Ashley Underwood is two episodes away from potentially winning $1 million on “Survivor.” The 26-year-old Benton native has enjoyed a mostly drama- and danger-free game for 32 days. Now she heads into the final stretch as part of a tightly knit group of five, and the name of the game is to beat legendary leader Boston Rob.

“I want to win ‘Survivor,'” Rob said last week. “This is something I’ve been trying to do for 10 years now. I’m eight days away. So there’s nothing that’s going to stop me.”

For the majority of this season, halting Rob has seemed impossible. Considering both his scheming tendencies and the fact that his wife took home the grand prize of 2004’s “Survivor: All Stars,” it made sense for some of Rob’s teammates to campaign against him early on. He had those bright-eyed revolutionaries swiftly eliminated and got the rest of his tribe eating merrily out of his palm.

Along the way, Rob also located a hidden immunity idol he hasn’t yet used. Each time the tribe votes out another member, Rob’s grasp of the game tightens and the strategic value of the idol skyrockets. He also continues to dominate in mental and physical immunity challenges, raising the question of whether he’ll ever have to use that secret game-saving totem anyway.

Along the way, Rob also located a hidden immunity idol he hasn’t yet used. Each time the tribe votes out another member, Rob’s grasp of the game tightens and the strategic value of the idol skyrockets. He also continues to dominate in mental and physical immunity challenges, raising the question of whether he’ll ever have to use that secret game-saving totem anyway.

Though Ashley was dubbed “dark horse to win the game” by host Jeff Probst on his website in April, she faces a severe challenge in ousting Boston Rob — if she manages to perceive the threat and raise a mutiny tonight or in Sunday’s finale episode.

But what of Ashley’s other competitors? Her island pal Natalie has been mentioned more than once as one of Boston Rob’s strongest allies. Former NFL star Grant seemed a strong player for a while, but his overly loyal, crushingly unquestioning role as Rob’s minion may soon be his undoing. Phillip remains a wild card, either flagrantly unpredictable or covertly in deep control of his game.

Meanwhile, someone from Redemption Island will re-enter the fray in one of these last two episodes, although the timeline and guidelines still remain hush-hush.

With four current inhabitants on Redemption Island and another duel or multiple duels impending, Matt remains the favorite after spending most of the season in solitude on the island and defeating nine challengers. Iraq War veteran Mike could also conceivably win out, though his storyline has paled in comparison to Matt’s lonely trials and faith-based doggedness.

The CBS preview for tonight’s episode shows Ashley saying “I love blindsides” and Rob muttering “Ashley can’t be trusted.” If she can squeeze by for just a few more days, she’ll be able to make her case to a jury that she should earn the title of sole survivor. And as beloved as Boston Rob is by fans of the show, if Ashley has any hand in knocking him out, she’ll secure major respect and notch some votes. Now is the time for her to make a move.