Survivor: Worlds Apart Power Rankings

Week 5

By Ben Willoughby

March 25, 2015

Spoilers: I'm not going to win.

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Last (double) episode, we saw the departure of Lindsey and Max. Lindsey, who spent most of her in-game time complaining about her tribe, went the full Churchill before being booted, talking about the blood and sweat that the Blue Collars are willing to give and how one of them is going to win this game (ha ha). And then Mike decided to top her by talking about how he’d slit his throat if he had to spend a day on No Collar, while the White Collars all live off the sweat of honest, hard-working Americans. Mike is obviously into Marx in a big way. Or possibly Ayn Rand. I’m starting to think that what makes you Blue Collar is your willingness to believe this horse-plop.

Max’s departure was perhaps a little more surprising. I can’t wait for the Reunion episode where he takes of his nerd glasses and crazy beard for the big reveal that he’s Matthew McConnaughey. I mean, the nudity, the lunacy, the crazy rambling speeches that don’t actually say anything, the “he is some sort of cult leader.” Tell me that doesn’t fit. Anyway, Season 30, Episode 5, Max was voted out. Remember that in Survivor trivia, people!

Here are the Survivor rankings for this week.


Escameca is obviously the muscle tribe that’s going to win challenges for as long as the Survivor producers forsake challenges that can be won through brain power. The Blue Collars are nominally in control, but there's loads of potential for an epic, angry split.


1. Mike

Mike seemed pretty cut up about alienating Sierra after the Tribal Council vote. He’s Blue Collar all the way, and sees himself as the leader of the rest of the group. I think everyone else will be happy to let Mike see himself that way.

NTOS suggests that Mike is sharpening his knives for Joaquin, due to his budding power couple bromance with Rodney. With Sierra being a possible floater, the male Blue Collars should really be scratching around for any fourth vote they can get. Let’s see if Mike is really that stupid.

2. Sierra

Sierra actually got to speak this week, and it was mostly about how the rest of the Blue Collars are now dead to her. Lindsey will be so disappointed in Sierra. So on paper, Sierra could easily change up the game and determine the future direction of the tribe. But after several minutes of Sierra talking about how excited she is to flip, it becomes clear that she is on a tribe that could easily win all the immunity challenges until the merge, and she won’t have the chance.

3. Dan

Despite believing he is some sort of woman-whisperer, Dan proved his Survivor inadequacy four times this week. First of all, he was completely transparent in how much he agreed with Lindsey. Any mediocre Survivor player would have seen right through him, but fortunately for Dan he was talking with Lindsey. Secondly, he wants to clear the air with Sierra, which should that mean she talks about her hurt feelings and he apologizes insincerely. But instead, he launched into a list of reasons why Sierra sucks. Thirdly, he did it again. And finally, Dan has a stupid hat that he wears to Tribal Council. No one likes your hat, Dan.

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