3. Tommy Sheehan
Tommy looked downright vengeful when he was betrayed by Aaron, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Aaron is the number one target of most groups heading into the merge. Tommy’s influence in the game is understated by the other castaways outside of Missy, but she hasn’t thrown him under the bus quite like others have thrown Elaine under the bus publicly.
Missy’s biggest fear was that Lauren and Tommy would dominate at the merge, and that looks to be taking fruit. Even if women run the rest of the game, Tommy always seems to be the male point of contact and is well protected within both Vokai and women’s groups of strategic alliances. He’s leading from within, not from the front, which is a huge benefit to his game.
Tommy doesn’t have a big target on him just yet, has had people come to him for an “OK” to go forth on huge blindsides, has information run through him and only had power taken away from him because of the season’s twist with a suspiciously well-timed power tailored specifically to give the underdogs a fighting chance. Tommy has a lot going for him, and rarely anything against him.