Survivor: Cambodia Player of the Week – Episode 13

Each week on Inside Survivor we will be naming one castaway from the current season the title of Player of the Week. After reviewing the latest episode, we will determine which player impressed us the most with their social skills, strategic prowess, craftiness, and creativity. We will keep a tally throughout the season so that we can keep track of who is impressing the most.


Week 1: Kelley Wentworth (Inside Survivor pick) | Kelley Wentworth (Readers pick – 53.7%)
Week 2: Jeff Varner (Inside Survivor pick) | Jeff Varner (Readers pick – 52.69%)
Week 3: Tasha Fox  | Tasha Fox (56.68%)
Week 4: Tasha Fox  | Tasha Fox (34%)
Week 5: Jeremy Collins | Kimmi Kappenberg (50.74%)
Week 6: Ciera Eastin | Ciera Eastin (55.1%)
Week 7: Jeremy Collins | Ciera Eastin (20.7%)
Week 8: Kelley Wentworth | Kelley Wentworth (80.6 %)
Week 9: Stephen Fishbach | Stephen Fishbach (57.5%)
Week 10/11: Spencer Bledsoe | Spencer Bledsoe (40.2%)
Week 12: Kelley Wentworth | Kelley Wentworth (34.5%)

Yesterday we opened up a fan poll for the Inside Survivor readers to vote for their player of the week for Episode 13. Currently leading the fan poll is…

spencerep13immSpencer Bledsoe with 48.5%

Inside Survivor’s choice for Player of the Week for Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance Episode 13 is…

tashaep13Tasha Fox

Here is what the Inside Survivor contributors had to say about Tasha Fox after Episode 13:

Martin: It was another tough week to pick one person for Player of the Week, and while I’m not sure if Tasha’s move will pay off in the long-run, there is no question that she controlled the vote and led the decision making in this episode. She initially had people on board to take out Keith, and then after fearing Abi’s unpredictability, she was able to change the vote to Abi successfully. That means Tasha f**ked with Abi and didn’t die? Success.

Jacob: Tasha made things go her way this week. She said the right things at the right time and convinced her allies to take out a dream final tribal council companion. Also – very glad she’s safe after that scary moment at the immunity challenge!

Rob: Despite Tasha’s less than savory opinions of who she thinks are the “goats” that are left in the game; she had a pretty solid week strategy wise. It was ultimately her idea to get rid of Abi this week, and she managed to convince her allies that it was a smart move. Abi would have made it to the end, and it could have been at Tasha’s expense if Jeremy and Spencer chose to sit with an obvious goat. Unfortunately for Tasha, while she successfully made the move she wanted to make, I think the only way she can win in the end is if she’s against the “goats” she’s trying to get rid of.

Shawn: Tasha stands out to me this week for her flexibility in alliances. Her relationship with Spencer and Jeremy remained strong as she used the idea of a female alliance as a bargaining chip. Her strongest play came after the reward challenge where she likely brought Kimmi (this week’s swing vote) over to her side. While she couldn’t tread water, her strategic work got her through to the finale.

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Written by

Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.

8 responses to “Survivor: Cambodia Player of the Week – Episode 13”

  1. I’d say Tasha may have “won” this battle but the moment Abi got sent packing, she’s lost the war.

    Unpredictability aside, that’s someone you’d WANT to take to the Finals. And really, someone out there should’ve seen that it’s possible to keep Abi in line. After all, someone there did. And for weeks running, too!

    And the irony here, she took out the goat only to take her place as the NEW goat. Genius!

  2. I don’t think Tasha’s chances of winning are as bad as people say they are. Tasha has played a strong game which involved making strong moves as well as laying low when appropriate. It depends on what the jury thinks, but I agree the edit is not favoring her as much as Jeremy and Spencer.

    • Yeah overall Tasha has played a great game. She’s in majority, had an amazing premerge and beginning merge story. People just don’t like her for whatever reason and refuse to give her credit. I love Tasha people need to stop taking everything so seriously it’s a game and she’s there to play.

      • Here’s the thing:

        She’s put a couple of people in the jury who are not going to vote for her in the end. And staying loyal to people who’ll deck-mop her at the end won’t help either.

        The fact that her pre-merge game is strong is EXACTLY the problem. Most people in the jury want to see recent enough moves. And being blindly loyal is NOT something these folks will care for. At least the others have something to point to.

        And another thing, there are a couple of people who wouldn’t want to vote for her based on how she treated them. Being nice only to the people in your alliance is a bad social move.

        She might get to the end, but she’s aiming for 3rd, at this point.

    • Tasha can win if she takes Kimmi and Keith. Her game has been strong, but not as strong as Spencer, Jeremy, or Kelley. In my opinion.

  3. I am frustrated with how so many survivor fans have been hating on her so hard recently. I do think it would be in her best interest to go with Abi and Kimmi to the end, but she is too loyal. I don’t think she herself is a goat, but her chances of winning aren’t as high with Spencer and Jeremy. None the less, it was a good move.

  4. Basically Tasha was facing a 4 person alliance at the final 7 and used masterful gameplay to get both Spencer and Abi, potential swing votes, to vote with her. It’s tough to say how good of a move it was to vote Abi because the edit often doesn’t show us exactly how popular people are. But the numbers are plain for us to see and Tasha is the one staying on top of them

    • She may be staying on top of the numbers, but at the end of the day, you gotta make a case to the jury. And simply “going where the numbers are” won’t be good enough, especially up against power players with more-than-decent social games like Jeremy and Spencer around.

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