It's now Day 33 at Soliantu, and a close-up shot reveals that Paschal has been decapitated, and that his head is now resting on a rock. Oh, wait, that's an old Marquesan skull. Robert washes himself and tells us again of his vulnerability. He says of his past alliance, "If it comes back to bite me, it comes back to bite me," and that at this point, he won't "change his fate" by begging or pleading with the others. He then reuses the line he used a few Tribal Councils back -- and why not? It's a good one: he came to the Marquesas with four things: pride, dignity, integrity, and a knapsack, and the only one of those four leaving in tatters is the knapsack. And now, he's got a fifth thing to take home with him: malaria. Well, "malaria" is not the word he uses; he goes with the more colloquial "friendships." Kathy and Robert hug, agreeing that they love each other. Then, in a confessional, Kathy tells us that Robert voted against them while his alliance was strong, so now it's his "turn to get chopped." Still, she says, the bond between Paschal and Neleh needs to be severed. This statement is accompanied, not by jazz hands, but by -- and this is as best as I can describe them -- severing motions. She tells us that Paschal and Neleh will understand her motives in voting one of them out.
As the tribe heads off on the difficult path to Tribal Council (the difficult path, that is, they're forced to walk between the Council area and where the limousine dropped them off), Neleh is wide-eyed and amazed as she explains that there's even a possibility that she -- the sweet, the pure, the wonderful, the blessed -- will be voted out next if the others decide to join together against her and Paschal. She says that the game, at this point, could still twist in a lot of different ways, and you never know what could happen.