Well, now it's really before long, because here we are heading to tribal council. When those who remain are all seated, here comes the jury. Nice long white socks, there, Sarge. Did you pick those up in gym class before or after the four-square tournament? Jeff talks about the "wear and tear" from playing the game for this long, and reiterates that, obviously, everyone wants to win. He asks them whether they've given any thought to who deserves to win. Oh, yay! My favorite part. Now is the time on Survivor when we moralize.
Jeff asks Twila whether it would be possible for anyone to be "unworthy of winning." "I don't know," Twila says. "Be honest," Julie demands. Oh, shut up, Julie. You're not in charge of running the meeting. And you've got nothing to be so damn pushy about, after the shit you used to talk about Eliza yourself. "You don't know?" Jeff asks, "Or you don't want to say?" Twila points out to Jeff that he's being rather "hard on [her]." "Am I?" he asks, answering a challenge with another question, as he is wont to do. "Yes, sir, you are," she says, with a smile that I think makes this substantially less nasty than it would otherwise be. I do think Twila feels like she got the crap beaten out of her last week, and probably also that Scout got a little bit of an unjust hammering over the "girl power" thing. Jeff asks her whether she's saying that "there are people here that absolutely do not deserve to be in the final five." Twila hesitates, so of course, that means, "Yes." Eliza makes a most unfortunate bitchface. "Just tell him what you feel, Twila," Chris says, with more impatience than I expected from a guy who's been better than that at keeping out of unnecessary spats, for the most part. "My personal opinion is, yes," Twila finally says. Eliza puts her hand up, all exasperated, saying, "It's me, by the way, in case anybody was wondering." Oh, please. Poor baby. You don't like her either, so bite it. Jeff reminds Twila that everyone knows she and Eliza don't like each other. Asked the same question, Eliza takes the obvious opportunity to make herself look gracious by lying that she thinks everyone deserves to be there. Which is the only right answer, and Twila totally biffed it by failing to come up with it on command. Eliza also emphasizes that this doesn't mean she likes the other people in the final five, or that there aren't "other people who are no longer in this game" a lot better. (That being your obligatory sap to Ami.)
Jeff asks Julie whether she's thinking about whom she wants to go to F4 with, and she says she is: "I feel like I know who I can trust and who I can't trust, or who cares about me or who doesn't care about me." "At this point," Jeff says "do you really think any of these other four care about you?" "Yeah," Julie says easily as Chris looks pained. "I know, in fact, that some do." Asked about tonight's vote, Chris says it's the toughest one yet. So that could cut either way, which is probably why he says it. In fact, he sadly proclaims that he will not enjoy casting this particular vote. Anyway, Eliza declines to give up her immunity (duh), so it's time to vote.