Sure enough, Matty's talking strategy on the boat. He wants Sugar gone, and tells Ace that if he, Crystal, and Ken vote for her then Ace won't have to stab her in the back, as if Ace cares about that. Poor Matty is assuming that Ace made a promise to Sugar not to vote her out and that sticking to that promise is important to him, because that kind of a promise is important to Matty. That's why Matty sucks at this game. Matty says with Sugar gone, he and Ace will make it to the merge easily. Ace still doesn't want to vote for Sugar, so Matty says that if Ace wants an alliance with him, he needs to do something to show Matty he can trust him. How is voting out your closest ally a sign of trustworthiness, exactly? Matty says they have to either get rid of Sugar or her idol. "But we have the idol in her pocket," Ace says, always obsessed with pockets and things being in them. Also, he clearly doesn't understand the rules of the idol. Sugar having it does not necessarily mean that you have it, and even if she did give it to you, you can only use it once. And only one person can use it. "Don't you see the logic of that?" Ace asks. "Yeah, I see that logic," Matty says. What logic? There is no logic. That boat is a logic-free zone, and has been ever since Matty and Ace used it to get up close and personal with a wild elephant. Sure enough, Matty does a complete 180 and suddenly, he's all about keeping Sugar and voting Crystal out next. You know, if Ace wasn't so overly confident, he'd say he was all for Matty's plan to vote Sugar out and then tell Sugar about it, have her use the idol, and then he and Sugar would basically choose who to vote out next. And Matty wouldn't hold it against him since he told Ace not to vote for Sugar in the first place.
Back on shore, Crystal and Ken stare at Matty and Ace in the boat, knowing full well what they're talking about. Ken says now is the time to blindside Ace, and Crystal very much agrees. Ken asks Crystal if she trusts him completely. She says she does. Ken says he'll talk to Sugar. As Matty and Ace return back on dry land, Crystal tells us that Ace is the devil and is tricking Matty into doing his bidding, so Ace has to go.
And over at the Kota picnic, Randy is charming the pants off of everyone by saying that the best part of this picnic is that Fang isn't getting it, and they're probably out of rice, too. A man walks up, saying excuse-moi, which the show helpfully translates for us as "excuse me." I never would have known otherwise. He hands the contestants a packet of letters from home, which they are thrilled to receive. Susie's letter is from one of her kids, and from what I can read of it, it looks like the kid doesn't get along very well with her father, and even blames him for failing to keep up the garden. Such drama going on at Susie's house! Meanwhile, Randy appears to be holding some letters, but I cannot, for the life of me, imagine who or what they're from. Randy has no family he speaks to, according to his bio. He has a dog, but dogs can't write letters. Also, that dog is dead, which makes it even less likely to have written him a letter. Then again, we don't actually see him actually reading any letters. Maybe he didn't get any, but is that possible? Could he really be that alone? I mean, even serial killers get visitors in jail.