Survivor

Survivor

Hard to believe it, but we’re nearly a third of the way through Survivor Season 33. With four episodes now in the rear-view, it’s time to look ahead to what will surely be the biggest game twist of the season thus far: The Tribe-Swap. Yes, as of tonight, if you identify as a Millennial or as a Gen-Xer, it’s only in your head, because as far as the game goes, that generational divide is a thing of the past.

Let’s get cued up for tonight’s big episode, and set the stage for what we might be in store for now that the tribe-swap is upon us.

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Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X Recap

Daaaaang! Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X brought it tonight! In what was clearly the best episode yet this season, we had all sorts of excitement: An Idol was found, there was a epic Reward Challenge battle (#showdown4theages, if you will), and there were so many twists and turns with strategy leading up to and right on through Tribal Council, that someone summed up best by the end of the episode when they simply said, “Wow.”

You know it’s a hoppin’ night of Survivor when new lingo is introduced, as we all now know what #LiveTribal means (more on that later). And I’m pretty sure no one on Survivor has ever uttered the phrase: “They about to see some tatas tonight.” Yes, there were some eye-opening, potentially boneheaded maneuvers as well, but Episode 4 had pretty much everything I love about Survivor rolled up into one hot, juicy hour of television. It was almost enough to knock Jeff Probst off his feet (wait that happened too!).

We’re going to take a deep dive into tonight’s episode of Survivor and what it all means coming up. Here’s your last chance to turn back in case you haven’t yet seen Episode 4. Spoilers to come!

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Survivor Episode 4 Preview

Just like that, we’re knee-deep into another season of Survivor, as we gear up for the fourth episode of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X. Usually by now, we’ll have seen some sort of a tribe shake-up, or a switch, but CBS producers and Jeff Probst are so in love with the “generation battle” format that it appears they’re going to let it play out a bit more than other themes in the past. We normally get a merge at or around Episode 8, so it’s hard to believe we’re nearly a third of the way through already!

The preview for tonight’s new episode seems to be focused on a physical water Reward Challenge, which are always interesting to watch as our favorite (and not-so-favorite) contestants literally punch, kick, scrape, and claw at one another in order to come out on top. And now that both tribes have revealed their cards at their previous Tribal Councils, this is when it should start to get interesting.

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Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X recap

No matter what generation you belong to, certain rules of Survivor apply to all ages. For starters, many of the “greats” that have played the game have been called by their last names: Hatch, Cochran, Savage, etc. (this is good news for you “Figgy” fans, as this is a play on her last name, Jessica Figueroa).

Another classic lesson learned though, is never get comfortable. Just when you think you’re on the top, you’re usually sharing the screen with a lower-third graphic that reads #blindside. Such was the case tonight, on the latest episode of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X – an episode that saw the bottom-feeders fighting for survival and those resting on their laurels get a rude awakening.

Here’s your “spoiler” warning, so if you have yet to see Episode 3 please do so and then check back here! Beyond this point we will be talking about all of the juicy details of what transpired during the episode. You’ve been warned!

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Survivor

CBS is promising us a “game changing twist” when Episode 3 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X drops tonight. We are suddenly a few episodes into Season 33 already, and we’ve now gotten to see each of the two tribes at Tribal Council.

On the “old person” Gen-X tribe (can’t believe I’m saying that), it appears that CeCe, Ken, and David are on the outside of the majority alliance, although human plastic-bag-in-the-wind David happened to find the season’s first hidden Immunity Idol. Over at Club Med…er, the Millennial tribe, showmance Figgy and Taylor (Fig-lor? Taygy?) survived a tumultuous Tribal Council, with the help of Michelle (and Jay) who swayed Hannah to vote out Mari, in mid-conversation with Jeff Probst. Something unseen must have made Michaela go along with the vote as well, because the episode had built up a real tension between her and Figgy. All of this, left poor Zeke and Adam feeling betrayed by Hannah, of course, and now that they remain in the game – and had just tried to vote Figgy out – things will get more explosive than island diarrhea very quickly once the tribe returns to camp.

So what is this “game changing twist” we’re about to witness? And what can we expect from the two tribes heading into the season’s third Tribal Council?

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Survivor recap

Love was in the air this week on Survivor, but for one contestant, there was nothing but heart-break in the end. I guess that beats having a heart-attack, as another castaway was feared to have suffered tonight. Yes, there is a lot to cover, and we will be talking about much more than puppies and butts when we dive into Episode 2 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X. Let’s do this!

As always, I’ll try to keep these first two paragraphs “spoiler free,” so only read further if you have already seen Episode 2, or if you don’t mind it being spoiled. You’ve been warned!

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IF

I will never forget Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X.  It was on the day of the premiere episode of Season 33, when my first born child, my son Clayton, was born.  Perhaps it’s because of this that I may have watched last week’s premiere episode through rose-colored glasses.  I was ecstatic, I was pumped (I was on very little sleep).  But I felt excited for the premiere, and excited that I had a “Survivor Baby,” born on #whitericewednesday.  Maybe one day this little dude will compete on Survivor, or maybe at least curl up next to dad to watch the Season 45 premiere.  He’s already been bought a “The Tribe Has Spoken” onesie, so there is little hope that he will not become enamored with Survivor as his dad is.

But Episode 1 is now behind us, a solid episode overall that introduced several seemingly likable players, and what appears to be a pretty interesting overall theme.  We now pivot to Episode 2, airing tonight, to see if this season can begin creating some momentum moving forward.

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IF

Unlike contestant and television writer David Wright, I’m ready for Survivor!  The 90-minute Premiere Episode of Millennials vs. Gen-X blew in like a tropical storm just upgraded to a cyclone, and in its wake it scattered a number of likable castaways all over the island, representing two of the most annoying generations of America (I belong to one of them, so I can say this).  The “Survivor culture war” was on and within the first day, battle lines were drawn.

So let’s not take any short-cuts, even if Jeff Probst offers us any.  We’re about to dig right into Episode 1 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X…and because this is a “recap,” that means that I’m either assuming you saw the episode, or you are wanting to know what happened.  I’ll always try to keep headlines and the first few paragraphs “spoiler free,” but spoilers are definitely coming if you haven’t yet seen the episode.  We’ll assume this pertinent information moving forward through the seasons.  So with that…

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