Probst tallies the votes and asks if anyone wants to play a hidden Immunity Idol. Everyone looks at Abi and Malcolm. Malcolm has his out, but stays quiet, because the threat of playing it made actually playing it unnecessary, he hopes. Time to read the votes. First vote: Abi. Who voted for Abi? Skupin, in an attempt to avoid pissing off either side? Then there's one vote for Jeff and one vote for Pete. Malcolm looks at Jeff Kent, realizing that the vote for Abi has probably ruined their chance to get rid of Pete cleanly. The votes alternate between Jeff and Pete until they each have four, with one vote going to Abi and one vote left. Probst reads the final vote: it's Jeff. He's gone.
I could NOT figure out what happened, so I had to watch the voting over the credits. Turns out that the former Tandang (Lisa, Skupin, Abi, Pete and Artis) really did vote Plan B and all voted for Jeff. The former Kalabaw plus Malcolm all voted for Pete. Except for Penner, who voted for Abi. Did he do it to cause chaos? Did he know that it would mean that Jeff Kent would go home? Did he know Abi had an Idol and was hoping that his vote would get cancelled out but her Idol would get flushed out too? I know Penner was pissed at Jeff Kent and it is really satisfying to see Jeff Kent go home before Penner after his dickishness last week, but I can't wait to hear Penner's explanation.
Anyway, Jeff Kent's torch is snuffed. Malcolm looks like he STILL can't figure out what happened. I couldn't either, dude. Probst tells them that this may be one of the biggest blown opportunities in this game and I had no idea what he was talking about, but he clarified in a later interview that he meant he thought Penner blew an opportunity to firm up his alliance and take control of the game. He could be right, but I have to guess that Penner has a plan and wasn't just voting whatever to be like Loki. In his exit interview, Jeff Kent laments that he's super rich and yet he really wanted this money, which would be even less money once Obama took it (does Obama get my taxes? Because I feel like he could afford nicer suits then). Anyway, Jeff Kent is pissed. And also super rich. In case you didn't know.
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