As a supervisor, I can take actions that would allow me to complete merges. but...
Bit of "back story" for you. "Extreme Monday Makeover" is a partner of what I'd originally proposed to the supervisors' group: Primp this Profile. For the latter, Primp this Profile (PTP), I thought it would be nice to give some attention to "ok" profiles that, with a little bit of help, could be "really nice" ones. In a pinch, I figured I could find the time to do that little bit myself. The supervisors, though, tend to think big, and they either weren't too enthused about the small nudges that might be needed by a profile featured in PTP or they interpreted PTP as a call to strip the profile and start over. There was such a strong response to stripping/starting over that I came up with an option other than PTP that they could do that with. Given the initial reactions, I've been surprised that profiles featured in Extreme Monday Makeover don't get more action.
So, that's the backstory. Yes, it would be good to have the merges done beforehand, but then they wouldn't be in need of all the attention of an Extreme Monday Makeover (EMM). Pending or needed merges are why this profile's in "Needs Merging" and also part of why it's featured as an EMM. I think I'm the slowest Arborist in WikiTree - it probably takes me a couple of hours, on average, for every merge I do. So I don't have the time to do the merges for either EMM (or PTP, given that I'm also doing EMMs) - that's part of why they're spotlighted. Hopefully, the profile managers will step up. Or an Arborist (who's faster than I am). Or a supervisor or two.
If you want to point out to the profile managers that they have a merge pending with an EMM profile, that'd be great!