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Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Give Me Five! Episode 5


Welcome to Give Me Five! Each week, Brent Sullivan will look at the top five moments from the latest episode that could influence the rest of the season.

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1. David finding another idol. What are the chances? Very Hantzian. It seems like most people suspected that David had an idol. He has now played it. That may release some of the pressure that was on him and should definitely make the target on him a little smaller, at least for a vote or two. The big question here is will he be able to keep this one a secret. He has been getting better over the last few weeks, but my guess is that his paranoia will once again get the better of him and he will eventually tell someone. Most likely Ken again or maybe Jessica this time as well.

2. Jessica sharing with Ken about her legacy advantage. Okay, my first question here is, what did we miss? She was so thankful to be saved by David, but then later she thanks Ken and shares everything with him and even promises to give her advantage to him if she is voted out! Was there something that we didn’t see? Was there a reason that she didn’t offer the same thing to David? Yes, Ken tried to warn her last week, but it was David who actually saved her. The only thing that we do know is that Ken is now the owner of some pretty powerful information. The second question here is, will he share his newly found intel with David (or anyone else)? The impact here is that Jessica just revealed something that may get her voted out when they get close to Day 36, they can easily vote her out thinking that not only is she gone, but they also have the advantage now. In the short-term, I can see the Ken, David, Jessica alliance being pretty strong.

3. The budding relationship between Chris and Zeke. Well, this has already made a huge impact. Due to those two hitting it off so well, another Gen Xer left the game instead of an easy Millennial vote off. Overall, that now puts Gen X at a 9-6 disadvantage. This may loom large come merge time. Unless some very interesting stuff happens and a few Millennials are voted off next, the original Gen X tribe will face a huge numbers deficit and could then be easily picked off one by one.

4. The tribe switch. This is an obvious one that indirectly affected a few of my other Give Me Five moments. The immediate impacts were: new bonds being formed, one tribe having an extra person (but basically no camp), and some excellent scenes of Michaela saving the day by making the fire. This was a really good moment for her I thought. That is not the kind of moment that you see from someone that is voted off in the next few days. Maybe I am just reading too much into it, but I think that we will see her around for a while longer. The tribe swap also mixed up the tribes pretty good too as far as strong men being evenly spread out amongst the tribes, so that should make for some good challenges too. How long will they stay in this format before we see them swapped again or merge?

5. Finally, the Taylor and Figgy romance continued… sort of. Of course, the Survivor Gods saw it fit to keep the two love birds on the same tribe after the swap. This may actually work against them. We already saw Ken and Adam hitting it off. Adam may very well play an integral part in separating Taylor and Figgy. I can imagine how that could get uncomfortable really quick always having those two hang all over each other. I say “sort of” because they are trying to hide it, but how long is that going to last? The lasting impact here is that the way they are acting could cost one of them real soon and whichever one doesn’t get voted out has to stay in the game and play without their “partner.” Would it give them the strength to play great and go far or will they be all mad and depressed and cause problems around camp causing them to go next?

There you go. What moments from this week do you think made an impact?


Brent is a 37-year-old Survivor super fan from Muncie, IN. He is married with two kids and does IT work at a local non-profit organization. He has been running in-person and online Survivor contests since season 7.



  • Ishay

    Funny you said about michaela’s scene that it’s not something you see and then the person gets voted out a few days later when we saw a very similar scene just last season with Alicia. Regardless, I do believe that michaela will go far this season

    • Red

      I was going to comment the same thing. But personally I hope Micaela gets the same fate as Alicia.
      As for the Taylor/Figgy I am hoping Adam sides with them thinking that while they are in the game they will be a bigger target then him. But that might be wishful thinking
      I think the only tribe that appears to be clear cut is Ika bulla. 4-2 Millennials And the 4 I think will stay together for at least one vote

      • Jamesy

        Adam knows he is at the Bottom of the Millennials, and last week showcased he and Ken starting a bond. He’d be much better off splitting up the power couple, ousting Figgy, and letting Taylor be Ozzy’d (or something of the like) come the merge.

        As for Michaela…no account for personal taste. But LOL @ the 2 of you comparing her in any remote way to Alecia. Alecia was portrayed negatively as a dumb blonde only rootable because Jason and Scot were repulsive characters, whereas Michaela is a strong, powerful woman getting a golden edit right now. How this is in anyway comparable overall is just utter nonsense. Do some homework next time.

        • Ishay

          We weren’t comparing the two at all. All we talked about was the fact that both of them had a very similar scene, and I found it funny he said it wasn’t a scene you see from someone who is about to go home. And actually in the end of my comment I wrote I agree that michaela is going far. Maybe next try to understand the comment before you reply

        • Red

          I agree with you 100% about Michaela’s edit that it is screaming WINNER. Edit speaking it is her all the way. What we were commenting on is that Brent said “That is not the kind of moment that you see from someone that is voted off in the next few days. ” And Alica had a similar thing when she made fire for Brawn and was voted out the next episode

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