'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains': No. 9 Rob Mariano

rob-mariano-320.jpgThe latest booted contestant on Zap2it's "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" countdown: Boston Rob.

Disclaimer: No prior knowledge of the season, these are merely prediction posts.

Once the Villains gain the upper hand post-merge by voting off James, we think the remaining Heroes alliance of Colby-JT-Amanda will see which way the wind is blowing and mobilize. They'll win Immunity, giving one of their threesome safety and they'll work on Rupert and Courtney to get Rob out.

Why will Rupert go along with it? Because he's easily swayed. Rupert was fun to watch but wasn't exactly a master strategist. Why will Courtney go along with it? Because she butts heads with guys like Rob and she'll be easy to convince to vote him out. She will probably also feel on the outs of Russell's alliance with Danielle and Sandra.

Plus, Rob has been all over the reality TV landscape. He and his now-wife Amber finished 1-2 in "Survivor: All-Stars," had their wedding on TV and have been on "The Amazing Race" TWICE. He's become a total caricature of himself and we think the merged tribe will want to see him gone.

Tomorrow: Courtney Yates

"Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" premieres Thursday, Feb. 11 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

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