With Jenn Brown‘s elimination this week, “Survivor: Worlds Apart” may very well be fresh out of wholly likable castaways for the audience to cheer on. Is there anyone left to root for? Scroll down to see my dream Final 3. Hurry — make your predictions for next week’s episode and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated next.
I agree with the consensus that this season is a return to form for a show that in recent seasons has felt worlds apart from its glory days. We’ve seen some great strategies devised only to quickly fall apart, re-emerge and eventually play out. We’ve also really loved some people and really hated others, but let’s not forget that some of the best seasons of “Survivor” end with snakes and rats sitting in the finals.
With that being said, here are the three players I would love most to see arguing for the win at the final Tribal Council:
When Joe Anglim left, the target had to shift and it’s now firmly on Mike’s back. Some may consider his decisions at this week’s auction to be the start of a downfall, but Dan Foley‘s wavering trust in him gives Mike the chance to redeem himself in classic “Survivor” fashion — top dog to underdog and back to the top would be a truly heroic path to the win. Recent meltdown aside, Mike has a proven track record of being able to use his charm to his advantage and it would be interesting to see him work his way through a would-be jury that now seems less convinced of his loyalty.
Two weeks ago, I listed Rodney as one of the five castaways who couldn’t possibly win. This week, I’m prepared to call him one of the three most deserving of the win. Rodney’s perception of where each player stands within the tribe is unmatched by his competitors and his ability to split Mike and Dan apart this week may have been the best and quickest strategic move we’ve seen all season. I almost want him to reach the end just so we can see him admit that his abysmal performance at every challenge is because he’s throwing them!
It’s Survivor 101 that a dominant alliance will eventually turn on itself, and the castaways once seen as being on the bottom of the totem pole immediately become the most important votes to secure. Shirin has no one left and as division among the former Blue Collars continues to widen, expect to see her stock rise. At this point, it’s just a matter of who is willing to approach her first. With three jury members already likely to vote for her, and with a pretty epic emotional journey to speak to, Shirin’s case at a final Tribal Council could be easily made.
Whose torch do you think will be snuffed next? Be sure to visit our predictions center and make/update your forecasts before voting closes Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. The user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
Where do you fall on our overall Season 30 leaderboard?
All season long, three users — Benutty, Smartdude, Taloson — have been battling it out for the top spot, and this week brings a tie for the highest prediction accuracy with Benutty and Smartdude both at 67%. However, Benutty’s point score (109,092) is higher than Smartdude’s (84,992) which is why he claims first place. Talk about a true nail-biter!
Taloson comes in third with 64%, followed by Sunhound in fourth place with 62% and JasonNolette in fifth place with 57%. Click here to see where you score on our overall season leaderboard.
Can YOU beat these frontrunners to win our prizes? Then be sure to take part in our “Survivor” prediction contest. We’re giving away $100 Amazon gift certificates to our weekly winners plus at season’s end. The deadline for each episode is Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT.
Our current overall leader Benutty predicted Joaquin Souberbielle‘s elimination back in Episode 6. However, he hasn’t forecasted any of the four eliminations since then (see complete predix), proving that it’s possible to do well in our contests without getting everything right.
Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering that week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don’t take them for granted.
To vote for who think will go home next on “Survivor,” drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. For example, if you think Sierra will be eliminated, make sure you put her in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
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