With 15 players ready to swap tribes, our Survivor: Winners at War episode 5 power rankings look at those in a good position, regardless of the outcome.
15. Boston Rob Mariano
Jeremy and Michele had wanted to keep around Boston Rob and Parvati Shallow so they could have a collective, shared meat shield each on the Sele tribe. However, with the Sele 2.0 tribe having both Michele and Wendell on it at the very least, we could be in a situation where they can team up for the rest of the game and not need to rely on shields going forward.
The title of Survivor: Winners at War episode 5 is “The Buddy System on Steroids,” but I think that is more of a misdirect about Boston Rob’s Redemption Island game. His allies are few, especially after Tyson was voted out. Nobody really has his best interest left in the game.
14. Parvati Shallow
Much like Boston Rob, Parvati’s shield opportunities shy away once removed from a tribal scenario where she’s kept around over lesser threats to be used as a shield. I think the only player on a tribe that could bail her out would be former fellow Cook Islands castaway, Yul Kwon, but he has a track record of knowing how dangerous Parvati is and how well she can charm others.
They’re not guaranteed on the same beach, but with the number of 30s-seasons players still in the game and classic players dwindling, things don’t look good for Parvati.
13. Adam Klein
Adam Klein made it to the merge by the skin of his teeth, and per his Survivor tradition, he’ll likely find a better opportunity to scratch his way to a better draw down the line with the swap. If word gets out by one or two of his Sele opponents on his new tribe and don’t have a greater enemy to unite against, I could see Adam taken out here. He doesn’t have the control he once thought he had, that’s for sure.