aligning with him all the way to the end.
 4. Will is Mathesar: Throughout the entire movie, Mathesar seemed like a charming, yet naïve guy. However, toward the end he flipped out and went off on Sarris. Well, if the previews are to believed, Will’s about to flip out on Shirin.
 5. Will: I’ve got nothing to say about him, because that is all we see him doing. #blank
 5. Mike: Is running his game like a boss.  It gets a little risky though when people see that too clearly.  He needs to negotiate this balance carefully, especially now that Rodney’s hackles are up.
 5. Mike is Jason Nesmith (Commander Peter Quincy Taggert): He might drive his castmates crazy, but he is the star of this show. He claims to see the threats of Rodney and Carolyn coming, but what is he going to do about them? An odd-numbered vote is usually the best time to make a big move. Could he bring Jenn and Shirin along with Dan and Sierra?
 6. Shirin: I love people who claim to be the most knowledgeable about “Survivor” while playing, it obviously means they’re not.  It’s arrogant, and if you are communicating that with other players, then you don’t know as much as you thought about this game. #Jeremy2.0
 6. Tyler: I often wonder what the other castaways think of Tyler at this point.  He always seems to be pretty in the loop and up on conversations.  Others must pick up on that.
 6. Shirin is Brandon: Nobody loves “Galaxy Quest” more than Brandon. And when he gets excited about it, other people find it annoying. In the movie, Jason eventually realizes that Brandon’s enthusiasm and knowledge are valuable and uses them to save the day. Could Shirin play a similar role for Mike?
 7. Jenn: Poor, sad, Jenn.  I really liked her pre-merge, and then she spiraled downhill.  Just because you are outside the numbers, doesn’t mean you should just give up.  We have all seen players who are on the outs, come back and make it to the end. #dontbeboring
 7. Shirin: I absolutely love how hard she is playing this game.  She’s running numbers and trying to shake things up, because she has to.  I can both completely appreciate and empathize with this.
 7. Tyler is Sir Alexander Dane (Dr. Lazarus): Dr. Lazarus was a mild mannered alien who would occasionally erupt in a fit of rage. Sure, destroying Sarris’ minions was impressive, but so was tackling Mike into the water after winning a Dove bar. However, while Dr. Lazarus was constantly in Commander Taggert’s shadow, Tyler’s challenge prowess is no longer a secret.
 8. Tyler: I just can’t see the rest of the tribe letting such a threat like Tyler stay in this game.  He’s sneaky, he has alliances, he wins immunity, if I was playing with him I’d be writing his name down. #undercovermastermind
 8. Rodney: I like that he’s trying to run sub-plots with folks.  I hope he can keep his explosive outbursts in check long enough to keep pushing forward to actualize these plans.
 8. Jenn is Fred Kwan (Tech Sergeant Chen): Fred was one on of the most reliable members of the cast, but he let his emotions get the better of him. That’s Jenn. She proved with her idol play that she has the will and brains to go a long way, but she’s letting the situation get her down.
 9. Rodney: I’m actually really enjoying him.  I’ve gone through phases with him, but now I’m really excited to see what he does.  Will he be able to complete his vendetta against Mike? #abonetopick
  9. Jenn: It’s rough and demoralizing when you’re out of the numbers and likeable people around you are slim pickings; I get it.  That being said, as a fan, it’s hard to stomach all the talk about quitting.  Many times though people want to keep a person like this around over someone who is fighting to stay (i.e. Shirin).
 9. Rodney is Sarris: Everyone else is playing characters, but Sarris is the realest dude out there. Rodney is the looming threat in this game for the dominant alliance. The question is; will Mike’s idol be the Omega 13 that saves the day? (Also, Sarris did a solid Fred impersonation at the end of the movie.)

‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 7 – Jenn-eral Chaos Edition

April 14, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 three players will earn. For example, if Carolyn is voted out this week, Josh and Reed will each receive one point and Gordon will receive two points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Josh and Reed had Hali in seventh place while Gordon had her in eighth. The current score is Team Josh 58, Team Reed 62, and Team Gordon 63.

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Josh’s Score = 58

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 62

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 63

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 1. Carolyn: I want Carolyn to do something epic, and she definitely has it in her.  She, along with Tyler, has positioned her self so well.  Hopefully she is able to maneuver her way through the Blue Collars and into the final Tribal Council.   1. Carolyn: Still feel like this lady is sitting pretty.  She rules from the middle and I love it.  I need her to keep an eye on Tyler though (he’s a cunning one) and continue to hear offers from sub-alliances to stay informed.
 1. Sierra: I’m not going to read too much into that failed female alliance. It required a bunch of people to jump and too many pieces had to fall into place. The question is; does a failed attempt like that hurt Sierra’s chances with future jurors? Sierra can make it to the end, but her resume is lacking right now.
  2. Sierra: She had a decision whether or not to go with the girls last week, but she stuck with her Blue Collars.  I think it was the right decision for her.  All the guys in Blue Collar want to keep her around.
 2. Tyler: He seems to predominantly have his finger on the pulse of the tribe and move accordingly.  His two-some with Carolyn (and her idol) is his most valuable commodity.  He needs to spend this when it is worth the most.
 2. Carolyn: There’s gotta be something up with this Rodney four-person alliance, right? If I’m Carolyn, I work to get a final five with that group and Dan. Then use my idol to take control and take Tyler and Dan to the end. That big move could help her win the whole thing.
  3. Mike: He has done a great job keeping his alliance in tact.  I still think that he is too obvious in his leadership, but in a game that changes day to day, and an idol in his pocket, he could get to final Tribal Council.   3. Sierra: Appears to have picked the right side in the Blue Collar alliance.  There are too many bros out there so I can see them really wanting to keep her around to help take one another out later.
 3. Dan: Remember when Dan was mad because Mike was telling him how to talk to women? Hilarious. Anywho, Dan’s really got a unique persona going with this “World’s Meanest Nice Guy” thing. I’m betting Dan will earn a seat at the final Tribal and receive zero jury votes.
  4. Will: Another great goat.  He has done nothing in this game.  The only reason he is here is because, well, why vote him out?
  4. Will: Is not a game-maker socially and he’s terrible in challenges.  This makes him a smaller target, unthreatening, and potentially desirable to sit next to at the end.
 4. Will:  Ah, Will. After this week’s vote you’ll be half way there…(Whoa oh!) But you don’t have a prayer.
 5. Tyler: He is lurking in the shadows and getting ready to pounce.  I can’t wait to see how he plays this.  He’s in a great position.
 5. Mike: So glad that he searched so hard and finally found that idol because it’s risky to be seen as a ringleader.  5. Rodney: Want to read something amazing? Check out my exit interview with Hali and read about how much she loves her some Rodney. Could “Boston” Rod trump “Boston” Rob by winning his first time out? Doesn’t seem so far-fetched right now.
 6. Dan: Dan would be a great goat to take to the final Tribal Council.  Everyone should want to take him along with them at this point.  He has pissed off enough people, that he wouldn’t even get one vote.
 6. Rodney: He feels like he’s too hotheaded and emotionally flailing about right now.  This is a quick way to ruin your game.  Calm down and don’t attract any more negative attention.
 6. Tyler: I think Tyler is making all the right moves. I just don’t know if he’ll be rewarded for it. He’s playing a smart, safe game. But is smart and safe enough to win a jury vote?
 7. Rodney: His vendetta against Mike may be the only thing that could save Joe and Jenn this week, if he decides to act now instead of waiting till 7.
 7. Dan: He sure has made the girls angry out there via some extremely misogynistic behavior.  If he’s not too annoying to be around, this makes him an awesome person to sit next to at final Tribal.
 7. Shirin: So many metaphors last week. Shirin was clearly the skin of the bologna, trying so hard to hang on while Rodney wanted to heartlessly rip her away. Good on her for sticking to her guns and not letting him do it. But now what? Rodney isn’t going to make his move until final seven. Shirin could be long gone by then.
 8. Shirin: What is Shirin going to do?  She isn’t a huge target, but she’s also not in the numbers.  If she keeps her mouth shut, opportunities may present themselves.
 8. Shirin: I’m not sure where to exactly put her this week.  Something tells me that her social mishaps may bother others enough to take her out before other threats, but it’s hard to say.  8. Mike: Everyone is scared to death of Joe, but Mike is the one they should be gunning for. His social game is really solid.
 9. Jenn: Unless something drastically changes, Jenn is outside the numbers and the biggest female threat.
  9. Jenn: This is when she needs to dig deep and either splinter off some votes with Joe and Shirin to orchestrate a well-crafted, split-vote blindside or start pointing at one of her own as the biggest threat to deflect that target to buy herself more time.
 9. Jenn: I’m sorry, “Survivor” editors, I just don’t buy Jenn quitting this week. Maybe I’d be convinced if there was a clip of Probst saying something like, “You’re giving up your shot at a million dollars?”  But there’s none of that. And I don’t think Jenn is a quitter.
  10. Joe: Clearly the most athletic and likable person this season, and for that, he is the biggest target, and everyone wants to see him go.
 10. Joe: It rough when you’ve been labeled at big threat and you’re down in the numbers.  Unless he keeps winning, desperate times call for desperate measures.  I hope Joe is ready to really shake things up back at camp.
 10. Joe: Winning every challenge from here to the end is not a sustainable strategy. What if the next challenge involves creative catchphrases and Carolyn wins it? I like what Joe was doing with his reward picks, but he might’ve gotten greedy. Taking one less outsider would’ve been better. Even if they didn’t flip, you could’ve sowed seeds of doubt.

‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 6 – Jeweler Needs Necklace Edition

April 7, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 three players will earn. For example, if Carolyn is voted out this week, Josh and Reed will each receive one point and Gordon will receive two points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: The Power Rankers were way off. Josh had Kelly in spot four, Reed had her in spot three, and Gordon had her in spot two. The current score is Team Josh 51, Team Reed 55, and Team Gordon 55.

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Josh’s Score = 51

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 55

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 55

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 1. Carolyn: She and Tyler decided on Blue instead of No.  As much as I would have preferred them teaming up with the No Collars, because I find them more like-able, I think she made the right decision, as the Blue Collars are bound to implode. #queen   1. Carolyn: Glad for her that she sees the importance of keeping the appearance of social distance from Tyler.  She seems to have a really good handle on the game right now; I hope she can maintain that clarity while keeping Tyler loyal.
 1. Sierra: Nothing would surprise me this week. With another idol floating out there and Jenn knowing just how to play them, anything could happen. So, I’m putting Sierra this high because she seems like the least threatening person on the alliance that has numbers.
  2. Sierra: She is nestled in the dominant alliance nicely.  I would have a hard time seeing her go anytime soon. #positionpositionposition
 2. Tyler: I think both Tyler and Carolyn have a clear grasp on how scary it is to be seen as a power pairing in their season of oust-the-duos.  They need to keep theirs really covert to make the most out of it.
 2. Carolyn: Yeah, Carolyler (Tylerolyn?) backed the wrong side last week. But, they’re gonna be alright because their side still has numbers. And if anything, it’s better them to have one less alliance member to worry about.
  3. Will: I really want to know why it was so easy for Will to swap and go with Rodney.  Maybe because Rod was the first person to ever approach him about being in the finals.  Well, he chose right apparently because he voted with the numbers. #swithcheroo   3. Shirin: What she has going for her is that there appear to be bigger threats to take out.  If she can keep the abrasive behavior to a minimum, she may be able to continue deeper into this game.  She needs to not over-play strategy right now.
 3. Tyler: How can anyone be psyched to work with Tyler? The dude is cold blooded. I’d be worried that he’d be ready to jump to anyone who offers him a better deal. He’s fine for now though, what with the Nos and the Blues butting heads.
  4. Dan: Dan is still here.  He’s in the numbers.  He has major shields in his alliance.  He is not a challenge threat.  He’ll most likely be safe. #stillhere
  4. Sierra: Appears to have (smartly) stuck with the Blue Collar collective for now.  Would like to see her to start subtly branching out and strengthening new relationships to help propel her forward when her alliance crumbles under pressure.
 4. Will:  Yeah, it seems like you got the fuzzy end of the lollipop last week. But, it’ll probably swing in your favor. At least the dominant alliance now thinks you can be trusted.
 5. Tyler: What is he doing?  Staying quiet.  What has he done? Smartly kept himself in the background to continue in this game.  I want to see him do something that will push me to root for him. #sly
 5. Will: Proved his loyalty to his alliance by voting for Hali, but will that make him feel disenfranchised enough to try to look for new numbers?  I doubt it.  He’s being kept around because there are bigger fish to fry and currently has the makings of a goat.  5. Shirin: If my teeny alliance just pulled a fast one on the big alliance, I would not be tossing high fives around. I’d give myself a little golf clap, quietly…in the back…while whistling…and wearing sunglasses.
 6. Shirin: On the wrong side of the numbers again, but why?  Couldn’t she have voted with the Blues and Whites? With all the craziness that is sure to ensue, she may find herself a much needed vote for someone. #wrongside
 6. Dan: Rough, gruff Dan.  He’s another one that kind of just needs to not be too outwardly bothersome to others.  This will keep the focus off him and let him ride the numbers a bit.
 6. Dan: Dan is in a good spot safety-wise, but what is his legacy so far? Wacky misadventures in the water? Mike’s right-hand man? (Right-hand Dan?) It seems like he’s playing for third place right now.
 7. Hali: She better be thankful that Jenn is a bigger threat, or it wouldn’t have been her taking the walk of shame at the tribal treehouse.  She’s on the weak side, but she isn’t a big target…yet. #stayquiet
 7. Hali: Sits behind the bigger threat Jenn at the moment, she needs to very subtly play into the perception that Jenn is more dangerous than her.  I’d like her to stay approachable and open to opportunity in order to have true longevity in the second half of this game.
 7. Rodney: I originally had Rodney much lower in the rankings, but now that I think about it; why get rid of Rodney? The Blues need his vote and he isn’t the biggest threat to the Nos. And, if I’m in this game, he’s my dream person to take to the end.
  8. Mike: He seems to be the head of the dominant alliance. He needs to watch out for Rodney.  He needs to take a backseat so that his own alliance doesn’t turn on him for being too much of a finals threat. #strongside
 8. Mike: He’s doing his best to wrangle all these folks who don’t really like one another (which ends up monopolizing most of your time spend on the island).  It’s a tenuous and time-consuming task keeping this type of alliance together.  It always feels like it’s built on sand.  8. Hali: I don’t think Hali is some big threat, but I could see a situation where Joe wins immunity and they’re afraid to target Jenn again.
 9. Rodney: I have to give him credit for really trying to play this game, but I don’t think he realizes how big of a target is on his back. I think he has already ruined his chance of winning.  Who will vote for him at FTC if he makes it? #noone
 9. Jenn: Played her idol perfectly and it was so fun to watch.  Hoping she doesn’t go back to camp and act too smugly about it.  If she plays her cards right, the majority alliance may focus on taking out someone else before her.  9. Mike: Merica? Seriously, Mike? Aww…I can’t stay mad at you. You’re a fun guy who is proving to be a savvy game player. You’re the first one to talk to somebody and reel them in after you’ve stabbed them in the back. But, that’s got to put a big target on your back.
 10. Jenn: A perfect idol play.  I love to see an idol used well! She knew there was trouble brewin’ and she did something about it.  She wounded the strong numbers, but with no idol now, is she their main target? #idolintuition
  10. Rodney: I admire the fact that he’s trying to take the game into his own hands.  I just am not sure he’s socially capable enough to pull it off; all of this may all turn on him quickly.  Extra credit: every time he says he’s like Tom Brady, take a shot.
 10. Jenn:  People might have thought you were dangerous before last week’s Tribal. Well, now they know you’re dangerous. Unfortunately, you’re still way down in the numbers. If Joe loses immunity, your number could be up.
  11. Joe: So happy my pre-season pick won the first individual immunity.  He knew he needed it, and he dominated.  He is still the biggest target in the tribe.  Can he find a way to get out from the bottom?  I hope so. #winnerthreat  11. Joe: So happy for him that he won that individual immunity, it’s such a badass moment.  Unfortunately, when your tribe is calling you a challenge beast, it also strengthens their resolve that you need to go home if you don’t win again.  (Been there.)
 11. Joe: He can solve puzzles, he can paint, he can grasp poles…but can he find hidden immunity idols? If the immunity challenge is something the Blue Collars excel at…like disc golf…he could be in big trouble.

‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 5 – Corporate Merger? Edition

March 31, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 three players will earn. For example, if Carolyn is voted out this week, Josh and Reed will each receive one point and Gordon will receive three points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Josh had Joaquin in spot ten, Reed had him in spot twelve, and Gordon had him in spot nine. The current score is Team Josh 47, Team Reed 52, Team Gordon 53.

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Josh’s Score = 47

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 52

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 53

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 1. Carolyn: Still making great choices with who she sides with.  I like her gameplay.  She has the idol, and most likely won’t have to worry about being a target at the beginning of the merge. #smartplay
  1. Carolyn: Is ruling from the middle right now.  She seems to have social sway within her tribes (both of them pre-merge) and an idol.  She needs to use her relationship with Tyler to her advantage while not being outfoxed by him.
 1. Jenn: This merge is a total mess. On one side you’ve got four No Collars (Jenn, Joe, Will, and Hali) where Jenn is packing an idol…
  2. Sierra: Did Sierra make the right choice?  I’m not sure, but we’ll find out as time goes by.  She now has Joe and Mike’s trust, so she is doing really well. #alwaysoptions
 2. Jenn: Ms. Thing has an idol that (as far as we know) no one knows about yet, plus she’s got some strong relationships coming into the merge.  Executed properly, these things add up to a lot of chips to play with in this game.
 2. Kelly: On the other you’ve got four Blue Collars (Kelly, Mike, Dan, and Sierra) where Sierra has just been brought back into the fold and Kelly is totally safe because she’s made ties to both sides.
  3. Jenn: Jenn is nestled safe in her No Collar alliance now and she has the idol, so as long as she doesn’t piss anyone off, other players will target Joe before her. #keepstrong
  3. Kelly: It’s nice when people are bending over backwards to help you win a challenge.  I feel like this undercover cop has got lots of options right now.
 3. Carolyn: And in the middle you’ve got two White Collars (Carolyn and Tyler) where Carolyn is toting an idol of her own...

  4. Kelly: Mike threw a challenge for her, and she must feel secure about that.  She won’t be the first target at the merge regardless if she is in the numbers or not. #loyalty
  4. Hali: Not too concerned for Hali at the moment.  She’s nestled herself under others who appear to be bigger threats to go after and her vote would be a useful one.  If it ain’t broke…
 4. Sierra: And finally, you’ve got two floaters in Shirin and Rodney who could go either way. (Note: I needed to call out our floaters to complete my thought, but in no way do I think they’re safe enough to put this high.)
 5. Hali: Hali should be fine.  No one feels threatened by her, and there will be no reason to take her out.  #sittinpretty
 5. Sierra: Sometimes it’s smarter to stick with people you have the history with even though they get on your nerves; it may not be particularly fun, but it’s part of the game.
 5. Hali: OK, back to actual ranking. Gold star to Hali last week for reaching out to Shirin after Max’s elimination. Carolyn might not have thought much of shunning Shirin back then, but every vote is going to count this week.
 6. Will: What will become of Will?  Who knows.  Joe, Jenn, and Hali are still his tight alliance.  He’s at the bottom, but at the merge, this isn’t a problem. #anotherchance
 6. Tyler: Politically he lost a bit of ground last episode.  He now needs to reconnect with Carolyn and make sure to capitalize on the use of her idol while further cultivating the relationships around him.
 6. Will: Will made it to the merge where sucking at challenges can be a plus. He’s someone who needs to start thinking of an endgame now. I don’t know if there are many jurors who are going to be impressed with his game at this point.

 7. Dan: The Blue Collar 5 are still around and I think Mike will want to use him for numbers.  Dan won’t win this game, but he may stick around a little bit longer. Someone get this man a lotto ticket, because he is lucky in this game.  #lucky1
 7. Will: He’s no power player right now, but he does seem to at least be in a group of numbers from his No Collar days.  They need to make it a majority or he could be in trouble.
 7. Dan: You’re a lucky man, Dan. If Joaquin and Rodney had a little more “Survivor” experience, I bet they could’ve offered you up to Sierra and she’d be on their side now.
  8. Joe: He worked his bun magic last week and stuck around, now he will be reunited with his No Collars.  With his charm, he just may be able to gain the numbers he needs.  Perhaps Carolyn, Shirin, and Tyler? #showusthepower
 8. Shirin: It’s going to be a little rough for Shirin right now.  She needs to make her vote an asset quickly or her socially awkward moments may be the death of her game.
 8. Shirin: Nobody needed this merge more than Shirin. And now that it’s here she has a million options. If I’m her, I’d let people come to me, figure out who’s going to win the next vote, and then stick with them for a bit.

 9. Mike: I worry a little bit for Mike this week.  He could be the target of another alliance once the merge lines are drawn.  He seems to be the obvious leader of Blue Collar, and as I found out last season, this often means you’re the one to go. #watchyourback
 9. Mike: Is at the head of a shaky alliance.  His reconnection with Kelly feels like it is an important and necessary one for his game.
 9. Tyler: The silent assassin ended up on the wrong side of the vote last week. Fortunately, the merge will erase all of that. He’s not out of the woods though, as he’s still a physical threat. (Well, he is literally in the woods all season.)
 10. Shirin: She played being on the bottom perfectly.  She realized there was a reason she was disliked and she calmed down.  She may get a second life as the merge will open up new possibilities for her.   #secondchances
  10. Dan: I don’t really see him having a ton of ability to jump social circles, so his best bet is to try to ride along with his alliance as they pick up some numbers.
 10. Joe: Joey Amazing dodged a bullet last week. And with his challenge prowess, he’s never not going to be a target. I think the biggest indicator for how far he’ll go and how strong his alliance is if Jenn uses her idol to help the No Collars at the next Tribal.
  11. Tyler: He was on the wrong side at the last tribal treehouse, but he still has an ally in Carolyn.  Will he be able to get back in some numbers?  He drops the most in power this week. #top2bottom
 11. Joe: Merge time is dangerous to all-around threats. I’m personally hopeful that Joe will reconnect with his No Collar compadres (plus a few additions) and be able to continue on deeper into this game.
 11. Rodney: I was tempted to put Rodney last seeing as he’s clearly on the outs with Mike and the Blue Collars, but the merge is going to open some doors for him. Yeah, he targeted Joe, and yeah all of Nagarote was making fun of him last week and…wait…is it too late to put him last?
  12. Rodney: I’m sure he feels betrayed by Blue Collar, but he has to realize that it was his own fault.  Actually, I don’t think Rodney would ever believe anything was his fault, that’s asking too much of him.  #hotheadwithoptions

  12. Rodney: It was a referendum against power couples last two votes and because of this, his brosef is now gone.  Overconfidence in this game can be a very dangerous thing.
 12. Mike: I think this week will turn into a No Collar vs. Blue Collar showdown. I don’t know which side the White Collars will join, I don’t know which side the floaters will join. But, I do know the No Collars have an idol.

‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 4 – Rodney Finds His Angel Edition

March 24, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 three players will earn. For example, if Carolyn is voted out this week, Josh and Reed will each receive one point and Gordon will receive three points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Josh had Lindsey in spot seven. Reed and Gordon had her in spot nine. Reed has Max in spot four while Josh and Gordon had Max in spot five. The current score is Team Josh 37, Team Reed 40, and Team Gordon 44.

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Josh’s Score = 37

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 40

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 44

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

 1. Carolyn: She is on fire.  She has the biggest balls on her original tribe and now on her new tribe.  She takes charge and people follow her.  She has the idol, she’s in the numbers…she’s good.  I just hope her alliance doesn’t realize she must go or she’ll beat all of them. #strongpowerwoman
  1. Carolyn: Is PLAYING this game.  I LOVE it!  She wanted Max gone before the swap and still made it come to fruition after it.  She needs to shore up some numbers and continue to quietly run them from the middle while keeping her game-head on a swivel.
 1. Jenn: She’s got an idol, she’s got the numbers on her current tribe, and her boy seems safe on the other tribe. Her tribe is the weaker of the two, but she has people she can eliminate until the merge. Everything is comin’ up Jenn.
  2. Sierra: Sierra is now the Jaclyn vote on her tribe.  The swap was the best thing for her, now she has options, and all the men are begging her to be in their numbers.  I’m interested to see if she will play this smartly, if she does, she could go really far. #thenewjaclyn
 2. Tyler: It’s great he sees the value of bringing together the downtrodden; it’s a very solid strategy. I could easily see him targeting Joaquin if no other options present themselves first.
 2. Hali: Hali is sooper dooper safe with her surfing buddy at her side. But, she’s going to eventually have to think of a way to avoid the “Jenn’s sidekick” label.
  3. Tyler: I don’t think this swap hurt him at all.  He’s more soft-spoken than most of his new tribe and since he can hold his thoughts inside, he is going to sail through until the merge. #undertheradar
  3. Jenn: Good for her for using the chicken murder as cover for finding that idol.  She has a cool-chic personality that I see continuing to be used as a successful tool in her new tribe.  Hopefully that idol wont hurt either.
 3. Carolyn: I thought Carolyn, Max, and Shirin were beyond tight. Why else would they not think anything of it when she didn’t go on idol hunts? Anywho, she’s good for a while and if she gets to the merge with her boys Joaquin and Tyler, she could make a long run.

  4. Kelly: Kelly skyrocketed to the top slots of favorite players on this season for me after last Wednesday.  She is strong, smart, calculated, and she’s here for the long haul.  #yougogirl
  4. Joe: He’s just that guy who can do everything that we consistently love to watch on this show.  Can see him keeping his head down and simply slipping into the numbers on this new tribe.  Go Joe, go!
 4. Kelly: Boy, did Kelly make the right call last week. She saw which way the wind was blowing and smartly went along with it. She’s going to be fine for a while and will have a ton of options after the merge.
 5. Joe: Hopefully Joe is still good on his new dominant tribe.  There’s a lot of testosterone going on there, but he should be able to lay low enough to not get the target on his back.  Will the other members of his tribe find him as too much of a threat? #manbunbeauty
 5. Kelly: #UndercoverKelly!  Loving her cool and collected game.  Making smart and decisive choices as she goes along.
 5. Sierra: Over the course of two episodes, Sierra received a knife in her back, a harsh critique, and the worst apology ever. However, here she is in possibly the most powerful position in Escameca. I wouldn’t be surprised if she said, “I’m in with you new guys as long as Dan goes home first.”

 6. Hali: Hali will be in the numbers on this tribe.  It’s Jenn, Carolyn, Kelly, Will, and Hali right now, I don’t see that changing.  She seems to be Jenn’s number 2, which is a great position for her to go far in the game. #numbertwostaysinthegame
 6. Hali: Her game seems to be percolating along well.  She doesn’t appear to be too threatening to others, is likely underestimated, and I think she works this to her advantage well.
 6. Tyler: I don’t know how it happened, but Tyler has become the master manipulator. He’s got Carolyn and Joaq already and he has all kinds of options on new Escameca.

 7. Jenn: Jenn is in the numbers on her estrogen-filled tribe, and along with Carolyn I see her as the leader.  She’s good for another vote or two, but will she and Carolyn butt heads for power? #blondeandstrong
 7. Sierra: Power couples are a threat and these savvy players know it, that’s why Lindsey went home.  Sierra is so lucky she’s gotten a new tribe. Some guys would be smart to utilize her because historically dudes can’t stick together.
 7. Joe: Who won the tribe swap? Joey Amazing won the tribe swap. If he’d ended up on the wrong side, he could be dead in the water. But, he’s on a tribe that might never lose and even if they do, there’s already a ton of internal drama that he isn’t involved in.
  8. Mike:  He’s great in challenges, and even though he speaks his mind a little too freely, he’ll stick around a bit longer because of the disaster of personalities on his new tribe.  It’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top with this alpha male tribe.  #biggerintexas
 8. Mike: If I were him, I would start working my way into new numbers and put distance between me and Dan while still keeping up that relationship privately.
 8. Mike: Hey Mike, don’t tell Dan to apologize, he’s twice your age and has talked to way more girls than you.

 

CUT TO: Dan giving the worst apology in the history of apologies.


 9. Rodney: Oh Rodney (smh).  It’s amazing watching someone who has no clue how offensive he is.  To be that unaware is not good in this game, and it’s going to get him in trouble.  He’s pissed off Sierra and most likely will rub the rest of his new tribe wrong. #sexisttroubledman
 9. Rodney: He says he’s Tom Brady, but TB doesn’t panic under pressure.  Plus, if this bromance is to be believed, these knowledgeable players aren’t going to stand for another emerging power couple.  For your own sake (and your poor Mother’s), please stop talking so much.
 9. Joaquin: I used to think Joaquin needed the swap more than anyone, but Carolyn proved me wrong. Now he has to be careful with this Rodney bromance if he’s ever going to meet up with Mama C. again.
 10. Joaquin: Will Joaquin get lost in this tribe and be an easy vote out?  He thinks he’s slick and isn’t afraid to tell us, so let’s see it man, show us how amazing you are and get in the numbers. #tombradynotsomuch
  10. Dan: I kind of cringe any time he speaks.  Too many socially awkward things to address, too little space.  Right now I’m listening like a gay … that means I’m yawning over his stereotypically hetero-chauvinism.
 10. Dan: What is the point of bringing up Sierra’s shortcomings in challenges that your tribe won?! Dan has flashes of brilliance that are followed by forehead-slapping mistakes.
  11. Will: This guy keeps moving through the game when I always see him on the bottom.  He keeps sliding by, and has received so many breaks.  Thankfully he must be playing a great social game and his tribe wants to keep him around. #lucky
 11. Will: Ok, so clearly no one is looking at him as a challenge threat.  Week after week he always seems like he’s skating on thin ice socially as well.  Still not much working in his favor.
 11. Rodney: If Escameca loses immunity (and that’s a big “if”) will it come down to Sierra choosing sides, or will Mike convince the others to break up the Roaquin bromance? (Although, I’ll admit I’m dying for Rodney to get to the end and lose so I can break out a Patriots’ perfect season analogy.)
  12. Dan: He means well right?  But everything he says turns out to be disastrous for him.  The only way he will stay in this game is if the strong men in his tribe try and get out the other strong men in a power struggle. #whatiscomingoutofyourmouth
  12. Joaquin: He continues to compete for the bottom spot for me, I just think his tribe may be stronger currently (unless puzzles are a weakness).  He blasts through challenges, but not sure how he’s going to fit into the new tribe, especially if he he’s seen as a power couple with Rodney. These diehard fans know better.
 12. Will: To paraphrase Shawn Michaels; Will is like a piece of luggage. Nagarote has to carry him through every challenge. Is that enough to send him home next?

 13. Shirin: I had big hopes for her during pre-game, sadly, she proved me wrong. #adios
  13. Shirin: Her awkwardness in social situations has finally started to rear its head. She was too obviously aligned with one person (who is now gone for that reason).  With this group of players, subtly is key.  This might be too much to ask from Shirin, who may be whistling Dixie back at Ponderosa.
 13. Shirin: Things aren’t looking good for the nudist bunny murderer. She lost her closest ally and her tribe was decimated in the last two competitions.  Her best bet is some kind of whistling immunity challenge.

‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 2 – Will He Regret It? Edition

March 11, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 two players will earn. For example, if Tyler is voted out this week, Josh will receive one point, Reed will receive five points, and Gordon will receive eleven points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Josh had Vince in spot 10, Reed had him in spot 13, and Gordon had him in spot 14. So, the current score is Team Josh 10, Team Reed 13, and Team Gordon 14.

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Josh’s Score = 10

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 13

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 14

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

 1. Tyler: He’s tight with Carolyn and is the only one she has told about the idol, this gives him a lot of power.  He isn’t getting naked every two seconds, but seems to be in tight with Max and Shirin.  I have to say it was hilarious watching his amazing uncomfortableness when Shirin was walking around bottomless.
  1. Hali: I like where her game is right now. She doesn’t feel like a huge threat, nor does she stick out as incapable or unsociable. Barring something crazy, I could see her being around for a while.
 1. Carolyn: She’s got an idol, she’s in the dominant alliance, and she proved she can go in challenges. Say it with me everyone, “Yeah, baby!”
  2. Hali: She is trying her best to include Nina and be strategic in her interactions with her tribe.  Vince and Nina were going after Jenn, which is great for Hali, because regardless of how her tribe ends up going, I think she will will always be in the numbers. #nakedalliance1
 2. Kelly: Again, not a ton of from Kelly on this episode, but I think it’s because she has potential to be a strong player in this game.  I’m not concerned about an impending boot for her.
 2. Max: I don’t think Max’s nudity was a big deal, but it does beg the question; would a “Survivor” strategist make a move that would potentially upset tribemates if he wasn’t in control of the game? I’m sure he’s fine.
  3. Rodney: Thought we would have seen more from Rodney by this point, but the fact that we haven’t is probably because he will be here a long time.  He’s the top guy on his tribe and won’t have any problems sailing through until there is a swap or the merge.
  3. Rodney: Appears to have found a momentary nice spot in this game.  He’s strong, currently well-liked, and in the numbers.  He needs to continue this trend and not show his slightly chauvinistic side outside of confessionals.
 3. Shirin: Again, I’m viewing the nudity as a sign of confidence in their safety. So, maybe Shirin is only half as confident as Max.

  4. Joe: It was a little scary there for a moment, He could have easily been voted out due to the absurd move to split the votes this early in the game and the vendetta Vince had against him.  Will sided with Joe and that speaks volumes.
  4. Sierra: Looks to be in a good spot within the numbers of her tribe. The way I see it, they’re are bigger threats and bigger screw-ups to point to right now. Keep pressing forward.
 4. Sierra: Sierra, buddy…if this whole “Survivor” thing doesn’t work out and you get tired of the barrel racing circuit, you should give the WNBA a call. You were draining those threes.
 5. Carolyn: She has the idol, and Tyler knows it.  The only reason she would exit the game is if Tyler blindsides her with the information by letting Max and Shirin know about it.
 5. Tyler: He seems like he’s always touching base with someone socially, whether they are in his numbers or not.  This is an integral part of this game and I like that he’s doing it.
 5. Lindsey: It looks like the power in the blue tribe is Lindsey, Sierra, Kelly, and Rodney. This may sound odd, but they might want to lose soon. Getting to a merge or a swap with two guys who are clearly on the outs could be real trouble.

 6. Sierra: She’s not going anywhere yet.  Looking forward to hearing more from her, but it seems to me that she is the top female on her tribe right now.
 6. Shirin: I’m all for being naked, but there’s a time and a place for everything.  I’m shocked that she can be so blithely unaware of Tyler’s uncomfortable body language and severely-averted gaze.  Not ideal social gameplay, but not game-ending.
 6. Hali: The No Collar Kids really dodged a bullet last week as they were definitely splitting votes. The question now is; do they think Will messed up his vote or do they realize he played them?

 7. Lindsey: I’m still guessing we are going to see a tight alliance of Lindsey, Sierra, and Rodney, with Kelly possibly as the 4th.  I like Lindsey, but can she keep her emotions (and face) in check when her tribe mates are being crazy?
 7. Lindsey: I wonder if she’s as vocal about her dislike for Mike to other tribe mates as she is in her confessionals, something tells me she is.  This likely only endears her closer to her tribe and accelerates his departure.
 7. Kelly: Heh…Blue Collar, Purple Kelly.


  8. Max: It’s a strategic move to be alone?  What?  Not sure how he got there, but I’m hoping he knows what he is doing.  I really like Max, but comparing yourself to Richard Hatch is probably not a good thing.  I don’t think his nakedness will play too much against him, but I don’t see how it helps him either. #nakedalliance2
 8. Joe: I’m glad we quickly resolved the impending Joe/Vince melodrama and that Jenn sided with Joe.  Splitting votes is risky business and it was shown as a tad too close for my comfort.  It would behoove him to make sure Will feels very included in the alliance after this vote.
 8. Jenn: That’s what I love about “Survivor.” You’re giving each other stinky, uncomfortable hugs one minute and are stabbing each other in the back the next. Anywho, Jenn’s got a solid three, so she should be safe for a while.


 9. Shirin: Shirin should still be solid in her alliance with Tyler, Carolyn, and Max.  Was her nakedness around the guys her smartest play?  No.  Will it hurt her?  No. #nakedalliance3
 9. Carolyn: Always astute and sitting on an idol. As long as Tyler doesn’t try to orchestra a blindside to flush it, I like her game currently.  Hoping she plans to keep a wary eye on Tyler moving forward.
 9. Joe: If the original plan was to bounce Nina after a tie, then JoJali should really be upset at Will. Losing Vince is going to be a big challenge problem for them.
 10. Jenn: It wasn’t good news that she was the target of the minor alliance in her tribe.  Vince and Nina had issues with her, which could be a recurring theme for her throughout this game. #nakedalliance4
  10. Jenn: I hope that her being targeted by the minority alliance isn’t indicative of deeper issues that we aren’t seeing just yet.  It would be good for her to stick with Joe and use him as a shield moving forward.
 10. Rodney: Mike wants Rodney to get firewood and doesn’t even have the decency to offer him a turkey sandwich?! If these alphas are going to start butting heads, I’m pretty sure Rodney has the upper hand.
  11. Kelly: Still don’t know much about Kelly.  I think she’s safe if her tribe goes to council, but there’s just not a lot for us to go on yet.
 11. Max: If he was using his nakedness as a cover to go idol hunting I’d be down, but as just an excuse to be alone, I don’t really see the benefit in a social game.  He’s seems well ensconced in an alliance at the moment so I’m not overly concerned.  Nice quads though.
 11. Tyler: I think Tyler deserves a break here. Nobody’s quite sure what the island etiquette is when someone you’ve just met starts running around in their birthday suit. The nudies are lucky he didn’t dress up like a hobo and scare them.
  12. Will: Did Will make the right decision by voting out Vince?  I don’t think so.  He now seems to be the 4th person in the 4 member alliance, whereas he could have voted with Nina and Vince sending Jenn home, and then he would have a solid three.  Thankfully for him in this game anything can happen and he may somehow still get to the right side of the numbers if there is a swap in the near future.
  12. Will: It’s nice to be a swing vote sometimes (just ask Jonclyn) but it can cut both ways.  He’s put himself at the bottom of a four-person alliance.  I want him to try to get in with them as best he can so he has multiple potential options of allies if/when tribes swap.
 12. Dan: Lookit Dan the Man stepping up in the immunity challenge! And with Mike drawing all the heat with his workaholic ways, Dan might be able to make a run at this.

 13. Mike: Uh-oh Mike.  This was not a good episode for you.  Is it possible that you have put yourself on the outs by demanding everyone does as much work as you? In this game you need to play games when your tribe is playing games, go swimming if your tribe is going swimming, get firewood if your tribe is getting firewood, etc. etc. etc.
  13. Dan: There are many things to overcome here right now.  He’s really alienated himself with his big opinions and now his missing manties.  Mike’s teased fight with the tribe could be the biggest boon to Dan’s game yet!
 13. Will: Credit to Will for having way more game than anyone expected. But, I’m not sure he made the best move. He went from being in a solid three to being the fourth guy in a young-person alliance. And, that threesome he’s partnered with has to wonder if he can stick with a plan. Aaaand, if he stays a challenge liability, it might be worth it to keep Nina around.
 14. Dan:  If I’m being honest, I’d probably be annoyed at Dan in my tribe, and unfortunately he doesn’t have enough to offer, even as a goat. He’s lucky the blue collars have not been to TC.  14. Nina: This environment is challenging, especially with a disability, but in order for her to be successful she needs to take initiative and include herself in things, not wait for an invitation.  This is “Survivor”, not brunch.
 14. Joaquin: Last week was kind of a best-case scenario for Joaquin. With Vince gone, I have to wonder how well our No-Collared friends are going to do in immunity challenges.
 15. Nina: Things don’t look good for Nina.  She got lucky this past treehouse tribal, but I don’t suspect that she would be so lucky again.  Jenn and Hali are not being mean to you. Stop playing the victim, and play the game of “Survivor” and insert yourself into their group.
 15. Mike: I know how frustrating it can be sometimes to just go with the tribal flow, but you have to just suck it up and shut up when people aren’t doing what you think they should; otherwise it’ll spell disaster.  Hungry castaways hate being told when to do chores!
 15. Mike: Alright, I’m going to let everyone in on a little secret. The key to not being the first person voted out of your tribe is two little words, “Be cool.” Just be cool, man. Let someone else turn themselves into the first boot. (Ahem…Dan.)

 16. Joaquin: Still see him at the bottom of the tribe.  He wasn’t focused on much in the last episode, and that may be a good thing for him.  I’d probably want to keep him around a bit longer if I was Shirin or Carolyn because he is an easy vote off later on in the game, and Max and Tyler will be harder to beat.
 16. Joaquin: Looks like he’s out of the numbers, untrusted, and I’m highly doubtful he can recover from this.  It’s hard to see him anywhere else than at the bottom of this game right now.
 16. Nina: Same for you, Nina. I’d be upset if Jenn and Hali went skinny dipping without me, but I wouldn’t make a big stink over it. And now with Vince chopping coconuts at Ponderosa, I think you’re about to join him.

‘Survivor’ Castaway Reed: ‘I Let a 20 Year Old Get My Goat’

December 4, 2014

'Survivor: San Juan del Sur' ((CBS)

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Every “Survivor” fan dreams of going on the show, winning challenges, swinging votes, orchestrating a brilliant blindside, and walking away with a big, fat check.

Well, Reed will have to settle for four out of five.

I spoke to one half of the Broadway duo the morning after his elimination and asked about Keith’s blunder, Alec’s flirting, and Missy’s wrath…

Gordon Holmes: Why were you flirting with Jaclyn when her boyfriend was at Exile?
Reed Kelly: (Laughs)
Holmes: Wait, those are my questions for Alec.
Kelly: (Laughs)
Holmes:  I can salvage this…why was Alec flirting with Jaclyn?
Kelly: That’s just Alec. It’s who he is. How can you not love that face? He’s trying to work his game. I give him props.

Holmes: You’re a Broadway talent. On a scale from one-to-ten, how do you rate Jon’s Disney singing ability?
Kelly: I have to say, I was really impressed. His singing I’ll give him like a six, but his character work is definitely a nine or ten, Gordon.
Holmes: That’s been a popular opinion that his character stuff is scary good.
Kelly: Within the Broadway community we have a special appreciation for people like Jon. He’s passionate about his Disney movies.

Holmes: Are you going to be watching “Peter Pan Live!” tonight?
Kelly: Absolutely. All of my friends are on it. I’m so excited for them.

Holmes: It looked like you had Jon and his idol out of the game and then Keith…uh…he had his moment.
Kelly: Stick to the plan, Gordon!
Holmes: Have four words ever been more disastrous?
Kelly: What happened was, there were so many plates spinning to make it happen. And I told Wes and Keith, “We can make this happen, this is going to be epic. Just don’t get spooked. I’m going to have to come after you at Tribal and draw attention to the fact that you guys have an idol. Don’t let this throw you. The only reason I’m doing this is I have to make the majority alliance believe that I’m really with them. Don’t freak out.” But, apparently I’m too good of an actor because I really freaked them out.
Holmes: In their defense, you are a professional actor.
Kelly: (Laughs) It was one of those moments where he said, “We need to stick to the plan” and I wanted to step outside and light myself on fire.
Holmes: There are many convenient ways to do that at Tribal.
Kelly: I know, right? But it happened, and I adore Keith and Wes. It’s just interesting when you’re working with people who aren’t huge “Survivor” fans and they don’t behave in a predictable manner.
Holmes: When Josh wants to get your goat, does he say, “Stick to the plan?”
Kelly: (Laughs) There’s so many other ways that I can get back at him, that we kind of don’t do that. When you beat someone in a sumo challenge, that’s always good material.

Holmes: I like players who appreciate good moves, even if they’re against them. And it seemed like Jon had a positive attitude after you almost sent him home.
Kelly: I think Jon is just good-natured in general. Almost to a point where it gets frustrating because you get a lot of nice things with Jon and you say, “OK, you’re very sweet. But, I need you to stand up for something right now.”

Holmes:  Jon said he trusted you last night, then Natalie swung over and he was like, “You scoundrel, I can never trust you.” Did you have a chance to address that again after his fight with Jaclyn?
Kelly: No Gordon, that was it. I had to sneak off into the woods and circle around just to have that conversation with Jon and Jaclyn. Missy and Natalie were guarding Jon. They were watching him like a hawk. I feel like Jaclyn was down with the plan, but when you have two people who start fighting with each other for five-to-six hours, it doesn’t make for the best gameplay. I felt like Jon was open to the idea for a minute.
Holmes: Jon and Jaclyn always find themselves in the middle. Is this a larger strategy or do they just go where the wind takes them?
Kelly: Yes. (Laughs)
Holmes: (Laughs)
Kelly: They really were in the middle. It was because they were playing for opportunities which can be a strategy. But, it’s frustrating when you’re wondering where they’re going to be this time. I’m not sure if it was a strategy for them, or if it was just the circumstances they found themselves in.

Holmes: You and Missy had it out after you called Baylor a brat. I found this annoying because I’m thinking at this point you’re headed for the jury. Terrible jury management.
Kelly: Absolutely. And the moment if flew out of my mouth I thought, “Why did you do that?” You’re not only attacking Baylor, but you’re attacking her parenting style. I regretted it. But what you didn’t see is Baylor had been ragging on me all day. You’re starving, you’re exhausted. It is what it is. I knew there was no coming back from that. But, I tried to extend an olive branch after they returned from the reward. I kind of got this thing from Baylor where I’m apologizing and she said, “You know, Reed. You just really need to learn to tame your tongue.” And I was like “OK! I’m not going to go any further with this.” My mom raised me better. I’m a little frustrated that I let a 20 year old get my goat.

Holmes: Alright, let’s do some word association. We’ll start with Jon.
Kelly: Wine.
Holmes: Rocker?
Kelly: Big.
Holmes: Jaclyn?
Kelly: Pageant.
Holmes: Missy?
Kelly: She-wolf.
Holmes: Natalie?
Kelly: Hysterical.
Holmes: Baylor?
Kelly: No comment.
Holmes: Alec?
Kelly: Bro!
Holmes: Wes?
Kelly: Road house.
Holmes: Keith?
Kelly: Spit.
Holmes: Let’s finish with Josh.
Kelly: Aww…love.
Holmes: Adorable.

Holmes: So, nobody has given a positive answer for Baylor yet.
Kelly: Really? That’s unfortunate. I don’t dislike her as a human being, but it was rough out there with Missy and Baylor.

Holmes: You are a super fan. You got out there and made some major moves. What is your takeaway from the experience?
Kelly: I get really mushy about it. It really is a dream come true. You’re out there and you’re miserable, but for me I was so loving and hating it. Jeff Probst is like “Reed is doing this!” and “Reed is doing that!” and I’m thinking, “Jeff Probst is saying my name right now!” It’s so epic and beyond words and such a blessing because there are so many super fans who want to do the show. I hope we gave the super fans some hope.

Holmes: You and Josh are abstaining from sex until marriage.
Kelly: Yes, it is a daily commitment.
Holmes: Are there any plans for a marriage?
Kelly: I think at this point we would say we’re seriously dating with intent on marriage. It’s something we talk about quite frequently. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was on the very near horizon.

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