Caryn says that she has been noticing more strategizing ever since that last tribal council. Jeff asks her if she thinks she'll go tonight, and she says she wouldn't be overwhelmingly surprised. She admits that while you like to think you know what's up, you don't always. Jeff now asks Tom about his leadership role. He has rocked the challenges...was that on purpose? Tom says it wasn't, and that, in fact, he intended to hang back somewhat and "hide behind being a little bit older than the crowd." But for the tribe's sake, he "revealed [his] hand," and he hopes they don't hold it against him. Good luck with that, dude. Nothing like counting on the honor of people in a game that might as well be called Chutes and Backstabbing.
Does Ian want to give immunity to anyone else? He is not an idiot. He does not. Jeff sends them off to vote. Caryn goes first. Then Tom. Then Ian, who holds up his vote and says, "You're one of the fiercest competitors I've ever met. My heart hurts to watch you go." Aw. Mine, too. Jen votes. Steph votes. Katie votes: "This is absolutely nothing personal; I'm just voting with the rest of the tribe." Gregg votes. Jeff goes off to tally.
When Jeff comes back, the first vote is for Caryn. Then Steph, Steph, Steph, and Steph, so that will do it. And it really, really looks like she knew that was coming. She goes over and is snuffed, and then she scurries off, before -- I think -- she can start crying. There are some very sad faces, because everybody knows that was a cool girl. They're not feeling all "haaaa-ha" about it, the way they usually do. Jeff calls it "relatively speaking, another easy vote," in that Steph was the last of the Ulong. Now, they're down to six original members of Koror, so there's no choice but to start eating each other. So go back to camp, and sharpen those canines! They go.
Steph is very much at peace in her exit interview, talking about what a great time she had, and how proud she is of how well she did. As she should be. I will miss you, Miss Stephenie. You were a princess among dinks.
Next week: intrigue! Something dreadful! Tom and Ian worry about Katie's loyalty. Caryn tries to capitalize. I continue wanting to beat up Coby whenever I look upon the jury.