Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

Power Rankings Round 5

Julia Sokolowski and Randy Bailey rank the players in Round 5 of the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Power Rankings.

Previously on Power Rankings…

After Randy’s domination in Round 2, it looked near impossible to catch him up, but last week saw a huge comeback from Martin. In Round 4, Martin finished in first place, receiving 17 points for ranking Lucy in 17th place, and gaining 10 bonus points for Adam finding an idol, giving him a total of 27 points. Julia finished in second place with 16 points, and Randy finished in third with 13 points. Martin now takes the overall lead with 62 points, Randy follows closely behind with 59 points, and Julia is last with 41 points.

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 Taylor is voted out in Episode 5, Julia will receive 14 points, Randy will receive 12 points, and Martin will receive 10 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

59

Julia

41

Martin

62

1
Chris

This week’s tribe swap makes power rankings a total crap shoot. Maybe Chris after getting blindsided with the idol last week will try and find one for himself.

1
Michaela

Masterful & mighty.

1
Adam

Heading into the randomness of a swap with an idol in his back pocket should make Adam as happy as a painted clam.

2
Bret

Chris and Bret are still not going anywhere.

2
Adam

Adaptable & adorable.

2
Chris

More like the Incredible Sulk, am I right?! Despite consistently getting blindsided, his strength will be needed on a new tribe, and that should keep him safe.

3
Michelle

Michelle, you can win this thing! Just back off the accelerator a bit. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

3
Chris

Confident & coordinated.

3
Michaela

If you think you're at the top, Michaela has shown she can easily get rid of you. #NakedAndUnafraid

4
Michaela

I hate when the editors blur the good parts!

4
Michelle

Meek & mystical.

4
Jay

I think Jay has a good balance of laidbackness, awareness and challenge capabilities. He should be able to fit into the dynamics of any new tribe.

5
Zeke

Zeke has yet to piss anyone off (except for me of course).

5
Jay

Joyful & judicious.

5
Ken

Ken was channeling Lost's John Locke last week, "Don't tell me what I can't do!" And much like Locke, Ken is thriving out on the island; he shouldn't be in danger yet no matter what the others do.

6
Adam

In the dictionary for “winner’s edit” is Adam’s picture.

6
Will

Watchful & well-behaved.

6
Michelle

She might need more than the power of silent prayer on a new tribe, but she's previously shown flashes of stellar social play that should help her connect with new tribemates.

7
Will

I blame you for the Rob Cesternino RHAP fight.

7
Sunday

Silent & safe.

7
Zeke

All his time spent at Miami retirement home mixers should help him if ends up with a bunch of old Gen Xers.

8
Figgy

Figgy, say goodbye to Taylor.

8
Ken

Keen & kind.

8
Sunday

Serial texter and mom-of-millennials Sunday is about to get her chance to bond with the kids, and I think it's going to kickstart her game.

9
Hannah

Swaps tend to hurt strong players and help weak players. Hannah’s stock rises a bit.

9
Bret

Boring & beefy.

9
Will

Where there's a Will there's a significant lack of cameramen. He shouldn't be in too much danger unless he ends up in a really bad tribe.

10
Jay

Once Taylor is gone, I can focus my hate on you, Jay. Get ready!

10
Figgy

Flirty & forceful.

10
Taylor

It looks like Bromeo is about to be separated from his Juliet, but his scene at the summit tells me he'll end up with David and find a new snuggle buddy.

11
Sunday

Enjoyed your kind email. However, I still hate your voice.

11
David

Dynamic & determined.

11
Figgy

The (goat) hunter will eventually become the hunted but not just yet. I have a feeling Figgy will be sticking around a while.

12
Taylor

Taylor will lose Figgy in the swap, and this will be the beginning of the end for Taylor.

12
Zeke

Zany & zealous.

12
David

Heading into the randomness of a swap with an idol in his... oh, scratch that. His bold and admirable move last week could end up backfiring with the upcoming swap, but his edit suggests he'll stick around.

13
Jessica

David playing the idol for you last week only buys you about 6 days if that.

13
Hannah

Heedless & haphazard.

13
Bret

Is Bret expendable? He hasn't exactly stood out in challenges, and unless he ends up on a tribe with Chris, I doubt anyone would stick their neck out to protect him.

14
Ken

Ken’s edit last week went downhill. Got a feeling the swap will not be kind to the Ken doll.

14
Taylor

Tactless & temporary.

14
Hannah

If the next challenge is a game of Hide & Seek, then Hannah has this nailed. If not, I could see her standing out as an easy target on a cautious new tribe.

15
David

Fishbach is correct, and Eliza is wrong. Giving the idol to Jessica this early was stupid. FORGET YOU! GOODBYE! GO HOME!

15
CeCe

Carefree & clueless.

15
Jessica

Receiving five votes against you should open your eyes, infection or no infection. But if she keeps making bad judgments I don't think she'll last much longer. David will be grateful for that advantage though.

16
CeCe

CeCe has been dodging bullets long enough.

16
Jessica

Jaded & jeopardous.

16
CeCe

The first swap episode is dangerous territory, and people tend to go for the easiest target. If her new tribe focuses on challenge strength, I don't think CeCe can hold on much longer.


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.


7 responses to “Power Rankings Round 5”

  1. I am completely baffled as to how Big Baby Grump Chris is in the Top 3. His whiny act pretty much sealed the deal for him.

    Granted, his physicality might keep him around until the merge, but if he continues his petulance (which I think is a HUGE possibility) and even if he doesn’t (he’s your typical merge target), I can’t imagine him nearing the finish line.

  2. Is it possible to make the numbers listing the ranks darker? I can’t even see them unless I use my mouse to highlight them.

  3. While I think that Ken’s emphasis on integrity, respect, etc., are attributes that may work against him in the long run, I’m completely baffled as to why Randy has him ranked as low as 14 out of 16 in his power rankings. First, I would stress the fact that even though we saw aspects of Ken that spoke to why he may have difficulty winning the game, the edit also presented him in a largely positive light. Not only did he speak the truth to Jessica, but David ensured that Ken’s wishes were carried out at tribal council when his playing of the idol saved Jessica and got Lucy eliminated from the game. Second, since we know there is a tribe swap and we will end up with either two tribes of eight or three tribes of five (with one getting temporarily sent to exile island), why would any new tribe decide to vote off someone who (a) is a provider and (b) is a challenge beast? (This will be particularly true if we end up – as many people seem to think – with three tribes of five.) Yes, Ken could end up the sole Gen-X member on a team of Millenials, but this scenario could be true of all the Gen-Xers. Based on what we’ve seen of them, it just defies reason/logic that anyone would see Ken as third to last of the sixteen players left in the game (while at the same time placing Chris and Bret in first and second place).

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