LIVE on Thursday morning, episode 5 of Survivor 33: Millennials vs Gen X , Rob Cesternino (@RobCesternino) and Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) recap the episode and answer your Survivor CBS questions LIVE!
In this week’s episode of Know-It-Alls, Rob and Stephen start by trying to figure out what David Wright’s strategy is. Both Rob and Stephen were confused why David didn’t use his hidden immunity idol to save his ally Ciandre “CeCe” Taylor. Rob and Stephen were both in agreement that swap would’ve been the ideal moment for David to play his idol, however Stephen agreed with David’s decision to not play his idol. Stephen believes that it is a good move to build faith his new alliance and that using it to save CeCe would’ve been a wasted move. Rob anticipates that David will be voted off on the next tribal council meeting, but recognizes that David would play the idol in his favor.
Stephen is interested to see if Chris Hammons is more anti-David than he is pro-Zeke. Rob also elaborated that Chris did claim that if David betrayed him he would choke him. Both Rob and Stephen agreed that David is in a bad spot, especially with Chris carrying the tribe. Stephen noted how the Gen-X tribe had the weaker bottom team and how getting rid of David or CeCe would strengthen their team. Only time will tell how strong this team will be, now that CeCe has been voted out.
Stephen liked Chris’ move to flip against the Gen-X tribe. Stephen explained how Chris has no trust with David and CeCe. Also, with Chris and Zeke bonding, Stephen thought it was a good idea to have faith in his new bond. Rob agreed, believing that this was a result from David’s actions of saving Jessica Lewis. Rob also thought it was a good move because Jessica gave the legacy advantage to Ken McNickle.
Rob believes that Michelle Schubert is a weak player despite the accolades given to her for the vote against Mari Takahashi vote. Rob explained how Michelle doesn’t have a lot of subtly to her game and brought up the time she called out David. Rob believes that she is a smart player, however she lacks the charm to be able to form alliances. Stephen agreed, believing the strongest players are charming and make other players want to work with them. Rob didn’t like how Michelle handled the Tribal Council and didn’t know what her strategy was for Michelle.
When it came to choosing a favorite tribe between green and purple, Rob said he was leaning toward the purple tribe because of Adam Klein, Jessica “Figgy” Figueroa and Taylor Lee Stocker. Stephen talked about how he felt Ken really lucked out with the tribal swap, remaining with Jessica and adding Adam to the purple tribe. Both anticipated that Figgy and Taylor would be broken up, with Taylor most likely being voted out.
Rob and Stephen discussed the other tribe and noted how it was through Justin “Jay” Starrett’s perspective. Both noted how Jay was berating the other tribe members who were trying their best not to mess up. Rob discussed how Justin isn’t good with communicating and Stephen elaborated on how Justin talked to the other tribe members as if they were the help. Both also discussed the great casting choice of Michaela Bradshaw and how they’ve enjoyed her character.
Stephen’s Final Thoughts
Stephen thought Chris did an amazing confront Zeke and David. Stephen thought he did a good job discussing a plan for the team rather than focus on himself. Rob agreed and admitted that he’s impressed with how strong Chris’ play. Stephen also anticipates in the new Ikabula tribe, there is a hidden immunity idol amongst the tribe
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