Kim, Chelsea and Sabrina make mimosas and toast one another. Kim's background interview is about how she recently got divorced and this experience helped her regain her confidence and her ability to make decisions without making huge mistakes. I bet her ex-husband is watching this like, "SHIT! That was bad timing."
The three women arrive at Tribal Council that night to face the jury. After everyone is seated, Probst congratulates the final three women for going as far as it's possible to go in this game and reminds them that the power shifts to the jury now, as they will be voting for the winner. Each woman will make an opening statement and then the jury members get to ask questions.
Chelsea starts by asking if she can stand and they take a while deciding that she can stand, which was weird. Why is this important? Chelsea says that she and Kim met on day one and they worked together to determine who would stay and who would go. But her game changed at the merge, because she had such a difficult time voting Jonas out and she realized that she needed to take her heart out of the decision-making process. As a result, she thinks some of the jury members may have seen her as cold or aloof. She knows Kim had more emotional connections with them. Chelsea failed to make much of an argument for herself there. It was kind of like, "I did everything Kim did, but I was kind of a bitch about it and didn't get to know anyone."
Kim is up next. She says that she always thought Survivor was a game and she intended to play as hard as she could. She's proud of her strategy, but sending people home took a toll on her, which she didn't anticipate. Every time she had to make a decision, she thought about her family at home and how the money could help them and she prioritized her family over the near-strangers in front of her. She adds that she wouldn't take anything back even if she could, because it all led to her being in the finals and that was her goal. That was great. She is so smart. She didn't suck up and she was honest, but she gave them a reason to vote for her: she played hard and who wouldn't prioritize family over fellow contestants? I'm a little surprised that she didn't mention all of her challenge wins.