Despite a shaky start to the merge on last week’s “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X,” Adam Klein, our season-long frontrunner, maintains his lead with 13/5 odds to win. His closest challengers are Ken McNickle and Zeke Smith, both with 7/2 odds, who have moved in and out of the runner-up spots week to week. Do you agree or disagree with our readers’ findings? Hurry – make your “Survivor 33” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by predicting who will be out next.
Adam’s game almost came crashing down last week in choosing to distance himself from Zeke’s “nerd” alliance while attempting to win over Taylor Stocker and Jay Starrett. Trusting Taylor is Adam’s first bad move in the game (Taylor ended up voting against him along with his alliance of Jay, Will Wahl and Michelle Schubert) and may have lasting consequences in his ability to win the game, but predictors continue to believe in his chances. Adam still holds two advantages in the game: a hidden immunity idol and a new power to steal a reward from another castaway. Whether both or either help or hurt him in the game remains to be seen.
Those best positioned to benefit from another Adam screw-up are Ken and Zeke. Though we haven’t seen the two solidify a bond with one another, each holds a power position within what became the majority voting block last week. Ken seems to have sway over most of the original Gen X-ers, namely Jessica Lewis, who he remained on a tribe with through the swap. Zeke continues to build an alliance focused on securing trust with the Gen X-ers from his swapped tribe, David Wright and Chris Hammons, while keeping Millennials Hannah Shapiro and Adam in his pocket.
As it stands, Ken and Zeke are at the top of a nine person voting block against a minority four. Given this season’s willingness to turn on their own alliances, that group has more than enough wiggle room to begin splintering soon. But without signs so far in past episodes that there will be an uprising from the bottom, we can fully expect the majority block to either stick together this week and take out one of the four or for either Ken or Zeke to initiate a move against the other’s power structure.
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