ET has an exclusive sneak peek at Wednesday's episode of the CBS reality competition series, in which Rick decides it's time to make his play for a final three with Ron and Wardog, which would turn the latter from his "nemesis" into his greatest ally.
"So here's a realization that I have... that we're the only threats and players in the game," Rick tells Ron and Wardog on the beach after they had just joined together to take out Kelley Wentworth. "We're the only ones with a resume. And I think those girls, they haven't been players, but they're going to build their resume, and none of them are going to take us to the end."
"If we turn on each other too soon, none of us are getting there. We all agree on that. We're each other's biggest threat, and we're each other's only hope," he continues, as Wardog expresses his agreement.
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As Rick notes in his confessional, it's not easy trusting Wardog, who previously voted him out of the game in episode four, before the news anchor made it back to the competition from Extinction Island.
"Wardog has been my nemesis in this game, but now we need each other going forward as a shield," he says. "As soon as one of us goes out, it's going to be a feeding frenzy."
"Ron Clark is a dynamic presence. He's a big-time educator and very savvy with his social game," he said. "Rick Devens is a news anchor from Macon, Georgia, and I think once his sense of humor emerges, people will wonder why he's not in a bigger market!"
Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. See more on the series in the video below.