Stephen is annoyed with J.T. for not voting for Douche in order to gain his jury vote and starts plotting with Taj to possibly vote J.T. out next if he doesn't win immunity. But he does, nearly losing a spider-shaped obstacle course/puzzle to Erinn, who rallies hard to be kept in the game over Taj. Taj, on the other hand, thinks her alliance is unshakeable. Guess what? It isn't, she's voted out, and very hurt about it. That night, J.T. and Stephen immediately regret their decision when they're stuck with Erinn, who is giddy with shock at still being in the game and annoys them with her chatty ways. The next morning, though, Erinn and Stephen agree to take the other should one of them win the final immunity challenge. Then it's time for the boring fallen comrades tribute and the final immunity challenge, which is super lame and won by J.T., who now has to choose between Erinn, who he's sure to beat, and Stephen, who he swore to take to the Final Two. In the end, the fact is that he can't lose to either of them, so he picks Stephen. At the Final Tribal Council, J.T. and Stephen quickly turn on each other, with Debbie asking Stephen if he would have taken J.T. to the Final Two if he had won immunity and Stephen admitting that he probably wouldn't have. J.T. acts all wounded and sad about this, but not as much as Taj, who gives the standard "I'm so hurt" speech. Stephen says he saved Taj when J.T. wanted her gone, and it looks like Stephen and J.T.'s solid game-long friendship is over. Until we go to the live show, where a still-bearded Stephen and a clean-cut and very attractive J.T. seem pretty buddy-buddy. The votes are read, and it's unanimous for J.T. Not much of a surprise there, but then, there weren't many surprises this season so it's fitting.
Hooray! Only two more hours before this boring, intrigue-free season is over! Except then there's another hour of reunion, but it will be so Douchetastic that I'll probably kill myself and not have to watch it at all. Anyway! Probst kills three minutes recapping the season thus far, then re-introduces us to the Final Four. Erinn says she didn't come out here to gain the respect of her friends and family back home -- she came to win a million dollars, which is even better. Stephen is very impressed with himself for making it this far without having much in the way of physical or outdoor skills. Taj's plan is to stay under the radar and make everyone think she's a nice person, but "if I have to smile in your face and stab you in the back, I'm sorry, that's the name of the game, I'ma do it." Except if it's done to her, in which case she gets all hurt and stuff (spoiler alert!). Last up is J.T., who says he's not a stupid countryboy -- he's a hard worker, a good physical competitor, and he has a great social game. He just pretends to be a stupid countryboy.
And then it's Night 36 at Camp Forza. There is much subdued rejoicing over being the Final Four and Douche being gone. Stephen says they each have a one in four shot at a million dollars. "Say it louder!" Taj says. Stephen starts saying it again, but he isn't any louder so he's interrupted by J.T. Stephen then exchanges the most awkward high-five ever with Taj. J.T. interviews that he kept his promise to Douche and voted for Erinn, and "everything's going as planned." Basically, he gets to take Douche out of the game while looking honest and true in order to win his jury vote. Kind of like what Taj and Erinn did when Sierra was voted out. Stephen says he looked bad in front of the entire jury by betraying Douche, while J.T. came off smelling like a rose. A rose that's been outside for the past thirty-nine days, but a rose nonetheless. J.T. says they don't know who voted for Erinn and who voted for Douche, to which Stephen says, "oh, yeah, right." Stephen interviews that J.T. voted for Douche for both personal and strategic reasons. Now J.T. looks like a loyal ally 'til the end and Stephen looks like a backstabber. Stephen worries that he's going to "come off" as a villain (not sure if he means in front of the jury or if he's worried about getting the evil edit when the show airs, in which case he needn't have feared because Douche took everyone's camera time away so we really don't know much about anyone else and never will). J.T. looks pretty satisfied with himself, and Stephen wonders who the best person to take to the Final Two is.