Double elimination hints at epic upcoming Survivor finale
After weeks of seemingly skating by, Will Wahl and Sunday Burquest were sent packing when Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X unleashed yet another back-to-back elimination.
Let's be honest for a moment. I'm sure Will and Sunday are both very friendly, kind people outside of the game. But as Survivor castaways, neither one did anything worthy of winning the game. Period. Hell, Will and Sunday were so invisible that neither was given any real airtime throughout the entire season. I find it poetic that both of their eliminations were also the most uneventful, lackluster ousters so far.
It was about time both of them were eliminated because neither deserves a spot at the final Tribal Council when there are much stronger players in the competition. Either one of them falling into victory because of a bitter jury would tarnish this strategically fun season.
Plus, it was exhausting having to listen to Jeff Probst gush about Will being an 18-year-old high school student. We get it. He's the youngest player ever. Move on. I'm happy for the kid, but if his only storyline is that of being a teen, then I'm no longer interested.
This all leads us into what I anticipate will be an intense, competitive finale as the last six castaways square off in their push to claim the $1 million prize. My hope is that David, Jay and Adam are the final three left standing because each of them has solid arguments as to why they are deserving to win the game. Honestly, I would be fine with any of them being crowned Survivor champ, but I'm still rooting for Adam to take it all. His game has been strange, risky, entertaining and emotional. Although he has made some questionable moves, like telling Taylor about his Reward-stealing advantage, I do think Adam has played the best game overall. He would be a worthy winner in my book, but I won't be sad if Jay or David take the cake instead.
Ken could win too because he appears to be so damn likable. Bret and Hannah, on the other hand, haven't struck me one bit as strong strategists. Sorry guys, but I will be sorely disappointed if either of you win.
The finale airs Wednesday, Dec. 14 with the live reunion show immediately after. On a personal note, this marks the 21st consecutive season finale I have been lucky enough to attend. I will be there yet again with behind-the-scenes coverage and red carpet interviews with the top six.