Back at the beach, Erik wanders around triumphantly while Natalie asks Parvati and Cirie if she's the one going home tonight. "Probably," Cirie says. She's disappointed, too, since Erik "worked us all like cheap suits." Okay, Cirie, I love you and all, but you messed that phrase up. It's either "all over me like a cheap suit" or "folded like a cheap suit." I actually thought it was "wear like a cheap suit," but a google search produced few matches for that and many matches for the other two terms. There were no matches for "work like a cheap suit." Amanda appears beside Parvati, and everyone tells her about how Erik told them all the same thing. Parvati says it's too bad he has that immunity necklace so they can't vote him out for such deceitful behavior. Pause. "I wonder if he would give Nat his necklace?" Cirie says. That's right, my girl Cirie said it! She is the MASTER! ALL BOW DOWN TO THE WILL OF CIRIE. But that comes later. For now, Cirie tosses the suggestion aside with a "probably not, huh?" But the seed has already been planted, and Amanda waters it by encouraging Natalie to talk Erik into giving her the necklace. "Work your magic! You can convince him to give it to you!" she says. Natalie says there's no way he'd go for it; it wouldn't benefit him to give the necklace away. Amanda says she could tell Erik it would redeem him in the eyes of the jury, none of whom are going to vote for Erik right now. That's pretty shaky, so Cirie must step in with something solid: Natalie should tell Erik that if he gives her the necklace, he will be redeemed AND Natalie, Cirie, and Erik will vote for Amanda. Natalie has her doubts: "who would fall for that? Like, I feel stupid listening to you guys right now." For real. Natalie is almost likeable this week with lines like that. "Ozzy, Jason, and Erik," Parvati answers. "You're good at this, Nat," Amanda says. What proof do they have that Natalie is good at convincing anyone of anything? The last time she tried to convince Erik to do something, he sent Parvati to Exile and took Amanda with him on the reward. Natalie says she'll give it her all because she has no other choice, but "this is just ridiculous." It is, and that's what makes it so great. Natalie says she'll tell Erik that Cirie is down with voting for Amanda. Cirie adds the important finishing touch: the only way she'll go along with them is if Erik shows he can be trusted by giving Natalie the necklace. "I have to see him save you to believe that he'll vote Amanda because of all the stuff he's been saying -- perfect!" Cirie says. Parvati thinks it could work and probably likes that she's not involved in this at all. This week is all about Parvati getting some R and R! Cirie says their success all depends on how good Natalie is with her mouth.
Episode Report CardSara M: A+ | 1110 USERS: B+
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