Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X - Episode Recap
Episode 3 - Your Job Is Recon
By Jim Van Nest, Gen X-er
October 6, 2016
Hello, good people, and welcome back to the Cuddleshack here at BOP. I'm back with sand all up in my drawers - just to give you the Survivor recap you deserve! Last time we hung out, a sho-mance was brewing on the Millennial Tribe. Naturally, the tribe banded together and broke up the new power couple of Taylor and Figgy. Yeah, not so much.
Instead, Michelle and Jay made a game-saving play by pulling in Michaela, Will and Hannah to send professional YouTuber, gamer and my winner pick (Mari) home as the first boot from the Millennial tribe. For Michelle and Jay (as well as the lucky couple), this was a huge move. For the rest of the tribe, I have to wonder what the hell they were thinking. You simply can't let a power couple develop. Like Zeke said last week, you only get one vote per customer. With a couple, they have two and that just shouldn't be allowed to happen. But this is the Millennial tribe, and they seem to have no desire to follow typical Survivor conventions, so my old Gen X ass will just have to sit back and see how it plays out.
Speaking of old Gen X asses, we also saw tribe leader Paul fall out with a nice combination of heat exhaustion and dehydration. A quickie visit from Dr. Joe ruled out a heart attack, and Paul was left in the game. The pecking order of this tribe, however, has become so transparent that the three people on the bottom (Ken, David and CeCe) have started making plans to turn this tribe upside down. CeCe seems to think she has Lucy pulled in, which leaves them one vote shy of a tie...so this little counter-alliance could possibly gain some ground.
Previews suggest that Hannah is going to have a rough go of it back in camp as she completely blindsided her alliance of Zeke and Adam. Meanwhile, a super duper twist has players drawing what looks like rocks out of a bag. Could we have a tribe swap? Maybe an addition of a third tribe? Some sort of meeting between tribes? Who knows? I guess I'll have to shut up now and find out!
We begin tonight's episode at the Millennial camp right after Tribal. As promised, Zeke and Adam are PISSED! Hannah comes to Adam and Zeke to try to explain herself. They really don't want to hear it from her. She explains that she didn't want to be on the wrong side of the numbers. She continues to push the point, and they continue to tell her to go away and they'll talk later. Finally, Hannah goes away and Adam and Zeke try to regroup. "It's you and me on Dumbass Island," Adam says. He has been looking forward to playing this game forever and to have the first Tribal go like that is rough. He does vow to get back to the top of the alliance, while Hannah tells us that she really wants to work with them as she doesn't care for the people in her alliance.