Survivor: Cambodia Player of the Week – Episode 9

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 %)

Yesterday we opened up a fan poll for the Inside Survivor readers to vote on their player of the week for Episode 9. Currently leading the fan poll is…

stephen1Stephen Fishbach with 58.8 %

Inside Survivor’s choice for Player of the Week for Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance Episode 9 is…

stephenshiftStephen Fishbach

Here is what the Inside Survivor contributors had to say about Stephen Fishbach after Episode 9:

Martin: I’m not sure if voting out Kelly Wiglesworth was as big of a move as Stephen, or the episode itself would have us believe, but the fact is, Stephen did what he said he was going to do last week, and that is put himself in the driver’s seat. Not only did his risky move to go for the advantage at the immunity challenge pay off, but he orchestrated the blindside of Wiglesworth whom he saw as Joe’s right-hand woman. He deserves credit not only for flipping but for convincing Jeremy and Spencer to flip with him.

Jacob: With Wiglesworth’s elimination, Fishbach has become a pivotal strategic player. He chose a target; he gathered allies to vote with him, and he eliminated said target. If he can avoid being targeted, Stephen is in a great position, especially with that awesome vote-stealer that he won at the immunity challenge.

Shawn: Fishbach is truly embracing the nature of this second chance season. Using voting blocs as a way to influence the thinking of Spencer and Jeremy, he successfully championed the Wiglesworth blindside. Fishbach wants to build an end-game résumé and is doing just that.

Rob: Stephen finally made a big move this week, as he’s been telling us he’s wanted to do for a while now. Granted, it wasn’t Moby Joe as he would have liked, but it was Joe’s biggest ally and friend (or so we’re told), Kelly Wiglesworth. Add that to Stephen risking his safety in the game for an awesome advantage, and it gives you a great formula for the player of the week!

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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.

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