Janu returns in her little boat. She jumps off saying that it was "great," and when they ask how she did, she says that it took her a few hours to make fire, but that she did it, and they congratulate her and tell her she seems to feel better. She makes some thinly veiled comments about getting a break from everyone (they fall about five feet short of "I hate you all"), and they all tell her it sounds like she did great. She interviews, of course, that because people were nice to her now who were mean to her before, she concluded that it was "not nice."
A bit later, Steph talks to A-Jen about how Janu seemed to be happier upon her return. Without looking Steph in the eye, A-Jen purports to agree. Steph then interviews that there's an agreement to boot Janu, and Janu even seems to want that. "But for some reason," she says, "I have a feeling it's me." She comments that nobody went off to talk with her today. And then she gets even better confirmation when she goes to talk to Ian. She asks if he's still voting for Janu. He confirms that that's the plan. "I don't think so," she says plainly. "I don't think it is. I think it's me." Ian stands there and...kind of doesn't answer the question. Thus answering the question. ["I lost a little love for Ian in that moment. Also, nice poker face, buddy." -- Wing Chun] Steph interviews that nobody seems to want to talk about it, so she's feeling rather nervous heading out for the vote.
Evening. Tribal council. The team files in. Jeff welcomes the first member of the jury: Coby. Janu tries to smile at him, and looks...man, she does look creepy. It's the firelight, and how thin her face is. I cannot deny that pumpkin comparisons would not seem to be entirely without validity. Furthermore, it's interesting how Janu feels like Coby was her one true friend, when he was saying shortly before he left that he wanted to push her into the fire. At any rate, Jeff asks Janu how her night on the beach alone turned out. She tells him that she "did great": she got the fire started, and then she danced. Jeff talks about the magnitude of the accomplishment, and she talks about how she came back to the new day and so forth. Jeff points out that people waved and said "good luck" to her as she was leaving. "Did you buy it?" he asks. Ultimately, she says she didn't: "I'm sure that half of it was sincere, but the other half of it was, as they call it, 'the game.'" She finger-quotes this last part, because for good people, as for Yoda, there is no "game." And me without my special melodrama-reflecting glasses to keep me from going blind.