So J-R and James go out fishing together, and once they're out there, J-R asks James what he thinks about the idol. James plays dumb. Awesomely, J-R tells James, "You had to know I was going to figure it out sooner or later," as if he would have ever figured it out if Erik hadn't, you know, told his clueless ass exactly what was happening. When James wants to know who told, J-R insists that nobody told, because nobody could figure this out except him. Oh, Jean-Robert. You idiot. James continues insisting that not only does he not have two idols; he doesn't have any idols and has no idea what Jean-Robert is talking about. Man, this is...not a meeting of the minds, right here. J-R tells James that it's time to decide between working with J-R and being vanquished. That is all! All there is to it! Work with me or perish! James interviews that he might look dumb, but that he knows better than to try to work with Jean-Robert, who is patently untrustworthy. J-R wants to know what the deal is, and James tells him that when he finds two idols, he'll let J-R know. That's so...I mean, nobody's convincing anybody here. J-R is being stupid, but it's not like James is putting anything over on J-R either. It's lifeless, like a negotiation between two bundles of old newspapers.
So now, J-R continues making a jackass out of himself by interviewing that James is now "fair game" and having a summit with Todd in which he breathlessly reports the news that James is in possession of two immunity idols. Two! J-R tells Todd that the way he sees it, they should blindside James at tribal council, because he has both idols, but he won't play them if he doesn't know he's going. Say, that's a swell idea! Someone else should have thought of that. Todd now announces in an interview that he's "bothered" by having J-R come up with the same idea he already had, so now it's all on the table again. So let us review: if someone else comes up with the same idea you had, you must abandon your idea, because you must be the only person who has your idea. You might think it doesn't sound very smart, but my mom is very pleased that she never gets sweaters or jewelry for Christmas and gets only bricks and old bicycle tires. I am original.
Todd now meets with James and tells him that Jean-Robert is trying to get him punted. He explains that J-R is working with Erik, Peih-Gee, and Frosti, and thinks that Todd is with him, too, so he thinks James is going. But Todd proposes that they do in Jean-Robert instead. How dare anyone else try to have an idea! Asked whether they should tell Denise, James scoffs, "Hell, no," although it's not clear why that is at all. Amanda still wants to stick with getting rid of Peih-Gee and then getting rid of Jean-Robert next. She interviews that every time anyone talks to Todd, he changes his mind about what he wants to do. She is not so happy about the fact that he keeps wavering. She's very much correct that the more you keep changing the plan, the more vulnerable you make yourself. Courtney walks up, and they ask her whom she wants gone, clearly hoping they can get her to say she wants to boot J-R, they can then cast it as a favor when they do what they wanted to do anyway. Not playing along, Courtney shrugs and says that she doesn't really care; she'll do what they want to do. She interviews that, for no apparent reason, Todd switched the vote to Jean-Robert, so while she's pleased, it's not like she thinks they're doing it for her. Frosti wanders up, and they tell him the news as well. Courtney tells us that while she's going to enjoy it if people actually finally are ready to be rid of Jean-Robert, she can't help noting his position as "the Susan Lucci of tribal council" (heh), in that he keeps on getting votes and getting votes without actually being booted, so she'll believe it when she sees it. Good girl. James, meanwhile, says that he doesn't know whether to take the idols to tribal council or not, since he's hoping he won't have to use them. So he...won't take them? Even if he gets a terrible vibe at tribal council, which can certainly happen, he wants to be stuck without them? Not so smart, dude.