Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Player of the Week – Episode 5 (Results)

Each week on Inside Survivor we will be awarding one castaway from the current season the title of Player of the Week. After watching the latest episode fans can vote for which player impressed them the most with their social skills, strategic prowess, craftiness, and creativity. We will keep a tally throughout the season so that we can keep track of who is impressing the most.


Week 1: Jason (14.7%)
Week 2: Caleb (40%)
Week 3: Debbie (42.4%)
Week 4: Caleb (67.8%)

Yesterday we opened up a fan poll for the Inside Survivor readers to vote on their player of the week for Episode 5 of Survivor: Kaôh Rōng – Brains vs Beauty vs Brawn. The winner of that poll and Player of the Week is…


Scot hasn’t had the best start to the season being part of the disastrous Brawn tribe and losing one of his closest allies, Jennifer, at the second tribal council. But this week he had a stand-out episode that showed not only his strength in challenges but some game savviness. After the tribe swap he ended up as the lone Brawn member on a tribe made up of three Brains and two Beauties. He quickly bonded with Tai while also getting in comfortable with the former Brains. His best moment came when Tai revealed his hidden idol in a potential plan to blindside Peter. Scot, now knowing the whereabouts of two idols, convinced Tai to keep his idol and vote out Anna. If Scot can make it to the merge with both Tai and Jason it puts him in a very strong position.

Scot showed some very smart gamesmanship this episode and that has earned him Player of the Week.

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Full Results:

Scot 291 29 %
Julia 256 25.5 %
Tai 198 19.7 %
Debbie 62 6.2 %
Neal 46 4.6 %
Aubry 43 4.3 %
Anna 43 4.3 %
Cydney 20 2 %
Michele 16 1.6 %
Peter 11 1.1 %
Nick 9 0.9 %
Joe 5 0.5 %
Jason 5 0.5 %

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. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.

13 responses to “Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Player of the Week – Episode 5 (Results)”

  1. I always think it’s hilarious when I read that these results and see that there are a few stray votes for people like Joe or Nick. Are those pity votes? Family members? Lol.

  2. It’s not the best feeling when the person you voted for doesn’t win, but then I usually just look at second place and realise that it would’ve made zero sense.

  3. Scot played well, but he really wasn’t in danger of going home unless he did something stupid. Julia on the other hand survived a 3 day exile alone at age 18. To me that’s a lot more impressive.

  4. Scot did the best overall. In an episode that was less dramatic, he still smartly convinced Tai to keep his idol. He also pretty much did the first part of the immunity challenge without the help of Aubry, and still was faster to the beach than Jason and Nick.

  5. I don’t think Scot deserves it. He did show that he is a strategic player, but he also intentionally aligned himself WITH THE MINORITY.

  6. Scott totally deserves it.
    Now not only he showed his savyness but he also aligned hilsef with more people, showing at least a strong 5

  7. There is no way Julia should be up as near Tai or Scot. She pulled a buff that sent her to ‘exile’ of sorts with immunity for this cycle. Her choices were survive or not, no gameplay involved there, so to me NOT a gameplayer at all. They are all ‘surviving’ to some degree.
    To me Tai wins player of the week, he played the perfect social game with the others and is a provider as good as the best the game has ever seen, making him more valuable. He CHOSE when and who to trust with the knowledge he had HII, and it was ultimately his decision whether to play or not.
    And knowing the 3 beauty girls were tight and he was potentially gone if beauty lost a challenge makes sense that he got rid of Anna, to keep that coven in check. And it also left him with only Scot knowing he has an HII.

    • I actually believe Tai made a mistake. If his tribe loses again he still doesn’t have the numbers and may be blindsided. By using his idol and voting out Peter he would secure his place until the merge with 3 beauties and scot. And I also hate Peter and wish he was voted out lol.

      • Actually, he would’ve made himself a threat and others would see a target on his back throughout the remainder of the game, so it would make the merge portion a lot harder for him. Now he’s remained UTR and if they do go to TC next time – he’ll just play the idol then if necessary. If he’s lucky and doesn’t have to play it, good for him. Now he’s gained new allies that trust him to some degree.

  8. Julia 2nd? Why? All she did in this episode was cry in a shelter less than 24 hours after she said she’ll be OK.

  9. […] Tai himself has already cast his lot. Poor Caleb’s spot in the shelter is barely cold, yet Tai has replaced him with an older, taller guy—and Scot is mancrushing back. The show’s newest, hottest bromance was the bright spot of a largely prosaic episode. It appears Tai’s superpower is to take guys who are unpopular with the viewers and transform them into fan favorites via flirtation. Seven days ago, Scot was a bully. Now he’s player of the week on Inside Survivor’s fan poll. […]

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