Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

Episode 12 - Slayed the Survivor Dragon

By Jim Van Nest, Gen X-er

December 12, 2016

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Hello, good people, and welcome to the penultimate episode of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X. That's right. With eight people still in play, we only have three hours of Survivor to get rid of five of them and have a final Tribal Council. I think it's safe to say we can expect a fast and furious ride to the finish.

Tonight's episode is already being hyped as one of the best as we can expect to see two Immunity challenges, two Tribals and two people voted out right before the finale. Setting the table for tonight, Will made a big move last week to flip on his alliance and vote out Zeke. Unfortunately, no one really knows about it because Adam made a flashier, yet ultimately not necessary, move by playing his idol correctly for Hannah. In an episode that was all about Will not getting credit for his moves, he fittingly lost credit for his biggest move. Will's pendulum is set to swing back to the other side tonight to target David, so we'll see if he can salvage anything this week by making that happen. Sadly, it seems more likely that he'll be the next to go.

As we sit, the only idol left in the game is Jay's and everyone knows about it. Jay also has Adam's Reward Stealer, though I don't expect he'll even consider using it. Ken is in possession of the Legacy Advantage, but he'll have to last four more days and at least through both votes tonight. And after his idiotic play last week of inviting Will in, then blowing up his game and having EVERYone look at him like he's frickin' insane - that might be tougher than we would have thought prior to last week's episode.


Adam is now sitting in a pretty nice spot having righted the ship. He let everyone have their loved one visit, he got rid of the cursed reward stealer AND he correctly picked out the vote and "saved" Hannah with his idol. He had a banner episode. Hannah keeps trying to play the game, but it continues to be played around her more than with her. And Bret and Sunday - as nice as they seem to be - just can't get any traction right now. If either of them makes it to the end, they're set up to be the zero vote finalists who didn't really play the game. One thing's for sure, there are plenty of twists and turns left in this game, so let's get to tonight's craziness!

We begin the game back at camp after Tribal Council. As everyone gets back to camp, Will is getting congrats for the big move. Well, color me surprised. I thought Adam would get the credit, but I guess Will does get his credit. Bret is pissed about the flip. I don't think Bret really gets how to play the game. Sure, he's still in it, but he's been on the wrong side of more votes than the Green Party.

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