12. Denise Stapley
What I find so odd about Denise in Survivor: Winners at War is the reluctance in the edit to show her perspective or where she lies. She was once thought of as Adam’s closest ally, but once she received his half of her Hidden Immunity Idol, she seems to be the fourth of a four-person Sele group. Does she even have that close of a relationship with Adam anymore after blindsiding him?
Even with a fully-formed Hidden Immunity Idol protecting her at this time, I still feel that she has been guided by others in this game. We’ll see if the tribe swap brings out her drive to play.
11. Nick Wilson
With an extra fire token bequeathed to him by the person who targeted him for elimination this week, Nick has finally entered the game with something to propel him forward. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up on a tribe with Parvati Shallow after being asked a nonsequitur at Tribal Council, naming her as his former teenage crush.
He was on the bottom of a power alliance, so where he goes from here leaves him only room for potential.
10. Ben Driebergen
With the possibility of not being absolutely manipulated out of information by Boston Rob, Ben’s tactic of keeping as many shields ahead of him as possible might backfire. Now that we could be facing smaller groups with three tribes (although having two tribes remains an option), I’m not sure where Ben Driebergen fits other than providing strength at challenges until the merge arrives.