Kelly now tells us that things have been different at Mofo Maji since the last Tribal Council. She says Lex Loser hasn't been "laying down the order" and telling her for whom she should vote. Therefore, she has no clue what's going on. Kelly approaches Lex Loser at the water cooler, and he says, "We've hit an impasse." Kelly, with her near-genius I.Q., can tell. Lex Loser rambles on some more about sniffing out the rat, and says that if it means the splintering of the Boran alliance, so be it. He then Richard Hatches that "it doesn't seem that alliances are what they used to be." Kelly says "whatever" a bunch of times and insists that she didn't vote for Lex Loser; she hopes that -- if they are indeed going to vote against her -- the second vote from the last Tribal Council is not the only basis they have for doing so. Lex Loser fatalizes, "It's gonna be what it's gonna be."
In a confessional, Kelly tells us that her butt is on the line because her own tribe is turning on her. She says her only choice at this point is to "defect" to Sambutu. Kimp can tell Kelly's upset, and the two head off together. Kelly explains that Lex Loser told her there is no longer a Boran alliance because they all want to vote for different people. Kimp says she's going to vote for Lex Loser, and Kelly says she will, too. Kimp then assures Kelly that she has her word, and that she'll let Kelly know if anything changes. In the meantime, she'll "try to work on T-Bird." Now that's funny. Teresa explains to us in a confessional that they have to trust Kelly at this point even if they're not confident in her allegiance. Kimp and Teresa whisper at the water cooler while Kelly stands about five feet away, and while Lex Loser and Ethan are spitting distance away, as well. Is there some rule in this game that all secret conversation must occur in the perimeter of the camp and within hearing distance of all the participants? Kimp restates her faith in Kelly, but Teresa worries, "If we aren't all doing this, it's not gonna work." Kimp again assures Teresa that they're all in it together. Teresa asks whether Brandon is definite, and Kimp says that he is. I'm not sure why Teresa is making such a fuss over this: as she said, they don't really have any other choice. Teresa then asks aloud whether she can trust Frank, and immediately scolds herself, "I know that!" Meanwhile, Brandon tells us that his whole tribe expects him to vote against Lex Loser. He says that Lex Loser flat-out told him about Boran's intention to vote for Kelly. He never expected to be in this "power play position," and that it's very awkward for him. He honestly doesn't know what he'll do. Slow-motion suspicious faces take us to Tribal Council. Plotting and plotty faces abound at Mofo Maji.