Once again, another season of Survivor is drawing to a conclusion. So, a final prediction is well in order for predicting who will become the Sole Survivor for Season 30 Worlds Apart. Last year, I correctly predicted that Natalie Anderson would win due to her actions taken during Season 29 along with her game play at the end. With that mind, here is my prediction for Season 30.
With just five castaways left, the obvious two choices, Mike and Carolyn, are the favorites to win. They have both won the majority of the immunity and reward challenges after the merge. However, each must win the final two immunity challenges in order to have a change to make it to the Final Tribal since they are the strongest players left at this point. This means if either Mike or Carolyn lose one of the final challenges, he or she will be voted out. In contrast, Will and Sierra are the weakest of the five remaining players. This would mean that they are not pressured to win, but in effect, able to lose both challenges and still make the Final Tribal Council due to their weaker game play, physical and strategic. Will and Sierra are most likely to be taken to the final three by either Mike and Carolyn which would make one of the stronger players, again, the winner and sole survivor. Will and Sierra may receive a vote or two for their efforts, but, in the end, it won't matter for either one of them.
Then, there is Rodney. The guy who has been imprisoned, or so to say, at camp escameca for the entire season. Besides winning a steak at the auction, Rodney has endured a unique journey when compared to the others this season, mentally and physically. He has not won any reward challenges nor taken part in any of them. A common visual of Rodney is his presence sitting in one of the camp chairs staring at the fire or eating a small portion of rice. His sitting at camp metaphorically represents his sitting on the sidelines of a basketball game or on a football field. This metaphor was developed earlier in the season by Rodney who suggested he was similar to the great Michael Jordan and Tom Brady for describing his game play. While attempting to vote out his number one nemesis Mike, Rodney has formed sub-alliances only to be denied by Mike winning immunity challenges. From the above statements and story line, my prediction is that Rodney will overcome Mike and then Carolyn for going on to win Sole Survivor this season. Rodney only needs to win one immunity challenge, the last one, to defeat either Carolyn or Mike, to go on to plead his underdog case in front of the jury. Undeniably, he receives more votes than Sierra and Will who receive, second and third places, respectively. Boston Rod's win solidifies his sports metaphors dictated earlier, his white air jordans worn, and his place among the other twenty-eight sole survivor winners as he becomes the twenty-ninth winner.