Survivor: San Juan del Sur Power Rankings

Week 7

By Ben Willoughby

November 11, 2014

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Also, Missy got to give a confessional about her relationship with Baylor and what it means to have her daughter coming for advice. So you know something bad’s going to happen to her.

4. Josh

Josh realizes that his alliance is down in the numbers and the editing suggests that he is the only one on that alliance doing anything about it. His first pitch to Baylor “you owe me in this game, so betray the woman who gave birth to you and raised you through three failed marriages” wasn’t particularly thought through, but his second “couples together” pitch to Jon and Jaclyn shows more promise. Of course, it’s still a stupid pitch (does couples together include Missy and Baylor? Does it include Alec? When did Survivor become about having a good time with people you respect? And what happens comes crunch-time – which in an eight-person alliance is only three weeks away?) but it found the right audience in Jon. Josh is pretty confident about his chances – before Julie quit, he was 80% sure Jon and Jaclyn would be with him – but give it another three days and we’ll see whether that 80% becomes 100% or zero.

5. Jeremy

Josh, Reed and Alec want Jeremy gone, despite his charming defense of “I suck at these challenges!” Even Keith and Wes want him out, which I’m pretty sure is a breach of the firefighter’s code. Anyway, Jeremy is seen as a power player which means that despite everything we've seen, on some level he sort of is one.

6. Reed

We don’t see much of Reed, but he’s allied to Josh, so...

7. Natalie

Natalie should probably be lower, but she has at least seems semi-confident, we haven’t seen much of her annoying side and I don’t feel like putting her under the various Josh alliance non-entities.

8. Keith

Keith spits whenever he talks about Missy and Baylor. He’s not going back to their side, but he doesn’t have much of a chance with his new alliance of younger people who, if Wes wasn’t there, would be laughing at the old man with the hillbilly accent who is old enough to know who U2 is.

Also, Keith managed to forget his son’s birthday in the morning and then beat him in an immunity challenge show-down that afternoon. Way to father, Keith.

9. Wes

If it wasn’t his birthday, Wes would barely have gotten a mention. Maybe he should start sending gift baskets to the Survivor editors or something.

10 Alec

Oh no, with Julie gone, who will loud-mouth Alec have to trash-talk now?

11. Baylor

Baylor has only one alliance in the game – Josh – that she is going to betray.

Last week’s conclusion was interesting, in that after Probst announced Julie would be leaving the show, everyone believed they had suffered a set-back because of it. Jeremy was certain that Jon and Jaclyn would have stayed with them, Josh would have gone and the rest of the lickspittles would have up for Pagonging. Josh was 80% sure that Jon and Jaclyn would have flipped and that Jeremy would be going home, followed by the people that no one likes. But we have to wait until the next episode to find out who was actually correct.

Come back here to read Kim and David’s recap.

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