Tribal council. Jeff opens by asking Amanda how the merge has affected things, game-wise. Amanda says that it's "nice" to be with the other tribe, which is empty, as this sort of thing usually is. Jeff asks Peih-Gee how she feels about that, and Peih-Gee is like, "Hey, dumb-ass, obviously it's easy for her to say it's fun when her team has more people." Jeff proclaims J-R "a student of people," which: wow, apparently, Jeff Probst has really low standards for scholarship. A poker player is not automatically a "student of people," based on poker players I've known. A student of cigarettes, usually, and in many cases, a student of probability. Sometimes a student of people, and sometimes just good at cards. It's weird to me that Jeff finds J-R's ass so endlessly kissable, because I so do not. J-R chooses this moment to announce that, of all things, Courtney is a huge threat, because no one will perceive her as a threat, so she'll hang around until F3. Courtney calls him on this immediately, pointing out that it's rather absurdly transparent for J-R -- who received votes at the last tribal council and is on the record as hating Courtney -- to try to deflect votes from himself by suggesting that Courtney -- who can barely stand up -- is a big threat. He denies that this is what he was doing, saying that he was saying she's not a threat and therefore might win, which...is utterly idiotic, since a goldfish in a bowl wearing a blindfold and listening to an iPod would be able to tell that Courtney is right about what he's doing. James follows this up with a long speech about how he wishes J-R would just shut up occasionally instead of talking all the time. Oh, fantasies.
Jeff asks Peih-Gee whether she tried to find "cracks" in the Fei Long group, and she says that she obviously knew about some already (read, I suspect, "Courtney versus Jean-Robert"). Asked the same thing -- how to break in when there's a group bigger than yours -- Jaime says all you can do is try to find out whether there's someone people dislike enough to vote the person off.
Voting. Everybody votes, and Jeff comes back with the votes. Before he can read them, Jaime, with obvious sheepishness, says she has a question. "I found this at camp, lying on the floor," she says, "so I thought it might be...immunity?" She kind of makes a face, and you can tell she knows by now that it probably isn't, by the weak way she says it. Todd and James smirk. Jeff recites the rules of the immunity idol, and how it nullifies votes against you. And Jeff smirks, too, as he throws the plaque into the fire, treating Jaime with approximately as much contempt as he used on Osten when he quit the game. Jean-Robert, of course, finds this hysterically funny, as does James. And of course, Jaime is soundly voted out, which is exactly what would have happened to her had she not tried to play it, so it certainly didn't harm her, except that it put her in the middle of a storyline that only works if they try to make her look stupid. Jeff announces to the tribe when Jaime is gone that she was the first member of the jury, so good luck to those of them who chose to be loud and snorty. Good thing she's the stupid one, or it might look like the stupid ones were...some of you! But not! She's so stupid, what are the odds she even heard you?