2. Lauren Beck
Such is the case for players in power positions who don’t have to go to Tribal Council as many times as others in the pre-merge, Lauren hasn’t had enough time to have her game exposed. She did make power moves in the early part of the game by being instrumental in voting out Molly, which showed her level of game awareness without being too exposed early on.
I say that is to her benefit because of just how many endgame threats have been voted out early. Molly, Chelsea, Jason, Jack, Kellee, Jamal, Aaron, Missy; so many players who, as an audience member, feel like they had a shot to win early in Survivor: Island of the Idols had been taken out well before now. Lauren, however, has stayed true to her alliances while proving her capabilities early on.
With Tommy being targeted already and almost going home in the most recent episode, the two need to work together to get to the end. Both of them have the best logical shot at winning left in the game, although one has more of the editing focus perspective on them driving their winning chances.