'Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X' castaway Lucy Huang voted out of her Takali (Gen X) tribe
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/13/2016
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X castaway Lucy Huang was voted off her Takali (Gen X) tribe during Wednesday night's Episode 4 broadcast on CBS.
Lucy, a 42-year-old dietitian from Diamond Bar, CA, became the fourth castaway voted out of Season 33 of Survivoron Night 13 at the game's fourth Tribal Council session.
The Gen X tribe had to vote one of their members off after they lost the game's fourth Immunity Challenge to the opposing Vanua (Millennials) tribe, resulting in the older tribe's third trip to Tribal Council.
"I almost controlled the whole situation and it almost worked," Lucy said following her ouster.
"I wasn't expecting [David Wright] to use the [hidden] immunity [idol], and I was quite shocked. I just went full force and probably just should've taken it a little slower. That's one of the lessons I just learned, unfortunately a little too late."
The Survivor broadcast began on Night 10 at the Gen X tribe.
"Takali" consisted of Lucy; David, a 42-year-old television writer from Sherman Oaks, CA; Sunday Burquest, a 45-year-old youth pastor from Ostego, MN; Chris Hammons, a 38-year-old trial lawyer from Moore, OK; Bret LaBelle, a 42-year-old police sergeant from Dedham, MA; Jessica Lewis, a 37-year-old assistant district attorney from Voorheesville, NY; Ken McNickle, a 33-year-old model from Denver, CO; and Ciandre "CeCe" Taylor, a 39-year-old insurance adjuster from Granada Hills, CA.
Chris was "quite frankly pissed off" about Paul Wachter's vote-off at the prior Tribal Council, so he refused to talk to Jessica, who had flipped on the majority alliance with Lucy and Sunday. Chris was ready to throw the rice in the water and make a tribe of one.
The three women tried to explain that Paul was running the show and they couldn't let that happen, but the guys didn't want to hear it. Bret was also displeased, and Jessica feared she had made a mistake.
On Day 11, Sunday and Lucy were also questioning whether the Paul vote-off was a bad move. Lucy said that prior to Paul's elimination, she never really trusted Jessica although the guys did. Lucy wanted to do something before Jessica could take control of their group.
Lucy then told Chris and Bret that Jessica was "pulling all the strings" in the tribe. Bret expressed how he didn't trust Jessica at all, and Lucy suggested they vote out Jessica next. Lucy, who had Sunday on her side, also thought she had David and Ken in her pocket.
Meanwhile, the Millennials tribe was starving and struggling.
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When the tribe ran off to hunt a goat, Adam separated himself from the group to look for a hidden Immunity Idol.
Adam assumed his head was on the chopping block after Mari Takahashi was voted out. Much to his surprise, he eventually found a clue to an idol hidden in a strangely-shaped tree trunk. Adam was told to look for the idol in a marked shell under a well-sheltered area.
It then became time for the two tribes to compete in a Reward Challenge on Day 12.
Survivor host Jeff Probst explained two players from each tribe must race out to retrieve a ring and then race back to a flagpole while opposing tribe members attempted to stop them with no rules in play. The first person to put one hand on his or her tribe's flagpole would win one point for the tribe.
The first tribe to earn three points would win Reward in the form of steak, sausages, vegetables and spices.
In the challenge, Michaela dug down deep to win a point for her Millennials tribe and lost her bikini top in the process. Gen X ultimately broke a 2-2 tie and won the challenge, mainly thanks to Chris' size and strength.
After the challenge, Zeke on the Millennials tribe noted that Michaela was MVP of the challenge, calling her "Amazon Woman." Adam, since he's not a strong physical player, felt he needed to find the idol more than ever. After searching thoroughly, he found the idol but worried Hannah saw him.
Adam cried to the cameras about how his mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and so it was incredibly hard for him to go on the show and live out his dream. Adam said his worst nightmare was happening at home, however, his mom is a hugeSurvivor fan and will able to watch him succeed on the show. Adam hoped his appearance on the show might bring joy to his family again.
Meanwhile, Gen X enjoyed their food at camp. David went for a walk with Lucy because he wanted to vote with the majority, and she told him to vote out Jessica. Lucy also told Ken the plan, demanding he doesn't talk to anyone else about it. Lucy told both men not to be paranoid because they were safe.
Ken didn't appreciate how Lucy gave them a list of rules and regulations to follow. He didn't like how his tribe was going from one dictator (Paul) to the next.
Vanua and Takali then met Jeff again for an Immunity Challenge, and the millennials sat out Adam.
Each tribe was required to have one person race through a series of obstacles at a time and then sit on a bench that his or her tribemates would hoist up and maneuver in the air. The castaway sitting on the bench had to collect numbers in order from 1-10 from a large board. Once successful, another person must race through the obstacles and collect numbers 11-20. The third person to go had to gather 21-30.
Each of the 30 numbers had a letter on the back, so once all 30 letters were removed from the board, the tribes had to figure out a phrase those letters created. After some time, the millennials determined the phrase was, "Somebody loses their flame tonight," which was correct. The millennials therefore won the Immunity Challenge.
Once the Gen Xers returned to camp, they noted how it was a tough loss. Chris didn't feel comfortable and didn't know what was going to happen but he was counting on Lucy for a Jessica blindside. Lucy told Chris she definitely had Ken and David onboard. Lucy absolutely loved being in control, just like she is at home.
Ken, however, warned David that if they teamed up with Bret, Chris, Lucy and Sunday, they'd be back on the bottom of that alliance again with CeCe. Ken suggested instead they work with Jessica and CeCe -- and hopefully Sunday as well -- to blindside Lucy. David thought it was a great idea.
After David told CeCe to vote Lucy, Ken warned Jessica that Lucy was gunning for her and that neither Bret or Chris trusted her. Jessica was stunned that she was being blamed for Paul's vote-off when it was a group effort with the other girls. The idea of her alliance turning on her was such a surprise, in fact, that she worried Ken was lying.
Since she was suspicious, Jessica confronted Lucy, saying Ken was trying to convince people to vote Lucy out. Lucy couldn't believe that Ken would blab the plan to Jessica, saying it was a really dumb move.
Ken also felt totally betrayed by Jessica. He had to explain to Lucy that he didn't like her plan because she was very demanding and controlling. Lucy told the cameras that Ken was "a snake." Lucy realized she could've been nicer to the guys, but at the same time, she thought they could handle a little bluntness. Lucy said in a confessional that Ken was emotional "like a girl."
Before going into Tribal, David told the cameras the safest thing to do would be voting out Jessica's name, but then he'd be right back on the bottom of that alliance. The other possibility was to play his idol to save Jessica, however, then Lucy would be angry at him for lying. David had a lot to think about.
At Tribal Council, Chris told Jeff that the state of the tribe was "complete chaos." Jessica acknowledged she had hope the alliance of five could reunite and continue working together. Lucy then announced that Ken was going after her but she wasn't sure whether he had gathered enough votes to do the job.
Ken told Jeff that he wavered all day when it came to his voting decision because he was loyal to someone who hadn't been loyal to him, referring to Jessica. Jessica acted like it was ridiculous to trust Ken 100%, but he assured her once again that she should have because he was telling the truth.
Jessica then admitted she was second guessing her vote, but Chris was not.
After the tribe members cast their votes, David decided to play his hidden Immunity Idol for Jessica, which completely shocked everyone, especially Ken and Jessica herself. David told the group that he was well aware the move would upset a lot of people.
Jeff then read the votes aloud: Jessica, Jessica, Jessica, Jessica, Jessica, CeCe, Lucy, and Lucy.
Jessica stared wide-eyed the entire time because she couldn't believe what had just transpired. Not only did her friends betray her, but a man she was barely working with saved her in the game, as the votes cast against her did not count.
The episode's closing credits later showed that Chris, Sunday, Lucy, Bret and Ken voted for Jessica. Jessica voted for CeCe. David and CeCe voted for Lucy, which sent her packing.