Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X - Episode Recap
Episode 2 - Love Goggles
By Jim Van Nest, Gen X-er
October 4, 2016
Jeff goes to tally the votes and calls for an immunity idol. There are none, so let's read the votes. Figgy. Mari. Figgy. Mari. Figgy. Mari. Three-three with four votes remaining. And all four of them come up...Fig - wait Mari???? Adam and Zeke are every bit as shocked as I am. This vote makes absolutely no sense. I get it, Mari was a threat. She was my winner pick and she had picked up a ton of steam in the community as a potential winner. But we're on Day 7. That's not the time to get rid of her, when you have a massive power couple forming in front of you and they're vulnerable.
Ultimately, Zeke has only himself to blame. Had he not talked about Michaela as the next vote, she'd have never flipped to the Triforce's side in this. And without Michaela, there's no Will and Hannah and Figgy is the second person voted out of the game. Instead, Michaela decided to go with short term self-preservation over long term consequences and keep her nemesis on the island while voting out a potential ally. Unfortunately for Hannah, the delay in voting and then flipping is not going to sit well with Zeke and Adam, who were left holding the bag on this one.
Next time on Survivor: Hannah tries to plead her case and Zeke and Adam aren't having it. And there's a new twist in the game that has players drawing something out of a bag. Will tells us that he wants to be a part of whatever the twist is and he wants to see what Gen X has to offer. There's been a lot of speculation about what could be happening, and with 18 people remaining a straight up swap or merge seems unlikely.
I'm thinking we're looking at a Second Chance like twist where a third tribe will be created and we'll move forward with three six-person tribes - a Millennial tribe, a Gen X tribe and a mixed tribe. And it couldn't come soon enough for players like Zeke, Adam and David. They could really use a switch up. One thing's for sure, it's bound to be #Twist-tastic!! Please be sure to come on back and check out the recap and we'll all see if I can remember how to predict ANYthing. Thanks for reading...'til next time, take care!