When we return, Chapera is enjoying the sunset aboard the yacht. Rupert and Jenna are snoozing inside, while the rest continue to play outside. Tom and Kathy are even dancing. Ay yi yi. Rob points out that Tom just said he missed his goats. "Cut him off!" Rob hollers. "No more booze for this man!" Hee. Just then, a guy comes to bring them some champagne for the sunset. Amber describes this as "a perfect, perfect moment." They have a toast, and they all adore each other, and it's really pretty out. Today, the love. Tomorrow, the filleting of the unwary.
Mogo Mogo. Lex says that, certainly, he will head for tribal council with a certain degree of trepidation. However, he thinks the plan is set and going to work. Colby, at the same time, says that if things go by the plan, it should be four to one to send Jerri home. He, too, acknowledges that you never know for sure what's going to happen. He attributes the risk of an unexpected maneuver, however, to Jerri, and not to Lex, where it belongs. Because in the end, while Colby is a sweet enough kid, I think, he doesn't read people anywhere near as well as he thinks he does. He says that Jerri's unpredictability "is another reason why she needs to go tonight." The sun sets with great dramatic tension.
Everyone arrives at tribal council. Jeff welcomes them, asking about the challenge today. He goes directly to Ethan to ask how the tribe managed to lose this enormous lead. Ethan good-naturedly argues the size of the lead he actually lost, but pretty much takes the fall for being unable to untie the knots. "It's embarrassing," he says. "I don't want to lose to Rob; I don't want to lose to Chapera." Yeah, that "pretty boy" bit really hurt, didn't it? Jeff picks up on this by asking Colby if he's right that there's a little bit of animosity between the tribes. Colby agrees with Ethan: "I hated losing to Rob," he says. Ah, naked insecurity. So...well, naked and insecure. Colby goes on to talk about how no one is looking forward to "coexisting with those guys" after a merge. Oh, come on. Rob, perhaps, but...what, the rest of them? Whatever. They're no more assy than the people you're with now. I think you can put up with Alicia if you can put up with Shii Ann. Jeff asks Lex if he's thinking about a merge now, and Lex says that he certainly is thinking about a merge. Jeff says that logically, then, if he's looking toward a merge, he must be looking at individual threats on his own team. Lex agrees that this is so. Jeff asks Jerri how she makes the decision at this point, because it's still a game with two tribes so far. Jerri says that she votes for the person that she perceives to be her biggest threat. She says that "definitely comes into play at a merge." She talks about how that has to be kept in mind, and Colby breaks in, saying, "And I disagree with that." He tries not to act like interrupting-guy, which he already is, by saying, "I'm sorry, if you're not through, I'll let you finish." Big of you. She says no, he can go ahead. Colby says that they're at tribal council because they lost, and they can't afford to lose again, so it makes no sense to vote off anyone strong. Thus ends the Colby Donaldson Totally Unbiased Seminar On How To Treat Potential Immunity Monsters.