So now, proving that Cirie is incorrect that he has some magic bond with Yau-Man, Jonathan has a discussion with Ozzy (what?) in which he says that they can boot Yau-Man off if that's the right thing to do, but Ozzy says he doesn't want that. WHAT? That's what Ozzy said around the fire! That he wanted! I DON'T UNDERSTAND. Get me a dictionary! I want a schematic diagram! If I press the up arrow and the Menu button, do I get Easter eggs? So then Jonathan suggests Parvati. And Ozzy suggests Eliza. Why does Ozzy think Jonathan would accept booting Eliza? Is there something we're not being told about Ozzy and Jonathan not actually being on warring alliances? At the very least, are these alliances not set in stone? Ozzy tells Jonathan that there's no point in voting for Parvati; that's just going to mean Yau-Man goes home, because "they will have numbers." I originally thought this was "then we'll have numbers," referring to his own alleged alliance, but he actually says "they will have numbers." Making "them," I suppose, Parvati-Amanda-James-Cirie -- a group in which Ozzy does not include himself. This is very confusing.
And then there's a discussion among Ozzy, James, Parvati, and Amanda, except that Ami is there. It's like every alliance is inviting a representative of the other alliances to listen in on their strategy session. Parvati tells Ozzy that Cirie wants Yau-Man out: "We have to vote with her." Ozzy shakes his head: "I'm voting for Eliza." Parvati says that Cirie wants Yau-Man, and then Ozzy says it: "We don't need Cirie." Which is absolutely true. This is where Cirie's entire strategy relies on people being idiots, because there's no way one person is that powerful. There are a million other ways for a vote to be arranged, other than These Four versus Those Four. Parvati insists that if they don't vote with Cirie, "she'll never trust us." "Who's she going to trust?" Ozzy asks. Like, for real. Now Cirie has alienated Jonathan and Yau-Man, at least. Where's she going? Amanda tells Parvati that she's not wild about having Cirie make the decision unilaterally, or about accepting that they always have to do whatever Cirie says, because who knows where that's going, down the line?
So Parvati and friends call Cirie over for a talk. With Ami there. I am confused; see above. Ozzy and James plead with her to vote off Eliza instead of Yau-Man, for the good of the team in challenges. But Cirie continues to insist that it's her way or the highway, because she's determined, at this point, simply to throw her weight around. There's no way that taking out Yau-Man this week is this important. It just isn't. James interviews that he's not crazy about Cirie's insistence on being the boss of everybody: "It feels like I'm in China again, messing with a bunch of dumb-asses." Oh, James. Being a legendary dumb-ass makes that a harder case for you to make.