A symbolic spider weaves its web as Tracy and Ami approach Amanda and Cirie. Tracy says she'd like to stay in the game and that when it comes down to it, would they rather go against Tracy or Erik? Ami goes along with the act and says Tracy's plan seems wise and she'll vote for Erik -- "as long as you two say that that's good." Yes, Ami, yes! Make Amanda and Cirie think they have the control. Amanda and Cirie speak privately. Cirie says they're apparently voting for Erik tonight. Amanda says that seems like the best decision. Cirie says she's worried that Ozzy has something planned with Ami, Erik, and Tracy. Amanda tells us that if she wanted Erik out tonight, he'd be gone. But she's still not sure if she can turn against Ozzy. Ami and Tracy meet with the ladies again, and Amanda laughs nervously while Cirie makes funny faces. Oh, it's not looking good for Tracy. Ami tells us she's not sure if she should try to take Ozzy out or just stick with her alliance even though she's at the bottom of it. "Tonight's decision is a very big decision. It could change the game in a serious way," Ami says. Or it could be completely predictable and change nothing. We'll see!
Malakal arrives at Tribal Council to a very stern Probst, who tells them they're in "trouble" and only still in the game because Jonathan had to leave and Kathy is a wimp. He asks Tracy who is leading the tribe. "Ozzy," Tracy answers without hesitation. Ozzy laughs, but come on. He is. He knows he is. Tracy says Ozzy ordered her to go to Exile Island, tells everyone who will compete and how, and says what and when they'll eat. Although if that's such a big problem for Tracy she could always, you know, fish for food herself. As far as I can tell, Ozzy's the one providing everything. Ozzy says this is "ridiculous" and "doesn't make any sense." Cirie says she sees where Tracy is coming from. Ozzy might not be the official leader of the tribe, but it seems like everyone checks with him for almost everything they do. "There's a conflict going on. There's a conflict in this tribe," Erik says noncommittally as Cirie frowns. Erik says things need to get done in the tribe and Ozzy's the one who does them. If he was gone, they'd fall apart faster than they are right now. I'm not sure how much faster they could fall apart at this point. They've lost every immunity challenge. Probst asks Ami if the vote tonight will reflect short-term thinking -- voting out whoever is least useful in challenges -- or long-term thinking -- getting rid of competition. Ami says she always know who her strongest opponents are and to get rid of them "when it makes the most sense." Probst immediately asks Ozzy if this scares him. "Hell yeah, it does," Ozzy says. He knows people want him gone, even though they "need [him] to win challenges." And yet, he hasn't been all that much help, has he? Probst asks Tracy why her tribe should keep her tonight. She says she'll be much easier to go against when the tribes merge and less of threat than Ozzy to every single member of the tribe. "It's as simple as that. It's black and white. There's no gray," she says. There is a hidden immunity idol, but I don't remember what color it is.