3. Michele Fitzgerald
There was once a time early in Survivor: Winners at War where it seemed like the stage was being set for a Michele underdog win. So much of her early story talked about the “controversy” surrounding her Kaoh Rong journey and what it’s like to earn the respect of fellow champions, the audience of this season, and overcoming the obstacles of one’s mind.
Unfortunately for Michele, ever since the merge, her heroic undertones have faded away, and her underdog story kind of vanished even quicker. She was on the wrong side of a vote at the merge, was on the right side of the votes with the opposite voting bloc for the Tyson vote, and just voted for Jeremy despite the majority’s plan to take out Kim.
In a season where the jury is filled with champions priming for big moves, I do worry about her chances to win. However, because of her positioning and her threat level, I think she stands one of the best chances of making it to the finale night, if not at the Final Tribal Council itself. Maybe we’ll start to see some of those endgame moves form in her teased chaos-making partnership with Nick.