Probst then goes right for Marty and asks him if he's "open" to letting Jimmy T. lead the tribe in a challenge. "Not necessarily, no," Marty says. He continues that the tribe agreed that Tyrone should call the shots at this last challenge, and it's not always about being the best "leader" or having the most "leadership qualities," as evidenced by the fact that they voted out Jimmy Johnson. You have to be able to work with everyone in the tribe, Marty says, which means being "paranoid" or suffering from "delusions of grandeur. " Marty says that everyone's patience with Jimmy T. has been stretched "to the limit." Although I think he means that Marty's patience with Jimmy T. has been stretched to the limit, as other tribe members don't seem to be quite as fed up with Jimmy T. as Marty is. Jimmy T. claims that it's "fine" if Espada doesn't want him to lead them, but they might as well since they're sucking so bad without his amazing leadership skills. And then Holly speaks up to defend Jimmy T., saying that all Jimmy T. is asking for is a chance and they should give it to him before deciding he can't do it. This pumps Jimmy T. up somewhat, and he says he's a "valuable contributor" of both food and comfort, but apparently the rest of his tribe doesn't see him that way.
And suddenly, Probst is asking Tyrone if Jimmy T. can "change" and therefore be valuable to their tribe. Tyrone says he can, and he's still valuable now even when he isn't being "a follower." He would have more value, though, if he just went with the flow. Probst asks Jimmy T. if he can accept the tribe's preferred role for him as a follower, not a leader. Jimmy T. has said on multiple occasions that he will do whatever the rest of the tribe decides. He'll say it again, too. And then he'll start nagging everyone to let him be a challenge leader again. Jimmy T. starts to say that he will be a follower, but gets too choked up to continue. "Why does it hurt so much?" Probst asks, really twisting the knife. Jimmy T. can't answer because he's about to start bawling, so Tyrone speaks up and tells him to take this opportunity to realize that there are things he can do to be a better person or whatever. "And move forward from there," he says. Yeah, move forward right through that stupid prop graveyard and off the show. Why bother giving Jimmy T. false hope that he's going to get another chance if Tyrone is planning to vote him out anyway? I don't get it. Jimmy T. says that he's a man of his word, and if he's giving his word that he'll be a worker bee for this tribe, then he will. With that, they vote.