Out in the water, Colby has a chat with Hatch. Colby says that Ethan asked if he was being voted out tonight. "I told him, 'I can't tell you you're going home tonight, but I can't tell you you're not, either.'" He goes on to claim that he told Ethan that Ethan was just so dominating in challenges that nobody wants to compete with him long-term. Hatch laughs nervously, saying that he guesses he'll have to go with Colby, because it would be more logical, after all, for Colby to take out Ethan than Hatch.
Meanwhile, Lex approaches Kathy. "It's Richard," he whispers. "Why'd it change?" she says. "What, to Richard?" She's not that happy to hear that this was an idea cooked up by Colby and Ethan. Because seriously, who would want to go up against a pairing of Colby and Ethan? I totally agree with that. Lex stresses that he's wanted to get Hatch out for a long time, and that's obviously very true. Kathy tells Lex that she is okay with voting out Hatch, but she thinks they need to have a close eye on that sneaky Colby. Shii Ann snots in an interview that they had all agreed to boot Ethan originally when Ethan and Jerri joined the tribe: "And all of a sudden, Lex is coming up to me and Kathy and telling us it's Richard." She pauses. "Richard? Richard Hatch?" she asks incredulously. As if! Seriously, Shii Ann should go home now, because this adoration she has of Hatch is way out of hand. It's like she was recruited from his fan club. If she wasn't prepared to vote off people who'd won before, what the fuck is she doing there? I found that moment immensely irritating. ["Agreed. Shii Ann is useless." -- Wing Chun] She tells Kathy that she thinks it's a mistake to take out Richard: "Who do we have then? Just you and me." Apparently because she assumes that Colby, Ethan, and Lex all have an alliance with Jerri. Which may be true, but why does she assume that keeping Hatch makes her any safer? I don't know; they agree to think about it more. I'm going to have to think about it more, too, because I'm totally confused.
Jerri has a talk with Kathy, trying to get a feel for whether she's open to any other options besides the booting of Richard. She tells her that if they're interested in voting out Colby, Jerri's in. She interviews that there's "some revenge involved," and then we see her tell Kathy that she really doesn't want to be screwed over by the same guy who did it to her in Australia. Kathy claimed that what bothers her is that "the decision wasn't unilateral," by which she means "the decision was unilateral." In other words, she wishes that everyone had been consulted. And in truth, they were consulted, because nobody controls your vote but you, and you don't usually get the chance to have huge group meetings without arousing suspicion, so this is how it works. Two guys decide they want to do something, and then they go out and try to convince other people to do that, too. I think Kathy's overreacting a little bit to this aspect. "Colby didn't come to all of us, he just went up there and made that decision." Well, right. Because if Colby comes to all of you, it's going to be obvious what's going on; you take your opportunities to communicate where you find them. I think they're looking for the plotting to be way too warm and fuzzy. They agree to think about it more and talk about it more as necessary.