While James adjusts his huge leg brace, J.T. interviews that "logically," he should vote James out tonight, but he's trying to prove his loyalty to James, Rupert, and Amanda, and that would be impossible if he sided with Colby and Tom again. Um ... sorry, J.T., but you sort of burned that bridge when you sided with them the first time. It makes no sense to then defect back to the alliance you just screwed over, because now you'll have pissed off and lied to every single person in your tribe and they'll all know it. Rupert walks up to Amanda and says that Candice is trying to get rid of James because he's weak. He thinks that if they're voting according to strength, then Candice should be the next to go. Even though Rupert himself just said that he was the weakest person in the tribe because of his broken toe. Amanda wants Tom to go before Candice, but they're both worried about J.T.'s loyalty. Why are they even considering J.T. as a loyal ally at all at this point? It makes no sense. J.T., meanwhile, agrees with Candice that it makes more sense to get rid of James. He says he and Candice are "in control" on this game right now as they are both crucial swing votes. Meanwhile, Amanda continues to fret about whether or not J.T. is on their side. "J.T. cannot cross us," Rupert growl-mutters, like, hasn't J.T. done that once before already? And yet, you're still relying on him for votes? Amanda interviews that she knows this is stupid, but she's still forced to count on J.T.'s vote tonight, because it's easier to do that than, say, actually do something remotely strategic like get together with Tom and Colby to vote J.T. out, since neither alliance can truly trust him and they both run the risk of being screwed over by his whims.
J.T. and Candice then meet with Tom and say they're going to side with him and vote James out, because that's obviously what's best for the tribe. Tom interviews that he knows he's in danger tonight, but hopeful that things will work out at Tribal Council. Again, he's relying on J.T. to keep his word rather than teaming up with the other alliance to get rid of him. J.T. then tells Rupert that he's voting Tom out tonight. "I'm with you. We're together," J.T. assures him. Tom and Colby, meanwhile, meet and discuss how J.T. said he's on their side. Colby then talks to J.T., who agrees with him that James should be voted out tonight. Colby interviews that everyone is counting on J.T. for a vote because he's "wishy-washy" and "flip-flops" to get the best possible advantage for himself in the game. "If he's making deals with everyone in this posse, I can guarantee that that will come back to bite him," Colby says. Not like he or anyone else in his tribe will actually move to make that happen -- they'll just hope someone else does the hard stuff for them.