CBS, please clone "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" and give us another season just like it ASAP. Thanks!
Season 33 started with a bang -- actually a cyclone causing the first ever full cast evacuation -- and it is poised to end with another bang. The two-hour finale, "I'm Going for a Million Bucks," airs Wednesday, December 14 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by what should be a pretty explosive one-hour reunion show. (#Figtails)
Host Jeff Probst teased what's ahead in the final night of the season in his post-episode chat with Entertainment Weekly:
Finale time is almost upon us! Tease us up for the three-hour finale/reunion extravaganza!
"One of our best. Huge story turns. Great competition. Emotion. Should be a great reunion as well! Obviously, I love this season. Hate to see it come to an end. If anybody has questions they want to have asked at the reunion show, hit me up at @JeffProbst on Twitter."
This really was one of the best seasons in a while, and so much credit has to go to the cast. Most of them were actual "Survivor" superfan gamers, as opposed to just stopping by for camera time. And -- even more key -- they were likable.
For once, we didn't really have major "villains" to hate, with unstable egos saying awful, shocking things. We had likable, relatable people with heartwarming backstories giving everything to the game and exiting with class.
Here are our six finalists, ranked in order of our desire to see them win (never said we weren't biased):
- Adam Klein, 25, San Francisco, CA
- David Wright, 42, Sherman Oaks, CA
- Jay Starrett, 27, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Hannah Shapiro, 24, West Hollywood, CA
- Ken McNickle, 33, Denver, CO
- Bret LaBelle, 42, Dedham, MA
We'd be happy with any of the top four winning. Ken seems like a nice guy, and he can win immunities, but he's clearly not a gamer. Bret is just Bret. He's good for a few one-liners, and props to him for his bravery in coming out, but he never showed much game either. Adam and David have underdog nerd power behind them, with Jay being the kind of island god we haven't seen since Ozzy. Someone out there said he's like "Joey Amazing" if Joe had shown an actual personality in either of his "Survivor" seasons. Hannah knows she's not a physical player, and she never had her own idol, so she's had to use strategic and social skills to navigate into the right alliances and lead them to do what she wants.
Since David has the most backing behind him -- including the support of Ken + Ken's mysterious legacy advantage -- it's looking like David is the most likely to win the $1 million and title of sole survivor.
Rumor has it that the next season is another All-Stars/Second Chance season, and it should air in early 2017. Whatever happens, let's just hope the gameplay and personalities are as strong as Season 33. These dueling generations will be missed.
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