Survivor: Game Changers Episode 3

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:15 pm


Following an early tribe swap in Survivor: Game Changers Episode 2, the new Mana tribe got rid of their strength rather fast with the elimination of Caleb.

Tai just helped get rid of his buddy, and his name is the first one to be brought up. Debbie plays along, but she just wants to go with the easy vote of Hali like they arguably should have done last time.

The reward challenge will be run by two members from each tribe. The first person balances over/under obstacles and the next tosses sandbags at targets. Reward is snacks and coffee for the first place tribe and iced coffee for second. JT and Malcolm play for Nuku; Ozzy and Troyzan play for Tavua; Tai and Brad play for Mana. The strategy is obvious here. Everybody puts up their physical threats, except for Mana, which doesn’t have two of those anymore. Ozzy builds a big lead over the other two but drops on the balance beam toward the end. JT is no longer far behind. Tai eventually drops so far behind that there isn’t much hope. Nuku places first. After Tai finally finishes, Brad makes a huge comeback for Mana.

Ozzy’s not disappointed with the loss, though he contributed well on his part. He is happy to be the provider they can’t get rid of… for now.

JT plots to get rid of Sandra and forms an alliance with Malcolm.

For the immunity challenge, a caller will guide blindfolded teams of two tied together to find balls to be used in a maze. Sandra sits out for Nuku; Troyzan sits out for Tavua. Only one tribe will win immunity. Nuku manage to get well ahead. Tavua is behind them. Mana is bringing up the rear again, but this is all just a matter of figuring out the learning curve of the table maze. Nuku has had the lead, and they are keeping it almost the entire time. Tavua would be fine under normal circumstances, but this is a race with only one tribe surviving. With Andrea and Jeff within seconds of each other, Varner drops, and Tavua wins immunity.

There’s a twist to this twist. He will see them as one group, where they will vote out one person. Now the discussion completely shifts because instead of turning on each other, they need to try to shore up support. Someone could easily vote out someone on their own tribe, but they’ll just be sitting ducks next time. Maybe that doesn’t matter to someone like Hali who’s a dead woman walking anyway. Then there’s JT, who wants to get rid of Sandra and knows that Brad does as well.

Not content with just sitting around waiting, Tai goes idol hunting right before Tribal Council. With his tribe down in numbers, it becomes a tribe idol. I’m not sure that really helps because who do you protect? It’s just a shot in the dark.

In the middle of all this whispering at Tribal Council about how maybe they should get rid of Brad, JT goes up to Brad (on the other tribe) and tells him they are going to get rid of Sierra, which was and at least at this point still is the plan. He then goes back to his own new tribe and informs them what he just told Brad or at least that he told Brad it wasn’t him. To the extent that Brad trusts JT, they could easily get rid of him.

Tai uses his idol for Sierra. Unless they changed their plan, it’s going to blow up.

Votes
Sierra (does not count)
Sierra (does not count)
Sierra (does not count)
Sierra (does not count)
Sierra (does not count)
Sierra (does not count)
Malcolm
Malcolm
Malcolm

With 3 votes, Malcolm has been voted off the island. As big a strategic threat as Sandra is, they needed to take out a physical threat to make up for voting out Caleb last time and even up the challenge odds. JT is immediately blamed, which is somewhat valid because he did reveal the plan, but he tried to warn them.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Game Changers Episode 4, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Game Changers Episode 2

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm


A double episode kicked off the season when two people who played too hard right out of the gates in Survivor: Game Changers Episode 1 were eliminated. First Ciera named names to the wrong people, then Tony acted strange the entire time before eventually crossing Sandra.

After a short-lived start, it’s time for a tribe swap. They aren’t just going to new tribes, but there will be three of them instead of the original two.

Mana (Red): Brad, Caleb, Debbie, Hali, Sierra, Tai
Nuku (Blue): Aubry, Jeff, JT, Malcolm, Michaela, Sandra
Tavua (Green): Andrea, Cirie, Ozzy, Sarah, Troyzan, Zeke

Caleb and Hali remain on Mana, but they are the only two from the original tribe. However, Caleb already has a bond formed with Tai from their last season together.

JT is even worse off. He is the only person from original Nuku on the new Nuku tribe.

Troyzan, likewise, is the only person from his old tribe to join five opposing tribe members on a new tribe that must start over at a new camp.

Nuku is celebrating their newfound wealth. They screwed up at the beginning, but the other tribe left things in great shape for them.

JT blatantly leaves his new tribe out in the ocean and pretends to go back to the beach to help them get something he forgot on purpose, but everybody knows he’s really helping himself to try to find an idol.

Ozzy and Cirie are now stuck with each other whether they trust each other or not.

Troyzan goes idol hunting, and he is surprised by how obvious the bottle sticking out of the ground is. What he finds is a clue, which tells him he will have to grab the idol in the middle of the next immunity challenge.

Hearing Sandra’s talk about eating goats encourages JT to go catch one and another. Then he and Malcolm become self conscious. The excuse they end up using is that they want to catch one that is not a baby and does not have a baby. The group decides to eat Tai’s chickens instead. Less cute animals without fur.

At the immunity challenge, they will pass a series of obstacles while tied together, go back and forth on a teeter totter with buckets of water to fill up a larger bucket and drop a gate, untie knots, and solve a puzzle. Mana makes the mistake of going through the first obstacle rather than over it. Nuku takes the lead on the first obstacle and keeps that through the puzzle, but the other tribes have managed to just about catch up. Nuku wins immunity. Tavua places second.

After the challenge is over, Troyzan does indeed manage to snag the idol that is tucked on the other side of the puzzle table.

First place reward is a tarp and choice of comfort. Nuku choose the body comfort, leaving spices for Tavua.

With a 4-2 numbers advantage, the choice seems simple, but it’s complicated by everybody being returning players. Hali is the obvious choice, and she knows it. Getting rid of Caleb would harm their challenge chances significantly, but the only concern is that he is too close to Tai. Debbie was technically with them as well, but I don’t know if anybody is taking that relationship very seriously.

Votes
Caleb
Hali
Caleb
Caleb
Caleb

With 4 votes, Caleb has been voted off the island. Brad even managed to convince Tai to vote for him. Seems awful early to be getting rid of a physical threat.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Game Changers Episode 3, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Game Changers Episode 1

Posted by Shane on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm


Game Changers is an all star season of sorts. These are the players that changed the game or at least the ones they could get to say yes. There are certainly some top tier players in the mix with people who can’t win and nobody remembers.

They are split into two tribes of ten.

Mana (Orange): Hali Ford, Caleb Reynolds, Troyzan Robertson, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Aubry Bracco, Tony Vlachos, Michaela Bradshaw, Jeff Varner, Ciera Eastin, Malcolm Freberg
Nuku (Blue): Debbie Wanner, Tai Trang, Andrea Boehlke, Cirie Fields, Brad Culpepper, Sierra Dawn-Thomas, Sarah Lacina, JT Thomas, Ozzy Lusth, Zeke Smith

They start off on a boat loaded with supplies that they’ll need to start grabbing. There is also an advantage, a tool kit to which they can swim out to untie. Ozzy swims out toward that, and nobody on the other tribe even bothers to challenge him. After a lengthy delay, Caleb jumps in, but it is seeming pointless, which turns out to be the case.

Tony immediately starts out by saying he is looking for the idol. They are not sure if he is serious or not, but if he was trying to get people to start talking about getting rid of him, that mission has been accomplished.

As everybody was scrambling on the around on the boat, Sierra stumbles across the legacy advantage. It allows her to have immunity, but she must use it either when there are 13 people left in the game or when there are 6 people left.

Ozzy has already decided he wants to get rid of Cirie because she is much better at the game and blindsided him eight years ago. He starts spreading the news, eventually getting to one person who is not willing to play along, Tai.

Tony heads out to the water well, where he digs a spy bunker. Troyzan busts him, but he thinks he’s digging for an idol. Whatever he’s being accused of, it just leads to more talk about getting rid of him. Then Ciera proposes taking out another physical asset, Caleb, which worries the others that she is playing too hard too soon.

This season, if there is a tied vote, there will be no revote. Instead, they go right to a tiebreaker if they cannot agree.

For the immunity challenge, they will raft and swim out to keys, swim back over a series of obstacles, dig up puzzle pieces, unlock another set of pieces, and form a ship’s wheel puzzle. Ozzy obviously takes the lead on the swimming portion, but his tribe falls behind on the obstacles. Nuku pulls back ahead as they head into the puzzle. Ciera has done this puzzle once before and lost, and apparently she didn’t learn anything because she loses again, this time to Zeke and Cirie. Nuku wins immunity and flint.

Ciera had already started digging her grave when she was naming names, and she stood out even more by being part of the losing duo on the puzzle. The others tell her to vote for Michaela. As soon as Michaela hears that one person is going to vote for her, she freaks out.

Probst suggests an easy vote: Sandra, the two time winner.

Votes
Michaela
Ciera
Ciera
Ciera
Ciera
Ciera
Ciera

With 6 votes, Ciera has been voted off the island. That was a pretty easy first vote.

Tony felt that was pretty boring, and he wants to form an alliance with those he considers threats: Sandra, Aubry, Caleb, and Malcolm.

JT is unimpressed by Tai’s obsession with chickens.

Because Sandra has the nerve to talk to Troyzan, Tony doesn’t trust her anymore. In response to how he reacts to her, she wants to get rid of him. Knowing who Tony wants in his alliance, Sandra approaches everybody else.

Seeing Ozzy and JT getting along, Cirie scrambles to try to align with people who don’t really want to be her allies.

For the immunity challenge, they swim out to and climb a cage, lift a heavy snake over it, cross a balance beam, untie tiles, solve a combination lock, and then complete a ring toss. Reward is a fishing kit. Cirie sits out for Nuku. Probst tells them that the more people who dive for the snake at once the faster it will go, but Mana is not listening. As if they weren’t far enough behind, they drop their snake off the balance beam. By the time they arrive at the rings, Nuku has 5 out of 8. They make it 6-1. Then Malcolm gets busy with some successful tosses. He ties it 6-6. JT finally lands something to retake the lead. Nuku wins immunity and reward.

Rather than being impressed by Malcolm’s comeback, Michaela noticeably pouts.

Because Tony is so good at finding idols, the others want to split the votes. To do that, they want to get Caleb and Malcolm, two big guys who want to keep other big guys around.

Unlike Sandra, who went after the people Tony was targeting, Tony tried to solidify his alliance that doesn’t have the numbers, but he just needs one more. Caleb approaches Michaela because she hates to lose, and Tony is a lot stronger than Sandra in challenges.

Votes
Aubry
Tony
Aubry
Tony
Tony
Tony
Tony

With 5 votes, Tony has been voted off the island. Sandra remains the queen. They didn’t so much split the vote as just Sandra tossing a vote Aubry’s way. The other Aubry vote came from Tony, whose closest allies realized it was a lost cause.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Survivor: Game Changers Episode 2, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Winner

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm


Two people fell victims to the axe in Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 13 when Will played too hard while Sunday had the opposite problem, though both led to the same result.

With six people still left, we’re in for some more quick boots. Adam Klein, Bret LaBelle, David Wright, Hannah Shapiro, Justin “Jay” Starrett, and Ken McNickle remain to fight for the million dollar prize.

David has been gathering trinkets throughout the game. He assumes there aren’t really any more hidden immunity idols left, so he creates one and leaves it for some sucker to find. Cue Jay. This is different. He’s not going to try to fake anyone out with it. Rather, he’s going to make someone feel safe and possibly sink themselves.

It’s day 36, which means that Ken can open the legacy advantage that Jessica left him. He is guaranteed immunity at the next Tribal Council. With six people remaining, that’s a somewhat reasonable reward. I was worried it would be something far more powerful.

For the immunity challenge, they will climb one obstacle before solving a combination puzzle, then do another series of obstacles before moving on to another puzzle. Jay has the lead but then foolishly leaves his combination visible for everybody else to see. He’s got a good lead by the time he gets to the last puzzle, but he has allowed everybody else to catch up and have a shot. David, who needed three attempts to get the combination right even after seeing the correct answer, comes from behind everybody else to win immunity.

Along with immunity, David wins reward, a steak dinner. He can choose two people to go with him, until Jay takes over the reward with his advantage. He invites David because he beat him and Adam because he gave him the advantage. A fair decision that I don’t think can make anyone mad and another surprisingly smart use of a rather lame reward.

Jay uses this time to form an alliance of sorts with David and Adam. He says he’s a shield who will take them to the end if he keeps winning.

Jay’s the easy target since he cost himself immunity, but the counter to that is that Bret is the most likable and has a bunch of jury friends, despite never having won a challenge.

Jay plays his fake idol. Then Ken plays his advantage. He’s safe, but he was never in any danger.

Votes
Ken (does not count)
Jay
Jay
Jay

With 3 votes, Jay has been voted off the island.

David realizes that one part of what Jay said is true. Jay was his shield, so now he fears that he is the biggest target.

For the second immunity challenge, they will maneuver a buoy through a series of water obstacles then transport pieces of a word puzzle across a balance beam and other obstacles. Ken takes the lead, but David is performing surprisingly competently for a water challenge. Bret takes the lead in transporting the puzzle pieces, but everybody else is not far behind, aside from Hannah. Ken wins immunity on the puzzle.

Adam wants to get rid of David, but he’s paranoid that he found another idol. Knowing that they are in a battle with each other, David targets Adam.

I was pretty sure Adam was wasting his time, but there’s actually another hidden immunity idol in the final five. Really? For some reason he tells multiple people, and word spreads. Hannah is not so sure she wants to play along with the David vote, but David doesn’t seem to want to believe there is an idol this late in the game.

Adam plays his idol.

Votes
David
Bret
David
Bret
Bret

With 3 votes, Bret has been voted off the island. He congratulates David on winning the game.

David doesn’t understand why he’s still standing either. Ken’s loyal to a fault, and Hannah didn’t trust Bret.

The final immunity challenge requires them to maneuver a pole through a wire maze and stack bowls on top of it. I don’t think there is such a thing as a threat here. This looks like it could be anybody’s game. Adam, Ken, and Hannah are in the lead with 10 when David’s bowls fall. Ken takes the lead as Hannah loses hers. Ken reaches his 12th out of 13 while Adam stands there watching and waiting for the wind to die down. It doesn’t. They both have to start again. Hannah takes the lead. With 30 seconds left, she lets Ken catch her. The half an hour time limit expires with a tie.

In the 5 minute tie breaker, Ken continues what was a very successful more aggressive strategy that never quite got him to the 13. He doesn’t need to get there this time, though. With seconds remaining, Ken manages to win by a single bowl.

The simple solution here is for the three to stick together. Hannah makes an effort to flip Ken, but it is an uphill battle considering how clear Ken has made what he feels about loyalty.

Votes
David
Adam
David
David

With 3 votes, David has been voted off the island. I don’t think Ken could have beaten David, but what may have been his biggest talking point (playing the game honestly) is gone now, though he can still say he was more loyal than either of the others.

Taylor claims his vote is not set and wants to know why each of them should win. Hannah wants credit for her growth and for putting them all in the jury. Ken pitches his loyalty. Adam says he was not the target and kept people safe, aside from the times those weren’t correct.

Sunday asks whether they played more like a millennial or a gen Xer. Ken is old school and not very adaptable. Adam calls Hannah a flipper and calls himself somewhere in between the two of them.

Jessica questions Ken about getting rid of David. He responds that his top alliance is his daughter.

Will respects Ken more for turning on David than for all his talk about loyalty. Then he asks about the Bret vote in which Adam was on the wrong side once again.

Zeke doesn’t think Ken did anything to evolve the game. Adam suggests that he deliberately gave up control when needed while Hannah takes credit for making all of the moves rather than Adam.

To be fair, Adam and Hannah were on the wrong side of the same number of votes (two). The difference is that Hannah’s last mistake was on day 20, not day 37.

Bret was bitter when he left and still is.

Jay questions Adam about why he turned on him.

Chris gives Adam credit for turning Ken against David. I guess it’s fair to draw that conclusion, but unless the editing was really misleading, there is nothing to substantiate that it happened and this lawyer is just really bad at reading these people.

David asks them about what they overcame to get there. Hannah and Ken discuss their social awkwardness, while Adam gives the jury the last answer of the evening that his mom has cancer. The timing of revealing that right before the jury votes may be the smartest move he has made in the game.

Adam clearly has at least a couple of votes, but they have made it clear that Hannah played the better game, if for no other reason than the Bret vote. Ken was right there every step with the person who most people consider the best player, but he won’t be getting much credit for that.

Votes
Adam
Adam
Adam
Adam
Adam
Adam

The Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X winner is Adam Klein. I don’t think he’s a bad winner, though not deserving of a unanimous vote. The previous two unanimous winners were Cochran and Jeremy, both of whom also underwhelmed me.

Adam did get to see his mother one last time, but she died days after the show finished filming.

In shocking news, Figgy and Taylor aren’t dating.

Survivor will be returning to Fiji again next season. Survivor: Game Changers premieres in March and will feature returning players Michaela, Tony, Tai, Caleb, Ciera, Cirie, Sandra, and Ozzy. Cirie and Sandra are top tier players, and Caleb was awesome before he got evaced in the most disastrous Survivor challenge.

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Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 13

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 6:56 pm


Will decided to stop coasting and joined the other side to get rid of Zeke in Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 12.

Bret and Sunday have decided that Will, Jay, and Dave are the biggest threats, thus making the already fluid alliances even more fluid.

For the immunity challenge, they will stack discs on poles and transport them across balance beams. They can take as many as they are willing to try carrying. Then they move to a second phase where they must carry the discs through a maze on sideways poles. Lastly, they roll them into a target. Several people are close as they move to the second phase. Jay, Bret, and David pull ahead of the others. Jay wins immunity.

In a secret scene that I’m not sure why was not shown last week, Will described his strategy. He doesn’t really care about these alliances. He wants to be a pendulum and go back and forth to take out the targets on each side. Nobody can really trust him, but he can work with people who are non-threatening like Adam, Sunday, and Bret, who ironically want to get rid of him.

Votes
David
David
Will
Will
Will
Will
Will

With 5 votes, Will has been voted off the island. He was more worried about what would happen in the final two/three than actually getting there.

Now for the second immunity challenge. They must solve a block puzzle, which they can work on as long as the balls they roll on a peg maze do not drop. If the ball reaches the bottom, they must wait while it slowly works its way to the ground. Ken’s closing in on winning, and eventually Adam starts helping him by telling him when to return and get his ball. Ken wins immunity. I don’t think he really needed Adam’s help, but Jay is not happy.

David proposes a split vote to flush out an idol or get rid of Bret. Hannah counters with the elimination of Sunday, who she fears would make too appealing a goat to drag to the finals. Adam is concerned with a Jay immunity run, which is reasonable because Jay keeps winning or at least coming close, but his alternative split vote is David.

After warning Jay that he had better use his idol, Adam reveals to him that his mom has cancer, which so far he has not told anyone else but would be useful to have a jury know. If nothing else, it helps build trust between the two, or at least Jay says that Adam is no longer a weasel.

Jay reluctantly plays his idol as he was warned to do.

Votes
Jay (does not count)
David
David
Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
Sunday

With 4 votes, Sunday has been voted off the island. Just about everybody got something out of that vote, as the last remaining hidden immunity idol is gone.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 14, where we will find out who the Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X winner is, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 12

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm


The battle lines were drawn right down the middle in Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 11. Adam convinced David to throw away his idol and play it for the wrong person because the other side obviously lied to him about who they were voting for, resulting in a tie. Neither side would budge, leading to a rock draw and ultimately Jessica’s elimination.

Their loved ones join them at the reward challenge. Adam sets their minds at ease that he won’t use his advantage in this challenge. I’m not sure he can even really use his advantage at all because it’s a curse. Stealing someone’s reward is something the jury is likely remember, and it will result in little gain. Reward is a BBQ back at camp. The challenge requires them to climb through obstacles while attached to a rope. Jay takes the early lead on the climbing and then retains it on every obstacle after that. He wants Will and his mom to join himself and his sister. Then he also chooses Sunday and her husband. Lastly, he selects a just about on his knees begging Adam and his brother, saying he respects him for not being an idiot and playing his advantage. Adam does arguably need this more than anyone else to hear news about how his mother with cancer is doing.

While on the reward, Adam gives Jay his advantage. Well, that is actually a very smart play. Nobody wants this stupid advantage, so this is a good way to get mileage out of it without pissing anybody off.

Will has decided he’s tired of playing how he has been playing. He offers David new hope and another shot at getting rid of Zeke. He thinks Zeke is a threat, but mostly he wants to make a move for the sake of making a move so that he looks good to the jury.

The immunity challenge is just a matter of holding a bar using handles. David is out quickly. Hannah is next, then Will and Bret and Sunday. Zeke is the next one to drop as they are falling quickly. It’s been less than 4 minutes. Ken is next. Jay drops. Adam wins immunity.

The lack of scrambling convinces Zeke that something must be up. He figures David must have another idol, making their new target Ken. Unlike the others who just assume they have a chance now, Ken lets Will know he is very suspicious of him. Then Ken pulls Jay aside to confront him about whether this is true. If Will needed a reason to not trust Ken, that should do it.

In the midst of this, a new potential target surfaces, Hannah.

After preventing the idol from being played for Hannah last time, Adam uses his idol this time. It is for Hannah.

Votes
Hannah (does not count)
Hannah (does not count)
Hannah (does not count)
Hannah (does not count)
Zeke
Zeke
Zeke

With 3 votes, Zeke has been voted off the island. If Ken had been voted out, he would have deserved it for trying to blow up his own game, but in the end, Will decided to switch sides, though that didn’t even matter because of the hidden idol. Adam one upped Will’s quest to prove he is actually playing.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 13, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 11

Posted by Shane on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 1:14 am


As a civil war brewed between the Gen X factions, Chris ended up on the losing side and was eliminated in Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 10.

Zeke just backstabbed Bret and Sunday, but they don’t mind. Whatever David tells them gets back to Zeke, which in turn leads to Zeke revealing that David has an idol. Zeke’s plan is to target David right away, but David wants to just hang around for a few more votes before doing anything about it.

For the reward challenge, they are divided into three teams of three. Their arms and feet are bound, and they must slither through the sand before completing a snake puzzle. Reward is a chopper ride and picnic. This time, the odd person out automatically goes on the reward instead of being left out. Hannah, Jessica, and Adam are purple; Will, Ken, and Jay are green; Sunday, Zeke and Bret are Orange. David chooses the white rock. Green is by far the most physical team, and they take a big lead. They are probably not the best puzzle team, however. Orange team wins reward.

The reward presents a good opportunity for Bret to reveal to Zeke that he is gay, too.

Hannah has made a decision that she would rather ally with David than Zeke. David’s kind of awkwardly stumbled into his position of power, whereas Zeke has deliberately seized power.

For the immunity challenge, they stand behind a cage door, blindly maneuver a handle through a maze, then complete a slide puzzle. This is mostly dumb luck, although these challenges normally come down to the puzzle. Jay is the first to finish the maze, and he solves the puzzle before anyone else does.

Zeke has redrawn the battle lines by targeting David, which means they are the two who will be receiving votes. Until Zeke realizes he can’t trust Hannah as she stumbles in response to his questions, so he wants to get rid of her instead rather than trying to vote out the guy with an idol. She senses this and asks David for the idol.

And then they get to another Tribal Council in which Hannah starts whispering to people, which is how the season began.

David decides to play his idol. Then Adam reveals that they were whispering that they want to vote for Ken. This encourages David to play the idol for Ken. I don’t think that’s the real target.

Votes
Zeke
Hannah
Zeke
Hannah
Zeke
Hannah
Zeke
Hannah
Zeke
Hannah

They had a chance to escape unscathed, but Adam blew it up. If they were whispering they wanted to vote for Ken and you are not part of their alliance, they probably wanted you to overhear it.

Because it is a tie, they will revote.

Votes
Hannah
Zeke
Hannah
Zeke
Hannah
Zeke
Hannah
Zeke

It’s tied again. They must unanimously agree on whether to get rid of Zeke or Hannah. No chance of that happening. Zeke and Hannah join Ken and Jay in safety, and the others will draw rocks with a 1 in 6 chance of being sent home. She seemed to be the most afraid of going to rocks, and Jessica draws the black rock and is eliminated. I don’t think she had much choice.

As she had promised early on, Jessica will be leaving her legacy advantage to Ken.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 12, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 10

Posted by Shane on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 12:26 am


The next logical thing happened in Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 9 as Taylor was voted off the island after stealing everybody’s food and bragging about it.

Jay unburies the food in “good faith”, the same food that he helped eat. Considering how much is left, it doesn’t look like he actually only ate crumbs like he claimed.

It would seem that Jay should be the next target, but Bret and Chris want to target Jessica.

Will reveals to Zeke that Jay has an idol, telling him that he and Hannah are his alliance. He wants to jump off that sinking ship that has had two casualties in the last two votes, and he trusts that the information won’t spread. This sets up a “Jay has an idol” montage in which everybody in the tribe knows.

For the reward challenge, they are divided into two teams of five. Reward is pizza. They must swim out to the raft and then pull themselves into shore, retrieve keys, and unlock colored boxes that must be stacked without repeating colors on the same side. David tries to volunteer to sit out because he is such a weak swimmer, which isn’t even really that much of a part of the challenge, but they talk him out of it. Jay ends up drawing the short straw or odd rock as the case may be. Ken, Jessica, Chris, David, and Will (orange team) go against Bret, Zeke, Sunday, Hannah, and Adam (purple team). Orange is one key ahead of purple as they start unlocking the blocks. They increase their lead on the locks. But Zeke and Adam come from behind on the puzzle to win for purple.

In addition to the pizza, they are surprised with letters from home. Taylor warned everybody that Adam might try to steal letters with his advantage, and considering his reaction, that may not have been wrong.

David is mostly concerned with Chris, Bret, and Sunday as a threesome. Ken is not so sure they can really get Zeke on their side to get rid of Chris.

The immunity challenge will require them to stand on a narrow beam while balancing a statue with a pole. Everybody lasts five minutes on the first section. Hannah drops first, followed by Ken. The others move to the third section. Sunday drops, followed by Chris and then Will, Jay, and Bret. Those who remain move to the final section. Adam drops. Jessica is next. Then Zeke. David wins immunity.

David is gaining confidence, but he has a dangerous strategy of trying to talk Zeke into getting rid of his hero. Zeke is right in the middle, but he does advise David that Chris is trying to get rid of Jessica.

Jay does not play his idol. The attempt to get him to flush it didn’t work.

Votes
Chris
Jessica
Chris
Jessica
Chris
Jessica
Chris
Jessica
Chris
Chris

With 6 votes, Chris has been voted off the island. The plot to eat one of his own backfired because somebody else had the same idea. Jay seems to be at least sort of in the loop, but he was in the wrong loop.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X Episode 11, which airs next on CBS.

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