Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X - Episode Recap

Episode 7 - I Will Destroy You

By Jim Van Nest, Gen X'er

November 9, 2016

Overthinking everything.

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Hello, good people, and welcome to Survivor: Taylor's revenge! When last we spoke, Adam lowered the boom on #FigTails and sent Figgy packing for the pre-jury vacation. The assumption is that Taylor will not be happy with this result and may decide to seek revenge. And the previews, in fact, suggest this to be true. Even the episode title, "I will destroy you" is a quote from Taylor. I submit to you that Taylor doesn't have what it takes to exact revenge on Adam, but I guess tonight's episode will tell, right?

Aside from the Figgy ouster, things are jumping at all of the camps. As a round up, Adam has joined Ken and Jessica in a power alliance on the purple Takali tribe. He's also holding onto the original Millennial hidden idol. Over at the orange Vanua tribe, Chris and David joined with Zeke to oust CeCe. Chris and Zeke have a sweet Oklahoma alliance working and David has the old Gen X hidden idol. Tonight seems to suggest that Zeke and David might find some common ground to set up another power alliance. Ikabula is the green tribe and we've seen little of them, actually, because they just keep winning challenges. What we have seen, though, is that Michaela is a beast in challenges, fire starting and sneaking up on people finding idols. Jay seems to be the brains of the outfit and he has possession of the green hidden idol. Will was with Jay when he found the idol, so I guess he has a claim to it. Hannah is experiencing anxiety attacks in challenges she's not participating in. And Bret and Sunday appear to be dead Gen X'ers walking.

I think that covers about everything. Now, the captain has asked that everyone take their seats and buckle their safety belts. We should be checking in with Takali after Tribal and this could be a bumpy ride. Ready? Let's do this!


As expected, we start with the Takali tribe and Taylor is bummed and pissed. Adam pulls him aside to talk to him. I'm not sure what Adam was trying to accomplish here, but he goes on and on about how bad he screwed them over. Ultimately, he does nothing to make Taylor feel better. He actually only makes it worse. But it seems like that was his plan, which makes no sense. As we head to the opening credits, we get the episode title from Taylor - "I will destroy you." To quote Kimmi from Second Chance, "No, Pumpkin. No."

We come back to the Vanua tribe having breakfast on Day 19. David tells us that he plans to get Michelle out at the next vote, but he worries about Chris. So, he takes Zeke aside with the plan to pull him in closer. And what better way to do that than to tell him about his idol, which he does. Zeke is thrilled to get this information saying that if you can't have an idol, it's always good to know where it is and know it's with an ally. And just like that, we seem to have a new power couple in the game.

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