Survivor: Cagayan - Power Rankings
By Jim Van Nest
April 29, 2014
Hello, good people, and welcome to a slightly late edition of the Survivor: Cagayan Power Rankings! Given the failure of the last couple weeks’ Rankings, I felt it was necessary to take some extra time to prepare this week's rankings.
After another misplayed idol last week (that's three so far this season), the minority alliance of Spencer, Tasha and Jeremiah took a major hit as Jeremiah took the walk of shame to Ponderosa (and a couple days’ worth of IV fluids, from what the Ponderosa Secret Scene showed us). A correctly played idol could have meant the end of the power alliance of Tony/Trish/Woo/Jefra/Kass. It also would have meant Spencer would sit atop the rankings for the second week in a row. As it is, he has to fall. And hard. Which means, we have a New #1!!!
1) Tony - Yep, there it is. He finally reached the pinnacle of success in this game – a spot atop the BOP Power Rankings. Honestly, I'm still not convinced Tony can win this game, but the threat at Tribal from Spencer, Tash and Jeremiah to vote for Tony at the end...well, that's three of the needed five votes for victory. Also, he is rockin' the Tyler Perry idol, which guarantees he won't be going home this week. My assumption is he will not even be threatened this week, which will give him at least two more weeks. Right now, he's the only one really playing the game, with a slight nod to...
2) Trish - I haven't been fond of Trish all season. I guess you could say I came down on the Lindsay side of the Trish-Lindsay feud. From what we saw, it DID look like Lindsay was essentially pushed out of the game (though, as hard as it is to get on this show, she should have sucked it up). So, I'm not a fan of some of the methods Trish has used. That being said, Trish has made two game-saving moves for her alliance. The first was pulling Kass into their alliance to turn on the Brains. The second was somehow managing to convince Jefra that being on the bottom of their alliance was better than a final four pact she had with the other side. I'm still not sure how that worked, but it did.
3) Woo - My boy Woo seems to be sitting pretty in third place right now. I think he's a real threat to win this thing, maybe even more than Tony. If he makes the end, he's got the Fabio game down pat. Everyone likes Woo and he could be seen as a favorable alternative to Tony, Trish or Kass in the final Tribal. He hasn't really burned anyone. Some will say it's because he's let the game be played around him, but if there are hard feelings and bitterness in the final jury, Woo's gung-ho personality could be just the ticket for a win.
4) Jefra - I guess I'll go Jefra here. I don't think she has any chance to win this game. I don't think anyone respects the game she's playing and her decision to stick in a bad situation instead of trying to better herself last week will not leave a good taste in the jury's mouth. They all left the game trying to play it and they just watched Jefra have an opportunity to change the game (as well as her own fortunes) and flush it. She chickened out of making the big move, all because Tony promised not to do it again. Seriously?