And now let's see how the Heroes are doing in their defeat. Rupert interviews that "nobody in a million years would've guessed we were goin' to Tribal Council on Day 3." Really? No one? Because as soon as I saw your dumb ass at the puzzle, I had an inkling. Rupert says his tribe has now learned that they aren't perfect and are capable of failure. Isn't someone else on that tribe capable of narrating the day's events, though? He gets together with J.T., Cirie, and Sugar, who suggests voting Amanda out tonight. Way to do that right in front of Amanda's probably alliancemate, Sugar. She then cries in an interview about how she was disappointed in herself for being a part of the puzzle team that lost the challenge for her tribe as well as scared that she'd be going home first. J.T. goes to Colby to tell him that Sugar wants Amanda out. Of course, Colby does not agree. With visions of a good night's sleep dancing through his head, he agrees with J.T. that Sugar should go out first. Various other tribemates agree on this point until Colby talks to Tom, who points out that Sugar is useful to them as a "follower," while Cirie is "one of the smartest strategic players in the game" and it'd be a wiser move to get rid of her first. Yes, it would. Which is why they won't do it. Tom interviews that on his season, his tribe waited too long to get rid of the biggest threat to win the game -- Tom himself. Thus, he won and they lost. He doesn't want to be on the other side of that.
He talks to J.T., Colby, and Stephenie about Cirie and they seem to agree that they should be afraid of her. Meanwhile, Cirie, Candice, and Amanda talk about voting Tom or Stephenie out to get rid of that alliance. Cirie leaves the decision to Amanda, who stands there with her mouth open. Cirie interviews that Sugar, while annoying, should not be the one to go home tonight because Sugar makes Cirie look that much stronger and less annoying. Unfortunately for Cirie, she's in an alliance with Amanda, who whines that they shouldn't get rid of Stephenie because she's a "really strong swimmer" and they need her to win challenges. Like in Stephenie's first season in Palau, when her swimming skills helped her win approximately zero challenges. Amanda says that tonight's vote is a choice between getting rid of a weak player to help win challenges, getting rid of a strategic threat, or getting rid of someone no one likes.