Paloma tells Corinne that Ace has made alliances with everyone on Kota. "He has?" Corinne says, alarmed; "He hasn't said a word to me." Paloma says Ace hasn't said anything to her either, but that's to be expected since he doesn't like her. He even set her up by putting her on the pole instead of Sugar, because he wants to keep Sugar in the game at his side. "Ace is pretty much running the game," Paloma says. Corinne nods, but I can't tell if she's seriously thinking about this or just humoring Paloma. Paloma tells us that she says what she needs to say "really fast to like get people to think and get their brains going and make them like all crazy and like thinky." I'm pretty sure she said "thinky," but my closed captioning said "thinking," so maybe she's not completely stupid. Then again ... "prounce." Paloma says Ace might be "strong as an ox" while she is "weak as a mouse," but she can get the vote to go her way if she convinces everyone that Ace should go as soon as possible. But there's no way they're going to boot Ace this early in the game when they need his physical strength, especially not after losing two challenges. Paloma would do better to convince them to take out Sugar, I think. Corinne says she'll see what she can find out about Ace.
Paloma's words have had an effect, as Corinne tells us she doesn't like or trust Ace and wants him out sooner rather than later -- definitely before the merge. She talks to Charlie about Paloma and says she believes that Ace set Paloma up in the reward challenge to lose. Yes, Corinne and Charlie, yes! Think about how you could be lying on pillows and blankets right now if Ace hadn't thrown the challenge to suit his own selfish needs. That's not the kind of person you need on your team, right? Corinne says Ace is a problem and needs to go before the merge. "You're smart!" Charlie says. She is, isn't she?
Charlie tells us that getting rid of Paloma now has the short-term benefit of keeping their team as strong as possible. But they definitely want to get rid of Ace, too, because he has Sugar in his pocket. Corinne tells Charlie that they have to trust that their five-person alliance is solid, no matter what because Ace has Sugar, and thinks he can make her do whatever he wants. Corinne says they can get rid of Paloma anytime, but they need to get rid of Ace before the merge. So she's not sure who to vote for tonight. She adds that she dislikes so many people on her tribe that it's hard to pick just one. Heh.