We don't see Helen's or Jan's vote, but Clay holds up Helen's name with the claim that she got busted playing both sides. He adds, "You're a hell of a cook, and I'll miss ya. But I will kiss the cook later in life. Goodbye."
Now Peachy is back from tallying, and reveals that the first vote for Helen, who maintains an impassive expression. The second vote is also for Helen, followed by a Jan vote. Peachy reveals that the thirteenth member voted out of the game is indeed Helen, and Jan looks over at her in a regretful way. As Helen brings her torch to Peachy, her face has assumed the pissed-off expression it will bear every time we see her from here on in. She wordlessly stomps off without even a glance at her tribemates, while Ted randomly grins and Jan cries. Peachy announces that they've lasted thirty-seven days and have officially made it to the Final Three. He promises that tomorrow will be one of the most memorable days yet, and dismisses them back to camp.
In the segment where the credits usually roll, a slightly tearful Helen tells us she was shocked to be voted out, particularly because when she asked Brian directly if she should plan on returning to camp that night, he emphatically responded that she should. She says that of the three knives in her back right now, his smarts the worst, and graciously concludes, "So, uh, the three of you that are left? Break a leg. And I mean it." Hee.
Back at camp, we see a full moon, the glistening water, and something that looks like a nappy log or a nappy leg. On closer inspection, I see a cute, furry little creature all snuggled up in the crook of the nappy log/leg. Clay declares that the day is very memorable and emotional. Jan thanks Clay and Brian, who thank her back. In an interview, Jan tells us that making the Final Three was one of those "good/sad things for [her]." The S3 hug each other and fumble about doing campsite things as Jan voice-overs that she felt "anxious" about Helen because Helen worked hard and deserved a place in the Final Two. Brian tells the others that he didn't expect Helen to "lose it, but she actually lost it the last couple days." Clay points out that she did lose it, and Jan says she didn't expect it either. Brian points out that everything was fine until very recently, but then Helen got all "antsy and nervous and sketchy." And that's the pot calling the kettle sketchy, if you ask me. Clay tells us that when Helen saw her name for the third time, it was like a "truck hit her right in the stomach. Whammo!" He camera-talks, "We slapped you right in front of your Council members, and uh, you know what? You still gotta vote for one of us, and all three of us voted for you. So who you gonna blame?" As the tribe stumbles together toward the treemail, Jan warns the others, "Watch your toes! Watch your feet!" Considering how often she seems to fall compared to how often they do, she should spend less time warning the others and more time looking out for herself. Helen 's krathong awaits them at treemail, and Brian is amazed that it arrived so quickly while Jan proclaims it "awful." She tells us in an interview that it felt "real soon" to be "feelin' like you buried someone." Brian has assumed the clue-reading duty from Helen, and they are advised to make the last boat "in memory of the person you just set adrift." They immediately get to work, and Jan is excited to tie "a spoon -- one of those spoons that we cook with," into the display. In an interview, she tells us that she wanted to make sure Helen's krathong was a good one. We see Brian proclaim the spoon a good idea, before telling us in an interview that he wanted to make sure Helen had a "proper burial." He explains that he called her his "Aunt Helen," but she was more like a sister to him. He is now wondering, however, if "she's the sister that went bad." He wipes off both corners of his mouth with the fourth finger of his hand, and why does everything Brian do look incredibly lewd?