Troy realizes that his alliance is for shit after Jay gets voted out, and he lashes out at Christina in particular and women in general. Remember early in the season when we all thought he was a sexist pig, but then he kind of won us over? Turns out he really is a sexist pig.
Reward Challenge: Survivor Auction. Kim is the big winner, getting a shower and peanut butter and chocolate. Alicia and Tarzan use all their money to get letters from home. Troy saves up his money and wins an advantage in the next immunity challenge, despite the women's alliance urging Christina to use all her money to get it first. Kat wins a mystery auction that turns out to be a strawberry cake to be shared by the whole tribe.
After the challenge, Troy looks for an Immunity Idol and fakes finding one to fool the women. Kim says that they should all go look also, even though they're not even sure that there is another idol out there. Everyone agrees, but no one seems to actually look besides Kim.
Immunity Challenge: It's one of those multi-round amalgams of previous challenges. In the first round, they have to untie knots to uncover a ring. The first three to finish are Kim, Christina and Tarzan, so they join Troy in the next round. The second round is bouncing coconuts off a trampoline to take out targets. Tarzan and Troy move on to the finals, where they have to use a slingshot to get three in a row on a wall of targets. Troy wins and rubs it in the women's faces. They just laugh at him.
At Tribal Council, the women call out Troy for being a dick and he doesn't back down. Then Troy lays out his entire plan, which is to convince Tarzan, Leif, Alicia and Christina to join him and get rid of the four-woman alliance of Chelsea, Kim, Kat and Sabrina. In the end, the women split their votes between Leif and Tarzan (why? Not sure) and Tarzan and Leif vote for Kim, so Leif goes home.
It's Night 23 and the tribe just voted out Jay. As they walk back into camp, Sabrina notes that she knew Troy had the Idol. Troy interviews that he knows that he's next in line. As they all sit around, Sabrina says, "It is what it is" which means nothing and is obviously intended to break up an awkward silence. Christina tries to convince Troy that it's a compliment (that they're going to vote him out, I guess?) and Troy confronts Christina about lying to him, saying that she never intended to vote for anyone but Jay. Christina avoids answering, but Troy keeps pushing her to admit that she lied. Someone across the fire (Chelsea? Kim?) tells Troy to stop attacking Christina and Troy goes from zero to sixty and starts yelling. Alicia, never one to avoid a chance to wobble her head and wave her finger at someone, jumps into the fray and exchanges a few nonsense words with Troy until they both sort of peter out. Troy says that Christina's non-answer is all the answer he needs. Troy interviews that he's fired up and plans to fight harder now that he knows there is no team left. Yes, because Survivor has always been a game of teams. I think a team of three can win? Something like that.
The next morning, Troy goes to Chelsea and complains about how many useless people are left and how he deserves to stay longer than them. Do these people understand juries and how this game is played? Obviously not. Troy's argument should be about how he won't get any jury votes, because that might actually convince them to keep him around. Instead, his argument seems to be, "I have played this game really well and made friends, so take me to the finals, where the jury will vote for me, since I am more deserving."
Troy complains that the women want him to be happy that he's getting voted out now and he won't. Chelsea tells him that he should follows Jonas's example, since Jonas worked his ass off around camp and still got voted out, but "took it like a man." I'm annoyed by Chelsea's insistence that only men can take things well and that people who don't take things well are essentially women. I'm also annoyed by Chelsea's insistence that anyone who's not her or in her alliance needs to roll over and be steamrolled and not complain about it. That said, Troy's method is not the greatest either. Here's Troy's view on the world: he thinks that once women get food and shelter, they realize that they don't need men anymore and kick them out. Troy -- what did your mommy do to you, dude? Or your first wife? Some woman somewhere done him wrong and now he's going to punish all women everywhere for it. Starting tonight.