I love being young. Can I stay young? Boy, I wish I could. The reason why I’m thinking of this is the dominance of the millennials tribe in last night’s episode. We had our first survivor summit, bitter tribe members and a better look at the Gen X tribe this week.
After last week’s tribal council, Adam and Zeke were pretty much furious over Hannah’s betrayal after Mari was sent home. The first 10 minutes of the episode was very entertaining, to say the least, because of Hannah’s outpouring and begging of forgiveness to Adam and Zeke. Both of them did the right thing by telling Hannah to go away, leave some space, we’re angry and we’ll talk in the morning but Hannah didn’t get that. She totally played the victim card and didn’t do any smart playing at all. If we remember back in the first episode, Hannah had a goal of never siding with the cool kids and not aligning herself with Taylor and Figgy. Boy that changed in a heartbeat. This game is all about backstabbing and making moves to further yourself in the game and she definitely didn’t own it. I can see Hannah being dragged to the end because she’s not playing a solid game so far.
4 castaways from each tribe were sent to a neutral location for a Survivor summit. A chance to mingle and get an inside look in each other’s tribe. The millennials tribe sent Figgy, Jay, Taylor and Will and Gen X sent Cece, Chris, David and Paul for the gathering. At the summit, bread and toppings were served and the 8 tribe members got a chance to get to know each other. When asked if any boyfriends/girlfriends were going on, Millennials were smart to keep their mouth shut. Not much was revealed about the tribes except that Cece and David told the other tribe that Paul is their leader and would love to get him out. *hint hint* David unknowingly told Taylor that he would leave his tribe to work with the Millennials. We’ll see if that actually happens.
At the reward challenge, Taylor was the workhorse carrying 3 heavy bags over the balance beam while Gen X argued and didn’t work as team to get it done. The Millennials beautifully executed a great strategy and carried the momentum to win the challenge, sending Gen X to tribal council. The 6 member alliance of Paul, Sunday, Chris, Lucy, Bret, and Jessica had the majority and decided that Cece should go because of her weak performance in the challenge. The minority alliance of Cece, David and Ken had different plans and wanted Paul out. To me, Paul has a big ego and seems like the king of the tribe but with no ethic. Like Ken pointed out, Paul like to express how much knows and what he’ll do but no actions to support it. He vowed that he would get fish but Ken got it instead. When watching Paul, he seems very comfortable in his spot within the 6. Everyone should know that you shouldn’t feel comfortable at any given point in survivor. The 3 girls of Lucy, Sunday and Jessica realized that they’re in the bottom of that six and realized that they need to take out one of the alpha males to get the upper hand. They sided with the minority alliance and blindsided Chris and Bret to vote out Paul.
This vote didn’t really surprise me because you can support either case for either Cece or Paul. Cece is a weak player and it showed in the challenges. Paul does have a big ego and hasn’t really done much providing for the tribe. Next week, it seems that the tribes are going to go at it in a physical, water challenge. Big men of Bret and Chris for Gen X can easily take down the small fellas on the Millennials tribe. Should be interesting to watch!