Survivor: San Juan Del Sur Power Rankings

Week 9

By Ben Willoughby

November 26, 2014

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It will be interesting to see how much blowback she gets, because the preview editing suggests that everyone is mad at Jon. Season 1 is obviously on my mind, because if you divide the remaining players into rats and snakes, Missy is obviously a snake and everyone knows that she is a snake. But as a snake, everyone accepts her for what she is, while the players perceived as rats are despised and shunned.

This may be what she’s planning to say at the final Tribal Council, but it doesn’t help her chances of getting there. Frankly, if the others don’t pull it together and target her at the next vote, they are dumber than a bag of leaves.

3. Jon

Jon actually did some independent thinking about Jeremy and the hidden immunity idol. Of course, this independent thinking happened about 24 hours after he really needed it. His immediate response was to go panicking to Missy to get rid of Jeremy as soon as possible.

Personally, I think Jon would have been better placed to keep his alliance intact, rather than fracture it before the numbers are solidified. Instead of being in a dominant alliance, he’s a tarnished golden boy that no one trusts. Maybe in about 24 hours he’ll realize that he made the wrong move.

4. Jaclyn

Jaclyn took a back seat to events this week. No wonder the outcome was a broken alliance and a weaker position.

5. Reed

Reed was desperate enough to go rogue last week, and it paid off. Even though I think Reed is a bit of a dope, I do admire his relentless confidence in himself. His belief that he can shake up the game – whether by rummaging through others’ possessions or speaking up at Tribal Council – means that the game does get shaken up every now and then.


Also, I really want to know what he meant when he said the “manipulate objects with your feet” immunity challenge was custom-made for him. Oh wait, no I don’t.

6. Keith

Plenty of great Keith moments last week. Thinking that Wes saying “I don’t want to be hashtag-blindsided” was a “subtle hint” that Wes did not want to be blind-sided. Feeling the need to keep his “here is what you do with your hidden immunity idol” instructions. Revealing that he does not talk with any of the women on the tribe except Missy. None of these things are hallmarks of someone good at the game.

7. Baylor

Poor Baylor, forbidden by Probst – who called her a “young un” – to have even a sip of champagne at the reward challenge even though the drinking age in Nicaragua is 18. But at least she got an individual immunity win, a result I don’t think any of us saw coming.

8. Wes

Wes has a lot in common with his father, but without the benefit of years of experience.

9. Alec

Alec was also invisible last episode, which only means he must not have done anything especially bone-headed. That probably means he is due.

Those are the power rankings for this week. Tune in tonight to see if everyone really does hate Jon, and then come back tomorrow for David and Kim’s recap, where everyone really does hate Missy and Baylor.

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