Tadhana returns from the challenge and breaks it down. Brad isn't interested in talking about what they did right or wrong; he is REALLY mad at Gervase and wishes they could have a physical challenge so that Brad could bodyslam him. Whoa, Brad. Simmer down, now. Everyone else seems taken aback and eventually the group breaks up to get water etc. Laura interviews that they don't want to send anyone home, but she can count and she sees that the guys outnumber the girls, so she's going to do what she has to in order to stay. Handjobs in the jungle? I'm just spitballing here.
While getting water, the guys discuss who to vote out tonight. Brad and Vytas are pushing for Rachel, in the hopes that Tyson will switch places. John points out that might not happen and wonders if Rachel is really the weakest woman left. Vytas says that even if Tyson doesn't switch, knowing Rachel is on Redemption Island might weaken him. Or it might not -- maybe it will light a fire in him to avenge her or whatever. John keeps trying to argue his point, but he gets shouted down by the others. And here's an unexpected twist: the guys don't put together that John is worried about Candice, but now they think he must have a secret alliance with Rachel.
Hayden and Vytas go to Katie and say that they're voting out Rachel. Katie immediately wonders how John feels about that, so apparently the John/Rachel secret alliance is an idea that's gotten traction. Vytas isn't worried because they have the numbers to get rid of Rachel even without John. Katie remembers that John might have the Idol and worries that he will use it to save Rachel. Really? They think he's that into Rachel that he would give her his Idol? That would be idiotic on his part. I mean, people have done dumb things on this show, but that wouldn't make any sense at all. Have Rachel and John been making out on the sly or something?
So they plan to vote out Rachel, but they're going to tell Rachel that they're voting out Ciera. John breaks this news to Ciera, who is immediately freaked out that she's the dupe in this scenario. Ciera and Katie discuss this in the woods, because they're worried that everyone will vote for Rachel, Rachel will vote for Ciera, and then John uses the Idol to save Rachel and Ciera goes home with her one vote. Katie suggests that she and Ciera throw two votes to John as in insurance policy. Seems wise. This also seems like a whole lot of scheming for this early in the game.