Survivor: Cambodia Power Rankings
By Ben Willoughby
December 1, 2015
Spencer caught a lucky break by not quite being fast enough to win the reward challenge, and then got upset that Fishbach decided to take people not named Spencer with him? I mean, duh. Fishbach is closer with Jeremy (who had just saved him) than with Spencer, who actively campaigned to get rid of Fishbach.
But I agree with Spencer’s move to flip. Fishbach is closer with Tasha and Jeremy (not to mention Kimmi), and it would be hard for Spencer to get ahead with that group, no matter how much Jeremy protests that he would have also played his idol for Spencer (right after ruining Spencer’s plan to get rid of the other "strategic" player in the game).
Also, Probst commentary highlight from the immunity challenge: “Can Spencer get it in the hole?”
Jeremy clearly lost some of his charm when he failed to get the group to target Ciera over Fishbach. Having already flipped on Tasha, Kimmi, Joe and Keith (by aligning with the Witches Coven to vote for Wiglesworth), he then flipped again on Joe, Keith, Spencer and Tasha by playing his immunity idol to protect Fishbach.
I think this was an emotional and impulsive decision by Jeremy, who has forged strong relationships on Survivor, and he doesn’t want to let down his friends. But at the same time, he is sending a clear message to other people in the game, including his existing and potential allies, that he is not to be trusted. Sorry Jeremy, but you’re not enough of a sociopath to make a good Survivor player.
Anyway, Jeremy is now down in the numbers and only has Tasha and Kimmi to work with, making him the next likely target. It’s a good thing he has a second immunity idol that no one knows about.
Keith has a long list of fun things and playing Survivor isn’t one of them. It’s interesting that Keith is held up as some kind of hero for wanting to participate in an immunity challenge (for which, full credit to Keith), but when it comes to the voting game he just takes his orders and does what he’s told. Keith should be thinking about which competition is more important, immunity or a million dollars.
After the vote for Wiglesworth, Tasha wanted some reassurance from Jeremy that he would clue her in on voting plans from now on. After Jeremy played his immunity idol to protect Fishbach, she did not get that reassurance. Still, Tasha has a distinct lack of options in the game.
The big revelation of last episode was that Kimmi and Fishbach were really close. Like Tasha, she doesn’t have many options left beyond “don’t vote for me next.”
Next time on Survivor it’s a single episode, but with two of the things we all tune in for – a loved ones episode, and a visit from the Survivor medical team! Uh oh. So tune in tonight to see who gets medevac'd, and then come back later in the week for Jim's recap.