Will Vytas Baskauskas win "Survivor: Second Chance"? With the show's 31st season set to premiere on CBS Sept. 23, keep coming back to Gold Derby for in-depth analyses of all 20 returning players, including pros and cons that may affect their chances this time around. Hurry – make your "Survivor" predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island first.
Previous Finish: 10th place
Season 27: Blood vs. Water
On the first season of "Blood vs. Water," Vytas played with his brother Aras, already a previous winner. Aras' status as a champion combined with the threat of two physically fit brothers in an alliance put an impossibly large target on Vytas from the beginning, a hurdle he was ultimately unable to overcome. Though he made decent personal connections with other castaways and proved himself to be an asset in challenges, it's hard to imagine that Vytas was able to fully realize a strategy in the course of that game.
But this time he's free of the chains of association with his brother, and in a game where everyone is seeking their own redemption, Vytas finally gets to start on an even playing field. Gold Derby odds to win: 33/1
While strong enough to be a physical threat, Vytas doesn't come to "Second Chance" with as big of a target on his back as Joe Anglim, Spencer Bledsoe and Terry Deitz, who all boast better individual immunity challenge records. This should afford Vytas some much needed time to throw attention at the other guys.
Vytas plays a very strong social game, having the qualities that allow him to connect with both men and women. If he can find a few people to connect with early on he may set himself up to go deep enough to let his personality sway the final jury in his favor.
As personable as Vytas is, there's a clear devilishness to his nature, too. If his competitors pick up on his willingness to put his own needs before those of an alliance, they may be hesitant to align with him.
It's hard to tell whether Vytas comes to the game with as many prior relationships as other contestants. True, Ciera Eastin from his original season is also returning, but the two of them, if aligned, are still outmatched by the larger groupings of players from "Cagayan" and "San Juan del Sur."
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