‘Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X’ Episode 7 Recap: The Zeke Squad

'Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X' (CBS)

‘Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X’ (CBS)

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Last Week: Adam took his vote and got Figgy with it.

39 Days, 20 People, 1 “Survivor Blog…

Let’s take a look at the tribes as they currently stand…

The Ikabula Tribe (wearing green)

Bret – 42, Police Sergeant
Hannah – 24, Barista
Jay – 27, Real Estate Agent
Michaela – 25, Vacation Club Sales
Sunday – 45, Youth Pastor
Will – 18, High School Student

The Takali Tribe (wearing purple)

Adam – 25, Homeless Shelter Manager
Jessica – 37, Assistant District Attorney
Ken – 33, Model
Taylor – 24, Ski Instructor

The Vanua Tribe (wearing orange)

Chris – 38, Trial Lawyer
David – 42, Television Writer
Michelle – 28, Missionary Recruiter
Zeke – 28, Asset Manager

We start off after last week’s Tribal and Adam immediately wants to clear the air with Taylor. Adam admits to screwing Taylor and ruining his romance.

Well, now that it’s come to light that Taylor is expecting a child with another woman…hopefully Adam doesn’t feel too guilty about it.

Taylor plays it cool, but he does plan on destroying Adam. Bro-venge is a dish best served totally chill.

(I’m old.)

Over at Vanua, David shows Zeke his idol in an attempt to gain his trust and make the most adorable alliance ever. Team Zavid! Deke? I’ll work on it.

Reward Challenge Time: Teams will work to release a bag of three balls. They’ll then shoot them through a hoop. From there they’ll take the balls and throw them onto a perch. First tribe to finish will receive a meal prepared by a chef. The second tribe will receive kabobs that they’ll have to cook their own darn selves. Third tribe receives self-doubt.

Quick Aside: So many basketball-type challenges. Was Scottie Pippen originally supposed to be on this season?

Before the challenge starts off, Jay is shocked to learn that with Figgy gone, his triforce is now a bi-force.

Michaela, on the other hand, is amused.

Bret and Sunday will sit out for Ikabula.

We start off and Ikabula is the first tribe to get to the ball-shooting portion. However, the other two tribes aren’t far behind.

Vanua is the first tribe to move on to the final stage and it looks like Chris’s height is going to be a big help in getting the balls on top of the perch.

Sure enough, Vanua wins it easily.

It’s Ken vs. Michaela for second place with Michaela coming from behind to win kabobs for Ikabula.

Another Quick Aside: I love me some Jeff Probst. He’s a hell of a guy. It makes my skin crawl when he talks about bellies being full.

Back at Vanua beach, Chris, Zeke, and David seem to be having some kind of burping/farting contest. This might be the grossest thing since Kaoh Rong’s “Show us your festering sores” montage.

Michelle is a little worried that she might be an easy vote because she isn’t participating in the parade of bad manners. Well, there’s one way to remedy that, Michelle.

At Takali, Taylor and Ken are enjoying a political debate. No, seriously.

Later on, Taylor claims to be a free agent and swears allegiance to Ken and Jessica. Jessica likes that Taylor is much less strategic than Adam.

Meanwhile at Ikabula, Michaela compares her intensity to Michael Jordan. Yeah…but Michael didn’t need to win a popularity contest at the end of the NBA Finals.

In other Ikabula news, Hannah is sizing up the competition. With four Millennials facing two Gen-Xers, she thinks Bret or Sunday should be next to go. And she simply doesn’t trust Bret. She asks him what he does for a living and he says, “Definitely not a cop.” OK, he didn’t say that, but his funeral director story is just as bad.

Sure enough, she’s convinced that he’s a cop.

Immunity Challenge Time: Players will race to throw coconuts into a net. Once the net is full, it will raise a flag that will reveal a combination. The players will use the combination to open a lock and release a slingshot. The first two tribes to use the slingshot to knock down all of their targets will win immunity.

Hannah and Will are gonna sit for Ikabula.

The Survivors are ready…and they go.

Takali is the first tribe to reveal their combination, they’re followed by Ikabula.

Vanua is waaaay behind and Michelle’s problem with the combination lock is not helping matters.

Fortunately, the other tribes aren’t doing well with the slingshot. Jay asks Michaela if he can tag in, but she turns him down.

Vanua finally makes it to the slingshot and Chris starts hitting some shots.

Ken and Taylor manage to nail all of the targets, winning immunity for Takali.

It’s back and forth between Vanua and Ikabula with Vanua finally pulling off the win.
Politicking around Ikabula starts with the four Millennials ganging up on the Gen-Xers. Michaela doesn’t care who goes home because they’ll still have the numbers.

It’s decided to split the vote in case one of them has an idol.

However, Jay is worried because Michaela is smart and a challenge machine. He approaches Will with this plan. Will is on board and points out that Michaela knows about Jay’s idol.

That night at Tribal, Probst points out that both of the majorities have voted out one of their own since the merge.

Michaela isn’t worried about that because her tribe is full of trustworthy people. #famouslastwords

She’s also bummed they have to vote out “Uncle Bret” and “Mama Sunday.”

Bret says he’s been genuine with everyone. This comment causes Jay to give a Eliza-Orlins-on-a-jury-type reaction.

Will thinks a Tony Vlachos game is dangerous. It worked for him.

Jay believes that you should follow your gut.

Will and Jay both agree that tonight’s vote will make the tribe stronger.

Michaela hopes that Bret or Sunday don’t feel like they’re on the bottom after the vote.

Voting Time: Hannah votes for Bret and it’s the only vote shown.

J-Pro tallies and returns. We’ve got two votes for Bret, three votes for Michaela…

Note: At this point, Michaela yells, “What?!” and asks Jay if he was responsible for that vote. He coldly responds, “Yep, I did it.”

And the seventh person voted out of “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X” is…Michaela.

On her way out, Michaela tells Jay that he “Just (expletive deleted) up,” and that he’s “Going to feel like an (expletive deleted).”

This whole incident sets off another panic attack for poor Hannah.

Verdict: This season, man. Wow.

And now we’re heading into a merge with a fractured Millennial alliance and three idols in play. Crazytown.

Power Rankings Update: Michele Fitzgerald had Michaela in spot 5, Shirin Oskooi had her in spot 7. So, the current score is Team Michele 58, Team Shirin 56.

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