Tom gives up here, saying that James is living in his own world where people's words mean different things than they do in Tom's world. "This is unbelievable," Stephenie says, like anyone asked for her opinion. Probst certainly didn't, as Stephenie is not a man. Colby is a man, so Probst asks him if the tribe's discord on Day 6 is "alarming." Colby says it's early in the game for people to start being more concerned about saving themselves than saving the team as a whole. Not when you're playing with Cirie, it isn't! Probst finally talks to Stephenie, asking if she's worried that the fact that she played with Tom in the past will count against her. Stephenie says she is, but reminds the group that during the Palau season, Stephenie was in an opposing tribe for most of the game and Tom "cut [her] throat" after the merge. Well, not really, but whatever you have to say to convince everyone that you and Tom aren't in an alliance even though Tom pretty much just proved that you were by speaking up on your behalf. Probst then asks Cirie how she can "deflect" the fact that she played the game with James and Amanda. I think she should answer "by not being the guy walking around screaming 'one voice' at everyone or the girl who came in second place two seasons in a row like a dumbass," but she doesn't. She just says that Amanda cut her throat like Tom cut Stephenie's while Amanda makes yet another poor me pity face.
For her part, Amanda says that she's "legitimately concerned" that her new glasses won't make her look as smart as she's hoping they will. Oh, and also that people will think she's in an alliance with people she played the game with before. She says she knows her name has been bounced around as a possible boot, which makes her nervous. All she can do is hope she put her trust in the right people. Yes, people like Mr. ONEVOICE, Permanently Disabled Rupert, Unintelligible J.T., Jedi Mind Trick Cirie, and Anonymous Candice. And yet, Amanda somehow makes it to the end every single time! I don't know how, but I am impressed. In fact, while I don't want Stephenie to be voted out tonight (especially after James's behavior did nothing but put me firmly in Camp Stephenie, Colby, and Tom), I also don't want Amanda to go home yet because a big part of me is really hoping she makes it to the end again and loses again. It's like a Survivor tradition. Rupert, on the other hand, can go home ANYTIME.