Survivor Game Changers Week 9 Predictions

Time to predict the outcomes of the next episode of Survivor: Game Changers.

Boot Predictions

Andy: The remaining members of the former strong six will be pretty worried after being completely blindsided last week. Then Andrea will come up to some of them to get rid of Zeke. And Zeke will come up to some of them to get rid of Andrea (not necessarily in that order), and they won’t believe their good fortune. Since the plan last week was to get rid of Andrea, there’s no reason not to let that happen this week.

Well, that’s a freebie.

John: President Sarah is a bit of a flip-flopper, and as much as we’d like her to stick with the Alliance of Greatness and Hope, she surely recognizes that the other side is the crew to ride to the end with for an easy victory. But this week, she has it easy- almost everyone will be fine with voting out Andrea. So that’s what will happen.

Emma: I might as well keep predicting Andrea until she no longer seems in danger, as I don’t see anyone besides Cirie thinking it’s worth keeping her around, and I also don’t think Andrea is a hill Cirie is willing to die on.

Mark: I’d say the Zeke/Andrea thing will pay off soon, but they need each other right now. So with everything up in the air, I see two targets. Either Team Meh targets the Rebels and takes out Michaela because of racism her attitude, or the Rebels succeed and vote out “leader” Sierra, who is clearly getting way too big of a head to match her stature. (One caveat: that side has several idols and knows they’re down in numbers unless Sarah can pull a Natalie.) Still, I have to be hopeful here. Maybe Tai holds onto his idols once again and Sierra goes home. Please?

Matt: I kinda want to construct the scenario where Sierra goes home because of her big ego. Like maybe the Andrea-Zeke cold war goes hot, only instead of a straight flip back to the remnants of the Debbie alliance there is a breakup where Sierra goes to Andrea thinking to save herself, only now she is on the wrong side of number with Brad-Tai-Troy-Sarah-Zeke against her side and she gets booted. That would be delightful and a great post-merge fall of the arrogant edit. Sadly though, I think the Andrea-Zeke cold war goes hot and the most logical thing happens, which is that Andrea goes home. sigh. I will miss Andrea.


Andy John Emma
Mark Matt
Readers
First or Second Boot
Aubry Ciera Ciera Ciera Ciera Ciera
Third Out JT Debbie Cirie JT Cirie JT
Fourth Out JT Sandra Sandra  Sandra Varner JT
Fifth Out JT Sandra JT JT JT JT
Sixth Out Debbie Debbie Sarah  Aubry Ozzy  Debbie
Seventh Out Varner   Tai
Varner Ozzy   
Eighth Out Michaela Cirie Cirie Ozzy    Michaela  Ozzy
Ninth Out Ozzy  Ozzy   Michaela  Hali    Cirie  Ozzy
Tenth Out Andrea
Cirie Andrea Zeke   Andrea Zeke
Eleventh Boot Andrea
Andrea Andrea Sierra
Andrea
Score
Preseason Winner Pick Malcolm Tony
Malcolm
Andrea
Andrea Malcolm

*Reminder: Scores from the seventh episode do not count due to spoilers.

Time to make your picks. And feel free to track how your personal picks do throughout the year. I won’t make mention of it or anything, but you can still feel good about it.

Who will be the eleventh boot from Survivor: Game Changers?

  • Andrea (32% Votes)
  • Zeke (29% Votes)
  • Sierra Dawn Thomas (20% Votes)
  • Aubry (6% Votes)
  • Brad Culpepper (3% Votes)
  • Cirie (3% Votes)
  • Michaela (3% Votes)
  • Troy (3% Votes)
  • Sarah (3% Votes)
  • Tai (0% Votes)

Total Voters: 79

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  • gouis

    How the F is Cirie still not only in the game, but has very little heat on her? Incredible.

    • Super duper fan

      The emergence of Cirie’s winner edit.

    • Each time I get hopeful about that, I remember that everyone knows she’s not going to win individual immunity and is thus vulnerable at any tribal council.

      • Purplerockmatt

        sigh this

      • gouis

        I mean sure. But we’re also left with almost all also rans so it’s impressive to me that she’s still there.

      • Roswulf

        Of course this means that if the other players rely on this TOO heavily…and she gets just the right gusts of wind in a silly balancing challenge at Top 4…or everyone keeps carrying Michaela as a goat and Michaela wins the final challenge and understands that she’s the queenmaker…

        UNREASONABLE HOPE LIVES!

      • DrVanNostrand

        Didn’t you see the inspirational Cirie arc? Now that she believes in herself, she’ll become a real challenge beast! Haven’t you read “The Secret”?

      • Violina23

        Yep. Since Woo isn’t playing, nobody would be stupid enough to voluntarily take her to the finals.

        • Super duper fan

          Are you sure that Tai at the very least wouldn’t?

          • Violina23

            Damn…. I didn’t even think of Tai….

            ….but I still don’t think he’d do it.

  • Super duper fan

    It’s tricky. I think that this will either be a simple Zeke/Andrea, or possibly some crazy episode where all three idols come into play, with a possible rock draw.

    I’m picking Sierra, which reasoning I’ll say under this comment.

    And I’ll pick a mid-season winner pick, to get it over with. From possible canditates I have (Brad, Cirie and Sarah), I’ll pick someone, who while isn’t my best case scenario, but also isn’t my worst one, so I choose Sarah. If she wins, I think and hope that it will be fun to wach game (cause-and wveryone may not know this-she’s playing like a criminal this time, not a cop).

    20/19.Ciera (CORRECT)
    18.Malcolm (WRONG)
    17.Tai/JT (WRONG)
    16.JT (CORRECT)
    15.Brad (WRONG)
    14.Varner (X)
    13.Troy (WRONG)
    12.ATFFGCASFPFASTHCSSDT (WRONG)
    11.ATFFGCASFPFASTHCSSDT (WRONG)
    10.ATFFGCASFPFASTHCSSDT (TBA)
    9.(TBA)
    8.(TBA)
    7.(TBA)
    6.(TBA)
    5.(TBA)
    4.(TBA)
    3.(TBA)
    2.(TBA)
    1.(TBA)

    Pre-season winner pick: Hali (WRONG)
    Mid-season winner pick: Sarah (TBA)

    • Super duper fan

      Until this won’t work, I’m gonna pick someone who fits a player who was voted out last season. So if works the boot order of the merge is:

      13.Hali (a quirky girl is voted out- Michelle)
      12.Ozzy (a douchy guy is voted out- Taylor)
      11.Debbie (someone who was once a professional athlete and a lawyer- Chris)
      10.Sierra (a person who had a legacy advantage- Jessica)
      9.Zeke (a person whose name is Zeke- Zeke)
      8.Andrea (a person who was invincible pre-merge and comes out post-merge- Will)
      7.Aubry (person with a worst edit- Sunday)
      6.Troyzan (a person who found the idol on a green tribe- Jay)
      5.Sarah (a person who’s definetely not a cop- Bret)
      4.Cirie (a person who had a growth edit, and people were cheering on during a challenge- David)
      3.Brad (a person wh everyone thought will win in pre-merge- Ken)
      2.Tai (a person who’s seen as all over the place- Hannah)
      1.Michaela (a person who after the merge no one expected to win after everyone said that they don’t like them- Adam).

      • Maritimer

        I could work with this scenario. Would certainly save this season from being brutal. I can even map it out – Team Fun picks off one more from Team Boring then the Zeke v Andrea war breaks out, realignment – they 5-4 Zeke then someone flips a la Will last season (lets say Sarah) and they take out Andrea then Aubry. Cirie wins Tai and Sarah back over, they 4-2 Troy after Brad wins immunity then Michaela flips on both Sarah and Cirie as jury threats. Brad gets grilled by jury for riding coattails, Tai gets grilled for flipping too much/being unreliable (again) and the jury somewhat reluctantly votes for Michaela, who made her big moves in the finale, same as Adam.

        • Super duper fan

          The worst part of that order is that Cirie would be AGAIN one immunity away from a win. This would be brutal (but could also make a Cirie 5.0.almost certain, so…..yay?)

          • Maritimer

            The unfortunate thing is that I feel like that’s what happens regardless of how it plays out

      • Blurry Denzel

        A Michaela win would be amazing just to see what prop she breaks out at the live vote reading. Well, that and her dunking all over her haters.

        • I’d be doing two-handed tomahawk dunks from the foul line for that one.

          Speaking of dunking on the haters, more on that coming in about 90 minutes from now.

      • Roswulf

        This is utterly charming- I especially like how this scenario would lead to the PRP set entering a Top 6 finale in a state of garment rending despair…and then the sun breaks through and all is right with the world.

        I also love the idea of Troy and Jay being comps.

        • Another parallel: I expected Jay to be a huge dick, and he wasn’t. And I didn’t expect that Troy had…

  • Blurry Denzel

    Well, this prediction pains me. I’m picking Aubry to go. I think the game flips again and Aubry is looked at as a big threat after the Debbie vote. She is also an easy name to go after due to the lack of connections she seemingly has compared to other players. Oh God, I hope I’m wrong about this.

    • Super duper fan

      I think she only goes this week if there will be a rock draw (which wih three idols could potentiially happen).

      • Blurry Denzel

        I’m very nervous for some reason. I fear that Aubry is too easy of a name for people to agree on.

        • Ms. Sweaterfan

          Plus, the edit hasn’t shown us a single person who could be considered a tight ally for Aubry. Maybe she has someone, but edit-wise we’re just not seeing it, which doesn’t bode well. Even Andrea has at least Cirie in her corner.

          • Blurry Denzel

            Exactly, I have no sense who Aubry is close to. She is too often the name thrown out as a decoy name. She seems like a number that people won’t break their neck to protect.

    • Maritimer

      I don’t think Aubry gets a boot episode to herself unfortunately, so she either goes in the double boot I think scheduling still demands or in the finale, meaning I think she’s safe this week

      • Blurry Denzel

        You may be right. Aubry not even drawing attention in her own boot would be one last slap in my face. Well, only three seasons until Survivor: Aubry vs Cydney, Friends Become Rivals. The show owes me that.

  • Blurry Denzel

    Blurry Denzel Power Rankings: These are the players left that are most likely to win Survivor.

    1. Sarah
    2. Brad
    3. Tai
    4. Cirie
    5. Sierra
    6. Zeke
    7. Aubry
    8. Andrea
    9. Michaela
    10. Troy

    Sierra takes a hit in the rankings as her negative portrayal continues. Sarah leaps into the top spot, not because of the move she made, but because I don’t think the move mattered. I think she is would be in a good position either way she went. She currently has the best path. Brad is still looming though as the positive portrayal of the Brad/Sierra faction. I’m cautious about Cirie. I think her story is more of a legendary player more than a winner but if she can somehow get there…

    • Super duper fan

      I mostly agree, I would only swap Tai and Cirie (simply cause she has a better edit than him), and put Aubry below Michaela (in 1% chance that someone other than Brad, Sarah or Cirie wins, I would put my money on Andrea and Michaela).

      • I’d also put Aubry below Michaela. Actually, if you flip Michaela and Aubry that’s probably my rankings.

        • Diego Armando

          No, Michaela should be lowest because, as much as I love her, a good chunk of the cast has outwardly expressed dislike towards Michaela.

          • Super duper fan

            So, to challenge your placement of her, I went through all possible jury votes, and that’s what I got:
            -Hali (she didn’t say anything negative about her, and she wanted to work with her, so she’s a possible Michaela vote)
            -Ozzy (she didn’t betray him, plus if she wins some immunities, he may vote for her)
            -Debbie (she openly said that she doesn’t want for anyone in her alliance, so if she sits next to them, she will probably vote for her (this one is an asterisk cause she said she was annoying))
            -Andrea (she also sidn’t say anything negative about her, and she’s allied with her, so she’s a possible vote)
            -Aubry (she said during a swap, that she’s annoying, but I think she’s someone who votes for gameplay, so she also is a possibility)
            -Brad (he said he hates her, so we can probably rule him out)
            -Cirie (I think she would vote for her as a fellow black woman, and she could feel as if she votes for herself)
            -Sarah (she also didn’t say anything about her, and she voted for Tony, so she can put annoyances aside)
            -Troyzan (who knows?)
            -Zeke (he could vote for her due to their MvGX bond, and he vote based on gameplay)
            -Sierra (she said she doesn’t like her, so we can rule her out)
            -Tai (it depends, I think he would vote for her)

            So really, the only people I fully rule out are Sierra and Brad, so if she sits next to a beatable opponents (like Tai), she could possibly gain 8-10 votes.

          • I’d say Aubry and Debbie are probably a no. But Michaela has maybe a 1% shot at winning. It’s highly unlikely.

          • Super duper fan

            Yeah, I was just trying to make a case that she isn’t in the last place of possible winners. And if we include Debbie, and Aubry, if she doesn’t sit next to people who won’t vote for her, it’s still 6 votes. We just have to wait and see.

  • Blurry Denzel

    Aubry Watch: Last week finally felt like a win for Aubry but also one that felt a bit too minor of one. The amazing five plus Sarah doesn’t seem like a rock solid alliance so Aubry needs to find a way to dodge bullets that may come her way. Also, I’m a little surprised that there has been nothing with her and Tai. I get they aren’t working together but not even much of a reference to their relationship. I would be interested to hear how they feel about each other. And of course I’ll be interested in any Aubry storyline.

    • gouis

      Who?

      • Blurry Denzel

        As the great Aubry would say, go fuck yourself.

    • Mike Hirsch

      There’s only ten left, she’ll have to start getting screentime now, right? Right?!?

      • Blurry Denzel

        Especially with camera hog Debbie gone. Seriously, they give time to her that would have been better spent with Aubry. Delusional is only intriguing to watch so many times. God, it’s frustrating.

        • Mike Hirsch

          If this somehow starts Troy off on a huge uptick in visibility, I will be so displeased.

  • Maritimer

    My sense is still that the whole “reshuffling the deck” segment featuring Zeke at last tribal means something, but I don’t know if its just that he and Sarah flip back to Team Boring or if there really is a full on realignment (this would involve advantages and idols and chaos). If it goes Zeke v Andrea, I don’t know that alliances change all that much. But my hedge is that the next time segnment seemed to set up that battle and, other than JT, I’m not sure how reliable NToS has been this season. However, I don’t know what else it could be right now, so I have to say Andrea

  • Mike Hirsch

    Andrea. Because it would totally be in line for this season to give us actual hope one week, and strip it away from us the next. Also I think Andrea was my Point Break pick, so sticking with her.

    • Mike Hirsch

      I just realized that Michaela was my Point Break pick. Eh, that probably was too good a scenario to be true anyway, and also I don’t want Michaela to go home, so I’ll still say Andrea.

  • Ms. Sweaterfan

    Andrea looks beautiful in all those gifs! Even the one where she’s FFSDT.

    • jniedj

      I literally just sat here for 5 minutes watching the one where here smile appears as if out of nowhere. My god that is beautiful.

  • Diego Armando

    I want to say SDT goes home, but I think this is Andrea’s night.

  • Ms. Sweaterfan

    I think everyone is right and Andrea will be the one to go, but I had a flash on non-conformity and felt like I needed to vote for someone else. I think that the most viable alternate scenario is that some idols (and/or advantages) come into play, so I tried to think about who the alliance of doom would pick and the best non-Andrea answer I could come up with was Cirie, so that’s who I voted for in the poll :/ I suppose Sarah could be at risk in that scenario too, but I feel like she’s been getting a pretty golden edit so she’ll probably be around a while – maybe even to the end.

    • StormofCuteness

      This is the reason I chose Michaela. I will be heartbroken if it is Cirie though.

  • DrVanNostrand

    I’m going with FFGCSDT. The downfall edit has been going on for some time now, and maybe the 6 holds together for one more episode. I don’t think Troy’s dong would play an idol for her, but Tai might.

  • Taako From Teevhii

    I’ve been calling this shot for two weeks, and I’ll be damned if I change and miss it this week. Also, everyone else is choosing Andrea, so this is an easy choice to make.

    Eleventh boot: Andrea

    First or Second boot: Tony or Cirie (+1)
    Third boot: Cirie
    Fourth boot: Hali, Cirie, or JT
    Fifth boot: Hali, Ozzy, or JT (+1)
    Sixth boot: Sarah
    Seventh boot: Varner or Aubry
    Eighth boot: Michaela
    Ninth boot: Andrea
    Tenth boot: Andrea
    Pre-season winner: SDT

    Score: 2

    Also, are midseason winner picks not a thing anymore? Or are we not doing that because Culpepper?

    • purplerockandy

      Honestly, I just keep forgetting to do the midseason winner pick thing.

      But at this point, I think we’ll just skip it. Debating who is going to be the winner early in the game often leads to the most uninteresting conversations in all of Survivor fandom (not that you all couldn’t have a good convo on it, but edgic bores the crap out of me).

    • Super duper fan

      I don’t personally think that Brad’s win is a given. He IS in top 3 of possible winners, but I don’t necessarily think that he WILL win.

  • Taako From Teevhii

    By the way, the title of the episode seems to come from the word puzzle in the reward challenge, so this could be a very boring episode and not the Zeke v. Andrea fireworks we’re all expecting.

  • PurpleTally

    I want/need it to be Andrea for Fantasy League Reasons. (Though Tai leaving wouldn’t be so terrible, either.) I also see that being the most likely scenario this week, minus some sort of crazy shakeup and weird blindside.

  • tocantins

    Today is the most obvious boot of the season, after our good friend JT. I think that Andrea is going home, and anything else would be hugely surprising to me. (Please do not remember this post in case that I’m wrong.)

  • Super duper fan

    Update of CBS bracket:
    Malcolm beat Cirie, Rob M. beat Sandra

    I’m a bit bummed we couldn’t get Sandra vs. Cirie showdown, but at the very least it’s not Rupert vs. Ozzy amrite.

    And the final showdown is: Malcolm vs. Rob M.. Choose wisely.

    • Ms. Sweaterfan

      I wish it had been Malc vs. BR and Sandra vs. Cirie so we would have at least gotten one of our queens in the final round 🙁
      But man Malc vs. BR for the final round! Hm… I feel like BR is ultimately the right answer, but Malcolm has the recency advantage plus the teeny bopper fandom (I assume). So I think I’m going to predict that Malcolm will take the whole thing, sealing the deal for him to come back for a 4th time within the next few years.

      • Super duper fan

        I ultimately voted for Malc, just cause I like him more. But Rob beat Sandra and Tony despite a recency bias, so he definetely has a big enough fanbase to take this whole thing home. And Malcolm beat good enough opponents, that I think his 4th time is almost certain (unless of course he doesn’t want to).

  • Violina23

    Too many idols and advantages. I am with you guys on Andrea.

  • Ms. Sweaterfan

    Question about a twist related spoiler I read a while ago:
    I can’t find it now, but I remember several months ago there was an article on Inside Survivor saying they would be changing up something about how the jury works and I thought I remembered it was in regard to this season. Does anyone else remember that? And does anyone know any more info about what the specific changes would be?

    • Purplerockmatt

      are you sure that wasn’t about Koah Rong and the removing the juror thing?

      • Ms. Sweaterfan

        Aha, found it: http://bit.ly/2qswrMN

        • Super duper fan

          My theory is that it will be a BB-esque meet-up of the jurors where they try to discuss and argue for or against games’ of the finalists and who should win (if it will be like there, it will be before final juror gets voted out, so they also include him in discussion of who should win). If it’s this I wouldn’t be really mad, it’s definetely better than for example showing the jury finalists’ confessionals or something.

    • the sky is falling

      I read that this season is reverse survivor so the final 6 will automatically be the first 6 voted out. So it’s Ciera, Tony, Caleb, Malcolm, JT, Sandra

  • StormofCuteness

    Probably when I actually read comments I’ll find this addressed, but yesterday when I tried to check out this site, I was told it was down enough times that I gave up.

    *Sad dejected addict face*

  • forever1267

    Brad. Zeke. Time to play together, boys. (Not in that way…. Well, now that you me- never mind. NOT in that way!)

  • DrewS96

    You guys aren’t doing so hot this year. And I wouldn’t say this was an overly difficult year to predict. There were some curve balls I suppose. Hopefully the end game goes better. 🙂

    • purplerockandy

      You’re gravely overestimating how much we care about getting our predictions right. Frankly, we’re more prone to go AGAINST what we think will be right just because.