Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X - Episode Recap

Episode 5 - Idol Search Party

By Jim Van Nest, Gen X-er

October 24, 2016

Challenge non-beast.

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When they arrive at Tribal, Jeff starts with the challenge. Zeke says that he and Michelle know they're on the bottom, but eventually, the two tribes will need each other to get forward in the game. Chris talks about all the stuff that he and Zeke have in common. Jeff asks CeCe how that bond makes her feel. She says she's worried about it as that kind of bond could eventually lead to Chris voting out a Gen X'er. There's some back and forth about Chris and David and how Chris has been burnt twice, but he's still putting his trust in David tonight. Michelle suggests that she would vote out David. And with that, it's time to vote. We see none of the votes tonight and no one wants to play a hidden immunity idol. So, Jeff tallies and reads the votes. Ultimately, this was a no-brainer from the start. Michelle gets the first vote and then all four votes come up CeCe.

I applaud the episode for trying to show us something different, but this is one of those votes that was so painfully obvious, they couldn't whitewash it away. CeCe may have been #blindsided, but no one watching the show was. At this point, if they keep CeCe and vote out either Millennial, they may never win a challenge ever again. CeCe and David are the rare pair of very bad challenge performers and to keep them both in the game would be a death sentence for this tribe. At least with CeCe gone, they can compensate for David and at least hold their own in the next couple of challenges. Honestly, this is one of those episodes that is usually the first part of a double episode because it's a bit boring and has a very obvious result. Hopefully next week's episode has a lot more to it!


Next time on Survivor: Taylor and Figgy decide to let everyone know they have a "thing" going. And a blindfold challenge has Survivors spinning around in circles and results in Jeff calling Medical in...again. We see one clip of Hannah saying, "You're not gonna let me die?" As well as clips of Sunday and Ken going down hard.

Can I just say - will Survivor ever learn about the frickin' blindfold challenges? Someone gets hurt almost every time. They say that they want everything to be safe. They don't want to call in medical all the time and yet they continue to have challenges like this that are hazardous to the players’ health. I'm sure I'll have a major rant on this next week, but you'll have to come back here to see it. Until then, kiddies, take care!

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