With all the dramatic build-up, the tribe finally arrives at Tribal Council. Ah, this could be awesome and then I will love this show again. Or it could totally suck and all that last-minute plotting they showed was just to trick me and I will hate it. Probst asks Jaison how much it sucks to be down so many tribe members and then have to merge with Galu and live at their camp. Jaison says it's even more frustrating than losing a challenge, since then they at least had some say in their fate in challenges and this time they didn't. Although if they had done better in those challenges then maybe things wouldn't be so bad for them now, hmm? Probst asks Monica how the merge changes her trust in people, since she had to go from not trusting certain members of her tribe to trusting all of them against Foa Foa. Monica says she still doesn't know who to trust, and just because Foa Foa is down on numbers doesn't mean that everyone from Galu is necessarily targeting one of them tonight.
Probst asks Erik what Galu "should" base their vote on tonight when it comes to the members of Foa Foa. Erik apparently thinks he's in an interview and not in front of his fellow contestants as he says he doesn't think the members of Foa Foa have anything to offer Galu. Li'l Russell smirks his little head off while Jaison looks pissed and Natalie just looks bemused. Erik continues that if Foa Foa were able to get even one member of the "very cohesive" Galu to turn on the tribe, he would be shocked. Surely he must know that Galu isn't really that cohesive, considering that he's been rallying to vote out one of their own all afternoon? "And that's not me being cocky or confident," he says cockily and confidently; "but I just struggle to see what it is that they can do." Probst asks Li'l Russell how he feels about what Erik just said. Li'l Russell just says that Foa Foa does have a lot to offer and Erik will be surprised. "It's a longshot," Erik scoffs. What is his problem? Has he never played a game before? When you're on top, you don't brag about it or assume that it'll stay that way forever. Especially when it's this game.
Probst asks Erik if he can't understand why Foa Foa would do anything and everything to try to keep themselves in the game. Erik tells him what he's seen from Foa Foa since the merge so far: Li'l Russell running around scrambling and talking to everyone, Mick seems to have accepted that the numbers are against Foa Foa and given up, Natalie is trying not to piss anyone off and fly under the radar, and Jaison "is just an enigma," because while they know he's smart and athletic, Erik hasn't seen it "come together." Li'l Russell spins around to Jaison with a "oh, what did he just say about you?" look on his little face. Probst asks Jaison how he feels about Erik basically saying that he hasn't lived up to his potential. "He can take a look at my résumé," Jaison says, adding that he has his own strategy and his own way to play this game, so he has a big problem with what Erik just said. Erik fires back that if they want to look at résumés, they can look at everything Jaison has and hasn't done since he's been in this game. Jaison says he's dealt with personal attacks about how he's not able to do things his entire life and he's had to push through and prove himself over and over again. Oh come on, Jaison. Erik isn't saying that you can't be a good lawyer or water polo player or whatever (which, by the way, is what Li'l Russell has said more than once) -- he's saying you haven't been able to do much with those abilities in this game. Which is true. Although one thing Jaison has been able to do that Erik clearly cannot is not expose his asshole side in front of everyone. Erik says he likes hearing that Jaison is fired up and passionate about this game. "I don't care what you like," Jaison says. Awesome!