So with Alex gone, Yau Man is looking around and figuring out that if Boo and Stacy are ousted, that's going to leave an F4 situation that will almost certainly not work out well for him, owing to the bond between Cassandra and "Dreamz," in particular. This all becomes much more significant when we get to the reward challenge, where Yau Man actually manages to win a multi-stage contest for a truck. Probably not all that excited about driving a big truck in the first place, Yau Man offers "Dreamz" the following deal: at F4, if "Dreamz" and Yau Man are still there and "Dreamz" wins immunity, "Dreamz" gives the immunity necklace to Yau Man. "Dreamz" immediately agrees, and Yau Man hands over the keys and sends "Dreamz" on a reward trip with Stacy and Boo, where they deliver a box of school supplies. While they're there, Yau Man is on Exile Island, where he sent himself. No, seriously. He picks up another clue to the re-hidden idol, which essentially gives away his location. Back at camp, he shares this with Earl, who tracks down the idol and takes possession of it. So now Yau Man has one, and Earl has one. The immunity challenge goes to Boo, which removes the possibility of booting him. "Dreamz," realizing that he really, really shouldn't have taken a deal that may either require him to (1) allow himself to be booted or (2) look like a snake or (3) possibly return his truck, gets Cassandra and Stacy to agree that they'll vote off Yau Man -- a plan into which Boo is apparently also recruited. As tribal council approaches, Stacy pretends that she knows she's going home, while Yau Man gets an increasingly bad feeling. Earl, however, thinks they're fine, and seems to think Yau Man doesn't need to use his idol. Yau Man thinks different. After Stacy makes a weird comment suggesting that there's something tricky going down with the vote, Yau Man plays his immunity idol, saving himself from the boot and sending Stacy home. Sunday: the finale. Whee!
Previously on If Earl Or Yau Man Wins, I Will Forgive You For Jenna Morasca, Which You Have To Admit Is A Pretty Damn Good Deal, And I Will Throw In Stupid Aras For Kicks: Alex, whom Jeff calls "the last member of the 'four horsemen' alliance," because Jeff can't keep track of what became of four people, was on the ropes, or else was "a potential swing vote," depending on how you want to look at things. Alex tried to be a ninja, but had a mightily hard time making it past "shaggy-ass buffoon." At the reward challenge, Stacy was repeatedly smacked in the face with a big hunk of pork, which will never, ever stop being funny, even when we are all discussing it through ill-fitting dentures from our nursing-home beds. ["Sherioushly, Barry Gibb, find a new dentisht." -- Joe R] Earl went to Exile Island, where he got a clue to the location of the idol that was re-hidden after Alex burned it off while the universe laughed in his face. Alex came pretty close to winning immunity, but he didn't, and Boo did, because even gravity is not a member of Alex's alliance. Alex tried to hustle up a plan to boot Yau Man based on Yau Man's immunity idol, but he couldn't quite convince enough people in time, because even math is not a member of Alex's alliance. Thus, Alex went home to boo-hoo with his friends and tell them how to vote. They are members of Alex's alliance, but they are of substantially less use to him now.
Rays swim about, and then we are at Bula Bula on Day 34. As the background music tosses out both suspense chords and hick twanging, we learn that (of course) we are watching Boo being sneaky. He explains that he's trying to create a secret path to the water hole, with the idea that he can hide there, and when other people try to come there to have secret conversations, he can eavesdrop. I'm not sure how he's going to follow them without being suspected of anything -- "Okay, you go get water; I think I'll...take a little walk having nothing to do with you at all" -- but at least he's trying. He looks at us and whispers, "Sneaky is fun." It's like Hot Elmer Fudd, if there were such a thing, which there definitely should not be, so I am kind of concerned about myself now for even linking those words. I apologize. No one should believe in that concept except people who make earflap hats. And shotguns, and LET'S STOP.