Survivor: Ghost Island

Player of the Week (Episode 4)

Vote now for your Player of the Week!

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 fourth episode of Survivor: Ghost Island, we saw the elimination of Brendan Shapiro, the 41-year-old Physical Education Teacher from Herndon, Virginia. Vote now for your Player of the Week. Last week’s winner was James with 607 Votes (54.10%).


Week 1: Stephanie
Week 2: James

Who is your 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.

13 responses to “Player of the Week (Episode 4)”

    • Me neither. He did some very impressive things (the double immunity lie was genius), but at the same time some really bad things that made his plan flop. You can read my blog once it’s posted for all of my thoughts on what Michael should’ve learned. Should be posted in the next couple of days 🙂

    • He at least tried but he didn’t get my vote either. I thought Laurel was smart to make bonds and be a bad ass during the reward.

    • His plan didn’t work out, but he was very eloquent. His lie was believable; nobody questioned it. Player of the Week isn’t necessarily about who managed to vote someone out.

      • Who cares how eloquent he is? It didn’t convince anybody of anything because it was poorly planned. Articulating a bad plan eloquently doesn’t deserve Player of the Week imo, even if the double immunity lie was fantastic.

        • You have your own idea of what Player of the Week should be about, but clearly the majority of voters see it differently. Michael felt like the main character of the episode (at least the second half), and that’s why i voted for him.

  1. Michael why don’t you lie that the hidden immunity idol has the super power of ‘only reveal after the votes were read’? No matter what they vote the person still get immuned at the end. Then you will be the best strategizer ever as the naviti 5 will paranoid and vote for bradley instead.

    • If anyone on the Naviti 5 is a TRUE super fan, then they would realize that the idol Michael showed them was James’ idol from China and know that Michael is lying as the idol only works for before the votes were read. Michael’s lie about working for double was the best and most believable story that he could use to actually try and sway the other members of Old Naviti to vote for Bradley. This is merely a defense of the move itself, not of Michael as a strategist as I still think that he is a punk kid who thinks that he knows better than everyone, not to the extent of Bradley, Chris, and Domenick but still.

  2. I think the best move was made by Kellyn by choosing to keep her vote at Ghost Island, her conservative play proved to be the difference at tribal council in a 5-4 vote.

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