The S9 arrive at Tribal Council; Peachy goads Ethan by pointing out that it's "sorta [his] week." Ethan humbly says it just "happened to be" a good week for him, and then ranks the reward a 10 "for sure." Frank says that when people leave, there's more talking amongst the remaining tribe members, and that it's harder to know what to think. Kimp says that she has considered the negative aspects of winning a reward challenge -- such as the absence from camp -- but that the opportunities far outweigh the negatives. Lex Loser says that he was surprised by the votes against him at the last Tribal Council, and tells Peachy that the mysterious vote definitely "occupied a lot of [his] thoughts." Peachy points out that people always claims to feel vulnerable, but are still surprised and angry when they receive a vote. Lex Loser explains that it's "just a natural reaction," when you see your name written on that paper, to feel different. He says that the vote changed everything for him, and that finding out who wrote down his name became the "burning question." Peachy cheerily announces, "Let's find out now who's outta the game!"
Lex Loser says, "Kelly, if I'm wrong about you I apologize, but I smell a rat. And my gut instinct tells me that you stabbed me in the back and you're playing both sides. And if that's the case then good riddance." He doesn't say that his "gut instinct" is based on the fact that "Kelly" rhymes with "smelly." I thought he was at least going to say he would "exterminate" her, in keeping with the whole rat theme, or even flush her down the toilet in keeping with the smelly gut theme, but he didn't. As Kelly votes for Lex, she says, "When it's me, you'll know it." It's got a nice ring to it. I think her next t-shirt should say that. There's some kind of bee or maybe a heart drawn at the bottom of her vote; I couldn't tell. She continues that she couldn't be more excited to vote against Lex Loser because she never wanted him to win and now she hopes he won't. She concludes, "If this is the last vote I cast, then at least I got to vote for you." We don't see Kimj and Ethan vote, but I'm already disappointed in them both. We do see Brandon's vote for Kelly, which surprises me, because it gives away the ending. He says his vote is "a kicker," but that he made a promise to Lex. He says that he'll probably "bite it" because of this vote, but that it's part of his plan to make the final four.