Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X - Episode Recap

Episode 3 - Your Job Is Recon

By Jim Van Nest, Gen X-er

October 6, 2016

I don't know what he's all happy about.

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Back from commercials and the Gen X tribe is pretty dejected. Paul wants CeCe gone as well. But, he's worried that something else could happen. Bret, Chris and Sunday talk about how painful it was to watch that challenge. Sunday tells us that she is totally on board with CeCe as the boot. It fits her alliance and makes the tribe stronger. CeCe tells us that no one is talking to her, so she's worried that she's the one to go.

David decides to put the target on Paul tonight. David has his idol with him as they head to Tribal and he wants to make a move on Paul real bad. Paul, meanwhile, tidies things up with Jessica and Sunday. Jessica suggests that she is worried about the guys getting together. Paul lets her know that if the guys were to ever come to him with that plan, he'd let her know. "Girls, you're on your own." Wha, wha, what??? He actually told her that she was on the bottom of the six. So naturally, Jessica and Sunday take it to Lucy and they decide that maybe Paul needs to go. All they need to do is get the three bottom dwellers on board and Paul is a done deal. Jessica tells us that she has these two options going into Tribal, but she's not sure which way to go. She's worried about alienating Chris and Bret from her alliance. Honestly, the move here is to stick with the alliance, boot CeCe and keep the Paul vote in your pocket for next time.

We get to Tribal and Jeff asks about the summit between tribes. David enjoyed the summit and enjoyed meeting the new people. Jeff asks him why he seems to be so much calmer his time around. He isn't really calmer, but he's starting to get used to things. CeCe starts to talk about feeling on the bottom of the group. They discuss the alliance in the tribe and Chris says that's way too early to be talking who is five and six in the alliance. They need to stick together and take care of business to make the tribe strong.


Jeff kind of pounds on them for the way they lost the challenge today. The Millennials worked as a team and they were all individuals. He compared the efficiency of the Millennials win to things like when they text, they'll say "U" where the Gen X people will type "you." Ken agrees that there's something to efficiency, but there's also something to the beauty of language and that moving too fast can cause you to start losing that beauty. There's some jokes about vinyl vs digital and then Jeff brings it back. Jessica says that the vote tonight is about the best way for the tribe to move forward and win challenges because it'll take more than six to win a challenge. And with that, it is time to vote.

We see David's vote for Paul. We see Paul's vote for CeCe. And that is it. Jeff goes to tally the votes and then asks if anyone would like to play an idol. He fidgets around a lot, but David decides to stay pat and hold onto his idol. First vote, Paul. CeCe. Paul. CeCe. Paul. CeCe. Paul. Thi rd person voted out of the tribe...Paul. He is dumbfounded. So is Chris. So is Bret. And there you have it. Huge shake up on this tribe and all because Paul was an idiot and let the girls know that his bond with the guys was stronger than his bond with them. Not a chance they would have turned on him without that discussion. And the beauty of it is, they cut off the head of the snake and David was able to keep his idol. Excellent episode for David indeed.

Next time on Survivor: Tensions are high now at the Gen X tribe. We also see some scenes from a super physical water challenge. And we see Zeke talking about how huge the Gen X guys are. Michaela mentions tatas coming the CBS blur patrol needs to be ready to roll next week. Thanks for joining me again this week, kids...we'll be back to do this all again next week. Til then, take care!

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