Elsewhere, Jonathan fairly stupidly argues to Ami and Eliza that they might knock out Parvati with four votes, if the other group is split between Yau-Man and Eliza. Eliza straightens him right out, correctly saying that they're going to settle on something: "They're not that stupid." Seriously, I am shocked that a guy this smart is using this as his plan. Gotta think of something else, dude. Get Yau-Man with you, and tell Ozzy and James you'll vote with them against Eliza, and then Ozzy gets Amanda, and Parvati gets told to suck an egg...something else. Preferably something where Parvati gets told to suck an egg, because...awesome. Because this split-vote thing will not happen, and that's not a spoiler -- that's "common sense."
Tribal council. Jeff asks Jonathan how much it sucks to be back there. They all talk about how hard the loss was, and Jeff asks whether Airai deserves some respect for the win. James says that they do: he thinks they're hungrier, and that Malakal has so much going for them that they're "soft." Well, Parvati sure is! (Sorry.) Jeff asks Yau-Man whether he knows what the problem is as to why they've lost some, and he says that they really just have to drive themselves hard for the victory. Jeff asks Jonathan about, basically, long game and short game, asking whether it's a team game or an individual game. Of course, it's always an individual game, but Jonathan can't resist biting on what Jeff is offering, saying that some people are trying to keep the tribe strong -- which is still mercenary, of course, because the point is not to get trounced at the merge -- while others are already playing like it's close to the end, taking out people who are threats and trying to "take control of the game." Cirie is understandably eye-rolly; Jonathan's not wrong that she's looking at individual threats over avoiding Pagonging too early, but he's saying it totally wrong in a way that's playing into the same asshole morality stuff that makes Jonathan so crazy when people do it to him.