The Rules: Each week, “Survivor: Nicaragua” finalist Matthew “Sash” Lenahan and XFINITY TV’s “Survivor” loudmouth Gordon 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 players will earn. For example, if David is voted out this week, Sash will receive 1 point and Gordon will receive 10 points. Also, each player will pick who they think will win at Redemption Island. If they choose correctly they will receive a bonus point. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Redemption Island” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.
Last Week: Sash picked Matt to win, I picked Matt to win. Sash had Krista in spot 12, I had Krista in spot 12. Apparently great minds think alike. The current score is now Team Sash 51, Team Gordon 47.
Before we get into this week’s throwdown, I though we should take a minute to see what our worthy competition has been up to since his impressive run in “Survivor: Nicaragua.”
Gordon Holmes: How has life been since returning from the Nicaraguan wilderness?
Matthew “Sash” Lenahan: Life has been great since returning to New York! I’m back to selling luxury real estate in Manhattan and Brooklyn, I just took a trip to Puerto Rico with my girlfriend, and I’ve really enjoyed watching “Redemption Island” with all the incredible “Survivor” and “Amazing Race” people who live in New York City!
Gordon: What are your thoughts on this season so far?
Sash: This season has been so much fun to watch! It’s really interesting to see how the social game is unfolding and I’m rooting for the contestants who are playing strategically. I am, however, a bit envious of their blankets, pillows, and tools. Hey Probst, we could have really used those too!
Gordon: Would you have thought twice about voting out Shannon or Benry if Redemption Island had been in place during your season?
Sash: Voting out Shannon was a no-brainer for everyone in my alliance and I’ll never regret that. Redemption Island would have definitely made me think twice about voting out Benry though as he was such a strong competitor during the challenges which is the only reason why he was targeted instead of Fabio at time of his departure…in retrospect that sounds crazy, right? The thing about “Survivor” is that you have to make decisions based on that exact moment in time. I have no regrets from my season and hope to have another chance at winning the title of Sole Survivor someday!
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