Survivor: Worlds Apart - Power Rankings
By Ben Willoughby
March 10, 2015
So the “do whatever we like” tribe has split between three people who like doing what they want, and two other people who like doing a different set of things that they like. At least Coconut Vendor Vince is gone. Vince, if you happen to read this, I need you to acknowledge that your corporate training/self-help speak (example: “steamrolling progress”) is not deep or meaningful, but weird and alienating. I need you to acknowledge that you are an intense sociopath who sucks the joy out of life. I need you to acknowledge how awful you are as a person. I need you to acknowledge these three very simple things before we can be good. Can you do that?
Joe remains the tribe’s golden boy after giving everyone crabs. (Har har! I sicken myself.) But even though he’s now the tribe alpha, he was still dumb enough to suggest that your solid alliance of three, plus that one other guy you don’t really know or trust, split the vote.
I’ve put Joe at #1 because of the golden boy factor and because the others are doing what he says, but I wonder if Jenn will end up being in charge of her alliance.
Hali is playing a following game. It is not going to work out for her.
Will flopped the challenge so badly that Probst shouted himself hoarse. Will also proved himself equally bad at Survivor strategy – passing up his opportunity to turn the tables on the three younger people who will otherwise dominate the tribe, in favor of voting out Vince because... Nina said something about Vince saying something about Will’s health? While I think Vince is obviously untrustworthy, if I were Will I’d take my chances in an alliance with him and Nina over trying to force my way in with the three young people who are really tight and who don’t trust me because I didn’t vote the way I said I would. But because it succeeded in eliminating Vince, I forgive you Will.
Nina’s Day 4 freak-out came across as overly-dramatic and passive-aggressive. Does she need to be explicitly invited to everything? Of course, her tribemates are equally passive aggressive, suggesting that it’s her fault for not jumping in on conversations she didn’t hear in the first place. But being old and deaf keeps her on the bottom of her tribe. Too bad she put herself there by blabbing to Will! On the plus side for Nina, she looks great for 54! Oh wait, you wanted plus sides related to her game? [awkward silence] She needs to go idol-hunting.
Those are the Power Rankings for this week. On the next episode, Joe provides food for No Collar by hunting lizard, on White Collar Shirin imitates monkeys and on Blue Collar, the shouting about firewood continues unabated. Be sure to catch all that excitement by reading Jim’s recap on Thursday, because the preview does not give a compelling reason to watch the episode.