Tribal council. Everyone streams in. Jeff's first question is to Nate, about how he's feeling in the game. Nate says that everyone is still getting the feeling of the new tribe. He doesn't think it's good to be too powerful at the beginning. Jeff then asks Jenny whether the tribe has a leader, and after some hesitation, she says no. Jeff asks about the hesitation. Jenny, after throwing in a little "J.P., don't hate me," says that J.P. sort of tries to "take command," but that she doesn't see him as a leader. Jeff asks J.P. about this, and he says that he doesn't think he tells people what to do -- in fact, he points out proudly, he likes to go off and take naps! It's awesome that he missed the point to that degree. "Sure, I'm bossy sometimes, but when I'm not telling people what to do, I sit around on my ass!" Jeff asks Rebecca why she, Jenny, and Stephannie were the ones trying to make fire. Rebecca says that they all have made fire around camp plenty, and that they just couldn't get it to work. Jeff asks Stephannie whether it would be fair to vote one of them off for failure to start the fire. She says no, because it could have been any of them, and I basically agree with her. She says that you vote based on "the big picture." Asked if he agrees, J.P. says that he totally does. He acknowledges what everyone knows, which is that he got killed in the swimming portion of the challenge, and then he says, "There's no reason to vote me off today."
Jeff asks if it's too early to have a playing "philosophy." Brad says that he thinks "go with your gut" is good. He also claims that his gut is right 95% of the time. (Miss Alli's Sister, only half-watching: "Well, that must be nice.") Jeff asks Parvati whether she trusts everyone in the tribe, and she says that, mostly, she does. Same question to Stephannie; she says that she doesn't trust people, because you never trust anyone completely. But she trusts them some. Rebecca is asked whether she's going to be able to leave tonight's vote behind when it's over, and she says that it will be hard, but that it's a vote that has to happen to help the tribe to move forward. J.P. says that he's already realized that this will be the toughest vote for him in the game. ["Hee hee hee." -- Wing Chun]
Time for voting. Steph votes for J.P., saying, "Sorry, J.P., it was either you or me." Adam votes. Jenny votes. J.P. votes for Stephannie, saying he's sorry that she "voiced that point of weakness." Brad votes. Cristina votes for J.P., saying that nobody wants to be played. Rebeca votes. Nate votes for Stephannie: "Your wish is my command." Parvati votes.