The Rules: Each week a member of our “Survivor” All-Star team and your beloved “Survivor” recapper Gordon “Truth Seeker” Holmes will create separate power rankings. The ranking of the person who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the two combatants will earn. For example, if Jerri is voted out this week, Fancast’s “Survivor” All-Star Team will receive 6 points and Gordon will receive 1 point. At the end of the season, the person (or team) with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.
Last Week: JT switched sides yet again and helped to send “Survivor: Palau” winner Tom Westman packing. This earned the “Survivor” All-Star Team one point while Gordon racked up eleven points.
Ooof…two weeks without “Survivor” is too much. And if the previews are to be believed, we’re going to be treated to a double elimination episode. But, before we get back into the Power Rankings battle, let’s catch up with this week’s contender; “Survivor: Palau” and “Survivor: Guatemala” favorite Bobby Jon Drinkard.
Gordon Holmes: Thanks for stepping up to the Power Rankings challenge, Bobby Jon. What’ve you been up to since Guatemala?”
Bobby Jon Drinkard: After “Survivor” I did the opposite of what most people do. I moved from Los Angeles back to my home state of Alabama. I had been tinkering in the television and modeling industry in LA for a while, and after “Survivor” I was ready to get a job and settle down. Currently, I work in public relations in workforce development for the State of Alabama, and I also host a television show in Alabama that airs on Alabama Public Television called “On The Job.” I also have a brand new niece, which arrived a few months ago, so life is going really good.
Gordon: Good to hear. How have you been enjoying “Heroes Vs. Villains” so far?
Bobby Jon: I’m really enjoying it. When you played with people that are out there, it’s fun to watch how they play the game again. Also, by this point, I have had a chance to get to know some of the other cast members that are currently playing, so it has been really fun, watching this season.
Gordon: Was it rough to see your Palau buddies Stephenie and Tom go so soon?
Bobby Jon: Yes it was. Especially after losing Jenn Lyon, I really wanted to see someone represent Palau really well. However, they may have gone a little early, but both Tom and Stephenie represented themselves and Palau very well, and to me that can go further than the money can sometimes. Tom and Stephenie represent that “old school” “Survivor” that we don’t get to see that often anymore, which was before all of the immunity idols, exile islands, etc. They played when you just bare knuckled the odds that were thrown at you, and played the game, and may the best man/woman win. I miss those days. To be honest, I think Stephenie and Tom were exiled from their tribe before they even hit the beach, that’s not a bad thing…just another day in “Survivor.”
Bobby Jon Drinkard’s Picks
All-Star Team’s Current Score: 25
Gordon Holmes’s Picks
Gordon’s Current Score: 54
More “Survivor” Fun: I had a chance to ask a bunch of former and current players who their picks are for the Biggest Hero in “Survivor” History. Also, don’t miss Fancast’s exclusive commentary from “Survivor: The Amazon” winner Jenna Morasca.