Lill's opening gets off to an irritating start, unsurprisingly: "My strategy from the beginning was just to be Lillian Morris." She's going to talk about herself in the third person quite a bit here, so get ready. She says that Lillian is kind. Also, she worked hard, sometimes when other people were still sleeping -- and I don't think anybody's ever denied that that's true. She says that three people told her they were going to take her to the final two, and all three eventually turned their backs on her. I'm assuming we're talking about Burton, Darrah, and...actually, I don't know who the last one is. She says her strategy was to work hard, be friendly, "do good by others, and just be Lillian." Eh. "Do good by others" is kind of...twee, if nothing else.
Jeff gives the jury a moment to think, so we can take a break for yet another commercial.
Back at tribal council, it's time for the jury to ask a question of Sandra and Lill. Jeff says that the idea is to "gain information," because he has never seen the show, and doesn't understand that the idea, in fact, is to get your last digs in. Duh, Jeff.
Ryan-O turns to Lill and asks her why, since she was out of the game for ten days, he should vote for her. I actually think that's a fair question, though not especially enlightening. Lill's answer, of course, is lame: she says that it wasn't easy being an Outcast, either. It's not that I think it would have mattered, but the right answer, I think, would have been that there were disadvantages from being out of the game, too -- resentment from her old tribe, trouble getting reestablished, and so forth. Rather than stressing that being gone was hard, she should have stressed that coming back was hard, if that makes sense.
To Sandra, Ryan-O asks whether she thinks that she "rode certain people's coattails." Again with the non-existent coattails argument. There are no coattails in Survivor, Ryan-O. No coattails. At all. Sandra denies that she rode anyone's coattails, because she knows he's talking about Rupert, and considering that Rupert came in eighth, she was apparently able to stay in the game without him. Damn straight, sister. If you've seen much of Sandra, I think you have to think she really doesn't require coattails. She knows what she's doing -- more, in fact, than Rupert does. Ryan-O looks slightly amused and impressed that Lill just handed his head to him, which is to his credit.