Rarotonga. Oh, it's funny: Jonathan's on his feet, arms spread wide apart like he's hugging the idea of his new tribe, and he says, "I took a step into the unknown. I wanted to be here and meet some of you folks." It's amazing that some people find him insincere. He mutinied because he "wanted to meet some of you folks"? Yeah, I'm sure they'll buy that. Furthermore, he sits down with Raro and admits that what he did was "a crazy thing to do," and he points out that he and Candice are "the seventh and eighth members of [the] tribe." I kind of feel for Jonathan because, as he interviews, he didn't want to mutiny, but he saw Candice as his closest ally, and when she jumped, it was something of a "That's my ride -- gotta go!" situation. He tells us that he's "in the danger seat now." Amazingly, as he speaks to Raro, he tries to couch his mutiny as a loyalty move, because he was loyal to Candice. The amazing part is that it's essentially true, but it's gonna be a hard sell, if not impossible: "My massive show of disloyalty only proves my loyalty!" Besides, how can he and Candice explain their move to the whole Raro tribe without tipping off Jenny, Rebecca, Nate, and Brad that they're planning on putting the Caucasian band back together? The whole thing is just one strategic mud pit, and while I'm grateful for the shake-up in the game, I can't quite wrap my mind around Candice's logic. Jonathan's plan is to be non-threatening and earn Raro's trust.
Know who's not buying Jonathan's explanations at all? Nate. He's already giving him the fish-eye at camp even before he tells us what's up. Here's what's interesting: Nate says, "I knew Candice was gonna come over here, but my man Jonathan rolled over here, too, with her." He says Jonathan must be "smoking some good stuff" if he thinks he's going to come to Raro and "start stirring waters." First off, he knew Candice was coming? Was this pre-planned by Adam and Candice somehow? That's a stretch, but maybe they just had a blanket "next chance I get" situation already established. What's interesting is that Nate knows about this and is cool with it. Anyway, he says that it looks like Brad's gonna get another three days in the game, because Jonathan is right now topping Raro's hit list. "Do you really think we're gonna have you back after we just saw you sell out your other tribe?" Nate asks. "Are you dumb?" Dude, calm down. For one thing, you seem to be okay with trusting Candice after she sold out her old tribe. For another, Nate seems to have an all-too-common- on-Survivor tendency to have to create mountains out of molehills in order to justify a booting. Just vote him out if you want to! It's the best move anyway! I don't want to begrudge Nate his large personality, because that's what got me to like him so much in the first place, but that kind of attitude cuts both ways, and this is the underside, I guess.