The merge has arrived, and now the game of Survivor turns into a different direction. Gone are separate tribes and here come the individual challenges. The game of Survivor really heats up from this point forward, as the cream really rises to the top and we figure out who the real contenders are. Now, I begin to shift from stock watch to power rankings. After the medical withdrawal of Neal from the game (is this the most brutal season of Survivor ever as far as injuries go?) our field is narrowed to 10.

10. Joe – The Brain member is the weakest member of the weakest alliance. It helps that he won’t be an immediate target, but he has no legs to stand on in a final Tribal Council.

9. Aubry – The immediate target of the alliance in power, Aubry has proven that she can’t adapt well. As expected, her indecision in the previous episode sealed her fate with Scot and his alliance.

8. Debbie – Debbie is the best player of the remaining Brains, but she plays way too hard. She will have one hell of an argument if she gets to the end, I just doubt people would even like her enough if that miracle were to happen.

7. Cyndy – In the preview of the next episode, Cyndy seems to be on the outs with Jason. This may say a lot about Jason’s social game (hint: it’s bad), but Cyndy doesn’t want to be his target.

6. Michelle – She’s floating along with Nick, who seems to be in a good place right now. She won’t ever be anyone’s target, but she’s not earning effort points either.

5.  Julia – After being saved in last week’s shocking tribal, Julia is in with Scot and his alliance. She will be carried far, but needs to make her own moves to convince anyone that she’s worthy of the money.

4. Jason – Jason has consistently been a hard one to place, because I seriously doubt that any jury would give him money. He’s a serious jerk who pisses people off, and those people never win regardless of how well they play (Russell Hantz comes to mind). That being said, he’s got a hidden idol and knows about the Super Idol. We will be seeing a lot of him going forward.

3. Nick – Where was this guy during the first part of the game? Oh yeah, he was laying-low until it was necessary to make moves. This is the tried and true strategy that has won people a lot of cash on this show. Nick has a great chance if he can make it to the end, as Scot and Jason have told him almost everything they know. Almost everything though, as Nick is unaware of the Super Idol concept. He’s been talking a lot about waiting to do a blindside, which could be executed perfectly yet foiled by that Idol.

2. Scot – Even though he’s already got a ton of money, I could still see a jury giving Scot the win. He’s played an excellent game so far, adapting on the fly and aligning himself with the right people. Plus, he hasn’t been making people mad like his boy Jason has. If he’s sitting at the end, Scot will have as good an argument as anyone that he deserves to win.

1. Tai – Here he is, the most unassuming contestant in the game sits atop the power rankings. Here’s my rationale: Tai currently holds a hidden idol, which is always useful. He is tight with Scot, the guy who is running things right now, and has proven that he can hang in individual challenges (he finished second this week, barely losing to Nick in a tough one). Plus, and here is the key, Tai is very likable and someone a jury would certainly vote for. He checks all the boxes at this point. Moving forward, his biggest threat is his own alliance realizing how much of a threat he really is.

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