Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

Power Rankings Round 2

Julia Sokolowski and Randy Bailey rank the players in Round 2 of the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Power Rankings.

The battle between generations is taking place this season on Survivor: Millennials and Gen X. But the real war is happening here on Inside Survivor, as former Survivor players Julia Sokolowski and Randy Bailey, as well as Inside Survivor head honcho, Martin “Redmond” Holmes, fight it out in the Inside Survivor Power Rankings.

Previously on Power Rankings…

Usually, the first round is just a practice game where no points are gained. However, Randy, the rule breaker that he is, took to Twitter to tell us that the first round points should count.

As Julia was on board with Randy’s proposition, we agreed to make the first round count. So, in Round 1, Martin took the early lead, gaining 12 points for ranking Rachel in 12th place. Julia is in second place with 5 points and Randy is bringing up the rear with just 3 points. But it’s still early days and all to play for.

The Rules

We use the Gordon Holmes format of Power Rankings. Each week the three power rankers create separate rankings based on least likely to most likely to be eliminated. The ranking of the player who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the three rankers will earn. For example, if David is voted out in Episode 2, Randy will receive one point, Julia will receive fourteen points, and Martin will receive sixteen points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Power Rankings Champion.

Bonuses:

If the player ranked in 1st place finds an idol you gain 10 points.
If the player ranked in last place isn’t eliminated but receives a vote(s) against them you gain 5 points.
If the player ranked in 1st place wins individual immunity you gain 10 points (post-merge).

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Randy

3

Julia

5

Martin

12

1
David
David’s edit is the red herring edit of S33 much like the Fishbach edit from Second Chance. Like Fishbach, David has his own “clown music soundtrack” that accompanies every confessional. He has no chance of winning but has a great chance of finding an idol and getting me 10 bonus points. No one with their own music goes home week 2.
1
Adam
I hope your game turns out to be unprecedented.
1
Mari
Show me your moves! Super smash the bros.
2
Chris
Chris and Bret are the self-appointed co-leaders of the Gen X tribe. They both are workhorses around camp and are solid in challenges.
2
Mari
Watching Mari is like watching someone play Mario Kart: quick and engaging. I have a feeling Mari is about to hit a power-up mushroom and get a speed boost.
2
Zeke
I never thought the man dressed like Nic Cage in Raising Arizona would be the responsible adult. But here is, raising millennials.
3
Bret
Just completed my re-watch of the premiere and I finally can tell Bret and Chris apart. Just can’t tell which one of them is most boring.
3
Zeke
I’ll meet you at the singles mixer at the Miami retirement center, and we can have a few Pina Coladas.
3
Chris
Time to coin a new Survivor term - the "attorney-journey edit". For when a super, self-serious lawyer makes it deep into the game and does not change.
4
Zeke
I was expecting more of a villain edit for Zeke. And Zeke, you may be right about Survivor changing people but NOT after 2 days. Hopefully a reward challenge wins you a razor so you can shave that stupid mustache. Also, lose the Hawaiian shirt!
4
Chris
Saving all of his personality/game play/energy for episodes 8 and up.
4
Bret
If being boring was a crime then Bret would have to arrest almost his entire tribe. And himself.
5
Will
I have underestimated young William. The boy has some game. His social game appears solid and his confessional insight, although quite lame, is mostly accurate.
5
Jessica
Damn, this girl woke up and smelled those frickin’ roses.
5
Adam
If Adam lasts as long as I think he will, I'll probably be deaf by the end of the season. Please, stop shouting in your confessionals; this isn't Big Brother.
6
Michaela
Michaela did not get a ton of airtime in the premiere. She's either boring, or she will be around for a while. Michaela is definitely not boring so it must be the latter. I did not expect to like her like I do.
6
Michaela
Peekaboo? Where were you? I still have faith.
6
Jessica
Let's hope her legacy is more than just the first person to hold the new advantage.
7
Hannah
Hannah and Mari joined forces to be co-founders of the Millennial nerd alliance. I am expecting the nerd alliance to dictate who goes home from the Millennials the first few weeks if they lose immunity. This is not good news for the cool kids.
7
Michelle
For someone who came off a little air-heady pre-game, she is 10 steps ahead of the Triforce.
7
Michaela
Eye rolling her way to a million.
8
Adam
I look for Adam to recognize where the numbers are and team up with Mari and Hannah. Adam is getting a lot of narrator time for the Millennial tribe. Narrators always go fairly deep.
8
Figgy
*$1,000,000.00 = Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves* Don’t let the lovin’ blind you.
8
Sunday
Sunday driver, taking it slow and steady.
9
Jay
Jay will be the last cool kid left standing and the only cool kid to make the merge. The sooner he cuts the cord with Taylor the better.
9
Taylor
Taylor thinks he’s on “A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila,” and can’t decide if he’s more in love with Figgy or Jay.
9
Will
Given that his tribe has broken down into high school cliques you'd expect the high school student to have an advantage. He lives this s**t.
10
Mari
The second co-founder of the Millennial nerd alliance is looking very good early in this game. Just don’t get too cocky Mari.
10
Jay
Is it too early to predict a merge boot?
10
Jay
Enter your name into the Jay Nickname Generator [................................].
11
Lucy
My winner pick from last week did not live up to my expectations. Let’s hope she shows up this week.
11
Ken
He’s lived “off the grid”, and he’s off my radar.
11
Michelle
Living on a prayer. But a long way from half-way there.
12
Ken
Completely boring and forgettable in the premiere. However, this “Ken Doll” seems to be physically strong and pretty likable.
12
Will
Will you just narrate this season with your graduated voice, please?
12
Hannah
The easiest target on alliance Kappa Kappuccino.
13
Sunday
I just can’t get past her voice. She has nothing on Big Brother's Bronte. Her voice certainly is not easy like Sunday morning.
13
Sunday
Mama knows best.
13
Paul
His heart's in the right place. I hope.
14
Paul
Last week’s previews suggest that someone may be having a heart attack. Common sense tells me that it must be the oldest guy Paul. From watching about 450 episodes of Survivor and 447 of them having misleading previews, I’d guess that Paul is safe.
14
David
Buddy, I wish I could’ve been there to give you a Xanax… You were kind of a s**t-show last week, but I sense a transformative story arc.
14
Taylor
Maybe if he wins the money he can visit South Dakota?
15
Michelle
Michelle is a less charismatic version of Figgy. Her fate will be the same as Figgy.
15
Bret
Don’t be a chowdahead, Boston Bret.
15
Ken
If only that walking stick bug was an actual walking stick, then you might have fit in more with your tribe.
16
Jessica
Only 33 more days and Jessica’s legacy advantage will have matured. Only problem is that the legacy advantage will probably be on about its fifth owner by then. Jessica needs a tribal swap soon to have a prayer of making the merge. Congratulations Jessica; you get first place amongst the Survivors named Jessica.
16
Paul
Should we be listening to Queen’s album, “Sheer Heart Attack” this week?
16
David
Is it really death you're afraid of, David? Or is it life?
17
Taylor
Divide the total number of people in your tribe by 2. Then add 1. Now you have a majority alliance. Taylor, you created an alliance of 4 in a tribe of 10. Good luck with the shortest showmance ever.
17
Hannah
Do not fret my pet. Let the people (Mari/Will/Michelle/Adam) come to you.
17
Lucy
It's not a good omen when the weather gets more airtime than you do.
18
CeCe
My initial assessment of CeCe was correct. She will go home this week if Gen X loses but I believe she will be spared due to an unexpected Gen X win.
18
Lucy
Yawnnnn…..
18
Figgy
Wants to leave with the million and a husband. Will probably leave with a couple of grand and a hickey.
19
Figgy
Figgy, your edit deteriorated the entire premiere. It went from charming to downright mean and cocky. I have seen this before. FORGET YOU! GO HOME! GOODBYE!
19
CeCe
Three votes against you and we don’t know why? Shakin’ my head… not a good sign.
19
CeCe
CeCe, Ce ya later.

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.


One response to “Power Rankings Round 2”

  1. Oh Martin… Do the quick edit and reverse your picks… I won’t tell anyone!

    Also I’m not bragging about having Mari 15th in mine :]

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