Albert pulls Rick and Sophie aside and tells them that he knows they've talked about Edna being the sixth member of their alliance, but she's useless in challenges, so useless that they had her sit out the challenge today. It's true: even if you buy Coach's line that Mikayla failed in the challenge, at least she competed. And she's done great at some previous challenges. Albert interviews that he's concerned that Edna is sharp and smart and he tells the others that, come the merge, Edna's going to know she's the sixth person in the alliance and might be desperate enough to make a move against them and join the opposition. Albert is smart. Rick agrees with that assessment and Sophie does too, but points out that they need to now convince Brandon and Coach.
Sophie and Albert try Brandon first. Albert talks about how the alliance of five people kind of happened organically but then Edna was brought in artificially (I don't know what he's talking about other than maybe saying that Coach thrust Edna into the alliance whereas the first was more of a group decision). Brandon totally agrees, plus he thinks Edna is sneaky and scheming. He stops just short of saying, "Look, I mean, she is Asian." Except he would probably say Oriental. Or something even more offensive. So suddenly Brandon, who hated Mikayla the temptress, is perhaps willing to vote Edna out. But then, Brandon spouts spouting some of his religious stuff, and said that he has to stick to his word, and his word was that he wouldn't vote any of the original alliance out if there were non-alliance members available to dispatch. Sophie interviews that Brandon actually likes Mikayla more now and doesn't consider her "the whore of the tribe" (Sophie flaps her hands around here to indicate that she doesn't think Mikayla's a whore), but still won't keep her around over Edna, and he's nuts. You're just figuring that out, Sophie?
Albert and Sophie discuss how you can't talk strategy with Brandon because he always starts crying after five minutes. Heh. So they approach Coach and suggest ditching Edna. Coach has been WAITING for this moment and he delivers a monologue about how HE lost the challenge today. Finally! Someone pointed out that Coach didn't hit any targets either! Oh, wait. That's not what he meant. He meant that HE lost the challenge because of a failure in coaching, because Mikayla wouldn't take his advice. I really, really, really, really wish either Albert or Sophie would point out that Coach did the same as Mikayla. But they don't. Anyway, Coach goes on to deliver an incredibly sexist and creepy speech about how Edna will do whatever he tells her to, including following Ozzy around, even when he takes a shit, she would do it. Albert points out that Edna could be playing them all, and just faking her loyalty. Coach doesn't believe it, and says he would rather take useless Edna into challenges than willful Mikayla. I have a hard time believing that Coach would make the same speech about two men, and now I'm starting to understand why Coach always coached women's soccer teams. He's a paternalistic, sexist bastard. Anyway, Albert interviews that Coach isn't dumb to keep Edna around, since she seems to be in his pocket, but it's not good for the whole tribe or for Albert specifically.