Everybody, drop your buffs.
Those words from Jeff Probst always strike a wide range of emotions. It was no different on Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X when both groups learned their generational divisions were being dissolved and expanded into a trio of tribes. Exciting, right? Not so fast. Anybody who ended up on the new green (Ikabula) tribe would go to an all-new beach and have to start over totally fresh. That meant building a new shelter and sparking a new fire.
Naturally, nobody liked the idea of being forced to start over — especially Michaela. As luck would have it, she was one of six people to draw a green buff. She angrily threw it on the sand with a sharp glare burning from her eyes that could cut through concrete.
She openly told Probst how disappointed she was before later admitting she "wanted to flick him off right there, but [she] didn't."
Instead of stumbling on the new hurdle she faced at the new Ikabula beach, Michaela was triumphant. She even moved herself to tears after successfully starting her tribe's campfire when the men failed at the same task. She truly was amazing, and I have grown to appreciate everything about Michaela. I hope she goes far.
In their first Immunity Challenge, Michaela was the primary reason Ikabula finished in first place. Her personality definitely became the bright-shining light this season has needed, and fans have taken notice.
Michaela should get another chance if she doesn't win this :> #Survivor— Mico Panis (@micolangot) October 20, 2016
Michaela = MVP. Hope she stays around and WINS! #Survivor— Chris (@ooohchile) October 20, 2016
Michaela is one of the more intriguing people to be on #Survivor in a while.— Terence (@tzulu1914) October 20, 2016
if this was the bachelorette, i'd give michaela my rose. #survivor— Kari Dals (@KariDals) October 20, 2016
The battle of Millennials versus Gen-X-ers quickly vanished on Vanua (orange) as they faced their first elimination as a new tribe. It was refreshing to see each side was willing to mesh with the other instead of creating a voting block based on the Gen-X numbers advantage. Chris and David joined forces with Michelle and Zeke to oust CeCe.
It was an underwhelming finish to a fun episode.
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