Jeff asks Jenny how it was when they got back to camp. Jenny says that Cristina was upset. "People in our group right out said, 'You're annoying,'" says Jenny, stressing the "you're annoying" as if she really means it. Jenny says she understands how Cristina felt, and that it was "embarrassing." What she doesn't acknowledge, of course, is that it was also mean. Jenny goes on to say that she just doesn't understand how the tribe could have avoided offending Cristina. And I suspect that Jenny actually doesn't know, which is sad. She doesn't understand all the ways in which they could have simply chosen to behave differently, which would have made everything end in an entirely different way. Cristina admits that the last tribal council bothered her, saying that she thought these people were her friends, and that it just didn't work out that way. She says that it was "definitely a blow." She insists, though, that she gave it her best effort in the challenge in spite of the way that she'd been treated. Jeff asks Adam about this, and he agrees that she kicked butt in the challenge, but goes back to his argument that it's just her personality, because it "clashes with ours" (he likes to speak for everyone, I've noticed). He also goes back to that really annoying "she can't do anything about it; it's who she is" thing. Which is a perfectly condescending way to make Cristina feel both shitty and powerless. Jeff asks Nate about losing another member, and about looking out for himself. "Mos def," Nate says. He adds that he's wondering about "scenarios" and thinking about what to do. But he's still hoping that the tribe will come from behind.
Before the vote, Jeff has a surprise. Aitu is now going to "kidnap" one member of Raro. This person will eat. This person will not be voted off and cannot vote. This person will go back to camp with Aitu and stay there through the next reward challenge. After conferring, Aitu decides to take Nate, which I think is pretty dumb. If you have one alienated person, you take that person. You cause chaos, and you earn someone's loyalty by saving her. Granted, Nate is probably the most likable person on that tribe, and there's something to be said for that approach. He's probably also the happiest to have the food. I have to wonder how much Cristina hurt her chances of being picked for this by being so mean to Flicka and Becky during the challenge. If I were Flicka, and if she'd held me down by my neck and choked me on purpose, I think I'd have said, "Nah, they can vote her off, frankly." In any event, Nate is the lucky one, so he heads over and starts eating.