Next Time On… Survivor is a blog here on Inside Survivor all about previews and predictions!
And as always: this blog is 100% spoiler free speculation. Let’s get into it!
Part 1: Previously On Survivor…
Let’s sort through last week’s predictions and see how I did.
1. The tribes send two members each to meet and chat for the twist. For the hell of it, those players will be: Will, Michaela, CeCe and Jessica. Literally, have no evidence for any of those four, but why not?
Grade: With that press photo, it didn’t take much to figure out what was going on. I would give myself an A, but they sent twice as many people as I thought they would. That doesn’t matter too much, does it? Eh, whatever. B+.
2. Hannah is going to cling to Michelle, but Michelle will be prepared to get rid of her of her at the next tribal if necessary.
Grade: Outside of that cold open, we didn’t hear a ton from Hannah or Michelle this episode, so I’m going to resist giving myself a grade on this one yet.
3. Millennials win the next immunity challenge and send Gen X to tribal where CeCe is voted out third.
Grade: I wasn’t too hot on her preseason, but I like CeCe’s temperament. Happy to see I was wrong about this one. I was still right about the challenge though! I give myself a D.
Part 2: The Inevitably Short Reign of Lucy Huang
In her bio, Lucy described herself as “stubborn” and “controlling.”
The only thing we have heard her say thus far is “shhh” during an immunity challenge.
She brushed the legacy advantage to the side during the episode one rush to gather supplies.
And now, Ken describes the coming tension on the Takali tribe in the next episode as moving “from one dictator to another” following a clip of her pointing her finger at him and commanding, “Don’t talk to anybody else.”
Lucy Huang will be the next player eliminated from this game.
I’m going to lay it all out right at the top. The only other focus of the main “next time” preview for the coming episode is the intensity of the reward challenge. It looks very physical and very wet, and I’m sure the censors had a wonderful time blurring out Michaela’s “ta-tas,” but the only reason it’s in the previews is because the coming episode will be a simple one. Hell, the commercial spot literally puts a brand of the words “power hungry” on a still of Lucy’s face.
I try not to buy into the whole “purple edit” thing too often because sometimes, important characters to the narrative of the story don’t emerge until a little while into the season. Lucy does have an edit. It just happens to be a very small story arc that will make up about four minutes of total screen time. Here is the history and likely future of that arc:
During the last episode, Lucy, Sunday, and Jessica flipped on Chris, Paul, and Bret and joined up with David, CeCe, and Ken to take out Paul. For a brief moment in the episode, we saw the girls discussing the move with a little commentary on behalf of Jessica. In the next episode, Lucy will feel like she has gained a bunch of control and power over her tribe because the Paul blindside was due to her, Sunday and Jessica’s actions. She will believe that CeCe and her allies are in her debt, as CeCe would have gone home. In response, Ken, David, and CeCe will reach across the aisle to Chris and Bret, who are now in the minority. The conversation will go like something along the lines of: “Look, we thought Paul was bad, but no one could have seen Lucy coming. I mean really, we didn’t even know she was here.” Ken, David, CeCe, Chris, and Bret will vote for Lucy, blindsiding her, Jessica and Sunday. The end!
Part 3: So Hungry I Could Eat a Whole Pig, erm, Goat
During the commercial spot for the next episode, we see the entirety of the Vanua tribe sneaking up a mountain to try and kill themselves a goat after a clip of them declaring their pig hunt. Whatever. The press photos seem to show two different challenges taking place next episode, so perhaps this onslaught of group hunger comes from the loss of a tasty reward challenge.
I’ll keep this part brief: If the Millennial tribe actually manages to catch that animal, kill it, and eat it this week, I will publicly embarrass myself on Twitter for a week. If it happens, tweet me @JacobDerwin and tell me how to ruin my online presence.
Part 4: Wrap Up!
Let’s break it down!
1. There is no chance in Fiji that Vanua catches that goat.
2. Takali wins reward but loses immunity.
3. Lucy is voted out.
4. Michaela resists drowning Figgy during the water challenge.