After two hours, Jeff heads back out to cut off another plank. Richard is telling a totally bored Rudy, "It's ironic that Colleen is even trying, because she thinks she's dead tonight. I asked her today, I said, 'Colleen, what makes you happy?' and she said, 'You know, Rich, irony makes me happy.' I think it's ironic that she's trying to stay on the board, and she's not even in danger of getting voted off. Kelly, on the other hand, has no idea that she's leaving." Rudy guesses that Sean will get "two votes from the girls," and Richard agrees that Kelly may "throw a vote" since she's "trying to look as if she's not part of the voting bloc." Meanwhile, Jeff removes another plank. With only one plank remaining, Sean falls; Susan follows shortly thereafter, leaving Colleen and Kelly standing with their backs to one another.
When Susan reaches shore, Richard asks her who they should vote off if Kelly wins immunity. After a brief quorum, during which Richard appears to defer to the others while still advocating for Colleen's ouster, they all agree that Sean should get the boot.
After two and a half hours, Colleen and Kelly are still standing. Colleen asks Kelly, "Am I getting voted off if I fall?" "Not by me," Kelly hedges. "By the rest?" Colleen asks. "I don't know, honey," Kelly replies. I think this was the moment when Colleen decided that she was sick of the whole enterprise -- not just the challenge, either -- because she laughs merrily.
After two hours and fifty-four minutes, Colleen takes one step forward, then another, pinwheels her arms, and falls into the water. But I think Colleen threw the game and sacrificed herself on purpose. Jeff tells Kelly that she got immunity. Back on shore, he puts the immunity talisman around her neck and makes a paid announcement on behalf of Dr. Scholl's soothing foot insoles. Mm, Dr. Scholl's. Right about now, I'm wishing they made some kind of ass-pads for your desk chair. But I digress. The Tagi alliance two-facedly congratulates Kelly on her win.
Off the beach and through the woods to Tribal Council. Over shots of the Survivors with their torches, Kelly declares, "Stupid alliance thing; I don't even care about that anymore, you know? I say I'm not in it anymore, I'm voting my conscience, and, you know, I want to be true to myself and who I am, and keep my dignity -- who cares?" God, good question, Moany McWhine. Colleen reveals: "Kelly...she was a double agent, so to speak, you know -- talking to the Pagong people, really trying to get in with them, and then relaying everything we said to her teammates." She did? Why didn't we see that? Sean backs Colleen up: "The Pagong people, fortunately, picked up on that, because they all came to me in unison and said, 'I think Kelly's up to no good,' so it was very plastic, very see-through. And even her biggest advocate on this island -- Sue -- saw right through that." Kelly continues defensively, "I'm voting strategically. So are they, and they still think I'm in the stupid alliance, because if I told them I didn't want to be, they'd vote me off, so I'm trying to save my own ass. So how bold and wonderful is that?" Is she being sincere or sarcastic with that last bit? Susan says, "Me and Kelly, I thought, had a real friendship going -- I really did. But, uh, when I turn around and see somebody starting to dig a knife into my backside, it just really pisses me off." But Kelly's declaration of dependence, or independence, or codependence, or WHATEVER, isn't over yet: "I don't care what I say to people. I don't care if I'm nice to anybody at camp anymore. I do not give a shit. And it feels so good! It's great! I love it!"
Rattana files into the Tribal Council, followed by the jury of dispossessed Pagongers. Greg is first in line, and seems to have possibly showered, and definitely changed his clothes, since last week's episode. Jenna, once again, is tarted up like a French whore. And Gervase...whatever. This time they show Colleen making eye contact with her former teammates and whispering hello. Jeff launches straight into the post-mortem of the past three days, and, god help us, he brings up the now-historic Kelly Slight of 2000 for even further discussion. Rudy reaches behind him for his torch and sets his own hair on fire. Jeff asks Sean what made him change his mind at the last minute, and Sean starts to answer, "Rich provides food, and --" "Yeah, but let's not forget the fact that you said, Kelly, you are the greatest victim of any crime or betrayal in the history of the world, and I, Sean, am no better than Judas Iscariot, selling my promise to you for thirty pieces of silver out of the folds of Richard Hatch's belly," Kelly interjects. That was the gist, anyway. Richard and Colleen openly laugh at Kelly's continuing resentment; the ghostly members of the jury smirk at the fact that the more Kelly talks, the less chance she has of being awarded the million dollars. Sean resumes his explanation about Richard's fish-catching prowess. Kelly announces, "All the pain and suffering that has ever been experienced by the human race since our biological ancestors issued forth from the sea's womb have all been concentrated with the strength of a laser and aimed at my heart. The one who aims that laser is you, Sean. And the fuel that powers it is the scrambled eggs and cinnamon buns that disappeared down the gullet of someone other than me." Then she leaps up from her seat, tears at her garments, and starts weaving Sean a hairshirt out of the materials in her bead bag. Mercifully, Jeff changes the subject to Sean's now-defunct alphabet policy, and the Tribal Council six days ago when the apparent swing vote that saved Richard's ample bacon was Sean's. Jeff suggests that Richard may be "in a precarious position," and Richard agrees, "I could be going home tonight, absolutely." Jeff addresses Colleen, reminding her that last time, she'd told him that she'd either go that night, or tonight. She says she still feels like she's toast: "I mean, I'm the last of my kind here. I'm the last Pagong." The camera cuts to the jury, none of whose members crack a smile. I have to believe that footage is from a moment other than when Colleen said what she just said; it just wouldn't make sense that they couldn't at least smirk at her rueful remarks. Jeff asks Colleen "how nasty it's going to get." Colleen says that it'll get "pretty nasty; there's a lot of stuff going on."
Richard goes to vote. The camera cuts away as he writes, and then returns when he folds his ballot and says, "Why are you going tonight? Because you screwed up. It wasn't your turn, and you were supposed to stay [at this point the camera cuts to Sean, and then to shots of Susan and Rudy snickering], so you're actually being sacrificed even though you were supposed to stay! But, goodnight." Susan votes, and we don't see it. Colleen votes for Sean and explains, "I can't vote for myself, so I've got to vote for Sean, because...same reason as last week, really. He knows, he knows." Kelly votes for Sean and says, "Twenty-four-seven is all I have to say." Huh? Sean offers a rambling explanation for his vote for Colleen, and purposely misspells the name "Cooleen" because "she's a really cool girl," and he'll "probably see her next vote, in the jury." So is Sean with the alliance now? Has Sean rushed in where Kelly fears to tread?