‘Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X’ Episode 12 Recap: Sunday Mourning?

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

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

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Last Week: Zeke was voted out. Sigh…

39 Days, 20 People, 1 “Survivor Blog…

Let’s take a look at the tribe as it currently stands…

The Vinaka Tribe (wearing black)
Adam – 25, Homeless Shelter Manager
Bret – 42, Police Sergeant
David – 42, Television Writer
Hannah – 24, Barista
Jay – 27, Real Estate Agent
Ken – 33, Model
Sunday – 45, Youth Pastor
Will – 18, High School Student

We start off with Will telling us that he started this game as a kid and then left Tribal as the man. So, all of that awkward stuff last week was puberty? Makes sense.

He also lets us know that he has opened every door and should be able to flip and flop his way to the end. Yeah, jurors are totally there at the end. They even have special seats.

The next morning, Bret, Sunday, and Adam start discussing the biggest threats left in the game. They name Jay, David, and Will in particular. Is nobody afraid of Ken?

The trio agrees to work together, or at least Bret and Sunday agree to vote with Adam. It wasn’t clear.

Immunity Challenge Time: Players will stack a group of discs on a pole and then carry them through an obstacle course. They’ll then stack the discs onto a different pole and carry them through a wire maze. If your discs drop, you have to start over. The first person to roll all of their discs through a target at the end of the course will win immunity.

The Survivors are ready…and they go. There isn’t much to describe except for some wobbly walkin’

David and Ken are the first ones through the first phase. They’re eventually joined by everyone except for Will.

Jay is the first one to the disc-rolling portion. David and Bret are behind him, but it’s too late as Jay tears up the final phase and wins it.

Politicking back at camp starts off with Will wanting to target David. The belief is that David has taken Zeke’s title as the guy that can’t be beaten at final Tribal.

Adam, however, doesn’t want to work with Will because Will thinks he has power and is going to make big moves to pad his resume. Bret and Sunday are on board with this plan, but it seems like Hannah is on the fence because Will saved her last week.

That night at Tribal, Zeke shows up wearing an AMAZING shirt.

David immediately admits that he thinks he’s in trouble.

Jay says David should relax if he trusts Will.

Hannah is fascinated at how often the alliances have changed.

Adam points out that when you make a big move to pad your resume, you show everyone that you’re a threat.

David believes it’s essential to make big moves, otherwise you’ll be a goat.

Jay isn’t sure who’s going to go home because everybody is a player.

Voting Time: No votes are shown.

JPro tallies and returns. He asks if anyone would like to play an idol…and nobody does.

We’ve got two votes for David, four votes for Will, and the thirteenth person to be eliminated from “Survivor:Millennials vs. Gen-X” is…Will.

Verdict: Well, that was an uneventful episo…oh wait…there’s more.

Fun Fact: Will is the youngest person to ever lose “Survivor.”

Back at camp, Jay is not pleased that all of his alliance members keep getting blindsided. I can see how that would be disturbing.

Immunity Challenge Time Part Deux: The players will complete a block puzzle while keeping a ball rolling on a separate table. If the ball falls off the table, they’ll suffer a time penalty and have to a wait to continue with the puzzle. First person to finish their puzzle wins immunity.

I’m not sure if I did a great job describing this challenge, but it’s very creative. The players are constantly having to run back and forth between the two tables.

Ken builds a bit of a lead, and in an interesting moment, Adam starts telling Ken when he needs to go back and tend to the ball on the other table.

This allows Ken to win immunity. Jay is not pleased.

Back at camp, Jay calls Adam out for helping Ken win. Adam claims that he didn’t want David to win. Well, that’s half right.

Adam’s plan is to take out Jay if he doesn’t play the idol and David if he does. David’s plan is pretty much the same thing, but targeting Bret if Jay doesn’t play the idol.

Hannah, on the other hand, would rather see Sunday go over Bret because she’s an enticing goat.

Quick Aside: Calling dibs on “Enticing Goat” as a band name.

Later on, Adam tells Jay that he needs to play his idol. Jay, however, has been lied to before and isn’t sure if he trusts him.

Then, Adam tells Jay about his mother’s battle with cancer. Aaaand, “Survivor” has me crying again. ARGH!

Another Quick Aside: After last week’s “Survivor” cry fest, my wife and I caught up on “This Is Us.” Big mistake. My tear ducts were shooting out dust.

That night at Tribal, David tells Jeff that you have to lean on your friendships at this point.

Jay is bummed because his alliances are long gone. He then makes the argument that he’s less dangerous because he doesn’t have numbers.

David wonders if Jay is a free agent and he a lot of options.

Adam thinks juries would root for someone like David.

Hannah admits that everyone is thinking about their end game.

Sunday is there too.

Voting Time Part Deux: No votes were shown.

JPro tallies and returns. He asks if anyone would like to play an idol…and Jay does.

Alright, we’ve got one vote for Jay, two votes for David, three votes for Sunday, and the fourteenth person eliminated from the game is…Sunday.

Verdict: So, we’re voting out potential goats instead of actual threats?! This season is so weird…ly awesome.

Power Rankings Results: Michele Fitzgerald had Will in spot eight and Sunday in spot six. Shirin had Will in spot eight and Sunday in spot two. The current score is Team Michele 108, Team Shirin 101.

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