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
Um, hello!!! Jessica, are you hearing this??? At no time has she denied the conversation took place. She's actually admitting that the conversation happened and is arguing about how it was presented. Ken says that he's been wavering back and forth all day about this vote and it's because someone he thought he was tight with betrayed him. Jessica turns around and asks him if she is just supposed to believe 100% what he said that other people were saying about her. He looks her dead in the face and says, "Yeah." Nothing else.
I don't know how in the blue hell she can still not trust what he's saying at this point. No one has actually denied that the conversation ever took place and no one has actually denied that Jessica is the vote tonight. And when someone you were close with can look you dead in your eyes and tell you that yes, you should believe him - and you still don't? Well, then you get what you deserve. I hope you've thought about who you want to give that Day 26 advantage to. You can tell by looking at her now that Jessica has finally come to grips with the fact that her name is probably going to be written down tonight.
And with that, it is time to vote. We see Chris vote for Jessica saying that it's for Paul. And, we see no other votes. That usually means that it's a unanimous vote and if they showed you David's vote, or Ken's, you'd know for sure that Jessica was toast. Anyway, Jeff is tallying the votes and wants to know if anyone has an immunity idol. David gets up and asks if he can address the group. He tells them that he has really enjoyed their company and is glad to be in the game with them. And then he says that some people won't like what he's getting ready to do, which is play the immunity idol for Jessica. Lucy is shocked. Ken is shocked. Hell, Jessica is shocked.
Jeff starts to read the votes. And just like that, the first five votes are for Jessica. The sixth vote is (apparently) Jessica's vote for CeCe. Votes seven and eight come in and the fourth person voted out of Survivor - Lucy. In hindsight, this should come as no surprise. We saw nothing of Lucy through three episodes and then all of a sudden she becomes a major player? I don't think so. They just needed some kind of storyline for the idol play.
Speaking of the idol play. As far as TV goes and viewing goes, this was an amazing play and an amazing Tribal. As far as the game goes, it was a very ballsy play that will either be amazing or insanely stupid. As a rule, you don't want to play an idol for someone else in the pre-merge, pre-swap game. You throw the idol back into play, you target yourself and while you made have made a new ally, there's no guarantee that you'll be on the same tribe in three days’ time. OR - everything could work out and a new power alliance of David, Ken, CeCe and Jessica could emerge and take this thing all the way to the end. You have to think that David has Jessica's loyalty from here on out. And you'd have to think that she owes Ken a big fat apology now that she knows that he was straight up with her the whole time. Now, they are a tribe of seven that should have a pretty solid four person alliance, which means bad news for Chris, Bret and Sunday. But this is Survivor and things don't go as they should anymore, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see, won't we.
Speaking of, next time on Survivor: an idol is back in play at Gen X beach and EVERYone is searching for it. And then, at the reward challenge, it's "Drop your buffs" time. And with that, David's decision to play that idol looks REALLY bad now. Who knows if he, Ken and Jessica will even be on the same beach now? Also, the swap threatens to tear the lovers apart. Will Figgy and Taylor end up on the same tribe? Or will these star-crossed lovers be forced to compete against each other and maybe watch their other half leave the game alone? The only way to find out, folks, is to come back next week and see for yourselves. Until that time, thanks for reading and take care!