Colton is peeved that he got shut down so quickly and he pouts, "I just want to talk." Tina says that she'll happily talk about anything but strategy, and Aras adds that they should make a pact to talk about anything but the game for the rest of the day. Not what Colton wanted to hear. In an interview, Colton mocks his tribemates' Zen attitude: "We are peace! We are Zen! We are STUPID." That was funny, but I'm a little worried about his anger management between screaming at Kat last week and now this.
Over at Tadhana, Brad is psyched that they have flint, so now they have fire, and they also have started to catch fish. Rachel (Tyson's girlfriend) is worried about her position in the tribe, and realizes that alliances are already forming. Brad wants to know who wrote the frowny faces next to Marissa's name, and it was apparently all the women. Rachel decides to cozy up to the guys, especially John, and that catches Ciera's eye. She interviews that she's "seventy-five percent confident that Rachel and John have an alliance." Ciera decides to share that suspicion with some of the others, hoping to put a "red flag" on John and not on her.
The tribes get treemail saying that they should go to Redemption Island to watch the first duel. John interviews that he's feeling really guilty about Candice going to Redemption Island, and he's hoping that seeing her will help assuage those feelings. The two tribes arrive and sit in the bleachers (or as my preschool son calls them, "blue chairs"). Everyone is craning to see who Tadhana voted out and most of the women shed tears of relief upon seeing their loved ones remain. Gervase does not seem at all upset that Marissa is gone; I really think he could give a shit.
Probst invites Rupert, Candice and Marissa into the arena. Rupert smiles and blows a kiss to his wife. Candice winks and smiles at John. She just looks like a badass. Marissa gives some serious stinkeye to her former tribe, and Probst notices. She doesn't deny it and tells Gervase that he's the reason she's there. Gervase promises to continue to rub salt in the other tribe's wounds. I mean, why stop now? They aren't going to vote Marissa out again. I wonder if Tadhana thought about the fact that their actions might light a (badly-needed) fire in Gervase's belly. Probst reminds them that they will get one chance to swap with a loved one, and asks Gervase if he wants to take Marissa's place. Gervase is basically like, "HELL, no." Well, he really tells her to "handle [her] biz," but you know what he means.