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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

I can't imagine why they wanted to vote her out.

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And we're back from break to play "It's Anyone But Jessica." The tribe is dejected, but they don't seem to be blaming anyone in particular. Chris is not comfortable with this Tribal at all. They have their plan to vote out Jessica, but he feels it's thin. He confirms with Lucy that they have David and Ken. She tells us how she is in control and making all the decisions. Ken tells David that he does not like that they were told who they could or could not talk to. He feels that if they make that move, though, at the end of the day, they'll still be on the bottom with CeCe. So, they decide that they need to make a move on Lucy. David tells CeCe and she's down. Ken wants to get Jessica on board and hope that she can pull in Sunday. Jessica doesn't believe Ken and is shocked to think that Lucy would be after her. In fact, it shocks her so much that she decides to take it straight to Lucy. Lucy, of course, denies this and tries to get Jessica to not vote for her. After Jess leaves, she asks David what happened and he plays stupid saying he has no idea.

Wow - there's more bad Survivor gameplay here than I can recap, I think. Lucy's bad. Ken is bad. Jessica is really bad. David is minor-ly bad, but he corrected by playing dumb convincingly. But ultimately, it's just one bad move after another. Oh wait a minute, followed by a couple more. Lucy confronts Ken in front of a bunch of people and he tells her that he didn't appreciate all her rules that came along with the knowledge of the vote. Lucy tells us that he needs to stop worrying about it and be thankful that they're allowing him to stay in the game. THIS is why you fail. It's why anyone fails at Survivor. As soon as they think that the control someone else's fate and that they alone are responsible for saving someone, the game has gone to their head and it's only a matter of time before the fall.




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My question now is whether or not Jessica goes before Lucy's fall or not. David commits to the Jessica plan one more time but tells us that he's taking his idol to Tribal tonight, because it might be better for him to save Jessica and dump Lucy. He's very worried about being on the bottom. And I get that, but you have to think about the game. There will eventually be a tribe swap. You should just hold on until that point and then you (and your idol) can start making relationships on your new tribe.

All right, let's get it on. I still feel pretty sure Jessica will be going home, but let's see how Tribal shakes out. Jeff asks about the last Tribal. David says it was the right move, but didn't bring the tribe together. Chris agrees that the tribe is complete chaos right now. Jessica and Lucy both say that everything seems to be up on the air, but Jessica really hopes the five of the main alliance come back together. Lucy mentions that Ken is gunning for her. Ken says that he doesn't want to be told what to do and there are better ways to talk to people. Lucy then says that she is straightforward and since she was helping him in the game, she would have expected something different from him.


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