Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X - Episode Recap
Episode 4 - Who's the Sucker at the Table?
By Jim Van Nest, Gen X-er
October 18, 2016
Hello again, good people, and welcome to Survivor Season 33, episode 4. When last we spoke, the Gen X ladies cut off their nose to spite their face. They sent Paul to the pre-merge trip and may have really hurt their game in the process. Jessica was concerned that Paul wouldn't be loyal to her later in the game so she decided to mount a counter-offensive and take him out of the game now. This left challenge liability CeCe and neurotic game player and strategist David in the game and may have just turned over voting power to their alliance, which also features everyone's new favorite underdog, Ken. They pulled off the blindside nicely, but where does this leave the tribe now? Previews suggest a new "dictator" will rise and it appears to be...Lucy?? She of the one confessional so far this season? Um, okay.
Over at the Millennial beach, we didn't see much of their dynamic last week, but when last we checked in, Zeke and Adam were clearly on the outs and Hannah was trying to get back in their good graces after turning on them at Tribal. Michaela and Figgy hate each other and yet voted together. And the Taylor-Figgy romance has only grown. Who knows where this tribe will fall if they lose the challenge tonight. Speaking of challenges, previews suggest that we'll get our first real physical challenge...in the water, no less. Chris should dominate, CeCe will struggle and Michaela will bare all in a hard-nosed challenge. "Bout to see some tatas today."
Need I say more? Let's roll...
Tonight's episode begins at Gen X after Tribal. Not surprisingly, Chris and Bret are pissed. It's very reminiscent of last week when Zeke wanted nothing to do with Hannah and her explanation. In fact, Jessica tries to talk to Chris who tells her (just like Zeke) that he doesn't want to hear from her tonight and they can talk tomorrow. Unlike Hannah, she lets it go, as you should. Bret wants to know what happened, so as they whisper about it, Chris decides he DOES want to talk about it. Jessica tells them about Paul's comment about the guy's alliance and no one really buys it.
The next morning Lucy and Sunday are worried that they made a mistake. Lucy tells us that she doesn't really trust Jessica and that she doesn't want Jess taking control of the tribe. So, she makes her move to Chris and Bret. She tells them Jessica is the one trying to run the show. She also tells him that she has David and Ken in her pocket, so the five of them can make a move on Jessica. Chris and Bret are pretty stoked about this plan. It keeps them on top and gets revenge on the person that blindsided them. Cue the credits.
We come back from break to see the Millennials head out on a goat hunt. They see some goats and they actually go out to hunt them. While they hunt goats, Adam is left to hunt for an idol back at camp. He searches and searches and finally unearths the id...er...a clue to where the idol is. But he is wicked excited to have a clue and he can't wait to start looking for the idol. The hunters are back empty-handed, and he can't continue to search while they're all back in camp. And with that, it's time for a...