Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X - Episode Recap
Episode 2 - Love Goggles
By Jim Van Nest, Gen X-er
October 4, 2016
First you get a girlfriend and then the next thing you know, you're bailing on your boys on bowling night, he says. Actually, amidst all of the nonsense coming out of Jay - he actually has a pretty good handle on this situation. He compares a power couple to a bullseye for a nuclear missile. "This is not good," he says. And, he's right. Rob and Amber ruined the game for couples all the way back in Season 8. Ever since All-Stars, a couple has been seen as dangerous and a huge target to be broken up.
We head back over to Gen X and Ken is out in the water with the Hawaiian sling, or as he calls it a "sling." Get it? He's from Hawaii. Anyway, while fishing he spears a really good sized octopus and brings it back to camp for dinner. As he fishes, he tells us that making bonds is not easy for him. He's very shy. He tells us that he really relates to David as they're very similar in a group of people. They cement their bond while Ken cleans the octopus, dubbed Octopus Prime. They discuss that they could just accept their fate or they could make a move, and that Paul is running the show. They both agree that Paul is the one they have to go after. As they bond, David decides now is the time to share his idol with his new buddy, Ken. You worry about sharing an idol that quick, but Ken tells us that he is locked in with Dave and that now that they have an idol, they might be able to make the move on Paul.
Back over at the Love Tribe, Hannah is struggling to open a coconut, and Mari tells us that they had no idea how hard this was going to be. While they work on coconuts, Michaela is concerned about Figgy. She's concerned about the power couple. After a while, she finally opens up an argument with Figgy in front of the whole group. It's safe to say at this point that they want each other out. Adam sums it all up for us. He says that you don't come out all blazing, you don't start drama at camp and you certainly don't get into a show-mance. This is not going to end well.
Back over at Gen X, Paul tells us that he has to be in control of the game and that it can't be any other way. Ken talks this up with CeCe and they discuss how they need to get rid of Paul ASAP. As they talk about him, we're seeing scenes of Paul not looking good. Bret tries to get him some water, but he refuses. Meanwhile, CeCe and Ken (who are somewhere else, by the way) are still talking about getting rid of him. As they chat, we see Paul go down. Jessica and Bret try to take care of him and give him some water while he complains about his hands being numb. A producer comes in to check on him and lets him know Dr. Joe is on the way. As they all try to get him to breathe, we head to commercial.