Red Stater or Blue Stater, you must admit one undeniable truth. George W. Bush has made a positive impact on the country. Yes. That’s right. By screwing up the first night of sweeps week with only his 4th presidential press conference ever, he got me so afraid that I’d miss the antics of Tom, Ian, Steph and company that I watched the show live instead of on my DVR. Did you KNOW they had these things called “commercials”? I had no idea! Now, my family can see see what they want to buy BEFORE they go shopping. What an novel concept! My three year old was eyeing them Pringles, boy!
And so, the less anticipated, highly derivative RICH RANKINGS! (K or U for Tribe and Last Week’s Ranking in Parentheses).
FORGOT TO FILE A 1040- I guess you couldn’t outwit everyone!
Wanda,Jonathan,Jolanda, Ashlee,Jeff, Kim,Angie,(sniff) Willard, James, Ibrehem,Bobby Jon,Coby,Scope Mouthwash,Janu- I just want to take a shot at Janu one more time before retiring her completely. Terrible. Just terrible!
Stephanie (Does not rawk!)- (U/Rat)- Eh. I am so over you. Not only do you have a boyfriend you keep throwing in my face (watsonwil slips his wedding ring off and puts it in his pocket), but when I watched last night on HDTV, I could see all the imperfections in your face. I guess you weren’t as pretty as I thought. And that voice could give Mary Hart seizures! Yeah. I’ll keep telling myself these things until the pain stops. I haven’t hurt this much since Willard got the ax. (Not entirely true. When I went into my office yesterday, I sat on my balls. That hurt More than any of this). You did the best you could with the set of circumstances you were dealt. And at least you tried to stop the ax this time with some strategy. Aw, man. Why did I have to start thinking about Willard? POOR WILLARD!
EATING BEEF JERKY- You’re still playing, but you’re praying for a tribe scramble!
Ian-(K/Merge)- I think Ian is in the most danger because Tom is more likely to win the next challenge. That puts Ian in harm’s way, which is very sad. Don’t you just like this guy? His facial reactions during the Food Auction (which is always a fun Survivor challenge no matter how redundant) were classic. Hoping for a miracle because Ian may be my favorite Survivor of all time.
WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT A MERGE?- Middle of the pack players, the lotta ya!
Tom-(K/Merge)- Bad idea with the little speech about dominance? Or maybe it is better to get it out in the open? Either way, you better just keep winning now that Gregg has Steph out of the game. You are a marked man. And despite the fact that you seem to have some sort of Kavorka-like hold on Caryn, you haven’t seen through Gregg’s plan yet. You stay in “Merge” based on the fact that you have a chance to win out the challenges Colby-style. And I believe you, unlike Ian, will bring down the hatchet when neccessary.
HEY! LOOK AT HIS MOHAWK-You might make the merge, but you’re grimacing from the jury row!
Katie- (K/Big Tom)- She may have hurt herself this week. I admire her ability to put personal feelings aside for the sake of her game. But at some point the benefit of her as the perfect runner-up may be outweighed by the fear that she will shake things up. I am predicting she makes the Final Four but get’s ousted first.
LOOKING FOR A BIG TOM TO ENGLISH DICTIONARY- Big Tom has spent more combined days on the show than anyone. But he didn’t quite grab the brass ring.
Caryn- (K/Big Tom)- Last week, I said she was a good player. Maybe not. I think she just wants to latch on for the ride. But, I think she could beat Katie or Jenn in a final pairing. So she needs to keep that in mind. Maybe eventually she’ll come around and see that she needs to make a move. Either way, I don’t think she is the next exit because it doesn’t make sense for ANY alliance to boot her. And at this point in the game, “One More Week” is enough to keep you pretty high.
ARE YOU A RAT OR A SNAKE?- Reserved for a MAXIMUM of two players. You have to be in the driver’s seat for this spot.
Jennifer- (K/Big Tom)- I think Jenn should have been the one to approach Caryn about the Girlie Alliance if they were serious. Katie has a history with Caryn. Caryn may have just thought Katie was setting her up for an ouster. It leads me to believe Jenn is still locked in with Gregg. I’ll bet she heard about that free $1,000,000 wedding Rob and Amber were getting and is already mind-shopping for a Vera Wang!
Gregg- (K/Mohawk)- I think he’s playing the game well. He got Tom and Ian to take out someone who threw a wrench into his plans and yet they still believe he is tight with them. I think this will happen: he will vote out Tom and Ian as soon as possible by offering Katie protection. Then he will turn on his strength for the last run of challenges (I think he has been holding back at times to avoid the attention that Tom draws). Then, in the end, I think he will take his girl to the final two. Double victory. He gets to keep his relationship going AND she really can’t beat him.
Big changes in my prediction- Things are getting clearer, but Katie and Caryn’s loyalties are key. Is Gregg all talk or did he need to oust the X-Factor this week before burning Tom next? Can he get Caryn on board? Because I think Katie has shown a willingness to burn bridges if neccesary.
Final Four Prediction- Gregg, Katie, Jenn, Caryn
Winner- Gregg over Jenn
The Jury Tracker:
Coby- (Favors: Katie, Dislikes: Tom)
Janu- (Favors: Tom, Dislikes: Katie)
Steph- (Favors: Ian, Dislikes: Possibly Caryn)