There's actually one other thing, too, which is that by getting rid of Ryan-O now, Burton doesn't have to deal with an alliance of six, which would have put him in a position where, after booting Rupert, Christa, and Sandra, he would have been left very vulnerable to a tie in which Ryan-O, Darrah, and Tijuana would have gone against him, Lill, and Jon. It's better for Burton to get rid of Ryan-O now and Rupert next, because it's better to have a majority on both your first-level alliance and your second-level alliance, and that's neatly accomplished by waiting three more days.
Or else they all just didn't communicate ahead of time and nobody was sure that they were supposed to be the one to coconut Rupert first. Anyway, with the whole thing sorted, Jeff gives the Supreme Cutlass to Rupert and sends them all back to camp.
Commercials. Does the presence of Chuck Norris actually make Yes, Dear any more likely to cause head injuries than it already is? No, I didn't think so.
Birds fly, whales slap their various parts against the water, and we are back with the tribe as they walk toward camp. Rupert is chuckling to himself, because he is Just. So. Awesome. It's amazing that he could be in a self-congratulatory mood over a challenge that he literally had nothing to do with winning. But he is. Ryan-O, seeing the writing on the Wall of Pagonging, interviews that while he knows there's still a game, he also knows that he's in pretty bad shape. "It's hard not to get depressed," he says, sure that his days are probably numbered. He allows that it will require "a minor miracle" for him to get back in the game at this point. Burton takes a swig of water. Will he provide said minor miracle?
Ryan-O takes a stroll on the beach with Tijuana and Darrah, and tells them that they ought to be working Lill to try to get her over to their side to vote against Christa or Sandra. He insists that Rupert and his women would be blasted apart and never see it coming. "It's perfect," he argues. Well, yes, unless you fear that Rupert and his minions still have enough strength to bite you on the ass for it, which they both do. Elsewhere, Rupert talks to Jon about how Ryan-O is scrambling. He confidently says that he told Burton, "If you cross me, I'll kill you," and Burton made it very clear that he wouldn't scheme against Rupert, and that this was why he gave Rupert the Supreme Cutlass. Jon assures Rupert that when Burton says he's loyal, he means it. Heh.