Jim runs around to try to align the forces against Semhar. He breaks it to John that the vote tonight is between him and Semhar, and John, master Survivor strategist that he is, never saw this coming. Jim, who obviously knows more about this game and human behavior in general than John does, says Ozzy is probably trying to see how much pull he has with his tribe right now and if he can convince them to vote his way. John says one of his weaknesses, among many, is his crippling insecurity. Which is why it's such a good idea to go on a show like this. Because it doesn't play with your self-esteem at all. He says it was "heart-breaking" to find out that he could be voted out first even though he's supposedly such an expert on this show that surely he would have known that there's always going to be one person who is voted out before everyone else. He says he is now in "high-alert paranoia mode" and "really depressed" about the fact that he might be the first person to be voted out even though he truly adds nothing to the tribe. John says he can't believe he would be the first person to go when his tribe has people like Mark, Semhar, and "all these girls" who would be a better choice to vote out instead. Yeah, because people like "all these girls" never go far in this game, right? Except for, like, that 50% of the time they seem to win. They certainly do, statistically, get a lot further in this game that people like John. Anyway, John doesn't seem to do much by way of politicking to save himself (not even looking around for the immunity idol!), and the self-proclaimed Survivor expert just sits around moping while everyone else packs up to leave for Tribal Council.
The pathetic tribe that is Savaii arrive at Tribal Council. Probst does his speech, then opens by asking Dawn if Redemption Island is on her mind. Dawn says it is, and she wonders if her tribemates are prepared, mentally, for that aspect of the game. She says it's tough enough trying to survive with eight people to help, let alone what it must be like out there alone. Probst, of course, asks her how tough the first three days have been, and without hesitation Dawn tells him and the rest of her tribe what a mess she was at just Day Two. She says it's been hard to be away from everything she knows and she "lost confidence." "You lost a lot of confidence in yourself," Probst nods like he's a therapist and not a cheesy game show host. Dawn says it was tough for a while, but now she's back on track and feeling much better.