Probst looks to Brett and says "things have really changed, haven't they?" Not really. Li'l Russell has an immunity idol. He's had one for almost the entire game. Everyone else knows about it. That's also been that way for most of the game. The only thing that's truly different is that Brett is actually speaking. He says that Li'l Russell apparently feels very comfortable about his place in this game, and with good reason. On the other hand, Brett says, it's when you feel comfortable in this game that you're the most vulnerable. As just about all of Galu has discovered. Probst asks Shambo what camp was like after today's (or yesterday's ... or tomorrow's) challenge. Shambo says it was "the worst day that we have had prior to a Tribal" while Monica grins triumphantly. Don't be too proud of yourself, there, Monica. This is also the first time Shambo's been awake and semi-aware before a Tribal. She continues that Li'l Russell's feathers were ruffled and it was "awesome!" Monica interrupts.
Li'l Russell says that Monica told him that if he votes her out tonight, she won't vote for him to get the million dollars and she'll tell everyone on the jury to do the same. Which, by the way, is why they should really sequester the jurors from each other. But that would take too much work so they don't. Li'l Russell says that when Monica says things like this, it only makes him want to vote her out more. Monica holds her own and says that Li'l Russell tries to push everyone's buttons but she's never seen his be pushed. But today, she did. And it was a joy for her to behold. She says she's proud of the fact that she put a "skin-tilla" (um, the "c" in scintilla is pronounced like an "s," not a "k," Monica) of doubt in the Foa Foa alliance's minds. And in some of their minds, a scintilla is all that will fit, so that is significant.
Probst tells Li'l Russell that it looks like the student has turned against the teacher or something. Way to give Li'l Russell credit for Monica's work there, Probst. I'm sure she wouldn't have done any of that without the influence of the great Li'l Russell, the only person to ever manipulate contestants in this game. Li'l Russell says it's too bad that Monica wasn't on a tribe with him at the beginning because they would have made for a "dangerous" team. Except for the part where he would have immediately decided that even though she's a "stupid dumbass little girl," she's somehow a threat to him and so would have gotten her voted out as soon as possible. "If she would've played that hard this entire game, she would be the one in charge right now," he says. "Or I could be going home earlier," Monica points out. "I've been playing hard this entire game and I'm still here," Li'l Russell says. "Because of idols," Monica spits back. HA! Li'l Russell maintains that finding and using idols is part of "playing hard." Not when they're like right in front of you and easy to find because the producers either couldn't be bothered to hide them well or wanted them to be found by a player they wanted to stay in the game as long as possible. Probst asks Li'l Russell if he's concerned that Monica has pointed the finger at him. Li'l Russell claims he isn't, but he's wearing an immunity idol around his neck, so whatever. Probst asks Mick how he feels about Monica's shit-stirring. Mick just says that he's aware of the fact that only one person can win a million dollars and who you take to the end is important. Probst says it's time to find out if Monica's scrambling paid off.