The final four return to camp as Cochran interviews that he's definitely taking Sherri to the finals because she's not going to get any votes from the jury, but he has to decide between Dawn and Eddie. Then Cochran goes on a rant about how "it's lonely at the top" but I think (I hope?) he's kidding. He does start laughing.
Hey, Dawn's crying again! Because she and Cochran made it so far. And he has to reassure her again that he's locked in. Like he's going to tell her if he's not? Does she really expect that, given her mental instability, Cochran would be honest wit her about any doubts? Anyway, Cochran and Eddie have a chat in the jungle where Eddie tries to assure Cochran that he won't beat Dawn but he would beat Eddie, because Dawn will cry and play the mother card. Cochran isn't sure the jury will fall for her bullshit, but Eddie thinks they will. Eddie points out that he's an idiot who had no strategy, so no one will reward him. At least he's self-aware, although he doesn't actually believe that, so not that self-aware.
Then comes the greatest moment of the episode where Eddie explains what he would do if he won the million. He wants to open a kennel/doggie daycare that is also a bar. So you can drop off your dog and go drink? That might actually work. Although they would have the problem of people getting drunk and going home without their dogs, but I guess then you get to charge them the kennel fee. Anyway, Eddie loves dogs and bars, so that's his dream. He is a simple guy.
They head to Tribal Council and Erik joins the jury. I guess he's alive? We don't really get an update but he looks much better. Probst asks Cochran to recap what happened to Erik, so he does. Probst wants to know if it opened a door for Eddie, and Eddie says that it did because he thinks Erik, Dawn, and Sherri probably would have been final three otherwise. Dawn doesn't deny this. Cochran says that on the one hand, Erik leaving helps his chances, but on the other hand, no one wanted Erik to go out like that.
Probst recaps how Cochran won the advantage at the Immunity Challenge. Cochran continues to start his jury speech by saying that he always knew he could outwit, but not outplay or outlast, so he's happy to be succeeding at the challenges, and he couldn't have done so a few years ago, due to lack of confidence in himself and anxiety during challenges.
Probst asks Dawn to explain why she'd be a great person to take to the finals. In other words, Dawn, why does the jury hate you? Dawn says that she's had a hand in all of their eliminations, and Eddie hasn't. Why does Eddie suck? Eddie says that he really didn't have much strategy out there, and he had loyalty and honesty but not deception. That was actually a really good "What is your biggest weakness?" job interview answer: "I'm just too loyal and honest and I can't lie to people like Dawn can." Heh. Cochran says that they both make good arguments, and he has to figure out what the jury will be using to decide their votes.