Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
has been a bit of letdown as the major alliance found each other quickly and have stayed together ever since. As season 35 reaches its finale, however, the big alliance has broken up and that means that the game is really starting just as it ends. The new majority alliance seems strong but there are so many advantages in play that things could get very messy, very quickly. This makes the predictions hard to nail but it's time to take a shot at it. Let's try to figure out who will make the final 6 of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
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Who Is Safe:
The chances of Lauren and Devon making it to Final Tribal Council were always strong, especially if the assumption is right and it will be Final Three. Those chances skyrocketed with the alliance flip which put Lauren and Devon, but especially the former, in total control of the game.
Devon does have an inflated sense of self-worth but he's capable enough and not too big of a threat that he won't be targeted. Lauren, meanwhile, has suddenly emerged as the mastermind of the game and the best player, nearly overnight. Now that might backfire but Lauren's still in a very good spot, for now.
As much it pains me personally, Ben is also probably safe. It's encouraging his alliance has recognized that he's a threat to them winning but they seem too skittish to strike at Ben now. In addition, Ben also has his secret Hidden Immunity Idol and he's too desperate and wily to not use it if he senses trouble.
Who Is in Danger:
Dr. Mike seems like the obvious next target, not to anyone watching but the Survivor contestants. Mike hasn't made many friends in the game, let alone allies, and there's probably not a lot of reasons for the majority alliance to keep him. In fact, he could only really hurt their plans by turning on them.
Ashley isn't much of a threat and in normal circumstances she'd be the perfect person to take to the end. Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers hasn't been a normal season, though, with the castaways making big moves to take out insignificant players, and Ashley could, for whatever reason, turn into cannon fodder.
Chrissy is the smartest choice to take out next because if she goes Ryan will completely crumble. Chrissy actually stands a chance at winning a reward or immunity, unlike Ryan who is fleshy skeleton at this point. Chrissy is on the bottom but she's still a huge threat and the majority alliance has already tossed her name around. Still...
Who Is Going Home:
It's probably going to be Ryan who is eliminated next from Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
Ryan does have a Hidden Immunity Idol but the genius thing about the alliance shift is that the majority was able to keep Ben's role in it hidden. Ryan and Chrissy both trust Ben and probably see him as the much bigger target. This lulls Ryan into a false sense of security and that's the perfect time for the alliance to strike at him.
Ryan is way too frazzled by the alliance flip and blindside. He's going to make mistakes and it seems very likely the biggest one will be going out of the game with an Idol in his pants. At the very least, Ryan is too disturbed, paranoid and most importantly, vain, to last much longer in Survivor.
But do you agree? Who do you think will be the next eliminated castaway? Who do you want to see go next? Who do you think should go next?
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