Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X - Episode Recap
Episode 6 - The Truth Works Well
By Jim Van Nest - Gen X'er
November 2, 2016
Shortly before heading to Tribal, Ken makes his pitch to Adam. He tells Adam that he has to decide who he wants to roll forward with. He can stick with Ken, Jessica and David as the #3 or he can stick with the "cool kids" and know that he's at the bottom of that alliance. Adam wisely tells Ken that he's asking him to trust some people he's never even met. Ken doubles down by telling him that he and Jessica have his back and they will never write his name down. He goes further by saying that he will fight for him until the end of the game. As they head to Tribal, Adam tells us that his mind is reeling because Ken makes great arguments. He says that the whole world is probably screaming, "Get out the power couple!" but he's not sure that makes the best move for him right now.
As they sit down to Tribal, Jeff asks Ken to give the lay of the land since it looks pretty obvious that it's 3-2 Millennials vs Gen X. Taylor confirms that the plan is to boot a Gen Xer. Figgy chimes in that she feels they're pretty tight too, even though Adam voted for her. And in perfect Jeff fashion, he asks the best possible question of Adam, "...and that she looks at you just like she would look at Taylor, we're in this together." This gives Adam the chance to say that she most definitely does NOT look at him the way she looks at Taylor. He breaks the news that there is a show-mance going on. Everyone talks about how they are a very obvious couple.
This gives Jeff a chance to mention that he's an ordained minister and he'd be happy to marry them right now. After everyone freaks out a little and laughs a little, Jeff asks about being that out in the open with this and whether that's a good thing. And Figgy says possibly the worst thing she could say and that is that they're not as much a couple as they are two people who will always vote together. And there go the sirens!! That is the hugest of red flags - two people that will always vote together are a power couple and therefore need to be broken up. And that means now. No waiting. No thinking, "Oh, we can take care of them later." You break them up. Right. Frickin'. Now.
We go back and forth between the Figtails alliance and the Ken and Jessica alliance. Everyone makes their case as to why Adam should vote with them. Ultimately, Adam has his mind made up and the rest of this is just filling time. He ends it by saying that, "Someone is gonna go home upset tonight and someone is gonna go back to camp upset tonight." And with that, it's time to vote.
They show us no votes, but you have to believe it's going to be a 3-2 vote against either Ken or Figgy. Jeff asks about idols and we move on. Let's read the votes. First vote: Ken. Then Figgy. Then Ken. Then Figgy. Sixth person voted out of Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X - Figgy. BOOM! There it is. Not only did he break up the power couple, he took away the brains of the outfit too. Taylor might come back to camp all pissed off, but the dude doesn't have the game capacity to do anything about it.
Also with this vote, we may have seen the creating of an unbreakable voting block: Adam, Ken, Jessica and David. If David can bring in either Chris or Zeke - this could be the ultimate alliance in the game. Well played by Ken and Jessica tonight and well played by Adam. He deduced that making the flip now WAS the right move for him. And he's right. He had no future with the FigTails alliance. Even if he wants to stick with Millennials, Zeke, Hannah and Michaela have no love for Figgy. So he could even get back with Millennials after a merge, if he wants to. Well played all the way around - except for Figgy and Taylor, of course.
Next time on Survivor: A love scorned Taylor seeks revenge as we see Adam trying to explain his vote. And we also see that a new power couple is emerging on the Vanua beach as Zeke and David realize that they have a lot in common - which now includes the knowledge that David has a hidden immunity idol. And there is that fifth person to add to Ken, Jessica and Adam. If this group actually gets together, everyone else's game could be over. Guess we'll have to see how it goes next week. 'Til then, kiddies, take care!