Remember when I said you can’t predict the game of survivor? Well the unexpected, happened. Zeke, the king of the castle, was sent home leaving with David and his alliance with the majority vote. However, things change in a heartbeat and anything can happen.
This last episode we saw the softer side of our contestants with the loved ones visit. Surprisingly, it was Adam that I was most impressed with. Before the loved ones arrived, I thought Adam was playing a too mental approach of a game. His thought process was wild and obscure and didn’t show how he’s running the show. His talk of having the advantage and how he could steal someone’s reward, like a loved one’s visit, portrayed an evil side too him. But when he saw the loved ones running out and everyone crying, he knew that wasn’t the right thing to do. During the visit, Adam received more information on his sick mother who is fighting cancer at home. He showed good faith when he gave Jay his advantage. It was a nice gesture but I was expecting some sort of game play between the 2. And, it also re-fueled Adam to win the immunity challenge and correctly play the hidden immunity idol for his ally, Hannah. If I were Adam, he definitely needs to reconsider his game play. His best option would be to gather Bret, Sunday and Will to vote out David and Jay and then cut Will. Sitting next to Sunday and Bret would be the best scenario for Adam to win the Million dollars. I’ll be rooting for Adam.
We also got to see the birth of Will, the high schooler who came to play, or so he says. I admire Will’s determination to make big moves and his motivation to get out big players but in my opinion, it’s not working in his favor. Even though he did flip on his allies, the idol play made by Adam totally covered that up. Will lacks the social element and he’s not been subtle on his game play. He’s vocal and wants to be heard but in the end, the jury might not see it as genius game play. He’s been very loyal to Jay all this time. If I were him, he should gather troops to vote out his 1 ally who is definitely a threat in this game (I’ll talk about that later). In the beginning of the game, I’ve secretly been cheering for Will. Only because he’s the youngest survivor to play the game. But so far, he has been tagging on coat tails but I would love to see him really take control with the other 7 and prove he should be the sole survivor.
Even though David seems to be the king of the island, he really isn’t. There’s one survivor that’s sneaking under the rug who is playing a great game right now. His name is Jay. Back when the merge happened, it seemed that Jay was in control. However, the minority millennials alliance flipped and voted out Michelle and Taylor leaving Jay at the bottom. But, Jay managed to survive 3 votes and win an immunity challenge and a reward challenge. He also has the hidden immunity idol too, which no one knows about. If the final tribal council would’ve happened today, Jay would be guaranteed 3 votes. His buddies Michelle and Taylor and loyal ally, Zeke. Jay hasn’t hurt any feelings and is under the radar right now. If Jay wants to make it to the end, he needs to be mellow about his moves. He still has Bret and Sunday to count on. He would have to make sure to keep Will on his side to get either David, Hannah or Adam out. My best bet would be to lure Adam onto his side and to take out David, Ken and Will. He could win if he had Bret and Sunday sitting next to him. Jay is definitely my favorite to win this game. He went from top to bottom to sitting quietly in the shadows, with a hidden immunity idol and winning a few challenges.
The final 8 should be fun to watch. I’m hoping that either Jay, Adam and/or David to make it to the end because they’ve been playing great games so far!