Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X - Episode Recap
Episode 13 - I'm Going for a Million Bucks, Part 1
By Jim Van Nest, Gen X'er
January 12, 2017
4) Ken: I think there's a slight drop off here as we get to Ken. A couple episodes ago and I would have had Ken at the top of the winner list. But the way he handled Will, with his "test" and some of the subsequent exit interviews suggest to me that Ken wasn't that well liked out there. I think he's the opposite of Jay. I think Ken has a fantastic shot to make the final, especially sporting the Legacy Advantage, but I don't think he has a strong shot to get the needed votes to win this thing. I have a feeling he'll have a rough time with the jurors who seem to feel that Ken thinks he is much better than them. If that's the case, he has a shot to be a 0 vote finalist.
5) Hannah: Hannah has a tougher road to hoe here and I think she has to be very careful of who she wants to sit with at the end. I think Hannah's dream final 3 is herself, Ken and Bret. She has a clear cut path to victory among those 3. However, I think she might stand an outside chance against some of the others as well. Hear me out on this. She made the comment last week that those who can influence people to vote the way THEY want, can win the game. And she 100% made Adam and Ken vote against their best interests last week when they took out Sunday. Sunday was someone who could be taken to the end and then likely beaten easily. I think Hannah was right in thinking that Sunday was potentially taking HER spot in the final 3 and then wisely targeted her. The fact that she got the boys to go along with her on it could be a major selling point for her in the end. And, if she can make the move that takes out David or Jay - she could very easily steal this game right in front of our eyes.
6) Bret: I think Bret is the hardest to sell as a possible winner this season, but I don't think it's impossible. Bret would most likely be the one to benefit the most from a bitter jury. He didn't do anything to piss anyone off. In fact, he always found himself on the wrong side of the vote, so he can claim that he did not have a hand in voting off most of the jury. He, like Hannah, will have to have the perfect final 3 in order to win. But he'll also need that perfect jury. If people are pissed at the way David played and don't like Ken - I could see Bret emerging as a surprise winner in a David/Ken/Bret final 3. It's a tall order and not likely to happen, but I don't think you can count Bret out just yet. I do think he'll be the next to go - so then, we'll count him out.
Ok, are y'all ready to get to the episode and see who won this thing? 6 People. 4 Tribal Councils. 2 Hours. 1 - Survivor!!