Penner tells them that he's loyal to his former tribe and he hopes they won't be voting against him tonight. Penner interviews that if his alliance votes against him tonight, it means he's a terrible judge of character and he deserves to be voted out. That's the kind of thing that Penner fans love; where he sounds so magnanimous, like he wants to win but he also respects good gameplay and no hard feelings. We'll see if that feeling holds true for him when he finds out about the plot against him. Penner tries to make a case for Kalabaw plus RC and Skupin voting out Pete and taking control of the tribe. I think he makes a valid case, but who knows.
Jeff Kent and Carter return to camp and Jeff Kent salutes Pete and tells him that he's still going with them to vote Penner or RC out. Meanwhile, Jeff Kent interviews that he's the key to tonight's vote: either he sticks with his former tribe, or he goes with Pete's plan and gets Penner out, but then he's on the bottom of their alliance. So why not run this thing? You've already got Skupin's word that he'll help you get rid of Penner next and he'll owe you one. Jeff Kent interviews that he's humble but he will admit that tonight's vote is all up to him. I'd like to make fun of him but he's not wrong. He also knows that, whatever he does, some people are going to be pissed at him. He's not wrong about that either; he made a few too many promises to a few too many people.
Probst welcomes the new tribe to Tribal Council and points out that it's a show first: Tandang never visited Tribal Council as an individual tribe. And Denise has never missed one. So Probst starts off by asking how the former Tandang tribe is getting along, and Skupin admits there are cracks in the tribe, but that's to be expected after so long together. RC smiles that they're a family and families fight sometimes.
Probst smells blood in the water, so he asks Abi how they can be a family since families don't win this game. Abi says that things are always shifting, like she was close with RC but then RC betrayed her. RC pipes up that she's glad they are talking about this, because she still doesn't understand what she did, exactly. Abi relays her version of the story: she and RC found the clue together, and buried the clue together, but then RC dug up the clue alone. RC smiles and nods and then says that she didn't unbury the clue. Abi says she didn't either and there's not much else to say, since we know Pete's not going to speak up. Abi just says that she trusts her own actions more than RC's and that's the end of it. I'm just shocked that Abi managed to contain the crazy.