Alexis's big argument is that she is who she is, so take it or leave it. Laurel says she wants to stay, and would "pretty much do anything for you guys." Cheryl leaves her spot and sits down to defend herself, saying that she followed the Captain's orders. She calls herself a "midrunner" because she wants to make sure everyone makes it, and she calls out individuals whom she's encouraged on expeditions. Joe Don defends Cheryl by saying it's his fault for not letting his officers interact with the rest of the crew. He adds that Alexis isn't going to change, and Alexis calls him out on his own lack of interaction when he was Captain. It's not nearly as ugly as it sounds. Cameron gives Azmyth a chance to defend himself from mutiny -- as though he needs to -- and it doesn't really matter what Azmyth says, because he's dropped the silly accent, which was what put him in more danger than anything, if you ask me.
Cameron calls the eight jury members up to vote, and they all do so silently, without comment, in front of everyone, like always. Jay looks worried that his voting bloc might not hold together. And with three women up for elimination, the one going home is -- not Azmyth. "Thank you, crew," he says, since there wasn't a single vote for mutiny. Laurel's safe, to nobody's surprise. So it's down to Alexis and Cheryl, who find themselves in a 4-4- tie. Jay shakes his head, and Sean stares at the deck. You think he'll give back Jay's $1,000 now? It will surprise nobody that the tiebreaking vote goes to the Captain. Azmyth thinks about it for a nice long while and decides to get rid of Alexis. He steps down and cuts the raft loose with a minimum of drama, leaving Alexis to coast out into the ocean with nothing but a lantern and her bitchface for company. She interviews that she earned the crew's respect, and "it is what it is. I gotta keep rollin'." Or floating, as the case may be.