Just Peachy stands at ease at the entrance to Tribal Council; Rudy shoots him a dirty look when he walks by. I think. Peach says, "I thought about you earlier making the long walk from your camp to the middle of the jungle to Tribal Council." We get it. It's a long walk. It's the middle of the jungle. We're sitting back and we're ready for a tale. He then says, "We're gonna try a couple of things differently tonight. One is this conch shell, the whole idea being to see if we can get a little more truth. You ought to be able to feel safe to say things here that maybe you can't say back at camp." I miss the reasoning behind this, but at least the conch has finally made its long-awaited appearance. Richard grabs it and yells, "Keep me; I'm bringing the fish!" as if he's kidding. He then says, "Seriously, I'm bringing the fish; don't vote me out." I don't understand how he differentiates between his joke and his seriousness. I also don't know why he's been promoting himself so vigorously throughout this particular episode, and I think he must have been doing it the whole time but it's somewhere on the cutting room floor, along with the various shots of any contestant other than Richard running on the beach. Since we haven't seen anyone but Richard actually make contact with the spear, the fact that he's the only one catching fish shouldn't surprise anyone. Just Peachy asks if Sean feels threatened that Richard "delivered," and Sean continues his tradition of speaking in riddles when he says, "I'm pretty comfortable with my position. I'm entertaining somewhat; I make people laugh, I'm keeping people healthy and, uh [sic], so I'm comfortable with my role, fishless or fish...worthy." (He's certainly not sponge-worthy, that's for sure.) Susan says, "The way we vote is because of the competitions. It's like Rich getting the fish for the group that's not coming into foreplay yet 'cause we're not starving to death." Bwaaa Haaaa Haaaa! Foreplay. Stayfree smiles or grimaces -- the two are indistinguishable -- and has the last word: "You guys, I daresay I was happy to eat the bugs that kept us outta here last time and the game's coming up for my real strong point so...." Stayfree, I daresay no one will miss you when you're gone. It's storming pretty badly now, so Just Peachy decides to start the voting. He did say a "couple things" would be different at this meeting, so either he decided to stop while he was ahead with the conch or he doesn't know the difference between the concept of "one" and of "a couple."
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