As Brian engages in a game of frivolous golf, Sook Jai has a critical decision to make! Sook Jai is traumatized by the upcoming vote! Sook Jai loves each other! Sook Jai doesn't want to vote anyone out! In three lines I've already repeated myself, so imagine what the members of Sook Jai have done in the thirty minutes devoted to the subject in this episode. It's tired and it wants to go to bed. Jake says that they're Sook Jai's final four, and although they don't want anyone to go, it's an inevitability. He asks whether the others want to reveal their voting intentions now, or wait for the Tribal Council. It makes Erin sick to think about it, and Jake thinks they're all sick over it. He points out how far they've come and how close they've gotten in their time in Thailand. Ken says this is the "real true hard one," to which my husband would respond, "I'll show you a real true hard one." When Jake points out that rain is now coming down, Ken responds, "The Lord's cryin' with us." I think they're tears of laughter, but maybe that's just me. The saddened tribe moves into the cave's shelter as Jake asks again, "If it was you, would you wanna know?" Penny would, because she wouldn't want to be shocked, but Erin doesn't know how she would feel. Ken only wants to know if it's going to be unanimous, so they decide to save it for Tribal Council. This decision is worth a hug, during which Jake tells the group that they're "special, special, special people." And maybe you know what "special" is code for in my book. Penny demonstrates her spitefulness by crying as she says, "You'd like to see them have to experience this!" So it's not that she's sad that Sook Jai has to go; she's bitter that Chuay Gahn doesn't have to go? In an interview, Jake's voice is all creaky and high as he tearfully tells us the vote is difficult because they've been through so much together. He blinks away more tears.
The members of Sook Jai gather up their belongings and bid farewell to Chuay Gahn. Ken tells us he used to laugh over it being a game, but now he's fighting back tears. He used to compare Survivor to Monopoly, but it's not Monopoly at all -- it's "amazing." As if "Monopoly" and "amazing" are mutually exclusive. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who find Monopoly to be a fully life-altering experience. Personally, I'm more of a True Colors sort of gal. In any case, members of Chuay Gahn hug members of Sook Jai, although Clay doesn't appear to be involved in the hugging. Sook Jai regroups a final time at camp to hug while clutching their torches. Ted feels bad for them, and calls the impending vote is a "sad reality."