Later, as dark clouds roll in, Steph refers to it as "like, a Jersey storm." I'm not sure I know what that means, but...all right. Maybe it does something to your eyebrows. Would explain a lot. Lydia and Danni pound corn. Judd comments that you never know at this point in the game how people might turn on each other with everybody "scouring all over the place." You can't trust people when they're cleaning, that's for goddamn sure. Judd adds that Lydia is untrustworthy because she's so adrift, so "she's gotta go." He also mentions that Gary has been going all over the place "trying to get anybody on his damn side." It seriously is like Gary is trying to win. How dare he, you know? You'd think he could at least lie down and take it.
Tribal council. Bobby Jon and Jamie stroll in to sit in the jury box, and Bobby Jon does a most unfortunate "word" gesture with his arms, as if he just got here from the Def Jam. And he really cannot pull that off at all. Judd tries for a little chest-thump with his fist, as if he has all this great love for the boys. As soon as Jeff has everyone seated, he starts in about the pot-smashing challenge and the "hostility" between Steph and Lydia over how much food Steph had eaten. Basically, Lydia says that she had a sense that Steph might win -- presumably because of her suck-up minions -- and Lydia didn't think that was the right outcome. She says it's "nothing personal, but this time, I want to eat." Jeff gets all up in Lydia's face about how ridiculous it is to say it's not personal. "It's very personal!" he says rudely. Lydia points out, still being as diplomatic as she can, that Stephenie is well-liked by the group, and that people tend to bring her along on rewards. I'm not sure I agree with that, other than Judd letting her sit at the big-kids' table, but I think Lydia's point is more that whoever won probably would have taken Steph, and if it were Rafe or Judd, I'm sure she's right. Lydia repeats that although Steph was upset when they got back to camp, it was just a matter of Lydia's wanting a chance to get some food in her belly.
Jeff asks Lydia who's "running the camp," and Lydia points out that everyone seems to look up to Stephenie. Steph makes a disgusted face. Lydia says that Steph has played before, and that to her, it looks like Steph is "running the show." Jeff picks the scab by noting that Steph looks like she hates hearing this. Which I'm sure she does, because it makes her a target. Steph -- changing the subject so hard and so randomly that I almost get whiplash -- says that the fact that she put a stop to the talk about how often she gets to eat doesn't mean she's running anything. Which was obviously not Lydia's point. My favorite part is where she says, "If you've got something to say, say it to my face, otherwise, I don't want to hear it anymore." So...wait. You can say it directly to her? Because Lydia did say it directly to her, and that's when she got pissed off. Moreover, if she's actually suggesting she can tell you what conversations you can have with other people when she's not around, you know...that's what makes people think you're trying to run things, there, Steph.