As Christy works on her book, we see that the questions include "Who smells the worst?" and "Who doesn't deserve to win?" (where we see she's written Alex's name) and "Who thinks they're [sic] charming and is not?" and "Who is most likely to backstab another tribe member?" Christy explains in an interview that some question were easy -- like "Who's the biggest drama king/queen?" while other questions -- like "Who needs therapy?" and "Who is the tribe's biggest slob?" -- required more thought. She tells us that the questionnaire heightened her awareness of the other players, and forced her to think about "who's who."
As we see Rob diligently working on his book, he voice-overs that it was "sorta a slam book-type quiz." He cites a question asking them which contestant they'd trust with their lives, and claims that the questions really got him thinking about a lot of things. A snake slithers around, really thinking about a lot of things.
Stomping through the jungle with Matthew, Rob announces, "Matt, this is the most important conversation that I'm gonna have with you in the entire game." In an interview, Matt parrots that he and Rob just had "the most important conversation of the game." Hee. He explains that Rob said him down with the intent of detailing everything that had happened in the past week. We then see Rob coming clean and fessing up about his post-merge intentions. He claims that he is telling the truth now because he knows Matt trusts him, and he doesn't want more lies. Matthew voice-overs that Rob revealed that Matthew had been "in danger" because his assumed allies were plotting against him; he disbelievingly adds, "On several occasions, Rob was included and was stringing me along!" Matthew reiterates that Rob remains the only person in the game he can trust, before adding "and Butch -- because he has no options." Hee. Rob claims that everything is going to change, and then Matthew interviews that although Rob can be underhanded, Matthew still appreciates Rob's honesty. Rob begins talking about how Alex is the "power player" in the game, and wants to get rid of Matthew, whom Alex sees as the biggest threat. Rob tells Matthew of Alex's plan to vote Rob off in the final four, and Matthew incredulously asks, "He said that to you?" Even the crazy thinks it's crazy! Rob tells us, "This is what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real!" Actually, he says, "This is what happens when people start being arrogant," and then throws in the word "hubris" for good measure. Matthew proves he got through the "a" section of his vocabulary book by telling us, "I was appalled...at their audacity." And also that they are ardent adversaries from whom he assumes an awesome amount of animosity, but that the assuredness of Rob's allegiance is ambiguous. He can't believe that the others think they have the challenge wrapped up, and that at this point it's only a question of which one of the four will win the million. Rob proposes that they vote out Alex, which was exactly what Matthew was thinking! Matthew gives Rob his word, claiming it's "the only word I'm ever gonna give in this game." I think Matt's got a little crush on Rob. He is rewarded with a handshake that turns into a handhold as the two men agree that if their pledge falls through, they'll both be out of the game. Matthew flatly tells us in an interview that although he has many survival skills, he is "very ignorant when it comes to the game." He points out that Rob is all about the game, but has no survival skills. Back to their conversation: Rob says he's confident that he can get Christy to join them because she hates the two girls; he thinks she hates Alex, too.