Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance Power Rankings
Week before the Finale
By Ben Willoughby
December 15, 2015
Previously on Survivor, the we’s reigned supreme - but no one seemed to know for sure who was in which “we.” The jury got to see Abi get voted out, but their excitement with the result lasted about as long as it took them to realize she would be coming back to live with them at Ponderosa. For her part, Abi gained a lot of “personal growth” and said she was “happy not to be with those crazy people any more.” I guess if you have Abi’s perspective, every sane person appears crazy.
Six are left and the finale is tonight, so who is going to win?
Spencer thinks he has a lot of options. He was angling for a final three with Keith and Kelley, Jeremy and Tasha think they have a final three deal with him, and he probably has a final three deal with everyone else who made the jury. In interview, Spencer revealed that he would love to go to the end with Keith and Abi, but he seems to have gone along with Tasha’s notion that only players and no goats should make it to the end, out of “respect for the fans.” Barf!
Spencer’s played a good game so far. He made a poor alliance choice early on with Shirin, but was able to recover back into a power position in the game. His big move was to steal Fishbach’s moment of triumph, which got rid of the other Survivor nerd in the game. He has won two individual immunities, but for some reason it is Keith who is labelled the new “golden boy.” If Spencer gets to sit in front of the jury, he’s going to have a clear case to present. Expect to hear a lot of "this is how I used my second chance."
If Spencer, Jeremy and Tasha stick together, their competitors are two goats and Kelley, so the target should be pretty obvious. However, Kelley should be safe at the next vote thanks to a second immunity idol that no one knows about. My dream scenario of all the votes going to Kelley and Jeremy and both playing their immunity idols could still play out!
Kelley made one big move this season, but it was the best one – a surprise idol play that sent Savage to the jury and kept her in the game. If she is able to make another move like that with her remaining idol, she’ll have a good case for the “outwit” part of the game. Outplay and outlast? *makes hand-wavy motion*
Jeremy is still fishing for jury votes, this week underlining the old Hunahpu links between him, Kelley and Keith back in their Blood vs Water season. These bonds were so obviously strong that he hasn’t allied with either one of them. Jeremy spent most of last episode suffering from buyer’s remorse, but Kimmi and Tasha voting for Abi should reassure him that there’s no all-girls’ alliance yet.