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About to Have a Rumble is the eleventh episode of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.


Night 30

Day 31

Ken discovered he had been willed the Legacy Advantage by Jessica. The Survivors then went into the Reward Challenge, where they met their loved ones. They were: Sunday's husband, Jeff; Jay's sister, Melanie; Adam's brother, Evan; Ken's brother, William; Bret's father, Don; Zeke's father, Sam; David's father, Doug; Will's mother, Irene; and Hannah's mother, Liz.

After meeting his brother, Adam openly declared he would not use his Reward Steal advantage. The challenge then began. Jay quickly raced out to a lead, with Zeke, David, and Adam hot on his tail. Jay eventually won the reward and picked Will and Sunday (due to making promises to them) and Adam (for choosing not to use his advantage) and their loved ones to join him on a barbecue reward.

After the feast, Adam asked his brother for an update on his mother's condition. Adam revealed his mother had stage four lung cancer. Evan told him that his mother was not currently receiving any treatments (due to having bad reactions) but was getting strength from the knowledge he was playing Survivor, a show the entire family loves.

After the feast, to thank Jay for choosing him for the reward, Adam decided to give him his Reward Steal advantage.

Day 33

Will, tired of not receiving any credit for the moves his alliance made, talked to David's alliance about voting off Zeke, who he felt was the biggest threat in the game and would beat anyone in the end. The Immunity Challenge followed, in which Adam won immunity after beating out Jay and Ken.

After the Immunity Challenge, David's alliance felt they did not have to worry as they had a solid five (including Will) to vote out Zeke. This calm demeanor worried Zeke's alliance. The alliance, worried David had yet another Hidden Immunity Idol, decided to target Ken. Will then relayed this back to Ken who, in turn- in an effort to "test" Will- relayed it back to Jay. Jay then informed Zeke's alliance, who confronted Will. Upon learning what Ken had done, Will became very angry and considered voting out Ken because of it. Zeke's alliance then worried that David would use the knowledge that they were voting out Ken and play his idol on him, so deflected their votes to Hannah to surprise them and avoid an idol play. Going into Tribal Council, Will confidently declared that he was the swing vote and in full control of the game.

At Tribal, this was echoed by Sunday. Members of both alliances attempted to convince Will to side with them. After the votes were cast, Hannah felt that she would be getting the votes from Zeke's alliance. As a result, Adam played his idol on her. In the end, Will decided to vote with David's alliance against Zeke, while Adam's idol play negated the 4 votes from Zeke's alliance against Hannah, sending Zeke home by a vote of 5-0.


Challenge: Rope A Dope
The castaways will each be attached to a rope that is woven through a series of obstacles. The first one to reach the end wins.
Reward: Barbecue at camp with the their loved one.
Winner: Jay Starrett (shared with Adam Klein, Sunday Burquest, and Will Wahl to join him on reward)

Challenge: Push Me, Pull You
The castaways will each have two handles that they will use to keep tension on a steel bar. If at any point, they release the tension, the bar will drop and break a tile below them, which puts them out of the challenge. The last person left standing wins.
Winner: Adam Klein

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 12:
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Zeke (5 votes)
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Adam, David, Hannah, Ken, Will
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(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
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Bret, Jay, Sunday, Zeke
(votes not counted)
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Zeke Smith

Voting Confessionals

No voting confessionals were aired this episode.

Final Words

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It's possible I went after, uh, David and his, uh, side too early. I think maybe I was excited to play a little hard, but I-- I didn't come here to ride coattails. I came here to throw some punches and I wasn't going to go down without a fight, because I think when you play at this high level, with this caliber of players, it just makes you want to play it better, and maybe one day I will.

Still in the Running

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Secret Scene

  • Pendulum Strategy: Will shares his plan to take out the three remaining major threats (David, Jay, and Zeke) with Hannah. He suggests that they take out Zeke, then David, then Jay in a "pendulum" manner. Hannah is welcoming to Will's plan because she believes it will give her a chance to regain footing in the game.[2]

Unaired Confessionals

Life at Ponderosa

Behind the Scenes


  • No footage from Day 32 was shown in the episode.

Episode Title


Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Episodes
"May the Best Generation Win" · "Love Goggles" · "Your Job Is Recon" · "Who's the Sucker at the Table?" · "Idol Search Party" · "The Truth Works Well" · "I Will Destroy You" · "I'm the Kingpin" · "Still Throwin' Punches" · "Million Dollar Gamble" · "About to Have a Rumble" · "Slayed the Survivor Dragon" · "I'm Going for a Million Bucks" · "Reunion"