Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance Power Rankings
Week before the Finale
By Ben Willoughby
December 15, 2015
Jeremy’s been decent all season, but it is hard to point to anything he has done that makes him worthy of winning the game. His biggest “move” was to save Fishbach, a choice which messed up several people’s plans and was pointless anyway because Fishbach was gone soon at the very next vote. (Still if Fishbach had gone, Jeremy might have gone next). He still has one immunity idol left and only one remaining Tribal Council at which he can play it, so he had better play it well.
Tasha can make it to the end, but she knows that in order to win she needs to make a public move in the game. I think she's certainly made a lot of subtle moves throughout the game, such as her Abi-wrangling to get her and Savage out of trouble when they were on Angkor, and convincing Spencer (at least for this vote) that only people who deserve to be there should make it to the end. "Only the deserving": convincing the gullible since Colby Donaldson in Season 2! But Tasha needs a move that is unambiguously hers, and even said as much to Jeremy, saying that he needs to let her make a move. The implication is that if Jeremy doesn’t let her make a move in the game, she will end up making a move against Jeremy.
Over 30 days in and Kimmi’s biggest move was convincing everyone to get rid of Monica, and no one on the jury is going to care about that. Kimmi’s been involved in strategy discussions and alliances from the beginning of the game, but I think everyone else thinks they can easily beat her in front of a jury. I also think they're right.
Keith was out of the loop on the vote for Joe – which means my take that he was being crafty was too charitable. Occam's razor says he just didn’t know what was going on. It's one thing to be on the wrong side of a vote, but to not know who anyone else is voting for - on Day 32 - is just bad. Then after winning the reward challenge, he had no real logic in taking Spencer along and plum forgot Tasha’s name, even though he had voted for her a day ago. “Is he really that slow?” asked Tasha in interview. He certainly seems to be.
Keith has played pretty much the same game as he did in his first season – competitive in challenges, loyal to his allies and clueless in the strategic and social parts of the game. No one dislikes Keith, but he’s a good person to take to the end, because you know there’s no way he could articulate why he deserves the title of Sole Survivor.
Next time on Survivor, it’s the finale! Unless we end up with a final four (don’t even think about it, Probst!), it means that we’re going to have three eliminations! And even better, no time at all for the Walk of Fallen Survivor Castaways. There’ll also be a Reunion episode, which will be awful as usual.