Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

Power Rankings Round 3

Julia Sokolowski and Randy Bailey rank the players in Round 3 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…

After coming out on top with 12 points in the first round, I was quick to laud it over my fellow competitors on Twitter, a move that soon came back to bite me in the ass after I placed Mari in first place last week while Randy Bailey scooped up all the bonuses available.

After Round 2, Randy has surged ahead, receiving 10 points for ranking Mari in 10th place, 10 bonus points for David finding the idol and another 5 bonus points for Figgy receiving votes at tribal council, giving him an impressive total of 25 points. Julia finished in second place, with just 2 points, and I placed dead last with a dismal 1 point. Overall, Randy leads with 28 points; Martin is in second with 13 points, and Julia is last with 7 points. Can Randy be beaten?

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 Zeke is voted out in Episode 3, Randy and Martin will receive one point, and Julia will receive eight 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.

If a ranker wants to take a more strategic approach to their rankings they can play for…

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

28

Julia

7

Martin

13

1
Zeke
Zeke is getting the “golden edit” for some reason. Let’s rank him first for the bonus points for finding the Millennial’s immunity idol.
1
Ken
I love the alliance between Ken and David. I think it will solidify his game for a while. Plus, having knowledge of David’s idol, catching an octopus, and winning the challenge for his tribe can’t hurt his position.
1
Zeke
As Randy won all the bonuses last week, I need to do something to claw back points. Zeke is on the outs so that should give him great incentive to go idol hunting. Let's hope the producers marked a giant Z on a pineapple on Vanua beach.
2
Chris
Being alpha males, neither Chris nor Bret have really had to start playing yet.
2
Michelle
We got to see Michelle make an on-the-spot move. It was like she was at a restaurant, ordering a meal without looking at the menu. Regardless, it turned out delicious.
2
Chris
While Paul is the wild frontman of “Paul's Posse” taking all the attention, Chris is the drummer at the back, he doesn't get the fanfare, but he keeps everyone on beat.
3
Bret
Still can’t tell them apart. See above!
3
Michaela
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
3
Ken
He's strong, handsome, sensitive, and he brought Paul down to his knees with mere words alone. #TeleKENesis
4
Michaela
I love her negativity.
4
Jay
I don’t think Zeke, Adam or Will would bail on you for bowling night…keep those options open, my dude.
4
Will
He's achieved his dream. He got himself a seat at the cool kid's table. He should be safe there for a while.
5
Michelle
Where did that move come from? Michelle was definitely my player of the week. Please accept my apology Michelle for last week’s analysis. Now dump Taylor and Figgy and you can win this thing.
5
Hannah
First, have a glass of wine. Then, keep crackin’ those coconuts girlfriend- who knows? Maybe there’s an idol inside.
5
Sunday
She's more visible than any of the other Gen X women so we should at least have another month of Sundays.
6
Ken
Ken provided for his tribe with an octopus. Also kicked ass in the the IC/reward challenge. Ken is not going anywhere.
6
Chris
All he needs is a beer in his hand and the radio on. This guy is kickin’ back and not moving for a while.
6
Michelle
The missionary recruiter has got some serious sway over people. She could probably convince me to read the Bible. Will be interesting to see how she deals with the power, as long as she doesn't get a God complex she should be good.
7
David
Thanks for the bonus points David. Now you can go back to just being annoying.
7
David
The idol + Ken = The perfect chill pill.
7
Michaela
I'm hoping she follows the Courtney and Sandra path of being a character that speaks her mind, calls people out, and curses, yet still makes it to the end.
8
Lucy
Let me be the first to name PURPLE LUCY. We might be seeing the boring winner edit a la Robert "Penis" Crowley.
8
Zeke
Being “tickled” to head to tribal makes me nervous. Keep that cockiness in check, love.
8
Jay
He played the last episode like he was hitting strikes at his local bowling alley. He just needs to keep his bowling bros around.
9
Jessica
I don’t remember seeing Jessica in the last episode.
9
Adam
ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN HEAR ME?
9
Taylor
Should be safe now that the “Triforce” is in the majority but if anyone can mess things up it's the Brototype.
10
Adam
Too early to be changing the game Adam. I expect you to be homeless very soon.
10
Sunday
I don’t look at Sunday as the “ultimate gamer” but she’s intuitive and emotionally responsive, which is a skill that can get you further than physical capability or an idol.
10
Figgy
Everyone said she'll be dangerous if they kept her around, I guess we're about to find out.
11
Will
Time to kick things into gear a bit Willy.
11
Will
Parvati Shallow, John Cochran, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Taylor Swift…
11
Bret
The bassist in “Paul's Posse”, kind of noticeable and probably the next most recognisable after Paul, and therefore more likely to be targeted, but still undercover enough to slide by.
12
Hannah
I did not expect you to become Michelle’s lap dog.
12
Figgy
Flirty Figgy's Flame keeps burning…
12
Adam
He's now on the wrong side of the numbers, but I'd still be surprised if the season narrator went this early. I mean, he's not Ned Stark. Is he? I suppose Michaela was dangerously close to his head with that machete.
13
Jay
Jay, you should be thankful to have Michelle doing your thinking for you.
13
Jessica
Jessica was kind of like Lindsay Lohan’s finger in this episode - back burner news that is overshadowed by Kim Kardashian's Paris robbery trauma.
13
David
Surely he's had too much screen-time devoted to him to leave just yet? And he has an idol now. Then again, I put Mari first last week, so what the hell do I know?
14
Figgy
Figgy, enjoy the sex on the pre-jury trip.
14
Bret
“Don’t smother it! Don’t smother it” Was he talking about the fire? Or giving Chris direction in regards to David?
14
Jessica
It might be time to start thinking of who she'll will that advantage to?
15
Sunday
Your voice still annoys me.
15
CeCe
The fact that Cece almost got eliminated week one, yet we had barely any content from her in episode 2, screams red flag.
15
Hannah
She's flipped over to an alliance which already has a tight four and angered her former allies in the process. Probably not a good spot to be in, might be best just to hide out in the voting booth until it all blows over.
16
Taylor
I can’t remember hating someone this much after only 2 episodes. (see #14 above)
16
Lucy
*crickets*
16
Lucy
Judging by the first two vote offs, maybe Lucy is smart hiding in the background? But we haven't been given any reason to put much hope in her chances.
17
CeCe
FORGET YOU! GO HOME! GOODBYE!
17
Taylor
Taylor did not just put on those love goggles… he super glued them to his face.
17
Paul
The frontman of “Paul's Posse” survived a heart attack but can he survive an idol attack? David and Ken are ready to make Paul the Pirate walk the plank.
18
Paul
CeCe is going home but Paul could get a vote or 2 if he doesn’t die before tribal council. It’s all about the bonus points.
18
Paul
Paul may have been well enough to compete in the challenge, but I’m not convinced his game was resuscitated the same way.
18
CeCe
If David's idol comes into play, “Paul's Posse” will probably aim their votes CeCe's way – not that the edit will bother telling us.

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.


5 responses to “Power Rankings Round 3”

  1. We just do this for a bit of fun and friendly competition. We do the in-depth stuff with Edgic and strategy blogs. 🙂

  2. I did not make the rules Alexa. And if it makes you feel better, my second spot is the top spot and my second to last spot is the last spot.

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