To my surprise, Stacy takes Earl aside and totally snows him, telling him how she has no hard feelings, knows she's going, and so forth. Earl interviews that she was "going down with dignity" and so forth. No! No, no! Don't believe her! Earl tells Stacy how much he respects the fact that she's taking it so well. No, no! I have to say, I'm a little surprised that he didn't spot this in the offing. ["I love Earl but...serves him right for being that guy who talks about 'going down with dignity.'" -- Joe R]
Elsewhere, Yau Man says to "Dreamz," "So I guess we're voting out Stacy tonight?" "Dreamz" agrees, but he is the worst liar in history. Yau Man interviews that although the plan is to get rid of Stacy, he's watching very carefully to see what's going on. I hope so! Think, Yau Man, think! "Dreamz" says to Yau Man, "Yau? You changed a man's life." It's way, way, WAY more of a "so you can still feel good, even though you're losing" speech than he should be giving. Yau Man thanks "Dreamz" for making the deal, and watches his reaction closely. "Dreamz" tells Yau Man that he knows Yau Man's strategy is to take him out "at three." At three? Doesn't he mean at four? Oh, "Dreamz." You are so frequently confused. As he talks in an interview about never really knowing for sure what's going to happen, we watch him watching Stacy's face. Yau Man goes and sits next to Earl on a rock -- about a foot from Boo's head, interestingly -- and says, "I have bad vibes." Earl shakes him off, just like Tim Robbins in Bull Durham. Shakes him off, shakes him off, shakes him off again. Don't believe him, Yau Man! He's nice, but not as wily as you!
Tribal council. Seats are taken, and Jeff brings in the jury. Alex totally looks like he needs a noogie. Get on that, Mookie! Jeff talks about what happened at the reward challenge. In explaining it, "Dreamz" refers to himself as "a great man of [his] word," which makes Alex and Edgardo laugh particularly hard -- Mookie, I'm sure, is in on this as well. "Dreamz" says that he intends to make sure that he wins immunity and gives it to Yau Man at that point. Jeff asks Yau Man what he's expecting. Yau Man says that he expects "Dreamz" to keep his word, but he knows that in making that deal, he made himself a target in this round and the next round. Yau Man adds that the other part is that Yau Man knows "Dreamz" needs a car. "That's my big heart, I let him have the car," he adds with a chuckle. Alex makes a "whatever" face, even though Yau Man totally made it clear that the strategy was primary and the charity was secondary. Alex finds everyone else so pathetic from his spot over there where he CAME IN SEVENTH.