By the way, Morgan is not yelling, hooting, or otherwise trying to rub Drake's nose in it, as Drake has done at the conclusion of every challenge it has ever won. Jeff remarks that Andrew has tears in his eyes. It really is interesting to wonder what that's about, aside from what I think was pretty overwhelming pain. Every once in a while, somebody on a show like this appears to have some kind of Life-Changing Experience, and it's often difficult to say why, but...there you go. Maybe Andrew remembered how his grandpa used to make him carry sandbags over his neck or something.
Jeff goes over to Drake. "I know you weren't planning on going to tribal council," he rubs it in on Morgan's behalf, "but you are." Ha. Marry me, Jeff Probst. Let's hate everyone together. You covertly, me overtly...it'll be perfect. Jeff then points out that after tonight, both tribes will have the same number of members left. Well, well, isn't that interesting? The overpowering Drake tribe, with an advantage of...oh, look! Zero members. Overpowering! Ryan-O gives an adorable little fist-pump of joy. Morgan shares a group hug. The immunity idol is still very, very creepy.
Commercials. You know, digital-camera technology would be worthwhile if all it did was give idiots another way to play tricks on each other and leave the rest of us alone.
At Drake, the pre-tribal-council vibe is dark indeed. Rupert sits, posing prettily for the camera with his forehead on a thick tree branch. Poor, sad Rupert. Back at camp, Shawn is apologizing for his sorry showing. "Everybody did as much as they could," Trish says, going for something conciliatory. Rupert, on the other hand, is in the mood to judge, to the surprise of no one. "That was the worst, pitifulest-ass [sic] performance I've ever seen," he says menacingly, and with quite a bit of grammatical flair. "He deserves to go home, if nothing else, for that," Rupert continues. In an interview, he seals his fate with me forever by saying, "I am very irritated with Shawn. I want him off my island and out of my adventure." Rupert? Is a real blowhard. I'm just saying. He may be cuddly, he may be amusing, he may be a good fisherman, and he may be physically overpowering, but he is also an arrogant, self-important blowhard a good lot of the time. Like now. And he and the show clearly think it's endearing, but I don't. Rupert goes off to go fishing. Whatever. Shut up. Memo to the show: I do not want to see any contestant as much as you have shown this guy in the last three weeks. I am, among other things, sick to death of him at this point. I'm all Rupert-ed out, okay? Thanks.