‘Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X’ video: Watch first 7 minutes; also, our winner prediction

Cast -Wednesday night’s premiere of “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” is right about here, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! It’s hopefully going to be a season of twists, turns, and surprises, and we’re glad to have a chance to share the opening for it now!

If you look below, you can see a sneak peek of the first seven or so minutes of the game, which is truly exciting even if it doesn’t reveal altogether too much about what is coming. The biggest takeaway we have from this is that the Gen Xers are still talking about participation trophies while the Millennials have a chip on their shoulders. Also, Zeke is amazing television. He’s got the snark of a Millennial but a spirit of a much older person who hates social media and technology to a certain extent.

After a “getting to know you” phase, Jeff Probst then introduces the next challenge: A scavenger hunt of sorts where castaways can take supplies out of the jungle. The only thing we care about in a post-Mark the Chicken world are those chickens, and it’s going to feel awfully traumatic if/when someone decides to do away with one of them.

In addition to sharing this preview, we figured now was also the time to give you a few of our blanket predictions about this season; we do this every season, but we haven’t done it yet this time.

1. Rachel Ako will be the first boot of the season. She doesn’t quite fit in with the Gen X tribe, and won’t be a huge asset in the challenges.

2. Despite having some savvy, Mari Takahashi and David Wright will shockingly be gone before the merge.

3. Zeke will make it fairly far, and be a tremendous part of the show every step of the way. He’ll be a lock to return.

4. Bret LaBelle will be the star of the Gen X tribe entertainment wise, but unfortunately will leave the game right before final five.

5. We’re calling Adam Klein as the winner of the season. While we worry in some ways that he’s too obvious a threat since he seems incredibly well-rounded, he knows the game, but we don’t think he’ll get hit with the superfan peg as much as others. He reminds us a little bit of Stephen Fishbach meets Todd Herzog, and both of them certainly did fairly well over the course of their respective runs.

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