Survivor 42

Player of the Week (Episode 8)

Vote now for your Player of the Week!

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Each week here on Inside Survivor we will be running a fan poll to determine the Player of the Week. Readers can vote for the player that impressed them the most with their strategic gameplay, social skills, and overall performance. The poll will close on the following Wednesday.

In the eighth episode of Survivor 42, we saw the elimination of Chanelle Howell, the 29-year-old Executive Recruiter from New York, New York. Last week’s Player of the Week was Omar Zaheer with 1,173 Votes (55.70%).

Weekly Results

Week 1: Maryanne
Week 2: Daniel
Week 3: Jonathan
Week 4: Tori
Week 5: Hai
Week 6: Omar

Vote now for your Player of the Week.

Who was the Player of the Week?


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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.


5 responses to “Player of the Week (Episode 8)”

  1. Jonathan is for real and should be the winner but the weaklings will vote him out because that is how the system works. Hope Jonathan wins all the immunity challenges and not evil Tori again.

  2. Each of them has their own strategies and Tori usually is singled out as the antagonist but she participated and did everything in each game for their tribe to win. I loved her patience during the individual immunity challenge. She did it twice!

  3. Can someone help me understand how Jonathan is getting so many points when he didn’t really do all that much in this episode? Drea found an advantage after making the most of a reward that she wouldn’t enjoy (while also doing what Xander was unable to do), Mike made sure that the alliance stuck to the original plan that best suited him and his game, even Tori was able to sniff out that Drea found an advantage and then beat Jonathan to win immunity when she really needed it.

  4. I have been thinking the EXACT same thing. For weeks now Jonathan has started out with a relatively mild number of votes only to have a huge surge about a day after that week’s Player of the Week page was posted. I’ve found it super fishy, but I’ve let it slide week after week because in the past episodes there was at least *something* that Jonathan has done that could be seen as vote-worthy. But after this episode I can’t let it slide anymore. The only thing Jonathan did this entire episode was shoot those balls in the reward challenge, but that is nothing compared to Drea, Mike, and Tori. I truly feel that there is some big Jonathan fan out there who just keeps voting over and over for him each week and that is why he always gets these huge upswings in the votes. It’s very upsetting to think that someone could be trying to rig the voting. I am quite well aware of statistical anomalies and such, but this is simply too much.

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