‘Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X’ Episode 13 Results: Double Elimination, Double The Drama
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X managed to pack two tribal councils and two eliminations into one hour!
Of course, double the eliminations equals double the drama, as the first tribal council came down to a choice between David and Will, two people who are viewed as legitimate threats, but for different reasons: David is considered a risk because he has a strong case for the win if he makes it to the end; Will, meanwhile, is a risk due in large part to his volatile nature. He openly admits he’s willing to flip-flop from one alliance to another, as his situation dictates. It was exciting stuff, especially with individual immunity winner Jay still having a hidden immunity idol in play, to say nothing of the reward advantage gifted to him by Adam last week.
But who went home in the first tribal council of the episode? Find out below:
SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X EPISODE 13 RESULTS
First Tribal Council
Jay decides not to play his hidden immunity idol for anyone. Jeff Probst reads the votes…
WILL is voted out of SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X!
Will is all smiles in his exit interview, saying that while he never wanted being voted out to go on his Survivor resume, he’s proud to be the youngest person to ever play the game. For what it’s worth, I think the majority alliance made the wrong call in ditching Will before David, if only because David is a bigger final tribal council threat. Then again, the volatility of Will’s game made him really dangerous to keep around, since there was no way of knowing if he’d flip on you from one tribal council to the next. Someone that obsessed with proving their Survivor mettle is more likely to make big, chaotic moves in order to boost their resume at Final Tribal Council. So while I’d personally have gone after David first, I totally understand the Will vote.
The second tribal council of the night was a bit more chaotic. Ken won immunity, forcing Jay to consider playing his idol, especially after Adam insinuates that he could be next. However, Jay and Adam end up bonding over their mothers, as Adam reveals his mother’s condition to Jay, while Jay explains that his mother gets seizures. It’s two men who are both afraid of losing their mothers, and it’s one of the most heartbreaking moments of the season. Of course, you’d think this would work against both men, in much the same way it would have worked against Jeremy Collins if he had revealed his wife was pregnant during Survivor: Cambodia. But, if anything, it seemed to make Jay and Adam closer, as Jay verified in a confessional that he views Adam as a “warrior” and a “good dude”.
For her part, Hannah wanted to vote out Sunday, arguing that she is a dangerous threat to get to the end since she’d make such a perfect “goat”. But Adam doesn’t like the plan because it keeps David in the game. He’s torn on how to vote, just as Jay is torn on whether or not to play his idol, leading to a pretty dramatic tribal council. But who went home in the second tribal council of the episode? Get the results below:
Second Tribal Council
Before Jeff Probst reads the votes, Jay reluctantly decides to play his idol, arguing that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
JAY plays his hidden immunity idol!
With that out of the way, Probst reads the votes…
JAY (does not count)
SUNDAY (Jay: “I knew it! I didn’t have to use it.”)
SUNDAY is voted out of SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X!
In her exit interview, Sunday talks about how “gut-wrenching” it is to go home this close to the end. But she feels her family will still be proud of her. She’s proud of herself, and she has no regrets about the game she played. Well-said.
Interestingly, I still think David would have been the smarter play, but Hannah somehow managed to get people to vote her way. That’s a huge plus for her Survivor resume, as she’s quietly amassing a stronger resume of moves, while maintaining a social game that prevents her from receiving any of the blowback you’d think she’d get from this move if she were seen as more of a strategic threat. Granted, there’s a risk she might not get the credit she deserves for her moves, but I think it’s big for Hannah’s game that she isn’t seen as someone who’s done a whole lot of backstabbing.
But what do you think of the results? Sound off in the comments!
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