Now Kathy and Zoe sit together and Kathy wants to "go over what happened yesterday." She says she was confused and wanted to know if there was an alliance among the Rotus to vote her off first after the merge. Zoe insists that there was not. Kathy wants to know, then, if an alliance was formed with the sole purpose of duping Rob, and Zoe claims that that was always her "intention." She says she tried to express that there was never any intention of voting Kathy off, and that they wanted to get Rotu back together. She's really a poor liar. Now there's someone I can call "shifty" and have no worries about. In a confessional Kathy tells us that Zoe lied to her; she thinks the Rotu alliance had definite plans to vote her off. She says Zoe has been lying since the beginning of the game and playing both sides, but Kathy "can't take that." We see her tell Zoe that whoever wins will win, but she won't be their pawn. She says she'll fight to figure out what's going on, but she's also wary of disrupting friendships. Zoe says she has the same concerns. Kathy tells us she was going to goad Zoe further, but she backed off because she wanted to make her feel guilty "for good negotiations," and she thinks she accomplished that. Kathy and Zoe link elbows and hold hands; they look intimate. And uncomfortable. As the camera pans away, we see that they've been sitting on a big pile of sharp-looking rocks. Kathy tells Zoe that she's happy they got through this difficult beginning, and that after they vote Sean off, they can work on their own relationships. Kathy then calls Zoe "sweetie," which I bet she doesn't hear too much. "Sweaty," maybe.
We -- through the mastery of underwater cameras -- are now permitted to cleanse ourselves metaphorically along with Kathy. She tells us she gets "empowered by those waterfalls," but we all know she gets empowered by anything. The fresh water is invigorating, she says, and she wanted to start a new day in a better direction. She looks so sad and tired and seems so earnest in this interview. There's definitely a huge gap between the way other people perceive Kathy, and the way she perceives herself. In any case, Paschal makes a big fuss out of jumping off a five-feet-high cliff into the water, and Kathy and John give him a score of 5.8, which I think is at least slightly inflated. Neleh giggles her way through a very childlike interview (which I find not one bit charming), about how the waterfall is "cold" and thus "cools [them] off." She insists that no one ever complains about going to the waterfall, and I wonder why she thinks we'd think anyone would complain about that. She says she's "ready to go again after [she] get[s] outta there." And I had no doubt Neleh was "go[ing]" in the waterfall, but she just confirmed it.