Now, Jeff asks Scout whether she sees maneuvering going on. She says that, certainly, people come up to have conversations about options. Jeff asks whether she gets the sense that the guys are thinking their plans might have worked. "I think the guys have talked to everybody," Scout says, but Leann, Ami, and -- most notably -- Eliza all shake their heads. In fact, I would say Eliza says rather meaningfully that they never tried to talk to her. And how fucking stupid is that? They know she's the odd one out, they've got Scout and Twila at least on the ropes, and they don't even try to get Eliza? Stupid, stupid. Eliza allows that it makes her nervous to see the guys potentially voting with Scout and Twila. Jeff asks whether she thinks she might have missed something while she was gone, and Eliza says that it's always possible.
Jeff asks Twila whether she thinks she's ever going to get used to the fact that there's no perfect trust in the game, and Twila says she has definitely realized that no trust is perfectly trustworthy, and that although you may trust someone almost completely, there's always that sliver of doubt, because everybody is playing the game. "Now, Ami," Jeff says, "you have a smile on your face that's so smug...." Wait, did Ami just get called out for being smug? Because that would rule. God. Ami jumps in happily to declare that what Twila just said is "bullshit," because Ami trusts everyone perfectly, and she knows that she can be trusted perfectly.
You know (yeah, it's one of my famous "you know" paragraphs), this is part of what just burns me about this season, and it's why I'm unable to take any satisfaction in the fact that the women are sticking together more than they usually do. It's true that women often are stupid and easily led in Survivor, and it's true that men have traditionally been the power players, and it's true that it would be nice to see a woman be a great player like Boston Rob or whatever.