As is always the case in reality competition shows, first impressions will make or break a contestant’s run for the win. This week “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” premiered and we’re already handicapping the three LEAST likely castaways to win. Agree or disagree with our below assessment? Let us know in the comments section and be sure to make your “Survivor” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by predicting who will be eliminated next.
CeCe Taylor – Gen X tribe
Being on the outs of a large voting block after the first tribal council is a terrible spot to be in and it looks like CeCe is sitting on the outside looking in. Whether it’s her closeness to Rachel Ako (listen to our exit interview here) that sealed her fate or some other reason we have yet to see, CeCe’s road to the win is now as steep of an uphill battle as one can imagine. Luckily for her that paranoia on the Gen X tribe is thick as ever and bigger threats may pop up week-to-week keeping her safe, but for now it’s hard to imagine her not as an easy next vote-off.
David Wright – Gen X tribe
When I say that paranoia on the Gen X tribe runs thick it’s due in large part to David. As if his unfounded claim that Ken McNickle had discovered a hidden idol after seeing “something in his hands” wasn’t paranoid enough, he one-upped himself when he scampered across the beach in plain sight clearly looking for an idol while everyone else was hard at work. If David is this desperate in the first three days of the game, it’s going to be a very long journey for him. Or a very short one — unpredictable and unmanageable players are only an asset until they become a liability.
Taylor Stocker – Millennials tribe
I can’t wrap my head around the concept — and it’s one that seems to come up every season — of pulling together a very tight-knit group of two or three people and being painfully obvious and exclusive about your bond within a tribe of 10. Three is not a majority and neither is four when you pull in one more. Taylor’s alliance with Jessica Figueroa and Jay Starrett would work really well if they had the awareness to also fold in two or three more fringe alliance members to build a majority voting block. Alas, I think Taylor’s youthful cockiness is getting in the way of seeing the game clear enough to have a shot at the win.
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