Scout votes for Julie, intoning seriously that she should "go back to [her] roots," whatever that means, and whatever the hell it has to do with being voted off Survivor. Shut up, Scout. Twila votes. Julie votes. Eliza votes for Twila with a big grin: "Twila, I have been waiting to vote you off since the day I met you. I cannot believe that, thirty-six days later, I'm finally getting this opportunity." And her grin is just way, way too big. That was just reeeeeeal bitchy for a girl whose ass would be long out of the game if not for, quite specifically, Twila. Chris goes up to vote, and we are led to believe that he is hesitating, even as he stands at the podium. "It's tough," he says, as he holds up his vote that we do not see. "I've got to play the game."
And now, the time has come for Jeff to read from the urn. Chris really does, unlike Eliza last week, look pretty unhappy about the voting. First vote, Julie. Second vote, Twila. Eliza smirks. Another vote for Julie. Another vote for Twila. So we are, indeed, down to Chris's vote. The fourteenth person voted off is...Julie. Which wipes the smirk right off of Eliza's face, that's for sure. Eliza's mouth drops open, and you know whom she's looking at? Ami, I do believe, whose approval she apparently still is seeking. And only then does she look over at Chris, who looks a lot more miserable than Eliza did last week. In fact, as Julie is snuffed, Chris stares at the ground, so he either feels like shit a little, or he wants everyone to think he does. I suspect it's a bit of both. Jeff reminds them that they're heading into the home stretch, and they all take off for camp.
In her exit interview, Julie is all unhappy, because she thought that she and Chris were close and so forth. My local station cuts off her interview before she gets to the end, so I probably miss the part where she's gracious and admits that she got outplayed by hooking herself to Ami's alliance, which then was not properly managed. Because if there's one thing that's common to all exit interviews, it's admission of your own role in your loss based on something other than an overdose of "integrity." ["Actually, she didn't say that, to her credit. She just said she was curious as to when exactly Chris decided not to vote for Twila after all." -- Wing Chun]
On Sunday: Who will win? Who will spout off? Who will give the most obnoxious jury speech? Somehow, I think I know the answer to the last one.