Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X-ers - Episode Recap
Episode 8 - I'm The Kingpin
By Jim Van Nest, Gen X-er
November 15, 2016
So, in the middle of the night, Bret wakes up because he hears the clanging of glass and sees that Taylor is getting into the food, eating some of it and hoarding some more of it. He's pissed that someone would steal the food that 13 people are needing to survive. He decides not to say anything right now and goes back to bed. A few minutes later, Adam hears Taylor. So, yeah, Tails? If you're going to be a lying, stealing bastard - you might want to try to be quiet about it.
Anyway, Adam takes this as an opportunity to "catch" Taylor in the act and possibly work a deal with him. Once he catches him, he tells Taylor that he's worried about Jay. He says that Jay has Will as his right hand man now and not Taylor. He makes the pitch to vote out Will and perhaps Jay and Taylor can get back to working together. On top of all that, Adam tells Taylor about the reward stealer he found early in the day. He even suggests that he might use it in the family challenge. Taylor, however, has not forgotten. He listens to Adam, nods his head and shakes his hand. But he tells us that he's been waiting for revenge and it looks like now might be the time.
As day 22 dawns; Sunday, Bret, Ken and Chris are all sitting on a log talking about possibly having a watermelon today. Ken suggests that they need to hope that nobody ate it, because the mangoes disappeared overnight. Bret tells them all that it was Taylor. They start to talk about how close the Millennials are and that they need to do something about it. Chris tells us that he's really concerned about how tight the Millennials are. Chris lays it out to Bret. The two of them pull in Sunday, David and Zeke. Then they hook up with Ken and Jessica to create an unbeatable seven-person alliance and target a Millennial. At the same time, David is talking to Ken, Jessica and Zeke talking about the same strategy and they decide Taylor should be the vote since everyone is pissed at him anyway.
We come back from break and join Jay and Taylor on the beach. They agree to keep the Millennials in the game. He wants to get the Gen X'ers to turn on one of their own. But as they're talking, Taylor tells Jay about Adam's plan to take out Will. He says that he knows they don't really want to take out a Millennial, but maybe it's time to take Adam out. Especially since he'd never expect it. And right on cue, Zeke happens to be behind them hearing every word without them knowing it. Naturally, he freaks out a little and realizes that something will have to be done to stop that and to try to weaken Jay, as he's the strongest player out there. So, he heads back to the nerdery to try to set something up.