Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X Season Finale Blog Party - December 14


As the Survivor season finale airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging with the major events. The season finale is two hours followed by an hour-long reunion show. As always, the real party is in the comments area. Please feel free to join in on the fun! It's been a good season with many blindsides, twists and turns!
 
Here are the blog pool match updates from our good buddy, Lifeguard Laurie:

Survivors
Adam Klein - Brian, Kelsey NY, Sharon N
Bret LaBelle - Brandi Peralta, Judi Sweeney, Skyriverblue
David Wright - Buzzmaam, MikesGirl, Sharon C
Hannah Shapiro - David, meb, Terry is a Texan
Jay Starrett - Becky, Jackie, Shayne
Ken McNickle - Dolores in Hollywood, Margo, Russ

Jury
Michelle Shubert
Taylor Lee Stocker 
Chris Hammons 
Jessica Lewis
Zeke Smith 
Will Wahl 
Sunday Burquest

Survivor fans ready?

Jeff tells us that we'll have a sneak peek at the cast for the next season. The castaways are all gathered with him to watch the finale together and then do the reunion show. I've heard rumors that Michaela is in the next season.

We're starting with a look back on the season and a look at the remaining castaways.

Jay is regretting playing his idol for nothing. He figures he'll look for a new one tomorrow. Bret is shocked they didn't go with the plan to get rid of David. He's sure either Jay or David will win and they both need to go. David thinks he needs to create some chaos. He doesn't think there are any idols left in the game, so he's been working on making a fake idol ... for someone else to find.

Jay spots the fake idol and thinks it's real. Oopsie, Jay! 

Whoa! Ken opens up the Legacy Advantage left to him by Jessica -- immunity at the next Tribal Council. He's keeping it a secret.

Immunity Challenge time ...race through obstacles collecting bags of tiles, solve a combination lock, retrieve a key to puzzle pieces, solve puzzle. The first to finish also wins reward -- a steak with all the fixings.  

Jay got the combo and left it showing ... David goes to look, then they all do. 

DAVID wins Immunity (and steak)! Ooo ... Jay takes over the reward and takes David because he beat him. He can choose one other, goes for Adam because Adam gave him the Reward Takeover Advantage.

Jay tells them that he will take them both to the final three. He wants them to take Bret out. David is tempted. Of course, David knows that Jay's "idol" won't save him. Ken is worried that Jay will win and they -- Bret, Ken and Hannah -- think Jay should go. Adam thinks they should leave Bret in. Oh my ... looks like we night head into another Tribal not having a clue who will really go out. 

Tribal Council time. Again, good questions posed. 

Suspense ...

The tally: 
Wait! Jay plays the fake idol! Oopsie! Ken pulls out his Legacy Advantage and claims his immunity. 

Ken, Jay, Jay, Jay.

He takes it best of anyone I've ever seen! But Jay is now on the jury.  

Right into Immunity challenge. David is worried ... it's swimming. Maneuver a buoy through obstacles, take wood pieces over teeter-totter and solving a puzzle.

KEN wins Immunity!  

Of course, Adam wants David to go home. He thinks he has both Bret and Hannah on his side, but wants to find an idol. He thinks if he doesn't find one, David must have it. Meanwhile, David thinks that Adam must go and that he (D) has Hannah and Ken to keep him safe.

Adam indeed does find an idol. Uh-oh, David. Adam tells Bret he has an idol. Then he tells Hannah! Stupid move. She can switch Ken's and David's vote to Bret.

Off to Tribal we go! 

The tally ... Adam plays his idol. 

David, Bret, David, Bret, Bret.

Bret is OUT! He doesn't take it as well as Jay. He told David congratulations and told them the rest of them lost a million dollars.  

David is overjoyed that Hannah and Ken saved him. Adam not so much. Adam tells Hannah she made a big mistake. He's so fearful of David winning that he's obsessive about it.

Immunity Challenge time  ... the final one of the season. Long pole to maneuver bowl through a channel. Thirteen bows placed wins. Tallest stack in thirty minutes wins if no one gets to thirteen. It's between Ken and Adam. Gah. Ken, then Adam, lose their stacks.

Yikes! It's tie between Ken and HANNAH. They do a tiebreaker five minute version of the challenge. 

KEN wins the Final Immunity! 

David thinks Ken will remain loyal to him. He's thinking the worse case scenario will be a fire-making challenge against Adam. Hannah thinks she needs to make Ken target David. Again, nothing is a sure bet.

Penultimate Tribal Council --  Jeff pumps up Hannah. He asks about David's pitch to Ken. David talks loyalty, honesty and integrity from Ken.

The tally --
David, Adam, David, David.

GAH! David is gone. He takes it well, though. 

Final Tribal Council time. 

Taylor - His vote isn't set, wants them to pitch. Hannah talks about her strategic cut-throat game, went from being a mess. Ken said two sides to the game, human being, moved forward. Adam says he played the best game of the three remaining.

Sunday - Tried to be adaptable and flexible. Were you? Did you play like a millennial or Gen-Xer. Ohh ... Ken makes a flipper comment. Adam thinks he's a combination of both. Hannah claims that she made decisions that she thought were right for the time.

Jessica - Ken, put on a pedestal for loyalty and honesty. You took out David. Ken says his number one alliance was his daughter (in tears).

Will - Respects David for voting Ken out. Adam, reason you couldn't get your moves to work? Adam blames Hannah. Hannah speaks up for herself.

Zeke - Evolution of Survivor strategy. Ken did nothing to evolve the game. Adam, Hannah what did you do to evolve it? Adam did some double-talk. Hannah actually pleas a good case for herself.

Michelle - Hannah, how many votes on the wrong side? Michaela only. Adam - why your victories overtake your blunders? He blames Hannah again. 

Bret - Ken, when did you really start playing? Ken says at the start when he felt he was at the bottom of Gen-X. Adam, how long did it take for you to vote out David? Adam blames Hannah, but didn't answer the question. 

Jay - Adam, we're brothers why didn't you use me to take out David? Tears. You were in the way.

Chris - I'm a trial lawyer, never served on a jury. He talks about David as the most dangerous person in the game. He tells Adam he should win because he changed Ken's mind. 

David - Experience was transforming. What evolution did you undergo? Hannah says what we'd expect. Ken was socially awkward, ticks and twitches, talks about his daughter. Adam personal dream, two years ago applied with mother, cries and tells of his mother's cancer.      

Jay obviously votes Adam as he says "Love you, buddy." after voting.

It's onto the live part in Los Angeles.   

The final tally:
Adam, Adam, Adam, Adam, Adam, Adam.

Adam wins. Jeff says it was a clean sweep, unanimous.

I know from news reports that his mother passed away a day or two after filming ended. So, she never knew he'd win it all. My gosh, she died an hour after he got home. It's a sad tale. He's now involved in Stand Up to Cancer. His mother never smoked, always lived a healthy life, yet died of lung cancer.

The Bret/Zeke "we're gay" bit comes up. Then the Hannah crush on Ken. Onto Michaela ... did she know how good she was? Nope! Ohh ... now we know why Figgy dropped Taylor due to something on the outside world she didn't know .. he has a new baby.

Jeff promises us familiar faces on next season. 

Next season -- Fiji. Most competitive ever. Survivor: Gamechangers. And, yes ... Michaela, Tony, Tai, Caleb, Cierra, Cirie, Sandra, Ozzy! It will premiere in March.

Also in it are Aubry, JT, Zeke and Malcolm.  

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Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and Vincent. I am here to celebrate the end of another season.

Petals said...

~ * ~* ~* ~* ~* ~*~ SPLASH ~* ~* ~* ~* ~* ~

Hellooo!!!! Hello to Ms Jackie and everyone :)

I have grilled chicken kabobs with peppers, pineapple & mushrooms.
Yes, I brought my good friend STELLA!
(and catnip for Vincent!)

Survivors ready??

monty924 said...

Yay... it's Finale Partay time. I hear Petals is bring chicken kabobs so I grilled some veggies to go along.

Bar is fully stocked with wine, beer and liquor. Name your poison....

~~~~SPLASH~~~

Petals said...

Hot Joe from last year was doing a live Facebook interview with the cast earlier, homina homina

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Jackie and Vincent. Hi Becky. How are you feeling?

Jackie, thank you so much for blogging for us, we appreciate it SO much!!!

monty924 said...

Hey Becky, Jackie, Petals and all that follow :)))

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Petals!!!

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you for hosting us -- again. Thank you for giving us a fun, stress free place to meet. It means a lot.

Nickelpeed said...

My channel is running places closed or delayed for tomorrow because of snow. I wish they'd get rid of it!

Petals said...

LOVE that this show hasn't waned in popularity after all these years...

monty924 said...

Hey Penny!

monty924 said...

Penny, I have a niece who flew from Ft. Worth to Buffalo and now has to drive two hours (plus with the snow) to Erie. Wouldn't want to be in her shoes tonight.

SueGee said...

~~~SPLASH~~~~ Howdy everyone!!

Lots of Christmas cookies and a cherry cheesecake as promised!

Let the backstabbing begin!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Becky said...

Hey, Petals, Monty and Penny. Penny, I still feel like the bottom of a birdcage, but getting better. Thank you for asking.

Becky said...

Hey, SueG

monty924 said...

I'm rooting for Ken, Dill and Jay tonight... don't think Hannah and Brent/Brett whatever have a chance.

Petals said...

oh no, sorry you're sick Becky. There is a terrible bug going around. :(


GO KEN DOLL for the win!

Petals said...

Agree, I am rooting for the same, Monty

SueGee said...

I was out of the pool with Sunday last week. Who here is still in the running?

monty924 said...

Yes, Becky... hope you get to feeling better soon!!

Petals said...

YUM! Yay, hey SueG!!

Nickelpeed said...

Me neither Monty. I've been snowed in before in Buffalo. When I was single I used to fly in to Buffalo all the time to get home for Christmas. I used to get stuck all the time. LOL

Terry Connors said...

Hi, everyone!!
Phone charged! Ready for the finale!!
I have a bottle of Pinot Grigio - magnum size!

Ken Doll!!!!

Petals said...

I'm shocked that Bret is gay; I must've missed it during that ep.

SueGee said...

'Tis the season for flu and colds... I've been trying to stay away from crowds!

Nickelpeed said...

I'd rather see Brett go. I don't like him that much.

monty924 said...

Fake idols rarely if ever work. @@

SueGee said...

I have some wings cooking in the oven (too rainy for the BBQ) Any flavor requests? Wish the wing place was closer for a box of take-out

Petals said...

ditto Penny, Brett can go any time. And Hannah too.

monty924 said...

Yes, he had a nice chat with Zeke on that one reward, Petals.

SueGee said...

Petals, Bret told Zeke when they were on a reward trip

SueGee said...

gmta

Petals said...

oh no!! This is TOO twisted!

monty924 said...

Oh, no... Jay, you have to know that is fake. It looks nothing like the one you had, UGH!!

Terry Connors said...

Love the fake idol!!!

Petals said...

oh Jay is gonna feel like a real turd in a little while.

Nickelpeed said...

I like Adam, too. I know he's a little aggressive

Boy, is Jay going to be surprised!

monty924 said...

Howdie, tbc. I'm still getting used to the Terry Connors. Good to know ya now... I'll send you friends request and you'll be able to tell who I am, LOL

Petals said...

Where is JOE??????

Becky said...

Monty and Petals, I am with you on who I want to win. Dill has really grown on me. He will come out of this a winner, even if he isn't the money winner. I wouldn't be upset if Adam wins, isn't he the one with the ill mother?

I want Brett gone. Is he really gay. I know he picked up on the other guy, but thought he just said he knew what to look for.

I really don't want my pool person Jay to win.

Jackie said...

Jay's my blog pool pick.

Becky said...

Hey, Terry.

Petals said...

AWESOME advantage, thank you (my pool chick) Jessica for leaving it to KenDoll.

monty924 said...

I didn't like Jay when he was with the yuck duo, but he's grown on me and played better once they were gone. It's a three way toss for me.

Nickelpeed said...

I hate when they do it like this. They send them back to camp, only to watch the winner eat a steak. LOL

Petals said...

Becky - yes, Dillweed Dave really did prove himself. He apparently has overcome many issues to make it this far, so he would be a deserving winner.

Bret may be really gay, but he's also kind of a jerk, so... he can go any time.
Yes, Adam has the sick mom. But so does Jay. :(

Hannah seems to be the one that they all want to take to the end to secure a win.

Ed in Ohio said...

Hi Everyone! So we're going from 6 to final 3 tonight. 3 hours, I might be in & out at times.

Petals said...

Penny, I bet the winner will be able to take someone with them.

David said...

Good evening everyone =)

I am still in the running, but I have Hannah and don't think she has a chance to win. I actually thought I would be out of the pool the first week and could get a re-assignment. =)

Everyone in the path of the storm stay safe.

Thank you Jackie for all you do and putting up with all of us. =)

Nickelpeed said...

I want to see someone else to win food. I do not want the same ones win who have won in the past.

Please, not Brett. He has won so many food rewards.

monty924 said...

Dumb, dumb, dumb. Shows his age

Petals said...

Hi David!!

monty924 said...

Go Dillweed!!! Poor Jay, but he did it to himself. sigh

Petals said...

Can't believe Dave won, OMG!

Terry Connors said...

Wow!!
Thanks, Monty!!

monty924 said...

That was nice... good job, Jay!

Petals said...

Ohhhhhhh - another snakey twist! Geeminy! Wow, wow, wow, what a season.

Terry Connors said...

I love the twists in this season.

Petals said...

this is sooo hard to watch, knowing what we know!

STELLA!!!!
anyone else?

monty924 said...

Hey Homie... how cold is it up there? Hey David... great to see everyone here tonight.

Becky said...

Jay messed up with the puzzle, but took the reward. Thankfully he did keep David on the reward.

Becky said...

Hey, David. Hey, are you guys staying warm where you live?

Becky said...

Petals, what do we know? Sorry, my mind is mush. Did you mean the legacy thing?

Nickelpeed said...

I forgot Jay had that. I wonder how mad the others are now?

monty924 said...

I think she means he has a fake idol, Becky. Hopefully he isn't suckered into using it now. WOW

monty924 said...

DANG, that's a lot of food on empty stomachs. They'll all be sick.

Ed in Ohio said...

Hey Monty it's about 20 degrees right now, going down in the teens over night, & single digits tomorrow. Plus the windchill & more snow. Winter has arrived!

Ed in Ohio said...

I don't have a 'horse' in this race, but of the six left I think I'll go with Ken for the win.

monty924 said...

Same here minus the snow, Ed. Went to work this morning and it was 22*. It's already lower now so I'm hunkered down watching the fireplace and enjoying Survivor. Thank goodness I'm off work tomorrow.

Nickelpeed said...

I'd rather have Bret leave. I think it's be a mistake taking out Jay and not Bret. JMO.

Terry Connors said...

Not Ken, not Ken

monty924 said...

Agree Penny

Nickelpeed said...

I don't have my person in the race either. I want to see Ken or Adam win. This is a tough. Jay is a risk, but so is Brett.

Petals said...

yeah, it is 17* here now, but no snow in sight :( If it's gonna be this effing cold, can't it at least be pretty & white?

Petals said...

I love how twisted this season has been; we never know what is gonna happen or who will do what.

David said...

Get rid of Bret. I have not liked him from the beginning. His attitude just rubs me wrong. lol

Petals said...

Me too Dave!!

Terry Connors said...

Hannah and the boys...

Ed in Ohio said...

5 Guys & A Hannah! About to be 4 Guys & a Hannah??

Becky said...

Gome home Brett.

Nickelpeed said...

Jessica's eyes look so much better. They do not look infected and bulge out.

monty924 said...

OH NO!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Toooooo funny!

Nickelpeed said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL - that was just toooo funny.

Petals said...

Hi Ed!
(omg, did you guys see that Lane Kiffin left Bama???)

Here comes the fake idol...so sad.

monty924 said...

Wow, there went Jay's vote for Dill in the F3

Petals said...

#WOW! My words exactly!

Terry Connors said...

Classic!!!

monty924 said...

Well, he took that well. God bless his heart :)))

Petals said...

I hope Jeff lets Jessica & Mikayla come back next season.

Nickelpeed said...

Crap. I would have rather seen Brett go. Dang.

Ed in Ohio said...

Did Ken really need to use his now?

Petals said...

Good sport, good way to go out. WTG Jay!

monty924 said...

Now, I say he will vote for Dill if he's in the F3!!

Becky said...

He took it well.

Petals said...

I think it was good for tonights tribal only, but I am not sure...

monty924 said...

Not sure, Ed. I don't know if he had to use it on day 36 or he could have held onto for later. I guess we'll find out in the after show. hmmm

Nickelpeed said...

He has to use it by day 36, which was that day, I think.

SueGee said...

Petals - Kiffin is something I can't say on this venue LOL...but he sits right next to Harbaugh on my dislike list. He messed with the Raiders!!

Ed in Ohio said...

Petals yea Kiffin 'rolling' out of Bama!

David said...

Jackie said Ken had to use it at the next tribal council in the blog. Show doesn't come on here for another 15 minutes so don't know myself.

Petals said...

I agree with you Sue, I'm so disappointed that he is leaving bc he is SO GOOD.
But he wasn't happy being Robin to Nick's Batman.

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Petals said...

C'mon KEN - you got this one!

Ed in Ohio said...

Thanks everybody for the answers. I was hoping Ken could sit on it

monty924 said...

Bwahaha... SueGee!! Agree :)))

Petals said...

Joe is here!! Hi Jooooooooeeee! xoxoxox

Terry Connors said...

Ed, I wondered the same thing...

monty924 said...

Hey Joe

Terry Connors said...

Adonis Belt...

monty924 said...

You know ALL of them will take Hannah if the get the chance. Perfect goat even though she did cause some big things to happen. Just don't think she stands a chance.

Petals said...

Yes, love that Adonis Belt, TBC.

C'mon, Ken - slow & steady, baby!

monty924 said...

Go Ken doll

Petals said...

David must've made a deal with the devil before this game - he has some incredible luck

Becky said...

Darn, come on Ken!

monty924 said...

See what I mean??? Hannah the goat!

Ed in Ohio said...

Hannah should just 1 tile @ a time LOL!

Terry Connors said...

Yes!!!!!

Ed in Ohio said...

K!!!

Petals said...

not a participation trophy - KENNNN DOLLLL!!!!

monty924 said...

LOVE THAT!!! Survivor anti-PC puzzle :)))

Nickelpeed said...

YES!!! KEN!!!

Petals said...

Adonis, baby, Adonis!

Becky said...

Send Brett home!

Petals said...

MOnty, me too! Love that message, perfect for the Mille crowd.

Nickelpeed said...

Now to figure out who should go next.

David said...

Second chance to get rid of Brett, Do It This Time!! lol

Petals said...

yes Becky, send Brett & his attitude home! Normally, I dig the cops that are on Survivor, but he has just been a jerk all season (IMO)

Terry Connors said...

Did you all hear about the 19 year-old who wa arrested at Trump Tower earlier in the week?

Becky said...

Petals, I usually pull for cops too, but have not liked Brett the entire season. He turned me off from the very first.

monty924 said...

So who's it going to be? Bret, David or Adam. No way will they get rid of Hannah.

monty924 said...

So, I forget. Does Dill have another idol? Now I'm wondering myself, lol

Petals said...

No, but I did hear that Kanye Whathisname went to see Mr Trump! HAHAHA! What a suck-up.

monty924 said...

I guess Dillweed just answered my question and Adam finds another idol. What a season!!!

Petals said...

Dang, he did it. WTG Adam.

David said...

Between David and Brett now. Get rid of Brett people.

Terry Connors said...

I wondered if it made national news. The kid who was arrested graduated with my daughter!! He had many weapons and a firecracker in his backpack! Yikes!!!

Petals said...

oh no, TBC! Pretty scary!

Nickelpeed said...

OMGosh! What a lucky guy! Yes. But, who will he put down as a name? If all the names go to Adam, his will only count. If he's smart, he needs to take out Brett. He thinks Brett is his friend, but he is not.

Sharon N said...

My pool guy has never gotten this far, so... GOOOO ADAM!!!

Hi everyone!!
We were out to dinner, so I'm jumping in late again.

monty924 said...

That means Bret will go. See Hannah is a little pot stirrer :)))

monty924 said...

Hey Sharon! Better late than never!

Nickelpeed said...

This will be so interesting. Can't wait to see what they do.

Petals said...

wow - another crazy power shift/twist ! Go ahead, Hannah - take your one moment of making a difference this season, bless your pea-pickin lil heart.

monty924 said...

This has been a dream season for the jury to watch the tribal council, LOL

Petals said...

Hi Sharon!

STELLLLLLAAAAAA!

Nickelpeed said...

I hope so, Monty.

Terry Connors said...

Hmm. Very true...

Nickelpeed said...

I want another blindside!

monty924 said...

here we go

monty924 said...

YES!!!

Petals said...

oh man! He wasted his idol !
Hope it's Bret!

Terry Connors said...

Yes!!!

monty924 said...

Hannah just lost any chance at winning this game

Petals said...

WOOOOHOOOOO
Dill lives to season another day!

Nickelpeed said...

YES!!!! WTG Hannah!

Ed in Ohio said...

Now...3 Guys & A HAnnah. I swear David has nine lives and used most of 'em!

Petals said...

Adam is choking on dumbas* sandwich right about now.

monty924 said...

He had to use it tonight, Petals. No idols at final four...

Petals said...

Yes, Ed - I think Dave is secretly a leprechaun or something.

Becky said...

YES, YES, YES!!!! Go get a beer, Brett!

Nickelpeed said...

I do not think Hannah was going to win any way. But, I think she was following lead with Ken and Dave.

Petals said...

oh, ok. Thanks friend. :)

monty924 said...

I seriously wondered how this season would turn out at the outcome of it, but it's been fabulous. :)))

Joe in NY said...

It has been a pretty good season. Not a ton of heavy drama. But there was great humor and some really memorable and unusual tribal councils. I'm looking forward to the reunion show. I don't mind any of those 4 winning.

Terry Connors said...

This he been a great season so far!!

Becky said...

This has been one of the best seasons ever!!!

Terry Connors said...

Not Ken!!!

SueGee said...

Are they going to go to juy with 3?

monty924 said...

The only better would be to make it go to a fire starting challenge, LOL

Becky said...

Another challange for Hannah to lose!

monty924 said...

Yes, SueGee... final 3 this year

Petals said...

Yes - GREATEST season in a looong time! Love it!


KEN for the WIN!

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Ken. You've got to do this!!! Who has the steadiest hand, though?

Petals said...

Look at that beautiful water - what a pretty beach.

SueGee said...

I still miss TAR - but it is coming soon!!

Bud Fuller said...

Ken why didn't you vote for David???? Disappointed, from Kansas and from your home Pottawatomie county Kansas. This isn't the good old buddy system, it's a game to win! Wamego is sad.

David said...

Hey, quit ragging on my pool goat, Hannah. LOL

Ken or David probably deserve the win the most. David has come a long way as Jeff said at the beginning.

Terry Connors said...

OMG that wind!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Dang it!!!!!!

Joe in NY said...

Why did he think his stack was somehow immune to the wind?

Becky said...

YES!!! Teach you, turkey!

Petals said...

Hi Bud! We're neighbors, I'm in MO!


Patience, Ken! C'mon Adonis Belt!

monty924 said...

Hannah is shaking like a leaf

monty924 said...

OMG! WOW!

Terry Connors said...

Ken Doll!!!!

Petals said...

OMG....this is ca-RAZY people!



STELLLA!!!

Ed in Ohio said...

Has Hannah been sandbagging??

Becky said...

I can't believe that Hannah is in it!

monty924 said...

LOL, Ed. I think she might have been :))

Nickelpeed said...

She could do this.

Nickelpeed said...

Slow and steady

monty924 said...

KEN DOLL

Nickelpeed said...

YES!!!!!

Petals said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Ed in Ohio said...

Ken's the man!

monty924 said...

Make fire at FTC... please :)))

Petals said...

Ken deserves the win!

ADONIS

Terry Connors said...

Wow, what a competition.

Becky said...

WTG!!!

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