A crocodile eases into the water and slithers along -- not, I hope, toward the cute, happy little otter, which oddly resembles Piglet, frolicking nearby. As we see Deena and Rob together, Rob reveals in an interview that going into the tribal switch, he and Alex had an alliance, but Alex has since lost his momentum: he's not as interested in playing the game as he is in making friends, "which is stupid 'cause he could have stayed home and made a bunch of friends." We see a shot of Alex and Shawna napping with their hands entwined on her chest as Rob tells us that he wasn't looking for that in an alliance, and then he met Deena. They wash their clothes in the muddy water as Deena asks about his plans. Rob asks, "For what?" and Deena clarifies -- if you can call it that -- with "in general." He finally deduces that she means "strategy." She confides that she "[has] Jenna and HeiDDi." Rob rushes to say that he'd hate to vote out Alex or Shawna, but that he has to do what he has to do. Deena questions what kind of allegiance Rob could really have to them anyway, since they've only known each other for sixteen days. In an interview, Rob tells us that Deena is as hungry as he is, and that no one would expect them to have an alliance because they have nothing in common. Deena asks Rob whether he minds "bein' with a bunch of chicks," and Rob manages to respond calmly, "I could do worse." He then gets a little too comfortable and tells Deena that his strategy from the beginning of the game was to turn on the men's alliance after the merger because he knew he wasn't in their final three. In an interview, a tanned and healthy-looking Deena explains that Rob approached her for help, which was convenient because she needed help, as well. We rejoin their conversation as Rob tells Deena he'd like to unload Matthew because he's annoying, but that they need him. In an interview, Rob tells us that the conversation with Deena helped him realize that they need Matthew around, both for his fishing ability and for his vote.
We join Matthew and Rob as they walk through the jungle, and a quick pan to the water reveals that the Piglet-esque sea otter has at least temporarily escaped the nasty caiman. Rob tells Matthew that when the tribes merge, they'll tell the original members of Tambaqui that they're targeting one of the girls, but instead they'll go after Dave or Roger. Matthew thinks that would be great, but that it would be better if they went after one of the girls, too, and then chopped her up into itty-bitty pieces and fed her to a crocodile. Matthew, enunciating every word, tells us in an interview that it was "really nice" to spend some time with Rob, who had previously maintained his distance out of "insecurity." Matthew thinks Rob has approached him with a "genuine offer" to stay together throughout the game. Matthew asks if there's anything "shifty underway," or if there have been any "sidebar conversations," and Rob grinningly refutes that there's anything going on. He insists that everyone is genuine, and Matthew cuts in to say that he likes Shawna but that he's not "like, scooping for affection, that's for sure." Rob tells us in an interview that Matthew has no idea he's being played. He adds, "The guy is a complete idiot and has no concept of what's goin' on in this game around him." Maybe because he's too busy looking for places to dump the bodies. Matthew merrily catches fish while Rob wonders whether Matthew knows he's a threat in the game. Meanwhile, Matthew nearly ensnares Deena with the fishing hook. Accident? I think not. In any case, Rob insists that Matthew is indeed a physical threat, and that as soon as he stops catching fish or "doing what we tell him to," they'll vote him out. As we go to commercial, we see Matthew in repose, and the row of neatly skewered fish carcasses over the fire, much like Matthew will do with the bodies of his victims before he eats them.