The tribe huddles under the shelter as Twila voices over some more that she feels "stuck in the middle." Again with the "I'm going to get somebody pissed off at me either way," and the way the guys are counting on her and Scout, and she doesn't know what to do, and she would like to get Ami out of the power position, but she's not sure if that can be accomplished. And why, if that's how Twila feels, she didn't just tell Scout and the guys to go and round up Eliza to vote off Ami, I do not know. That's all they have to do! Eliza knows that she's not Ami's favorite. Eliza undoubtedly knows that she will be the first to go if it gets down to the six women. She doesn't want that outcome. I have to assume that she would vote Ami out if she were asked to. And then there would be seven, and Twila and Scout and the boys could vote off Eliza next week. Just as clearly as you can't do Eliza-then-Ami as they had planned, you likely can do Ami-then-Eliza, winding up with a final four alliance that nobody else can touch. But nobody will do it, because they're idiots, and Scout is too stubborn to go to Eliza for help. So basically, all of these people deserve the crap-ass outcome they're probably going to get. In short, shut up, entire cast of this season.
The team makes its way to tribal council. When they're seated in front of Jeff, he brings in the first jury member -- Sarge, looking pretty fit and happy. Jeff mentions the change in the weather, and the fact that it's been raining on their asses so much. Furthermore, they all seem cold. Like, temperature-wise, as opposed to personality-wise, which they are also. He asks Leann whether the worsening conditions changed the game at all. Leann says that she's not sure she's going to be able to handle all the rain. "It makes me crazy," she admits with a psycho smile. Jeff then asks Chris about the phenomenon of the women sticking together, and how he thinks it plays out. Has he noticed that, with the changing conditions, he and Chad might be seen as having more value? Chris says that it has crossed his mind from time to time. Jeff then asks Chad about the "knocks" the guys have taken. Is he still fighting? Chad assures Jeff that he is still fighting. He says that he and Chris have had about "twenty-five or thirty different plans" to keep themselves in it. Of course, it might have been smarter to freaking pick one and go with it, but I don't want to make any unreasonable demands. You never know when you might need to change your plan, like, on the way to tribal council. Or while eating. Or sleeping. Or taking a whiz on the native plants.