Later, Lopevi lines up to make its way to tribal council. John says that everyone could be lying to him, but that he's either out or he's not out, so there's not much point in his worrying over it. "Tonight is the night for me to figure out where I stand in this game," he says. And I can't argue with that. Knowing that, I wonder if he wishes he had brought water more and slept in less.
The sky turns an unnatural blue color, and the team heads for tribal council. Once there, they take their seats and face Jeff. He asks Chris about the fact that Lopevi, which had been on such a nice roll, suddenly suffered back-to-back losses. Chris says that it did seem like they were dominating, but then...gee, what happened? He's not sure. He does argue that the losses were both close, and he thinks they smoked Yasur in the ones they won, so there's that, at least.
Jeff asks Chad what it was like having to think about voting somebody off. Chad says that whenever people are going off and doing various things, everyone is very aware of who's with whom, and who's alone, and whether it's good to be alone or not. He says that "there's a lot of posturing going on." Chris is then asked whether everyone on the tribe has a role, and he very, very carefully says that everyone has something that they do. Sure, in John's case, it's sleeping, but we don't need to say that out loud. Sarge is asked what Twila does well, and he calls her "the wanderer for exotic foods," which makes her beam and laugh in a way that's very endearing. He says she makes meals, she gets firewood..."She does everything." Jeff asks John what Twila could do better, and John says that she's such a "workhorse" that he kind of wishes she would take more naps. HA! That was funny. Pathetic, but funny. Kind of fate-sealing, too. But still funny, because naps are good. I endorse naps. Jeff asks John whether seeing Twila skipping naps ever makes him think...you know, that he should maybe take fewer naps himself. John gives the fundamentally wrong answer that he does things whenever he's asked to. And as we've discussed before, the first lesson of camp work is that you really can't wait around to be asked. That's a demonstrably bad answer. John babbles a bunch more about naps, which...yeah, you can only say "nap" so many times before it starts to sink in that you know the word a bit too well.