1. Tony Vlachos
What more needs to be said about the architect of the 4-3-2 vote, Tony Vlachos?
I think Survivor history will look fondly on his move in the long run, especially after Tony took a major leap forward into the spotlight in a way where the 10 previous episodes represented time served. Now Tony has broken out of “boring jail,” as he managed to completely flip the game upside down.
Let’s recap his accomplishments in Winners at War episode 11:
- He found a Hidden Immunity Idol.
- He was given the only disadvantage from the Edge of Extinction by being extorted of his vote and chance for immunity in exchange for six fire tokens.
- Somehow overcame one of the worst, potentially most broken twists by securing three different fire tokens across two sides while playing in the middle.
- Won his second-straight individual Immunity Challenge.
- Was privy to all voting plans (real and fake) and created his Plan C by leveraging his relationships with Nick and Jeremy to target Sophie.
- He enacts a plan that allows four people to become the majority of a tribe of nine and pulls it off without it blowing up in his face by doing it at the last minute possible.
If this were anybody but Tony, I’d be concerned about him getting voted out within the next episode or two. However, with an idol in his pocket and a command of the social group of players left in the game, I wouldn’t be surprised if we will be crowning the new king of Survivor to sit beside the queen in May.