After everyone else leaves except Sandy, Taj, and Carolina, Taj informs Carolina that she has a tendency to get whiny and should calm down because she's causing tension. Carolina says she "totally agrees." That doesn't mean she actually gets it, as she keeps on whining and causing tension. In an interview, Carolina says she took Taj's advice to heart and knows that she has a tendency to "get opinionated." She says she'll be more careful in the future to hold back.
But it might be too late for that, as Spencer and Cindy go off to get water and discuss voting Carolina out instead of Sandy. Yay! Spencer rightly points out that Sandy did a great job on the stairs and deserves to stay. Spencer interviews that his first impression of Sandy was wrong and he doesn't want that to be the basis of his vote tonight. I have a feeling Spencer might be too nice and naïve for his own good. Joe seems to agree, as he walks up and tells the others about how "Carolyn" got all bossy and blamey as soon as they returned from the challenge. This rubs JT the wrong way, and he says she can finish stuff herself if it's that important to her. Joe interviews that he's not sure who will be less useful in challenges and worse for camp morale between Sandy and "Carolyn." He thinks Carolina's bossiness is going to get old. Does Sandy have a chance here? I doubt it, but it's nice of the editors to try to make us think so.
While Joe randomly collects leaves nearby, Carolina apologizes to Sandy for hurting her feelings when she wrote her name down in the beginning of the game. Then, showing that she still has no concept of the things she says or how she comes across, Carolina says "I just wish we didn't lose so you didn't have to home." You can see on Sandy's face exactly when she realizes what Carolina just said to her and considers tearing her head off and eating it. But she stays in control and says if she goes tonight, "that's just the way it is." Sandy interviews that she hopes she'll make it through the vote tonight, but doesn't have much hope. She goes off to search for the idol again, this time digging under a tree that is neither ten paces from the stick nor a palm. Sigh.