The 90-minute premiere of the 33rd season of “Survivor” kicked off and yes, it was just as amazing as we had hoped. Not only did this season’s culture-clashing generation war theme prove a success but we got to experience a “Survivor” first when all 16 castaways were evacuated as a devastating and dangerous cyclone nearly out-weathered them all.
The millennial tribe, Vanua, played things as expected. At the start of the game, both tribes were given the opportunity to grab tools and supplies — some would benefit their short game, while others would help them in the long run. Vanua chose chickens over fishing gear, and nobody was surprised. The millennials continued to live up to their name back at camp when just about everyone seemed to be more interested in kicking back and chilling out on the beach than building a sustainable shelter. Figgy, Taylor and Justin quickly joined forces (Tri-Force? No thanks!), while Zeke, Hannah and Mari realized the cool kids we’re aligned and ready to rule — but these geeks won’t let themselves be outsmarted by a bunch of Kappa Kappa Survivors… or will they? Stay tuned!
Takali, the tribe made up of Gen-Xers, had a harder time finding harmony at their camp, but Bret, Jessica and Chris seem to be running the show at this point. During the immunity challenge, the tribe surprisingly took two short cuts which ultimately set them back when it came to assembling their puzzle and lost them the win. David emerged as one of the most ill-equipped castaways to ever play the game, but somehow managed to make it through the first tribal council. Rachel, the recruiting director from Los Angeles, became the unlucky first boot after she appeared to clash a little too much with Paul and Sunday. Even after apologizing at tribal if she had rubbed some people the wrong way, it was too little too late.
In the premiere episode of “Post Tribal”, ET Canada’s “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Podcast”, Erin Cebula and Parvati Shallow return to break down the game, provide their insights and, of course, talk to the latest boot. This time, our two hosts are representing their generation with Erin on team Gen-X and Parvati holding it down for the millennials. After getting her torch snuffed, Rachel joins us to talk about what went wrong with her game, details on the life-threatening cyclone that had everyone pulled from the game, and if she regrets volunteering to take on the puzzle in the immunity challenge. Plus, our “Survivor” speed round is back to get our kicked-off castaways as candid as possible.
“Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global. You can also watch full episodes online.