Meanwhile, Jonathan breaks the news to Yul that JessiFlicka is kind of half-assing the whole thing about voting as part of an alliance in the first place. Not good news, of course, not that these two guys have gotten much good news lately.
But interestingly, Cao Boi is busy telling Flicka that, in fact, Jonathan is right that the priority now is making it to the merge. "I don't want to be picked off," JessiFlicka says, sadly shaking her head. "They're playing bad." Cao Boi says. "You're not part of the crowd. I'm not part of the crowd, period. We're just stuck in this...like, I don't know." Oh, see? Asian, schmasian -- they're going to bond now because they both think that being different from everyone makes them superior to everyone. As we've been discussing with regard to various contestants, race is one way people identify with each other, but it sure isn't the only one. JessiFlicka asks Cao Boi what they do now. Amazingly, she gives an interview in which she says she's unhappy about being "wrapped up in this whole drama." That's just disingenuous right there. "I can't believe it! I came on a TV show, and there's all this drama." They're not going to put it on TV if you're all sitting around at the library together, Flicka. As to how she actually intends to cast her vote, Flicka says that, on the one hand, she knows about numbers, but on the other hand, she likes Cecilia. What to do, what to do. Jonathan interviews that he sees two ways to play -- "I like you, so I'm not going to vote for you," or "Sorry, I like you, but I've got to vote for you, because I want to go further." Give that actor a hand! He says he just doesn't know yet how he did convincing JessiFlicka, and that he won't know until the vote.
Tribal council. The group files in. Presumably, the Aitu and Raro members who haven't been here before get fire, but that part isn't shown, because apparently they have enough interesting stuff not to show the boring stuff. Jeff, unsurprisingly, wants to discuss the merge. Or the semi-merge, or the preliminary merge, or whatever. Did the ethnic divisions have anything to do with the way the merge happened? Jonathan says that he doesn't really think so. He claims to be happy about the way the merge happened, and while he would undoubtedly be happy to dish drama if he had any, I think he really doesn't think the race business as been a big part of recent events. Jeff turns to Sundra, asking her about being the only Hiki member who came to the new Aitu. She says that the position she's in can be thought of either as "vulnerable or valuable," which is a pretty good way to put it. It's the "you're dispensable and have no friends" angle versus the "swing vote" angle. She says she just goes with her gut. I think I've had about enough gut-going to last me an entire season. I hope Billy built that toilet.